Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 704 734 710
Rank change year-on-year +30 -24 +38
Contract jobs citing MSI 166 139 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.81% 0.78% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 83 107
England median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £227
90th Percentile £455 £470 £450
UK median daily rate £385 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.87% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
England median hourly rate £31.50 £45.83 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.27% +63.68% -20.00%
10th Percentile £19.80 £39.75 £27.25
90th Percentile £42.40 £49.00 £31.38
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £45.83 £28.00
% change year-on-year -31.27% +63.68% -20.00%

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 20,580 17,774 15,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.46% 18.69% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,267 12,516 10,495
England median daily rate £475 £463 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +4.24%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 252 228
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.25 £29.05 £24.00
90th Percentile £55.80 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSI in England

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MSI in England

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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 18 December 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 +35 55 £431 +23.14% 9
North of England +22 47 £331 -17.38% 3
North West +22 36 £325 -45.83% 2
South West +2 34 £425 +6.25% 3
South East -22 23 £394 +6.78% 3
Yorkshire - 10 £346 - 1
East of England -8 4 £293 -46.82%
Midlands -39 3 - - 3
West Midlands -54 3 - - 3
North East -12 1 £375 +80.05%
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 150 (90.36%) Windows
2 145 (87.35%) SCCM
3 133 (80.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 108 (65.06%) PowerShell
5 98 (59.04%) Windows 7
6 91 (54.82%) Windows 10
7 85 (51.20%) Microsoft
8 83 (50.00%) Application Packaging
9 63 (37.95%) Active Directory
10 54 (32.53%) ITIL
11 51 (30.72%) Security Cleared
12 46 (27.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 46 (27.71%) VBScript
13 44 (26.51%) Citrix
14 41 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 38 (22.89%) Ivanti
16 37 (22.29%) VMware
17 32 (19.28%) AdminStudio
18 31 (18.67%) XenApp
19 29 (17.47%) DV Cleared
20 27 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (16.27%) SC Cleared
20 27 (16.27%) Application Virtualisation
21 25 (15.06%) Migration
22 24 (14.46%) InstallShield
23 23 (13.86%) Service Management
24 21 (12.65%) Compatibility Testing
25 20 (12.05%) Mentoring
25 20 (12.05%) Software Distribution
25 20 (12.05%) VB

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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 (1.81%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.81%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.20%) IIS
2 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.20%) NUKE
2 2 (1.20%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.64%) Office 365
2 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.45%) DHCP
2 13 (7.83%) DNS
2 13 (7.83%) Firewall
3 10 (6.02%) Internet
4 6 (3.61%) SAN
5 3 (1.81%) Skype
5 3 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.81%) VPN
6 2 (1.20%) LAN
7 1 (0.60%) NAS
7 1 (0.60%) Network Security
7 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.60%) VSAT
7 1 (0.60%) WAN
7 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (19.28%) AdminStudio
2 24 (14.46%) InstallShield
3 11 (6.63%) Wise Package Studio
4 9 (5.42%) WinDbg
5 4 (2.41%) Toad
6 3 (1.81%) WiX
7 2 (1.20%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.60%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (10.24%) Finance
2 9 (5.42%) Billing
3 8 (4.82%) Publishing
4 2 (1.20%) Local Government
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Military
5 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (60.84%) Applications Packager
2 13 (7.83%) DV Cleared Application Packager
2 13 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (6.02%) Analyst
3 10 (6.02%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (3.01%) SCCM Engineer
5 4 (2.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared Application Packager
5 4 (2.41%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (1.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (1.81%) Architect
6 3 (1.81%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (1.81%) MSI Packager
6 3 (1.81%) SCCM Specialist
7 2 (1.20%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (1.20%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (1.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (1.20%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (1.20%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.63%) OCX
2 4 (2.41%) .NET
3 3 (1.81%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.20%) HTML
4 2 (1.20%) XML
5 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.60%) CSS
5 1 (0.60%) DHTML
5 1 (0.60%) EDI
5 1 (0.60%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.60%) REST
5 1 (0.60%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.60%) SOAP
5 1 (0.60%) WCF
5 1 (0.60%) Web Services
5 1 (0.60%) WPF
5 1 (0.60%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.81%) Clustering
3 3 (1.81%) CMDB
3 3 (1.81%) HP Storage
3 3 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.20%) User Experience
5 1 (0.60%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.60%) NHS
5 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) RIA
5 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 150 (90.36%) Windows
2 98 (59.04%) Windows 7
3 91 (54.82%) Windows 10
4 41 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.83%) Windows Server
5 13 (7.83%) Windows XP
6 12 (7.23%) Windows 8
6 12 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.22%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.41%) VMS
9 3 (1.81%) Android
10 2 (1.20%) Linux
11 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 54 (32.53%) ITIL
3 46 (27.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (16.27%) Application Virtualisation
5 25 (15.06%) Migration
6 23 (13.86%) Service Management
7 21 (12.65%) Compatibility Testing
8 20 (12.05%) Mentoring
8 20 (12.05%) Software Distribution
9 19 (11.45%) Customer Engagement
10 17 (10.24%) Service Delivery
11 15 (9.04%) Application Discovery
12 14 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (8.43%) Personalization
13 13 (7.83%) ITIL V3
14 10 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (5.42%) Software Testing
15 9 (5.42%) Visualisation
15 9 (5.42%) Workflow
16 8 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 108 (65.06%) PowerShell
2 46 (27.71%) VBScript
3 20 (12.05%) VB
4 16 (9.64%) SQL
5 8 (4.82%) C#
6 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.60%) Java
8 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (30.72%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.47%) DV Cleared
3 27 (16.27%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.01%) MCSE
6 2 (1.20%) Degree
6 2 (1.20%) MCP
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.60%) MCDST
7 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.45%) QA
2 11 (6.63%) SLA
System Software
1 133 (80.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 63 (37.95%) Active Directory
3 31 (18.67%) XenApp
4 27 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (7.23%) XenDesktop
6 10 (6.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (4.82%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (3.61%) vSphere
9 4 (2.41%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.60%) Firmware
11 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 145 (87.35%) SCCM
2 9 (5.42%) Perfmon
3 7 (4.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (3.61%) WSUS
5 5 (3.01%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.01%) ThinApp
6 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.20%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.20%) SCOM
8 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.60%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.60%) BMC Marimba
9 1 (0.60%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.60%) Nmap
9 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 85 (51.20%) Microsoft
2 44 (26.51%) Citrix
3 38 (22.89%) Ivanti
4 37 (22.29%) VMware
5 17 (10.24%) McAfee
6 13 (7.83%) Symantec
7 9 (5.42%) Altiris
7 9 (5.42%) Xerox
8 7 (4.22%) Lumension
8 7 (4.22%) Oracle
9 6 (3.61%) HP
10 3 (1.81%) Novell
11 2 (1.20%) Adobe
11 2 (1.20%) Autodesk
11 2 (1.20%) Tableau
12 1 (0.60%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.60%) Apple
12 1 (0.60%) Dell
12 1 (0.60%) EMC
12 1 (0.60%) Micro Focus