The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MOF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MOF 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 Operations Framework (MOF)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 641 641
Rank change year-on-year +46 0  
Contract jobs citing MOF 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.007% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £300 £556 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.06% -11.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £556 £625
% change year-on-year -46.06% -11.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MOF is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MOF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for MOF in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MOF in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MOF over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MOF in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MOF in the UK

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Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOF within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 4 £363 -34.83%
South East +32 2 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 -
South West +5 1 £300 -57.89%
Wiltshire +4 1 £300 -57.89%
Swindon 0 1 £300 -57.89%
Prescot - 1 £300 -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
North West - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MOF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MOF.

1 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) Project Management
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) COBIT
3 7 (53.85%) SCOM
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) IT Governance
5 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) PMI Certification
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Management
6 4 (30.77%) WSUS
6 4 (30.77%) HP SIM
7 3 (23.08%) Office 365
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) IaaS
7 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (23.08%) Skype
7 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
7 3 (23.08%) MSF
7 3 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 20000

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Solr
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) IaaS
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) Skype
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.69%) Data Lake
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) OLAP
2 1 (7.69%) OLTP
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (7.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
1 1 (7.69%) ERwin
1 1 (7.69%) MagicDraw
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Management Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Implementation Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Governance Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Governance Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Governance Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) Lucene
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) PMI
2 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
3 1 (7.69%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 8 (61.54%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) IT Governance
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Management
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) CRM
5 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (23.08%) IT Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) ITSM
5 3 (23.08%) MSF
5 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
5 3 (23.08%) Presales
5 3 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (23.08%) Service Management
5 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
6 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
6 2 (15.38%) Security Management
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) COBOL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) PMI Certification
2 3 (23.08%) PMP
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) VCP5
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) COBIT
2 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (15.38%) ISO 22301
3 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCOM
2 4 (30.77%) HP SIM
2 4 (30.77%) WSUS
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Informatica
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle