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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 202 195 177
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs citing MSI 1 8 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.14% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 1.06% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 31
Average daily rate
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£325 £373 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% -3.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £25.80 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-34.09% +36.66%
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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
725 758 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.40% 12.86% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 586 619
Average daily rate £450 £440 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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
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 30 June 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (62.50%) SCCM
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) IIS
5 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (37.50%) Law
5 3 (37.50%) Legal
5 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) AppSense
6 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
7 1 (12.50%) SAN
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
7 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (12.50%) Finance
7 1 (12.50%) .NET
7 1 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) WiX
General
1 3 (37.50%) Law
1 3 (37.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Release Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) AppSense
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft