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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 598 528 419
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -109
Contract jobs citing MSI 66 119 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.21% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 1.62% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 72 128
Average daily rate £335 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £473 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £280
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £43.50

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
8243 7343 6831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.75% 12.94% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5597 4708 4380
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 146 135
Average hourly rate £42.37 £37.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £25.95 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -59 52 £345 +6.15% 5
London -47 19 £375 +15.38% 1
South East -30 14 £358 +7.92% 3
Scotland -19 10 £300 -22.58%
North East - 9 £235 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £235 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £235 -
Renfrewshire -32 8 £298 -23.22%
Erskine -38 8 £298 -23.22%
City of London +42 5 £525 +61.53%
Hampshire -2 4 £475 +11.76% 1
North West -14 3 £490 +56.80% 1
Berkshire -17 3 £340 +4.61% 1
Surrey - 3 £375 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £235 -
East Midlands - 3 £235 -
Derby - 3 £235 -
Hook - 3 £475 -
East of England +10 2 £373 +6.42%
Essex +7 2 £373 -12.35%
Manchester -8 2 £493 +57.60% 1
Crawley -9 2 £280 -
West Sussex -11 2 £280 -
West Midlands -17 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £109 -
Edinburgh - 2 £300 -
Reigate - 2 - -
Belfast - 2 £109 -
County Antrim - 2 £109 -
Cheshire -5 1 £300 -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 118 (87.41%) Windows
2 79 (58.52%) PowerShell
3 63 (46.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 55 (40.74%) SCCM
5 53 (39.26%) Microsoft
6 52 (38.52%) VMware
7 51 (37.78%) Active Directory
8 49 (36.30%) Windows 7
9 48 (35.56%) VBScript
10 45 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 44 (32.59%) SQL
12 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (26.67%) Application Packaging
14 32 (23.70%) Windows Server
15 30 (22.22%) SQL Server
16 29 (21.48%) ITIL
17 26 (19.26%) Citrix
18 23 (17.04%) InstallShield
18 23 (17.04%) MS Excel
18 23 (17.04%) SC Cleared
19 22 (16.30%) Finance
20 21 (15.56%) Oracle
20 21 (15.56%) AppSense
20 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
21 20 (14.81%) .NET
21 20 (14.81%) Firewall
22 19 (14.07%) Configuration Management
23 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
23 18 (13.33%) XenDesktop
24 17 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 13 (9.63%) IIS
2 9 (6.67%) Apache
3 5 (3.70%) JBoss
3 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.96%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.48%) nginx
5 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (17.04%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.41%) MS Office
3 4 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) IaaS
1 7 (5.19%) PaaS
1 7 (5.19%) SaaS
2 6 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.81%) Firewall
2 15 (11.11%) DNS
3 10 (7.41%) DHCP
4 4 (2.96%) HTTPS
4 4 (2.96%) Internet
5 3 (2.22%) SSL
6 2 (1.48%) LDAP
6 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.74%) DMZ
7 1 (0.74%) LAN
7 1 (0.74%) SAN
7 1 (0.74%) VPN
7 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.19%) RDBMS
2 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.70%) MySQL
3 5 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.48%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.74%) Big Data
7 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (17.04%) InstallShield
2 17 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (8.89%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (5.19%) Selenium
5 7 (5.19%) TeamCity
5 7 (5.19%) WiX
6 6 (4.44%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.70%) AdminStudio
7 5 (3.70%) JIRA
7 5 (3.70%) JUnit
7 5 (3.70%) Maven
7 5 (3.70%) Subversion
8 4 (2.96%) WinDbg
9 2 (1.48%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.48%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.48%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.48%) Hudson
9 2 (1.48%) StarTeam
General
1 22 (16.30%) Finance
2 7 (5.19%) Banking
2 7 (5.19%) Front Office
3 5 (3.70%) Legal
4 4 (2.96%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.96%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.96%) Publishing
5 2 (1.48%) Electronics
