The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK / Scotland
Rank 104 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing MSI 2 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.50% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 4.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
Median daily rate £315 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £343
% change year-on-year
- -6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.43

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
278 318 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.03% 12.32% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 185 197
Median daily rate £388 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £31.16 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.53% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.09 £35.85 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.23 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MSI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MSI Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MSI
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +16 2 £315 -3.07%
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MSI.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (75.00%) Application Packaging
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Development Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware