The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 111 95 93
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing MSI 3 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.76% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.54% 9.25% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 5
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£263 £310 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% -2.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.63 £12.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+105.20% -61.60%
MSI
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
195 173 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.71% 8.21% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 106 114
Average daily rate £325 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 11
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.80 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 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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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 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £263 -
Solihull - - - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (40.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (36.36%) Application Packaging
6 7 (31.82%) SCCM
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 6 (27.27%) VB
8 5 (22.73%) HP
8 5 (22.73%) Wise Package Studio
9 4 (18.18%) Software Packaging
9 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 4 (18.18%) InstallShield
9 4 (18.18%) AdminStudio
9 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (13.64%) WSH
10 3 (13.64%) Windows Vista
10 3 (13.64%) QA
10 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
10 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
10 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
11 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (9.09%) SCOM
11 2 (9.09%) Lync
11 2 (9.09%) vSphere
11 2 (9.09%) Migration
11 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (18.18%) InstallShield
2 4 (18.18%) AdminStudio
3 1 (4.55%) WiX
3 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Junior
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Application Packaging
2 4 (18.18%) Software Packaging
3 3 (13.64%) WSH
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Vista
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Migration
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL
1 2 (9.09%) Project Management
1 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
2 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
2 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
2 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
2 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (4.55%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) VB
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (31.82%) SCCM
3 2 (9.09%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) Sysprep
4 1 (4.55%) WMI
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Dell
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) NetApp
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) IBM