The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 416 385 353
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -32
Contract jobs citing MSI 15 36 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.069% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.40% 1.20% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 59
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £435 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £17.00 £26.09
% change year-on-year
+79.41% -34.84%
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
3715 3010 3149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.15% 13.59% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2753 2116 2344
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 10
Median hourly rate £43.63 £27.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.57% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MSI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the London region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +30 3 £525 +61.53%
Croydon -10 1 £325 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MSI.

1 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 21 (58.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (58.33%) SCCM
4 19 (52.78%) Finance
5 17 (47.22%) Windows 7
6 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 15 (41.67%) InstallShield
7 13 (36.11%) VBScript
8 12 (33.33%) ITIL
8 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (25.00%) SQL
11 7 (19.44%) Intel Security
11 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
11 7 (19.44%) Front Office
11 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
11 7 (19.44%) MSMQ
11 7 (19.44%) Citrix
11 7 (19.44%) Derivative
11 7 (19.44%) Banking
11 7 (19.44%) AppSense
11 7 (19.44%) TeamCity
11 7 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (19.44%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (16.67%) Application Packaging
12 6 (16.67%) WSUS
12 6 (16.67%) VMware
12 6 (16.67%) Project Management

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) DNS
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (2.78%) DMZ
3 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) SSL
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Couchbase
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) InstallShield
2 7 (19.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (19.44%) TeamCity
3 5 (13.89%) WinDbg
4 2 (5.56%) AdminStudio
4 2 (5.56%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.56%) Gerrit
4 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.56%) Hudson
4 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 19 (52.78%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
2 7 (19.44%) Front Office
3 5 (13.89%) Financial Institution
3 5 (13.89%) Legal
4 4 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Publishing
6 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 6 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) PowerShell Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) SCCM Specialist
4 4 (11.11%) Software Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) MSI Packager
6 2 (5.56%) SCCM Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Finance Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) MSMQ
2 2 (5.56%) J2EE
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Derivative
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) Private Cloud
2 2 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) PDA
3 1 (2.78%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) ITIL
3 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Configuration Management
5 6 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 6 (16.67%) Project Management
6 5 (13.89%) ITSM
6 5 (13.89%) PRINCE
6 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
6 5 (13.89%) Service Management
7 3 (8.33%) Application Discovery
8 2 (5.56%) Change Management
8 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.56%) DevOps
8 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.56%) Migration
8 2 (5.56%) Release Management
8 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.56%) Web Operations
8 2 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 13 (36.11%) VBScript
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) Java
5 2 (5.56%) Perl
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 2 (5.56%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
1 1 (2.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (58.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.89%) BitLocker
3 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) XenDesktop
4 4 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) Docker
5 2 (5.56%) GlusterFS
5 2 (5.56%) pfSense
5 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.56%) vCloud
6 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (58.33%) SCCM
2 6 (16.67%) WSUS
3 5 (13.89%) Perfmon
4 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (8.33%) Puppet
5 2 (5.56%) Ansible
5 2 (5.56%) CFEngine
5 2 (5.56%) HAProxy
5 2 (5.56%) Kibana
5 2 (5.56%) logstash
5 2 (5.56%) Salt
5 2 (5.56%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.78%) AppDNA
6 1 (2.78%) SCOM
6 1 (2.78%) yum
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) AppSense
2 7 (19.44%) Citrix
2 7 (19.44%) Intel Security
3 6 (16.67%) VMware
4 5 (13.89%) Altiris
4 5 (13.89%) LANDesk
4 5 (13.89%) Lumension
4 5 (13.89%) Symantec
5 2 (5.56%) Google
5 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow