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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 394 351 307
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -44
Contract jobs citing MSI 12 55 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.051% 0.23% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 1.59% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 44 77
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£334 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £210 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £13.30
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +91.72%
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
3446 3464 3114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.64% 14.69% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2471 2500 2230
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Average hourly rate £27.78 £45.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.26% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.00 £37.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.50 £86.80 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -
Docklands, London -3 1 - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 45 (77.59%) Windows
2 36 (62.07%) SCCM
3 33 (56.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 32 (55.17%) Application Packaging
5 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
6 26 (44.83%) Windows 7
7 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
8 21 (36.21%) PowerShell
9 19 (32.76%) VBScript
10 18 (31.03%) Citrix
11 16 (27.59%) Migration
11 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (25.86%) VB
13 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (24.14%) XenApp
14 12 (20.69%) Finance
15 8 (13.79%) VMware
15 8 (13.79%) Banking
15 8 (13.79%) InstallShield
15 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
15 8 (13.79%) SQL
15 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
16 7 (12.07%) QA
16 7 (12.07%) WCF
16 7 (12.07%) WPF
16 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
17 6 (10.34%) XenDesktop
17 6 (10.34%) vSphere
17 6 (10.34%) McAfee ePO

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (8.62%) Confluence
2 4 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.72%) WorkSite
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.34%) SAN
3 5 (8.62%) NAS
3 5 (8.62%) NetScaler
3 5 (8.62%) DNS
4 4 (6.90%) Firewall
5 3 (5.17%) VPN
6 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.45%) DHCP
6 2 (3.45%) Network Security
7 1 (1.72%) HTTP
7 1 (1.72%) LAN
7 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.45%) QlikView
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) InstallShield
2 6 (10.34%) AdminStudio
3 5 (8.62%) NUnit
3 5 (8.62%) JIRA
3 5 (8.62%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 6 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.62%) Legal
5 4 (6.90%) Law
6 3 (5.17%) Retail
7 1 (1.72%) Advertising
7 1 (1.72%) Publishing
7 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.72%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (36.21%) Applications Packager
2 7 (12.07%) Administrator
2 7 (12.07%) SCCM Administrator
3 6 (10.34%) .NET Developer
3 6 (10.34%) Developer
3 6 (10.34%) Consultant
4 4 (6.90%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) Architect
6 2 (3.45%) SCCM Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) Deployment Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) C# Programmer
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Architect
7 1 (1.72%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (1.72%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (55.17%) Application Packaging
2 7 (12.07%) WCF
2 7 (12.07%) WPF
3 6 (10.34%) .NET
3 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.62%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (8.62%) WinForms
4 5 (8.62%) .NET Remoting
5 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.72%) SecurID
2 1 (1.72%) Statistics
2 1 (1.72%) CMDB
2 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 45 (77.59%) Windows
2 26 (44.83%) Windows 7
3 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Migration
2 5 (8.62%) Refactoring
2 5 (8.62%) Code Coverage
2 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.62%) Multithreading
3 4 (6.90%) ITIL
3 4 (6.90%) Release Management
4 3 (5.17%) Change Management
4 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.45%) ITSM
5 2 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (1.72%) Service Management
6 1 (1.72%) OOP
6 1 (1.72%) OO
6 1 (1.72%) DNA
6 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) PowerShell
2 19 (32.76%) VBScript
3 15 (25.86%) VB
4 8 (13.79%) SQL
5 2 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) MCSE
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.72%) MOS
4 1 (1.72%) MCDST
4 1 (1.72%) MCSA
4 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.72%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) QA
System Software
1 33 (56.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 14 (24.14%) XenApp
4 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (10.34%) XenDesktop
5 6 (10.34%) vSphere
6 2 (3.45%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 36 (62.07%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (8.62%) WMI
3 5 (8.62%) EdgeSight
4 4 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (5.17%) BladeLogic
5 3 (5.17%) WSUS
5 3 (5.17%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (1.72%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (1.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.72%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.72%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.03%) Citrix
3 8 (13.79%) VMware
4 6 (10.34%) McAfee
5 5 (8.62%) Infragistics
5 5 (8.62%) TIBCO
5 5 (8.62%) DevExpress
5 5 (8.62%) IBM
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco
7 3 (5.17%) BMC
8 2 (3.45%) AppSense
8 2 (3.45%) Mercator
9 1 (1.72%) Wyse
9 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.72%) NetApp
9 1 (1.72%) Novell
9 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.72%) HP
9 1 (1.72%) Dell