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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 236 178 218
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +40
Contract jobs citing MSI 20 56 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.65% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.87% 6.35% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £285 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.22% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.43 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+86.93% -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
1070 882 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.13% 10.20% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 554 507
Average daily rate £360 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 56
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £14.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -16 14 £300 -2.43% 1
Berkshire -3 3 £350 -3.58%
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 49 (84.48%) Windows
2 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
3 26 (44.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 26 (44.83%) Windows 7
4 25 (43.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 23 (39.66%) Application Packaging
6 15 (25.86%) Windows XP
6 15 (25.86%) PowerShell
6 15 (25.86%) DV Cleared
6 15 (25.86%) VMware
7 14 (24.14%) Windows Vista
7 14 (24.14%) SCCM
7 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 14 (24.14%) SQL
8 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
9 12 (20.69%) Migration
9 12 (20.69%) InstallShield
10 11 (18.97%) Configuration Management
10 11 (18.97%) VB
10 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (18.97%) Windows 8
11 10 (17.24%) VBScript
11 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
11 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
12 9 (15.52%) ITIL
13 8 (13.79%) Firewall
13 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
14 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (8.62%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (5.17%) Documentum
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) Firewall
2 5 (8.62%) X.400
2 5 (8.62%) X.500
3 3 (5.17%) SMS
3 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) DNS
4 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) InstallShield
2 6 (10.34%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (8.62%) AdminStudio
4 4 (6.90%) StarTeam
5 2 (3.45%) Selenium
5 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.45%) NUnit
5 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.45%) WiX
5 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.45%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.72%) Hudson
6 1 (1.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (5.17%) Retail
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Applications Packager
2 6 (10.34%) Analyst
3 5 (8.62%) Developer
4 3 (5.17%) Consultant
4 3 (5.17%) Technical Leader
5 2 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Team Leader
6 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (1.72%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (1.72%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (1.72%) Systems Developer
6 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (1.72%) Support Consultant
6 1 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (1.72%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (39.66%) Application Packaging
2 6 (10.34%) WSH
3 2 (3.45%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.45%) Ajax
3 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) JSP
3 2 (3.45%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) WCF
3 2 (3.45%) jQuery
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (3.45%) Kendo UI
3 2 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.45%) Breeze.js
3 2 (3.45%) Durandal
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) PKI
3 3 (5.17%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 49 (84.48%) Windows
2 26 (44.83%) Windows 7
3 15 (25.86%) Windows XP
4 14 (24.14%) Windows Vista
5 11 (18.97%) Windows 8
6 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Migration
2 11 (18.97%) Configuration Management
3 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
4 9 (15.52%) ITIL
5 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.90%) Service Management
7 3 (5.17%) Release Management
7 3 (5.17%) Validation
7 3 (5.17%) Document Management
7 3 (5.17%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.45%) Software Distribution
8 2 (3.45%) System Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Web Development
8 2 (3.45%) TDD
8 2 (3.45%) MVC
9 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.72%) Project Management
9 1 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.72%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) PowerShell
2 14 (24.14%) SQL
3 11 (18.97%) VB
4 10 (17.24%) VBScript
5 4 (6.90%) C
6 2 (3.45%) C#
6 2 (3.45%) Java
6 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.45%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.86%) DV Cleared
3 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (10.34%) MCSE
6 2 (3.45%) MCITP
6 2 (3.45%) Degree
7 1 (1.72%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 26 (44.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
4 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.17%) XenApp
6 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (43.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (24.14%) SCCM
3 4 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (5.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) VMware
2 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle
4 4 (6.90%) Citrix
5 3 (5.17%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) EMC
5 3 (5.17%) AppSense
5 3 (5.17%) Clearswift
5 3 (5.17%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.45%) Lumension
6 2 (3.45%) DevExpress
6 2 (3.45%) McAfee
6 2 (3.45%) Serena
7 1 (1.72%) Apple
7 1 (1.72%) Altiris
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