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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 211 199 163
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -36
Contract jobs citing MSI 39 44 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.49% 0.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.49% 4.08% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 39
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£338 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £437 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +82.14%
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
1119 1079 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.11% 12.02% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 593 479
Average daily rate £365 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 58
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £37.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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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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
Berkshire +18 28 £338 +12.50%
Hampshire -6 10 £515 +28.75%
West Sussex - 1 £413 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 67 (88.16%) Security Cleared
2 65 (85.53%) Windows
3 49 (64.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 38 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 36 (47.37%) Application Packaging
6 31 (40.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 30 (39.47%) Windows 7
8 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
9 27 (35.53%) SCCM
10 24 (31.58%) DV Cleared
10 24 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (26.32%) VMware
12 19 (25.00%) HP
13 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
14 16 (21.05%) Migration
15 15 (19.74%) SQL
15 15 (19.74%) PowerShell
16 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (15.79%) Windows XP
17 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (13.16%) Citrix
19 9 (11.84%) McAfee
20 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
20 8 (10.53%) AppSense
20 8 (10.53%) Lumension
20 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
21 7 (9.21%) XenApp
21 7 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
21 7 (9.21%) Windows Vista
21 7 (9.21%) StarTeam

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) Firewall
2 2 (2.63%) DHCP
2 2 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) StarTeam
2 4 (5.26%) AdminStudio
3 3 (3.95%) InstallShield
3 3 (3.95%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (1.32%) Finance
1 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (61.84%) Applications Packager
2 4 (5.26%) Consultant
2 4 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (3.95%) Administrator
3 3 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (3.95%) Software Engineer
3 3 (3.95%) Citrix Administrator
3 3 (3.95%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (3.95%) Build Engineer
3 3 (3.95%) ArcSight Consultant
4 2 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (2.63%) Analyst
4 2 (2.63%) Support Engineer
4 2 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (2.63%) Team Leader
4 2 (2.63%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (1.32%) Security Engineer
5 1 (1.32%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (1.32%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (1.32%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (47.37%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.95%) CGI
2 3 (3.95%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.63%) WinForms
3 2 (2.63%) XML
3 2 (2.63%) XSD
3 2 (2.63%) WSH
3 2 (2.63%) WPF
4 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.32%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (85.53%) Windows
2 30 (39.47%) Windows 7
3 24 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Vista
8 4 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Migration
2 7 (9.21%) Configuration Management
3 5 (6.58%) Patch Management
4 3 (3.95%) Change Management
4 3 (3.95%) Information Security
4 3 (3.95%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.63%) Software Distribution
5 2 (2.63%) Performance Management
5 2 (2.63%) Performance Testing
5 2 (2.63%) Unit Testing
5 2 (2.63%) Software Delivery
6 1 (1.32%) Integration Testing
6 1 (1.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL
6 1 (1.32%) Service Management
6 1 (1.32%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.32%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.32%) High Availability
6 1 (1.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.32%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) SQL
1 15 (19.74%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.21%) VBScript
3 3 (3.95%) VBA
4 2 (2.63%) REXX
4 2 (2.63%) Tcl
4 2 (2.63%) VB
4 2 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (88.16%) Security Cleared
2 38 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 24 (31.58%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCTS
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 49 (64.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
3 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.21%) XenApp
5 6 (7.89%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.58%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.63%) vSphere
8 1 (1.32%) XenServer
8 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (40.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 27 (35.53%) SCCM
3 7 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (6.58%) EdgeSight
5 3 (3.95%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (3.95%) WMI
6 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.32%) VMware
3 19 (25.00%) HP
4 10 (13.16%) Citrix
5 9 (11.84%) McAfee
6 8 (10.53%) Lumension
6 8 (10.53%) AppSense
7 7 (9.21%) Oracle
8 5 (6.58%) Altiris
9 3 (3.95%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.32%) Reuters
10 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg