The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 North West 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 108 97 116
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing MSI 34 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.89% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 9.17% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 6
Average daily rate £240 £270 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -14.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £224 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+163.63% -10.81%
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
306 240 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.68% 9.76% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 104 147
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £238 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 14
Average hourly rate £37.49 £33.73 £25.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.14% +30.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.74 £28.46 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £120.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
MSI
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

MSI Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

MSI Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

MSI
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Cheshire -19 7 - -
Manchester - 4 - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 48 (94.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 42 (82.35%) Windows
3 37 (72.55%) Application Packaging
4 27 (52.94%) Windows 7
5 15 (29.41%) SCCM
5 15 (29.41%) InstallShield
5 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 14 (27.45%) Citrix
6 14 (27.45%) VB
7 13 (25.49%) XenApp
7 13 (25.49%) AppSense
7 13 (25.49%) Migration
8 12 (23.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
9 10 (19.61%) Windows XP
9 10 (19.61%) Wise Package Studio
9 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
10 9 (17.65%) Wyse
11 8 (15.69%) MS Office
12 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
12 7 (13.73%) Project Planning
13 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
13 6 (11.76%) WSH
13 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
14 5 (9.80%) MCSE
14 5 (9.80%) MS Project
14 5 (9.80%) ITIL
14 5 (9.80%) MCP
14 5 (9.80%) VBScript
14 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.69%) MS Office
3 5 (9.80%) MS Project
4 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) InstallShield
2 10 (19.61%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (9.80%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (9.80%) Local Government
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (76.47%) Applications Packager
2 7 (13.73%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.84%) ICT Project Manager
4 3 (5.88%) IT Technician
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Release Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (72.55%) Application Packaging
2 6 (11.76%) WSH
3 3 (5.88%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (82.35%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 10 (19.61%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
2 7 (13.73%) Project Planning
3 5 (9.80%) ITIL
3 5 (9.80%) Service Management
4 3 (5.88%) Software Distribution
4 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.88%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (3.92%) Project Management
5 2 (3.92%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.96%) Change Management
6 1 (1.96%) Release Management
6 1 (1.96%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) VB
2 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.80%) VBScript
4 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) MCSE
1 5 (9.80%) MCP
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 48 (94.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (25.49%) XenApp
3 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (29.41%) SCCM
2 12 (23.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.92%) OpenView
4 1 (1.96%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) Citrix
3 13 (25.49%) AppSense
4 9 (17.65%) Wyse
5 2 (3.92%) HP
5 2 (3.92%) McAfee
6 1 (1.96%) VMware