Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 340 365
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25 -44
Contract jobs citing MSI 42 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.40% 1.62% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 25
South East median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -6.90%
10th Percentile £271 £260 £276
90th Percentile £491 £436 £426
England median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.83 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +63.68% -20.00% +32.08%

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3002 2528 2575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.83% 15.16% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1838 1543 1571
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £457 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.41% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 67
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.50 £25.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £50.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MSI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSI in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 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
Hampshire +30 33 £375 +20.97%
Thames Valley -3 6 £281 -16.04% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 4 £263 -11.02%
Berkshire -7 2 £300 -14.59%
Surrey -17 2 £275 -31.25%
West Sussex -8 1 £300 -14.29%
MSI
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for MSI.

1 38 (90.48%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
4 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
5 19 (45.24%) VMware
5 19 (45.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (42.86%) Firewall
6 18 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (40.48%) Lumension
7 17 (40.48%) Windows Vista
7 17 (40.48%) McAfee
8 16 (38.10%) DV Cleared
9 15 (35.71%) SCCM
9 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
10 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (33.33%) Windows 10
10 14 (33.33%) HP
11 13 (30.95%) SQL
11 13 (30.95%) Oracle
11 13 (30.95%) QA
12 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
14 9 (21.43%) Validation
14 9 (21.43%) Migration
14 9 (21.43%) AdminStudio
15 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
15 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
16 7 (16.67%) Application Packaging

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Co-occurring 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 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) SAN
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) LTE
4 2 (4.76%) Network Security
5 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) MPLS
5 1 (2.38%) Skype
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MS Access
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.38%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.76%) InstallShield
2 2 (4.76%) WiX
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
2 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Applications Packager
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) MSI Packager
4 3 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Server Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Support Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IP Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.76%) CMDB
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (90.48%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Vista
3 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 14 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
2 9 (21.43%) Migration
2 9 (21.43%) Validation
3 7 (16.67%) Application Packaging
4 6 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
4 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.14%) Defect Management
7 3 (7.14%) Information Security
7 3 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (4.76%) Customer-Centricity
8 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.76%) Fault Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) High Availability
8 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.38%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 13 (30.95%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) DV Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) HND
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.38%) MCSA
6 1 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) QA
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 19 (45.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (11.90%) vSphere
6 2 (4.76%) XenApp
6 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (35.71%) SCCM
2 12 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (4.76%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) MOM
5 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) VMware
2 17 (40.48%) Lumension
2 17 (40.48%) McAfee
3 14 (33.33%) HP
4 13 (30.95%) Oracle
5 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.90%) AppSense
7 3 (7.14%) Citrix
7 3 (7.14%) Google
8 2 (4.76%) Altiris
8 2 (4.76%) EMC
8 2 (4.76%) F5
8 2 (4.76%) Motorola
9 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.38%) Brocade
9 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.38%) Genesys
9 1 (2.38%) NetApp
9 1 (2.38%) RedGate