The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 27 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MSI 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.31% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £344 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £285 £338
% change year-on-year +9.64% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +64.70%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 121 156 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.00% 16.83% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 120 110
Median daily rate £425 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% -49.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in Cheshire

MSI
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £344 -
Crewe - 1 - -
MSI
North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MSI.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Software Packaging
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
3 2 (40.00%) ThinApp
3 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (40.00%) Line Management
3 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (40.00%) Altiris
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (20.00%) GitLab
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Packager
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Application Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 2 (40.00%) Line Management
1 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Application Discovery
2 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) ThinApp
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) Puppet
3 1 (20.00%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Altiris