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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 226 185 214
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +29
Contract jobs citing MSI 17 63 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.72% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 6.89% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 21
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£320 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £257 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -61.29%
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
1027 914 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.07% 10.46% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 556 499
Average daily rate £363 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 45
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -22 9 £300 -1.63%
Berkshire -5 2 £337 -6.96%
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 55 (85.94%) Windows
2 32 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 30 (46.88%) Windows 7
4 27 (42.19%) Security Cleared
5 26 (40.63%) Application Packaging
6 24 (37.50%) Windows XP
7 23 (35.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
9 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
9 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
10 13 (20.31%) InstallShield
11 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
11 12 (18.75%) VBScript
11 12 (18.75%) VB
11 12 (18.75%) DV Cleared
11 12 (18.75%) SCCM
11 12 (18.75%) Windows 8
12 11 (17.19%) Windows Vista
12 11 (17.19%) VMware
13 10 (15.63%) Service Delivery
13 10 (15.63%) ITIL
14 9 (14.06%) Migration
14 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
15 8 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
15 8 (12.50%) WSH
15 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (10.94%) MCSE
16 7 (10.94%) SQL
16 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (6.25%) Documentum
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) X.400
1 5 (7.81%) X.500
2 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.69%) SMS
2 3 (4.69%) Firewall
3 2 (3.13%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (20.31%) InstallShield
2 8 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
3 6 (9.38%) AdminStudio
4 2 (3.13%) NUnit
4 2 (3.13%) Selenium
4 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.13%) WiX
4 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.13%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.56%) Hudson
5 1 (1.56%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (3.13%) Retail
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Applications Packager
2 6 (9.38%) Analyst
3 5 (7.81%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Developer
4 3 (4.69%) Technical Leader
5 2 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) .NET Developer
5 2 (3.13%) Consultant
5 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (1.56%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (1.56%) SCCM Administrator
6 1 (1.56%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Support Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (1.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (1.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (1.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (1.56%) Tester
6 1 (1.56%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (1.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.63%) Application Packaging
2 8 (12.50%) WSH
3 2 (3.13%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.13%) WCF
3 2 (3.13%) jQuery
3 2 (3.13%) Ajax
3 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.13%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) JSP
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) XML
3 2 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.13%) Kendo UI
3 2 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.13%) Breeze.js
3 2 (3.13%) Durandal
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) PKI
3 3 (4.69%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 55 (85.94%) Windows
2 30 (46.88%) Windows 7
3 24 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 12 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 11 (17.19%) Windows Vista
6 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.69%) Solaris
8 2 (3.13%) Linux
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 10 (15.63%) Service Delivery
2 10 (15.63%) ITIL
3 9 (14.06%) Migration
4 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
5 4 (6.25%) Validation
6 3 (4.69%) Release Management
6 3 (4.69%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.69%) Document Management
7 2 (3.13%) TDD
7 2 (3.13%) MVC
7 2 (3.13%) System Testing
7 2 (3.13%) Web Development
7 2 (3.13%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.56%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.56%) High Availability
8 1 (1.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.56%) Service Management
8 1 (1.56%) Project Management
8 1 (1.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 12 (18.75%) VBScript
2 12 (18.75%) VB
3 7 (10.94%) SQL
4 4 (6.25%) C
5 2 (3.13%) C#
5 2 (3.13%) Java
5 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.13%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (42.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 12 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (10.94%) MCSE
6 2 (3.13%) MCITP
6 2 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (1.56%) MCTS
7 1 (1.56%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.38%) XenApp
5 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (35.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (18.75%) SCCM
3 6 (9.38%) Tivoli
4 4 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) VMware
3 6 (9.38%) IBM
4 5 (7.81%) Citrix
5 4 (6.25%) AppSense
6 3 (4.69%) ArcSight
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle
6 3 (4.69%) EMC
6 3 (4.69%) Clearswift
7 2 (3.13%) Serena
7 2 (3.13%) Altiris
7 2 (3.13%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.56%) Lumension
8 1 (1.56%) HP
8 1 (1.56%) CA
8 1 (1.56%) Novell
8 1 (1.56%) Borland
8 1 (1.56%) Apple