Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 174 162
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12 +27
Contract jobs citing MSI 3 10 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.060% 0.23% 0.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 1.38% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 24
Scotland median daily rate - £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.08% -28.28%
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.83 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +63.68% -20.00% +35.69%

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 841 725 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.89% 16.56% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 413 406
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £261
90th Percentile £538 £475 £467
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 21
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +6.49% +0.95%
10th Percentile £32.50 £14.00 £29.25
90th Percentile £195.00 £48.54 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Renfrewshire +39 1 - -
Glasgow -9 1 - -
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) REXX
2 2 (66.67%) Tcl
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP

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 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
1 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
1 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Tcl
1 2 (66.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management