The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 570 565 444
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -121
Contract jobs citing MSI 90 109 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 1.43% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 63 114
Median daily rate £291 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £271 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
-16.96% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 6
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8695 7618 6877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.10% 13.35% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5948 5022 4411
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 128 146
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MSI as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSI
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSI within the UK.

MSI Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MSI
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

MSI Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSI within the UK.

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MSI
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 82 £291 -13.70% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 31 £260 -
North East - 31 £260 -
Tyne and Wear - 31 £260 -
London +6 15 £350 -
South East -29 14 £350 +3.70% 5
South West - 9 £320 - 2
Hampshire 0 6 £350 -32.03% 3
Scotland -12 6 £250 -23.07% 1
Edinburgh -4 5 - -
East of England +17 4 £350 -
Leeds 0 3 £350 -
Yorkshire -1 3 £350 +27.27%
West Yorkshire -3 3 £350 +27.27%
Dorset - 3 £255 -
Malmesbury - 3 £320 - 2
Wiltshire - 3 £320 - 2
Cheshire +4 2 - -
Surrey +1 2 £248 -23.76%
Hook -2 2 £350 -32.03%
West Sussex -10 2 £350 -15.15%
Birmingham -13 2 £475 +5.55%
North West -17 2 - -
Berkshire -21 2 - - 2
West Midlands -40 2 £475 +50.79%
Derbyshire - 2 £203 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Andover - 2 - - 2
Derby - 2 £203 -
City of London - 2 £401 -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MSI.

1 129 (84.31%) Windows
2 99 (64.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 89 (58.17%) Microsoft
4 80 (52.29%) SCCM
5 74 (48.37%) Active Directory
6 64 (41.83%) PowerShell
6 64 (41.83%) VMware
7 59 (38.56%) SQL
8 58 (37.91%) Windows 7
9 57 (37.25%) VBScript
10 55 (35.95%) Citrix
10 55 (35.95%) Security Cleared
10 55 (35.95%) Application Packaging
11 47 (30.72%) DNS
12 45 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 41 (26.80%) DHCP
14 40 (26.14%) ITIL
15 39 (25.49%) SC Cleared
16 37 (24.18%) MS Excel
17 35 (22.88%) VB
17 35 (22.88%) SQL Server
18 34 (22.22%) Windows Server
19 33 (21.57%) XenDesktop
20 31 (20.26%) XenApp
21 30 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (19.61%) Firewall
21 30 (19.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 29 (18.95%) AppSense
23 28 (18.30%) HP
24 27 (17.65%) IIS

