Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MSI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSI over the 6 months to 22 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 699 739 649
Rank change year-on-year +40 -90 -126
Contract jobs citing MSI 110 128 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 0.82% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 79 114
England median daily rate £390 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.70% +5.47%
10th Percentile £270 £228 £261
90th Percentile £538 £488 £521
UK median daily rate £390 £316 £335
% change year-on-year +23.32% -5.60% +6.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 2
England median hourly rate - £28.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.62% -5.45%
UK median hourly rate - £28.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +8.65% -5.45%

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15762 15634 13614
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.87% 15.41% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10763 10748 8964
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £269
90th Percentile £594 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 273 223
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -0.79%
10th Percentile £28.75 £26.77 £21.52
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.25 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year - +14.74% -2.01%

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MSI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MSI in England

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in England

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSI in England

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in England

MSI
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the England region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +40 37 £470 +34.29% 1
London +8 36 £375 - 7
North of England +33 14 £395 +51.92%
Midlands +24 13 £315 +34.04%
West Midlands +38 12 £345 -27.37%
North West +46 10 £400 -18.37%
South West +8 5 £388 +51.96% 1
East of England -5 5 £288 -14.18% 4
North East +20 3 £390 +50.00%
Yorkshire +27 1 - -
East Midlands -18 1 £238 +5.56%
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 England region with a requirement for MSI.

1 90 (81.82%) Windows
2 68 (61.82%) SCCM
3 62 (56.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 42 (38.18%) Microsoft
5 41 (37.27%) PowerShell
6 40 (36.36%) Application Packaging
7 37 (33.64%) Active Directory
8 34 (30.91%) Security Cleared
9 32 (29.09%) Windows 7
10 30 (27.27%) Windows 10
11 27 (24.55%) ITIL
12 26 (23.64%) Windows Vista
13 25 (22.73%) Finance
14 24 (21.82%) Citrix
15 23 (20.91%) VMware
16 21 (19.09%) Migration
16 21 (19.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (17.27%) VBScript
18 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
18 18 (16.36%) DV Cleared
19 17 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (14.55%) Release Management
20 16 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
20 16 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
21 15 (13.64%) Windows Server
22 14 (12.73%) Oracle
23 12 (10.91%) InstallShield
23 12 (10.91%) AppSense
23 12 (10.91%) VB
23 12 (10.91%) Office 365

MSI
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (3.64%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.73%) IIS
2 3 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (2.73%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.91%) Office 365
2 6 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.73%) Datadog
4 1 (0.91%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) Firewall
2 6 (5.45%) HTTPS
2 6 (5.45%) SSL
2 6 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.55%) DNS
4 4 (3.64%) LAN
4 4 (3.64%) SAN
5 3 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (2.73%) WAN
6 2 (1.82%) HTTP
6 2 (1.82%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.82%) LTE
6 2 (1.82%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.82%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.91%) DHCP
7 1 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.91%) FTP
7 1 (0.91%) Network Security
7 1 (0.91%) VLAN
7 1 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.18%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.73%) MySQL
4 3 (2.73%) Redis
4 3 (2.73%) Riak
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.82%) MS Access
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.91%) InstallShield
2 8 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.45%) GitLab
3 6 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.45%) WiX
4 5 (4.55%) AdminStudio
5 3 (2.73%) Apache Archiva
5 3 (2.73%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.73%) NuGet
5 3 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.82%) Hudson
6 2 (1.82%) NUnit
6 2 (1.82%) Selenium
6 2 (1.82%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.91%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 25 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (1.82%) Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (19.09%) Applications Packager
2 13 (11.82%) Test Manager
3 11 (10.00%) Architect
4 9 (8.18%) Desktop Support
5 8 (7.27%) Analyst
6 6 (5.45%) Developer
6 6 (5.45%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Applications Architect
7 5 (4.55%) Consultant
7 5 (4.55%) E-Business Manager
7 5 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Software Packager
7 5 (4.55%) UAT Manager
7 5 (4.55%) UAT Test Manager
8 4 (3.64%) Administrator
8 4 (3.64%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (3.64%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) Software Packaging
2 6 (5.45%) .NET
3 5 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (3.64%) XML
5 3 (2.73%) Ajax
5 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (2.73%) Breeze.js
5 3 (2.73%) Durandal
5 3 (2.73%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.73%) Express
5 3 (2.73%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.73%) jQuery
5 3 (2.73%) Kendo UI
5 3 (2.73%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.73%) Spring
5 3 (2.73%) WCF
5 3 (2.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
1 3 (2.73%) Wiki
2 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
2 1 (0.91%) Hedge funds
2 1 (0.91%) iPad
2 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
2 1 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 90 (81.82%) Windows
2 32 (29.09%) Windows 7
3 30 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 26 (23.64%) Windows Vista
5 21 (19.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (13.64%) Windows Server
8 9 (8.18%) Linux
9 5 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.55%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.73%) CentOS
11 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.36%) Application Packaging
2 27 (24.55%) ITIL
3 21 (19.09%) Migration
4 16 (14.55%) Release Management
4 16 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.18%) PRINCE2
7 8 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.27%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (5.45%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (5.45%) Data Migration
8 6 (5.45%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.55%) Defect Management
9 5 (4.55%) Functional Testing
9 5 (4.55%) High Availability
9 5 (4.55%) Integration Testing
9 5 (4.55%) Line Management
9 5 (4.55%) Patch Management
9 5 (4.55%) Project Management
9 5 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.27%) PowerShell
2 19 (17.27%) VBScript
3 12 (10.91%) VB
4 10 (9.09%) SQL
5 9 (8.18%) C#
6 6 (5.45%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.73%) Java
7 3 (2.73%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.73%) Python
7 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.73%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.82%) REXX
8 2 (1.82%) Tcl
9 1 (0.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (30.91%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.36%) DV Cleared
2 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.36%) ISEB
4 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.73%) Degree
6 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.82%) MCSE
7 1 (0.91%) MCITP
7 1 (0.91%) MCSA
7 1 (0.91%) MCTS
7 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (56.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 37 (33.64%) Active Directory
3 17 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (10.00%) XenApp
5 9 (8.18%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (4.55%) vSphere
7 3 (2.73%) Docker
8 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.91%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 68 (61.82%) SCCM
2 11 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (8.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.64%) AppDNA
5 3 (2.73%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.73%) Puppet
5 3 (2.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.73%) WSUS
5 3 (2.73%) yum
6 2 (1.82%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.82%) Netcool
6 2 (1.82%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.91%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.91%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.82%) Citrix
3 23 (20.91%) VMware
4 14 (12.73%) Oracle
5 12 (10.91%) AppSense
6 8 (7.27%) Lumension
6 8 (7.27%) McAfee
7 7 (6.36%) HP
8 6 (5.45%) Intel
9 5 (4.55%) Altiris
10 4 (3.64%) EMC
11 3 (2.73%) AppDynamics
11 3 (2.73%) Dell
11 3 (2.73%) DevExpress
11 3 (2.73%) Dynatrace
11 3 (2.73%) Motorola
11 3 (2.73%) New Relic
11 3 (2.73%) Symantec
12 2 (1.82%) Ericsson
12 2 (1.82%) F5
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