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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 103 98
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5  
Contract jobs citing MSI 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.056% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.87% 0.43% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £490 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.26% +56.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +18.51% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 231 235 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.62% 13.09% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 161 138
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in Manchester

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (40.00%) GitLab
2 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) Wiki
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) yum
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js

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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 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) GitLab
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Security Operations
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Google