Period
to 22 July 2018

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 6 months to 22 July 2018 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 159 194
Rank change year-on-year -10 +35 -24
Contract jobs citing MSI 38 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.72% 2.30% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 5
Scotland median daily rate £283 £405 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.25% +35.00% -10.45%
10th Percentile £217 £330 £273
90th Percentile £339 £445 £331
UK median daily rate £325 £390 £316
% change year-on-year -16.67% +23.32% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - £28.25

MSI is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,021 653 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 18.30% 15.42% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 424 428
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £255
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.91% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 7
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £44.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.81% +215.68% -54.47%
10th Percentile £32.75 £37.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £195.00 £45.60
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing MSI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for MSI in Scotland

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSI in Scotland

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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

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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 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -9 19 £278 -11.20% 2
Renfrewshire -31 13 £280 -32.73%
Edinburgh - 6 £400 - 1
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MSI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MSI.

1 32 (84.21%) Windows
2 30 (78.95%) SCCM
3 28 (73.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (63.16%) Security Cleared
5 22 (57.89%) PowerShell
6 21 (55.26%) SC Cleared
6 21 (55.26%) Windows Server
7 19 (50.00%) Ivanti
7 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 19 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 18 (47.37%) Citrix
8 18 (47.37%) XenApp
8 18 (47.37%) Software Distribution
9 17 (44.74%) XenDesktop
10 16 (42.11%) Windows 7
10 16 (42.11%) Software Delivery
10 16 (42.11%) SQL
10 16 (42.11%) VBScript
10 16 (42.11%) DHCP
10 16 (42.11%) DNS
11 15 (39.47%) VB
11 15 (39.47%) T-SQL
11 15 (39.47%) XenServer
12 12 (31.58%) VMware
13 9 (23.68%) Personalization
14 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (13.16%) Lotus
15 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
16 4 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance

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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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.63%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) DHCP
1 16 (42.11%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.63%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.63%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Applications Packager
2 5 (13.16%) SCCM Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.89%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix Support
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Deployment Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (84.21%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Windows Server
3 16 (42.11%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Software Distribution
2 16 (42.11%) Software Delivery
3 9 (23.68%) Personalization
4 4 (10.53%) Application Packaging
5 3 (7.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Time Management
5 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.63%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) PowerShell
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 16 (42.11%) VBScript
3 15 (39.47%) T-SQL
3 15 (39.47%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 21 (55.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) HNC
4 3 (7.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (73.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (47.37%) XenApp
4 17 (44.74%) XenDesktop
5 15 (39.47%) XenServer
6 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (78.95%) SCCM
2 19 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.63%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Ivanti
1 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) Citrix
3 12 (31.58%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) Lotus
5 4 (10.53%) Altiris
5 4 (10.53%) Sophos
5 4 (10.53%) Symantec
6 2 (5.26%) Apple
7 1 (2.63%) Gemalto
7 1 (2.63%) Lumension
7 1 (2.63%) McAfee
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle