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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 144 142 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -29
Contract jobs citing MSI 12 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.092% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.96% 0.73% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £343 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.18% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +220.00%
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
613 412 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 12.65% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 273 128
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 9 18
Average hourly rate £39.13 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 10 £300 -
Cheshire -8 1 £300 -3.22%
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (65.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (35.00%) WiX
4 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (35.00%) .NET
4 7 (35.00%) IIS
4 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) MS Office
5 6 (30.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 5 (25.00%) Software Packaging
6 5 (25.00%) SCCM
6 5 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (25.00%) Application Discovery
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) Dell
7 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.00%) XenApp
8 2 (10.00%) Local Government
8 2 (10.00%) SDLC
8 2 (10.00%) Migration

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (35.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) WiX
2 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (10.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Applications Packager
4 4 (20.00%) Applications Support
5 3 (15.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Development Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Development Support Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 1 (5.00%) ICT Manager
7 1 (5.00%) ICT Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) PowerShell Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Rollout Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Application Packager
7 1 (5.00%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) ThinApp Packager
7 1 (5.00%) Transition Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Life Science
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Application Discovery
1 5 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Dell
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) AppSense
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix