Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 582 583
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -57
Contract jobs citing MSI 45 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.096% 0.091% 0.059%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% 0.50% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 22
London median daily rate £350 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £302
90th Percentile £411 £476 £488
England median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.83 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +63.68% -20.00% +35.69%

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9460 8227 7253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.20% 18.16% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7144 5968 5328
London median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.11% +4.76%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £306
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 20
London median hourly rate £36.25 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £22.40 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.08 £57.05 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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

MSI
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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Central London +5 11 £383 +5.52% 1
East London - 4 £275 -
South London -18 3 £325 -
North London - 1 £400 -
MSI
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 42 (93.33%) Windows
2 37 (82.22%) SCCM
3 28 (62.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 26 (57.78%) Windows 7
5 24 (53.33%) Windows 10
6 21 (46.67%) Application Packaging
6 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 19 (42.22%) PowerShell
8 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 15 (33.33%) VBScript
9 14 (31.11%) Finance
10 12 (26.67%) Migration
11 11 (24.44%) Citrix
11 11 (24.44%) InstallShield
12 10 (22.22%) XenApp
13 8 (17.78%) VB
13 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (15.56%) Legal
14 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (13.33%) Office 365
15 6 (13.33%) ITIL
15 6 (13.33%) HP
15 6 (13.33%) ThinApp
16 5 (11.11%) Dell
16 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
16 5 (11.11%) Wise Package Studio
16 5 (11.11%) VMware
17 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
17 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure

MSI
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 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) DNS
1 2 (4.44%) NetScaler
1 2 (4.44%) Skype
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
2 1 (2.22%) DMZ
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) VLAN
2 1 (2.22%) VPN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) InstallShield
2 5 (11.11%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (4.44%) WiX
4 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Legal
3 4 (8.89%) Front Office
4 3 (6.67%) Law
5 1 (2.22%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Applications Packager
2 5 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Applications Support
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) MSI Packager
5 2 (4.44%) SCCM Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Applications Packager
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Packager
6 1 (2.22%) Audio Visual Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Office 365 Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (2.22%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) OCX
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.22%) JSON
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Device Driver
1 3 (6.67%) PMI
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.22%) FMCG
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 42 (93.33%) Windows
2 26 (57.78%) Windows 7
3 24 (53.33%) Windows 10
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.22%) Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Application Packaging
2 12 (26.67%) Migration
3 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL
5 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Application Discovery
7 3 (6.67%) Application Virtualisation
7 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.67%) Software Deployment
7 3 (6.67%) Validation
7 3 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (4.44%) Change Management
8 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.44%) Release Management
8 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.44%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) PowerShell
2 15 (33.33%) VBScript
3 8 (17.78%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) MCSA
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (22.22%) XenApp
4 4 (8.89%) Terminal Server
4 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (82.22%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) ThinApp
3 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.22%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Citrix
3 6 (13.33%) HP
4 5 (11.11%) Dell
4 5 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) Intel
6 2 (4.44%) Altiris
6 2 (4.44%) AppSense
7 1 (2.22%) BMC
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) McAfee
7 1 (2.22%) Polycom