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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 194 196 183
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing MSI 7 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.11% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.03% 0.85% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £250 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £515 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
+19.64% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +171.87%
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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
678 819 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.37% 13.09% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 633 631
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £47.50 £42.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015, 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 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) SCCM
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Application Packaging
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) IIS
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) Law
7 3 (18.75%) Legal
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) Banking
7 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
7 3 (18.75%) LANDesk
7 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
7 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (12.50%) AppDNA
8 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (12.50%) AppSense
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Firewall
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 4 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (6.25%) AdminStudio
2 1 (6.25%) WiX
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Law
2 3 (18.75%) Legal
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Release Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Application Packaging
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) OCX
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) Ajax
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows CE
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Process Management
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) AppDNA
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.25%) WMI
3 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.25%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) LANDesk
2 2 (12.50%) AppSense
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) BT
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Leostream
3 1 (6.25%) F5