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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
UK
Rank 537 565 510
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -55
Contract jobs citing MSI 71 63 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.92% 0.83% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 52
Median daily rate £363 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.77% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
7725 7562 7124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.01% 14.54% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5193 4992 4728
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 £301 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 206 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +15.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.10 £25.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £53.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +40 57 £359 -1.71% 9
London +30 28 £356 -20.83% 3
South East +27 18 £328 -4.92% 2
Hampshire +18 12 £360 -15.39% 2
Scotland +22 9 £410 +24.24% 2
City of London -3 9 £365 -14.11% 2
Erskine +18 8 £416 +24.25% 2
Renfrewshire +18 8 £416 +25.18% 2
West Midlands +14 6 £274 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £350 -
Hook +6 4 £418 -1.88% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £295 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £295 -
North West +15 3 £425 +41.66% 1
Birmingham +3 3 £263 -
Shropshire - 3 £425 -
Portsmouth - 3 £363 - 1
Telford - 3 £425 -
Manchester +4 2 £425 +41.66% 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £390 - 1
North East - 2 £390 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £390 - 1
Cheshire +26 1 £425 +41.66%
Reading +21 1 £300 -11.76%
Berkshire +18 1 £300 -11.76%
Surrey +14 1 £358 -
Wales +10 1 £325 -7.14%
Glasgow -1 1 £350 +34.61%
South Wales - 1 £325 -
Cardiff - 1 £325 -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 107 (80.45%) Windows
2 75 (56.39%) PowerShell
3 66 (49.62%) SCCM
4 60 (45.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 54 (40.60%) Microsoft
6 50 (37.59%) Windows 7
7 44 (33.08%) Active Directory
8 41 (30.83%) Security Cleared
9 36 (27.07%) Windows 10
10 34 (25.56%) Application Packaging
11 33 (24.81%) VBScript
11 33 (24.81%) Windows Server
12 32 (24.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (22.56%) SC Cleared
14 29 (21.80%) SQL
15 27 (20.30%) Migration
16 26 (19.55%) VMware
17 24 (18.05%) VB
17 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (17.29%) Citrix
19 22 (16.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 21 (15.79%) Linux
21 20 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
22 17 (12.78%) Software Distribution
22 17 (12.78%) Patch Management
23 16 (12.03%) XenDesktop
24 15 (11.28%) .NET
24 15 (11.28%) SQL Server
25 14 (10.53%) ITIL
25 14 (10.53%) Windows XP

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 8 (6.02%) IIS
2 2 (1.50%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.26%) SaaS
3 2 (1.50%) GitHub
3 2 (1.50%) IaaS
3 2 (1.50%) Office 365
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.53%) SSL
2 13 (9.77%) HTTPS
3 11 (8.27%) Firewall
3 11 (8.27%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.77%) HTTP
5 7 (5.26%) Internet
6 5 (3.76%) DNS
7 4 (3.01%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.26%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.50%) AMQP
9 2 (1.50%) DHCP
9 2 (1.50%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.75%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.75%) Network Security
10 1 (0.75%) SAN
10 1 (0.75%) SMS
10 1 (0.75%) VPN
10 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) GIS
3 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.50%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.50%) DB2
4 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.50%) Impala
4 2 (1.50%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.50%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (0.75%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.51%) InstallShield
3 4 (3.01%) AdminStudio
3 4 (3.01%) GitLab
3 4 (3.01%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.26%) NMock
4 3 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.26%) WiX
General
1 13 (9.77%) Finance
2 3 (2.26%) Banking
2 3 (2.26%) Military
2 3 (2.26%) Retail
3 2 (1.50%) Advertising
4 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.75%) Games
4 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (24.81%) Applications Packager
2 10 (7.52%) Consultant
2 10 (7.52%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (5.26%) Analyst
3 7 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (4.51%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (3.76%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (3.76%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (3.76%) Developer
