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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 511 418 289
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -129
Contract jobs citing MSI 86 154 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.31% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.24% 2.42% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 105 170
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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 £254 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £26.00 £25.80 £13.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% +93.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £23.63 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £27.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £13.30
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +91.72%
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
6946 6363 5452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.44% 12.88% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4635 4155 3488
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 132 136
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.07 £30.00 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 28 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
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 28 July 2015.

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 28 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 -10 45 £338 -12.90% 2
North West -14 13 £383 +31.44%
London -43 13 £350 - 6
East of England -10 7 £350 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -3 6 £315 -
Yorkshire - 2 £275 -
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 153 (80.53%) Windows
2 120 (63.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 94 (49.47%) Application Packaging
4 87 (45.79%) SCCM
5 83 (43.68%) Windows 7
6 77 (40.53%) Security Cleared
7 70 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 60 (31.58%) Active Directory
9 51 (26.84%) SC Cleared
10 47 (24.74%) Migration
11 45 (23.68%) PowerShell
12 44 (23.16%) Citrix
13 37 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 36 (18.95%) Windows XP
15 35 (18.42%) VMware
16 32 (16.84%) VBScript
17 30 (15.79%) Application Discovery
18 29 (15.26%) XenApp
19 26 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (13.16%) Windows 8
20 25 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
21 22 (11.58%) VB
21 22 (11.58%) SQL
22 21 (11.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 21 (11.05%) QA
23 20 (10.53%) InstallShield
24 17 (8.95%) DV Cleared
25 16 (8.42%) HP
26 15 (7.89%) MS Excel
27 14 (7.37%) Finance

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (4.74%) IIS
2 6 (3.16%) Confluence
2 6 (3.16%) IBM Notes
2 6 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.05%) Apache
4 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.05%) Lync
4 2 (1.05%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.53%) WorkSite
Applications
1 15 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) SaaS
1 2 (1.05%) PaaS
1 2 (1.05%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.79%) DNS
2 10 (5.26%) Firewall
3 9 (4.74%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.68%) DHCP
5 6 (3.16%) SAN
6 5 (2.63%) NAS
6 5 (2.63%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.11%) Network Security
8 3 (1.58%) VPN
9 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.05%) LAN
9 2 (1.05%) WAN
10 1 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.05%) MySQL
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.05%) QlikView
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (10.53%) InstallShield
2 12 (6.32%) AdminStudio
3 8 (4.21%) JIRA
4 6 (3.16%) NUnit
4 6 (3.16%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.11%) StarTeam
6 3 (1.58%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (1.05%) WiX
7 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.05%) Subversion
7 2 (1.05%) Maven
7 2 (1.05%) Selenium
7 2 (1.05%) JUnit
7 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (7.37%) Finance
2 9 (4.74%) Banking
3 7 (3.68%) Law
3 7 (3.68%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.63%) Legal
5 4 (2.11%) Retail
6 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) Front Office
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (50.53%) Applications Packager
2 15 (7.89%) Consultant
3 10 (5.26%) Administrator
4 9 (4.74%) Developer
4 9 (4.74%) Analyst
5 7 (3.68%) .NET Developer
5 7 (3.68%) SCCM Administrator
6 6 (3.16%) Applications Consultant
7 5 (2.63%) Architect
7 5 (2.63%) Project Manager
7 5 (2.63%) Citrix Consultant
7 5 (2.63%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (2.11%) Citrix Administrator
8 4 (2.11%) SCCM Engineer
8 4 (2.11%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (2.11%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.11%) Applications Support
9 3 (1.58%) Software Engineer
9 3 (1.58%) Support Analyst
9 3 (1.58%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (49.47%) Application Packaging
2 10 (5.26%) Software Packaging
2 10 (5.26%) WPF
2 10 (5.26%) .NET
3 8 (4.21%) WinForms
3 8 (4.21%) WCF
4 7 (3.68%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.16%) TIBCO EMS
5 6 (3.16%) .NET Remoting
6 3 (1.58%) CGI
6 3 (1.58%) XML
6 3 (1.58%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.05%) XSD
7 2 (1.05%) WSH
8 1 (0.53%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.11%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.11%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.05%) CMDB
6 2 (1.05%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) SecurID
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 153 (80.53%) Windows
2 83 (43.68%) Windows 7
3 37 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (18.95%) Windows XP
5 25 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (13.16%) Windows 8
6 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.16%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.58%) Linux
9 2 (1.05%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (24.74%) Migration
2 30 (15.79%) Application Discovery
3 12 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (4.74%) ITIL
5 8 (4.21%) Code Coverage
5 8 (4.21%) Configuration Management
5 8 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (3.16%) Project Management
6 6 (3.16%) Refactoring
6 6 (3.16%) Multithreading
6 6 (3.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (2.63%) Patch Management
7 5 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (2.63%) Release Management
7 5 (2.63%) Change Management
8 4 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (1.58%) Information Security
9 3 (1.58%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.58%) Logistics
9 3 (1.58%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 32 (16.84%) VBScript
3 22 (11.58%) VB
3 22 (11.58%) SQL
4 5 (2.63%) C#
5 3 (1.58%) VBA
6 2 (1.05%) REXX
6 2 (1.05%) Tcl
6 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.05%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 77 (40.53%) Security Cleared
2 51 (26.84%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.95%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.63%) MCSE
6 2 (1.05%) MCSA
6 2 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.05%) MCDST
6 2 (1.05%) MCITP
7 1 (0.53%) MCP
7 1 (0.53%) MCTS
7 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.53%) MOS
7 1 (0.53%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.05%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 120 (63.16%) Microsoft App-V
2 60 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 29 (15.26%) XenApp
4 26 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (6.32%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.21%) vSphere
6 8 (4.21%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.16%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.63%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.58%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.05%) XenServer
11 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 87 (45.79%) SCCM
2 21 (11.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (5.26%) EdgeSight
4 8 (4.21%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (4.21%) WMI
5 6 (3.16%) WSUS
6 5 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.58%) BMC Marimba
8 3 (1.58%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.58%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (1.05%) ZENworks
9 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.05%) Puppet
9 2 (1.05%) SCOM
10 1 (0.53%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.53%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 70 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 44 (23.16%) Citrix
3 35 (18.42%) VMware
4 16 (8.42%) HP
5 13 (6.84%) McAfee
6 9 (4.74%) AppSense
7 7 (3.68%) Lotus
7 7 (3.68%) IBM
8 6 (3.16%) Infragistics
8 6 (3.16%) DevExpress
8 6 (3.16%) TIBCO
8 6 (3.16%) Altiris
8 6 (3.16%) Oracle
9 4 (2.11%) Cisco
9 4 (2.11%) Lumension
10 3 (1.58%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.58%) BMC
10 3 (1.58%) Mercator
11 2 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.05%) Wyse
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