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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 464 309 365
Rank change year-on-year
-155 +56
Contract jobs citing MSI 119 280 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.58% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 4.81% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 152 103
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £270 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £400 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £312
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £12.60 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.31% -60.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £11.04 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.75 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £12.60 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+102.38% -60.62%
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
6628 5826 5876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.01% 11.97% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4308 3809 3419
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 122 202
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £52.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -38 40 £375 +15.38% 5
South East -56 22 £315 -3.07% 1
East Midlands +15 17 £315 +20.00% 1
South West -22 16 £320 -11.72% 1
East of England -31 11 £315 -4.54% 1
West Midlands -34 3 £263 -17.96%
Yorkshire +2 2 £151 -53.46%
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 238 (78.29%) Windows
2 217 (71.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 182 (59.87%) Windows 7
4 122 (40.13%) SCCM
5 114 (37.50%) Application Packaging
6 91 (29.93%) Windows XP
6 91 (29.93%) Microsoft
7 84 (27.63%) Citrix
8 77 (25.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 75 (24.67%) Security Cleared
10 72 (23.68%) VB
11 60 (19.74%) InstallShield
12 58 (19.08%) Active Directory
13 54 (17.76%) SC Cleared
14 50 (16.45%) Wise Package Studio
15 49 (16.12%) PowerShell
15 49 (16.12%) XenApp
16 43 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 42 (13.82%) Hyper-V
18 40 (13.16%) WSH
19 38 (12.50%) VBScript
20 36 (11.84%) AdminStudio
21 35 (11.51%) Migration
22 34 (11.18%) VMware
22 34 (11.18%) Windows 8
23 32 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
24 26 (8.55%) ITIL
24 26 (8.55%) AppSense
25 25 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
26 22 (7.24%) Windows Vista

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (2.96%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (1.64%) IIS
4 4 (1.32%) Documentum
4 4 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.66%) Lync
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (6.58%) MS Office
2 19 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.64%) MS Project
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) assyst
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.93%) SMS
2 13 (4.28%) DNS
3 10 (3.29%) Firewall
4 9 (2.96%) DHCP
5 8 (2.63%) SAN
6 6 (1.97%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.64%) X.400
7 5 (1.64%) X.500
7 5 (1.64%) Internet
8 4 (1.32%) Network Security
8 4 (1.32%) Nortel Meridian
8 4 (1.32%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.66%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.66%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.66%) NAS
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.33%) IPv4
10 1 (0.33%) IPv6
10 1 (0.33%) VPN
10 1 (0.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 60 (19.74%) InstallShield
2 50 (16.45%) Wise Package Studio
3 36 (11.84%) AdminStudio
4 5 (1.64%) WiX
5 4 (1.32%) NUnit
6 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.99%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.99%) Subversion
7 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.66%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.66%) Selenium
7 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.66%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.33%) Hudson
8 1 (0.33%) Moq
General
1 21 (6.91%) Finance
2 13 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.30%) Banking
4 5 (1.64%) Law
5 4 (1.32%) French Language
6 3 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.99%) Publishing
7 2 (0.66%) Legal
7 2 (0.66%) Retail
7 2 (0.66%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 170 (55.92%) Applications Packager
2 21 (6.91%) SCCM Engineer
3 16 (5.26%) Analyst
4 10 (3.29%) Consultant
5 9 (2.96%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (2.30%) Technical Leader
7 6 (1.97%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (1.64%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (1.64%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (1.64%) Support Analyst
8 5 (1.64%) Desktop Support
9 4 (1.32%) Project Manager
9 4 (1.32%) Developer
9 4 (1.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (1.32%) Support Engineer
9 4 (1.32%) Team Leader
9 4 (1.32%) Citrix Specialist
10 3 (0.99%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (0.99%) MSI Packager
10 3 (0.99%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (37.50%) Application Packaging
2 40 (13.16%) WSH
3 13 (4.28%) Software Packaging
4 10 (3.29%) JSP
4 10 (3.29%) .NET
5 9 (2.96%) XML
6 3 (0.99%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.99%) WCF
6 3 (0.99%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.99%) jQuery
6 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.99%) Web Services
7 2 (0.66%) HTML
7 2 (0.66%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.66%) Ajax
7 2 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (0.66%) Kendo UI
7 2 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.66%) Breeze.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.30%) CMDB
2 6 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.64%) PKI
4 4 (1.32%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.32%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.32%) Replication
4 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 3 (0.99%) CLARiiON
5 3 (0.99%) NHS
6 2 (0.66%) Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.33%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 238 (78.29%) Windows
2 182 (59.87%) Windows 7
3 91 (29.93%) Windows XP
4 43 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (11.18%) Windows 8
6 32 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (7.24%) Windows Vista
8 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.64%) Solaris
10 4 (1.32%) Linux
11 3 (0.99%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.66%) UNIX
12 2 (0.66%) AIX
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (11.51%) Migration
2 26 (8.55%) ITIL
3 17 (5.59%) Service Delivery
4 16 (5.26%) Software Distribution
4 16 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (3.95%) Configuration Management
6 10 (3.29%) Project Management
7 8 (2.63%) Validation
7 8 (2.63%) Compatibility Testing
7 8 (2.63%) Integration Testing
7 8 (2.63%) Test Scripting
8 7 (2.30%) ITIL V3
8 7 (2.30%) Release Management
8 7 (2.30%) ITSM
9 6 (1.97%) Service Management
10 5 (1.64%) System Testing
11 4 (1.32%) PRINCE2
11 4 (1.32%) Workflow
11 4 (1.32%) TDD
11 4 (1.32%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.68%) VB
2 49 (16.12%) PowerShell
3 38 (12.50%) VBScript
4 20 (6.58%) C#
5 19 (6.25%) SQL
6 7 (2.30%) C
7 3 (0.99%) Java
7 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.66%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (24.67%) Security Cleared
2 54 (17.76%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.28%) MCSE
5 11 (3.62%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.97%) MCITP
7 4 (1.32%) MCSA
7 4 (1.32%) Degree
8 3 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.99%) CCEA
8 3 (0.99%) MCP
9 2 (0.66%) MCTS
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.33%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.33%) PMP
10 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.61%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 217 (71.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 58 (19.08%) Active Directory
3 49 (16.12%) XenApp
4 42 (13.82%) Hyper-V
5 25 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (4.61%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.63%) vSphere
8 7 (2.30%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.99%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.33%) Squid
11 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 122 (40.13%) SCCM
2 77 (25.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (5.59%) AppDNA
4 14 (4.61%) WSUS
5 11 (3.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (2.30%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.32%) ZENworks
7 4 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.32%) SCOM
7 4 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.66%) OpenView
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.33%) PureDisk
9 1 (0.33%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.33%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.33%) WMI
9 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.33%) DameWare
9 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 91 (29.93%) Microsoft
2 84 (27.63%) Citrix
3 34 (11.18%) VMware
4 26 (8.55%) AppSense
5 12 (3.95%) Altiris
6 11 (3.62%) HP
7 8 (2.63%) LANDesk
8 7 (2.30%) NetApp
8 7 (2.30%) IBM
8 7 (2.30%) Oracle
9 6 (1.97%) CA
9 6 (1.97%) EMC
10 4 (1.32%) Dell
10 4 (1.32%) Nortel
11 3 (0.99%) MobileIron
11 3 (0.99%) ArcSight
11 3 (0.99%) Wyse
11 3 (0.99%) Clearswift
11 3 (0.99%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.66%) SAP
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