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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
Rank 532 550 485
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -65
Contract jobs citing MSI 63 68 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 0.91% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 44 68
Median daily rate £350 £350 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £285 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £320 £335
% change year-on-year
- -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.43

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
7396 7466 6775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.52% 14.96% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4943 4989 4632
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 193 123
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.95 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.46 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +8.10%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +20 59 £350 -1.40% 9
London +21 26 £356 -20.83% 3
South East +28 20 £325 -13.33% 2
Hampshire +25 15 £325 -17.19% 1
City of London -3 7 £375 -9.09%
North West +6 5 £375 +25.00%
West Midlands -6 5 £268 -5.46%
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £350 -
Birmingham +1 4 £268 -5.46%
Manchester +4 3 £375 +31.57%
Portsmouth - 3 £363 - 1
Cheshire +25 2 £188 -58.33%
Erskine +18 2 £315 -4.54%
Scotland +17 2 £315 -1.56% 1
Renfrewshire +14 2 £315 -3.07%
Hook +11 2 £347 -11.71%
Berkshire +6 2 £300 -25.00%
North East -18 2 £275 - 1
Chester - 2 £188 -
Reading - 2 £300 -
South West +12 1 £325 -
County Antrim -19 1 £133 -62.14%
Belfast -19 1 £133 -62.14%
Northern Ireland -20 1 £133 -62.14%
Shropshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £358 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £295 -
Telford - 1 - -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 120 (78.43%) Windows
2 79 (51.63%) SCCM
3 77 (50.33%) Microsoft
4 72 (47.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 71 (46.41%) PowerShell
6 52 (33.99%) Application Packaging
7 44 (28.76%) Security Cleared
7 44 (28.76%) Windows 7
7 44 (28.76%) Active Directory
8 38 (24.84%) VMware
8 38 (24.84%) Windows 10
9 36 (23.53%) Migration
9 36 (23.53%) VBScript
10 35 (22.88%) SC Cleared
11 30 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (19.61%) VB
12 28 (18.30%) SQL
13 23 (15.03%) Citrix
14 22 (14.38%) .NET
15 20 (13.07%) SQL Server
15 20 (13.07%) ITIL
15 20 (13.07%) Windows Server
16 19 (12.42%) MS Office
17 18 (11.76%) Visual Studio
18 17 (11.11%) C#
18 17 (11.11%) Release Management
18 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (10.46%) Linux
20 15 (9.80%) IIS
20 15 (9.80%) XML

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 15 (9.80%) IIS
2 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.31%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.31%) nginx
3 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (12.42%) MS Office
2 11 (7.19%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.96%) GitHub
3 3 (1.96%) Office 365
3 3 (1.96%) SaaS
4 2 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.15%) DNS
2 10 (6.54%) Firewall
3 9 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.23%) SSL
5 7 (4.58%) HTTPS
5 7 (4.58%) Internet
5 7 (4.58%) Kerberos
6 4 (2.61%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.96%) DHCP
8 2 (1.31%) AMQP
8 2 (1.31%) LDAP
8 2 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.65%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.65%) SNMP
9 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.58%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.27%) GIS
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.31%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.31%) DB2
6 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.31%) Impala
6 2 (1.31%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.31%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.65%) Big Data
7 1 (0.65%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (0.65%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 18 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.54%) AdminStudio
2 10 (6.54%) WiX
3 9 (5.88%) InstallShield
3 9 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.88%) Selenium
4 7 (4.58%) NUnit
4 7 (4.58%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.92%) GitLab
6 3 (1.96%) NMock
6 3 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.31%) Hudson
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.31%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (7.19%) Finance
2 4 (2.61%) Military
2 4 (2.61%) Publishing
3 3 (1.96%) Banking
3 3 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.31%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (26.80%) Applications Packager
2 13 (8.50%) Consultant
3 12 (7.84%) Developer
4 11 (7.19%) .NET Developer
4 11 (7.19%) Analyst
5 8 (5.23%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (4.58%) Administrator
6 7 (4.58%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (3.92%) SCCM Administrator
