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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 500 367 378
Rank change year-on-year
-133 +11
Contract jobs citing MSI 123 223 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.67% 3.62% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 115 112
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.61% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -58.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £11.18 £13.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £19.50 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £12.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -58.26%

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
7376 6160 6270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.71% 11.85% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4908 3987 3485
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 £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 123 231
Average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

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 2 October 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 22 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 2 October 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 -121 116 £345 +6.15% 15
London -21 44 £425 +30.76% 6
South East -54 17 £320 -1.53% 1
City of London +20 15 £425 +27.81% 3
Hampshire -21 11 £300 -2.04%
East of England -25 7 £313 -5.30%
Yorkshire - 6 £206 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Berkshire -2 2 £337 -6.96% 1
Bracknell -2 2 £337 +11.95%
West Midlands -29 2 - - 2
Leeds - 2 £151 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £151 -
Surrey - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Wokingham - - - -

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 245 (81.13%) Windows
2 215 (71.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 173 (57.28%) Windows 7
4 137 (45.36%) SCCM
5 125 (41.39%) Application Packaging
6 102 (33.77%) Microsoft
7 88 (29.14%) Citrix
8 80 (26.49%) Security Cleared
9 78 (25.83%) Windows XP
10 73 (24.17%) Active Directory
10 73 (24.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 67 (22.19%) VB
12 61 (20.20%) SC Cleared
13 56 (18.54%) InstallShield
14 55 (18.21%) PowerShell
15 53 (17.55%) VMware
16 49 (16.23%) Migration
17 48 (15.89%) XenApp
18 44 (14.57%) VBScript
19 42 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
20 39 (12.91%) Windows Server 2008
21 36 (11.92%) ITIL
22 32 (10.60%) AdminStudio
23 31 (10.26%) Hyper-V
23 31 (10.26%) Wise Package Studio
24 30 (9.93%) Windows 8
24 30 (9.93%) Windows Server 2003
25 29 (9.60%) SQL
26 27 (8.94%) Finance
27 26 (8.61%) Windows Vista

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 8 (2.65%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.32%) IIS
2 7 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (0.99%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.99%) Apache
4 3 (0.99%) Documentum
5 2 (0.66%) Lync
5 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) assyst
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.29%) DNS
2 17 (5.63%) SMS
2 17 (5.63%) Firewall
3 13 (4.30%) SAN
3 13 (4.30%) DHCP
4 10 (3.31%) NetScaler
5 8 (2.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.99%) NAS
7 5 (1.66%) Internet
7 5 (1.66%) X.400
7 5 (1.66%) X.500
8 4 (1.32%) Nortel Meridian
8 4 (1.32%) Network Security
8 4 (1.32%) VPN
9 3 (0.99%) SSL
9 3 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.99%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.66%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.66%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 56 (18.54%) InstallShield
2 32 (10.60%) AdminStudio
3 31 (10.26%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (1.99%) WiX
5 4 (1.32%) NUnit
5 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.99%) Subversion
6 3 (0.99%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.66%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.66%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.66%) Selenium
7 2 (0.66%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.33%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
General
1 27 (8.94%) Finance
2 17 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.64%) Retail
4 7 (2.32%) Banking
5 5 (1.66%) Law
6 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.66%) French Language
7 2 (0.66%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 146 (48.34%) Applications Packager
2 17 (5.63%) Analyst
2 17 (5.63%) Consultant
3 16 (5.30%) SCCM Engineer
4 11 (3.64%) Developer
5 10 (3.31%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (2.98%) Architect
7 7 (2.32%) Technical Leader
8 6 (1.99%) SCCM Consultant
8 6 (1.99%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (1.66%) Desktop Support
10 4 (1.32%) Citrix Specialist
10 4 (1.32%) Support Analyst
10 4 (1.32%) Administrator
10 4 (1.32%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (1.32%) Team Leader
10 4 (1.32%) Citrix Consultant
11 3 (0.99%) Support Engineer
11 3 (0.99%) Applications Consultant
11 3 (0.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (41.39%) Application Packaging
2 24 (7.95%) WSH
3 10 (3.31%) Software Packaging
3 10 (3.31%) .NET
4 9 (2.98%) JSP
5 6 (1.99%) XML
6 5 (1.66%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.32%) Web Services
7 4 (1.32%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.99%) Middleware
8 3 (0.99%) WCF
8 3 (0.99%) jQuery
8 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.99%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.66%) Breeze.js
9 2 (0.66%) Durandal
9 2 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.66%) Kendo UI
9 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.32%) Thin Client
2 7 (2.32%) Fat Client
2 7 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (1.99%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.66%) Clustering
4 5 (1.66%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.66%) PKI
5 4 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.32%) CMDB
6 3 (0.99%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.66%) User Experience
7 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.66%) Replication
7 2 (0.66%) NHS
8 1 (0.33%) AS400
8 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 245 (81.13%) Windows
2 173 (57.28%) Windows 7
3 78 (25.83%) Windows XP
4 39 (12.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (9.93%) Windows 8
5 30 (9.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (8.61%) Windows Vista
7 8 (2.65%) Linux
8 6 (1.99%) Solaris
9 5 (1.66%) UNIX
9 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.32%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.99%) AIX
11 3 (0.99%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.23%) Migration
2 36 (11.92%) ITIL
3 23 (7.62%) Service Delivery
4 17 (5.63%) Software Distribution
5 14 (4.64%) Configuration Management
6 10 (3.31%) Service Management
6 10 (3.31%) Validation
6 10 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (2.98%) ITIL V3
7 9 (2.98%) Release Management
7 9 (2.98%) Workflow
8 8 (2.65%) Compatibility Testing
8 8 (2.65%) Test Scripting
9 7 (2.32%) Project Management
9 7 (2.32%) Problem Management
10 6 (1.99%) Software Deployment
10 6 (1.99%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (1.99%) System Testing
11 5 (1.66%) Data Migration
12 4 (1.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.19%) VB
2 55 (18.21%) PowerShell
3 44 (14.57%) VBScript
4 29 (9.60%) SQL
5 16 (5.30%) C#
6 8 (2.65%) C
7 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.99%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.66%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.66%) REXX
8 2 (0.66%) Tcl
8 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 80 (26.49%) Security Cleared
2 61 (20.20%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.30%) MCSE
5 12 (3.97%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.99%) MCITP
6 6 (1.99%) Degree
7 4 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.32%) CCEA
7 4 (1.32%) MCSA
8 3 (0.99%) MCP
9 2 (0.66%) MCTS
10 1 (0.33%) OCP
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PMP
10 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.63%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 215 (71.19%) Microsoft App-V
2 73 (24.17%) Active Directory
3 48 (15.89%) XenApp
4 42 (13.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (10.26%) Hyper-V
6 25 (8.28%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.64%) vSphere
7 11 (3.64%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.99%) XenServer
8 6 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.66%) Firmware
11 1 (0.33%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.33%) Squid
11 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 137 (45.36%) SCCM
2 73 (24.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (4.97%) WSUS
4 14 (4.64%) AppDNA
5 10 (3.31%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.32%) SCOM
7 4 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.99%) OpenView
8 3 (0.99%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.99%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.66%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.33%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.33%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.33%) DameWare
10 1 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 102 (33.77%) Microsoft
2 88 (29.14%) Citrix
3 53 (17.55%) VMware
4 23 (7.62%) AppSense
5 21 (6.95%) Altiris
6 17 (5.63%) HP
7 11 (3.64%) Oracle
7 11 (3.64%) IBM
8 9 (2.98%) CA
9 8 (2.65%) LANDesk
9 8 (2.65%) NetApp
10 7 (2.32%) Dell
10 7 (2.32%) EMC
10 7 (2.32%) Cisco
11 5 (1.66%) Wyse
12 4 (1.32%) McAfee
12 4 (1.32%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.32%) Symantec
12 4 (1.32%) Nortel
13 3 (0.99%) Lotus
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