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (17.65%) IIS
2 21 (13.73%) Apache
2 21 (13.73%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (24.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.92%) Office 365
3 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.31%) IaaS
4 2 (1.31%) PaaS
4 2 (1.31%) SaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (30.72%) DNS
2 41 (26.80%) DHCP
3 30 (19.61%) Firewall
4 6 (3.92%) SSL
5 5 (3.27%) HTTPS
6 4 (2.61%) Internet
6 4 (2.61%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.31%) SAN
7 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.65%) DMZ
8 1 (0.65%) LDAP
8 1 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.65%) SNMP
8 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (15.69%) InstallShield
2 8 (5.23%) AdminStudio
2 8 (5.23%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.58%) WiX
4 5 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.27%) WinDbg
5 4 (2.61%) Babel
5 4 (2.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.61%) GitLab
5 4 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.61%) NUnit
5 4 (2.61%) Selenium
5 4 (2.61%) SpecFlow
5 4 (2.61%) webpack
6 2 (1.31%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.31%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.65%) NMock
7 1 (0.65%) StarTeam
General
1 18 (11.76%) Finance
2 9 (5.88%) Publishing
3 5 (3.27%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.61%) Legal
5 2 (1.31%) Military
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (25.49%) Applications Packager
2 13 (8.50%) Support Engineer
3 11 (7.19%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (7.19%) Wintel Support
4 10 (6.54%) Developer
5 8 (5.23%) Analyst
6 7 (4.58%) .NET Developer
6 7 (4.58%) Consultant
6 7 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (4.58%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.58%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (3.92%) Administrator
7 6 (3.92%) Development Engineer
7 6 (3.92%) SCCM Engineer
7 6 (3.92%) Server Support
7 6 (3.92%) Windows Support Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) PowerShell Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) SCCM Consultant
9 4 (2.61%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.73%) Middleware
2 14 (9.15%) XML
3 13 (8.50%) .NET
4 7 (4.58%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.58%) WinForms
4 7 (4.58%) WPF
4 7 (4.58%) XSD
5 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.27%) Web Services
6 4 (2.61%) Ajax
6 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (2.61%) Breeze.js
6 4 (2.61%) Durandal
6 4 (2.61%) jQuery
6 4 (2.61%) Kendo UI
6 4 (2.61%) OAuth2
6 4 (2.61%) React
6 4 (2.61%) SAML
6 4 (2.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.73%) Clustering
2 9 (5.88%) CMDB
2 9 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.61%) Wiki
6 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 129 (84.31%) Windows
2 58 (37.91%) Windows 7
3 34 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.46%) Windows 10
5 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.19%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (4.58%) Linux
9 7 (4.58%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.92%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.31%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.95%) Application Packaging
2 40 (26.14%) ITIL
3 22 (14.38%) ITIL V3
4 21 (13.73%) High Availability
4 21 (13.73%) Software Delivery
5 20 (13.07%) Configuration Management
6 18 (11.76%) Change Management
6 18 (11.76%) Software Distribution
7 17 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 16 (10.46%) Migration
9 13 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (6.54%) Application Discovery
10 10 (6.54%) CRM
10 10 (6.54%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.54%) Incident Management
11 9 (5.88%) Escalation Management
11 9 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
11 9 (5.88%) Problem Management
11 9 (5.88%) Software Deployment
11 9 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 64 (41.83%) PowerShell
2 59 (38.56%) SQL
3 57 (37.25%) VBScript
4 35 (22.88%) VB
5 24 (15.69%) T-SQL
6 12 (7.84%) C#
7 6 (3.92%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.27%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.27%) C
8 5 (3.27%) Python
8 5 (3.27%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.61%) C++
9 4 (2.61%) Java
9 4 (2.61%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.61%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.31%) COBOL
10 2 (1.31%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 55 (35.95%) Security Cleared
2 39 (25.49%) SC Cleared
3 30 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.58%) Degree
7 5 (3.27%) MCP
7 5 (3.27%) MCSE
7 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.61%) MCSA
9 3 (1.96%) MCDST
10 1 (0.65%) CCNA
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.65%) CITP
10 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.65%) ECDL
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) SLA
2 10 (6.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 99 (64.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 74 (48.37%) Active Directory
3 45 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (21.57%) XenDesktop
5 31 (20.26%) XenApp
6 22 (14.38%) Terminal Services
7 20 (13.07%) XenServer
8 5 (3.27%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.31%) vSphere
9 2 (1.31%) Xen
10 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.65%) UAG
10 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 80 (52.29%) SCCM
2 30 (19.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 26 (16.99%) Perfmon
4 24 (15.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 21 (13.73%) Microsoft Clustering
5 21 (13.73%) OpenView
6 15 (9.80%) HP SIM
7 8 (5.23%) WSUS
8 5 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (3.27%) Puppet
8 5 (3.27%) yum
9 3 (1.96%) SCOM
9 3 (1.96%) ThinApp
10 2 (1.31%) everRun
10 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.31%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.65%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 89 (58.17%) Microsoft
2 64 (41.83%) VMware
3 55 (35.95%) Citrix
4 29 (18.95%) AppSense
5 28 (18.30%) HP
6 26 (16.99%) Oracle
7 21 (13.73%) Lotus
8 12 (7.84%) Intel Security
9 11 (7.19%) Lumension
10 6 (3.92%) Altiris
11 5 (3.27%) LANDesk
11 5 (3.27%) Symantec
12 4 (2.61%) DevExpress
12 4 (2.61%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.31%) CA
14 1 (0.65%) Avaya
14 1 (0.65%) Dell
14 1 (0.65%) IBM
14 1 (0.65%) NetApp
14 1 (0.65%) Sophos
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