The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 132 107 122
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Contract jobs citing MSI 11 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.51% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.37% 4.00% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 18
Average daily rate £400 £314 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.38% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £301 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £16.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+163.63% -10.81%
Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
465 300 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.98% 12.76% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 188 263
Average daily rate £350 £325 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £30.80 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £47.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
MSI
England

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset - 8 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire -3 2 £425 +35.35% 1
Bristol - - - - 1
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (85.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 15 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 13 (61.90%) SC Cleared
3 13 (61.90%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 9 (42.86%) SCCM
6 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
7 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (28.57%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 5 (23.81%) Citrix
9 5 (23.81%) AppDNA
10 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (19.05%) Nortel
10 4 (19.05%) MS Office
10 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
10 4 (19.05%) Service Management
10 4 (19.05%) Internet
10 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
10 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (19.05%) Altiris
10 4 (19.05%) Nortel Meridian
10 4 (19.05%) assyst
10 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
11 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
1 4 (19.05%) Nortel Meridian
2 2 (9.52%) Network Security
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Applications Packager
2 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Service Management
1 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) VB
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (61.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) ISA Server
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) AppDNA
3 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Nortel
4 4 (19.05%) Altiris
5 2 (9.52%) Capita
5 2 (9.52%) Acronis
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) 3Com
5 2 (9.52%) Veritas
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Sophos
6 1 (4.76%) Bomgar
6 1 (4.76%) AppSense
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