Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 149 178
Rank change year-on-year -29 +29 +7
Contract jobs citing MSI 17 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.34% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.18% 2.27% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 16
Scotland median daily rate £275 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +25.00% -21.95%
10th Percentile £174 £321 £264
90th Percentile £300 £444 £344
UK median daily rate £325 £375 £344
% change year-on-year -13.33% +9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - £32.50

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 779 572 667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.62% 15.88% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 356 370
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -9.33%
10th Percentile £285 £273 £250
90th Percentile £550 £481 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £17.32 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.21% -52.55% +2.10%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.74 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.20 £45.69 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.13 £42.48
% change year-on-year +3.34% -3.18% +16.69%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 April 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 19 April 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
Renfrewshire -19 9 £285 -29.63%
Glasgow -16 8 £200 -42.86% 1
MSI
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 15 (88.24%) SCCM
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 13 (76.47%) PowerShell
4 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
5 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
6 10 (58.82%) Ivanti
6 10 (58.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
6 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
6 10 (58.82%) SQL
6 10 (58.82%) VBScript
6 10 (58.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (52.94%) DHCP
7 9 (52.94%) DNS
7 9 (52.94%) VB
7 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
7 9 (52.94%) Citrix
7 9 (52.94%) Software Delivery
7 9 (52.94%) XenApp
7 9 (52.94%) XenServer
7 9 (52.94%) XenDesktop
7 9 (52.94%) Software Distribution
8 5 (29.41%) Lotus
9 4 (23.53%) IBM Notes
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (23.53%) Symantec
9 4 (23.53%) Sophos
9 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
9 4 (23.53%) Altiris

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Domino
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DHCP
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
1 1 (5.88%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Packager
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
1 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Software Delivery
1 9 (52.94%) Software Distribution
2 4 (23.53%) Personalization
3 3 (17.65%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) PowerShell
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) VBScript
3 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
3 9 (52.94%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) HNC
3 3 (17.65%) HND
4 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (52.94%) XenApp
2 9 (52.94%) XenDesktop
2 9 (52.94%) XenServer
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (88.24%) SCCM
2 10 (58.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.88%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Ivanti
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) Lotus
4 4 (23.53%) Altiris
4 4 (23.53%) Sophos
4 4 (23.53%) Symantec
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Apple
6 1 (5.88%) Gemalto
6 1 (5.88%) Lumension
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle