The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 126 97 111
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +14
Contract jobs citing MSI 8 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 1.22% 0.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.44% 10.94% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £240 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £17.53 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.63 £12.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+105.20% -61.60%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
328 320 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.63% 11.17% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 170 194
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSI across the North West region.

MSI Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the North West region.

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 26 (83.87%) Microsoft App-V
2 23 (74.19%) Windows
3 17 (54.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (54.84%) Windows 7
4 12 (38.71%) Application Packaging
5 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
6 10 (32.26%) VB
6 10 (32.26%) Citrix
6 10 (32.26%) XenApp
7 9 (29.03%) SCCM
7 9 (29.03%) SMS
8 8 (25.81%) InstallShield
8 8 (25.81%) Wise Package Studio
9 7 (22.58%) AdminStudio
10 6 (19.35%) WSH
10 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
11 5 (16.13%) AppSense
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
12 4 (12.90%) C
12 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (12.90%) Migration
12 4 (12.90%) Software Distribution
13 3 (9.68%) Software Packaging
13 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
13 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
13 3 (9.68%) Windows Vista
13 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
13 3 (9.68%) SQL
13 3 (9.68%) MS Office
14 2 (6.45%) MCP

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) SMS
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) InstallShield
1 8 (25.81%) Wise Package Studio
2 7 (22.58%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Applications Packager
2 1 (3.23%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Release Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (3.23%) ICT Project Manager
2 1 (3.23%) IT Technician
2 1 (3.23%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Application Packaging
2 6 (19.35%) WSH
3 3 (9.68%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows 7
3 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
1 4 (12.90%) Software Distribution
2 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) VB
2 4 (12.90%) C
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) MCP
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCITP
System Software
1 26 (83.87%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (32.26%) XenApp
3 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (29.03%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Citrix
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) AppSense
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) McAfee
3 1 (3.23%) Wyse