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 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 228 215 159
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -56
Contract jobs citing MSI 39 33 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.36% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.21% 3.31% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 41
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£338 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £419 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £13.30
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +91.72%
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
1216 997 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.77% 10.83% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 553 492
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £59.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 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 3 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 +18 23 £338 - 2
Hampshire -9 10 £515 +52.59%
Buckinghamshire -20 2 £263 -34.37%
East Sussex - 2 £325 -
Surrey -5 1 £325 -13.33%
West Sussex - 1 £413 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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 60 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 57 (82.61%) Windows
3 48 (69.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 43 (62.32%) SC Cleared
5 42 (60.87%) Application Packaging
6 26 (37.68%) Windows 7
7 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
8 19 (27.54%) Windows XP
9 18 (26.09%) SCCM
10 17 (24.64%) Migration
11 16 (23.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 15 (21.74%) Application Discovery
13 13 (18.84%) DV Cleared
14 12 (17.39%) VMware
15 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
15 11 (15.94%) HP
16 10 (14.49%) Citrix
17 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
18 8 (11.59%) SQL
18 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
18 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
19 7 (10.14%) VBScript
20 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
20 6 (8.70%) XenApp
21 5 (7.25%) Patch Management
21 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
21 5 (7.25%) EdgeSight
21 5 (7.25%) Terminal Services
21 5 (7.25%) McAfee

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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.

Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) DHCP
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) StarTeam
2 3 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (4.35%) InstallShield
2 3 (4.35%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 44 (63.77%) Applications Packager
2 6 (8.70%) Analyst
3 5 (7.25%) Consultant
4 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
4 3 (4.35%) Administrator
4 3 (4.35%) Citrix Administrator
4 3 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (4.35%) ArcSight Consultant
5 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (2.90%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (2.90%) Team Leader
5 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (2.90%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (1.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (1.45%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (1.45%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (1.45%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (1.45%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (60.87%) Application Packaging
2 4 (5.80%) Software Packaging
3 3 (4.35%) Regular Expression
3 3 (4.35%) CGI
4 2 (2.90%) WinForms
4 2 (2.90%) XML
4 2 (2.90%) XSD
4 2 (2.90%) WSH
4 2 (2.90%) WPF
5 1 (1.45%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 57 (82.61%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Windows 7
3 19 (27.54%) Windows XP
4 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Migration
2 15 (21.74%) Application Discovery
3 5 (7.25%) Patch Management
4 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.35%) Information Security
5 3 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.35%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.90%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.90%) Software Delivery
6 2 (2.90%) Performance Testing
6 2 (2.90%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.90%) Change Management
7 1 (1.45%) Validation
7 1 (1.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.45%) Line Management
7 1 (1.45%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.45%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
1 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.14%) VBScript
3 4 (5.80%) VB
4 3 (4.35%) VBA
5 2 (2.90%) REXX
5 2 (2.90%) Tcl
5 2 (2.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 60 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 43 (62.32%) SC Cleared
3 13 (18.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 48 (69.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.70%) XenApp
5 5 (7.25%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.90%) vSphere
8 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (26.09%) SCCM
2 16 (23.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (7.25%) EdgeSight
4 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (4.35%) WMI
5 3 (4.35%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) VMware
3 11 (15.94%) HP
4 10 (14.49%) Citrix
5 5 (7.25%) McAfee
5 5 (7.25%) AppSense
5 5 (7.25%) Altiris
6 3 (4.35%) ArcSight
6 3 (4.35%) Lumension
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 26 days ago