The table below looks at the statistics for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 550 486 404
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -82
Contract jobs citing MSI 69 115 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 1.67% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 61 96
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.73% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +220.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +220.00%

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
7601 6904 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.78% 13.63% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 4663 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 127 126
Average hourly rate £41.85 £36.70 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £24.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -54 58 £353 -11.87% 4
London -21 20 £450 +5.88%
North West -5 15 £300 -3.22% 1
Manchester - 13 £285 - 1
South East -33 12 £340 -22.28% 1
Scotland - 9 £325 -
City of London +36 7 £413 -2.94%
Renfrewshire - 7 £330 -
Yorkshire -10 6 - - 1
Erskine - 6 £336 -
Hampshire -15 5 £393 -12.77%
Sheffield - 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
West Midlands -12 3 £313 -10.84%
Hook -6 2 £393 -12.77%
West Yorkshire -9 2 - -
Berkshire -10 2 £340 -20.00%
Leeds -18 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £313 -
Glasgow - 2 £260 -
East Sussex +10 1 £313 -16.66%
Lewes +2 1 £313 -16.66%
East of England -1 1 £350 -
Wales -5 1 £350 +75.00%
Chester -5 1 £300 -3.22%
Essex -5 1 £350 -
Cheshire -7 1 £300 -3.22%
Croydon -13 1 £500 +53.84%
Reading -17 1 £340 -7.16%
Slough - 1 £340 -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 117 (81.82%) Windows
2 70 (48.95%) PowerShell
3 62 (43.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 57 (39.86%) SCCM
5 53 (37.06%) Active Directory
6 48 (33.57%) Windows 7
7 43 (30.07%) Microsoft
8 40 (27.97%) Security Cleared
9 37 (25.87%) VMware
10 35 (24.48%) Application Packaging
11 29 (20.28%) Windows Server
12 28 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 27 (18.88%) SQL
13 27 (18.88%) VBScript
14 24 (16.78%) SQL Server
15 23 (16.08%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (15.38%) Finance
17 21 (14.69%) SC Cleared
18 20 (13.99%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (13.99%) Windows XP
19 19 (13.29%) C#
19 19 (13.29%) Application Discovery
20 18 (12.59%) .NET
20 18 (12.59%) InstallShield
21 17 (11.89%) ITIL
21 17 (11.89%) MS Excel
21 17 (11.89%) Citrix
21 17 (11.89%) DNS
22 16 (11.19%) XML
22 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (9.79%) IIS
2 5 (3.50%) Apache
2 5 (3.50%) JBoss
2 5 (3.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.40%) nginx
4 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (11.89%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.79%) MS Office
3 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.40%) assyst
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) IaaS
1 5 (3.50%) PaaS
1 5 (3.50%) SaaS
2 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.89%) DNS
2 14 (9.79%) Firewall
3 4 (2.80%) DHCP
4 3 (2.10%) Internet
4 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.40%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.40%) LDAP
6 1 (0.70%) DMZ
6 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.70%) LAN
6 1 (0.70%) VPN
6 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.59%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.50%) MySQL
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.40%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) Big Data
7 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (16.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (12.59%) InstallShield
3 14 (9.79%) WiX
4 13 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.59%) Eclipse
5 8 (5.59%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.59%) Selenium
6 7 (4.90%) JIRA
6 7 (4.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (4.90%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.50%) JUnit
7 5 (3.50%) Maven
7 5 (3.50%) Subversion
8 4 (2.80%) AdminStudio
9 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.10%) Hudson
10 2 (1.40%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.40%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.40%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.40%) StarTeam
General
1 22 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Front Office
3 6 (4.20%) Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.80%) Legal
5 3 (2.10%) Local Government
5 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Electronics
6 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (27.97%) Applications Packager
2 20 (13.99%) Analyst
3 13 (9.09%) Developer
4 9 (6.29%) Consultant
5 7 (4.90%) Development Engineer
5 7 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) Environment Manager
6 6 (4.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (4.20%) Software Development Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) Software Engineer
6 6 (4.20%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) MSI Packager
7 5 (3.50%) Tools Developer
8 4 (2.80%) Applications Consultant
8 4 (2.80%) Applications Support
8 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared Application Packager
8 4 (2.80%) Software Manager
8 4 (2.80%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.59%) .NET
2 16 (11.19%) XML
3 15 (10.49%) WinForms
3 15 (10.49%) WPF
3 15 (10.49%) XSD
4 9 (6.29%) Software Packaging
5 7 (4.90%) MSMQ
6 5 (3.50%) LAMP
7 3 (2.10%) Web Services
8 2 (1.40%) ActiveX
8 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.40%) J2EE
8 2 (1.40%) WCF
9 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.70%) Ajax
9 1 (0.70%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.70%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.70%) jQuery
9 1 (0.70%) JSP
9 1 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.49%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.90%) Derivative
3 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.80%) Replication
3 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.10%) Clustering
5 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.40%) NHS
5 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.70%) Life Science
6 1 (0.70%) PDA
6 1 (0.70%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.70%) SecurID
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 117 (81.82%) Windows
2 48 (33.57%) Windows 7
3 29 (20.28%) Windows Server
4 20 (13.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (13.99%) Windows XP
5 14 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.90%) Linux
7 7 (4.90%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.48%) Application Packaging
2 19 (13.29%) Application Discovery
3 17 (11.89%) ITIL
4 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
5 15 (10.49%) Unit Testing
6 14 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (9.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (9.09%) Change Management
7 13 (9.09%) Performance Management
8 11 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 10 (6.99%) Test Scripting
10 9 (6.29%) Migration
10 9 (6.29%) Project Management
10 9 (6.29%) Workflow
11 8 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.59%) DevOps
11 8 (5.59%) Service Management
11 8 (5.59%) Web Development
12 7 (4.90%) OO
13 5 (3.50%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 70 (48.95%) PowerShell
2 27 (18.88%) SQL
2 27 (18.88%) VBScript
3 19 (13.29%) C#
4 13 (9.09%) Java
5 12 (8.39%) VB
6 9 (6.29%) C
7 8 (5.59%) C++
8 7 (4.90%) COBOL
8 7 (4.90%) PHP
8 7 (4.90%) PL/1
8 7 (4.90%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.40%) Perl
9 2 (1.40%) Python
9 2 (1.40%) REXX
9 2 (1.40%) Tcl
10 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (27.97%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.69%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.99%) Degree
3 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.29%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.59%) MCSE
6 3 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.10%) ISEB
6 3 (2.10%) MCDST
6 3 (2.10%) MCITP
6 3 (2.10%) MCP
7 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.99%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 62 (43.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 53 (37.06%) Active Directory
3 28 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (11.19%) XenDesktop
5 11 (7.69%) vSphere
6 8 (5.59%) XenApp
7 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.10%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.40%) Docker
9 2 (1.40%) GlusterFS
9 2 (1.40%) pfSense
9 2 (1.40%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 57 (39.86%) SCCM
2 15 (10.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.90%) Puppet
4 5 (3.50%) SCOM
4 5 (3.50%) ThinApp
5 3 (2.10%) AppDNA
6 2 (1.40%) Ansible
6 2 (1.40%) CFEngine
6 2 (1.40%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.40%) Kibana
6 2 (1.40%) logstash
6 2 (1.40%) Salt
6 2 (1.40%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.40%) WMI
6 2 (1.40%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (30.07%) Microsoft
2 37 (25.87%) VMware
3 17 (11.89%) Citrix
4 15 (10.49%) Oracle
5 12 (8.39%) AppSense
6 10 (6.99%) HP
6 10 (6.99%) Wyse
7 7 (4.90%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.20%) McAfee
9 5 (3.50%) Dell
10 4 (2.80%) Lumension
11 3 (2.10%) IBM
12 2 (1.40%) Google
12 2 (1.40%) Progress
12 2 (1.40%) Remedy
13 1 (0.70%) DevExpress
13 1 (0.70%) LANDesk
13 1 (0.70%) SAP
13 1 (0.70%) Serena
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