Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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)
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 605 591
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14 -18
Contract jobs citing MOS 17 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.033% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 15
London median daily rate £210 £175 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -19.54% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £124 £179
90th Percentile £378 £280 £445
England median daily rate £205 £300 £274
% change year-on-year -31.67% +9.59% +35.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -26.67% +52.54%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7904 7744 7555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.78% 17.17% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5270 5007 4984
London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £632
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 113 139
London median hourly rate £21.03 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -3.85% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.30 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.84 £46.77
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MOS in London

MOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MOS in London

MOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MOS in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MOS in London

MOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MOS in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for MOS.

1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) VBA
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Legal
3 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Document Management
4 4 (23.53%) Hummingbird
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) iManage
4 4 (23.53%) Law
4 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (17.65%) MCSA
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) CMS
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
5 3 (17.65%) Content Management
5 3 (17.65%) CESG
5 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 7

MOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Eikon
1 1 (5.88%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) WebEx
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
2 4 (23.53%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Support Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Report Developer
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Access Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Excel Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Excel VBA Developer
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) Legal IT Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) CESG
3 2 (11.76%) NHS
4 1 (5.88%) e-Learning
4 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Data Analysis
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Document Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Content Management
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Service Design
5 1 (5.88%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
1 5 (29.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) MCSA
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) CCIE
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Hummingbird
2 4 (23.53%) iManage
3 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.88%) Reuters