Period
to 22 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 687 693 735
Rank change year-on-year +6 +42 -146
Contract jobs citing MSI 150 144 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.98% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 110 68
England median daily rate £361 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -2.60% -4.18%
10th Percentile £254 £256 £265
90th Percentile £500 £451 £475
UK median daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +6.54% -2.79% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
England median hourly rate £45.83 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.83 - -

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 17,035 14,743 14,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.57% 16.65% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,044 9,861 9,798
England median daily rate £470 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +5.45% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £455 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.06% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 215 349
England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.80 £24.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £62.55 £52.50 £50.68
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +6.67%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -32 51 £350 - 7
South East -23 43 £375 +13.12% 3
Midlands +23 33 £268 -13.01%
West Midlands +27 27 £313 -8.76%
North of England +27 11 £600 +84.62% 1
East of England -21 7 £238 -17.39% 2
North East +52 6 £208 -17.52%
East Midlands +4 6 £268 -
South West +2 5 £375 +17.19% 1
North West -6 4 £600 +60.00% 1
Yorkshire +9 1 - -
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 143 (95.33%) Windows
2 92 (61.33%) PowerShell
3 90 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 88 (58.67%) SCCM
5 76 (50.67%) Microsoft
6 75 (50.00%) Windows 10
7 66 (44.00%) Windows 7
8 62 (41.33%) Application Packaging
9 54 (36.00%) VMware
9 54 (36.00%) Active Directory
10 51 (34.00%) Security Cleared
10 51 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 50 (33.33%) Migration
12 48 (32.00%) VBScript
13 36 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
13 36 (24.00%) QA
14 34 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (18.67%) SQL
16 27 (18.00%) Windows Vista
17 26 (17.33%) HP
18 25 (16.67%) Windows Server
19 24 (16.00%) McAfee
19 24 (16.00%) Firewall
19 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (14.00%) Lumension
20 21 (14.00%) DV Cleared
20 21 (14.00%) Citrix
20 21 (14.00%) Application Discovery
21 20 (13.33%) WSH
21 20 (13.33%) SC Cleared

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 5 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.67%) Confluence
4 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.67%) Office 365
2 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.00%) Firewall
2 9 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.33%) SAN
3 5 (3.33%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.00%) DHCP
4 3 (2.00%) DNS
4 3 (2.00%) Skype
5 2 (1.33%) Internet
5 2 (1.33%) Network Security
6 1 (0.67%) DMZ
6 1 (0.67%) Intranet
6 1 (0.67%) LAN
6 1 (0.67%) VLAN
6 1 (0.67%) VPN
6 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Big Data
2 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.67%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (9.33%) InstallShield
2 13 (8.67%) AdminStudio
3 6 (4.00%) WiX
4 5 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.33%) WinDbg
4 5 (3.33%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.67%) JIRA
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.67%) Toad
General
1 15 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (3.33%) Back Office
3 4 (2.67%) Front Office
3 4 (2.67%) Legal
4 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Publishing
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (38.00%) Applications Packager
2 16 (10.67%) Applications Engineer
3 12 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
4 10 (6.67%) Analyst
4 10 (6.67%) Application Integration Engineer
4 10 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 9 (6.00%) Architect
5 9 (6.00%) Desktop Support
5 9 (6.00%) MSI Packager
5 9 (6.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) Consultant
7 6 (4.00%) Administrator
7 6 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) SCCM Consultant
8 5 (3.33%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (2.67%) Automation Architect
9 4 (2.67%) Migration Consultant
9 4 (2.67%) SC Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.33%) WSH
2 9 (6.00%) .NET
3 8 (5.33%) XML
4 6 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.00%) REST
5 5 (3.33%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.33%) OCX
6 2 (1.33%) Web Services
7 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.67%) CSS
7 1 (0.67%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.67%) HTML
7 1 (0.67%) LDAP
7 1 (0.67%) MFC
7 1 (0.67%) Middleware
7 1 (0.67%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.67%) OAuth
7 1 (0.67%) SAML
7 1 (0.67%) WCF
7 1 (0.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.00%) PKI
2 4 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.00%) Device Driver
3 3 (2.00%) PMI
4 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.33%) CMDB
4 2 (1.33%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.33%) Wiki
5 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.67%) FMCG
5 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 143 (95.33%) Windows
2 75 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 66 (44.00%) Windows 7
4 34 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (18.00%) Windows Vista
6 25 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.33%) Linux
9 2 (1.33%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.33%) Application Packaging
2 50 (33.33%) Migration
3 21 (14.00%) Application Discovery
4 20 (13.33%) Release Management
4 20 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (11.33%) ITIL
5 17 (11.33%) Validation
6 9 (6.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 7 (4.67%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.67%) Test Scripting
8 5 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.33%) Analytics
8 5 (3.33%) Application Virtualisation
8 5 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.33%) SDLC
8 5 (3.33%) Test Automation
8 5 (3.33%) Test Strategy
8 5 (3.33%) Waterfall
9 4 (2.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 92 (61.33%) PowerShell
2 48 (32.00%) VBScript
3 28 (18.67%) SQL
4 10 (6.67%) VB
5 9 (6.00%) C#
6 6 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.67%) Java
7 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.00%) DV Cleared
3 20 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.33%) Degree
5 3 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.00%) HND
5 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.33%) MCSA
7 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (24.00%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (60.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 54 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 51 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.67%) XenApp
5 12 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (8.00%) vSphere
6 6 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.33%) Terminal Server
7 5 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (2.67%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (58.67%) SCCM
2 20 (13.33%) WMI
3 13 (8.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (4.67%) ThinApp
5 4 (2.67%) AppDNA
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.67%) WSUS
6 3 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.33%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.67%) MOM
8 1 (0.67%) SCOM
8 1 (0.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 76 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 54 (36.00%) VMware
3 26 (17.33%) HP
4 24 (16.00%) McAfee
5 21 (14.00%) Citrix
5 21 (14.00%) Lumension
6 19 (12.67%) Oracle
7 9 (6.00%) Ivanti
8 5 (3.33%) Altiris
8 5 (3.33%) Dell
9 4 (2.67%) Gemalto
10 3 (2.00%) Blue Prism
10 3 (2.00%) Google
11 2 (1.33%) Cisco
11 2 (1.33%) EMC
11 2 (1.33%) IBM
12 1 (0.67%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.67%) Genesys
12 1 (0.67%) NetApp
12 1 (0.67%) Red Hat