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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK / England
Rank 507 538 458
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -80
Contract jobs citing MSI 63 54 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 0.77% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 67
Median daily rate £350 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £453 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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
6775 7042 6277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.61% 15.13% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4522 4731 4347
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 182 109
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +11.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £24.23 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
London +24 26 £356 -20.83% 7
South East +29 23 £320 -14.66% 1
North West +19 6 £375 +25.00%
West Midlands +4 4 £263 -7.48%
North East -11 3 £275 -
South West +12 1 £325 -
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 110 (76.92%) Windows
2 75 (52.45%) SCCM
3 73 (51.05%) Microsoft
4 68 (47.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 67 (46.85%) PowerShell
6 45 (31.47%) Application Packaging
7 42 (29.37%) Security Cleared
8 41 (28.67%) Active Directory
9 38 (26.57%) Windows 10
10 37 (25.87%) Windows 7
11 36 (25.17%) VBScript
12 35 (24.48%) Migration
13 33 (23.08%) VMware
13 33 (23.08%) SC Cleared
14 30 (20.98%) VB
15 27 (18.88%) SQL
15 27 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (16.78%) Citrix
17 21 (14.69%) Windows Server
18 20 (13.99%) .NET
19 18 (12.59%) ITIL
20 17 (11.89%) MS Office
20 17 (11.89%) SQL Server
21 16 (11.19%) Visual Studio
21 16 (11.19%) Linux
21 16 (11.19%) Release Management
21 16 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
22 15 (10.49%) .NET Framework
22 15 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
22 15 (10.49%) IIS

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 15 (10.49%) IIS
2 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.40%) nginx
3 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (11.89%) MS Office
2 8 (5.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.10%) GitHub
3 3 (2.10%) Office 365
3 3 (2.10%) SaaS
4 2 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.79%) DNS
2 10 (6.99%) Firewall
3 7 (4.90%) HTTPS
3 7 (4.90%) Internet
3 7 (4.90%) Kerberos
3 7 (4.90%) SSL
3 7 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.80%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.10%) DHCP
6 2 (1.40%) AMQP
6 2 (1.40%) LDAP
6 2 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.70%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.50%) GIS
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.40%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.40%) DB2
6 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.40%) Impala
6 2 (1.40%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.40%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.70%) Big Data
7 1 (0.70%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (0.70%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 16 (11.19%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.99%) AdminStudio
2 10 (6.99%) WiX
3 9 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.29%) Selenium
4 8 (5.59%) InstallShield
5 7 (4.90%) NUnit
5 7 (4.90%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.20%) GitLab
7 3 (2.10%) NMock
8 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.40%) Hudson
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.40%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (5.59%) Finance
2 4 (2.80%) Military
2 4 (2.80%) Publishing
3 3 (2.10%) Retail
4 2 (1.40%) Advertising
4 2 (1.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (26.57%) Applications Packager
2 14 (9.79%) Consultant
3 12 (8.39%) Developer
4 11 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.59%) Analyst
5 8 (5.59%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) Administrator
6 7 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.20%) Applications Engineer
7 6 (4.20%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (4.20%) SCCM Administrator
7 6 (4.20%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) SCCM Consultant
9 4 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) Cloud Specialist
9 4 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared Application Packager
9 4 (2.80%) SCCM Specialist
9 4 (2.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.99%) .NET
2 15 (10.49%) .NET Framework
3 14 (9.79%) Web Services
4 13 (9.09%) XML
5 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET
6 9 (6.29%) jQuery
7 7 (4.90%) Ajax
7 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (4.90%) Breeze.js
7 7 (4.90%) Durandal
7 7 (4.90%) Entity Framework
7 7 (4.90%) Express
7 7 (4.90%) Kendo UI
7 7 (4.90%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (4.90%) React
7 7 (4.90%) WCF
8 6 (4.20%) Software Packaging
9 3 (2.10%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.90%) Client/Server
2 7 (4.90%) Wiki
3 6 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.40%) Clustering
5 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.40%) Replication
5 2 (1.40%) User Experience
6 1 (0.70%) CESG
6 1 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 110 (76.92%) Windows
2 38 (26.57%) Windows 10
3 37 (25.87%) Windows 7
4 21 (14.69%) Windows Server
5 16 (11.19%) Linux
6 15 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.10%) Unix
8 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.10%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.40%) CentOS
9 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.47%) Application Packaging
2 35 (24.48%) Migration
3 18 (12.59%) ITIL
4 16 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.19%) Release Management
5 14 (9.79%) TDD
6 13 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 13 (9.09%) Software Deployment
7 10 (6.99%) Application Virtualisation
8 9 (6.29%) Change Management
8 9 (6.29%) MVC
8 9 (6.29%) Software Distribution
9 8 (5.59%) Integration Testing
9 8 (5.59%) Time Management
9 8 (5.59%) Validation
10 7 (4.90%) Full Text Search
10 7 (4.90%) Patch Management
10 7 (4.90%) Security Hardening
10 7 (4.90%) Security Operations
10 7 (4.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (46.85%) PowerShell
2 36 (25.17%) VBScript
3 30 (20.98%) VB
4 27 (18.88%) SQL
5 15 (10.49%) C#
6 13 (9.09%) Python
6 13 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 11 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.90%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.90%) TypeScript
10 6 (4.20%) Java
11 4 (2.80%) PHP
12 2 (1.40%) Perl
13 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (29.37%) Security Cleared
2 33 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.59%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.40%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.40%) Degree
4 2 (1.40%) GISP
4 2 (1.40%) ISEB
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.40%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.70%) CISSP
5 1 (0.70%) CLAS
5 1 (0.70%) MCDST
5 1 (0.70%) MCP
5 1 (0.70%) MCSA
5 1 (0.70%) MCTS
5 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.40%) ISO22301
3 2 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (47.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 41 (28.67%) Active Directory
3 27 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 12 (8.39%) XenApp
6 6 (4.20%) vSphere
7 5 (3.50%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.10%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.10%) XenServer
9 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.40%) vCloud
9 2 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.70%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 75 (52.45%) SCCM
2 14 (9.79%) WSUS
3 11 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (7.69%) Puppet
4 10 (6.99%) Ansible
4 10 (6.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (5.59%) Packer
5 8 (5.59%) Sysprep
5 8 (5.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (5.59%) vRealize
6 7 (4.90%) yum
7 4 (2.80%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 3 (2.10%) ThinApp
9 2 (1.40%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.40%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.40%) Kibana
9 2 (1.40%) logstash
9 2 (1.40%) Salt
9 2 (1.40%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 73 (51.05%) Microsoft
2 33 (23.08%) VMware
3 24 (16.78%) Citrix
4 11 (7.69%) Oracle
5 10 (6.99%) HP
6 8 (5.59%) Intel Security
7 7 (4.90%) BMC
7 7 (4.90%) DevExpress
7 7 (4.90%) Remedy
8 6 (4.20%) Google
8 6 (4.20%) LANDesk
9 5 (3.50%) AppSense
10 4 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.80%) SolidFire
10 4 (2.80%) TOWER Software
11 2 (1.40%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.40%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (1.40%) Informatica
11 2 (1.40%) Lumension
11 2 (1.40%) Teradata
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