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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 138 105 104
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -1
Contract jobs citing MSI 5 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 1.05% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 8.83% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £233 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £10.98 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £12.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -58.26%
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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
375 351 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.60% 11.93% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 180 186
Average daily rate £325 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.03 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.33% -14.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 10 (58.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (52.94%) SMS
4 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 9 (52.94%) XenApp
5 8 (47.06%) InstallShield
6 6 (35.29%) AdminStudio
7 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
8 4 (23.53%) C
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) SCCM
9 3 (17.65%) AppSense
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) VB
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (11.76%) WSH
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.76%) Migration
10 2 (11.76%) MCITP
10 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
10 2 (11.76%) MCP
10 2 (11.76%) Firewall
10 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
10 2 (11.76%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (11.76%) Software Distribution

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) SMS
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) InstallShield
2 6 (35.29%) AdminStudio
3 2 (11.76%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Applications Packager
2 1 (5.88%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Release Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) WSH
1 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
1 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (11.76%) Software Distribution
2 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) Release Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCP
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) MCITP
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (52.94%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (23.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) AppSense
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft