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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 250 242
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs citing MSI 16 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.13% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.25% 0.91% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 19
Median daily rate £300 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £303 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £285 £338
% change year-on-year +20.00% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +67.64%  

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 1277 1312 1208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.49% 14.64% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 803 738
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 23
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Hampshire +13 6 £247 -31.86%
Buckinghamshire -9 6 £500 +69.49%
Surrey +9 2 £275 -26.66%
Berkshire +18 1 £300 -3.22%
West Sussex +15 1 £300 -14.28%
MSI
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (95.24%) Windows
2 34 (80.95%) Security Cleared
3 25 (59.52%) SCCM
4 24 (57.14%) Windows Vista
5 19 (45.24%) DV Cleared
5 19 (45.24%) ITIL
6 18 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
8 16 (38.10%) Application Packaging
9 15 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (35.71%) Migration
9 15 (35.71%) Windows 10
10 14 (33.33%) Oracle
11 13 (30.95%) PowerShell
12 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
12 11 (26.19%) Release Management
13 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (23.81%) Oracle EBS R12
13 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
13 10 (23.81%) Oracle EBS
13 10 (23.81%) Finance
14 9 (21.43%) Firewall
14 9 (21.43%) VMware
14 9 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (21.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
14 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
14 9 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (19.05%) Lumension

MSI
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 2 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.14%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) SMS
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Hudson
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) NUnit
2 2 (4.76%) Selenium
2 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) WiX
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 8 (19.05%) Applications Packager
2 8 (19.05%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Applications Architect
3 5 (11.90%) E-Business Manager
3 5 (11.90%) UAT Manager
3 5 (11.90%) UAT Test Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Applications Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Integration Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Migration Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Mobility Architect
6 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.76%) Ajax
1 2 (4.76%) AppFabric
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 2 (4.76%) Breeze.js
1 2 (4.76%) Durandal
1 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
1 2 (4.76%) Express
1 2 (4.76%) jQuery
1 2 (4.76%) Kendo UI
1 2 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (4.76%) SignalR
1 2 (4.76%) Unity DI Container
1 2 (4.76%) WCF
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
1 2 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
1 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (95.24%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Vista
3 15 (35.71%) Windows 10
4 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) ITIL
2 16 (38.10%) Application Packaging
3 15 (35.71%) Migration
3 15 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Release Management
5 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 5 (11.90%) Project Management
9 4 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Validation
10 3 (7.14%) Defect Management
10 3 (7.14%) Information Security
11 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (4.76%) Full Text Search
11 2 (4.76%) Programme Delivery
11 2 (4.76%) Service Design
11 2 (4.76%) Swim Lanes
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) VB
3 5 (11.90%) VBScript
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 19 (45.24%) DV Cleared
3 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
4 7 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 2 (4.76%) MCSE
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
3 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (59.52%) SCCM
2 9 (21.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.76%) AppDNA
3 2 (4.76%) Netcool
4 1 (2.38%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Lumension
3 8 (19.05%) McAfee
4 7 (16.67%) Citrix
5 6 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (7.14%) AppSense
7 2 (4.76%) DevExpress
7 2 (4.76%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.76%) Remedy
8 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.38%) CommVault
8 1 (2.38%) EMC
8 1 (2.38%) Genesys
8 1 (2.38%) Motorola
8 1 (2.38%) NetApp