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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)
UK
Rank 586 642 -
Rank change year-on-year +56 -  
Contract jobs citing MOF 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.004% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.005% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - -
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 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

MOF
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

MOF
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

MOF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MOF over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MOF in the UK

MOF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MOF in the UK

MOF
Top 8 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 25 March 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 +35 7 £500 - 1
London +35 3 £500 - 1
Reading - 3 £325 -
Berkshire - 3 £325 -
South East - 3 £325 -
South West - 1 £525 -
Bournemouth - 1 £525 -
Dorset - 1 £525 -

MOF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) IIS
3 3 (42.86%) SAP
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) PMP
3 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
3 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (42.86%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) ISA Server
3 3 (42.86%) Six Sigma
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (42.86%) IT Governance
3 3 (42.86%) Operations Management
3 3 (42.86%) COBIT

MOF
Top Related 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 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (42.86%) IIS
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Solr
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) IaaS
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Skype
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (14.29%) Data Lake
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 1 (14.29%) OLAP
2 1 (14.29%) OLTP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (14.29%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) ERwin
1 1 (14.29%) MagicDraw
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Management Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 2 (28.57%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Information Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) Lucene
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
3 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
3 1 (14.29%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) IT Governance
2 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) MSF
2 3 (42.86%) Operations Management
2 3 (42.86%) Presales
2 3 (42.86%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Six Sigma
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Metadata Management
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
1 3 (42.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) COBIT
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 3 (42.86%) ISA Server
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle