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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 180 183 171
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing MSI 6 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 2.19% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £355 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £430 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £346 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +7.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +86.66%
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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
729 732 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.39% 12.68% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 541 508
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.37 £48.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% +17.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (44.44%) Finance
4 10 (37.04%) XenDesktop
4 10 (37.04%) Application Packaging
5 8 (29.63%) LANDesk
5 8 (29.63%) .NET
6 7 (25.93%) C#
6 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.93%) ITIL
6 7 (25.93%) Banking
7 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 6 (22.22%) Migration
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
8 5 (18.52%) XML
8 5 (18.52%) SQL
8 5 (18.52%) Subversion
8 5 (18.52%) NUnit
8 5 (18.52%) SCCM
9 4 (14.81%) WiX
9 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (14.81%) Asset Management
9 4 (14.81%) Release Management
9 4 (14.81%) IIS
9 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
9 4 (14.81%) McAfee
10 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
10 3 (11.11%) Firmware

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (14.81%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.41%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) NUnit
1 5 (18.52%) Subversion
2 4 (14.81%) WiX
3 3 (11.11%) MSBuild
3 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
5 1 (3.70%) AdminStudio
5 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Build Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Environment Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Applications Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Software Manager
3 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Release Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) Application Packaging
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
3 5 (18.52%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) WCF
5 2 (7.41%) WPF
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Remoting
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) WinForms
5 2 (7.41%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (3.70%) HTML
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
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%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Release Management
3 4 (14.81%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
5 2 (7.41%) Code Coverage
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Process Management
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) CRM
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (37.04%) XenDesktop
3 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 3 (11.11%) Firmware
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) 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%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) LANDesk
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) McAfee
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Wyse
4 3 (11.11%) AppSense
4 3 (11.11%) Altiris
5 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
5 2 (7.41%) Sybase
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) BT
6 1 (3.70%) Infragistics
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) DevExpress
6 1 (3.70%) Leostream
6 1 (3.70%) F5