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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
Rank 120 95 104
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing MSI 2 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.079% 0.53% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.95% 8.15% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+5.22% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.43 £12.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+86.93% -61.29%
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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
210 135 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.25% 6.50% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 79 103
Average daily rate £375 £320 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 15
Average hourly rate £36.40 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £37.27 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

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 20 October 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (30.00%) InstallShield
4 3 (30.00%) AdminStudio
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) VB
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) SCOM
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 2 (20.00%) Lync
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (10.00%) WiX
6 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
6 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (10.00%) Sysprep

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) InstallShield
1 3 (30.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (10.00%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (10.00%) WiX
2 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) VB
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Sysprep
2 1 (10.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) IBM