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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 138 122 109
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs citing MSI 10 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.37% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.49% 3.41% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Median daily rate £300 £388 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £331 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £495 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £335 £280
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 - £43.50
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
402 323 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.44% 10.76% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 188 173
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Median hourly rate £26.25 £30.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -3.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £30.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.10 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -37 8 £298 -23.22%
Edinburgh - 2 £300 -
MSI
UK

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) VBScript
2 14 (73.68%) PowerShell
3 13 (68.42%) WPF
3 13 (68.42%) WinForms
3 13 (68.42%) C#
3 13 (68.42%) XML
3 13 (68.42%) XSD
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (68.42%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
4 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (63.16%) VMware
5 11 (57.89%) Unit Testing
6 9 (47.37%) Performance Management
6 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
6 9 (47.37%) Change Management
7 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
8 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
9 6 (31.58%) Oracle
9 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
10 5 (26.32%) C
10 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
10 5 (26.32%) OO
10 5 (26.32%) C++
10 5 (26.32%) COBOL
10 5 (26.32%) Java
10 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
10 5 (26.32%) .NET
10 5 (26.32%) PL/1

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) RDBMS
2 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 4 (21.05%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Development Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Software Development Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Applications Packager
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Tools Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) WinForms
1 13 (68.42%) WPF
1 13 (68.42%) XML
1 13 (68.42%) XSD
2 5 (26.32%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Unit Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Change Management
2 9 (47.37%) Performance Management
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Application Packaging
4 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
4 5 (26.32%) OO
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Web Development
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.53%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) PowerShell
1 14 (73.68%) VBScript
2 13 (68.42%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) C
3 5 (26.32%) C++
3 5 (26.32%) COBOL
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) PL/1
3 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 2 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.26%) OpenView
3 1 (5.26%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) AppSense
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat