The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 29 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.

Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 150 183
Rank change year-on-year -4 +33  
Contract jobs citing MSI 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.41% 1.69% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 7
Median daily rate £365 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £334 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £555 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +19.40% +3.07%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 569 534 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.52% 15.78% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 431 536
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in the City of London

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSI in the City of London

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 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 City of London region with a requirement for MSI.

1 14 (87.50%) Windows
1 14 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 11 (68.75%) SCCM
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (56.25%) VBScript
4 9 (56.25%) Application Packaging
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
6 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 6 (37.50%) Citrix
6 6 (37.50%) Finance
7 5 (31.25%) XenApp
7 5 (31.25%) XenDesktop
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 4 (25.00%) Symantec
8 4 (25.00%) AppSense
9 3 (18.75%) Banking
9 3 (18.75%) Altiris
9 3 (18.75%) Linux
9 3 (18.75%) InstallShield
9 3 (18.75%) Migration
9 3 (18.75%) Dell
9 3 (18.75%) MS Office
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) vSphere
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (18.75%) Release Management
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server

MSI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) AMQP
2 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) DB2
1 2 (12.50%) MariaDB
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) InstallShield
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Applications Packager
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Database Developer
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
1 2 (12.50%) JSON
1 2 (12.50%) JSON Schema
1 2 (12.50%) Node.js
1 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (12.50%) REST
1 2 (12.50%) RESTful
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XSD
2 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Application Packaging
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
2 3 (18.75%) Release Management
3 2 (12.50%) Microservices
3 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Security Hardening
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 9 (56.25%) VBScript
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) MCDST
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 5 (31.25%) XenDesktop
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (18.75%) vSphere
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (12.50%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (6.25%) Sysprep
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Citrix
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) AppSense
2 4 (25.00%) Symantec
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Altiris
3 3 (18.75%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Sybase
4 2 (12.50%) Teradata
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) LANDesk
5 1 (6.25%) Wyse