The first table below looks at the demand for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Buckinghamshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 79 59 79
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing MSI 9 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.74% 0.94% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.76% 11.94% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Average daily rate £260 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +18.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-12.70% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+163.63% -10.81%
Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
116 67 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.54% 7.87% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 44
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
MSI
South East

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSI across the Buckinghamshire region.

MSI Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the Buckinghamshire region.

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MSI also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSI.

1 12 (66.67%) Windows
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (61.11%) Application Packaging
2 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
3 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 8 (44.44%) Wise Package Studio
3 8 (44.44%) WSH
3 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 8 (44.44%) VB
4 7 (38.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) CMS
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) NUnit
5 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
5 5 (27.78%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 5 (27.78%) PHP
5 5 (27.78%) SOA
5 5 (27.78%) OO
5 5 (27.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (27.78%) WiX
5 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (27.78%) Domain-Driven Design

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MSI also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSI. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) CMS
1 5 (27.78%) Kentico
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Wise Package Studio
2 5 (27.78%) NUnit
2 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 5 (27.78%) WiX
2 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.11%) InstallShield
4 1 (5.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Applications Packager
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) Application Packaging
2 8 (44.44%) WSH
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
3 5 (27.78%) .NET
3 5 (27.78%) HTML
3 5 (27.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (27.78%) HTML5
3 5 (27.78%) WCF
3 5 (27.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows 7
3 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Scrum
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) TDD
1 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
1 5 (27.78%) SOA
1 5 (27.78%) OO
1 5 (27.78%) Domain-Driven Design
1 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) VB
2 5 (27.78%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Novell