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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 449 395 349
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -46
Contract jobs citing MSI 103 155 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.61% 2.79% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 82 95
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £341 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £19.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +97.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +109.33%
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
6380 5546 4731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.38% 12.03% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3574 3050
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 108 154
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £21.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £48.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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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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 -17 46 £400 -5.88% 8
South East -25 39 £375 +10.13%
South West -6 10 £300 -25.00% 4
North West -34 4 £310 +10.71% 2
Yorkshire -18 3 £320 -5.18%
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 215 (83.33%) Windows
2 131 (50.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 131 (50.78%) Windows 7
3 110 (42.64%) SCCM
4 106 (41.09%) Microsoft
5 96 (37.21%) Active Directory
6 94 (36.43%) Security Cleared
7 89 (34.50%) Application Packaging
8 86 (33.33%) VMware
9 67 (25.97%) Migration
10 66 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 64 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 64 (24.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 60 (23.26%) SQL
13 57 (22.09%) Citrix
13 57 (22.09%) PowerShell
14 55 (21.32%) DV Cleared
15 50 (19.38%) Windows Vista
16 47 (18.22%) Windows XP
17 43 (16.67%) XenApp
17 43 (16.67%) XenDesktop
18 41 (15.89%) Finance
19 40 (15.50%) HP
20 39 (15.12%) Firewall
21 33 (12.79%) QA
22 32 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
23 28 (10.85%) VB
23 28 (10.85%) Oracle
24 27 (10.47%) .NET
25 26 (10.08%) MS Office

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 17 (6.59%) TIBCO EMS
2 15 (5.81%) Confluence
3 8 (3.10%) IIS
4 6 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.78%) Apache
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (10.08%) MS Office
2 24 (9.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.16%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (15.12%) Firewall
2 24 (9.30%) DNS
3 20 (7.75%) DHCP
4 14 (5.43%) VPN
5 11 (4.26%) SAN
6 10 (3.88%) NetScaler
7 8 (3.10%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.10%) SMS
8 6 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (2.33%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.33%) FTP
8 6 (2.33%) SMTP
8 6 (2.33%) iSCSI
8 6 (2.33%) RTSP
9 5 (1.94%) SSL
10 4 (1.55%) Network Security
11 3 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.78%) NAS
13 1 (0.39%) WAN
13 1 (0.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.78%) MySQL
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (8.53%) NUnit
2 21 (8.14%) StarTeam
3 17 (6.59%) JIRA
3 17 (6.59%) TeamCity
4 16 (6.20%) InstallShield
5 11 (4.26%) AdminStudio
6 8 (3.10%) Subversion
7 6 (2.33%) WiX
8 5 (1.94%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.55%) MSBuild
10 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (1.16%) Wise Package Studio
11 2 (0.78%) Hudson
11 2 (0.78%) FindBugs
11 2 (0.78%) Ant
11 2 (0.78%) JUnit
11 2 (0.78%) Checkstyle
12 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 41 (15.89%) Finance
2 23 (8.91%) Banking
3 15 (5.81%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.71%) Retail
5 6 (2.33%) Publishing
6 4 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (32.95%) Applications Packager
2 28 (10.85%) Developer
3 25 (9.69%) Consultant
4 18 (6.98%) Build Engineer
5 16 (6.20%) .NET Developer
6 9 (3.49%) Migration Engineer
7 8 (3.10%) Analyst
8 7 (2.71%) Deployment Engineer
8 7 (2.71%) Applications Specialist
9 6 (2.33%) SCCM Engineer
9 6 (2.33%) Citrix Consultant
10 5 (1.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (1.94%) Security Engineer
10 5 (1.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (1.94%) Architect
11 4 (1.55%) SCCM Consultant
11 4 (1.55%) Administrator
11 4 (1.55%) Applications Consultant
11 4 (1.55%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
12 3 (1.16%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (34.50%) Application Packaging
2 27 (10.47%) .NET
3 19 (7.36%) WCF
4 18 (6.98%) .NET Framework
5 17 (6.59%) .NET Remoting
5 17 (6.59%) WPF
5 17 (6.59%) WinForms
6 8 (3.10%) XML
7 3 (1.16%) Ajax
7 3 (1.16%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.16%) WSH
7 3 (1.16%) Web Services
7 3 (1.16%) HTML
7 3 (1.16%) Protocol Buffers
7 3 (1.16%) HTML5
8 2 (0.78%) REST
8 2 (0.78%) CSS3
8 2 (0.78%) Play Framework
8 2 (0.78%) Middleware
8 2 (0.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.49%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.71%) Fat Client
3 7 (2.71%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.94%) PDA
5 4 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.16%) Clustering
6 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.78%) Open Source
7 2 (0.78%) CMDB
7 2 (0.78%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 215 (83.33%) Windows
2 131 (50.78%) Windows 7
3 66 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (19.38%) Windows Vista
5 47 (18.22%) Windows XP
6 32 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (5.43%) Windows 8
7 14 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.88%) Linux
9 3 (1.16%) CentOS
9 3 (1.16%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.16%) UNIX
10 1 (0.39%) AIX
10 1 (0.39%) Solaris
10 1 (0.39%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.97%) Migration
2 26 (10.08%) Configuration Management
3 21 (8.14%) ITIL
3 21 (8.14%) Service Delivery
4 20 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (6.59%) Multithreading
5 17 (6.59%) Code Coverage
6 15 (5.81%) Refactoring
7 14 (5.43%) Problem Management
8 12 (4.65%) Software Deployment
8 12 (4.65%) Service Management
9 11 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (3.88%) Data Migration
10 10 (3.88%) Validation
11 9 (3.49%) Asset Management
11 9 (3.49%) System Testing
12 7 (2.71%) OOP
12 7 (2.71%) OO
13 6 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (2.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.26%) SQL
2 57 (22.09%) PowerShell
3 28 (10.85%) VB
4 24 (9.30%) VBScript
5 10 (3.88%) C#
6 8 (3.10%) Java
7 2 (0.78%) C
7 2 (0.78%) Ruby
8 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.39%) VBA
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (36.43%) Security Cleared
2 55 (21.32%) DV Cleared
3 25 (9.69%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.49%) MCSE
6 6 (2.33%) VCP4
7 3 (1.16%) Degree
7 3 (1.16%) MCP
8 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.78%) MCTS
9 1 (0.39%) MCITP
9 1 (0.39%) MCSA
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CISSP
9 1 (0.39%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.79%) QA
2 10 (3.88%) SLA
3 4 (1.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 131 (50.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 96 (37.21%) Active Directory
3 64 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (16.67%) XenApp
4 43 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 13 (5.04%) Terminal Services
5 13 (5.04%) vSphere
6 12 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.65%) VMware ESX
7 9 (3.49%) XenServer
8 4 (1.55%) Firmware
9 3 (1.16%) vCloud
10 1 (0.39%) Xen
10 1 (0.39%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 110 (42.64%) SCCM
2 64 (24.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (4.65%) EdgeSight
3 12 (4.65%) WSUS
4 11 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (3.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.16%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (1.16%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.78%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.78%) AppDNA
10 2 (0.78%) OpenView
11 1 (0.39%) WMI
11 1 (0.39%) SCOM
11 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 106 (41.09%) Microsoft
2 86 (33.33%) VMware
3 57 (22.09%) Citrix
4 40 (15.50%) HP
5 28 (10.85%) Oracle
6 26 (10.08%) McAfee
7 21 (8.14%) AppSense
7 21 (8.14%) IBM
8 19 (7.36%) Lumension
9 17 (6.59%) TIBCO
10 16 (6.20%) Infragistics
10 16 (6.20%) DevExpress
11 11 (4.26%) Altiris
12 9 (3.49%) Symantec
12 9 (3.49%) Wyse
13 8 (3.10%) Remedy
13 8 (3.10%) LANDesk
14 6 (2.33%) Mercator
14 6 (2.33%) Cisco
15 5 (1.94%) Novell
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