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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 544 478 410
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -68
Contract jobs citing MSI 58 113 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.24% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 1.77% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 59 86
Average daily rate £353 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.87% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £600 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.73% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +220.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +220.00%
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
7055 6386 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.95% 13.61% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4768 4358 3425
Average daily rate £425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 116 118
Average hourly rate £41.80 £36.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.11% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £46.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 20 £450 +5.88%
North West -8 15 £300 -3.22% 1
South East -33 12 £340 -22.28% 1
Yorkshire -15 6 - - 1
West Midlands -9 3 £313 -10.84%
East of England +3 1 £350 -
North East - 1 - -
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 91 (79.13%) Windows
2 58 (50.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 53 (46.09%) Active Directory
3 53 (46.09%) PowerShell
4 52 (45.22%) SCCM
5 42 (36.52%) Windows 7
6 41 (35.65%) Microsoft
7 27 (23.48%) SQL
8 25 (21.74%) Application Packaging
9 23 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (19.13%) Finance
10 22 (19.13%) VMware
11 21 (18.26%) Security Cleared
12 19 (16.52%) Windows XP
13 18 (15.65%) Application Discovery
14 17 (14.78%) MS Excel
14 17 (14.78%) DNS
14 17 (14.78%) Citrix
14 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
15 16 (13.91%) ITIL
15 16 (13.91%) XenDesktop
16 15 (13.04%) InstallShield
17 14 (12.17%) Firewall
17 14 (12.17%) IIS
17 14 (12.17%) MS Office
17 14 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (12.17%) WiX
18 13 (11.30%) User Acceptance Testing

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (12.17%) IIS
2 5 (4.35%) Apache
2 5 (4.35%) JBoss
2 5 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.74%) nginx
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (14.78%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.17%) MS Office
3 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.74%) assyst
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) IaaS
1 5 (4.35%) PaaS
1 5 (4.35%) SaaS
2 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.78%) DNS
2 14 (12.17%) Firewall
3 4 (3.48%) DHCP
4 3 (2.61%) Internet
4 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.74%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.74%) LDAP
6 1 (0.87%) DMZ
6 1 (0.87%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.87%) LAN
6 1 (0.87%) VPN
6 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) MySQL
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.74%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.87%) Big Data
5 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (13.04%) InstallShield
3 14 (12.17%) WiX
4 8 (6.96%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.96%) Selenium
5 7 (6.09%) JIRA
5 7 (6.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (6.09%) TeamCity
6 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.35%) JUnit
7 5 (4.35%) Maven
7 5 (4.35%) Subversion
8 4 (3.48%) AdminStudio
9 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.61%) Hudson
10 2 (1.74%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.74%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.74%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.74%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (19.13%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Front Office
3 6 (5.22%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Legal
5 3 (2.61%) Local Government
5 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (24.35%) Applications Packager
2 19 (16.52%) Analyst
3 9 (7.83%) Consultant
4 7 (6.09%) Developer
4 7 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.22%) Environment Manager
5 6 (5.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (3.48%) Applications Support
7 4 (3.48%) MSI Packager
7 4 (3.48%) Software Manager
7 4 (3.48%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (2.61%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) .NET
2 9 (7.83%) Software Packaging
3 7 (6.09%) MSMQ
4 5 (4.35%) LAMP
5 3 (2.61%) Web Services
6 2 (1.74%) ActiveX
6 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.74%) J2EE
6 2 (1.74%) WCF
7 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.87%) Ajax
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.87%) Breeze.js
7 1 (0.87%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.87%) Express
7 1 (0.87%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.87%) jQuery
7 1 (0.87%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.87%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Derivative
2 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.48%) Fat Client
2 4 (3.48%) Replication
2 4 (3.48%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.61%) Clustering
4 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.74%) NHS
4 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.87%) Life Science
5 1 (0.87%) PDA
5 1 (0.87%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.87%) SecurID
5 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (79.13%) Windows
2 42 (36.52%) Windows 7
3 19 (16.52%) Windows XP
4 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (9.57%) Windows 8
6 10 (8.70%) Windows Server
7 7 (6.09%) Linux
7 7 (6.09%) Windows Vista
8 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.74%) Application Packaging
2 18 (15.65%) Application Discovery
3 16 (13.91%) ITIL
4 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (7.83%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (6.96%) DevOps
7 8 (6.96%) Service Management
8 7 (6.09%) Migration
9 5 (4.35%) Code Coverage
9 5 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (4.35%) Defect Management
9 5 (4.35%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.35%) Workflow
10 4 (3.48%) Software Deployment
11 3 (2.61%) Software Testing
11 3 (2.61%) Test Scripting
12 2 (1.74%) Network Load Balancing
12 2 (1.74%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.09%) PowerShell
2 27 (23.48%) SQL
3 10 (8.70%) VB
4 9 (7.83%) VBScript
5 7 (6.09%) PHP
6 6 (5.22%) Java
7 4 (3.48%) C#
8 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.74%) C
8 2 (1.74%) Perl
8 2 (1.74%) Python
9 1 (0.87%) C++
9 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (18.26%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (7.83%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.96%) MCSE
5 7 (6.09%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.61%) Degree
6 3 (2.61%) ISEB
6 3 (2.61%) MCDST
6 3 (2.61%) MCITP
6 3 (2.61%) MCP
7 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.87%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (50.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 53 (46.09%) Active Directory
3 16 (13.91%) XenDesktop
4 14 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (9.57%) vSphere
6 8 (6.96%) XenApp
7 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.61%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.74%) Docker
9 2 (1.74%) GlusterFS
9 2 (1.74%) pfSense
9 2 (1.74%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (45.22%) SCCM
2 10 (8.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.09%) Puppet
4 5 (4.35%) SCOM
5 3 (2.61%) AppDNA
5 3 (2.61%) ThinApp
6 2 (1.74%) Ansible
6 2 (1.74%) CFEngine
6 2 (1.74%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.74%) Kibana
6 2 (1.74%) logstash
6 2 (1.74%) Salt
6 2 (1.74%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.74%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.74%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.87%) SCSM
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (35.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (19.13%) VMware
3 17 (14.78%) Citrix
4 11 (9.57%) AppSense
5 10 (8.70%) Wyse
6 8 (6.96%) Oracle
7 7 (6.09%) Red Hat
8 6 (5.22%) HP
8 6 (5.22%) Intel Security
9 5 (4.35%) Dell
10 4 (3.48%) Lumension
11 3 (2.61%) IBM
12 2 (1.74%) Google
12 2 (1.74%) Progress
12 2 (1.74%) Remedy
13 1 (0.87%) DevExpress
13 1 (0.87%) LANDesk
13 1 (0.87%) SAP
13 1 (0.87%) Serena
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