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 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 182 182 167
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing MSI 9 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.27% 2.71% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+220.00% -58.33%
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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
710 739 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.01% 12.29% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 552 534
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £58.11 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +158.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 23 January 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 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 15 (55.56%) Finance
5 13 (48.15%) Application Packaging
6 11 (40.74%) XenDesktop
7 9 (33.33%) LANDesk
8 8 (29.63%) ITIL
9 7 (25.93%) C#
9 7 (25.93%) .NET
9 7 (25.93%) Migration
9 7 (25.93%) Banking
10 6 (22.22%) SCCM
11 5 (18.52%) Subversion
11 5 (18.52%) NUnit
11 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
12 4 (14.81%) DNS
12 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
12 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
12 4 (14.81%) XML
12 4 (14.81%) McAfee
12 4 (14.81%) Asset Management
13 3 (11.11%) XenApp
13 3 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (11.11%) WiX
13 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (11.11%) MSBuild
13 3 (11.11%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Subversion
1 5 (18.52%) NUnit
2 3 (11.11%) WiX
2 3 (11.11%) MSBuild
2 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Applications Packager
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Build Manager
3 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Software Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Applications Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Environment Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Application Packaging
2 7 (25.93%) .NET
3 4 (14.81%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) WCF
5 2 (7.41%) WinForms
5 2 (7.41%) WPF
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Remoting
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) OCX
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.70%) SOAP
6 1 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 3 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) Process Management
5 2 (7.41%) Code Coverage
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Refactoring
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (40.74%) XenDesktop
3 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
4 3 (11.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (11.11%) WSUS
3 2 (7.41%) AppDNA
4 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.70%) WMI
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) LANDesk
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) McAfee
4 3 (11.11%) Altiris
4 3 (11.11%) Wyse
4 3 (11.11%) AppSense
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Sybase
5 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.70%) DevExpress
6 1 (3.70%) Leostream
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) BT
6 1 (3.70%) Infragistics
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Dell