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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 478 349 384
Rank change year-on-year
-129 +35
Contract jobs citing MSI 128 237 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.75% 3.79% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 124 106
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£345 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £10.90 £17.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £12.53 £31.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -61.29%

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
7329 6261 6389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.86% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4841 4057 3561
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 £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 128 223
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 22 September 2014.

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 25 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 22 September 2014. 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 -130 117 £345 +6.15% 19
London -29 44 £422 +29.76% 10
South East -53 17 £320 -1.53%
City of London +21 11 £450 +35.33% 5
Hampshire -26 9 £300 -1.63%
East of England -32 8 £313 -5.30% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £163 - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £313 -
Cambridge -10 4 £313 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Bracknell 0 2 £337 +11.95%
Berkshire -3 2 £337 -6.96%
West Midlands -24 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £151 -
Leeds - 2 £151 -
Birmingham -9 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 257 (77.64%) Windows
2 237 (71.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 181 (54.68%) Windows 7
4 146 (44.11%) SCCM
5 138 (41.69%) Application Packaging
6 105 (31.72%) Microsoft
7 91 (27.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 90 (27.19%) Citrix
9 89 (26.89%) Windows XP
10 86 (25.98%) Security Cleared
11 83 (25.08%) VB
12 71 (21.45%) Active Directory
13 64 (19.34%) SC Cleared
14 63 (19.03%) InstallShield
15 61 (18.43%) PowerShell
16 54 (16.31%) VMware
17 51 (15.41%) VBScript
18 50 (15.11%) XenApp
19 47 (14.20%) Migration
20 45 (13.60%) Wise Package Studio
21 43 (12.99%) Hyper-V
22 42 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
23 41 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
24 37 (11.18%) AdminStudio
25 36 (10.88%) ITIL
26 35 (10.57%) WSH
27 33 (9.97%) Windows 8
28 29 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
29 27 (8.16%) MS Excel
29 27 (8.16%) SQL

