The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 131 98 120
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +22
Contract jobs citing MSI 17 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.27% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.20% 2.26% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 12
Average daily rate
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£290 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £339 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £393 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-2.30% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -61.29%
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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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
405 266 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.17% 11.90% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 169 155
Average daily rate £375 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSI across the South West region.

MSI Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MSI
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MSI Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the South West region.

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 25 (92.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 22 (81.48%) Windows
3 21 (77.78%) Windows 7
4 18 (66.67%) SCCM
5 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
6 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
7 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
8 10 (37.04%) Windows XP
8 10 (37.04%) Citrix
9 8 (29.63%) ITIL
9 8 (29.63%) AppDNA
9 8 (29.63%) Application Packaging
10 7 (25.93%) Compatibility Testing
10 7 (25.93%) Software Distribution
10 7 (25.93%) ITIL V3
10 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
10 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (25.93%) JSP
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
11 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
12 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (14.81%) Altiris
12 4 (14.81%) Nortel Meridian
12 4 (14.81%) assyst
12 4 (14.81%) Nortel
12 4 (14.81%) Internet
12 4 (14.81%) MS Office
12 4 (14.81%) Migration

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Nortel Meridian
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) AdminStudio
2 2 (7.41%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Applications Packager
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Support Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Application Packaging
2 7 (25.93%) JSP
3 2 (7.41%) WSH
4 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 10 (37.04%) Windows XP
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Compatibility Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Software Distribution
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL V3
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) System Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (66.67%) SCCM
2 8 (29.63%) AppDNA
3 2 (7.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Citrix
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Altiris
3 4 (14.81%) Nortel
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Sophos