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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 144 125 92
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -33
Contract jobs citing MSI 14 7 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.23% 1.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.41% 2.37% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £291 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £13.30
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +91.72%
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
411 295 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.74% 9.82% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 186 165
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £26.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £30.00 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.05 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 July 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 5 £475 +72.72%
Lancashire +8 3 £295 -1.66%
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 19 (86.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) Citrix
4 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (50.00%) SCCM
5 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 8 (36.36%) VMware
6 8 (36.36%) Application Packaging
7 7 (31.82%) XenApp
7 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
7 7 (31.82%) Migration
8 6 (27.27%) Lotus
8 6 (27.27%) IBM Notes
8 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
9 5 (22.73%) InstallShield
9 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (22.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
9 5 (22.73%) Application Discovery
10 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
10 4 (18.18%) VBScript
11 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 3 (13.64%) Project Management
11 3 (13.64%) DNS
11 3 (13.64%) Software Packaging
11 3 (13.64%) WSUS

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (27.27%) IBM Notes
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Lync
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) InstallShield
2 2 (9.09%) AdminStudio
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) WiX
General
1 3 (13.64%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Application Packaging
2 3 (13.64%) Software Packaging
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (9.09%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 5 (22.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Application Discovery
3 3 (13.64%) Logistics
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (31.82%) XenApp
4 2 (9.09%) XenServer
4 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) WSUS
3 2 (9.09%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Citrix
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 6 (27.27%) Lotus
5 3 (13.64%) AppSense
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) Wyse
7 1 (4.55%) Altiris