Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 827 830
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -74
Contract jobs citing MOS 20 49 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.051% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 24
England median daily rate £205 £300 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.67% +9.59% +44.08%
10th Percentile £142 £121 £158
90th Percentile £369 £555 £523
UK median daily rate £205 £300 £274
% change year-on-year -31.67% +9.59% +38.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £16.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.67% +50.00%
UK median hourly rate - £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -26.67% +50.00%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17652 19773 20752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.47% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10847 12342 12638
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £592 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 821 763 1004
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MOS in England

MOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MOS in England

MOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MOS in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MOS in England

MOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MOS in England

MOS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 17 £210 +20.00% 1
North of England - 3 £135 - 1
North West - 2 £133 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £175 -
MOS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for MOS.

1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Legal
4 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) VBA
5 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (25.00%) Law
5 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (20.00%) Hummingbird
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (20.00%) Document Management
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (20.00%) iManage
7 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.00%) MCSA
7 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.00%) CMS
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
7 3 (15.00%) Content Management
7 3 (15.00%) CESG

MOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eikon
1 1 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) WebEx
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
General
1 8 (40.00%) Legal
2 5 (25.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Report Developer
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) IT Trainer
3 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Trainer
4 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Access Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) CESG
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Document Management
4 3 (15.00%) Content Management
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Service Design
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
1 5 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) MCSA
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Hummingbird
2 4 (20.00%) iManage
3 1 (5.00%) AppSense
3 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Reuters