The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MSI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSI over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 71 64
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7  
Contract jobs citing MSI 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.50% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.94% 0.82% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £293 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.97% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £285 £338
% change year-on-year +20.00% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +66.17%  

MSI is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 102 122 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.89% 14.97% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 94 67
Median daily rate £375 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MSI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSI in Birmingham

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MSI in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in Birmingham

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MSI.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) InstallShield
3 3 (60.00%) Line Management
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

MSI
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (80.00%) Software Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware