The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 / South East
Rank 219 250 237
Rank change year-on-year +31 -13  
Contract jobs citing MSI 26 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.18% 1.14% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 15
Median daily rate £413 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.56% -8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +18.51% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1190 1227 1203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.16% 13.31% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 784 689
Median daily rate £409 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 41
Median hourly rate £45.87 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.31 £55.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in the South East

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSI in the South East

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in the South East

MSI
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the South East 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
Buckinghamshire - 16 £450 -
Hampshire +16 10 £388 -18.42%
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for MSI.

1 40 (97.56%) Windows
2 31 (75.61%) Security Cleared
3 21 (51.22%) SCCM
4 19 (46.34%) Migration
5 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
5 17 (41.46%) Windows Vista
6 16 (39.02%) DV Cleared
7 15 (36.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (34.15%) PowerShell
8 14 (34.15%) Windows 7
9 13 (31.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (26.83%) Integration Testing
11 11 (26.83%) Application Packaging
11 11 (26.83%) Firewall
11 11 (26.83%) ITIL
12 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
12 10 (24.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (24.39%) Windows 10
13 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
13 9 (21.95%) VBScript
13 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
14 8 (19.51%) Oracle
14 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
15 7 (17.07%) Finance
15 7 (17.07%) Release Management
15 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
16 6 (14.63%) Oracle EBS
16 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) Firewall
2 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.32%) DNS
4 2 (4.88%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.44%) Network Security
5 1 (2.44%) SAN
5 1 (2.44%) SMS
5 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) Hudson
2 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) NUnit
2 2 (4.88%) Selenium
2 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) WiX
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Military
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Test Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Applications Packager
3 6 (14.63%) Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Applications Architect
5 4 (9.76%) E-Business Manager
5 4 (9.76%) UAT Manager
5 4 (9.76%) UAT Test Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Applications Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) VMware Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Wintel Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.88%) Ajax
1 2 (4.88%) AppFabric
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 2 (4.88%) Breeze.js
1 2 (4.88%) Durandal
1 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
1 2 (4.88%) Express
1 2 (4.88%) jQuery
1 2 (4.88%) Kendo UI
1 2 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (4.88%) SignalR
1 2 (4.88%) Unity DI Container
1 2 (4.88%) WCF
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
1 2 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Fat Client
1 4 (9.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (97.56%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Windows Vista
3 14 (34.15%) Windows 7
4 10 (24.39%) Windows 10
5 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
7 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Migration
2 12 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (26.83%) Application Packaging
3 11 (26.83%) Integration Testing
3 11 (26.83%) ITIL
4 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.07%) Release Management
6 6 (14.63%) Data Migration
7 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
7 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.76%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Project Management
8 4 (9.76%) Validation
9 3 (7.32%) Information Security
10 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.88%) Full Text Search
10 2 (4.88%) MVC
10 2 (4.88%) OWASP
10 2 (4.88%) TDD
10 2 (4.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) PowerShell
2 9 (21.95%) VBScript
3 5 (12.20%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) VB
5 2 (4.88%) C#
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (75.61%) Security Cleared
2 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
3 16 (39.02%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) ISEB
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
3 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.20%) XenDesktop
5 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.88%) vSphere
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
8 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (51.22%) SCCM
2 13 (31.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (24.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.44%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.44%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle
3 6 (14.63%) Citrix
3 6 (14.63%) HP
3 6 (14.63%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) Intel Security
4 5 (12.20%) Lumension
5 2 (4.88%) DevExpress
6 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.44%) AppSense
6 1 (2.44%) CommVault
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Genesys
6 1 (2.44%) NetApp