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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 493 403 294
Rank change year-on-year
-90 -109
Contract jobs citing MSI 93 153 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.32% 0.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.37% 2.51% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 105 170
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.80 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +84.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £25.80 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-34.09% +84.25%
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
6772 6098 5158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.36% 12.73% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4523 3938 3275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 134 145
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £32.50 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.24 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 3 July 2015.

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
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 3 July 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
South East -14 40 £338 +1.88% 1
London -52 20 £325 -13.33% 8
North West -11 13 £290 +2.83% 1
West Midlands 0 11 £374 +25.63%
East of England -3 5 £369 +17.06%
Yorkshire -17 4 £275 +57.14%
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 156 (80.41%) Windows
2 121 (62.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 92 (47.42%) SCCM
4 89 (45.88%) Windows 7
4 89 (45.88%) Application Packaging
5 80 (41.24%) Security Cleared
6 71 (36.60%) Microsoft
7 59 (30.41%) Active Directory
8 49 (25.26%) SC Cleared
9 47 (24.23%) Migration
10 45 (23.20%) PowerShell
11 43 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (20.62%) Citrix
13 36 (18.56%) VMware
14 34 (17.53%) Windows XP
15 30 (15.46%) VBScript
16 28 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
17 27 (13.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 26 (13.40%) XenApp
19 25 (12.89%) Windows 8
20 24 (12.37%) SQL
21 23 (11.86%) QA
22 21 (10.82%) InstallShield
23 20 (10.31%) DV Cleared
24 19 (9.79%) VB
25 18 (9.28%) HP
26 16 (8.25%) Finance
27 15 (7.73%) McAfee
28 13 (6.70%) MS Excel

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (4.64%) IIS
2 7 (3.61%) Confluence
3 6 (3.09%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.09%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.03%) Apache
5 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.03%) Lync
5 2 (1.03%) JBoss
6 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.52%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) SaaS
1 2 (1.03%) PaaS
1 2 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.15%) DNS
1 10 (5.15%) Firewall
2 7 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.09%) SAN
3 6 (3.09%) DHCP
4 5 (2.58%) NAS
4 5 (2.58%) NetScaler
5 4 (2.06%) Network Security
5 4 (2.06%) VPN
6 2 (1.03%) LAN
6 2 (1.03%) WAN
7 1 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.55%) MySQL
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) QlikView
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (10.82%) InstallShield
2 11 (5.67%) AdminStudio
3 9 (4.64%) JIRA
4 7 (3.61%) NUnit
4 7 (3.61%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.06%) StarTeam
6 3 (1.55%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (1.03%) WiX
7 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.03%) Subversion
7 2 (1.03%) Maven
7 2 (1.03%) Selenium
7 2 (1.03%) JUnit
7 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (8.25%) Finance
2 10 (5.15%) Banking
3 8 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.61%) Law
5 5 (2.58%) Legal
6 4 (2.06%) Retail
7 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (52.06%) Applications Packager
2 12 (6.19%) Consultant
3 10 (5.15%) Developer
3 10 (5.15%) Administrator
4 8 (4.12%) .NET Developer
4 8 (4.12%) Analyst
5 7 (3.61%) SCCM Administrator
6 6 (3.09%) Architect
7 5 (2.58%) Project Manager
7 5 (2.58%) Applications Specialist
7 5 (2.58%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (2.06%) Citrix Administrator
8 4 (2.06%) Build Engineer
8 4 (2.06%) Citrix Consultant
8 4 (2.06%) Applications Support
8 4 (2.06%) Applications Consultant
9 3 (1.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (1.55%) Support Analyst
9 3 (1.55%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (1.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (45.88%) Application Packaging
2 11 (5.67%) WPF
2 11 (5.67%) .NET
3 9 (4.64%) WinForms
3 9 (4.64%) WCF
4 8 (4.12%) Software Packaging
4 8 (4.12%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.61%) TIBCO EMS
5 7 (3.61%) .NET Remoting
6 3 (1.55%) CGI
6 3 (1.55%) XML
6 3 (1.55%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.03%) XSD
7 2 (1.03%) WSH
8 1 (0.52%) HTML
8 1 (0.52%) Ajax
8 1 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.52%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.12%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.58%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.06%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.06%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.03%) Clustering
6 2 (1.03%) CMDB
7 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) Statistics
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 156 (80.41%) Windows
2 89 (45.88%) Windows 7
3 43 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (17.53%) Windows XP
5 27 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (12.89%) Windows 8
7 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.12%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.06%) Linux
10 2 (1.03%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (24.23%) Migration
2 13 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (5.15%) ITIL
5 9 (4.64%) Code Coverage
5 9 (4.64%) Configuration Management
6 7 (3.61%) Refactoring
6 7 (3.61%) Multithreading
7 6 (3.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (3.09%) Project Management
8 5 (2.58%) Change Management
8 5 (2.58%) Release Management
8 5 (2.58%) Patch Management
8 5 (2.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.06%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (2.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (1.55%) ITSM
10 3 (1.55%) Information Security
10 3 (1.55%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.20%) PowerShell
2 30 (15.46%) VBScript
3 24 (12.37%) SQL
4 19 (9.79%) VB
5 5 (2.58%) C#
6 3 (1.55%) VBA
7 2 (1.03%) REXX
7 2 (1.03%) Tcl
7 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.03%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) Java
8 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 80 (41.24%) Security Cleared
2 49 (25.26%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.31%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.55%) MCSE
6 2 (1.03%) MCDST
7 1 (0.52%) MCP
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MOS
7 1 (0.52%) MCSA
7 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.52%) CISSP
7 1 (0.52%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.86%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 121 (62.37%) Microsoft App-V
2 59 (30.41%) Active Directory
3 28 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (13.40%) XenApp
5 10 (5.15%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.61%) vSphere
6 7 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.61%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.55%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.55%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.55%) XenServer
8 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.52%) vCloud
9 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 92 (47.42%) SCCM
2 27 (13.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (5.15%) EdgeSight
4 8 (4.12%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (4.12%) WMI
5 6 (3.09%) WSUS
6 5 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.55%) Puppet
8 3 (1.55%) BMC Marimba
8 3 (1.55%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.55%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (1.03%) ZENworks
9 2 (1.03%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.52%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.52%) SCOM
10 1 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.52%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 71 (36.60%) Microsoft
2 40 (20.62%) Citrix
3 36 (18.56%) VMware
4 18 (9.28%) HP
5 15 (7.73%) McAfee
6 11 (5.67%) AppSense
7 8 (4.12%) Oracle
8 7 (3.61%) Infragistics
8 7 (3.61%) Lotus
8 7 (3.61%) TIBCO
8 7 (3.61%) DevExpress
8 7 (3.61%) Lumension
8 7 (3.61%) IBM
9 6 (3.09%) Altiris
10 5 (2.58%) Cisco
11 4 (2.06%) Mercator
12 3 (1.55%) BMC
12 3 (1.55%) ArcSight
13 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.03%) Wyse
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