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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 391 380 342
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -38
Contract jobs citing MSI 20 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.094% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.62% 1.14% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 48
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £600 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +220.00%
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
3205 3165 2963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.10% 14.94% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2376 2398 2143
Average daily rate £475 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.69 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.55% -34.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +40 7 £413 -2.94%
Croydon -10 1 £500 +53.84%
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 20 (52.63%) PowerShell
3 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 19 (50.00%) Finance
4 18 (47.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (39.47%) SCCM
6 14 (36.84%) SQL
7 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
9 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
9 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
10 9 (23.68%) InstallShield
11 7 (18.42%) Front Office
11 7 (18.42%) MSMQ
11 7 (18.42%) Derivative
11 7 (18.42%) Application Packaging
11 7 (18.42%) TeamCity
11 7 (18.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (15.79%) Banking
12 6 (15.79%) Citrix
12 6 (15.79%) IIS
12 6 (15.79%) AppSense
13 5 (13.16%) VMware
13 5 (13.16%) Firewall
13 5 (13.16%) VBScript
13 5 (13.16%) XenDesktop
13 5 (13.16%) WiX
14 4 (10.53%) XenApp

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (15.79%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) DNS
3 3 (7.89%) Internet
4 2 (5.26%) LDAP
4 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) DMZ
5 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) Couchbase
3 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (23.68%) InstallShield
3 7 (18.42%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (18.42%) TeamCity
4 5 (13.16%) WiX
5 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
5 2 (5.26%) Gerrit
5 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.26%) Hudson
5 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Front Office
3 6 (15.79%) Banking
4 4 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.53%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Applications Packager
2 6 (15.79%) Environment Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Software Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared Application Packager
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Build and Release Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Build Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Release Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Finance Project Manager
7 1 (2.63%) MSI Packager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Server Support
7 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) MSMQ
2 2 (5.26%) J2EE
2 2 (5.26%) Software Packaging
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Derivative
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
2 2 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) PDA
3 1 (2.63%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.63%) SecurID
3 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) CentOS
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Application Packaging
4 4 (10.53%) Application Discovery
4 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
6 2 (5.26%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.26%) System Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.26%) Web Operations
6 2 (5.26%) Workflow
7 1 (2.63%) Analytics
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 1 (2.63%) Process Management
7 1 (2.63%) Scrum
7 1 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 14 (36.84%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) VBScript
4 3 (7.89%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
5 2 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCSA
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (47.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (13.16%) XenDesktop
4 4 (10.53%) XenApp
5 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (5.26%) Docker
6 2 (5.26%) GlusterFS
6 2 (5.26%) pfSense
6 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
6 2 (5.26%) vCloud
6 2 (5.26%) vSphere
7 1 (2.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) CFEngine
2 2 (5.26%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.26%) Kibana
2 2 (5.26%) logstash
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Salt
2 2 (5.26%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Intune
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) AppSense
2 6 (15.79%) Citrix
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) Google
4 2 (5.26%) Intel Security
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.26%) Wyse