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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 585 508
Rank change year-on-year +63 -77  
Contract jobs citing MSI 60 52 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.68% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 59
Median daily rate £400 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £492 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £335
% change year-on-year +33.33% -10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 7518 7596 6562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.58% 14.78% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5122 5201 4249
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 148 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £26.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.49% +14.29%  

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +30 24 £475 +32.86% 1
London +31 22 £390 +4.00% 1
West Midlands +30 7 £388 -
North East +12 3 £390 +65.95%
North West +37 1 - - 2
East Midlands -4 1 £238 +1.06%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £400 -
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 106 (86.89%) Windows
2 77 (63.11%) SCCM
3 65 (53.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 56 (45.90%) PowerShell
5 49 (40.16%) Microsoft
6 42 (34.43%) Security Cleared
7 41 (33.61%) Windows 7
7 41 (33.61%) Application Packaging
8 39 (31.97%) Active Directory
9 35 (28.69%) Windows 10
10 31 (25.41%) Citrix
11 29 (23.77%) Migration
11 29 (23.77%) VBScript
12 27 (22.13%) ITIL
13 25 (20.49%) SC Cleared
14 24 (19.67%) Finance
15 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (18.85%) Windows Vista
16 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
17 20 (16.39%) DV Cleared
17 20 (16.39%) VMware
18 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (14.75%) Release Management
20 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
20 16 (13.11%) VB
21 14 (11.48%) Oracle
22 13 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
23 12 (9.84%) XenDesktop
23 12 (9.84%) Linux
23 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP

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 3 (2.46%) IIS
1 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.64%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (8.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.10%) Office 365
3 3 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.46%) Datadog
4 2 (1.64%) IaaS
4 2 (1.64%) SaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) Firewall
1 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.74%) SSL
3 6 (4.92%) HTTPS
4 5 (4.10%) DNS
4 5 (4.10%) Internet
4 5 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.64%) AMQP
5 2 (1.64%) HTTP
5 2 (1.64%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.64%) SMS
5 2 (1.64%) WAN
5 2 (1.64%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.82%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.82%) LAN
6 1 (0.82%) Network Security
6 1 (0.82%) SAN
6 1 (0.82%) VLAN
6 1 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.38%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.46%) MySQL
5 3 (2.46%) Redis
5 3 (2.46%) Riak
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.64%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.64%) DB2
6 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.64%) Impala
6 2 (1.64%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.64%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.82%) Big Data
7 1 (0.82%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.38%) InstallShield
1 9 (7.38%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.56%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.74%) AdminStudio
3 7 (5.74%) GitLab
4 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.46%) Apache Archiva
5 3 (2.46%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.46%) NuGet
5 3 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.46%) WiX
6 2 (1.64%) Hudson
6 2 (1.64%) NUnit
6 2 (1.64%) Selenium
6 2 (1.64%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.82%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 24 (19.67%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Banking
2 3 (2.46%) Retail
3 2 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.82%) Games
4 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Law
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Local Government
4 1 (0.82%) Marketing
4 1 (0.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (24.59%) Applications Packager
2 13 (10.66%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (9.02%) Test Manager
4 8 (6.56%) Architect
4 8 (6.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (5.74%) Developer
5 7 (5.74%) SCCM Engineer
6 6 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Applications Architect
7 5 (4.10%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) E-Business Manager
7 5 (4.10%) UAT Manager
7 5 (4.10%) UAT Test Manager
8 4 (3.28%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared Application Packager
8 4 (3.28%) Software Packager
8 4 (3.28%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) Software Packaging
2 7 (5.74%) .NET
3 5 (4.10%) jQuery
3 5 (4.10%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (4.10%) XML
4 4 (3.28%) Web Services
5 3 (2.46%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.46%) Ajax
5 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (2.46%) Breeze.js
5 3 (2.46%) Durandal
5 3 (2.46%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.46%) Express
5 3 (2.46%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.46%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (2.46%) Node.js
5 3 (2.46%) Spring
5 3 (2.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.10%) Fat Client
1 5 (4.10%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.28%) Wiki
3 3 (2.46%) User Experience
4 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (0.82%) CESG
5 1 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.82%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 106 (86.89%) Windows
2 41 (33.61%) Windows 7
3 35 (28.69%) Windows 10
4 23 (18.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (18.85%) Windows Vista
5 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
6 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (9.84%) Linux
8 6 (4.92%) Unix
9 5 (4.10%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.10%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.46%) CentOS
11 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.61%) Application Packaging
2 29 (23.77%) Migration
3 27 (22.13%) ITIL
4 18 (14.75%) Release Management
5 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.20%) Patch Management
7 10 (8.20%) PRINCE2
8 9 (7.38%) Integration Testing
9 8 (6.56%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (5.74%) Software Distribution
11 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.92%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.92%) TDD
11 6 (4.92%) Validation
12 5 (4.10%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (4.10%) DevOps
12 5 (4.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (45.90%) PowerShell
2 29 (23.77%) VBScript
3 16 (13.11%) VB
4 10 (8.20%) C#
4 10 (8.20%) SQL
5 8 (6.56%) Python
6 7 (5.74%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.92%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.92%) Java
8 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.46%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.64%) REXX
10 2 (1.64%) Tcl
11 1 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (34.43%) Security Cleared
2 25 (20.49%) SC Cleared
3 20 (16.39%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.56%) ISEB
5 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.46%) Degree
7 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.64%) MCSA
7 2 (1.64%) MCTS
7 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.82%) CISSP
8 1 (0.82%) CLAS
8 1 (0.82%) GISP
8 1 (0.82%) MCDST
8 1 (0.82%) MCITP
8 1 (0.82%) MCP
8 1 (0.82%) MCSE
8 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) QA
1 4 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (53.28%) Microsoft App-V
2 39 (31.97%) Active Directory
3 13 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (9.84%) XenDesktop
5 10 (8.20%) XenApp
6 8 (6.56%) vSphere
7 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
7 5 (4.10%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (3.28%) Docker
9 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.82%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 77 (63.11%) SCCM
2 12 (9.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (9.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (5.74%) Sysprep
5 6 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.92%) Puppet
6 4 (3.28%) AppDNA
6 4 (3.28%) WSUS
6 4 (3.28%) yum
7 3 (2.46%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.64%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.64%) Galera Cluster
8 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.82%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (40.16%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.41%) Citrix
3 20 (16.39%) VMware
4 14 (11.48%) Oracle
5 9 (7.38%) AppSense
6 8 (6.56%) HP
7 5 (4.10%) Intel Security
7 5 (4.10%) Lumension
8 4 (3.28%) LANDesk
8 4 (3.28%) Symantec
9 3 (2.46%) Altiris
9 3 (2.46%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.46%) Dell
9 3 (2.46%) DevExpress
9 3 (2.46%) Dynatrace
9 3 (2.46%) EMC
9 3 (2.46%) Google
9 3 (2.46%) New Relic
10 2 (1.64%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.64%) Intel
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