The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 559 581 534
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -47
Contract jobs citing MOS 34 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.032% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.16% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 18
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£203 £190 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £111 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £286 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £120 £425
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -71.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £22.45
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 - £20.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 - £24.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.52 - £24.90

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10798 11013 8885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.54% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 6209 4710
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 547 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MOS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MOS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MOS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MOS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MOS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 34 £203 +6.57% 9
London +17 17 £214 -0.46% 4
Wiltshire +14 7 £300 +175.86%
South West +9 7 £300 +175.86%
City of London +22 5 £201 -6.39%
North West - 5 - -
Manchester - 5 - -
West Yorkshire -10 1 - - 1
Leeds -15 1 - -
Yorkshire -17 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Northampton - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
2 36 (67.92%) MS Office
3 27 (50.94%) Windows
4 21 (39.62%) MS Excel
5 19 (35.85%) Windows 7
6 17 (32.08%) Finance
7 14 (26.42%) Law
7 14 (26.42%) ITIL
8 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
8 13 (24.53%) Legal
9 11 (20.75%) Blackberry
10 10 (18.87%) Citrix
10 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (16.98%) Interwoven
11 9 (16.98%) VPN
11 9 (16.98%) SLA
11 9 (16.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (16.98%) WorkSite
12 8 (15.09%) SCCM
12 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
12 8 (15.09%) MCDST
12 8 (15.09%) AppSense
12 8 (15.09%) Terminal Server
12 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
13 7 (13.21%) Migration
13 7 (13.21%) Document Management
13 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
13 7 (13.21%) ITIL V3
14 6 (11.32%) Business Transformation
14 6 (11.32%) Business Process Improvement

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 9 (16.98%) WorkSite
2 3 (5.66%) CMS
3 2 (3.77%) Lync
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) TeamSite
Applications
1 36 (67.92%) MS Office
2 21 (39.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
1 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) VPN
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.89%) NAS
3 1 (1.89%) SAN
General
1 17 (32.08%) Finance
2 14 (26.42%) Law
3 13 (24.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (69.81%) Analyst
2 22 (41.51%) Service Analyst
3 21 (39.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (18.87%) Support Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Business Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) Team Leader
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Team Leader
7 5 (9.43%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Training Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Support Specialist
9 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.77%) Android
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) Document Management
2 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL V3
3 6 (11.32%) Business Process Improvement
3 6 (11.32%) Business Transformation
3 6 (11.32%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
3 6 (11.32%) Change Management
3 6 (11.32%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.77%) Project Management
4 2 (3.77%) Service Management
4 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.77%) ITIL V2
5 1 (1.89%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (1.89%) Test Strategy
5 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) C
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
1 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (15.09%) MCDST
2 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) MCITP
3 5 (9.43%) A+ Certification
4 3 (5.66%) MCSA
5 2 (3.77%) MCSE
5 2 (3.77%) CCNA
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.89%) ECDL
6 1 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) MCT
6 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Citrix
3 9 (16.98%) Interwoven
4 8 (15.09%) AppSense
5 2 (3.77%) VMware
6 1 (1.89%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) EMC
6 1 (1.89%) Synology
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle
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