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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 476 414 307
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -107
Contract jobs citing MSI 103 171 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.57% 2.70% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 109 136
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+19.64% -10.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Average hourly rate - £43.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +163.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +163.63%
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
6566 6327 4961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.94% 12.35% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4244 4116 3191
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 115 137
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 £27.82 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.69 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
London 0 46 £338 -3.57% 6
South East -15 29 £375 +40.18% 4
South West +5 11 £300 -25.00% 1
North West -41 8 £313 +30.20% 2
Yorkshire -20 3 £320 +1.58% 1
East of England +6 2 £380 +26.66% 3
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 182 (81.25%) Windows
2 112 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 99 (44.20%) Windows 7
4 89 (39.73%) SCCM
5 88 (39.29%) Security Cleared
5 88 (39.29%) Application Packaging
6 85 (37.95%) Microsoft
7 81 (36.16%) Active Directory
8 70 (31.25%) VMware
9 61 (27.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (26.34%) PowerShell
11 58 (25.89%) Migration
12 51 (22.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 50 (22.32%) SQL
14 49 (21.88%) DV Cleared
14 49 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (20.54%) Citrix
16 36 (16.07%) XenApp
17 33 (14.73%) HP
18 32 (14.29%) Firewall
19 31 (13.84%) Finance
20 30 (13.39%) VBScript
20 30 (13.39%) QA
21 28 (12.50%) SC Cleared
22 27 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
23 26 (11.61%) Windows Vista
24 24 (10.71%) .NET
24 24 (10.71%) Windows XP
25 23 (10.27%) Oracle
25 23 (10.27%) McAfee

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 13 (5.80%) TIBCO EMS
1 13 (5.80%) Confluence
2 11 (4.91%) IIS
3 5 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.89%) JBoss
5 2 (0.89%) Apache
5 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (8.04%) MS Office
2 16 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) SaaS
1 2 (0.89%) PaaS
1 2 (0.89%) Office 365
1 2 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.29%) Firewall
2 13 (5.80%) DNS
3 11 (4.91%) SAN
3 11 (4.91%) VPN
4 8 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.57%) DHCP
5 7 (3.13%) NetScaler
6 5 (2.23%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.23%) FTP
6 5 (2.23%) SMTP
6 5 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (2.23%) RTSP
6 5 (2.23%) Network Security
6 5 (2.23%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.79%) NAS
8 2 (0.89%) SSL
9 1 (0.45%) LAN
9 1 (0.45%) WAN
9 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.79%) MySQL
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (9.38%) InstallShield
2 18 (8.04%) NUnit
3 17 (7.59%) StarTeam
3 17 (7.59%) JIRA
4 13 (5.80%) AdminStudio
4 13 (5.80%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.13%) Subversion
5 7 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.68%) WiX
7 5 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.23%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (1.79%) JUnit
8 4 (1.79%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.89%) Ant
10 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.89%) Maven
10 2 (0.89%) Checkstyle
10 2 (0.89%) Hudson
10 2 (0.89%) Selenium
General
1 31 (13.84%) Finance
2 19 (8.48%) Banking
3 13 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.68%) Legal
5 5 (2.23%) Retail
6 3 (1.34%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 93 (41.52%) Applications Packager
2 17 (7.59%) Developer
3 15 (6.70%) Build Engineer
4 14 (6.25%) Consultant
5 13 (5.80%) .NET Developer
6 8 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
6 8 (3.57%) Applications Specialist
7 7 (3.13%) Administrator
7 7 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (2.23%) Security Engineer
8 5 (2.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (2.23%) Applications Support
8 5 (2.23%) Applications Consultant
8 5 (2.23%) Analyst
8 5 (2.23%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (2.23%) SCCM Administrator
9 4 (1.79%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (1.79%) Architect
9 4 (1.79%) Citrix Consultant
10 3 (1.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (39.29%) Application Packaging
2 24 (10.71%) .NET
3 15 (6.70%) WCF
4 14 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 13 (5.80%) WinForms
5 13 (5.80%) WPF
5 13 (5.80%) .NET Remoting
6 8 (3.57%) XML
7 4 (1.79%) WSH
8 3 (1.34%) Ajax
8 3 (1.34%) Software Packaging
8 3 (1.34%) HTML
8 3 (1.34%) Web Services
8 3 (1.34%) HTML5
9 2 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.89%) REST
9 2 (0.89%) CSS3
9 2 (0.89%) Django
9 2 (0.89%) Play Framework
9 2 (0.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.02%) Client/Server
2 6 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.79%) Thin Client
3 4 (1.79%) PDA
3 4 (1.79%) Fat Client
4 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.89%) Clustering
4 2 (0.89%) Open Source
4 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.45%) SecurID
5 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.45%) Statistics
5 1 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 182 (81.25%) Windows
2 99 (44.20%) Windows 7
3 61 (27.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (11.61%) Windows Vista
6 24 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 18 (8.04%) Windows 8
8 15 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.57%) Linux
10 3 (1.34%) CentOS
11 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.89%) Migration
2 23 (10.27%) Configuration Management
3 20 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (6.70%) Code Coverage
5 14 (6.25%) ITIL
6 13 (5.80%) Refactoring
6 13 (5.80%) Multithreading
7 12 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.46%) Service Management
9 8 (3.57%) Release Management
9 8 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.13%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.23%) Software Deployment
12 4 (1.79%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (1.79%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (1.79%) Compatibility Testing
12 4 (1.79%) Scrum
12 4 (1.79%) Validation
13 3 (1.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 59 (26.34%) PowerShell
2 50 (22.32%) SQL
3 30 (13.39%) VBScript
4 21 (9.38%) VB
5 9 (4.02%) C#
6 5 (2.23%) Java
7 2 (0.89%) PHP
7 2 (0.89%) Ruby
8 1 (0.45%) C
8 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.45%) VBA
8 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 49 (21.88%) DV Cleared
3 28 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.68%) MCSE
6 3 (1.34%) Degree
7 2 (0.89%) MCP
7 2 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.89%) MCTS
8 1 (0.45%) MCITP
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) MCSA
8 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.45%) CISSP
8 1 (0.45%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (13.39%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 112 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 81 (36.16%) Active Directory
3 49 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (16.07%) XenApp
5 22 (9.82%) XenDesktop
6 12 (5.36%) vSphere
7 10 (4.46%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.02%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.13%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.34%) vCloud
10 3 (1.34%) XenServer
11 2 (0.89%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.89%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 89 (39.73%) SCCM
2 51 (22.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (4.46%) EdgeSight
4 9 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.68%) WMI
6 5 (2.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.79%) WSUS
8 3 (1.34%) BMC Marimba
8 3 (1.34%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.34%) Puppet
8 3 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.34%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.89%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.45%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 85 (37.95%) Microsoft
2 70 (31.25%) VMware
3 46 (20.54%) Citrix
4 33 (14.73%) HP
5 23 (10.27%) Oracle
5 23 (10.27%) McAfee
6 19 (8.48%) AppSense
7 17 (7.59%) Lumension
8 13 (5.80%) DevExpress
8 13 (5.80%) Infragistics
8 13 (5.80%) IBM
8 13 (5.80%) TIBCO
9 6 (2.68%) Mercator
9 6 (2.68%) Novell
10 5 (2.23%) Cisco
11 4 (1.79%) Wyse
11 4 (1.79%) Altiris
12 3 (1.34%) Brocade
12 3 (1.34%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.34%) CheckPoint
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