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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 112 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing MSI 32 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 0.18% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.37% 1.72% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £326 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £321 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £331 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -53.30%
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
502 232 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.98% 10.35% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 147 156
Average daily rate £388 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 43
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.15 £21.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.90 £50.00
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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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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
Wiltshire -10 9 £375 - 1
Dorset - 9 £255 -
Gloucestershire -11 5 £418 +25.56%
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 43 (89.58%) Windows
2 38 (79.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 38 (79.17%) Windows 7
3 31 (64.58%) SCCM
4 23 (47.92%) Application Packaging
5 21 (43.75%) Windows XP
6 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
7 14 (29.17%) PowerShell
7 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
7 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
8 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 12 (25.00%) System Testing
9 11 (22.92%) Migration
10 10 (20.83%) Windows Vista
10 10 (20.83%) ITIL
11 9 (18.75%) Citrix
11 9 (18.75%) Symantec
11 9 (18.75%) XenDesktop
11 9 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (14.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
13 7 (14.58%) Finance
13 7 (14.58%) AppDNA
14 6 (12.50%) Software Distribution
14 6 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (12.50%) DNS
14 6 (12.50%) JSP
14 6 (12.50%) SMS
14 6 (12.50%) DHCP

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
1 6 (12.50%) SMS
1 6 (12.50%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) InstallShield
1 3 (6.25%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 12 (25.00%) Consultant
3 5 (10.42%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) IT Support
5 2 (4.17%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.08%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.08%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.08%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (47.92%) Application Packaging
2 6 (12.50%) JSP
3 2 (4.17%) WSH
4 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (89.58%) Windows
2 38 (79.17%) Windows 7
3 21 (43.75%) Windows XP
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Vista
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) System Testing
2 11 (22.92%) Migration
3 10 (20.83%) ITIL
4 6 (12.50%) Software Distribution
4 6 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 6 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) VBScript
2 3 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) MCSE
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (79.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.25%) XenApp
5 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (64.58%) SCCM
2 9 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (14.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (14.58%) AppDNA
4 6 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.17%) WSUS
5 2 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Citrix
2 9 (18.75%) Symantec
3 4 (8.33%) Remedy
4 3 (6.25%) Novell
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
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