7 6 (3.92%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) Applications Specialist
8 5 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) Development Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.27%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (3.27%) SCCM Specialist
9 4 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.38%) .NET
2 15 (9.80%) .NET Framework
2 15 (9.80%) XML
3 14 (9.15%) Web Services
4 10 (6.54%) ASP.NET
5 9 (5.88%) jQuery
6 7 (4.58%) Ajax
6 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (4.58%) Breeze.js
6 7 (4.58%) Durandal
6 7 (4.58%) Entity Framework
6 7 (4.58%) Express
6 7 (4.58%) Kendo UI
6 7 (4.58%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (4.58%) React
6 7 (4.58%) WCF
7 6 (3.92%) Software Packaging
8 4 (2.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.58%) Client/Server
2 7 (4.58%) Wiki
3 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.61%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.61%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.31%) Clustering
5 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.31%) Replication
5 2 (1.31%) User Experience
6 1 (0.65%) CESG
6 1 (0.65%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 120 (78.43%) Windows
2 44 (28.76%) Windows 7
3 38 (24.84%) Windows 10
4 20 (13.07%) Windows Server
5 16 (10.46%) Linux
6 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.58%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.96%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.31%) CentOS
11 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.31%) Unix
11 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.99%) Application Packaging
2 36 (23.53%) Migration
3 20 (13.07%) ITIL
4 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.11%) Release Management
5 14 (9.15%) Software Deployment
5 14 (9.15%) TDD
6 13 (8.50%) Configuration Management
7 12 (7.84%) Change Management
8 11 (7.19%) Application Virtualisation
9 10 (6.54%) Integration Testing
10 9 (5.88%) MVC
10 9 (5.88%) Validation
11 8 (5.23%) Service Delivery
11 8 (5.23%) Software Distribution
11 8 (5.23%) Time Management
12 7 (4.58%) Full Text Search
12 7 (4.58%) Patch Management
12 7 (4.58%) Security Hardening
12 7 (4.58%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 71 (46.41%) PowerShell
2 36 (23.53%) VBScript
3 30 (19.61%) VB
4 28 (18.30%) SQL
5 17 (11.11%) C#
6 13 (8.50%) Python
6 13 (8.50%) T-SQL
7 11 (7.19%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.88%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.58%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.58%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.92%) Java
11 4 (2.61%) PHP
12 2 (1.31%) Perl
13 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (28.76%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.88%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.23%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.31%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.31%) Degree
5 2 (1.31%) GISP
5 2 (1.31%) ISEB
5 2 (1.31%) MCDST
5 2 (1.31%) MCP
5 2 (1.31%) MCSA
5 2 (1.31%) MCTS
5 2 (1.31%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.65%) CISSP
6 1 (0.65%) CLAS
6 1 (0.65%) ECDL
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) QA
2 5 (3.27%) SLA
3 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.31%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.31%) ISO22301
4 2 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (47.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 44 (28.76%) Active Directory
3 30 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (9.15%) XenApp
5 12 (7.84%) XenDesktop
6 8 (5.23%) vSphere
7 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.96%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.96%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.96%) XenServer
8 2 (1.31%) vCloud
8 2 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.65%) Docker
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 79 (51.63%) SCCM
2 14 (9.15%) WSUS
3 11 (7.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (7.19%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (7.19%) Puppet
4 10 (6.54%) Ansible
4 10 (6.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (5.23%) Packer
5 8 (5.23%) Sysprep
5 8 (5.23%) vRealize
6 7 (4.58%) yum
7 5 (3.27%) ThinApp
8 4 (2.61%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 2 (1.31%) CFEngine
9 2 (1.31%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.31%) Kibana
9 2 (1.31%) logstash
9 2 (1.31%) Salt
9 2 (1.31%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 77 (50.33%) Microsoft
2 38 (24.84%) VMware
3 23 (15.03%) Citrix
4 11 (7.19%) HP
4 11 (7.19%) Oracle
5 9 (5.88%) Intel Security
6 8 (5.23%) BMC
7 7 (4.58%) DevExpress
7 7 (4.58%) Remedy
8 6 (3.92%) Google
8 6 (3.92%) LANDesk
9 4 (2.61%) AppSense
9 4 (2.61%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.61%) SolidFire
9 4 (2.61%) TOWER Software
10 2 (1.31%) Informatica
10 2 (1.31%) Intel
10 2 (1.31%) Lumension
10 2 (1.31%) SAP
10 2 (1.31%) Sybase
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