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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 458 368 354
Rank change year-on-year
-90 -14
Contract jobs citing MSI 125 189 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 3.30% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 109 104
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+220.00% -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
6956 5731 5279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.63% 11.90% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4711 3622 3276
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -53 122 £400 +6.66% 10
South East +16 52 £450 +28.57% 4
London -33 38 £425 - 5
Hampshire +2 30 £450 +11.11% 1
South West -9 15 £295 -26.25%
Berkshire +10 14 £425 +24.63% 1
City of London +3 10 £425 -
West Yorkshire 0 8 £240 -23.80%
Yorkshire -1 8 £240 -23.80%
Dorset - 6 £300 -
Reading - 6 £366 - 1
Leeds -9 5 £265 -15.87%
Cheshire +6 4 £350 -
North West -27 4 £350 +16.66%
Kent -8 1 £415 +38.33%
West Midlands -9 1 £351 +79.74% 1
Wales -15 1 £200 - 1
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £375 -6.25%
Manchester - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Cobham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Fareham - - - -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 217 (86.11%) Windows
2 135 (53.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 132 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 108 (42.86%) SCCM
5 105 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 93 (36.90%) Active Directory
7 89 (35.32%) VMware
8 85 (33.73%) Security Cleared
9 77 (30.56%) Application Packaging
10 70 (27.78%) Migration
11 67 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 66 (26.19%) Citrix
13 65 (25.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 65 (25.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 60 (23.81%) SQL
15 58 (23.02%) PowerShell
16 53 (21.03%) Windows XP
17 51 (20.24%) Windows Vista
18 50 (19.84%) DV Cleared
19 46 (18.25%) XenApp
20 44 (17.46%) XenDesktop
21 42 (16.67%) Firewall
22 40 (15.87%) Finance
22 40 (15.87%) HP
23 37 (14.68%) VB
24 34 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
25 29 (11.51%) DNS
26 27 (10.71%) MS Office
27 26 (10.32%) VBScript
27 26 (10.32%) Oracle

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (4.76%) TIBCO EMS
2 10 (3.97%) Confluence
3 7 (2.78%) IIS
4 6 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.79%) Apache
7 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (10.71%) MS Office
2 21 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.19%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.67%) Firewall
2 29 (11.51%) DNS
3 23 (9.13%) DHCP
4 15 (5.95%) SAN
5 14 (5.56%) VPN
6 13 (5.16%) NetScaler
7 12 (4.76%) SMS
8 10 (3.97%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.78%) Network Security
9 7 (2.78%) iSCSI
10 6 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (2.38%) RTSP
10 6 (2.38%) SMTP
10 6 (2.38%) Ethernet
10 6 (2.38%) FTP
11 5 (1.98%) SSL
12 3 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (1.19%) NAS
13 1 (0.40%) Broadband
13 1 (0.40%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.79%) MySQL
7 1 (0.40%) DB2
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (8.33%) StarTeam
2 19 (7.54%) InstallShield
3 17 (6.75%) NUnit
4 14 (5.56%) AdminStudio
5 12 (4.76%) JIRA
5 12 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.17%) Subversion
7 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.98%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (1.98%) WiX
8 4 (1.59%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.79%) FindBugs
10 2 (0.79%) Hudson
10 2 (0.79%) Checkstyle
10 2 (0.79%) Ant
10 2 (0.79%) JUnit
11 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
General
1 40 (15.87%) Finance
2 18 (7.14%) Banking
3 10 (3.97%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.78%) Retail
5 6 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.38%) Publishing
6 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 77 (30.56%) Applications Packager
2 24 (9.52%) Developer
3 23 (9.13%) Consultant
4 19 (7.54%) Build Engineer
5 11 (4.37%) .NET Developer
6 10 (3.97%) Analyst
7 9 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
8 7 (2.78%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (2.38%) Citrix Consultant
10 5 (1.98%) Architect
10 5 (1.98%) Applications Specialist
10 5 (1.98%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (1.98%) Security Engineer
10 5 (1.98%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (1.98%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (1.98%) SCCM Engineer
11 4 (1.59%) SCCM Consultant
