The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 78 68 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs citing MSI 1 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.100% 0.75% 2.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 6.90% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
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- - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £280 £310
% change year-on-year
+19.64% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +145.31%
MSI
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
142 87 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.16% 10.90% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 35 24
Average daily rate £388 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £442 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £37.79 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +0.92%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MSI Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MSI
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 - -
MSI
North West

MSI
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) VBScript
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) AppSense
2 3 (75.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (75.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) AdminStudio
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) VMware

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) VBScript
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) VMware