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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 488 381 323
Rank change year-on-year
-107 -58
Contract jobs citing MSI 125 215 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.75% 3.19% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 141 151
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£335 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+20.53% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.80 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +71.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £25.80 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-34.09% +71.96%

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
7141 6747 5202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.94% 12.79% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4656 4366 3254
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 155 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £52.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 -94 109 £335 +4.68% 7
South East -22 38 £338 +10.65%
London -19 36 £325 -7.14% 4
Berkshire +15 26 £338 +12.50%
Scotland 0 16 £352 +12.43% 2
Reading +5 13 £338 -28.94%
West Midlands -17 13 £350 +66.66%
Erskine +8 11 £384 +22.80%
Renfrewshire +8 11 £384 +22.80%
Hampshire +2 10 £515 +27.16%
North West -37 9 £300 +25.00% 1
City of London -4 7 £325 -9.72% 1
South West +7 6 £288 -11.53%
Coventry -1 5 £413 +106.25%
Hook -2 5 £515 +27.95%
Shropshire -4 5 £335 -
East of England -6 4 £350 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire -20 4 £275 +57.14%
Somerset +6 3 £275 -31.25%
Glasgow -5 3 £310 -0.92% 1
Cambridge 0 2 £335 +24.07%
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £335 +24.07%
Bracknell -3 2 - -
Manchester -4 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire -14 2 £275 -
Hounslow - 2 £313 -
Bristol - 2 £313 -
Crawley - 2 £413 -
Croydon - 2 £325 -
Templecombe - 2 - -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 184 (81.06%) Windows
2 134 (59.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 107 (47.14%) Windows 7
4 98 (43.17%) SCCM
5 96 (42.29%) Security Cleared
6 93 (40.97%) Application Packaging
7 85 (37.44%) Microsoft
8 67 (29.52%) Active Directory
9 66 (29.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (26.87%) PowerShell
11 52 (22.91%) SC Cleared
12 51 (22.47%) Migration
13 50 (22.03%) VMware
14 47 (20.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 46 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 44 (19.38%) Citrix
17 37 (16.30%) SQL
18 36 (15.86%) VBScript
19 33 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 32 (14.10%) XenApp
20 32 (14.10%) HP
21 31 (13.66%) Windows XP
21 31 (13.66%) DV Cleared
22 29 (12.78%) InstallShield
23 27 (11.89%) QA
24 26 (11.45%) Finance
25 25 (11.01%) Windows 8
26 24 (10.57%) VB
27 22 (9.69%) .NET
28 21 (9.25%) McAfee

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (4.41%) Confluence
2 9 (3.96%) IIS
3 3 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.88%) JBoss
4 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.88%) Apache
4 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.88%) Lync
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.44%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) SaaS
1 2 (0.88%) PaaS
1 2 (0.88%) IaaS
2 1 (0.44%) CodePlex
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.81%) Firewall
2 13 (5.73%) DNS
3 9 (3.96%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.52%) SAN
5 7 (3.08%) NAS
6 6 (2.64%) VPN
6 6 (2.64%) DHCP
7 5 (2.20%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.76%) Network Security
9 2 (0.88%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.88%) WAN
9 2 (0.88%) LAN
9 2 (0.88%) SSL
10 1 (0.44%) SMS
10 1 (0.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.32%) MySQL
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.88%) QlikView
7 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (12.78%) InstallShield
2 15 (6.61%) AdminStudio
3 14 (6.17%) JIRA
4 12 (5.29%) NUnit
5 10 (4.41%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.52%) StarTeam
7 4 (1.76%) JUnit
7 4 (1.76%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.76%) Subversion
7 4 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.76%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.32%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.88%) Hudson
9 2 (0.88%) WiX
9 2 (0.88%) FindBugs
9 2 (0.88%) Selenium
9 2 (0.88%) Maven
9 2 (0.88%) Checkstyle
9 2 (0.88%) Ant
General
1 26 (11.45%) Finance
2 13 (5.73%) Banking
3 11 (4.85%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.64%) Law
5 5 (2.20%) Legal
5 5 (2.20%) Retail
6 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (46.70%) Applications Packager
2 14 (6.17%) Developer
3 13 (5.73%) Consultant
4 11 (4.85%) .NET Developer
5 10 (4.41%) Administrator
5 10 (4.41%) Analyst
6 8 (3.52%) Build Engineer
