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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 461 351 377
Rank change year-on-year
-110 +26
Contract jobs citing MSI 117 232 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.74% 3.99% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 119 100
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £10.90 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £12.53 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -61.29%
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
6709 5812 5880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.84% 12.05% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3839 3309
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 £293 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 119 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 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 19 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 44 £422 +29.76% 11
South East -41 17 £320 -1.53%
East of England -20 8 £315 -4.54% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £163 - 1
West Midlands -30 2 - - 3
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 234 (79.32%) Windows
2 209 (70.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 174 (58.98%) Windows 7
4 125 (42.37%) SCCM
5 112 (37.97%) Application Packaging
6 93 (31.53%) Microsoft
7 86 (29.15%) Citrix
8 85 (28.81%) Windows XP
9 75 (25.42%) Security Cleared
10 73 (24.75%) VB
10 73 (24.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 59 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 57 (19.32%) InstallShield
13 54 (18.31%) SC Cleared
14 50 (16.95%) PowerShell
15 48 (16.27%) XenApp
16 46 (15.59%) VMware
17 43 (14.58%) Hyper-V
18 42 (14.24%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (14.24%) Wise Package Studio
19 39 (13.22%) Migration
19 39 (13.22%) VBScript
20 35 (11.86%) WSH
20 35 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (11.53%) AdminStudio
22 32 (10.85%) Windows 8
23 28 (9.49%) Windows Server 2003
24 26 (8.81%) ITIL
25 25 (8.47%) Windows Vista
26 24 (8.14%) SQL

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (2.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (2.37%) IIS
3 4 (1.36%) Documentum
3 4 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.68%) Lync
4 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.68%) Apache
4 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (7.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) assyst
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.76%) DNS
2 15 (5.08%) SMS
3 12 (4.07%) Firewall
4 11 (3.73%) DHCP
5 9 (3.05%) SAN
6 8 (2.71%) NetScaler
6 8 (2.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.69%) X.400
7 5 (1.69%) X.500
7 5 (1.69%) Internet
8 4 (1.36%) VPN
8 4 (1.36%) Network Security
8 4 (1.36%) Nortel Meridian
9 3 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.02%) SSL
10 2 (0.68%) NAS
10 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.34%) Wireless
11 1 (0.34%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 57 (19.32%) InstallShield
2 42 (14.24%) Wise Package Studio
3 34 (11.53%) AdminStudio
4 5 (1.69%) WiX
5 4 (1.36%) NUnit
6 3 (1.02%) Subversion
6 3 (1.02%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.02%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.68%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.68%) Selenium
7 2 (0.68%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.34%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.34%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.34%) Moq
General
1 20 (6.78%) Finance
2 17 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.03%) Banking
3 6 (2.03%) Retail
4 5 (1.69%) Law
5 3 (1.02%) Publishing
5 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.68%) French Language
6 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Czech Language
7 1 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 154 (52.20%) Applications Packager
2 19 (6.44%) Analyst
3 18 (6.10%) SCCM Engineer
4 15 (5.08%) Consultant
5 9 (3.05%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (2.71%) Developer
7 7 (2.37%) Technical Leader
8 6 (2.03%) SCCM Consultant
8 6 (2.03%) Architect
8 6 (2.03%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (1.69%) Support Analyst
9 5 (1.69%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (1.69%) Desktop Support
10 4 (1.36%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (1.36%) Citrix Specialist
10 4 (1.36%) Team Leader
10 4 (1.36%) Administrator
11 3 (1.02%) Citrix Consultant
11 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Architect
11 3 (1.02%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (37.97%) Application Packaging
2 35 (11.86%) WSH
3 9 (3.05%) .NET
3 9 (3.05%) JSP
4 8 (2.71%) XML
5 7 (2.37%) Software Packaging
6 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.36%) Web Services
7 3 (1.02%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.02%) WCF
7 3 (1.02%) jQuery
7 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.68%) Breeze.js
8 2 (0.68%) Durandal
8 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.68%) Kendo UI
8 2 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.37%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.37%) Thin Client
3 5 (1.69%) PKI
3 5 (1.69%) Blackberry
3 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.36%) CMDB
4 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.36%) Clustering
5 3 (1.02%) CLARiiON
6 2 (0.68%) User Experience
6 2 (0.68%) NHS
6 2 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.34%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.34%) AS400
7 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
7 1 (0.34%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 234 (79.32%) Windows
2 174 (58.98%) Windows 7
3 85 (28.81%) Windows XP
4 42 (14.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (10.85%) Windows 8
6 28 (9.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (8.47%) Windows Vista
8 8 (2.71%) Linux
9 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.03%) Solaris
10 5 (1.69%) UNIX
11 4 (1.36%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.02%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.02%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.22%) Migration
2 26 (8.81%) ITIL
3 19 (6.44%) Service Delivery
4 16 (5.42%) Software Distribution
5 13 (4.41%) Configuration Management
6 12 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (4.07%) Validation
7 8 (2.71%) ITIL V3
7 8 (2.71%) Compatibility Testing
7 8 (2.71%) Test Scripting
8 7 (2.37%) Release Management
8 7 (2.37%) Project Management
9 6 (2.03%) Service Management
10 5 (1.69%) Problem Management
10 5 (1.69%) System Testing
10 5 (1.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (1.36%) Load Testing
11 4 (1.36%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.36%) Load Balancing
11 4 (1.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (24.75%) VB
2 50 (16.95%) PowerShell
3 39 (13.22%) VBScript
4 24 (8.14%) SQL
5 18 (6.10%) C#
6 8 (2.71%) C
7 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.68%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.68%) Java
8 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 54 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.42%) MCSE
5 12 (4.07%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.03%) MCITP
7 4 (1.36%) MCSA
7 4 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.36%) CCEA
8 3 (1.02%) Degree
8 3 (1.02%) MCP
9 2 (0.68%) MCTS
10 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.34%) PMP
10 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.39%) QA
2 5 (1.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 209 (70.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 59 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 48 (16.27%) XenApp
4 43 (14.58%) Hyper-V
5 35 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (7.12%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.39%) Terminal Services
8 9 (3.05%) vSphere
9 6 (2.03%) XenServer
10 4 (1.36%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.34%) Squid
11 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 125 (42.37%) SCCM
2 73 (24.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (4.75%) WSUS
3 14 (4.75%) AppDNA
4 10 (3.39%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.36%) SCOM
6 4 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.02%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (0.68%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.68%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.68%) ZENworks
8 2 (0.68%) OpenView
9 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.34%) DameWare
9 1 (0.34%) WMI
9 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.34%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 93 (31.53%) Microsoft
2 86 (29.15%) Citrix
3 46 (15.59%) VMware
4 20 (6.78%) AppSense
5 14 (4.75%) Altiris
6 11 (3.73%) IBM
6 11 (3.73%) HP
7 9 (3.05%) Oracle
8 8 (2.71%) NetApp
9 7 (2.37%) CA
9 7 (2.37%) EMC
10 5 (1.69%) Wyse
10 5 (1.69%) LANDesk
10 5 (1.69%) Cisco
11 4 (1.36%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.36%) Nortel
11 4 (1.36%) Dell
11 4 (1.36%) Remedy
12 3 (1.02%) Clearswift
12 3 (1.02%) Splunk
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