The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 138 124 112
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs citing MSI 6 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.39% 2.90% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£329 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.36% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £276 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £373 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £12.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +102.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £13.30
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +91.72%
MSI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
431 448 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.93% 14.64% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 249 115
Average daily rate £343 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 26
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.64 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.70% +17.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £28.05 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSI across the East of England region.

MSI Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MSI
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

MSI Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the East of England region.

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MSI
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -6 4 £388 -
Cambridgeshire -12 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £210 - 3
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) SCCM
4 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Application Discovery
6 2 (22.22%) XenApp
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Terminal Server
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) MCSE
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) MCP
7 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (11.11%) LAN
7 1 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (11.11%) DHCP
7 1 (11.11%) DNS
7 1 (11.11%) IBM

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Applications Packager
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Application Discovery
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCDST
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Terminal Server
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (11.11%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) IBM