Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 496 602 726
Rank change year-on-year +106 +124 -1
Contract jobs citing MSI 74 234 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.09% 1.39% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 147 89
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -8.20%
10th Percentile £269 £313 £215
90th Percentile £490 £525 £465
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £34.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.00% -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -

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 6,816 16,832 19,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.65% 19.74% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,499 11,194 13,191
Median daily rate £500 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +7.95%
10th Percentile £331 £342 £320
90th Percentile £675 £638 £614
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 261 224
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £22.00 £22.25 £26.33
90th Percentile £61.00 £55.00 £62.91
Median hourly rate £38.25 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.07% +2.35% -

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 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020. 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
North of England +116 20 £385 +2.67%
Midlands +100 19 £350 +15.70%
North West +77 16 £314 -17.50%
London +67 12 £337 -18.30% 4
South East +113 10 £425 +13.33% 3
South West +68 10 £400 -5.88% 5
East Midlands +65 9 £350 +16.67%
West Midlands +80 6 £406 +34.30%
North East - 4 £490 -
East of England +66 2 £258 -45.79% 1
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 67 (90.54%) Windows
2 49 (66.22%) Windows 7
3 48 (64.86%) SCCM
4 45 (60.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 41 (55.41%) PowerShell
6 40 (54.05%) Windows 10
7 35 (47.30%) Security Cleared
7 35 (47.30%) Microsoft
8 34 (45.95%) Application Packaging
9 32 (43.24%) Active Directory
10 28 (37.84%) SC Cleared
11 24 (32.43%) ITIL
12 20 (27.03%) Citrix
13 16 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (20.27%) QA
14 15 (20.27%) AppDNA
15 13 (17.57%) SQL
16 12 (16.22%) AdminStudio
16 12 (16.22%) VMware
16 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (14.86%) ITIL V3
17 11 (14.86%) McAfee
17 11 (14.86%) VB
17 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
18 10 (13.51%) Migration
19 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Intune
19 9 (12.16%) Office 365

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 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Office 365
2 3 (4.05%) Azure
2 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Firewall
2 4 (5.41%) HTTP
2 4 (5.41%) HTTPS
2 4 (5.41%) SSL
3 3 (4.05%) Skype
4 2 (2.70%) DHCP
4 2 (2.70%) DNS
4 2 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (1.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) AdminStudio
2 8 (10.81%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.35%) JIRA
3 1 (1.35%) Toad
3 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
1 6 (8.11%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) International Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Local Government
3 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (62.16%) Applications Packager
2 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 5 (6.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (4.05%) Citrix Packager
4 3 (4.05%) MSI Packager
4 3 (4.05%) Release Manager
4 3 (4.05%) Test Manager
5 2 (2.70%) Administrator
5 2 (2.70%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (2.70%) Applications Manager
5 2 (2.70%) Applications Project Manager
5 2 (2.70%) Architect
5 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (2.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (2.70%) SCCM Administrator
5 2 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (1.35%) Database Manager
6 1 (1.35%) SCCM Specialist
6 1 (1.35%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.35%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.35%) Clustering
2 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (90.54%) Windows
2 49 (66.22%) Windows 7
3 40 (54.05%) Windows 10
4 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.51%) Windows Server
7 7 (9.46%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.41%) Linux
9 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Application Packaging
2 24 (32.43%) ITIL
3 16 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (14.86%) ITIL V3
5 10 (13.51%) Migration
6 9 (12.16%) Patch Management
7 8 (10.81%) Software Distribution
8 7 (9.46%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Release Management
10 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.76%) Service Management
11 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.41%) Prototyping
11 4 (5.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (4.05%) Application Virtualisation
12 3 (4.05%) Change Management
12 3 (4.05%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 41 (55.41%) PowerShell
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
3 11 (14.86%) VB
4 6 (8.11%) VBScript
5 4 (5.41%) REXX
5 4 (5.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (47.30%) Security Cleared
2 28 (37.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.81%) MCSE
3 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.70%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.27%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (60.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 32 (43.24%) Active Directory
3 11 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.76%) XenApp
5 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.35%) vSphere
5 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (64.86%) SCCM
2 15 (20.27%) AppDNA
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (12.16%) WSUS
4 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.70%) SCOM
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (47.30%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.03%) Citrix
3 12 (16.22%) VMware
4 11 (14.86%) McAfee
5 7 (9.46%) Lumension
5 7 (9.46%) Oracle
6 4 (5.41%) Ivanti
7 3 (4.05%) Novell
8 2 (2.70%) HP
9 1 (1.35%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.35%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.35%) MobileIron