11 4 (1.59%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (1.59%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
12 3 (1.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (30.56%) Application Packaging
2 24 (9.52%) .NET
3 14 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 14 (5.56%) WCF
4 12 (4.76%) WPF
4 12 (4.76%) .NET Remoting
4 12 (4.76%) WinForms
5 8 (3.17%) XML
6 5 (1.98%) WSH
7 4 (1.59%) Web Services
8 3 (1.19%) HTML
8 3 (1.19%) Ajax
8 3 (1.19%) Protocol Buffers
8 3 (1.19%) HTML5
9 2 (0.79%) CSS3
9 2 (0.79%) REST
9 2 (0.79%) Play Framework
9 2 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.79%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.79%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.98%) PDA
6 4 (1.59%) Clustering
6 4 (1.59%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.79%) Open Source
7 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.79%) CMDB
7 2 (0.79%) SecurID
8 1 (0.40%) NHS
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.40%) Replication
8 1 (0.40%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 217 (86.11%) Windows
2 132 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 67 (26.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (21.03%) Windows XP
5 51 (20.24%) Windows Vista
6 34 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.97%) Linux
8 10 (3.97%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.19%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.19%) UNIX
9 3 (1.19%) CentOS
10 2 (0.79%) Solaris
11 1 (0.40%) AIX
11 1 (0.40%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (27.78%) Migration
2 26 (10.32%) Configuration Management
3 25 (9.92%) ITIL
4 23 (9.13%) Service Delivery
5 15 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 12 (4.76%) Multithreading
7 12 (4.76%) Service Management
7 12 (4.76%) Code Coverage
7 12 (4.76%) Software Deployment
8 11 (4.37%) Data Migration
8 11 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (3.97%) System Testing
9 10 (3.97%) Refactoring
9 10 (3.97%) Asset Management
9 10 (3.97%) Validation
10 9 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (3.17%) OOP
11 8 (3.17%) OO
12 6 (2.38%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.81%) SQL
2 58 (23.02%) PowerShell
3 37 (14.68%) VB
4 26 (10.32%) VBScript
5 11 (4.37%) C#
6 9 (3.57%) Java
7 3 (1.19%) C
8 2 (0.79%) Ruby
8 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.40%) REXX
9 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 85 (33.73%) Security Cleared
2 50 (19.84%) DV Cleared
3 23 (9.13%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.37%) MCSE
6 4 (1.59%) Degree
6 4 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.59%) CCEA
7 3 (1.19%) MCP
8 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.79%) MCITP
8 2 (0.79%) MCTS
9 1 (0.40%) MCSA
9 1 (0.40%) PMP
9 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.40%) CISSP
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.32%) QA
2 11 (4.37%) SLA
3 4 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 135 (53.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 93 (36.90%) Active Directory
3 65 (25.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (18.25%) XenApp
5 44 (17.46%) XenDesktop
6 16 (6.35%) VMware ESX
6 16 (6.35%) vSphere
7 12 (4.76%) Terminal Services
8 11 (4.37%) Hyper-V
9 9 (3.57%) XenServer
10 4 (1.59%) Firmware
11 3 (1.19%) vCloud
12 1 (0.40%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.40%) Squid
12 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 108 (42.86%) SCCM
2 65 (25.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (5.16%) WSUS
4 12 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (4.37%) EdgeSight
6 10 (3.97%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.19%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.19%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.19%) AppDNA
10 3 (1.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (0.79%) SCOM
11 2 (0.79%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.79%) Sysprep
11 2 (0.79%) WMI
11 2 (0.79%) OpenView
12 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 105 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 89 (35.32%) VMware
3 66 (26.19%) Citrix
4 40 (15.87%) HP
5 26 (10.32%) Oracle
6 24 (9.52%) McAfee
7 19 (7.54%) AppSense
8 18 (7.14%) Lumension
9 16 (6.35%) IBM
10 12 (4.76%) TIBCO
11 11 (4.37%) DevExpress
11 11 (4.37%) Infragistics
12 10 (3.97%) Symantec
13 9 (3.57%) Remedy
13 9 (3.57%) Wyse
14 8 (3.17%) Altiris
14 8 (3.17%) LANDesk
15 7 (2.78%) CheckPoint
15 7 (2.78%) NetApp
16 6 (2.38%) Cisco
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
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Rate: £370.00 - £425.00 per annum
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