The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 564 523
Rank change year-on-year +17 -41  
Contract jobs citing MSI 68 81 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 0.97% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 67
Median daily rate £373 £291 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.22% -13.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £223 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £395 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £288 £338
% change year-on-year +18.85% -14.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Median hourly rate - £28.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +67.64%  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8258 8338 7465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.62% 15.46% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5649 5746 4927
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 125 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in the UK

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSI in the UK

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in the UK

MSI
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +36 62 £375 +30.43% 6
London +22 22 £383 +10.86% 1
South East +29 20 £300 -14.28% 1
City of London +12 9 £325 -18.75%
West Midlands +33 8 £344 -23.61% 1
Hampshire +15 8 £342 -5.65%
Milton Keynes -6 8 £500 +69.49%
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £500 +69.49%
North West +28 5 £344 -30.55%
Scotland +32 4 £275 - 1
Birmingham +16 4 £273 -39.39% 1
Hook +14 4 £342 -2.28%
Hertfordshire +3 4 - - 1
East of England -4 4 - - 2
Cheshire - 4 £344 -
Warrington - 3 £344 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £388 -
Warwickshire - 3 £388 -
South West +12 2 £375 +47.05% 1
Surrey +6 2 £275 -26.66%
Guildford -1 2 £275 -26.66%
Basingstoke - 2 £152 -
Glasgow - 2 £275 -
Renfrewshire +52 1 - -
Erskine +51 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +47 1 £400 +70.21%
Tyne and Wear +46 1 £400 +70.21%
North East +38 1 £400 +70.21%
West Sussex +15 1 £300 -14.28%
Berkshire +15 1 £300 -3.22%

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for MSI.

1 120 (88.89%) Windows
2 80 (59.26%) SCCM
3 74 (54.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 60 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 55 (40.74%) Windows 7
6 50 (37.04%) Active Directory
7 49 (36.30%) Security Cleared
8 47 (34.81%) Windows 10
9 45 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 44 (32.59%) Application Packaging
11 37 (27.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (23.70%) Citrix
13 31 (22.96%) SC Cleared
13 31 (22.96%) Windows Server
14 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (20.74%) VB
15 27 (20.00%) ITIL
15 27 (20.00%) Windows Vista
16 26 (19.26%) Migration
17 24 (17.78%) Finance
17 24 (17.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 23 (17.04%) Configuration Management
18 23 (17.04%) SQL
18 23 (17.04%) Linux
18 23 (17.04%) VBScript
19 22 (16.30%) VMware
20 19 (14.07%) HTTPS
20 19 (14.07%) SSL
20 19 (14.07%) DV Cleared
20 19 (14.07%) Patch Management

MSI
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (2.22%) IIS
1 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.93%) Office 365
2 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.22%) Datadog
4 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.07%) HTTPS
1 19 (14.07%) SSL
2 14 (10.37%) HTTP
3 10 (7.41%) Firewall
4 9 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.96%) DNS
6 3 (2.22%) LAN
6 3 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.22%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.48%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.48%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.48%) SAN
7 2 (1.48%) SMS
7 2 (1.48%) WAN
8 1 (0.74%) DHCP
8 1 (0.74%) FTP
8 1 (0.74%) Network Security
8 1 (0.74%) VLAN
8 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.96%) MySQL
2 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.22%) Redis
3 3 (2.22%) Riak
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (11.85%) InstallShield
2 9 (6.67%) AdminStudio
2 9 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.19%) GitLab
4 6 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.44%) WiX
5 3 (2.22%) Apache Archiva
5 3 (2.22%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.22%) NuGet
5 3 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.48%) Hudson
6 2 (1.48%) NUnit
6 2 (1.48%) Selenium
6 2 (1.48%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.48%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.74%) InstallAnywhere
General
1 24 (17.78%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Legal
3 3 (2.22%) Law
4 2 (1.48%) Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (24.44%) Applications Packager
2 13 (9.63%) Test Manager
3 10 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 9 (6.67%) Analyst
5 8 (5.93%) Architect
6 6 (4.44%) Consultant
6 6 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) Applications Architect
7 5 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) Developer
7 5 (3.70%) E-Business Manager
7 5 (3.70%) Software Packager
7 5 (3.70%) UAT Manager
7 5 (3.70%) UAT Test Manager
8 4 (2.96%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (2.96%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Security Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.93%) Software Packaging
2 5 (3.70%) .NET
2 5 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.22%) Ajax
3 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (2.22%) Breeze.js
3 3 (2.22%) Durandal
3 3 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.22%) Entity Framework
3 3 (2.22%) Express
3 3 (2.22%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.22%) jQuery
3 3 (2.22%) Kendo UI
3 3 (2.22%) Spring
3 3 (2.22%) WCF
3 3 (2.22%) Web Services
3 3 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.70%) Fat Client
1 5 (3.70%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.96%) Wiki
3 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.74%) iPad
4 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 120 (88.89%) Windows
2 55 (40.74%) Windows 7
3 47 (34.81%) Windows 10
4 37 (27.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (22.96%) Windows Server
6 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (20.00%) Windows Vista
8 23 (17.04%) Linux
9 18 (13.33%) Windows XP
10 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (5.19%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.96%) Unix
13 3 (2.22%) CentOS
13 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (32.59%) Application Packaging
2 27 (20.00%) ITIL
3 26 (19.26%) Migration
4 23 (17.04%) Configuration Management
5 19 (14.07%) Patch Management
6 18 (13.33%) Software Distribution
6 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (12.59%) Release Management
8 14 (10.37%) Prototyping
8 14 (10.37%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 10 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.67%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.19%) Test Scripting
11 7 (5.19%) Validation
12 6 (4.44%) Application Virtualisation
12 6 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (4.44%) Data Migration
12 6 (4.44%) Defect Management
12 6 (4.44%) Functional Testing
12 6 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 28 (20.74%) VB
3 23 (17.04%) SQL
3 23 (17.04%) VBScript
4 15 (11.11%) Tcl
5 14 (10.37%) REXX
6 8 (5.93%) C#
7 7 (5.19%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.96%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.96%) Java
8 4 (2.96%) Python
9 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.22%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (36.30%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.96%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.07%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.19%) ISEB
5 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.22%) Degree
6 3 (2.22%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.48%) MCSE
8 1 (0.74%) MCITP
8 1 (0.74%) MCSA
8 1 (0.74%) MCTS
8 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (54.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 50 (37.04%) Active Directory
3 18 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.89%) XenApp
4 12 (8.89%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (3.70%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.22%) Docker
7 3 (2.22%) vSphere
8 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 80 (59.26%) SCCM
2 24 (17.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.96%) AppDNA
4 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.96%) Puppet
4 4 (2.96%) yum
5 3 (2.22%) BladeLogic
5 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.22%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.22%) ThinApp
6 2 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.48%) Netcool
7 1 (0.74%) Ansible
7 1 (0.74%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 32 (23.70%) Citrix
3 22 (16.30%) VMware
4 14 (10.37%) Oracle
5 13 (9.63%) AppSense
6 9 (6.67%) HP
7 8 (5.93%) Lumension
7 8 (5.93%) McAfee
8 6 (4.44%) Intel
9 5 (3.70%) Altiris
10 3 (2.22%) AppDynamics
10 3 (2.22%) BMC
10 3 (2.22%) Dell
10 3 (2.22%) DevExpress
10 3 (2.22%) Dynatrace
10 3 (2.22%) EMC
10 3 (2.22%) New Relic
10 3 (2.22%) Symantec
11 2 (1.48%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.48%) Remedy