The first table below looks at the demand for MSI skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 1 August 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 111 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Contract jobs citing MSI 9 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.90% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% 10.34% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £13.30 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+91.72% -59.07%
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
207 174 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.41% 8.75% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 102 104
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 9
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.25 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
MSI
England

MSI
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSI Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MSI
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSI across the West Midlands region.

MSI Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MSI
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSI across the West Midlands region.

MSI Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MSI
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +3 6 £318 -0.78%
Coventry - 1 £263 -
Solihull - - - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 11 (47.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) SCCM
5 7 (30.43%) Application Packaging
6 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 6 (26.09%) HP
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (21.74%) VB
7 5 (21.74%) Software Packaging
7 5 (21.74%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (17.39%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (17.39%) InstallShield
8 4 (17.39%) AdminStudio
9 3 (13.04%) WSH
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
9 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
10 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (8.70%) vSphere
10 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (8.70%) Lync
10 2 (8.70%) ITIL
10 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (8.70%) SCOM
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (8.70%) Lync
1 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (17.39%) InstallShield
2 4 (17.39%) AdminStudio
3 1 (4.35%) WiX
3 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Applications Packager
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Leader
3 3 (13.04%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Application Packaging
2 5 (21.74%) Software Packaging
3 3 (13.04%) WSH
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL
1 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
2 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
2 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) VB
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (34.78%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) NetApp
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
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