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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 441 390 383
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -7
Contract jobs citing MSI 152 184 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.10% 3.08% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 118 97
Average daily rate
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£415 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.69% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £209 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £441 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 8
Average hourly rate £27.43 £12.50 £22.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.46% -44.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £10.65 £13.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.49 £42.38 £32.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.43 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+119.46% -59.67%

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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSI within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MSI Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
England -41 149 £415 +10.66% 10
South East -25 49 £450 +22.44% 3
London -8 45 £450 +5.88% 2
Hampshire +1 32 £450 +6.48%
South West -6 30 £365 +1.38% 2
City of London +7 18 £425 - 2
West Yorkshire - 10 £215 - 1
Yorkshire - 10 £215 - 1
Wiltshire -10 9 £375 +50.00%
Berkshire -3 7 £425 +24.63% 2
Leeds - 7 £240 -
Dorset - 6 £290 -
North West -18 5 £310 -4.61%
Gloucestershire - 5 £418 -
Cheshire +8 4 £350 -
Reading - 4 £463 - 2
East of England -20 3 £163 -52.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -24 2 £413 +5.76%
Kent - 2 £415 -
Norfolk +4 1 - -
Manchester -14 1 £300 -
West Midlands -16 1 £351 +79.74% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Warrington - - - -
Wrexham - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 235 (84.84%) Windows
2 161 (58.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 145 (52.35%) Windows 7
4 116 (41.88%) SCCM
5 102 (36.82%) Microsoft
6 96 (34.66%) Security Cleared
7 95 (34.30%) Application Packaging
8 93 (33.57%) Active Directory
9 89 (32.13%) VMware
10 76 (27.44%) Citrix
11 70 (25.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 66 (23.83%) Migration
13 65 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 64 (23.10%) VMware Infrastructure
15 60 (21.66%) PowerShell
15 60 (21.66%) Windows XP
15 60 (21.66%) SQL
16 51 (18.41%) VB
17 50 (18.05%) Windows Vista
18 47 (16.97%) XenDesktop
19 46 (16.61%) XenApp
20 42 (15.16%) SC Cleared
21 41 (14.80%) DV Cleared
22 40 (14.44%) Firewall
22 40 (14.44%) Finance
23 38 (13.72%) HP
24 32 (11.55%) Windows Server 2003
25 31 (11.19%) ITIL
25 31 (11.19%) DNS
26 28 (10.11%) VBScript

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (3.61%) TIBCO EMS
2 9 (3.25%) IIS
3 8 (2.89%) Confluence
4 6 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.08%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.08%) Apache
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (9.75%) MS Office
2 23 (8.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.44%) Firewall
2 31 (11.19%) DNS
3 24 (8.66%) DHCP
4 16 (5.78%) SAN
5 14 (5.05%) SMS
5 14 (5.05%) VPN
6 13 (4.69%) NetScaler
7 10 (3.61%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.89%) iSCSI
9 7 (2.53%) Network Security
10 6 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (2.17%) RTSP
10 6 (2.17%) SMTP
10 6 (2.17%) Ethernet
10 6 (2.17%) FTP
11 5 (1.81%) SSL
12 4 (1.44%) NAS
13 3 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
14 1 (0.36%) Wireless
14 1 (0.36%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.36%) MySQL
7 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (7.94%) InstallShield
2 20 (7.22%) AdminStudio
2 20 (7.22%) StarTeam
3 17 (6.14%) NUnit
4 15 (5.42%) Wise Package Studio
5 10 (3.61%) Subversion
5 10 (3.61%) JIRA
5 10 (3.61%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.53%) WiX
6 7 (2.53%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (1.81%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.72%) FindBugs
8 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.72%) Checkstyle
8 2 (0.72%) Ant
8 2 (0.72%) JUnit
8 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.72%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.72%) Hudson
General
1 40 (14.44%) Finance
2 18 (6.50%) Banking
3 11 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.53%) Retail
6 6 (2.17%) Publishing
7 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.72%) Legal
8 2 (0.72%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 89 (32.13%) Applications Packager
2 26 (9.39%) Consultant
3 23 (8.30%) Developer
4 17 (6.14%) Build Engineer
5 13 (4.69%) Analyst
6 9 (3.25%) .NET Developer
7 8 (2.89%) Migration Engineer
8 7 (2.53%) Architect
8 7 (2.53%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (2.17%) SCCM Consultant
9 6 (2.17%) SCCM Engineer
9 6 (2.17%) Citrix Consultant
10 5 (1.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (1.81%) Security Engineer
10 5 (1.81%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (1.81%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (1.81%) Applications Specialist
11 4 (1.44%) Applications Consultant
11 4 (1.44%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (1.44%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (34.30%) Application Packaging
2 23 (8.30%) .NET
3 14 (5.05%) WSH
4 13 (4.69%) .NET Framework
5 12 (4.33%) WCF
6 10 (3.61%) WPF
6 10 (3.61%) .NET Remoting
6 10 (3.61%) WinForms
6 10 (3.61%) XML
7 5 (1.81%) JSP
8 4 (1.44%) Web Services
8 4 (1.44%) Software Packaging
9 3 (1.08%) Protocol Buffers
9 3 (1.08%) Middleware
10 2 (0.72%) Ajax
10 2 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.72%) HTML
10 2 (0.72%) XSD
10 2 (0.72%) SOAP
10 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.89%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.53%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.53%) Fat Client
4 5 (1.81%) PDA
4 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.81%) Clustering
5 4 (1.44%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.72%) SecurID
7 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.72%) CMDB
8 1 (0.36%) Open Source
8 1 (0.36%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) AS400
8 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 235 (84.84%) Windows
2 145 (52.35%) Windows 7
3 65 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (21.66%) Windows XP
5 50 (18.05%) Windows Vista
6 32 (11.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.25%) Linux
9 7 (2.53%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.08%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.08%) UNIX
11 2 (0.72%) Solaris
11 2 (0.72%) CentOS
12 1 (0.36%) AIX
12 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (23.83%) Migration
2 31 (11.19%) ITIL
3 24 (8.66%) Configuration Management
3 24 (8.66%) Service Delivery
4 14 (5.05%) Service Management
5 12 (4.33%) Problem Management
5 12 (4.33%) System Testing
5 12 (4.33%) Software Deployment
6 11 (3.97%) Data Migration
6 11 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (3.61%) Asset Management
7 10 (3.61%) Code Coverage
7 10 (3.61%) Validation
7 10 (3.61%) Multithreading
7 10 (3.61%) Software Distribution
8 8 (2.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (2.89%) OOP
8 8 (2.89%) OO
8 8 (2.89%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.66%) SQL
1 60 (21.66%) PowerShell
2 51 (18.41%) VB
3 28 (10.11%) VBScript
4 14 (5.05%) C#
5 8 (2.89%) Java
6 5 (1.81%) C
7 2 (0.72%) REXX
7 2 (0.72%) Tcl
7 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
8 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (34.66%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.16%) SC Cleared
3 41 (14.80%) DV Cleared
4 18 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.33%) MCSE
6 6 (2.17%) Degree
7 4 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.44%) CCEA
8 3 (1.08%) MCTS
8 3 (1.08%) MCITP
8 3 (1.08%) MCP
9 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.36%) MCSA
10 1 (0.36%) OCP
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.36%) PMP
10 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.03%) QA
2 11 (3.97%) SLA
3 4 (1.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 161 (58.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 93 (33.57%) Active Directory
3 64 (23.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (16.97%) XenDesktop
5 46 (16.61%) XenApp
6 20 (7.22%) Hyper-V
7 17 (6.14%) vSphere
7 17 (6.14%) VMware ESX
8 13 (4.69%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.89%) XenServer
10 4 (1.44%) Firmware
11 2 (0.72%) vCloud
12 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.36%) Squid
12 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 116 (41.88%) SCCM
2 70 (25.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (5.05%) WSUS
4 12 (4.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (4.33%) EdgeSight
5 11 (3.97%) AppDNA
6 9 (3.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.08%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.08%) OpenView
9 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.08%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 2 (0.72%) WMI
10 2 (0.72%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.72%) SCOM
11 1 (0.36%) PureDisk
11 1 (0.36%) DameWare
Vendors
1 102 (36.82%) Microsoft
2 89 (32.13%) VMware
3 76 (27.44%) Citrix
4 38 (13.72%) HP
5 26 (9.39%) Oracle
6 21 (7.58%) McAfee
6 21 (7.58%) AppSense
7 14 (5.05%) IBM
7 14 (5.05%) Lumension
8 11 (3.97%) Symantec
9 10 (3.61%) Altiris
9 10 (3.61%) LANDesk
9 10 (3.61%) TIBCO
10 9 (3.25%) DevExpress
10 9 (3.25%) Remedy
10 9 (3.25%) Infragistics
10 9 (3.25%) Wyse
11 7 (2.53%) CA
11 7 (2.53%) NetApp
11 7 (2.53%) CheckPoint
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