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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 117 104 118
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing MSI 28 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 0.33% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.03% 3.18% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 12
Average daily rate
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£388 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £323 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £357 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.43 £12.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+86.93% -58.26%
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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
464 220 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.76% 10.24% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 141 164
Average daily rate £388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 56
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.04 £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 36 (92.31%) Windows
2 33 (84.62%) Windows 7
3 32 (82.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 29 (74.36%) SCCM
5 18 (46.15%) Windows XP
6 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 13 (33.33%) Application Packaging
7 12 (30.77%) PowerShell
7 12 (30.77%) System Testing
7 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 11 (28.21%) ITIL
9 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
10 9 (23.08%) Symantec
10 9 (23.08%) Windows Vista
10 9 (23.08%) XenDesktop
10 9 (23.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (20.51%) AppDNA
11 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
11 8 (20.51%) Migration
11 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
12 7 (17.95%) Citrix
12 7 (17.95%) JSP
12 7 (17.95%) Finance
12 7 (17.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (17.95%) Software Distribution
12 7 (17.95%) ITIL V3
12 7 (17.95%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (15.38%) SMS

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) SMS
1 6 (15.38%) DHCP
1 6 (15.38%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) AdminStudio
2 2 (5.13%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (2.56%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 7 (17.95%) Finance
3 4 (10.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Applications Packager
2 11 (28.21%) Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 7 (17.95%) JSP
3 2 (5.13%) WSH
4 1 (2.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (92.31%) Windows
2 33 (84.62%) Windows 7
3 18 (46.15%) Windows XP
4 9 (23.08%) Windows Vista
4 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) System Testing
2 11 (28.21%) ITIL
3 8 (20.51%) Migration
4 7 (17.95%) ITIL V3
4 7 (17.95%) Compatibility Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Software Distribution
5 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.69%) VB
3 2 (5.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 32 (82.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (23.08%) XenDesktop
3 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
4 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (74.36%) SCCM
2 9 (23.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 8 (20.51%) AppDNA
4 7 (17.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (5.13%) WSUS
6 2 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Symantec
3 7 (17.95%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) Remedy