The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 350 313 330
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +17
Contract jobs citing MSI 56 109 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.62% 3.46% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 74 41
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £13.30 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+91.72% -59.07%
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3463 3147 2978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.73% 12.97% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2511 2252 2035
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £36.29 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.25 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
MSI
England

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 2014.

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 2014. 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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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 -11 14 £413 +10.00% 2
Hayes - - - - 2
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 86 (82.69%) Windows
2 73 (70.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 71 (68.27%) Windows 7
4 45 (43.27%) SCCM
5 42 (40.38%) Application Packaging
6 35 (33.65%) Microsoft
7 34 (32.69%) Citrix
8 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
9 29 (27.88%) Windows XP
10 25 (24.04%) VB
11 22 (21.15%) InstallShield
12 21 (20.19%) XenApp
13 18 (17.31%) Wise Package Studio
13 18 (17.31%) PowerShell
14 17 (16.35%) C#
14 17 (16.35%) Windows 8
15 15 (14.42%) WSH
15 15 (14.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V
16 14 (13.46%) WSUS
17 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (11.54%) Finance
18 12 (11.54%) Migration
18 12 (11.54%) VMware
19 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
20 10 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
20 10 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
21 9 (8.65%) AdminStudio
22 8 (7.69%) VBScript
22 8 (7.69%) .NET

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (1.92%) IIS
1 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Office
2 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) DNS
2 4 (3.85%) DHCP
3 2 (1.92%) SAN
3 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.92%) NAS
4 1 (0.96%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.96%) Firewall
4 1 (0.96%) HTTP
4 1 (0.96%) VPN
4 1 (0.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (21.15%) InstallShield
2 18 (17.31%) Wise Package Studio
3 9 (8.65%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.92%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.92%) Subversion
4 2 (1.92%) NUnit
4 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.92%) WiX
5 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (11.54%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Law
4 4 (3.85%) French Language
5 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Local Government
6 1 (0.96%) Retail
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (59.62%) Applications Packager
2 18 (17.31%) SCCM Engineer
3 6 (5.77%) Analyst
4 5 (4.81%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (2.88%) Team Leader
5 3 (2.88%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (1.92%) Coordinator
6 2 (1.92%) Architect
6 2 (1.92%) Data Architect
6 2 (1.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (1.92%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (1.92%) Environment Manager
6 2 (1.92%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (1.92%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (0.96%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 1 (0.96%) SCCM Consultant
7 1 (0.96%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (0.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (0.96%) Deployment Specialist
7 1 (0.96%) MSI Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (40.38%) Application Packaging
2 15 (14.42%) WSH
3 8 (7.69%) .NET
4 3 (2.88%) XML
5 2 (1.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) CMDB
2 3 (2.88%) Replication
3 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 86 (82.69%) Windows
2 71 (68.27%) Windows 7
3 29 (27.88%) Windows XP
4 17 (16.35%) Windows 8
5 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.92%) UNIX
8 2 (1.92%) AIX
8 2 (1.92%) Solaris
8 2 (1.92%) Linux
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.54%) Migration
2 10 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (5.77%) ITSM
3 6 (5.77%) Integration Testing
4 4 (3.85%) Project Management
4 4 (3.85%) ITIL
4 4 (3.85%) Functional Testing
5 3 (2.88%) Release Management
5 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (1.92%) Workflow
6 2 (1.92%) Software Engineering
6 2 (1.92%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.92%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.92%) Data Migration
6 2 (1.92%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (1.92%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (1.92%) Software Distribution
7 1 (0.96%) Change Control
7 1 (0.96%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.04%) VB
2 18 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 17 (16.35%) C#
4 8 (7.69%) VBScript
5 6 (5.77%) SQL
6 1 (0.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.85%) MCSE
2 4 (3.85%) MCSA
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (70.19%) Microsoft App-V
2 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
3 21 (20.19%) XenApp
4 15 (14.42%) Hyper-V
5 10 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (5.77%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.88%) vSphere
9 2 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 45 (43.27%) SCCM
2 15 (14.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (13.46%) WSUS
4 7 (6.73%) AppDNA
5 3 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.92%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.96%) PureDisk
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.96%) DameWare
7 1 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.96%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 35 (33.65%) Microsoft
2 34 (32.69%) Citrix
3 12 (11.54%) VMware
4 8 (7.69%) LANDesk
5 5 (4.81%) Altiris
5 5 (4.81%) AppSense
6 3 (2.88%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.92%) Cisco
7 2 (1.92%) NetApp
7 2 (1.92%) Symantec
7 2 (1.92%) CA
7 2 (1.92%) Dell
7 2 (1.92%) EMC
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle
8 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.96%) SAP
8 1 (0.96%) CommVault
8 1 (0.96%) Wyse
8 1 (0.96%) Remedy
8 1 (0.96%) Sophos
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