The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 186 202 155
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -47
Contract jobs citing MSI 52 33 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.40% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.31% 3.69% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 43
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£450 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £236 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+220.00% -59.67%
MSI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1206 895 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.92% 10.75% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 487 433
Average daily rate £375 £346 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.30% +2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 59
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £34.13 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSI across the South East region.

MSI Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MSI
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MSI Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the South East region.

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MSI
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Hampshire +2 30 £450 +11.11% 2
Berkshire +10 14 £425 +24.63%
Kent -8 1 £415 +38.33%
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £375 -6.25%
Surrey - - - - 1
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 66 (89.19%) Windows
2 60 (81.08%) Security Cleared
3 51 (68.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 48 (64.86%) DV Cleared
5 43 (58.11%) VMware
6 41 (55.41%) SQL
7 34 (45.95%) Active Directory
8 31 (41.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (39.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (39.19%) HP
10 28 (37.84%) Migration
10 28 (37.84%) Firewall
11 27 (36.49%) Windows Vista
11 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
12 25 (33.78%) PowerShell
13 24 (32.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 23 (31.08%) SCCM
15 21 (28.38%) StarTeam
15 21 (28.38%) Windows 7
16 20 (27.03%) Configuration Management
17 18 (24.32%) Lumension
18 17 (22.97%) Oracle
18 17 (22.97%) McAfee
19 11 (14.86%) Service Management
19 11 (14.86%) Service Delivery
20 10 (13.51%) Data Migration
20 10 (13.51%) Application Packaging
20 10 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
21 9 (12.16%) Client/Server
22 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.84%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 21 (28.38%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.70%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.70%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (4.05%) Retail
2 1 (1.35%) Banking
2 1 (1.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Applications Packager
2 12 (16.22%) Build Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Migration Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Consultant
8 1 (1.35%) Software Packager
8 1 (1.35%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (1.35%) Technical Design Authority
8 1 (1.35%) SCCM Consultant
8 1 (1.35%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (1.35%) Tester
8 1 (1.35%) Junior
8 1 (1.35%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.35%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.35%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.35%) Applications Tester
8 1 (1.35%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (1.35%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.70%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (89.19%) Windows
2 31 (41.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (36.49%) Windows Vista
4 21 (28.38%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.11%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Migration
2 20 (27.03%) Configuration Management
3 11 (14.86%) Service Management
3 11 (14.86%) Service Delivery
4 10 (13.51%) Data Migration
5 2 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (1.35%) High Availability
6 1 (1.35%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.35%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.35%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.35%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.35%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL
6 1 (1.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (55.41%) SQL
2 25 (33.78%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) VB
4 3 (4.05%) VBScript
5 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (81.08%) Security Cleared
2 48 (64.86%) DV Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) MCTS
4 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 34 (45.95%) Active Directory
2 29 (39.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (32.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (1.35%) XenServer
5 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (68.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 23 (31.08%) SCCM
3 10 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (58.11%) VMware
2 29 (39.19%) HP
3 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
4 18 (24.32%) Lumension
5 17 (22.97%) Oracle
5 17 (22.97%) McAfee
6 6 (8.11%) Citrix
7 5 (6.76%) AppSense
8 1 (1.35%) Mercator
8 1 (1.35%) Reuters
8 1 (1.35%) Bloomberg