The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 101 89
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12  
Contract jobs citing MSI 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.073% 0.055% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 0.46% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £285 £338
% change year-on-year +20.00% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +67.64%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 213 217 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.58% 12.04% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 144 83
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 0
Median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing MSI as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSI in Manchester

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in Manchester

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MSI.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Wiki
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) yum
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (66.67%) GitLab
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V

MSI
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) GitLab
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Unix Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Unix Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Migration Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Security Operations
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
1 2 (66.67%) yum
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM