Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 261 365 356
Rank change year-on-year +104 -9 -44
Contract jobs citing MSI 13 19 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.61% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 9
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +3.81%
10th Percentile £309 £270 £269
90th Percentile £465 £498 £502
England median daily rate £354 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -11.56% +23.08% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
England median hourly rate - £36.34 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +45.34% -

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 1,337 3,105 3,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.02% 19.71% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 1,964 1,855
Median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +12.36%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £311
90th Percentile £576 £588 £578
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 49 71
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £37.90 £29.00
90th Percentile £55.75 £57.75 £67.25
Median hourly rate £40.75 £43.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year -5.23% -3.91% +9.15%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for MSI in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MSI in the South East.

Daily rate trend for MSI in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MSI in the South East over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MSI in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MSI in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for MSI in the South East

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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 7 April 2020. 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 +61 8 £440 +17.33% 1
Thames Valley +44 4 £313 +20.19% 1
Berkshire +41 3 £300 - 1
West Sussex +28 1 £330 +38.95%
Oxfordshire +18 1 £325 +25.00%
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England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for MSI.

1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) PowerShell
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) VMware
4 8 (61.54%) McAfee
4 8 (61.54%) Lumension
5 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
5 7 (53.85%) SQL
5 7 (53.85%) Oracle
5 7 (53.85%) Firewall
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (30.77%) SCCM
8 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 3 (23.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (23.08%) HP
9 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
10 2 (15.38%) Service Management
10 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
10 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
11 1 (7.69%) Public Sector

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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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) AdminStudio
1 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
1 1 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Applications Packager
1 5 (38.46%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) MSI Packager
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Application Packaging
2 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Development
3 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) PowerShell
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
1 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Lumension
2 8 (61.54%) McAfee
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Fujitsu
6 1 (7.69%) Micro Focus