The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 120 141
Contract jobs citing MOS 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.36% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.07% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £438 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £123 £425 £200
% change year-on-year -71.17% +112.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.50

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 East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 440 435 538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.13% 17.17% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 237 288
Median daily rate £380 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 71
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £20.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +36.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

MOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MOS in the East of England

MOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MOS in the East of England