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 26 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 164 205
Rank change year-on-year +4 +41  
Contract jobs citing MSI 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.030% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.34% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +23.07%  
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 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 673 583 728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.28% 17.53% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 487 593
Median daily rate £476 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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 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 26 June 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 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for MSI.

1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) SCCM
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
5 9 (52.94%) VBScript
5 9 (52.94%) Citrix
6 8 (47.06%) Application Packaging
6 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
7 7 (41.18%) InstallShield
8 6 (35.29%) Finance
8 6 (35.29%) XenApp
8 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (29.41%) AppSense
10 4 (23.53%) VMware
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
10 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
11 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (17.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (17.65%) Altiris
11 3 (17.65%) Dell
11 3 (17.65%) Symantec
11 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
12 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
12 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (11.76%) Application Discovery
12 2 (11.76%) Personalization
12 2 (11.76%) EMC

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 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) InstallShield
2 2 (11.76%) WiX
3 1 (5.88%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Applications Packager
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (11.76%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Application Packaging
2 2 (11.76%) Application Discovery
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Personalization
2 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.88%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) Security Patching
3 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
2 9 (52.94%) VBScript
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (35.29%) XenApp
3 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
4 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (11.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) AppSense
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Altiris
4 3 (17.65%) Dell
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) Wyse