The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 133 111 127
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs citing MSI 13 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.43% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.02% 3.86% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£315 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +12.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.81% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £25.50 £12.60 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% -63.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £13.30 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+91.72% -61.16%
Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
431 259 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.21% 10.84% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 120 145
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 48
Average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
MSI
England

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 25 July 2014. 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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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
Cambridgeshire -7 7 £343 +26.85%
Essex - 1 - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 16 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 13 (59.09%) SCCM
4 11 (50.00%) Application Packaging
4 11 (50.00%) Citrix
5 9 (40.91%) VBScript
6 8 (36.36%) VB
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 8 (36.36%) AppSense
7 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
8 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
9 5 (22.73%) AdminStudio
10 4 (18.18%) InstallShield
10 4 (18.18%) Fat Client
10 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (18.18%) Thin Client
11 3 (13.64%) CA
11 3 (13.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (13.64%) MS Office
11 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
11 3 (13.64%) VMware
11 3 (13.64%) Validation
12 2 (9.09%) Workflow
12 2 (9.09%) ZENworks
12 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) AdminStudio
2 4 (18.18%) InstallShield
3 2 (9.09%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Applications Packager
2 2 (9.09%) Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Thin Client
1 4 (18.18%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Validation
2 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.55%) Software Distribution
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) VBScript
2 8 (36.36%) VB
3 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) ZENworks
4 1 (4.55%) OpenView
4 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.55%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.55%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Citrix
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) AppSense
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) CA
4 2 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) Lotus
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle