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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 132 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing MSI 5 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.54% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.30% 4.82% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £305 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £345 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -53.30%
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
384 311 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.98% 11.30% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 163 176
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.11 £16.00 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.57 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
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 27 November 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 1 £300 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
3 9 (69.23%) XenApp
3 9 (69.23%) Citrix
4 7 (53.85%) SMS
4 7 (53.85%) SCCM
5 6 (46.15%) InstallShield
5 6 (46.15%) AdminStudio
6 5 (38.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (30.77%) AppSense
7 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
8 3 (23.08%) C
8 3 (23.08%) VBScript
8 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (15.38%) VB
9 2 (15.38%) MS Office
9 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
10 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
10 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
10 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
10 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (7.69%) MCITP

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) SMS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) InstallShield
1 6 (46.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) VBScript
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (69.23%) XenApp
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 5 (38.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) AppSense
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) VMware