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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 122 105 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing MSI 5 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.59% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.16% 7.65% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £205 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -52.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £194 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £260 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+19.64% -10.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +163.63%
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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
231 183 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.50% 7.71% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 100 85
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 20
Average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.18% -4.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) XSD
4 1 (16.67%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) WiX
1 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSD
2 1 (16.67%) XSLT
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP
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