The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 547 527 432
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -95
Contract jobs citing MSI 83 88 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.17% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.03% 1.26% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 51 103
Median daily rate £285 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
-16.96% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 6
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
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
8030 6960 6180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.08% 13.49% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5557 4664 4045
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 106 129
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.43 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MSI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North East - 34 £260 -
London +3 16 £350 +3.70% 1
South East -33 15 £350 +3.70% 2
East of England +14 4 £350 -
South West - 4 £255 - 2
Yorkshire +4 3 £350 +27.27%
East Midlands - 3 £205 -
North West -16 2 £495 +29.41%
West Midlands -30 2 £475 +24.18%
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MSI.

1 109 (85.16%) Windows
2 87 (67.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 80 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 70 (54.69%) SCCM
5 69 (53.91%) Active Directory
6 56 (43.75%) VMware
7 54 (42.19%) Windows 7
8 53 (41.41%) SQL
9 52 (40.63%) Citrix
9 52 (40.63%) PowerShell
10 49 (38.28%) Security Cleared
11 48 (37.50%) DNS
12 44 (34.38%) VBScript
13 40 (31.25%) DHCP
14 39 (30.47%) Application Packaging
15 37 (28.91%) ITIL
16 36 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (25.78%) MS Excel
18 32 (25.00%) SQL Server
18 32 (25.00%) SC Cleared
19 31 (24.22%) VB
19 31 (24.22%) Firewall
20 29 (22.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 29 (22.66%) AppSense
20 29 (22.66%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (21.09%) HP
21 27 (21.09%) XenDesktop
22 26 (20.31%) XenApp
22 26 (20.31%) IIS
22 26 (20.31%) Windows Server

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (20.31%) IIS
2 20 (15.63%) Apache
2 20 (15.63%) IBM Notes
3 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.56%) nginx
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (25.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.69%) Office 365
3 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.56%) IaaS
4 2 (1.56%) PaaS
4 2 (1.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (37.50%) DNS
2 40 (31.25%) DHCP
3 31 (24.22%) Firewall
4 5 (3.91%) SSL
5 4 (3.13%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.13%) Internet
5 4 (3.13%) Kerberos
6 3 (2.34%) LDAP
7 2 (1.56%) SAN
7 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.78%) DMZ
8 1 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.78%) SNMP
8 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.56%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (13.28%) InstallShield
2 8 (6.25%) AdminStudio
3 6 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.69%) Selenium
3 6 (4.69%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.91%) WinDbg
4 5 (3.91%) WiX
5 4 (3.13%) Babel
5 4 (3.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (3.13%) NUnit
5 4 (3.13%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.13%) webpack
6 3 (2.34%) GitLab
7 2 (1.56%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.56%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.56%) Hudson
7 2 (1.56%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.78%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (10.94%) Finance
2 5 (3.91%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.13%) Legal
4 3 (2.34%) Publishing
5 2 (1.56%) Military
6 1 (0.78%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (23.44%) Applications Packager
2 12 (9.38%) Support Engineer
3 11 (8.59%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (8.59%) Wintel Support
4 9 (7.03%) Analyst
5 6 (4.69%) .NET Developer
5 6 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Developer
5 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) SCCM Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Server Support
5 6 (4.69%) Windows Support Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (3.91%) Consultant
6 5 (3.91%) PowerShell Engineer
6 5 (3.91%) SCCM Consultant
7 4 (3.13%) Administrator
7 4 (3.13%) DBA
7 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared DBA
7 4 (3.13%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.63%) Middleware
2 9 (7.03%) .NET
3 7 (5.47%) Web Services
4 6 (4.69%) XML
5 5 (3.91%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.13%) Ajax
6 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.13%) Breeze.js
6 4 (3.13%) Durandal
6 4 (3.13%) Express
6 4 (3.13%) jQuery
6 4 (3.13%) Kendo UI
6 4 (3.13%) OAuth2
6 4 (3.13%) OpenID
6 4 (3.13%) React
6 4 (3.13%) SAML
6 4 (3.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.63%) Clustering
2 9 (7.03%) CMDB
2 9 (7.03%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.34%) Wiki
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Replication
7 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 109 (85.16%) Windows
2 54 (42.19%) Windows 7
3 26 (20.31%) Windows Server
4 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.59%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.81%) Windows 10
7 8 (6.25%) Linux
8 7 (5.47%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.69%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.56%) CentOS
10 2 (1.56%) Solaris
11 1 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.47%) Application Packaging
2 37 (28.91%) ITIL
3 20 (15.63%) Configuration Management
3 20 (15.63%) High Availability
4 19 (14.84%) ITIL V3
4 19 (14.84%) Software Delivery
5 18 (14.06%) Software Distribution
6 17 (13.28%) Service Delivery
7 14 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.59%) Application Discovery
8 11 (8.59%) Change Management
8 11 (8.59%) Migration
9 10 (7.81%) CRM
9 10 (7.81%) E-Commerce
9 10 (7.81%) Incident Management
10 9 (7.03%) Escalation Management
10 9 (7.03%) Knowledge Management
10 9 (7.03%) Problem Management
11 8 (6.25%) Service Management
11 8 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (41.41%) SQL
2 52 (40.63%) PowerShell
3 44 (34.38%) VBScript
4 31 (24.22%) VB
5 24 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.69%) Python
7 5 (3.91%) C#
8 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.13%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.13%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.34%) C
9 3 (2.34%) Java
10 2 (1.56%) C++
10 2 (1.56%) Perl
10 2 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (38.28%) Security Cleared
2 32 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 29 (22.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (7.03%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.91%) Degree
6 5 (3.91%) MCP
6 5 (3.91%) MCSE
6 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.13%) MCSA
8 3 (2.34%) MCDST
9 1 (0.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.78%) CITP
9 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.78%) ECDL
9 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) SLA
2 10 (7.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 87 (67.97%) Microsoft App-V
2 69 (53.91%) Active Directory
3 36 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (21.09%) XenDesktop
5 26 (20.31%) XenApp
6 23 (17.97%) Terminal Services
7 20 (15.63%) XenServer
8 5 (3.91%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.56%) Docker
9 2 (1.56%) GlusterFS
9 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.56%) pfSense
9 2 (1.56%) vCloud
9 2 (1.56%) vSphere
9 2 (1.56%) Xen
10 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.78%) UAG
10 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 70 (54.69%) SCCM
2 29 (22.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 25 (19.53%) Perfmon
4 22 (17.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Clustering
5 20 (15.63%) OpenView
6 14 (10.94%) HP SIM
7 6 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.69%) Puppet
7 6 (4.69%) WSUS
8 4 (3.13%) yum
9 3 (2.34%) SCOM
9 3 (2.34%) ThinApp
10 2 (1.56%) Ansible
10 2 (1.56%) CFEngine
10 2 (1.56%) everRun
10 2 (1.56%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.56%) Kibana
10 2 (1.56%) logstash
10 2 (1.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 80 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 56 (43.75%) VMware
3 52 (40.63%) Citrix
4 29 (22.66%) AppSense
5 27 (21.09%) HP
6 22 (17.19%) Oracle
7 20 (15.63%) Lotus
8 14 (10.94%) Intel Security
9 11 (8.59%) Lumension
10 6 (4.69%) Altiris
11 5 (3.91%) LANDesk
11 5 (3.91%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.91%) Symantec
12 4 (3.13%) DevExpress
13 3 (2.34%) Google
14 1 (0.78%) Avaya
14 1 (0.78%) Dell
14 1 (0.78%) IBM
14 1 (0.78%) NetApp
14 1 (0.78%) Sophos