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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 208 192 192
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing MSI 49 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.53% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.08% 5.08% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 25
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£450 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £240 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £434 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.43 £12.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+121.67% -53.30%
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
1200 885 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.10% 10.38% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 498 496
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 58
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.22 £15.74 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 December 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 December 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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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 +1 32 £450 +12.83% 1
Berkshire +2 7 £425 +24.63% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 2 £413 +5.76%
Kent - 2 £415 - 1
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 58 (87.88%) Windows
2 50 (75.76%) Security Cleared
3 44 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 40 (60.61%) VMware
5 39 (59.09%) DV Cleared
6 37 (56.06%) SQL
7 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
8 26 (39.39%) Migration
8 26 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (37.88%) Firewall
9 25 (37.88%) HP
10 24 (36.36%) Windows Vista
11 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (31.82%) PowerShell
12 21 (31.82%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (30.30%) StarTeam
14 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
14 19 (28.79%) Configuration Management
15 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
16 15 (22.73%) SCCM
17 14 (21.21%) McAfee
17 14 (21.21%) Oracle
17 14 (21.21%) Lumension
18 11 (16.67%) Service Management
18 11 (16.67%) Service Delivery
18 11 (16.67%) Application Packaging
19 10 (15.15%) Data Migration
20 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
20 9 (13.64%) Citrix
21 8 (12.12%) Client/Server

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.88%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) SMS
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) StarTeam
2 5 (7.58%) AdminStudio
3 4 (6.06%) InstallShield
4 2 (3.03%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (4.55%) Retail
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Applications Packager
2 10 (15.15%) Build Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Migration Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Consultant
7 2 (3.03%) Applications Consultant
8 1 (1.52%) SCCM Consultant
8 1 (1.52%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) Software Packager
8 1 (1.52%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) Technical Design Authority
8 1 (1.52%) Citrix Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (1.52%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) Tester
8 1 (1.52%) Field Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) Support Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.03%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 58 (87.88%) Windows
2 24 (36.36%) Windows Vista
3 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (39.39%) Migration
2 19 (28.79%) Configuration Management
3 11 (16.67%) Service Management
3 11 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 10 (15.15%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.03%) Integration Testing
6 1 (1.52%) High Availability
6 1 (1.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.52%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.52%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.52%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.52%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL
6 1 (1.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) SQL
2 21 (31.82%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.06%) VB
4 3 (4.55%) C
5 2 (3.03%) VBScript
6 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (75.76%) Security Cleared
2 39 (59.09%) DV Cleared
3 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.52%) MCTS
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 26 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (31.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (6.06%) XenApp
5 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 44 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (22.73%) SCCM
3 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.52%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (60.61%) VMware
2 25 (37.88%) HP
3 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
4 14 (21.21%) McAfee
4 14 (21.21%) Oracle
4 14 (21.21%) Lumension
5 9 (13.64%) Citrix
6 6 (9.09%) AppSense
7 1 (1.52%) Mercator
7 1 (1.52%) Reuters
7 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.52%) Altiris
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