The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 4 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 399 381 355
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -26
Contract jobs citing MSI 14 39 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 1.10% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 47
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £270 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £24.63 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+42.13% +105.20%
MSI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3661 3541 3259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.45% 14.79% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2644 2538 2328
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 17
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.75 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in London

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSI across the London region.

MSI Daily Rate Trend in London

MSI
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

MSI Daily Rate Histogram in London

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the London region.

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in London

MSI
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £336 -
City of London 0 1 £475 +5.55%
Docklands, London -7 1 - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 34 (75.56%) Windows
2 29 (64.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 27 (60.00%) SCCM
3 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 23 (51.11%) Application Packaging
5 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
6 20 (44.44%) PowerShell
7 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
8 18 (40.00%) Citrix
9 15 (33.33%) VBScript
10 13 (28.89%) XenApp
11 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (26.67%) VB
12 11 (24.44%) Migration
13 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (20.00%) Finance
14 9 (20.00%) XenDesktop
15 8 (17.78%) VMware
16 7 (15.56%) vSphere
16 7 (15.56%) SQL
16 7 (15.56%) IIS
17 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
17 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
17 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (11.11%) NAS
18 5 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
18 5 (11.11%) WMI
18 5 (11.11%) DNS
18 5 (11.11%) SAN

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (15.56%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.22%) WorkSite
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.11%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) SAN
2 5 (11.11%) NAS
3 4 (8.89%) NetScaler
4 3 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.22%) Network Security
6 1 (2.22%) DHCP
6 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.44%) QlikView
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) InstallShield
2 4 (8.89%) AdminStudio
3 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.67%) WiX
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Legal
3 4 (8.89%) Law
4 3 (6.67%) Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
6 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Front Office
6 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Applications Packager
2 7 (15.56%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Administrator
3 5 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) SCCM Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (4.44%) SCCM Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Deployment Specialist
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Designer
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Designer
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.22%) C# Programmer
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix Architect
6 1 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (2.22%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (51.11%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.44%) WCF
2 2 (4.44%) WPF
3 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) SecurID
1 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Statistics
2 1 (2.22%) CMDB
2 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (75.56%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Windows 7
3 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Migration
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.44%) Release Management
4 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.44%) Change Management
4 2 (4.44%) ITSM
5 1 (2.22%) Validation
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) OOP
5 1 (2.22%) OO
5 1 (2.22%) DNA
5 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.22%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 15 (33.33%) VBScript
3 12 (26.67%) VB
4 7 (15.56%) SQL
5 4 (8.89%) C#
6 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.44%) MCSE
1 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) MCSA
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.22%) MOS
2 1 (2.22%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 29 (64.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 27 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (28.89%) XenApp
4 9 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 7 (15.56%) vSphere
6 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (60.00%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (11.11%) WMI
3 4 (8.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (8.89%) EdgeSight
4 3 (6.67%) BMC Marimba
4 3 (6.67%) BladeLogic
5 2 (4.44%) WSUS
6 1 (2.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (2.22%) ZENworks
6 1 (2.22%) AppDNA
6 1 (2.22%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.00%) Citrix
3 8 (17.78%) VMware
4 5 (11.11%) McAfee
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco
6 3 (6.67%) BMC
7 2 (4.44%) Wyse
7 2 (4.44%) AppSense
8 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.22%) Novell
8 1 (2.22%) HP
8 1 (2.22%) Dell