The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 158 139
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19  
Contract jobs citing MSI 5 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.027% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 0.21% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £344 £495 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £493 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £498 £488
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 481 483 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.29% 12.81% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 721 528
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £498 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 10
Median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.56 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £46.10 £43.92
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 the North West

Job postings citing MSI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MSI in the North West

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in the North West

MSI
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the North West 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
Cheshire - 4 £344 -
Manchester +14 1 - -
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 North West region with a requirement for MSI.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (50.00%) SCCM
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) HTTPS
5 3 (37.50%) SSL
5 3 (37.50%) Software Packaging
5 3 (37.50%) Wiki
5 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
5 3 (37.50%) yum
5 3 (37.50%) Puppet
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (37.50%) GitLab
5 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
6 2 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (25.00%) Task Automation
6 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
6 2 (25.00%) Line Management
6 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution

MSI
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTPS
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) FTP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) GitLab
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Unix Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Unix Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (25.00%) Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Migration Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (25.00%) Line Management
2 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (25.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Application Discovery
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) yum
3 2 (25.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Altiris