5 2 (1.48%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (19.26%) Applications Packager
2 19 (14.07%) Analyst
3 11 (8.15%) Software Engineer
4 10 (7.41%) Development Engineer
5 8 (5.93%) Developer
5 8 (5.93%) Software Development Engineer
6 7 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Consultant
7 6 (4.44%) Environment Manager
7 6 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (4.44%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared DBA
9 4 (2.96%) PowerShell Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.81%) .NET
2 16 (11.85%) XML
3 14 (10.37%) WinForms
3 14 (10.37%) WPF
3 14 (10.37%) XSD
4 8 (5.93%) Software Packaging
5 7 (5.19%) MSMQ
6 5 (3.70%) LAMP
7 4 (2.96%) Middleware
8 2 (1.48%) J2EE
8 2 (1.48%) Web Services
9 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.19%) Derivative
3 5 (3.70%) Clustering
4 4 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.48%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.48%) NHS
5 2 (1.48%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.48%) Replication
5 2 (1.48%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.48%) Wiki
6 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.74%) Life Science
6 1 (0.74%) PDA
6 1 (0.74%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (87.41%) Windows
2 49 (36.30%) Windows 7
3 32 (23.70%) Windows Server
4 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 12 (8.89%) Linux
8 11 (8.15%) Windows Vista
9 7 (5.19%) Windows 10
9 7 (5.19%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.48%) CentOS
13 1 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.67%) Application Packaging
2 29 (21.48%) ITIL
3 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (14.07%) Configuration Management
5 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (10.37%) Application Discovery
6 14 (10.37%) Change Management
7 12 (8.89%) Project Management
7 12 (8.89%) Service Management
7 12 (8.89%) Unit Testing
8 10 (7.41%) Performance Management
8 10 (7.41%) Software Delivery
9 8 (5.93%) DevOps
9 8 (5.93%) ITIL V3
9 8 (5.93%) Migration
9 8 (5.93%) Performance Testing
10 7 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.44%) Software Distribution
11 6 (4.44%) Test Scripting
11 6 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 79 (58.52%) PowerShell
2 48 (35.56%) VBScript
3 44 (32.59%) SQL
4 15 (11.11%) C#
4 15 (11.11%) VB
5 11 (8.15%) Java
6 10 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 9 (6.67%) C++
8 8 (5.93%) C
9 7 (5.19%) PHP
9 7 (5.19%) T-SQL
10 6 (4.44%) COBOL
10 6 (4.44%) PL/1
11 5 (3.70%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.70%) Python
12 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.04%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.37%) DV Cleared
4 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.67%) Degree
6 4 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.96%) MCP
6 4 (2.96%) MCSE
6 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.22%) MCSA
8 2 (1.48%) ISEB
8 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.48%) MCDST
9 1 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
System Software
1 63 (46.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 51 (37.78%) Active Directory
3 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 14 (10.37%) XenApp
6 8 (5.93%) XenServer
7 6 (4.44%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.96%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.22%) vSphere
10 2 (1.48%) Docker
10 2 (1.48%) GlusterFS
10 2 (1.48%) pfSense
10 2 (1.48%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.48%) vCloud
10 2 (1.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (40.74%) SCCM
2 17 (12.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.41%) Puppet
4 8 (5.93%) Perfmon
4 8 (5.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (4.44%) WSUS
6 4 (2.96%) HP SIM
6 4 (2.96%) OpenView
6 4 (2.96%) SCOM
6 4 (2.96%) ThinApp
7 3 (2.22%) yum
8 2 (1.48%) Ansible
8 2 (1.48%) CFEngine
8 2 (1.48%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.48%) logstash
8 2 (1.48%) Salt
8 2 (1.48%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.48%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (39.26%) Microsoft
2 52 (38.52%) VMware
3 26 (19.26%) Citrix
4 21 (15.56%) AppSense
4 21 (15.56%) Oracle
5 15 (11.11%) HP
5 15 (11.11%) Intel Security
6 13 (9.63%) Lumension
7 11 (8.15%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.70%) Dell
9 4 (2.96%) Altiris
9 4 (2.96%) LANDesk
9 4 (2.96%) Lotus
9 4 (2.96%) Symantec
10 2 (1.48%) CA
10 2 (1.48%) Google
10 2 (1.48%) Progress
10 2 (1.48%) Wyse
11 1 (0.74%) IBM
11 1 (0.74%) NetApp
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