7 7 (3.08%) SCCM Administrator
8 6 (2.64%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (2.64%) Architect
8 6 (2.64%) Software Engineer
8 6 (2.64%) Applications Specialist
8 6 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (2.20%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (2.20%) Development Engineer
9 5 (2.20%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 4 (1.76%) Citrix Administrator
10 4 (1.76%) Software Development Engineer
10 4 (1.76%) Migration Engineer
10 4 (1.76%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (40.97%) Application Packaging
2 22 (9.69%) .NET
3 18 (7.93%) WPF
4 16 (7.05%) WinForms
5 13 (5.73%) .NET Framework
6 12 (5.29%) WCF
7 10 (4.41%) .NET Remoting
7 10 (4.41%) TIBCO EMS
8 8 (3.52%) XML
9 6 (2.64%) XSD
9 6 (2.64%) Software Packaging
10 4 (1.76%) Regular Expression
11 3 (1.32%) CGI
12 2 (0.88%) WSH
12 2 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (0.44%) REST
13 1 (0.44%) CSS3
13 1 (0.44%) Django
13 1 (0.44%) HTML5
13 1 (0.44%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.08%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.76%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.76%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) Statistics
7 1 (0.44%) CMDB
7 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 184 (81.06%) Windows
2 107 (47.14%) Windows 7
3 66 (29.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (13.66%) Windows XP
6 25 (11.01%) Windows 8
7 16 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.73%) Windows Vista
9 7 (3.08%) Linux
10 2 (0.88%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.44%) CentOS
11 1 (0.44%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.47%) Migration
2 16 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (6.61%) ITIL
4 12 (5.29%) Code Coverage
5 11 (4.85%) Configuration Management
5 11 (4.85%) Change Management
6 10 (4.41%) Refactoring
6 10 (4.41%) Multithreading
7 8 (3.52%) Patch Management
8 7 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (2.64%) Unit Testing
9 6 (2.64%) Performance Management
10 5 (2.20%) Release Management
10 5 (2.20%) Software Distribution
11 4 (1.76%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (1.76%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (1.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (1.76%) Software Delivery
11 4 (1.76%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (1.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 61 (26.87%) PowerShell
2 37 (16.30%) SQL
3 36 (15.86%) VBScript
4 24 (10.57%) VB
5 12 (5.29%) C#
6 9 (3.96%) Java
7 7 (3.08%) REXX
7 7 (3.08%) Tcl
8 4 (1.76%) VBA
9 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) C
11 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 96 (42.29%) Security Cleared
2 52 (22.91%) SC Cleared
3 31 (13.66%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.76%) MCSE
6 3 (1.32%) Degree
7 1 (0.44%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) CCEE
7 1 (0.44%) MCSA
7 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.44%) CISSP
7 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.44%) MCDST
7 1 (0.44%) MCTS
7 1 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.89%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 134 (59.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 67 (29.52%) Active Directory
3 33 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (14.10%) XenApp
5 13 (5.73%) XenDesktop
6 8 (3.52%) Hyper-V
6 8 (3.52%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.08%) Terminal Services
7 7 (3.08%) vSphere
8 5 (2.20%) XenServer
9 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.88%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 98 (43.17%) SCCM
2 47 (20.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (5.29%) WMI
4 10 (4.41%) WSUS
4 10 (4.41%) EdgeSight
5 8 (3.52%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (2.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.76%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (1.32%) Puppet
9 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.32%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.32%) BMC Marimba
9 3 (1.32%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.88%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.88%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.44%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 85 (37.44%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.03%) VMware
3 44 (19.38%) Citrix
4 32 (14.10%) HP
5 21 (9.25%) McAfee
6 19 (8.37%) AppSense
7 13 (5.73%) Oracle
8 10 (4.41%) TIBCO
8 10 (4.41%) IBM
8 10 (4.41%) Infragistics
8 10 (4.41%) DevExpress
8 10 (4.41%) Lumension
9 6 (2.64%) Altiris
10 5 (2.20%) Mercator
10 5 (2.20%) Cisco
11 4 (1.76%) CA
11 4 (1.76%) Wyse
11 4 (1.76%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.32%) Symantec
12 3 (1.32%) BMC
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