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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 114 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing MSI 17 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.59% 0.47% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.07% 4.26% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Average daily rate
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£343 £313 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.78% -17.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £310 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £327 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £270 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +82.14%
MSI
UK

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
280 282 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.75% 11.08% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 169 136
Average daily rate £388 £393 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £254 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 3
Average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

MSI Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Renfrewshire +8 11 £384 +22.80%
Glasgow -8 4 £315 +0.67% 1
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 16 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (55.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
7 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
8 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 6 (33.33%) HP
9 5 (27.78%) Citrix
9 5 (27.78%) REXX
9 5 (27.78%) Tcl
9 5 (27.78%) Change Management
9 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (27.78%) VMware
10 4 (22.22%) WinForms
10 4 (22.22%) WMI
10 4 (22.22%) Application Packaging
10 4 (22.22%) WPF
10 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
10 4 (22.22%) SCCM
10 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
10 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (22.22%) XML
10 4 (22.22%) XSD
10 4 (22.22%) C#
10 4 (22.22%) VBScript
11 3 (16.67%) SQL

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) InstallShield
1 3 (16.67%) AdminStudio
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Applications Packager
2 4 (22.22%) Development Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.56%) ArcSight Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) WinForms
1 4 (22.22%) Application Packaging
1 4 (22.22%) WPF
1 4 (22.22%) XML
1 4 (22.22%) XSD
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Change Management
2 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Software Distribution
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) REXX
2 5 (27.78%) Tcl
3 4 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) VBScript
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) VB
6 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (22.22%) WMI
2 4 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (11.11%) WSUS
4 1 (5.56%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Citrix
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 2 (11.11%) CA
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) AppSense
5 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.56%) Lumension