The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 405 297 388
Rank change year-on-year
-108 +91
Contract jobs citing MSI 171 308 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.61% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.52% 5.25% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 176 104
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Average hourly rate £25.80 £14.00 £34.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.25% -59.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.63 £11.43 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.75 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £14.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+82.14% -59.12%
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6778 5863 6041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.53% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4352 3669 3564
Average daily rate £390 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 145 211
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 £32.50 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 July 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 22 July 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 -126 152 £325 - 21
London -38 57 £350 +7.69% 13
South East -44 39 £388 +19.23% 4
Hampshire -12 18 £356 +41.08%
East Midlands +7 17 £315 +20.00%
East of England -17 15 £315 +5.88%
City of London -5 12 £373 +9.55% 3
South West -23 10 £308 -8.88% 1
Cambridge +3 9 £315 -
Cambridgeshire -5 9 £315 +16.66%
West Midlands -21 8 £315 -4.54% 1
Berkshire +1 6 £475 - 3
Birmingham -2 6 £318 -0.78%
North West -44 6 £300 -7.69%
Surrey -23 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Southampton -9 1 £305 -6.15%
Coventry -14 1 £263 - 1
Gloucestershire -15 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 287 (75.73%) Windows
2 276 (72.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 211 (55.67%) Windows 7
4 168 (44.33%) Application Packaging
5 147 (38.79%) SCCM
6 116 (30.61%) Microsoft
7 106 (27.97%) Windows XP
8 103 (27.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 97 (25.59%) VB
10 93 (24.54%) Security Cleared
11 84 (22.16%) Citrix
12 73 (19.26%) InstallShield
13 71 (18.73%) Active Directory
14 68 (17.94%) PowerShell
15 67 (17.68%) Wise Package Studio
16 66 (17.41%) SC Cleared
17 60 (15.83%) VBScript
18 52 (13.72%) Windows Server 2008
19 51 (13.46%) XenApp
20 50 (13.19%) Hyper-V
21 47 (12.40%) WSH
22 46 (12.14%) Migration
23 43 (11.35%) AppSense
24 41 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
25 39 (10.29%) VMware
26 37 (9.76%) AdminStudio
26 37 (9.76%) Windows 8
27 34 (8.97%) ITIL
28 31 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
29 26 (6.86%) MS Excel

MSI
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 12 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (2.11%) IIS
4 4 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.06%) Documentum
5 2 (0.53%) Lync
5 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.26%) Apache
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 26 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.33%) MS Office
3 5 (1.32%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.32%) MS Project
4 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.43%) SMS
2 12 (3.17%) DNS
3 11 (2.90%) Firewall
4 9 (2.37%) SAN
4 9 (2.37%) DHCP
5 5 (1.32%) X.400
5 5 (1.32%) X.500
5 5 (1.32%) Internet
6 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.06%) Nortel Meridian
7 3 (0.79%) Network Security
7 3 (0.79%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.79%) NAS
8 2 (0.53%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.26%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.26%) VLAN
9 1 (0.26%) VPN
9 1 (0.26%) HTTP
9 1 (0.26%) WAN
9 1 (0.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (19.26%) InstallShield
2 67 (17.68%) Wise Package Studio
3 37 (9.76%) AdminStudio
4 5 (1.32%) WiX
5 4 (1.06%) NUnit
6 3 (0.79%) Subversion
6 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.79%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.53%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.53%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.53%) Selenium
7 2 (0.53%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.26%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.26%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.26%) Moq
General
1 22 (5.80%) Finance
2 10 (2.64%) Retail
3 9 (2.37%) Banking
3 9 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.32%) Law
4 5 (1.32%) French Language
5 4 (1.06%) Local Government
5 4 (1.06%) Legal
5 4 (1.06%) Publishing
6 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 223 (58.84%) Applications Packager
2 21 (5.54%) SCCM Engineer
3 17 (4.49%) Analyst
4 13 (3.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (2.64%) Consultant
6 7 (1.85%) Technical Leader
6 7 (1.85%) MSI Packager
7 5 (1.32%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (1.32%) Support Analyst
7 5 (1.32%) Architect
7 5 (1.32%) Project Manager
7 5 (1.32%) Desktop Support
8 4 (1.06%) SCCM Consultant
8 4 (1.06%) Developer
8 4 (1.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (1.06%) Support Engineer
8 4 (1.06%) Team Leader
9 3 (0.79%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (0.79%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (0.79%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (44.33%) Application Packaging
2 47 (12.40%) WSH
3 20 (5.28%) Software Packaging
4 18 (4.75%) .NET
5 8 (2.11%) JSP
5 8 (2.11%) XML
6 4 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.79%) jQuery
7 3 (0.79%) WCF
7 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.79%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.53%) Breeze.js
8 2 (0.53%) Durandal
8 2 (0.53%) Kendo UI
8 2 (0.53%) Web Services
8 2 (0.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (1.85%) CMDB
3 5 (1.32%) Replication
3 5 (1.32%) PKI
4 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.06%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.06%) Fat Client
5 3 (0.79%) CLARiiON
6 2 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.26%) Clustering
7 1 (0.26%) Wiki
7 1 (0.26%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.26%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 287 (75.73%) Windows
2 211 (55.67%) Windows 7
3 106 (27.97%) Windows XP
4 52 (13.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (9.76%) Windows 8
7 25 (6.60%) Windows Vista
8 7 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.58%) Linux
10 4 (1.06%) Solaris
11 3 (0.79%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.53%) UNIX
12 2 (0.53%) AIX
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.14%) Migration
2 34 (8.97%) ITIL
3 24 (6.33%) Service Delivery
4 17 (4.49%) Project Management
4 17 (4.49%) Software Distribution
5 16 (4.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (3.96%) Configuration Management
7 14 (3.69%) Workflow
8 12 (3.17%) Release Management
9 11 (2.90%) Software Deployment
10 9 (2.37%) Service Management
11 8 (2.11%) PRINCE2
11 8 (2.11%) Compatibility Testing
11 8 (2.11%) Integration Testing
11 8 (2.11%) Validation
12 7 (1.85%) ITSM
13 6 (1.58%) Test Scripting
13 6 (1.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (1.32%) ITIL V3
15 4 (1.06%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (25.59%) VB
2 68 (17.94%) PowerShell
3 60 (15.83%) VBScript
4 22 (5.80%) C#
5 18 (4.75%) SQL
6 7 (1.85%) C
7 6 (1.58%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.06%) Java
9 3 (0.79%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.26%) VB6
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) REXX
11 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 93 (24.54%) Security Cleared
2 66 (17.41%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.69%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.90%) MCSE
6 5 (1.32%) Degree
6 5 (1.32%) MCSA
7 4 (1.06%) MCITP
8 3 (0.79%) MCP
9 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.26%) MCTS
9 1 (0.26%) OCP
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CCA
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.33%) QA
2 3 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 276 (72.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 71 (18.73%) Active Directory
3 51 (13.46%) XenApp
4 50 (13.19%) Hyper-V
5 31 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.85%) vSphere
8 6 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.06%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 147 (38.79%) SCCM
2 103 (27.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (4.49%) WSUS
4 15 (3.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (3.96%) AppDNA
5 7 (1.85%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.58%) ZENworks
7 4 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.53%) OpenView
9 2 (0.53%) SCOM
10 1 (0.26%) DameWare
10 1 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.26%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.26%) PureDisk
10 1 (0.26%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 116 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 84 (22.16%) Citrix
3 43 (11.35%) AppSense
4 39 (10.29%) VMware
5 19 (5.01%) HP
6 17 (4.49%) Altiris
7 8 (2.11%) Dell
7 8 (2.11%) LANDesk
7 8 (2.11%) Wyse
8 7 (1.85%) Oracle
8 7 (1.85%) IBM
8 7 (1.85%) CA
9 6 (1.58%) McAfee
10 5 (1.32%) Cisco
10 5 (1.32%) EMC
10 5 (1.32%) Dell KACE
11 4 (1.06%) Nortel
12 3 (0.79%) Symantec
12 3 (0.79%) NetApp
12 3 (0.79%) Novell
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £565 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £275.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago