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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 572 569 490
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -79
Contract jobs citing MSI 55 68 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.66% 0.83% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 108
Median daily rate £325 £340 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -16.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £252 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £475 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £316 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.97% -9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
8363 8199 7456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.66% 14.99% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5627 5510 5131
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 185 118
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -1 52 £325 -7.14% 9
London +4 22 £350 -15.15% 4
South East +12 10 £310 -17.33% 1
City of London +9 6 £363 +3.57% 1
Hampshire +16 5 £270 -12.90%
North West +2 5 £375 +7.14% 2
West Midlands -15 5 £365 +28.63%
North East -30 5 £230 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £230 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £230 -
Manchester 0 3 £375 +31.57% 1
Birmingham -9 3 £274 -3.44%
Cheshire +16 2 £188 -58.33%
South West +7 2 £325 +32.65%
Scotland -2 2 £315 -1.56%
East Midlands -6 2 £268 +4.90%
Erskine -8 2 £315 -1.56%
Renfrewshire -12 2 £315 -1.56%
Croydon -14 2 £325 -35.00%
Staines - 2 £425 -
Rugby - 2 £440 -
Derbyshire - 2 £268 -
Chester - 2 £188 -
Derby - 2 £268 -
Surrey - 2 £425 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £440 -
Milton Keynes +12 1 £295 -12.59%
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £295 -12.59%
East of England +6 1 £425 +41.43% 1
Gloucestershire +5 1 - -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 132 (77.19%) Windows
2 92 (53.80%) Microsoft
3 85 (49.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 79 (46.20%) SCCM
5 65 (38.01%) Application Packaging
6 62 (36.26%) Active Directory
7 61 (35.67%) PowerShell
8 53 (30.99%) VMware
9 51 (29.82%) Security Cleared
10 50 (29.24%) SQL
11 49 (28.65%) SC Cleared
12 43 (25.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (25.15%) Windows 7
13 37 (21.64%) VBScript
13 37 (21.64%) VB
14 36 (21.05%) Windows 10
15 35 (20.47%) SQL Server
15 35 (20.47%) Citrix
15 35 (20.47%) DNS
16 32 (18.71%) Migration
17 30 (17.54%) IIS
18 29 (16.96%) ITIL
19 27 (15.79%) .NET
20 24 (14.04%) T-SQL
20 24 (14.04%) DHCP
20 24 (14.04%) Windows Server
21 23 (13.45%) MS Excel
21 23 (13.45%) XenApp
22 22 (12.87%) XenDesktop
23 21 (12.28%) Oracle

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 30 (17.54%) IIS
2 12 (7.02%) Apache
2 12 (7.02%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.17%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.17%) nginx
4 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.09%) Office 365
4 3 (1.75%) GitHub
4 3 (1.75%) SaaS
5 2 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.47%) DNS
2 24 (14.04%) DHCP
3 16 (9.36%) Firewall
4 9 (5.26%) Kerberos
5 8 (4.68%) SSL
6 7 (4.09%) HTTPS
6 7 (4.09%) Internet
7 4 (2.34%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.75%) LDAP
8 3 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.17%) AMQP
9 2 (1.17%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.58%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.58%) SAN
10 1 (0.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.09%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.92%) GIS
6 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.17%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.17%) DB2
8 2 (1.17%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.17%) Impala
8 2 (1.17%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.17%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.58%) Big Data
9 1 (0.58%) Cloudera CDH
9 1 (0.58%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 20 (11.70%) Visual Studio
2 15 (8.77%) WiX
3 12 (7.02%) InstallShield
4 11 (6.43%) Selenium
5 9 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.26%) NUnit
5 9 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 6 (3.51%) AdminStudio
6 6 (3.51%) GitLab
6 6 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.34%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.34%) NMock
8 2 (1.17%) Babel
8 2 (1.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (1.17%) Hudson
8 2 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.17%) webpack
8 2 (1.17%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.58%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.58%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (5.85%) Finance
2 4 (2.34%) Military
2 4 (2.34%) Publishing
3 3 (1.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 16 (9.36%) Consultant
2 16 (9.36%) Developer
3 15 (8.77%) Analyst
4 14 (8.19%) .NET Developer
5 11 (6.43%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.43%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (4.68%) Applications Engineer
6 8 (4.68%) SCCM Consultant
7 7 (4.09%) Administrator
8 6 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (3.51%) Development Engineer
8 6 (3.51%) SCCM Administrator
8 6 (3.51%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (3.51%) SCCM Specialist
8 6 (3.51%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) Windows Support Engineer
8 6 (3.51%) Wintel Support
9 5 (2.92%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (2.92%) SC Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.79%) .NET
2 20 (11.70%) .NET Framework
3 18 (10.53%) XML
4 17 (9.94%) Web Services
5 13 (7.60%) ASP.NET
6 12 (7.02%) Middleware
7 11 (6.43%) jQuery
8 9 (5.26%) Ajax
8 9 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 9 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (5.26%) Breeze.js
8 9 (5.26%) Durandal
8 9 (5.26%) Entity Framework
8 9 (5.26%) Express
8 9 (5.26%) Kendo UI
8 9 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
8 9 (5.26%) React
8 9 (5.26%) WCF
9 4 (2.34%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.19%) Clustering
2 12 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.09%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.09%) Wiki
5 6 (3.51%) CMDB
6 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.17%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.17%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.17%) Replication
8 1 (0.58%) CESG
8 1 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 132 (77.19%) Windows
2 43 (25.15%) Windows 7
3 36 (21.05%) Windows 10
4 24 (14.04%) Windows Server
5 15 (8.77%) Linux
6 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.17%) CentOS
10 2 (1.17%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.17%) Unix
10 2 (1.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.01%) Application Packaging
2 32 (18.71%) Migration
3 29 (16.96%) ITIL
4 21 (12.28%) Configuration Management
5 18 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (9.36%) Change Management
6 16 (9.36%) TDD
7 14 (8.19%) Release Management
7 14 (8.19%) Service Delivery
7 14 (8.19%) Software Deployment
8 13 (7.60%) Software Distribution
9 12 (7.02%) Application Virtualisation
9 12 (7.02%) High Availability
10 11 (6.43%) ITIL V3
10 11 (6.43%) MVC
10 11 (6.43%) Software Delivery
11 9 (5.26%) Full Text Search
11 9 (5.26%) Incident Management
12 7 (4.09%) Application Discovery
12 7 (4.09%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 61 (35.67%) PowerShell
2 50 (29.24%) SQL
3 37 (21.64%) VB
3 37 (21.64%) VBScript
4 24 (14.04%) T-SQL
5 20 (11.70%) C#
6 13 (7.60%) Python
7 11 (6.43%) Bash Shell
7 11 (6.43%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.26%) TypeScript
9 7 (4.09%) Java
9 7 (4.09%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.34%) PHP
11 2 (1.17%) Perl
12 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (29.82%) Security Cleared
2 49 (28.65%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.34%) Degree
6 3 (1.75%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.17%) ISEB
7 2 (1.17%) MCP
7 2 (1.17%) MCSE
7 2 (1.17%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.58%) CCNA
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.58%) CISSP
8 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) ECDL
8 1 (0.58%) GISP
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.58%) MCDST
8 1 (0.58%) MCSA
8 1 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) SLA
2 7 (4.09%) QA
3 5 (2.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.17%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (49.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 62 (36.26%) Active Directory
3 43 (25.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (13.45%) XenApp
5 22 (12.87%) XenDesktop
6 15 (8.77%) Terminal Services
7 11 (6.43%) XenServer
8 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.34%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.75%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.75%) vSphere
10 2 (1.17%) vCloud
10 2 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.58%) Docker
11 1 (0.58%) UAG
Systems Management
1 79 (46.20%) SCCM
2 19 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 19 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (7.02%) OpenView
3 12 (7.02%) Perfmon
4 11 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (6.43%) Puppet
4 11 (6.43%) WSUS
5 10 (5.85%) Ansible
6 8 (4.68%) HP SIM
6 8 (4.68%) Packer
6 8 (4.68%) vRealize
7 7 (4.09%) yum
8 5 (2.92%) Sysprep
8 5 (2.92%) ThinApp
9 4 (2.34%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 2 (1.17%) CFEngine
10 2 (1.17%) logstash
10 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 92 (53.80%) Microsoft
2 53 (30.99%) VMware
3 35 (20.47%) Citrix
4 21 (12.28%) Oracle
5 18 (10.53%) HP
6 16 (9.36%) AppSense
7 12 (7.02%) Lotus
8 9 (5.26%) DevExpress
9 7 (4.09%) BMC
9 7 (4.09%) Intel Security
9 7 (4.09%) Remedy
10 6 (3.51%) Google
11 4 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.34%) SolidFire
11 4 (2.34%) TOWER Software
12 3 (1.75%) LANDesk
13 2 (1.17%) Altiris
13 2 (1.17%) Dell
13 2 (1.17%) Informatica
13 2 (1.17%) Teradata
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