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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 125 116 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing MSI 15 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.19% 3.00% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
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£295 £400 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +27.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+220.00% -59.67%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
470 267 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.73% 10.89% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 171 176
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 23
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.62 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Dorset - 6 £300 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 32 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (77.50%) Windows 7
4 23 (57.50%) Application Packaging
5 22 (55.00%) SCCM
6 21 (52.50%) Windows XP
7 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 14 (35.00%) Migration
8 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
9 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
10 10 (25.00%) System Testing
10 10 (25.00%) Windows Vista
11 9 (22.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
11 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
11 9 (22.50%) Symantec
12 7 (17.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (17.50%) QA
12 7 (17.50%) XenDesktop
13 6 (15.00%) SMS
13 6 (15.00%) DHCP
13 6 (15.00%) DNS
13 6 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (12.50%) Finance
14 5 (12.50%) MCSE
14 5 (12.50%) ITIL
14 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (12.50%) Novell
14 5 (12.50%) XenApp
15 4 (10.00%) Citrix

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) SMS
1 6 (15.00%) DHCP
1 6 (15.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Applications Packager
2 10 (25.00%) Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (2.50%) Desktop Support
5 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Applications Support
5 1 (2.50%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (57.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 31 (77.50%) Windows 7
3 21 (52.50%) Windows XP
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Migration
2 10 (25.00%) System Testing
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.50%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) MCSE
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.50%) XenDesktop
4 5 (12.50%) XenApp
5 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (55.00%) SCCM
2 9 (22.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (17.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (5.00%) WSUS
6 1 (2.50%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Symantec
3 5 (12.50%) Novell
4 4 (10.00%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) Remedy
5 3 (7.50%) VMware