Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 669 715 680
Rank change year-on-year +46 -35 +79
Contract jobs citing MSI 178 146 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.81% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 88 105
England median daily rate £400 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -10.96% +4.29%
10th Percentile £313 £211 £261
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
England median hourly rate £36.34 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.34% - -
UK median hourly rate £36.34 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +45.34% - -

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 18,259 18,082 14,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.84% 19.51% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,423 12,598 9,691
England median daily rate £500 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%
10th Percentile £338 £314 £300
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +1.05% +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 200 281
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.88% -3.42%
10th Percentile £23.25 £29.90 £24.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £67.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% -2.24%

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

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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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 +77 95 £411 +26.54% 7
North of England +24 35 £385 -20.00%
North West +19 27 £385 -33.04%
South West -20 24 £425 +30.77%
South East +4 13 £413 +10.00% 2
Midlands -11 9 £325 +22.07% 2
Yorkshire +7 7 - -
West Midlands -14 7 £325 +4.00% 1
East of England +11 2 £475 +68.89%
East Midlands +6 2 £300 +13.21% 1
North East -5 1 £375 +25.00%
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 156 (87.64%) Windows
2 137 (76.97%) SCCM
3 119 (66.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 113 (63.48%) Microsoft
5 91 (51.12%) PowerShell
6 85 (47.75%) Application Packaging
7 78 (43.82%) Windows 10
8 72 (40.45%) Active Directory
9 69 (38.76%) Windows 7
10 61 (34.27%) ITIL
11 56 (31.46%) Citrix
12 48 (26.97%) Ivanti
13 42 (23.60%) XenApp
14 41 (23.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (23.03%) Windows Server
15 38 (21.35%) Security Cleared
16 36 (20.22%) VBScript
17 33 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
18 32 (17.98%) Office 365
19 31 (17.42%) VB
19 31 (17.42%) Finance
20 29 (16.29%) VMware
20 29 (16.29%) Virtual Machines
21 28 (15.73%) Migration
22 26 (14.61%) Service Delivery
23 24 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
24 23 (12.92%) InstallShield
25 22 (12.36%) AdminStudio
25 22 (12.36%) SC Cleared
26 21 (11.80%) Application Virtualisation

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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 19 (10.67%) IIS
2 10 (5.62%) Skype for Business
3 9 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (17.98%) Office 365
3 18 (10.11%) IaaS
4 17 (9.55%) PaaS
5 8 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (4.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.11%) SAN
2 17 (9.55%) Firewall
3 15 (8.43%) VPN
4 14 (7.87%) DHCP
5 12 (6.74%) DNS
5 12 (6.74%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (6.74%) iSCSI
6 9 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (5.06%) Cisco Firepower
6 9 (5.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.81%) NAS
9 3 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.12%) Internet
10 2 (1.12%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.56%) LAN
11 1 (0.56%) Network Security
11 1 (0.56%) PCoIP
11 1 (0.56%) VSAT
11 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.18%) Big Data
2 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (12.92%) InstallShield
2 22 (12.36%) AdminStudio
3 12 (6.74%) Wise Package Studio
3 12 (6.74%) WiX
4 10 (5.62%) WinDbg
5 8 (4.49%) ReSharper
5 8 (4.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (17.42%) Finance
2 11 (6.18%) Billing
3 6 (3.37%) Banking
3 6 (3.37%) Corporate Banking
4 5 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 94 (52.81%) Applications Packager
2 16 (8.99%) Applications Engineer
3 15 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (7.30%) MSI Packager
5 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared Application Packager
6 9 (5.06%) Architect
6 9 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (5.06%) SCCM Engineer
7 8 (4.49%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 6 (3.37%) Analyst
8 6 (3.37%) Developer
8 6 (3.37%) Network Architect
8 6 (3.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (2.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (2.81%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (2.25%) Applications Specialist
10 4 (2.25%) Citrix Engineer
10 4 (2.25%) SCCM Specialist
10 4 (2.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.99%) Software Packaging
2 15 (8.43%) .NET
3 12 (6.74%) OCX
4 9 (5.06%) XML
5 4 (2.25%) HTML
5 4 (2.25%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.56%) EDI
6 1 (0.56%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) Universal Windows Platform
6 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.74%) Clustering
3 7 (3.93%) Private Cloud
3 7 (3.93%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.81%) User Experience
5 4 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.69%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.56%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 156 (87.64%) Windows
2 78 (43.82%) Windows 10
3 69 (38.76%) Windows 7
4 41 (23.03%) Windows Server
5 24 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (10.11%) Windows 8
8 14 (7.87%) Windows XP
9 12 (6.74%) Android
9 12 (6.74%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (47.75%) Application Packaging
2 61 (34.27%) ITIL
3 41 (23.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (15.73%) Migration
5 26 (14.61%) Service Delivery
6 21 (11.80%) Application Virtualisation
6 21 (11.80%) Personalization
7 20 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (11.24%) Service Management
8 19 (10.67%) Compatibility Testing
9 18 (10.11%) Customer Engagement
10 17 (9.55%) Load Balancing
11 16 (8.99%) Data Protection
12 15 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (7.87%) ITIL V3
13 14 (7.87%) Software Distribution
14 13 (7.30%) Vulnerability Management
15 12 (6.74%) Mentoring
16 11 (6.18%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (51.12%) PowerShell
2 36 (20.22%) VBScript
3 31 (17.42%) VB
4 20 (11.24%) SQL
5 18 (10.11%) C#
6 4 (2.25%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.56%) Java
8 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (21.35%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.11%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.49%) MCSE
4 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.81%) Degree
7 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.67%) SLA
2 14 (7.87%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) PMO
System Software
1 119 (66.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 72 (40.45%) Active Directory
3 42 (23.60%) XenApp
4 29 (16.29%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (8.99%) Hyper-V
7 15 (8.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (5.62%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.81%) vSphere
10 3 (1.69%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.56%) Firmware
12 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 137 (76.97%) SCCM
2 16 (8.99%) SCOM
3 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 12 (6.74%) SCOrch
4 11 (6.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 11 (6.18%) WSUS
5 10 (5.62%) Perfmon
5 10 (5.62%) QRadar
6 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.12%) OfficeScan
7 2 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.12%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 113 (63.48%) Microsoft
2 56 (31.46%) Citrix
3 48 (26.97%) Ivanti
4 29 (16.29%) VMware
5 18 (10.11%) Symantec
6 11 (6.18%) Cisco
6 11 (6.18%) F5
6 11 (6.18%) McAfee
6 11 (6.18%) Xerox
7 9 (5.06%) CheckPoint
8 8 (4.49%) Altiris
9 7 (3.93%) Novell
10 5 (2.81%) Apple
11 3 (1.69%) Oracle
12 1 (0.56%) HP
12 1 (0.56%) Micro Focus
12 1 (0.56%) Northgate
12 1 (0.56%) Qualys
12 1 (0.56%) Remedy
12 1 (0.56%) Wyse