The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 435 397 367
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -30
Contract jobs citing MSI 155 164 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.33% 3.01% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 110 91
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£415 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 11
Average hourly rate £27.43 £12.38 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.67% -33.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £10.64 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.49 £42.38 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.43 £12.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+121.67% -53.30%
MSI
UK

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

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6641 5443 5392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.17% 11.52% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4666 3566 3365
Average daily rate £405 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 125 230
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.10 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.60 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in England

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MSI Daily Rate Trend in England

MSI
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MSI Daily Rate Histogram in England

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in England

MSI
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MSI Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MSI
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
South East -16 49 £450 +20.00% 4
London -5 47 £438 +4.16% 2
South West +1 32 £365 +14.06% 2
Yorkshire - 11 £215 -
North West -15 5 £310 -4.61%
East of England -24 4 £163 -47.58% 1
West Midlands -27 1 £351 +44.53% 1
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 230 (84.56%) Windows
2 163 (59.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 144 (52.94%) Windows 7
4 107 (39.34%) SCCM
5 97 (35.66%) Security Cleared
5 97 (35.66%) Microsoft
6 94 (34.56%) Application Packaging
7 88 (32.35%) Active Directory
8 86 (31.62%) VMware
9 77 (28.31%) Citrix
10 69 (25.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 64 (23.53%) Migration
11 64 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 62 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 59 (21.69%) Windows XP
14 58 (21.32%) SQL
15 56 (20.59%) PowerShell
16 48 (17.65%) Windows Vista
16 48 (17.65%) XenApp
17 47 (17.28%) XenDesktop
17 47 (17.28%) VB
18 43 (15.81%) SC Cleared
19 41 (15.07%) DV Cleared
20 40 (14.71%) Finance
21 38 (13.97%) Firewall
22 36 (13.24%) HP
23 31 (11.40%) DNS
24 30 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
25 27 (9.93%) VBScript
26 26 (9.56%) Oracle

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (3.68%) TIBCO EMS
2 9 (3.31%) IIS
3 8 (2.94%) Confluence
4 6 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.84%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.10%) Apache
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (9.56%) MS Office
2 22 (8.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.97%) Firewall
2 31 (11.40%) DNS
3 24 (8.82%) DHCP
4 14 (5.15%) VPN
4 14 (5.15%) SAN
5 13 (4.78%) NetScaler
5 13 (4.78%) SMS
6 10 (3.68%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.57%) Network Security
8 6 (2.21%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.21%) FTP
8 6 (2.21%) SMTP
8 6 (2.21%) RTSP
8 6 (2.21%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (2.21%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.84%) SSL
10 3 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.74%) NAS
12 1 (0.37%) Wireless
12 1 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.68%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.37%) MySQL
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (7.35%) InstallShield
1 20 (7.35%) StarTeam
2 17 (6.25%) NUnit
2 17 (6.25%) AdminStudio
3 16 (5.88%) Wise Package Studio
4 10 (3.68%) Subversion
4 10 (3.68%) JIRA
4 10 (3.68%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.57%) WiX
5 7 (2.57%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.84%) MSBuild
6 5 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.74%) Ant
7 2 (0.74%) JUnit
7 2 (0.74%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.74%) Checkstyle
7 2 (0.74%) Hudson
7 2 (0.74%) FindBugs
7 2 (0.74%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (14.71%) Finance
2 17 (6.25%) Banking
3 12 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.57%) Retail
6 5 (1.84%) Publishing
7 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.74%) Front Office
8 2 (0.74%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.37%) German Language
9 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (33.82%) Applications Packager
2 26 (9.56%) Consultant
3 22 (8.09%) Developer
4 17 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 12 (4.41%) Analyst
6 9 (3.31%) .NET Developer
7 8 (2.94%) Migration Engineer
8 6 (2.21%) Deployment Engineer
8 6 (2.21%) Citrix Consultant
8 6 (2.21%) SCCM Consultant
8 6 (2.21%) SCCM Engineer
9 5 (1.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (1.84%) Security Engineer
9 5 (1.84%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (1.84%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (1.84%) Applications Specialist
10 4 (1.47%) Applications Consultant
10 4 (1.47%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (1.47%) Architect
10 4 (1.47%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (34.56%) Application Packaging
2 21 (7.72%) .NET
3 15 (5.51%) WSH
4 12 (4.41%) WCF
5 11 (4.04%) .NET Framework
6 10 (3.68%) XML
6 10 (3.68%) WinForms
6 10 (3.68%) .NET Remoting
6 10 (3.68%) WPF
7 6 (2.21%) JSP
8 4 (1.47%) Web Services
9 3 (1.10%) Protocol Buffers
9 3 (1.10%) Software Packaging
9 3 (1.10%) Middleware
10 2 (0.74%) HTML
10 2 (0.74%) XSD
10 2 (0.74%) SOAP
10 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.74%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.94%) Client/Server
1 8 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.57%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.57%) Thin Client
3 5 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.84%) PDA
3 5 (1.84%) Clustering
4 4 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.74%) CMDB
6 2 (0.74%) SecurID
7 1 (0.37%) Open Source
7 1 (0.37%) AS400
7 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.37%) Replication
7 1 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 230 (84.56%) Windows
2 144 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 64 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (21.69%) Windows XP
5 48 (17.65%) Windows Vista
6 30 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.31%) Linux
9 6 (2.21%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.10%) UNIX
10 3 (1.10%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.74%) Solaris
11 2 (0.74%) CentOS
12 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.37%) AIX
12 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.53%) Migration
2 26 (9.56%) ITIL
3 24 (8.82%) Configuration Management
4 23 (8.46%) Service Delivery
5 12 (4.41%) Service Management
5 12 (4.41%) Problem Management
5 12 (4.41%) System Testing
5 12 (4.41%) Software Deployment
6 11 (4.04%) Data Migration
6 11 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (3.68%) Code Coverage
7 10 (3.68%) Validation
7 10 (3.68%) Multithreading
7 10 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (3.31%) Software Distribution
8 9 (3.31%) Compatibility Testing
8 9 (3.31%) Asset Management
9 8 (2.94%) Refactoring
9 8 (2.94%) ITIL V3
9 8 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 58 (21.32%) SQL
2 56 (20.59%) PowerShell
3 47 (17.28%) VB
4 27 (9.93%) VBScript
5 14 (5.15%) C#
6 8 (2.94%) Java
7 5 (1.84%) C
8 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.37%) Ruby
9 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (35.66%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.81%) SC Cleared
3 41 (15.07%) DV Cleared
4 17 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.04%) MCSE
6 4 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.47%) CCEA
7 3 (1.10%) MCTS
7 3 (1.10%) MCITP
7 3 (1.10%) Degree
7 3 (1.10%) MCP
8 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.37%) PMP
9 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.46%) QA
2 10 (3.68%) SLA
3 4 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 163 (59.93%) Microsoft App-V
2 88 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 62 (22.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (17.65%) XenApp
5 47 (17.28%) XenDesktop
6 21 (7.72%) Hyper-V
7 17 (6.25%) vSphere
8 15 (5.51%) VMware ESX
9 13 (4.78%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.94%) XenServer
11 4 (1.47%) Firmware
12 2 (0.74%) vCloud
13 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.37%) Squid
13 1 (0.37%) Xen
13 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 107 (39.34%) SCCM
2 69 (25.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (4.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (4.41%) AppDNA
3 12 (4.41%) EdgeSight
4 11 (4.04%) WSUS
5 9 (3.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.10%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.10%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (1.10%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.10%) OpenView
8 3 (1.10%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.74%) SCOM
9 2 (0.74%) WMI
9 2 (0.74%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.37%) PureDisk
10 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 97 (35.66%) Microsoft
2 86 (31.62%) VMware
3 77 (28.31%) Citrix
4 36 (13.24%) HP
5 26 (9.56%) Oracle
6 21 (7.72%) McAfee
7 19 (6.99%) AppSense
8 14 (5.15%) IBM
8 14 (5.15%) Lumension
9 10 (3.68%) TIBCO
10 9 (3.31%) DevExpress
10 9 (3.31%) LANDesk
10 9 (3.31%) Infragistics
10 9 (3.31%) Wyse
10 9 (3.31%) Altiris
10 9 (3.31%) Symantec
11 8 (2.94%) Remedy
12 7 (2.57%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.57%) NetApp
13 5 (1.84%) Novell
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