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 3 months to 28 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 / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 429 422
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7  
Contract jobs citing MOS 7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.023% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.14% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 10
Median daily rate £338 £195 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.07% -8.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £183 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £207 £280
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 - - £29.50
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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3407 3689 3573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.41% 16.99% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2230 2555 2300
Median daily rate £475 £458 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.82% +7.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 44 91
Median hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.78% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) VBA
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) OneDrive
5 2 (16.67%) Office 365
5 2 (16.67%) Law
5 2 (16.67%) MCP
5 2 (16.67%) MCSA
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Apple
6 1 (8.33%) NHS
6 1 (8.33%) Intranet
6 1 (8.33%) Reuters
6 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
6 1 (8.33%) Remedy
6 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (8.33%) ECMAScript
6 1 (8.33%) SLA
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) Adobe
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix

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 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (8.33%) InfoPath
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
1 2 (16.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
1 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (8.33%) WebEx
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Report Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Access Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Access VBA Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Legal IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) CESG
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (8.33%) iPad
1 1 (8.33%) iPhone
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Content Management
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
1 3 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) ECMAScript
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
1 2 (16.67%) MCSA
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) FactSet
2 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) Reuters