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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 54 80 68
Rank change year-on-year +26 -12  
Contract jobs citing MSI 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.11% 0.60% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £335 £343
% change year-on-year +19.40% -2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 90 166 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.95% 16.82% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 94 72
Median daily rate £448 £405 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.49% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -64.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

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

MSI
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

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in Cheshire

MSI
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
1 2 (66.67%) Sysprep
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) GitLab
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) yum
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) Wiki
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD

MSI
Top Related 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 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) GitLab
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) Sysprep
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) yum