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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 116 114 92
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing MSI 1 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.040% 0.12% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 1.52% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £263 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -15.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.96% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £24.63 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+42.13% +105.20%
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
228 197 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.17% 7.78% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 113 105
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 10
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 2015. 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
Birmingham +6 1 £450 -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (57.14%) SCCM
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
5 5 (35.71%) Application Discovery
5 5 (35.71%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (21.43%) Software Packaging
7 2 (14.29%) Network Security
7 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) IIS
7 2 (14.29%) Clustering
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 1 (7.14%) Migration
8 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
8 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
8 1 (7.14%) MCTS
8 1 (7.14%) MCITP

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Applications Packager
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Software Packaging
2 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Application Discovery
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCTS
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) VMware