The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 387 327 344
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +17
Contract jobs citing MSI 173 203 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.74% 4.08% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 132 148
Average daily rate £300 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £266 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £43.50 £16.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.63% -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+163.63% -10.81%
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6320 4979 5460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.31% 11.53% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4124 3200 3248
Average daily rate £375 £390 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 139 193
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.40 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.45 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.58 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
MSI
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -55 50 £350 -9.67% 7
South East -39 39 £284 -5.41% 1
North West -5 34 £240 -11.11% 2
West Midlands -17 14 £205 -52.60%
South West -25 11 £400 +27.38% 3
Yorkshire -5 8 £315 -21.98%
East of England -39 7 £300 -2.43%
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 269 (79.35%) Windows
2 217 (64.01%) Microsoft App-V
3 184 (54.28%) Windows 7
4 143 (42.18%) Application Packaging
5 131 (38.64%) SCCM
6 113 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 89 (26.25%) Windows XP
8 76 (22.42%) InstallShield
9 72 (21.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 71 (20.94%) VB
11 62 (18.29%) Security Cleared
12 61 (17.99%) Citrix
13 58 (17.11%) Active Directory
14 52 (15.34%) XenApp
15 49 (14.45%) Wise Package Studio
16 48 (14.16%) Migration
17 47 (13.86%) PowerShell
17 47 (13.86%) VBScript
18 40 (11.80%) Hyper-V
19 39 (11.50%) C#
20 38 (11.21%) AppSense
21 37 (10.91%) VMware
21 37 (10.91%) .NET
22 34 (10.03%) AdminStudio
23 32 (9.44%) WSH
23 32 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
24 31 (9.14%) SC Cleared
24 31 (9.14%) HP
24 31 (9.14%) MS Office
25 27 (7.96%) MS Excel

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (3.54%) IIS
2 8 (2.36%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.77%) Lync
4 5 (1.47%) Kentico
4 5 (1.47%) CMS
4 5 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.29%) Documentum
7 1 (0.29%) Site Server
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (9.14%) MS Office
2 27 (7.96%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.77%) MS Project
4 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.77%) Internet
2 5 (1.47%) SSH
2 5 (1.47%) NetScaler
2 5 (1.47%) LDAP
2 5 (1.47%) LAN
2 5 (1.47%) FTP
2 5 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.18%) DNS
3 4 (1.18%) Nortel Meridian
4 3 (0.88%) Network Security
4 3 (0.88%) SAN
4 3 (0.88%) SMS
4 3 (0.88%) DHCP
5 2 (0.59%) Firewall
6 1 (0.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.47%) SQLPlus
3 4 (1.18%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 76 (22.42%) InstallShield
2 49 (14.45%) Wise Package Studio
3 34 (10.03%) AdminStudio
4 19 (5.60%) WiX
5 13 (3.83%) NUnit
6 12 (3.54%) CruiseControl
6 12 (3.54%) Subversion
6 12 (3.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.59%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
General
1 21 (6.19%) Finance
2 19 (5.60%) Banking
3 16 (4.72%) French Language
4 13 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.77%) Local Government
6 5 (1.47%) Publishing
7 4 (1.18%) Retail
7 4 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 191 (56.34%) Applications Packager
2 27 (7.96%) Analyst
3 15 (4.42%) SCCM Engineer
4 9 (2.65%) Consultant
5 8 (2.36%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (2.36%) Integration Analyst
6 7 (2.06%) Build Engineer
6 7 (2.06%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 7 (2.06%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (2.06%) Project Manager
6 7 (2.06%) Support Analyst
7 6 (1.77%) Developer
7 6 (1.77%) Architect
7 6 (1.77%) Desktop Support
8 5 (1.47%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (1.47%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (1.18%) Configuration Analyst
9 4 (1.18%) MSI Packager
9 4 (1.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (1.18%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (42.18%) Application Packaging
2 37 (10.91%) .NET
3 32 (9.44%) WSH
4 19 (5.60%) Software Packaging
5 17 (5.01%) XML
6 7 (2.06%) HTML
6 7 (2.06%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.06%) jQuery
7 5 (1.47%) WCF
7 5 (1.47%) HTML5
7 5 (1.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.59%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.59%) CSS
9 1 (0.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (2.36%) CMDB
3 4 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (1.18%) Hedge funds
3 4 (1.18%) Blackberry
3 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.18%) Replication
4 3 (0.88%) NHS
4 3 (0.88%) Thin Client
4 3 (0.88%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 269 (79.35%) Windows
2 184 (54.28%) Windows 7
3 89 (26.25%) Windows XP
4 32 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (7.08%) Windows 8
7 11 (3.24%) Windows Vista
8 9 (2.65%) Linux
9 7 (2.06%) Solaris
10 6 (1.77%) UNIX
11 4 (1.18%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.16%) Migration
2 21 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (5.60%) ITIL
4 18 (5.31%) Configuration Management
5 14 (4.13%) Release Management
6 12 (3.54%) Integration Testing
6 12 (3.54%) Project Management
7 11 (3.24%) Unit Testing
7 11 (3.24%) Software Deployment
8 10 (2.95%) Service Management
8 10 (2.95%) Service Delivery
8 10 (2.95%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (2.36%) ITSM
10 7 (2.06%) CAD
10 7 (2.06%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.06%) Project Planning
11 6 (1.77%) Validation
11 6 (1.77%) Time Management
11 6 (1.77%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (20.94%) VB
2 47 (13.86%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.86%) VBScript
3 39 (11.50%) C#
4 13 (3.83%) SQL
5 7 (2.06%) Java
5 7 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.77%) C
7 5 (1.47%) PHP
7 5 (1.47%) sed
7 5 (1.47%) Python
8 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.59%) AWK
8 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (18.29%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.31%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.54%) MCSE
6 7 (2.06%) MCP
7 6 (1.77%) CCA
7 6 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (1.77%) CCEA
8 4 (1.18%) MCITP
9 1 (0.29%) Degree
9 1 (0.29%) MCTS
9 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.42%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 217 (64.01%) Microsoft App-V
2 58 (17.11%) Active Directory
3 52 (15.34%) XenApp
4 40 (11.80%) Hyper-V
5 20 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (4.13%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.36%) vSphere
8 5 (1.47%) NFS
9 4 (1.18%) XenServer
10 3 (0.88%) IAG
10 3 (0.88%) UAG
10 3 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 131 (38.64%) SCCM
2 72 (21.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (6.49%) WSUS
4 14 (4.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (3.83%) AppDNA
6 6 (1.77%) ZENworks
6 6 (1.77%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.47%) SCOM
8 3 (0.88%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.59%) OpenView
9 2 (0.59%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 113 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 61 (17.99%) Citrix
3 38 (11.21%) AppSense
4 37 (10.91%) VMware
5 31 (9.14%) HP
6 16 (4.72%) Oracle
6 16 (4.72%) Altiris
6 16 (4.72%) Wyse
7 6 (1.77%) IBM
7 6 (1.77%) Remedy
8 5 (1.47%) BMC
8 5 (1.47%) Autodesk
8 5 (1.47%) Opsware
8 5 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.18%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.18%) CA
9 4 (1.18%) Nortel
10 3 (0.88%) SAP
10 3 (0.88%) Novell
10 3 (0.88%) Sophos
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