The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 28 June 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 419 411
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8  
Contract jobs citing MSI 20 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.096% 0.069% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.40% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 17
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £393 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £285 £338
% change year-on-year +9.64% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +64.70%  

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3915 3782 3274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.85% 17.42% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6975 7008 5327
Median daily rate £488 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.30% +34.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.68 £31.00 £20.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £92.36 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MSI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MSI in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MSI in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSI in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
City of London +7 9 £325 -18.75%
MSI
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 London region with a requirement for MSI.

1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) SCCM
3 22 (59.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (35.14%) Citrix
4 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
4 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
5 12 (32.43%) Application Packaging
5 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) Finance
6 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
7 10 (27.03%) VBScript
8 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
9 7 (18.92%) InstallShield
9 7 (18.92%) AppSense
9 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (18.92%) XenApp
10 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
10 5 (13.51%) Legal
10 5 (13.51%) VMware
10 5 (13.51%) Intel
10 5 (13.51%) C#
10 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
11 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
11 4 (10.81%) GitLab
11 4 (10.81%) Linux
11 4 (10.81%) ITIL
11 4 (10.81%) Migration
11 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
11 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (8.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (8.11%) Datadog
2 3 (8.11%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
1 2 (5.41%) SSL
2 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) VLAN
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
1 3 (8.11%) Redis
1 3 (8.11%) Riak
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) InstallShield
2 4 (10.81%) GitLab
2 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) AdminStudio
3 3 (8.11%) Apache Archiva
3 3 (8.11%) Artifactory
3 3 (8.11%) NuGet
3 3 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.41%) WiX
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Applications Packager
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (8.11%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
1 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (8.11%) Spring
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
1 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.70%) User Experience
1 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
3 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.81%) Linux
7 3 (8.11%) CentOS
7 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.70%) Unix
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Application Packaging
2 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 3 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (8.11%) DevOps
3 3 (8.11%) Kanban
3 3 (8.11%) Scrum
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) Application Discovery
4 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Personalization
4 2 (5.41%) Release Management
4 2 (5.41%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.70%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.70%) TDD
5 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
2 10 (27.03%) VBScript
3 5 (13.51%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) Java
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.41%) VB
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.70%) MCSA
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (59.46%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
3 7 (18.92%) XenApp
4 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.11%) Docker
5 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.41%) vSphere
7 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (67.57%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
2 3 (8.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.70%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (2.70%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Citrix
2 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.92%) AppSense
4 5 (13.51%) Intel
4 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 3 (8.11%) Altiris
5 3 (8.11%) AppDynamics
5 3 (8.11%) Dell
5 3 (8.11%) Dynatrace
5 3 (8.11%) New Relic
5 3 (8.11%) Symantec
6 2 (5.41%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) BMC
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Wyse