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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
England / North West
Rank 128 156 146
Rank change year-on-year +28 -10  
Contract jobs citing MSI 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.052% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.68% 0.37% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £425 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +21.53%  
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 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 439 538 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.88% 14.02% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 328 258
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Manchester +15 2 £425 -13.26% 1
Cheshire +27 1 £425 +41.66%
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for MSI.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) HTTPS
2 3 (37.50%) SSL
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Wiki
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (37.50%) yum
2 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (37.50%) GitLab
2 3 (37.50%) Security Operations
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Sysprep
3 2 (25.00%) SaaS
3 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 2 (25.00%) Web Design
3 2 (25.00%) Google

MSI
Top Related 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 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTPS
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) GitLab
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
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%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 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%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (37.50%) Python
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
1 3 (37.50%) yum
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Google