Period
to 13 December 2017

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 6 months to 13 December 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 726 716 737
Rank change year-on-year -10 +21 -126
Contract jobs citing MSI 148 166 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 0.97% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 114 105
UK median daily rate £350 £333 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.48% -5.66%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £258
90th Percentile £470 £448 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £310 £325
% change year-on-year +16.94% -4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
UK median hourly rate £45.83 £28.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.68% -20.00% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.83 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +63.68% -20.00% +27.27%

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19294 17121 16368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 16.59% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13451 11482 10917
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 250 355
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £22.16 £23.10
90th Percentile £62.70 £55.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +8.11%

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MSI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 13 December 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 14 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 6 months to 13 December 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
England -18 140 £350 +2.79% 9
UK excluding London +8 101 £363 +16.94% 7
London -30 44 £350 -6.67% 3
South East -7 39 £363 +5.07%
Midlands +43 33 £268 -16.41% 1
West Midlands +37 27 £313 -21.38% 1
North of England +27 14 £400 +53.85% 2
North West +8 8 £600 +60.00% 1
South West +1 7 £400 +25.00%
North East +45 6 £208 -19.90%
East Midlands +2 6 £268 +11.46%
Wales +16 4 £375 +1.35%
East of England -25 3 £550 +98.20% 3
Scotland -20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 137 (92.57%) Windows
2 96 (64.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 94 (63.51%) SCCM
4 87 (58.78%) PowerShell
5 78 (52.70%) Windows 10
6 72 (48.65%) Windows 7
7 71 (47.97%) Microsoft
8 57 (38.51%) Application Packaging
9 52 (35.14%) VBScript
10 51 (34.46%) Migration
11 48 (32.43%) VMware
11 48 (32.43%) Active Directory
12 44 (29.73%) Security Cleared
13 41 (27.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 38 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
15 33 (22.30%) QA
16 27 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (15.54%) SC Cleared
17 23 (15.54%) Windows Server
18 22 (14.86%) Citrix
19 21 (14.19%) SQL
19 21 (14.19%) User Acceptance Testing
19 21 (14.19%) Application Discovery
19 21 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
20 20 (13.51%) Release Management
20 20 (13.51%) WMI
20 20 (13.51%) HP
20 20 (13.51%) WSH
21 18 (12.16%) Office 365
22 17 (11.49%) Windows Vista

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 8 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.38%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (25.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.16%) Office 365
2 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.03%) PaaS
4 2 (1.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) Firewall
2 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.73%) SAN
4 4 (2.70%) DNS
4 4 (2.70%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.03%) DHCP
5 3 (2.03%) LAN
5 3 (2.03%) Skype
6 2 (1.35%) Internet
6 2 (1.35%) LTE
6 2 (1.35%) Network Security
6 2 (1.35%) WAN
7 1 (0.68%) DMZ
7 1 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.68%) HTTP
7 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.68%) Intranet
7 1 (0.68%) LDAP
7 1 (0.68%) MPLS
7 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.35%) MS Access
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.68%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (10.81%) InstallShield
2 12 (8.11%) AdminStudio
3 8 (5.41%) WiX
4 5 (3.38%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.70%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 15 (10.14%) Finance
2 4 (2.70%) Back Office
2 4 (2.70%) Front Office
2 4 (2.70%) Legal
3 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (37.84%) Applications Packager
2 15 (10.14%) Applications Engineer
3 12 (8.11%) Integration Engineer
4 11 (7.43%) Analyst
5 10 (6.76%) Application Integration Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Architect
7 8 (5.41%) Consultant
7 8 (5.41%) MSI Packager
8 7 (4.73%) Administrator
8 7 (4.73%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.73%) Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.05%) SCCM Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared Application Packager
10 5 (3.38%) SCCM Consultant
11 4 (2.70%) Build Engineer
11 4 (2.70%) SharePoint Architect
11 4 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.51%) WSH
2 11 (7.43%) .NET
3 10 (6.76%) Software Packaging
4 9 (6.08%) XML
5 6 (4.05%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.38%) REST
7 3 (2.03%) Web Services
8 2 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.35%) CSS
8 2 (1.35%) Dapper ORM
8 2 (1.35%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.35%) HTML
8 2 (1.35%) jQuery
8 2 (1.35%) MFC
8 2 (1.35%) NHibernate
8 2 (1.35%) OCX
8 2 (1.35%) WCF
8 2 (1.35%) WPF
9 1 (0.68%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
1 3 (2.03%) Device Driver
1 3 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (2.03%) PMI
2 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (1.35%) CMDB
2 2 (1.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
2 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.35%) PKI
2 2 (1.35%) Wiki
3 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.68%) FMCG
3 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 137 (92.57%) Windows
2 78 (52.70%) Windows 10
3 72 (48.65%) Windows 7
4 27 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (15.54%) Windows Server
6 21 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (11.49%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.70%) Linux
9 4 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.03%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.51%) Application Packaging
2 51 (34.46%) Migration
3 21 (14.19%) Application Discovery
3 21 (14.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (13.51%) Release Management
5 16 (10.81%) ITIL
6 15 (10.14%) Validation
7 9 (6.08%) Compatibility Testing
8 7 (4.73%) Application Virtualisation
8 7 (4.73%) Change Management
8 7 (4.73%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (4.05%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (4.05%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.38%) Analytics
10 5 (3.38%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (3.38%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.38%) Software Distribution
10 5 (3.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 87 (58.78%) PowerShell
2 52 (35.14%) VBScript
3 21 (14.19%) SQL
4 12 (8.11%) VB
5 11 (7.43%) C#
6 5 (3.38%) Python
7 2 (1.35%) Java
7 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) Delphi
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) REXX
8 1 (0.68%) Tcl
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.54%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.76%) Degree
5 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.03%) HND
6 3 (2.03%) MCSE
6 3 (2.03%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.35%) MCSA
8 1 (0.68%) MCITP
8 1 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (22.30%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (64.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 48 (32.43%) Active Directory
3 41 (27.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.78%) XenApp
5 9 (6.08%) vSphere
6 8 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.05%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.38%) Terminal Server
9 4 (2.70%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.03%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 94 (63.51%) SCCM
2 20 (13.51%) WMI
3 10 (6.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (5.41%) ThinApp
5 7 (4.73%) WSUS
6 4 (2.70%) AppDNA
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.35%) EdgeSight
8 2 (1.35%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.68%) MOM
9 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (47.97%) Microsoft
2 48 (32.43%) VMware
3 22 (14.86%) Citrix
4 20 (13.51%) HP
5 16 (10.81%) McAfee
6 13 (8.78%) Lumension
7 11 (7.43%) AppSense
8 10 (6.76%) Oracle
9 6 (4.05%) Altiris
10 5 (3.38%) Dell
11 3 (2.03%) EMC
11 3 (2.03%) Google
12 2 (1.35%) Blue Prism
12 2 (1.35%) Cisco
12 2 (1.35%) F5
12 2 (1.35%) Motorola
13 1 (0.68%) Cloudera
13 1 (0.68%) IBM
13 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.68%) Splunk