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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 114 101 97
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing MSI 2 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.41% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 5.39% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £205 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -45.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +86.66%
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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
219 167 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.55% 7.62% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 97 92
Average daily rate £353 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.48% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £220 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £434 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 24
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (33.33%) WiX
3 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSD
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) WiX
1 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSD
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft