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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 463 355 367
Rank change year-on-year
-108 +12
Contract jobs citing MSI 116 215 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.72% 3.73% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 113 100
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£345 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -58.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £10.86 £13.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £12.20 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £12.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -58.26%
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
6731 5769 5942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.76% 11.96% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4539 3832 3329
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 110 222
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 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 -16 43 £425 +30.76% 8
South East -57 16 £320 -1.53% 1
East of England -18 8 £313 -5.30%
Yorkshire - 6 £206 - 1
West Midlands -29 2 - - 2
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 223 (81.99%) Windows
2 196 (72.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 168 (61.76%) Windows 7
4 118 (43.38%) SCCM
5 104 (38.24%) Application Packaging
6 89 (32.72%) Microsoft
7 84 (30.88%) Citrix
8 77 (28.31%) Windows XP
9 67 (24.63%) Security Cleared
10 62 (22.79%) VB
11 61 (22.43%) Active Directory
12 60 (22.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 52 (19.12%) InstallShield
14 51 (18.75%) SC Cleared
15 46 (16.91%) XenApp
16 45 (16.54%) PowerShell
17 44 (16.18%) VMware
18 39 (14.34%) Migration
19 38 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
20 35 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (12.50%) VBScript
21 34 (12.50%) Hyper-V
22 32 (11.76%) Wise Package Studio
23 30 (11.03%) AdminStudio
24 29 (10.66%) Windows 8
25 28 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
25 28 (10.29%) ITIL
26 27 (9.93%) WSH
27 25 (9.19%) SQL
27 25 (9.19%) Windows Vista

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 8 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.57%) IIS
2 7 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.10%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.10%) Apache
4 3 (1.10%) Documentum
5 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.74%) Lync
6 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) assyst
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.99%) DNS
2 15 (5.51%) SMS
3 13 (4.78%) DHCP
3 13 (4.78%) Firewall
4 10 (3.68%) SAN
5 9 (3.31%) NetScaler
6 8 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.84%) Internet
7 5 (1.84%) X.400
7 5 (1.84%) X.500
8 4 (1.47%) Nortel Meridian
8 4 (1.47%) VPN
8 4 (1.47%) Network Security
9 3 (1.10%) NAS
9 3 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.10%) SSL
10 2 (0.74%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.74%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.37%) Wireless
11 1 (0.37%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 52 (19.12%) InstallShield
2 32 (11.76%) Wise Package Studio
3 30 (11.03%) AdminStudio
4 5 (1.84%) WiX
5 4 (1.47%) NUnit
6 3 (1.10%) Subversion
6 3 (1.10%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.74%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.74%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.74%) Selenium
7 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.37%) Moq
8 1 (0.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.37%) Hudson
General
1 24 (8.82%) Finance
2 17 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.21%) Banking
3 6 (2.21%) Retail
4 5 (1.84%) Law
5 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 131 (48.16%) Applications Packager
2 18 (6.62%) Analyst
3 16 (5.88%) Consultant
3 16 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
4 10 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (3.31%) Developer
6 7 (2.57%) Technical Leader
7 6 (2.21%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (2.21%) Architect
7 6 (2.21%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (1.84%) Desktop Support
8 5 (1.84%) Support Analyst
9 4 (1.47%) Team Leader
9 4 (1.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (1.47%) Administrator
9 4 (1.47%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (1.47%) Citrix Consultant
9 4 (1.47%) Citrix Specialist
10 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (1.10%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (38.24%) Application Packaging
2 27 (9.93%) WSH
3 9 (3.31%) JSP
4 6 (2.21%) .NET
4 6 (2.21%) XML
5 5 (1.84%) Software Packaging
6 4 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.47%) Web Services
7 3 (1.10%) Middleware
7 3 (1.10%) WCF
7 3 (1.10%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.10%) jQuery
7 3 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.74%) Kendo UI
8 2 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.74%) Breeze.js
8 2 (0.74%) Durandal
8 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.57%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.57%) Thin Client
3 6 (2.21%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.84%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.84%) Clustering
4 5 (1.84%) PKI
4 5 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.47%) CMDB
6 3 (1.10%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.74%) User Experience
7 2 (0.74%) NHS
7 2 (0.74%) Replication
8 1 (0.37%) AS400
8 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.37%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 223 (81.99%) Windows
2 168 (61.76%) Windows 7
3 77 (28.31%) Windows XP
4 38 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (10.66%) Windows 8
6 28 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (9.19%) Windows Vista
8 8 (2.94%) Linux
9 6 (2.21%) Solaris
10 5 (1.84%) UNIX
10 5 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.47%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.10%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.34%) Migration
2 28 (10.29%) ITIL
3 17 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 15 (5.51%) Software Distribution
5 12 (4.41%) Configuration Management
6 10 (3.68%) Validation
6 10 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (3.31%) ITIL V3
8 8 (2.94%) Test Scripting
8 8 (2.94%) Compatibility Testing
9 7 (2.57%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.21%) Release Management
10 6 (2.21%) System Testing
10 6 (2.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (1.84%) Project Management
11 5 (1.84%) Service Management
12 4 (1.47%) OO
12 4 (1.47%) Change Management
12 4 (1.47%) Load Testing
12 4 (1.47%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (22.79%) VB
2 45 (16.54%) PowerShell
3 34 (12.50%) VBScript
4 25 (9.19%) SQL
5 16 (5.88%) C#
6 8 (2.94%) C
7 3 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.74%) Java
8 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (24.63%) Security Cleared
2 51 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.88%) MCSE
5 10 (3.68%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.21%) MCITP
7 4 (1.47%) MCSA
7 4 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.47%) CCEA
8 3 (1.10%) MCP
8 3 (1.10%) Degree
9 2 (0.74%) MCTS
10 1 (0.37%) PMP
10 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.68%) QA
2 6 (2.21%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 196 (72.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 61 (22.43%) Active Directory
3 46 (16.91%) XenApp
4 35 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 23 (8.46%) XenDesktop
7 11 (4.04%) Terminal Services
8 10 (3.68%) vSphere
9 6 (2.21%) XenServer
10 4 (1.47%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.74%) Firmware
13 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.37%) Squid
Systems Management
1 118 (43.38%) SCCM
2 60 (22.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (5.15%) AppDNA
4 13 (4.78%) WSUS
5 10 (3.68%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.47%) SCOM
7 3 (1.10%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (1.10%) OpenView
7 3 (1.10%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.74%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.37%) PureDisk
9 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.37%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.37%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.37%) DameWare
Vendors
1 89 (32.72%) Microsoft
2 84 (30.88%) Citrix
3 44 (16.18%) VMware
4 17 (6.25%) AppSense
5 14 (5.15%) Altiris
6 11 (4.04%) IBM
7 10 (3.68%) Oracle
7 10 (3.68%) HP
8 8 (2.94%) NetApp
9 7 (2.57%) EMC
10 6 (2.21%) Cisco
10 6 (2.21%) CA
10 6 (2.21%) LANDesk
11 5 (1.84%) Wyse
12 4 (1.47%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.47%) Nortel
12 4 (1.47%) Dell
13 3 (1.10%) Lotus
13 3 (1.10%) Clearswift
13 3 (1.10%) Remedy
Derby, Derbyshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Somerset
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £400 per day (1 month)
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago