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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 130 133 116
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing MSI 10 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.21% 2.47% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
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£288 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.82% -12.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +163.63%
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
453 446 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.42% 13.82% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 273 180
Average daily rate £398 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.48% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £430 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 15
Average hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.40 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 April 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 24 April 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
Bristol - 5 £275 -
Somerset +4 3 £275 -31.25% 1
Devon - 1 £300 -
Dorset - 1 £388 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (88.00%) Application Packaging
2 19 (76.00%) Windows
3 16 (64.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (56.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (44.00%) SCCM
5 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 10 (40.00%) Migration
7 9 (36.00%) VMware
7 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (24.00%) QA
10 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.00%) XenApp
10 5 (20.00%) Novell
10 5 (20.00%) InstallShield
10 5 (20.00%) MCSE
11 4 (16.00%) VBScript
12 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
13 2 (8.00%) Office 365
13 2 (8.00%) Citrix
13 2 (8.00%) MS Office
14 1 (4.00%) ITIL
14 1 (4.00%) VB
14 1 (4.00%) SLA
14 1 (4.00%) Lotus

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (4.00%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Applications Packager
2 5 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Novell
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus
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