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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 126 128 116
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing MSI 1 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.042% 0.039% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.28% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +220.00%
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
337 357 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.14% 13.95% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 211 165
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 31
Average hourly rate £50.39 £36.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.97% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.53 £32.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £41.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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
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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 1 £350 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (86.67%) SCCM
3 11 (73.33%) PowerShell
3 11 (73.33%) DNS
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) Wyse
5 8 (53.33%) VB
5 8 (53.33%) XenDesktop
5 8 (53.33%) vSphere
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (40.00%) MCSE
7 6 (40.00%) Windows 8
8 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 4 (26.67%) Citrix
10 3 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (20.00%) IBM
10 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (20.00%) DHCP
10 3 (20.00%) MS Office
10 3 (20.00%) ITIL
10 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (20.00%) Firewall
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (20.00%) SCOM
10 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
1 3 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Development Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Engineering Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Application Discovery
2 2 (13.33%) Critical Success Factor
2 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (13.33%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (53.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) MCSE
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCDST
3 3 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (53.33%) vSphere
2 8 (53.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (86.67%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) AppDNA
2 3 (20.00%) SCOM
3 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Wyse
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Remedy
6 1 (6.67%) AppSense