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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 381 352 348
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -4
Contract jobs citing MSI 44 78 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.22% 2.32% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 39
Average daily rate
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£422 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.76% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £425 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £11.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -61.29%
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
3602 3363 2886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.71% 13.36% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2670 2406 1944
Average daily rate £415 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £22.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £57.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 +21 11 £450 +35.33% 5
Hayes - - - - 1
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 87 (81.31%) Windows
2 77 (71.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 65 (60.75%) Windows 7
4 59 (55.14%) SCCM
5 45 (42.06%) Application Packaging
6 44 (41.12%) Citrix
7 41 (38.32%) Microsoft
8 36 (33.64%) Active Directory
9 30 (28.04%) XenApp
10 24 (22.43%) VB
11 22 (20.56%) VMware
12 21 (19.63%) Windows XP
12 21 (19.63%) InstallShield
13 20 (18.69%) PowerShell
14 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (16.82%) Migration
15 17 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (13.08%) Windows 8
16 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (13.08%) C#
17 13 (12.15%) WSUS
18 12 (11.21%) Finance
18 12 (11.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 12 (11.21%) XenDesktop
18 12 (11.21%) Hyper-V
19 11 (10.28%) Wise Package Studio
19 11 (10.28%) DNS
20 10 (9.35%) SQL
20 10 (9.35%) VBScript
21 9 (8.41%) WSH

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (2.80%) IIS
2 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.28%) DNS
2 8 (7.48%) NetScaler
3 7 (6.54%) DHCP
4 6 (5.61%) SAN
5 5 (4.67%) Firewall
6 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.74%) VPN
6 4 (3.74%) Network Security
7 3 (2.80%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (2.80%) SSL
8 2 (1.87%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.87%) SMS
8 2 (1.87%) NAS
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.93%) IPv4
9 1 (0.93%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (19.63%) InstallShield
2 11 (10.28%) Wise Package Studio
3 9 (8.41%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.87%) NUnit
4 2 (1.87%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.87%) Subversion
4 2 (1.87%) WiX
4 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (11.21%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Law
4 4 (3.74%) Retail
5 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.87%) French Language
6 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Czech Language
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) German Language
Job Titles
1 50 (46.73%) Applications Packager
2 17 (15.89%) SCCM Engineer
3 8 (7.48%) Analyst
4 6 (5.61%) Consultant
4 6 (5.61%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Architect
5 5 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (2.80%) Team Leader
6 3 (2.80%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (2.80%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (1.87%) MSI Packager
7 2 (1.87%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (1.87%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (1.87%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (1.87%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (1.87%) Coordinator
7 2 (1.87%) Administrator
7 2 (1.87%) Data Architect
8 1 (0.93%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.06%) Application Packaging
2 9 (8.41%) WSH
3 6 (5.61%) .NET
4 2 (1.87%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.80%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.80%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.87%) Replication
3 2 (1.87%) CMDB
3 2 (1.87%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) Firmware
4 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.93%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 87 (81.31%) Windows
2 65 (60.75%) Windows 7
3 21 (19.63%) Windows XP
4 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (13.08%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.67%) Windows Vista
6 5 (4.67%) UNIX
6 5 (4.67%) Linux
7 3 (2.80%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.87%) AIX
8 2 (1.87%) Solaris
9 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.82%) Migration
2 7 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (3.74%) Load Testing
6 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (2.80%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (2.80%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.80%) Software Distribution
6 3 (2.80%) ITIL
6 3 (2.80%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.80%) Project Management
6 3 (2.80%) Asset Management
6 3 (2.80%) TOGAF
6 3 (2.80%) Release Management
7 2 (1.87%) Logistics
7 2 (1.87%) Software Engineering
7 2 (1.87%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.87%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.43%) VB
2 20 (18.69%) PowerShell
3 14 (13.08%) C#
4 10 (9.35%) SQL
4 10 (9.35%) VBScript
5 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) MCSE
3 4 (3.74%) MCSA
3 4 (3.74%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (3.74%) CCEA
3 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PMP
4 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (71.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 36 (33.64%) Active Directory
3 30 (28.04%) XenApp
4 17 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (11.21%) Hyper-V
5 12 (11.21%) XenDesktop
6 7 (6.54%) vSphere
7 6 (5.61%) XenServer
7 6 (5.61%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.74%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.80%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.93%) Squid
Systems Management
1 59 (55.14%) SCCM
2 13 (12.15%) WSUS
3 12 (11.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (5.61%) AppDNA
5 3 (2.80%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (2.80%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.93%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.93%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.93%) DameWare
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.93%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.93%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 44 (41.12%) Citrix
2 41 (38.32%) Microsoft
3 22 (20.56%) VMware
4 8 (7.48%) Altiris
5 7 (6.54%) NetApp
6 5 (4.67%) Wyse
6 5 (4.67%) Cisco
6 5 (4.67%) LANDesk
7 4 (3.74%) AppSense
7 4 (3.74%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.80%) EMC
8 3 (2.80%) IBM
8 3 (2.80%) Oracle
8 3 (2.80%) HP
8 3 (2.80%) CA
8 3 (2.80%) Splunk
8 3 (2.80%) MobileIron
9 2 (1.87%) Dell
10 1 (0.93%) CommVault
10 1 (0.93%) SAP
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