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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 120 116 104
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing MSI 5 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.040% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.54% 0.36% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£453 £425 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.62% +45.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £425 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £425 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -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
325 280 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.69% 11.26% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 134 117
Average daily rate £375 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £252 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £17.30 £27.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 22 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (68.42%) Application Packaging
4 12 (63.16%) SCCM
5 11 (57.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
6 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
6 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
7 9 (47.37%) VBScript
7 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
8 7 (36.84%) HP
8 7 (36.84%) Workflow
8 7 (36.84%) InstallShield
8 7 (36.84%) QA
8 7 (36.84%) Altiris
9 6 (31.58%) VMware
9 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
9 6 (31.58%) VB
10 5 (26.32%) AppSense
10 5 (26.32%) Migration
10 5 (26.32%) Software Packaging
10 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
11 4 (21.05%) Dell KACE
11 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
11 4 (21.05%) .NET
11 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
11 4 (21.05%) Dell
11 4 (21.05%) ITIL

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SMS
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) InstallShield
2 3 (15.79%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (10.53%) AdminStudio
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) WiX
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Applications Packager
2 1 (5.26%) Architect
2 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Developer
2 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) Application Packaging
2 5 (26.32%) Software Packaging
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Workflow
2 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.79%) Software Deployment
6 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Change Control
7 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 9 (47.37%) VBScript
3 6 (31.58%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.53%) REXX
4 2 (10.53%) Tcl
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) SCCM
2 11 (57.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (10.53%) WSUS
4 1 (5.26%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Altiris
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 5 (26.32%) AppSense
5 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 4 (21.05%) Dell KACE
6 3 (15.79%) CA
7 2 (10.53%) Symantec
7 2 (10.53%) McAfee
8 1 (5.26%) Novell
8 1 (5.26%) LANDesk