5 5 (3.76%) Development Engineer
5 5 (3.76%) SCCM Consultant
6 4 (3.01%) .NET Developer
6 4 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (3.01%) Security Engineer
6 4 (3.01%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (3.01%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 4 (3.01%) Unix Security Engineer
6 4 (3.01%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (2.26%) Cloud Specialist
7 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.28%) .NET
2 8 (6.02%) .NET Framework
2 8 (6.02%) Software Packaging
3 7 (5.26%) XML
4 5 (3.76%) Web Services
5 4 (3.01%) XSD
6 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.26%) Node.js
7 2 (1.50%) HTML
7 2 (1.50%) jQuery
7 2 (1.50%) JSON
7 2 (1.50%) JSON Schema
7 2 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.50%) REST
7 2 (1.50%) RESTful
8 1 (0.75%) Kafka
8 1 (0.75%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.76%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.76%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.01%) Wiki
4 3 (2.26%) User Experience
5 2 (1.50%) Clustering
5 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) CESG
6 1 (0.75%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 107 (80.45%) Windows
2 50 (37.59%) Windows 7
3 36 (27.07%) Windows 10
4 33 (24.81%) Windows Server
5 32 (24.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (15.79%) Linux
8 14 (10.53%) Windows XP
9 11 (8.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (4.51%) Unix
10 6 (4.51%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.76%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.56%) Application Packaging
2 27 (20.30%) Migration
3 17 (12.78%) Patch Management
3 17 (12.78%) Software Distribution
4 14 (10.53%) ITIL
5 12 (9.02%) Configuration Management
5 12 (9.02%) Integration Testing
6 11 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.27%) Prototyping
7 10 (7.52%) Release Management
8 9 (6.77%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.77%) Validation
8 9 (6.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 8 (6.02%) Change Management
9 8 (6.02%) Test Scripting
10 6 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (4.51%) Security Hardening
11 5 (3.76%) Document Management
11 5 (3.76%) Software Delivery
11 5 (3.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (56.39%) PowerShell
2 33 (24.81%) VBScript
3 29 (21.80%) SQL
4 24 (18.05%) VB
5 10 (7.52%) C#
5 10 (7.52%) Tcl
6 9 (6.77%) REXX
7 8 (6.02%) Python
8 6 (4.51%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.51%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.01%) Java
11 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (30.83%) Security Cleared
2 30 (22.56%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.52%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.26%) Degree
6 2 (1.50%) ISEB
6 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.50%) MCTS
6 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) CISSP
7 1 (0.75%) CLAS
7 1 (0.75%) GISP
7 1 (0.75%) MCDST
7 1 (0.75%) MCITP
7 1 (0.75%) MCP
7 1 (0.75%) MCSA
7 1 (0.75%) MCSE
7 1 (0.75%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) QA
2 4 (3.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.75%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (45.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 44 (33.08%) Active Directory
3 20 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (12.03%) XenDesktop
5 12 (9.02%) XenApp
6 10 (7.52%) vSphere
7 5 (3.76%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.26%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.50%) XenServer
11 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.75%) Docker
11 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 66 (49.62%) SCCM
2 22 (16.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (6.02%) Ansible
3 8 (6.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (5.26%) Packer
4 7 (5.26%) Sysprep
4 7 (5.26%) vRealize
5 6 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.51%) Puppet
6 5 (3.76%) WSUS
7 4 (3.01%) yum
8 3 (2.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (2.26%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 2 (1.50%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.50%) Galera Cluster
9 2 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.75%) SCOM
10 1 (0.75%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 54 (40.60%) Microsoft
2 26 (19.55%) VMware
3 23 (17.29%) Citrix
4 11 (8.27%) HP
5 9 (6.77%) AppSense
6 6 (4.51%) Intel Security
7 4 (3.01%) Altiris
7 4 (3.01%) Dell
7 4 (3.01%) Google
7 4 (3.01%) LANDesk
7 4 (3.01%) Lumension
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle
7 4 (3.01%) Symantec
7 4 (3.01%) TOWER Software
8 3 (2.26%) EMC
8 3 (2.26%) Intel
8 3 (2.26%) SolidFire
9 2 (1.50%) BMC
9 2 (1.50%) Informatica
9 2 (1.50%) Sybase
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