The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 191 203 206
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing MSI 9 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 3.28% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £315 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £401 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £312
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £12.60 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+102.38% -60.62%
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London

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

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
798 853 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.55% 11.59% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 648 582
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £36.25 £57.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.40% +67.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MSI Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MSI
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MSI Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (50.00%) Citrix
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (45.00%) SCCM
5 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (35.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) Application Packaging
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (20.00%) Banking
9 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
10 3 (15.00%) LANDesk
10 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (15.00%) XenApp
10 3 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (15.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) InstallShield
10 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (15.00%) C#
10 3 (15.00%) XML
11 2 (10.00%) ITIL
11 2 (10.00%) VBScript
11 2 (10.00%) .NET
11 2 (10.00%) Oracle
11 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 2 (10.00%) IIS
11 2 (10.00%) MCSE

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (10.00%) IIS
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) InstallShield
2 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (10.00%) CruiseControl
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) NUnit
2 2 (10.00%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (10.00%) WiX
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Law
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) French Language
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (5.00%) MSI Packager
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.00%) Release Management
2 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.00%) Change Control
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) MCSA
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (15.00%) XenApp
5 3 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (10.00%) vSphere
7 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.00%) AppDNA
2 1 (5.00%) PureDisk
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) DameWare
2 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Citrix
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) LANDesk
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (10.00%) AppSense
6 1 (5.00%) MobileIron
6 1 (5.00%) Altiris
6 1 (5.00%) Sophos
6 1 (5.00%) Reuters
6 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.00%) CA
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) Lotus
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
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