Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 570 713 711
Rank change year-on-year +143 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing MSI 214 166 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.63% 0.83% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 118 77
England median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £285 £297 £263
90th Percentile £475 £465 £438
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
England median hourly rate - £31.50 £45.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.27% +63.68%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £45.83
% change year-on-year +11.11% -31.27% +63.68%

MSI is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 13,129 20,121 17,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.27% 21.17% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,749 13,914 12,389
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £603
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 211 272
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.35 £25.41 £29.00
90th Percentile £69.00 £55.00 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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
London +104 83 £375 -12.99% 5
South East +78 63 £400 +6.67% 1
South West +6 41 £425 - 5
North of England +9 12 £348 +7.15%
North West -2 8 £348 +7.15%
Midlands +48 5 £381 +22.00%
West Midlands +34 5 £381 +22.00%
East of England +31 5 £383 +30.77%
Yorkshire +31 4 £314 -9.39%
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for MSI.

1 159 (74.30%) Windows
2 153 (71.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 149 (69.63%) SCCM
4 121 (56.54%) Application Packaging
5 108 (50.47%) Windows 7
6 104 (48.60%) PowerShell
7 93 (43.46%) Microsoft
8 83 (38.79%) Security Cleared
9 74 (34.58%) Windows 10
10 68 (31.78%) InstallShield
11 60 (28.04%) Active Directory
12 53 (24.77%) ITIL
13 51 (23.83%) SC Cleared
14 43 (20.09%) Citrix
15 42 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
16 41 (19.16%) DV Cleared
17 36 (16.82%) XenApp
17 36 (16.82%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
19 31 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
20 30 (14.02%) VMware
21 29 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
22 28 (13.08%) Ivanti
22 28 (13.08%) QA
22 28 (13.08%) Service Management
22 28 (13.08%) VBScript
23 27 (12.62%) MCSE
24 25 (11.68%) Compatibility Testing
25 24 (11.21%) Windows 8
25 24 (11.21%) Software Distribution

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 7 (3.27%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.87%) IIS
3 2 (0.93%) Confluence
3 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.28%) Azure
2 15 (7.01%) AWS
3 14 (6.54%) Office 365
4 4 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.87%) NuGet
5 3 (1.40%) IaaS
5 3 (1.40%) PaaS
6 2 (0.93%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.27%) Firewall
2 5 (2.34%) DHCP
3 3 (1.40%) DNS
3 3 (1.40%) SAN
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.93%) Connectrix
4 2 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.93%) HTTP
4 2 (0.93%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.93%) Skype
4 2 (0.93%) SMTP
4 2 (0.93%) SNMP
4 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.47%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.40%) Big Data
3 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (31.78%) InstallShield
2 24 (11.21%) AdminStudio
3 7 (3.27%) WinDbg
4 4 (1.87%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.40%) WiX
6 1 (0.47%) GitLab
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 23 (10.75%) Finance
2 6 (2.80%) Banking
3 5 (2.34%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.40%) Publishing
5 3 (1.40%) Retail
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 123 (57.48%) Applications Packager
2 23 (10.75%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 18 (8.41%) DV Cleared Application Packager
4 12 (5.61%) Applications Specialist
4 12 (5.61%) MSI Packager
5 11 (5.14%) Environment Manager
6 10 (4.67%) Applications Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Developer
7 9 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (3.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 6 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (2.80%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (2.34%) C++ Developer
11 4 (1.87%) Analyst
11 4 (1.87%) C# Developer
11 4 (1.87%) DevOps Engineer
12 3 (1.40%) Integration Engineer
12 3 (1.40%) SCCM Engineer
12 3 (1.40%) SCCM Specialist
12 3 (1.40%) Software Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.61%) Web Services
2 11 (5.14%) .NET
3 9 (4.21%) Software Packaging
4 6 (2.80%) Universal Windows Platform
5 5 (2.34%) MFC
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.27%) PKI
3 4 (1.87%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.40%) Clustering
4 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.40%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.47%) Equities
6 1 (0.47%) Eurex
6 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 159 (74.30%) Windows
2 108 (50.47%) Windows 7
3 74 (34.58%) Windows 10
4 31 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (11.21%) Windows 8
6 18 (8.41%) Windows Server
7 11 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.27%) Linux
9 6 (2.80%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.87%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.47%) CentOS
12 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.47%) Solaris
12 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (56.54%) Application Packaging
2 53 (24.77%) ITIL
3 42 (19.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (16.82%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (13.08%) Service Management
6 25 (11.68%) Compatibility Testing
7 24 (11.21%) Software Distribution
8 23 (10.75%) Service Delivery
9 22 (10.28%) Customer Engagement
10 20 (9.35%) Mentoring
11 17 (7.94%) Migration
12 14 (6.54%) Customer Requirements
13 12 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (5.14%) Server Building
15 10 (4.67%) Escalation Management
15 10 (4.67%) Knowledge Management
16 9 (4.21%) Configuration Management
16 9 (4.21%) Kanban
16 9 (4.21%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (48.60%) PowerShell
2 28 (13.08%) VBScript
3 21 (9.81%) VB
4 13 (6.07%) SQL
5 8 (3.74%) C#
6 5 (2.34%) C++
6 5 (2.34%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.87%) Python
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) Java
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (38.79%) Security Cleared
2 51 (23.83%) SC Cleared
3 41 (19.16%) DV Cleared
4 32 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (12.62%) MCSE
6 4 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.40%) MCTS
8 2 (0.93%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.93%) CCNA
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.93%) MCDST
8 2 (0.93%) MCP
8 2 (0.93%) MCSA
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.08%) QA
2 15 (7.01%) SLA
System Software
1 153 (71.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 60 (28.04%) Active Directory
3 36 (16.82%) XenApp
4 29 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (7.94%) Hyper-V
6 12 (5.61%) VMware Workstation
6 12 (5.61%) vSphere
7 11 (5.14%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (3.74%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.87%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.87%) Xen
12 3 (1.40%) Docker
13 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 149 (69.63%) SCCM
2 15 (7.01%) WSUS
3 12 (5.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (4.67%) ThinApp
5 9 (4.21%) Perfmon
6 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (3.74%) SCOM
7 5 (2.34%) AppDNA
8 4 (1.87%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (1.87%) Puppet
8 4 (1.87%) XenMobile
8 4 (1.87%) ZENworks
9 3 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (1.40%) Packer
9 3 (1.40%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.40%) Terraform
10 2 (0.93%) QRadar
10 2 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 93 (43.46%) Microsoft
2 43 (20.09%) Citrix
3 30 (14.02%) VMware
4 28 (13.08%) Ivanti
5 22 (10.28%) Novell
6 13 (6.07%) McAfee
7 11 (5.14%) HP
8 9 (4.21%) Lumension
9 5 (2.34%) Cisco
9 5 (2.34%) Symantec
10 4 (1.87%) Oracle
11 3 (1.40%) F5
12 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.93%) Cognos
12 2 (0.93%) EMC
12 2 (0.93%) Splunk
13 1 (0.47%) Apple
13 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg
13 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.47%) Reuters