The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 106 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing MSI 20 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.64% 3.20% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate £319 £363 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.01% +14.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £333 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £393 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-10.97% +9.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+163.63% -10.81%
Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
301 250 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.36% 10.67% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 152 113
Average daily rate £363 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
MSI
UK

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 18 April 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 31 (77.50%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (47.50%) VBScript
3 19 (47.50%) SCCM
4 17 (42.50%) PowerShell
5 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 16 (40.00%) Application Packaging
5 16 (40.00%) InstallShield
6 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 14 (35.00%) VMware
8 13 (32.50%) Migration
8 13 (32.50%) VB
9 12 (30.00%) Software Deployment
10 11 (27.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (25.00%) HP
12 9 (22.50%) ITIL
12 9 (22.50%) Finance
12 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
13 7 (17.50%) DV Cleared
13 7 (17.50%) Project Management
13 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
13 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
13 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
14 6 (15.00%) Workflow
14 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (15.00%) Wise Package Studio
15 5 (12.50%) Release Management
15 5 (12.50%) InfoPath
15 5 (12.50%) ZENworks

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) InfoPath
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) SMS
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) InstallShield
2 6 (15.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Applications Packager
2 4 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) MSI Packager
4 1 (2.50%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (2.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 5 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (7.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Replication
1 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Migration
2 12 (30.00%) Software Deployment
3 9 (22.50%) ITIL
4 7 (17.50%) Project Management
4 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Workflow
6 5 (12.50%) Release Management
7 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) VBScript
2 17 (42.50%) PowerShell
3 13 (32.50%) VB
4 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.50%) VB6
5 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) DV Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.50%) MCTS
5 3 (7.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 28 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (47.50%) SCCM
2 11 (27.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (12.50%) ZENworks
4 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.00%) VMware
3 10 (25.00%) HP
4 5 (12.50%) McAfee
4 5 (12.50%) Citrix
4 5 (12.50%) Novell
5 3 (7.50%) Dell KACE
5 3 (7.50%) Dell
6 2 (5.00%) Altiris
7 1 (2.50%) AppSense
7 1 (2.50%) CA
7 1 (2.50%) Wyse