Period
to 9 December 2021

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 9 December 2021 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
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 720 498 597
Rank change year-on-year -222 +99 +120
Contract jobs citing MSI 39 37 172
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.67% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 99
10th Percentile £262 £264 £288
25th Percentile £321 £288 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £419 £450 £383
Median % change year-on-year -6.94% +17.65% -4.38%
75th Percentile £488 £494 £438
90th Percentile £521 " £475
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% +1.31%

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 12,806 5,514 12,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.90% 17.37% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,962 3,813 8,585
10th Percentile £375 £314 £329
25th Percentile £450 £400 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £645 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 112 158
10th Percentile £27.50 £32.19 £16.50
25th Percentile £41.25 £40.69 £34.31
Median hourly rate £52.75 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.22% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £62.44 £53.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £60.90 £69.00
UK median hourly rate £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +18.89% - +3.45%

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MSI in England

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MSI in England.

Daily rate trend for MSI in England

MSI
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MSI in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MSI in England

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MSI in England.

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 9 December 2021. 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 -186 17 £335 -30.79% 4
South East -59 13 £475 +58.33% 1
East of England -52 2 £500 - 5
North of England -81 2 £263 -30.46%
North West -51 1 - -
West Midlands -72 1 £475 +43.40% 2
Midlands -81 1 £475 +43.40% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £263 -
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, 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 29 (74.36%) Windows
1 29 (74.36%) PowerShell
2 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
3 24 (61.54%) SCCM
4 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
5 19 (48.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (38.46%) Social Skills
7 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
7 14 (35.90%) Application Packaging
8 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 12 (30.77%) VBScript
9 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (28.21%) VMware
9 11 (28.21%) Azure
10 10 (25.64%) Ivanti
11 9 (23.08%) Migration
11 9 (23.08%) VB
12 8 (20.51%) Citrix
12 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
12 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (20.51%) AWS
12 8 (20.51%) Microsoft 365
13 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (17.95%) Degree
13 7 (17.95%) InstallShield
14 6 (15.38%) AdminStudio
14 6 (15.38%) WMI
14 6 (15.38%) Requirements Gathering

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 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Azure
2 8 (20.51%) AWS
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (10.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (10.26%) GCP
4 2 (5.13%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.56%) GitHub
5 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) SAN
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) DHCP
3 1 (2.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) Softphone
3 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) InstallShield
2 6 (15.38%) AdminStudio
3 2 (5.13%) Inno Setup
3 2 (5.13%) Ranorex
3 2 (5.13%) Robot Framework
4 1 (2.56%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.56%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (38.46%) Social Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.56%) French Language
5 1 (2.56%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Applications Packager
2 6 (15.38%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Applications Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Lead Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Remedy Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) PowerShell Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Software Packager
5 2 (5.13%) Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Application Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) COM+
2 1 (2.56%) DCOM
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.56%) BYOD
2 1 (2.56%) CMDB
2 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) PKI
2 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
3 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (5.13%) Android
5 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.13%) Mac OS
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Unix
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Application Packaging
2 9 (23.08%) Migration
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (15.38%) Requirements Gathering
6 5 (12.82%) ITSM
6 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (10.26%) Change Control
7 4 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Workflow
8 3 (7.69%) Application Discovery
8 3 (7.69%) Decision-Making
8 3 (7.69%) Prototyping
8 3 (7.69%) Release Management
8 3 (7.69%) SDLC
8 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) PowerShell
2 12 (30.77%) VBScript
3 9 (23.08%) VB
4 4 (10.26%) C
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) Python
6 2 (5.13%) C++
7 1 (2.56%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
7 1 (2.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CCA
5 1 (2.56%) CISSP
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCP
5 1 (2.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) GDPR
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) GPG13
System Software
1 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 19 (48.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.26%) XenApp
5 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.13%) vSphere
6 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (61.54%) SCCM
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (15.38%) WMI
4 4 (10.26%) Ansible
5 3 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (7.69%) Terraform
6 1 (2.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.56%) Packer
6 1 (2.56%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.56%) SCOM
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) VMware
3 10 (25.64%) Ivanti
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix
5 4 (10.26%) BMC
5 4 (10.26%) HP
5 4 (10.26%) Remedy
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle
6 3 (7.69%) Snow
7 2 (5.13%) Adobe
7 2 (5.13%) Lumension
7 2 (5.13%) Qualys
8 1 (2.56%) Altiris
8 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) Kofax
8 1 (2.56%) McAfee
8 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.56%) Symantec
8 1 (2.56%) Wyse