Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MOS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 835 869
Rank change year-on-year -17 +34 -101
Contract jobs citing MOS 21 51 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.049% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 26
UK median daily rate £205 £300 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.67% +9.59% +34.36%
10th Percentile £121 £121 £163
90th Percentile £366 £555 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £133 £413 £406
% change year-on-year -67.88% +1.54% +253.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £16.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.67% +52.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -26.67% +57.89%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19153 21545 22673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.58% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11747 13451 13660
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 892 875 1092
UK median hourly rate £25.60 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.15 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.48% +32.21%

MOS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MOS in the UK

MOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MOS in the UK

MOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MOS over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MOS in the UK

MOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MOS in the UK

MOS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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
England -22 20 £205 -31.67% 1
London -13 17 £210 +20.00% 1
UK excluding London +20 4 £133 -67.88%
North of England - 3 £135 -
North West - 2 £133 -
Wales - 1 £110 -
Yorkshire - 1 £175 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for MOS.

1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) ITIL
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Legal
4 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) VBA
4 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) Law
5 4 (19.05%) Document Management
5 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) iManage
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (19.05%) MCSA
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (19.05%) Hummingbird
6 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 3 (14.29%) CMS
6 3 (14.29%) CESG
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 3 (14.29%) Content Management
6 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared

MOS
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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Eikon
1 1 (4.76%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
1 2 (9.52%) WebEx
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
General
1 8 (38.10%) Legal
2 5 (23.81%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Support Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Report Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) IT Trainer
3 2 (9.52%) Trainer
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Access Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Report Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) CESG
3 2 (9.52%) NHS
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) e-Learning
4 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Document Management
4 3 (14.29%) Content Management
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Service Design
6 1 (4.76%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
1 5 (23.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCSA
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE
5 1 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
5 1 (4.76%) MCP
5 1 (4.76%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
2 4 (19.05%) Hummingbird
2 4 (19.05%) iManage
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) AppSense
4 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.76%) McAfee
4 1 (4.76%) Reuters
4 1 (4.76%) SAP