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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 247 231 157
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -74
Contract jobs citing MSI 23 20 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.22% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% 1.99% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 44
Average daily rate
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£338 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £203 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.96% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £24.63 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+42.13% +105.20%
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
1271 1003 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.83% 10.97% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 582 556
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.22 £30.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +9 14 £338 -
Surrey -1 3 £325 -23.52%
Hampshire -16 2 £350 +13.82%
Buckinghamshire -17 2 £263 -34.37%
East Sussex - 2 £325 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 54 (90.00%) Windows
2 53 (88.33%) Security Cleared
3 40 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 38 (63.33%) SC Cleared
5 35 (58.33%) Application Packaging
6 24 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 21 (35.00%) Windows XP
8 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 17 (28.33%) Migration
9 17 (28.33%) Application Discovery
10 15 (25.00%) SCCM
11 13 (21.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 11 (18.33%) DV Cleared
13 10 (16.67%) VMware
14 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
14 9 (15.00%) HP
15 8 (13.33%) SQL
16 7 (11.67%) Citrix
16 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
17 6 (10.00%) VBScript
17 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
17 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (8.33%) Fat Client
18 5 (8.33%) XenDesktop
18 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
18 5 (8.33%) VB
18 5 (8.33%) Thin Client
19 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
19 4 (6.67%) McAfee

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) StarTeam
2 3 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (3.33%) InstallShield
3 2 (3.33%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.67%) NUnit
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.67%) Selenium
4 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.67%) Hudson
4 1 (1.67%) WiX
4 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.67%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 38 (63.33%) Applications Packager
2 6 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (6.67%) Consultant
4 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (3.33%) Testing Consultant
5 2 (3.33%) ArcSight Consultant
6 1 (1.67%) Business Analyst
6 1 (1.67%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Administrator
6 1 (1.67%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (1.67%) C# Developer
6 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (1.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (1.67%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (58.33%) Application Packaging
2 4 (6.67%) Software Packaging
3 3 (5.00%) XML
3 3 (5.00%) CGI
4 2 (3.33%) XSD
4 2 (3.33%) WinForms
4 2 (3.33%) WPF
4 2 (3.33%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.33%) WSH
5 1 (1.67%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.67%) Kendo UI
5 1 (1.67%) Express
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.67%) Breeze.js
5 1 (1.67%) Durandal
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.67%) jQuery
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 5 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 54 (90.00%) Windows
2 24 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Migration
1 17 (28.33%) Application Discovery
2 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (5.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (3.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (3.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (3.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.33%) Change Management
4 2 (3.33%) Information Security
5 1 (1.67%) TDD
5 1 (1.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.67%) Web Development
5 1 (1.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (1.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.67%) Release Management
5 1 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) VBScript
2 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.33%) VB
4 3 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (3.33%) VBA
5 2 (3.33%) REXX
5 2 (3.33%) Tcl
5 2 (3.33%) C
6 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.67%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (88.33%) Security Cleared
2 38 (63.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 40 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.33%) vSphere
7 1 (1.67%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) SCCM
2 13 (21.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (5.00%) WMI
5 2 (3.33%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.67%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.67%) VMware
3 9 (15.00%) HP
4 7 (11.67%) Citrix
5 4 (6.67%) McAfee
6 2 (3.33%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.33%) Lumension
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.67%) Serena
7 1 (1.67%) AppSense
7 1 (1.67%) Altiris
7 1 (1.67%) DevExpress