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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 125 84 125
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +41
Contract jobs citing MSI 7 43 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 1.69% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.61% 13.74% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £18.88 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.80 £14.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+84.25% -59.12%
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
268 313 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.08% 12.28% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 165 150
Average daily rate £325 £324 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 17
Average hourly rate £37.49 £30.00 £32.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.96% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.02 £16.93 £17.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.25 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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
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 11 July 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - - - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 38 (88.37%) Microsoft App-V
2 35 (81.40%) Windows
3 25 (58.14%) Application Packaging
4 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
5 15 (34.88%) Citrix
5 15 (34.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (34.88%) VB
6 14 (32.56%) XenApp
6 14 (32.56%) SCCM
7 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
7 12 (27.91%) InstallShield
8 11 (25.58%) Windows XP
8 11 (25.58%) AppSense
9 10 (23.26%) Migration
9 10 (23.26%) Wise Package Studio
10 8 (18.60%) AdminStudio
11 7 (16.28%) MS Office
12 6 (13.95%) VBScript
12 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
12 6 (13.95%) SMS
12 6 (13.95%) WSH
12 6 (13.95%) Wyse
12 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
13 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
13 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
14 4 (9.30%) MS Project
14 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
14 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
14 4 (9.30%) Project Planning

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Office
2 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.30%) MS Project
4 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) SMS
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) InstallShield
2 10 (23.26%) Wise Package Studio
3 8 (18.60%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (6.98%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (76.74%) Applications Packager
2 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
3 2 (4.65%) Senior Manager
3 2 (4.65%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (4.65%) ICT Project Manager
3 2 (4.65%) IT Technician
4 1 (2.33%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) Application Packaging
2 6 (13.95%) WSH
3 3 (6.98%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (81.40%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
3 11 (25.58%) Windows XP
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Migration
2 4 (9.30%) Project Planning
2 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
2 4 (9.30%) Software Distribution
3 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.65%) Project Management
4 2 (4.65%) Critical Path Analysis
4 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.65%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.33%) Release Management
5 1 (2.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) VB
2 6 (13.95%) VBScript
3 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.98%) C
4 3 (6.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) MCP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) MCITP
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 38 (88.37%) Microsoft App-V
2 14 (32.56%) XenApp
3 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (32.56%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) OpenView
3 2 (4.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Citrix
2 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.58%) AppSense
4 6 (13.95%) Wyse
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) McAfee