The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 121 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing MSI 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.074% 0.040% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.64% 0.32% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£463 £425 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +45.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.98% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.43 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+86.93% -61.29%
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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 Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
312 317 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.58% 12.59% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 165 110
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) SCCM
3 8 (72.73%) Application Packaging
4 7 (63.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
6 5 (45.45%) AppSense
6 5 (45.45%) Altiris
7 4 (36.36%) Workflow
7 4 (36.36%) VMware
7 4 (36.36%) HP
7 4 (36.36%) VBScript
7 4 (36.36%) VB
7 4 (36.36%) QA
7 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (27.27%) Software Packaging
8 3 (27.27%) Degree
8 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 3 (27.27%) CA
8 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
8 3 (27.27%) InstallShield
9 2 (18.18%) AdminStudio
9 2 (18.18%) Firewall
9 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
9 2 (18.18%) SQL

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) NAS
1 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) InstallShield
2 2 (18.18%) AdminStudio
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (9.09%) WiX
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Applications Packager
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) Application Packaging
2 3 (27.27%) Software Packaging
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Workflow
2 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
4 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 4 (36.36%) VBScript
2 4 (36.36%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) REXX
3 2 (18.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) SCCM
2 7 (63.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (18.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) AppSense
2 5 (45.45%) Altiris
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) CA
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 2 (18.18%) Dell KACE
6 1 (9.09%) LANDesk