The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 152 186
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34  
Contract jobs citing MOS 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.065% 0.060% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.41% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £175 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £210 £338
% change year-on-year +4.76% -37.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £9.50

MOS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 434 491 852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.17% 14.64% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 351 632
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -2.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MOS in the City of London

MOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MOS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MOS in the City of London

MOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MOS in the City of London

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Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MOS.

1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 5 (71.43%) Law
2 5 (71.43%) iPhone
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Legal

MOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
General
1 5 (71.43%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Help Desk Support
1 7 (100.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Service Desk Support
1 7 (100.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (71.43%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
1 5 (71.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft