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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 132 119 103
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing MSI 2 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.069% 0.30% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 3.43% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 8
Average daily rate - £413 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +101.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +21.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £43.50
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
438 233 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.21% 8.71% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 137 107
Average daily rate £400 £338 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £229 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.44 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.43% -10.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £29.00 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -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
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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire -30 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) InstallShield
3 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (20.00%) SCSM
3 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (20.00%) Application Discovery

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (20.00%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Application Discovery
1 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (20.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) VMware