The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 54 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing MSI 12 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.34% 0.41% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.34% 3.25% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £26.09 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-34.84% +60.55%
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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 Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
116 123 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.93% 12.47% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 61 37
Average daily rate £350 £319 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £207 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £35.50 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.17% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £20.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSI across the Reading region.

MSI Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the Reading region.

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 16 (94.12%) Microsoft App-V
1 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
2 15 (88.24%) Windows
3 14 (82.35%) Application Packaging
3 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
4 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
7 6 (35.29%) Migration
8 5 (29.41%) SCCM
9 3 (17.65%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) AppSense
9 3 (17.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (11.76%) Citrix
10 2 (11.76%) WSH
10 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
10 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
10 2 (11.76%) VBScript
10 2 (11.76%) VB
10 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
10 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
11 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
11 1 (5.88%) Service Management
11 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
11 1 (5.88%) High Availability
11 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
11 1 (5.88%) ITIL

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (11.76%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Applications Packager
2 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) Application Packaging
2 2 (11.76%) WSH
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (5.88%) High Availability
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) VBScript
1 2 (11.76%) VB
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCTS
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) AppSense
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) HP