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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 472 326 353
Rank change year-on-year
-146 +27
Contract jobs citing MSI 131 275 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 4.40% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 148 115
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -61.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.63 £12.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+105.20% -61.60%

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
7162 6249 6473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.71% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4574 4010 3701
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 135 224
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £54.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 August 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 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 August 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 -146 115 £315 -3.07% 9
London -55 38 £375 +15.38% 6
South East -69 21 £315 -3.07%
East Midlands +15 17 £315 +20.00% 1
South West -21 16 £320 -11.72%
Hampshire -21 11 £300 -1.63%
East of England -23 10 £315 -8.02% 2
City of London +7 8 £438 +16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £343 -
Cambridge -6 7 £343 -
West Midlands -16 3 £263 -15.32%
Yorkshire +6 2 £151 -53.46%
West Yorkshire +5 2 £151 -
Leeds +3 2 £151 -
Berkshire -1 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Surrey -20 1 £425 +21.42%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £320 - 1
Coventry - 1 £263 -
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £320 -
Sheffield - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Crawley - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 258 (74.57%) Windows
2 246 (71.10%) Microsoft App-V
3 184 (53.18%) Windows 7
4 142 (41.04%) Application Packaging
5 141 (40.75%) SCCM
6 104 (30.06%) Microsoft
7 95 (27.46%) Windows XP
8 92 (26.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 87 (25.14%) Security Cleared
10 85 (24.57%) Citrix
10 85 (24.57%) VB
11 69 (19.94%) Active Directory
11 69 (19.94%) InstallShield
12 66 (19.08%) SC Cleared
13 63 (18.21%) PowerShell
14 55 (15.90%) VBScript
15 54 (15.61%) Wise Package Studio
16 51 (14.74%) XenApp
17 44 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (12.14%) Hyper-V
19 41 (11.85%) Migration
19 41 (11.85%) VMware
20 40 (11.56%) WSH
21 37 (10.69%) ITIL
21 37 (10.69%) AdminStudio
22 35 (10.12%) Windows 8
23 34 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
24 30 (8.67%) AppSense
24 30 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
25 24 (6.94%) Finance

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (2.89%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (1.73%) IIS
4 4 (1.16%) Documentum
4 4 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.58%) Lync
6 1 (0.29%) Apache
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.20%) MS Office
3 4 (1.16%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.87%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) assyst
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.91%) SMS
2 15 (4.34%) DNS
3 13 (3.76%) Firewall
4 11 (3.18%) SAN
5 10 (2.89%) DHCP
6 8 (2.31%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.45%) Internet
7 5 (1.45%) X.400
7 5 (1.45%) X.500
7 5 (1.45%) Network Security
7 5 (1.45%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.16%) Nortel Meridian
9 3 (0.87%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.87%) NAS
10 2 (0.58%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.29%) VLAN
11 1 (0.29%) MPLS
11 1 (0.29%) VPN
11 1 (0.29%) IPv4
11 1 (0.29%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 69 (19.94%) InstallShield
2 54 (15.61%) Wise Package Studio
3 37 (10.69%) AdminStudio
4 6 (1.73%) WiX
5 4 (1.16%) NUnit
6 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.87%) Subversion
6 3 (0.87%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.58%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.58%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.58%) Selenium
7 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.29%) Moq
8 1 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
General
1 24 (6.94%) Finance
2 13 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.47%) Retail
4 8 (2.31%) Banking
5 5 (1.45%) French Language
5 5 (1.45%) Law
6 4 (1.16%) Legal
7 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.87%) Publishing
8 2 (0.58%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 193 (55.78%) Applications Packager
2 20 (5.78%) SCCM Engineer
3 17 (4.91%) Analyst
4 11 (3.18%) Consultant
4 11 (3.18%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (2.02%) Technical Leader
6 6 (1.73%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (1.73%) Architect
6 6 (1.73%) SCCM Consultant
7 5 (1.45%) Desktop Support
7 5 (1.45%) Developer
7 5 (1.45%) Support Analyst
7 5 (1.45%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (1.16%) Team Leader
8 4 (1.16%) Citrix Specialist
8 4 (1.16%) Support Engineer
8 4 (1.16%) Administrator
8 4 (1.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (0.87%) MSI Packager
9 3 (0.87%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (41.04%) Application Packaging
2 40 (11.56%) WSH
3 17 (4.91%) Software Packaging
4 16 (4.62%) .NET
5 10 (2.89%) JSP
6 9 (2.60%) XML
7 4 (1.16%) Web Services
7 4 (1.16%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.16%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.87%) WCF
8 3 (0.87%) jQuery
8 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.87%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.58%) Kendo UI
9 2 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.58%) Breeze.js
9 2 (0.58%) Durandal
9 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (2.02%) CMDB
3 5 (1.45%) PKI
4 4 (1.16%) Replication
4 4 (1.16%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.16%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.16%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (0.87%) NHS
5 3 (0.87%) CLARiiON
6 2 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.29%) AS400
7 1 (0.29%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.29%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 258 (74.57%) Windows
2 184 (53.18%) Windows 7
3 95 (27.46%) Windows XP
4 44 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (10.12%) Windows 8
6 34 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (6.36%) Windows Vista
8 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.45%) Solaris
10 4 (1.16%) Linux
11 3 (0.87%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.58%) UNIX
12 2 (0.58%) AIX
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (11.85%) Migration
2 37 (10.69%) ITIL
3 23 (6.65%) Service Delivery
4 17 (4.91%) Software Distribution
5 16 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (4.05%) Project Management
7 13 (3.76%) Workflow
8 12 (3.47%) Configuration Management
9 11 (3.18%) Release Management
10 9 (2.60%) Service Management
11 8 (2.31%) Validation
11 8 (2.31%) Compatibility Testing
11 8 (2.31%) Integration Testing
11 8 (2.31%) Test Scripting
12 7 (2.02%) ITIL V3
12 7 (2.02%) ITSM
13 6 (1.73%) PRINCE2
14 5 (1.45%) Change Management
14 5 (1.45%) System Testing
14 5 (1.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 85 (24.57%) VB
2 63 (18.21%) PowerShell
3 55 (15.90%) VBScript
4 22 (6.36%) SQL
5 21 (6.07%) C#
6 7 (2.02%) C
7 5 (1.45%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.87%) Java
8 3 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.29%) REXX
10 1 (0.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 87 (25.14%) Security Cleared
2 66 (19.08%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.76%) MCSE
5 11 (3.18%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.73%) MCITP
6 6 (1.73%) Degree
7 5 (1.45%) MCSA
7 5 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.16%) CCEA
9 3 (0.87%) MCP
10 2 (0.58%) MCTS
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.29%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.29%) CCA
11 1 (0.29%) OCP
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.29%) PMP
11 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.78%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 246 (71.10%) Microsoft App-V
2 69 (19.94%) Active Directory
3 51 (14.74%) XenApp
4 42 (12.14%) Hyper-V
5 30 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (4.05%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.60%) vSphere
8 8 (2.31%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.45%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.29%) Squid
11 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 141 (40.75%) SCCM
2 92 (26.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (4.62%) WSUS
3 16 (4.62%) AppDNA
4 15 (4.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.02%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.45%) ZENworks
7 4 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.16%) SCOM
7 4 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.58%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.58%) OpenView
9 1 (0.29%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.29%) DameWare
9 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.29%) WMI
9 1 (0.29%) PureDisk
9 1 (0.29%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 104 (30.06%) Microsoft
2 85 (24.57%) Citrix
3 41 (11.85%) VMware
4 30 (8.67%) AppSense
5 19 (5.49%) Altiris
6 16 (4.62%) HP
7 10 (2.89%) LANDesk
8 8 (2.31%) Dell
8 8 (2.31%) Oracle
8 8 (2.31%) CA
8 8 (2.31%) NetApp
9 7 (2.02%) IBM
10 6 (1.73%) EMC
11 5 (1.45%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.45%) McAfee
12 4 (1.16%) Nortel
12 4 (1.16%) Dell KACE
13 3 (0.87%) Cisco
13 3 (0.87%) Symantec
13 3 (0.87%) Clearswift
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