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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 186 217 205
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -12
Contract jobs citing MSI 18 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.26% 0.97% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 7
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£425 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £196 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.43 £12.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+86.93% -58.26%
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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
797 828 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.31% 11.55% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 614 499
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% -8.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.17% +3.67%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
4 12 (40.00%) Application Packaging
4 12 (40.00%) Finance
5 10 (33.33%) SCCM
5 10 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 8 (26.67%) LANDesk
6 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 8 (26.67%) Citrix
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (23.33%) ITIL
7 7 (23.33%) Banking
8 6 (20.00%) Subversion
8 6 (20.00%) NUnit
8 6 (20.00%) Migration
8 6 (20.00%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) .NET
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle
9 4 (13.33%) IIS
9 4 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (13.33%) XML
9 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
9 4 (13.33%) DNS
9 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (13.33%) WiX
9 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
9 4 (13.33%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4 (13.33%) IIS
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.67%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.33%) NAS
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Subversion
1 6 (20.00%) NUnit
2 4 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (13.33%) WiX
2 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.67%) MSBuild
3 2 (6.67%) CruiseControl
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Front Office
3 2 (6.67%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Applications Packager
2 2 (6.67%) Developer
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
2 2 (6.67%) Build Manager
3 1 (3.33%) MSI Packager
3 1 (3.33%) Applications Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Environment Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Software Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (3.33%) Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 6 (20.00%) .NET
3 4 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (6.67%) WinForms
4 2 (6.67%) Protocol Buffers
4 2 (6.67%) WCF
4 2 (6.67%) WPF
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Remoting
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Release Management
4 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (6.67%) Code Coverage
5 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) Refactoring
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Control
6 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.67%) MCSE
1 2 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (13.33%) XenApp
5 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (10.00%) Firmware
6 2 (6.67%) vSphere
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) WSUS
2 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.33%) PureDisk
3 1 (3.33%) DameWare
3 1 (3.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) LANDesk
1 8 (26.67%) Citrix
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) Altiris
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) AppSense
4 3 (10.00%) Wyse
4 3 (10.00%) McAfee
5 2 (6.67%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.67%) Sybase
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.33%) DevExpress
6 1 (3.33%) CA
6 1 (3.33%) CommVault
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Infragistics
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