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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 422 419 374
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -45
Contract jobs citing MSI 155 150 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.33% 2.77% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 92 87
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£413 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.08% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £236 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.89 £10.65 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £41.14 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -53.30%
MSI
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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
6660 5423 5514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.81% 11.62% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4648 3566 3315
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 122 225
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £18.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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
London -30 47 £450 +26.76% 5
South East -14 42 £450 +20.00% 3
South West -6 32 £350 +7.27% 6
Yorkshire - 14 £233 -
East of England -15 5 £163 - 2
North West -16 5 £350 +7.69% 1
West Midlands -24 1 £351 +20.86% 1
MSI
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MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 228 (84.76%) Windows
2 169 (62.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 148 (55.02%) Windows 7
4 103 (38.29%) SCCM
5 93 (34.57%) Application Packaging
6 91 (33.83%) Security Cleared
7 90 (33.46%) Microsoft
8 83 (30.86%) Active Directory
9 79 (29.37%) Citrix
10 75 (27.88%) VMware
11 70 (26.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 65 (24.16%) Windows XP
13 57 (21.19%) VB
13 57 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 55 (20.45%) Migration
15 53 (19.70%) SQL
16 52 (19.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 49 (18.22%) SC Cleared
18 48 (17.84%) PowerShell
19 46 (17.10%) XenApp
19 46 (17.10%) XenDesktop
20 45 (16.73%) Windows Vista
21 35 (13.01%) Firewall
22 33 (12.27%) Finance
23 30 (11.15%) DNS
23 30 (11.15%) DV Cleared
24 29 (10.78%) HP
25 28 (10.41%) ITIL
25 28 (10.41%) Hyper-V
26 27 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (3.72%) IIS
2 7 (2.60%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.86%) Confluence
4 5 (1.86%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (8.55%) MS Office
2 17 (6.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.01%) Firewall
2 30 (11.15%) DNS
3 23 (8.55%) DHCP
4 16 (5.95%) SMS
5 14 (5.20%) SAN
5 14 (5.20%) NetScaler
6 12 (4.46%) VPN
7 8 (2.97%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.23%) SMTP
8 6 (2.23%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.23%) FTP
8 6 (2.23%) RTSP
8 6 (2.23%) iSCSI
8 6 (2.23%) Network Security
8 6 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.12%) SSL
10 2 (0.74%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.74%) NAS
11 1 (0.37%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.37%) DB2
6 1 (0.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (9.29%) InstallShield
2 24 (8.92%) Wise Package Studio
3 21 (7.81%) AdminStudio
4 17 (6.32%) StarTeam
5 14 (5.20%) NUnit
6 9 (3.35%) WiX
7 8 (2.97%) Subversion
8 7 (2.60%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.23%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.86%) MSBuild
10 5 (1.86%) JIRA
10 5 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (1.49%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.74%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.74%) Selenium
13 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.74%) Jasmine
General
1 33 (12.27%) Finance
2 14 (5.20%) Banking
3 13 (4.83%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.23%) Retail
5 5 (1.86%) Publishing
5 5 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 2 (0.74%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 104 (38.66%) Applications Packager
2 24 (8.92%) Consultant
3 21 (7.81%) Developer
4 13 (4.83%) Build Engineer
5 11 (4.09%) Analyst
6 8 (2.97%) .NET Developer
7 7 (2.60%) Deployment Engineer
8 6 (2.23%) Citrix Consultant
8 6 (2.23%) Migration Engineer
9 5 (1.86%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (1.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (1.86%) Applications Consultant
10 4 (1.49%) Security Engineer
10 4 (1.49%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
10 4 (1.49%) SCCM Consultant
10 4 (1.49%) SCCM Engineer
11 3 (1.12%) Citrix Specialist
11 3 (1.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 3 (1.12%) Build Manager
11 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (34.57%) Application Packaging
2 22 (8.18%) WSH
3 17 (6.32%) .NET
4 11 (4.09%) WCF
4 11 (4.09%) XML
5 10 (3.72%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.97%) JSP
7 7 (2.60%) .NET Remoting
7 7 (2.60%) WPF
7 7 (2.60%) WinForms
8 6 (2.23%) Web Services
9 4 (1.49%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.49%) Ajax
10 3 (1.12%) Protocol Buffers
10 3 (1.12%) Software Packaging
10 3 (1.12%) jQuery
10 3 (1.12%) Middleware
11 2 (0.74%) HTML
11 2 (0.74%) XSD
11 2 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.60%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.60%) Thin Client
3 6 (2.23%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.86%) PDA
4 5 (1.86%) Clustering
5 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.12%) CMDB
7 2 (0.74%) SecurID
8 1 (0.37%) Open Source
8 1 (0.37%) AS400
8 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.37%) Replication
8 1 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 228 (84.76%) Windows
2 148 (55.02%) Windows 7
3 65 (24.16%) Windows XP
4 52 (19.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (16.73%) Windows Vista
6 27 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.23%) Linux
9 5 (1.86%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.12%) UNIX
10 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.74%) Solaris
11 2 (0.74%) CentOS
12 1 (0.37%) AIX
12 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.45%) Migration
2 28 (10.41%) ITIL
3 24 (8.92%) Configuration Management
4 21 (7.81%) Service Delivery
5 14 (5.20%) System Testing
6 12 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (4.46%) Problem Management
7 11 (4.09%) Software Deployment
7 11 (4.09%) Data Migration
8 10 (3.72%) Service Management
8 10 (3.72%) Validation
8 10 (3.72%) Software Distribution
9 9 (3.35%) Asset Management
10 8 (2.97%) Compatibility Testing
10 8 (2.97%) ITIL V3
10 8 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (2.60%) Multithreading
11 7 (2.60%) OOP
11 7 (2.60%) OO
11 7 (2.60%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 57 (21.19%) VB
2 53 (19.70%) SQL
3 48 (17.84%) PowerShell
4 25 (9.29%) VBScript
5 14 (5.20%) C#
6 7 (2.60%) C
7 6 (2.23%) Java
8 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.37%) Ruby
10 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 91 (33.83%) Security Cleared
2 49 (18.22%) SC Cleared
3 30 (11.15%) DV Cleared
4 15 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.35%) MCSE
6 4 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.49%) CCEA
6 4 (1.49%) MCP
7 3 (1.12%) MCITP
8 2 (0.74%) MCTS
8 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.37%) MCSA
9 1 (0.37%) PMP
9 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.69%) QA
2 10 (3.72%) SLA
3 4 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 169 (62.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 83 (30.86%) Active Directory
3 57 (21.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (17.10%) XenApp
4 46 (17.10%) XenDesktop
5 28 (10.41%) Hyper-V
6 17 (6.32%) vSphere
7 13 (4.83%) VMware ESX
7 13 (4.83%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.23%) XenServer
9 4 (1.49%) Firmware
10 2 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.74%) vCloud
11 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.37%) Squid
11 1 (0.37%) Xen
11 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 103 (38.29%) SCCM
2 70 (26.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (4.46%) AppDNA
3 12 (4.46%) EdgeSight
4 10 (3.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (3.72%) WSUS
5 9 (3.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (1.12%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.12%) OpenView
9 3 (1.12%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.74%) SCOM
10 2 (0.74%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.37%) PureDisk
11 1 (0.37%) WMI
11 1 (0.37%) DameWare
11 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 90 (33.46%) Microsoft
2 79 (29.37%) Citrix
3 75 (27.88%) VMware
4 29 (10.78%) HP
5 22 (8.18%) Oracle
6 18 (6.69%) AppSense
7 16 (5.95%) McAfee
8 12 (4.46%) Lumension
9 11 (4.09%) IBM
10 10 (3.72%) Altiris
11 9 (3.35%) Symantec
12 8 (2.97%) Remedy
12 8 (2.97%) LANDesk
12 8 (2.97%) DevExpress
13 7 (2.60%) Wyse
13 7 (2.60%) TIBCO
13 7 (2.60%) NetApp
14 6 (2.23%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.23%) Infragistics
15 5 (1.86%) Cisco
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