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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 160 150 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -38
Contract jobs citing MSI 2 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.051% 0.24% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 2.23% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 17
Median daily rate £493 £300 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.16% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £280 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £320 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £280
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £17.00 £25.80
% change year-on-year
+67.64% -34.09%
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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
469 404 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.87% 10.84% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 242 159
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.64 £37.00 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.48 £72.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MSI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester -14 2 £493 +51.53%
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for MSI.

1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) MS Office
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) Dell
5 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
5 5 (38.46%) Application Discovery
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
6 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (23.08%) WiX
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) IIS
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 2 (15.38%) Local Government
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Python
7 2 (15.38%) HTTPS
7 2 (15.38%) SSL
7 2 (15.38%) Active Directory

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (23.08%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTPS
1 2 (15.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) WiX
2 2 (15.38%) GitLab
2 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Packager
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Development Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Development Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Software Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Wiki
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
2 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Application Discovery
2 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) yum
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix