The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 125 121
Rank change year-on-year +30 -4  
Contract jobs citing MSI 11 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.63% 0.35% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.04% 2.95% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Median daily rate £410 £300 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.66% -31.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £282 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £321 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +19.40% +3.07%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 272 305 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.46% 11.77% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 169 211
Median daily rate £375 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £15.89 £26.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.46% -41.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in Scotland

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in Scotland

MSI
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Renfrewshire +19 10 £416 +39.91%
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MSI.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
2 12 (92.31%) Prototyping
3 11 (84.62%) Patch Management
3 11 (84.62%) Software Distribution
3 11 (84.62%) Linux
3 11 (84.62%) Tcl
3 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 11 (84.62%) VB
3 11 (84.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (76.92%) Configuration Management
4 10 (76.92%) Windows XP
4 10 (76.92%) HTTP
4 10 (76.92%) HTTPS
4 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (76.92%) SSL
4 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
4 10 (76.92%) REXX
4 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
4 10 (76.92%) Windows 10
4 10 (76.92%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
5 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) vSphere
6 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server

MSI
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) HTTP
1 10 (76.92%) HTTPS
1 10 (76.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Development Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (84.62%) Linux
4 10 (76.92%) Windows 10
4 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
4 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (76.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Prototyping
2 11 (84.62%) Patch Management
2 11 (84.62%) Software Distribution
3 10 (76.92%) Configuration Management
3 10 (76.92%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
4 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 11 (84.62%) Tcl
2 11 (84.62%) VB
3 10 (76.92%) REXX
4 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) VMware