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 9 (2.72%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.42%) IIS
2 8 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.21%) Documentum
3 4 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (0.91%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.91%) Apache
5 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.60%) Lync
6 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.93%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) assyst
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.74%) DNS
2 17 (5.14%) SMS
3 15 (4.53%) Firewall
4 12 (3.63%) DHCP
5 11 (3.32%) SAN
6 9 (2.72%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.42%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.51%) Internet
8 5 (1.51%) X.400
8 5 (1.51%) X.500
9 4 (1.21%) Nortel Meridian
9 4 (1.21%) VPN
9 4 (1.21%) NAS
9 4 (1.21%) Network Security
10 3 (0.91%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (0.91%) SSL
11 2 (0.60%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.60%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.30%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 63 (19.03%) InstallShield
2 45 (13.60%) Wise Package Studio
3 37 (11.18%) AdminStudio
4 6 (1.81%) WiX
5 4 (1.21%) NUnit
5 4 (1.21%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.91%) Subversion
6 3 (0.91%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.60%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.60%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.60%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.60%) Selenium
7 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.30%) Moq
8 1 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
General
1 23 (6.95%) Finance
2 17 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.93%) Retail
4 7 (2.11%) Banking
5 5 (1.51%) Law
6 4 (1.21%) French Language
7 3 (0.91%) Publishing
7 3 (0.91%) Legal
7 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 174 (52.57%) Applications Packager
2 18 (5.44%) Analyst
2 18 (5.44%) SCCM Engineer
3 16 (4.83%) Consultant
4 10 (3.02%) Developer
4 10 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (2.72%) Architect
6 7 (2.11%) Technical Leader
7 6 (1.81%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (1.81%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (1.51%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (1.51%) Support Analyst
8 5 (1.51%) Desktop Support
9 4 (1.21%) Administrator
9 4 (1.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (1.21%) Team Leader
9 4 (1.21%) Citrix Specialist
10 3 (0.91%) MSI Packager
10 3 (0.91%) Citrix Consultant
10 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (41.69%) Application Packaging
2 35 (10.57%) WSH
3 13 (3.93%) .NET
4 12 (3.63%) Software Packaging
5 9 (2.72%) JSP
6 8 (2.42%) XML
7 5 (1.51%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.21%) Web Services
8 4 (1.21%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.91%) Middleware
9 3 (0.91%) WCF
9 3 (0.91%) jQuery
9 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.91%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (0.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (0.60%) Kendo UI
10 2 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.60%) Breeze.js
10 2 (0.60%) Durandal
10 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.11%) Thin Client
2 7 (2.11%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.51%) Clustering
3 5 (1.51%) PKI
3 5 (1.51%) CMDB
3 5 (1.51%) Blackberry
3 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (0.91%) CLARiiON
6 2 (0.60%) Replication
6 2 (0.60%) NHS
6 2 (0.60%) User Experience
6 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.30%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.30%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.30%) Firmware
7 1 (0.30%) AS400
7 1 (0.30%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 257 (77.64%) Windows
2 181 (54.68%) Windows 7
3 89 (26.89%) Windows XP
4 42 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (9.97%) Windows 8
6 29 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (7.55%) Windows Vista
8 8 (2.42%) Linux
9 6 (1.81%) Solaris
9 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.51%) UNIX
11 4 (1.21%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.91%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.91%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (14.20%) Migration
2 36 (10.88%) ITIL
3 26 (7.85%) Service Delivery
4 18 (5.44%) Software Distribution
5 14 (4.23%) Configuration Management
6 12 (3.63%) Validation
6 12 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (3.02%) Workflow
7 10 (3.02%) Release Management
8 9 (2.72%) Project Management
8 9 (2.72%) Service Management
8 9 (2.72%) ITIL V3
9 8 (2.42%) Compatibility Testing
9 8 (2.42%) Test Scripting
10 6 (1.81%) Problem Management
11 5 (1.51%) System Testing
11 5 (1.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (1.51%) Software Deployment
11 5 (1.51%) Change Management
11 5 (1.51%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (25.08%) VB
2 61 (18.43%) PowerShell
3 51 (15.41%) VBScript
4 27 (8.16%) SQL
5 18 (5.44%) C#
6 8 (2.42%) C
7 3 (0.91%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.60%) REXX
8 2 (0.60%) Tcl
8 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.60%) Java
8 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 86 (25.98%) Security Cleared
2 64 (19.34%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.14%) MCSE
5 12 (3.63%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.81%) MCITP
6 6 (1.81%) Degree
7 4 (1.21%) MCSA
7 4 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.21%) CCEA
8 3 (0.91%) MCP
9 2 (0.60%) MCTS
10 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.30%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.30%) OCP
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.30%) PMP
10 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.14%) QA
2 7 (2.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 237 (71.60%) Microsoft App-V
2 71 (21.45%) Active Directory
3 50 (15.11%) XenApp
4 43 (12.99%) Hyper-V
5 41 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (6.34%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.32%) Terminal Services
8 9 (2.72%) vSphere
9 6 (1.81%) XenServer
9 6 (1.81%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.30%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.30%) Squid
11 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 146 (44.11%) SCCM
2 91 (27.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (4.83%) WSUS
4 14 (4.23%) AppDNA
5 10 (3.02%) Tivoli
6 9 (2.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.21%) SCOM
7 4 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.91%) OpenView
8 3 (0.91%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.91%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.60%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.30%) PureDisk
10 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.30%) DameWare
10 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 105 (31.72%) Microsoft
2 90 (27.19%) Citrix
3 54 (16.31%) VMware
4 26 (7.85%) AppSense
5 21 (6.34%) Altiris
6 20 (6.04%) HP
7 11 (3.32%) Oracle
7 11 (3.32%) IBM
8 10 (3.02%) CA
9 8 (2.42%) NetApp
9 8 (2.42%) Dell
10 7 (2.11%) EMC
10 7 (2.11%) LANDesk
11 6 (1.81%) Cisco
12 5 (1.51%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.51%) Wyse
13 4 (1.21%) Remedy
13 4 (1.21%) Dell KACE
13 4 (1.21%) Nortel
14 3 (0.91%) Symantec
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