Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 689 710 764
Rank change year-on-year +21 +54 -119
Contract jobs citing MSI 190 136 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 0.86% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 94 83
UK median daily rate £325 £381 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +15.53% -2.22%
10th Percentile £215 £275 £232
90th Percentile £465 £496 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £390 £300
% change year-on-year -20.26% +30.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 12
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £28.50

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 19,719 15,785 15,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.71% 17.31% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,495 10,708 10,816
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £292
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 319 316
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.50 £23.95 £28.00
90th Percentile £65.68 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year - +0.12% +13.20%

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 21 June 2018.

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 15 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 21 June 2018. 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 -16 151 £350 -6.67% 18
UK excluding London +27 122 £311 -20.26% 15
London -8 67 £353 -3.42% 3
Scotland -15 36 £283 -30.25%
South East -35 25 £420 +12.00% 2
North of England -21 23 £340 -13.86% 5
Midlands -4 21 £306 -11.13% 3
North West +1 17 £350 -17.65% 3
West Midlands -12 11 £313 -16.67% 3
East Midlands +8 10 £265 +11.58%
East of England +6 8 £238 -17.39% 2
South West +10 7 £325 -16.13% 3
Yorkshire -8 5 - - 1
Wales -3 3 £313 -3.85%
North East -6 1 £300 -23.08% 1

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 with a requirement for MSI.

1 176 (92.63%) Windows
2 129 (67.89%) SCCM
3 127 (66.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 109 (57.37%) Microsoft
4 109 (57.37%) PowerShell
5 89 (46.84%) Windows 10
6 86 (45.26%) Active Directory
7 75 (39.47%) Windows 7
8 71 (37.37%) Application Packaging
9 67 (35.26%) Security Cleared
10 57 (30.00%) VMware
11 55 (28.95%) Citrix
12 46 (24.21%) VBScript
13 44 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 43 (22.63%) Ivanti
14 43 (22.63%) Windows Server
15 42 (22.11%) SC Cleared
15 42 (22.11%) SQL
16 38 (20.00%) XenApp
17 36 (18.95%) User Acceptance Testing
18 33 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
19 32 (16.84%) XenDesktop
20 28 (14.74%) Finance
21 26 (13.68%) McAfee
22 25 (13.16%) VB
23 24 (12.63%) AdminStudio
23 24 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
24 23 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
25 22 (11.58%) Migration
25 22 (11.58%) ITIL

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 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.16%) Confluence
3 4 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.11%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.11%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.05%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.11%) HipChat
2 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.58%) NUKE
3 3 (1.58%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.95%) Office 365
2 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.26%) PaaS
4 8 (4.21%) IaaS
5 3 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.05%) Slack
6 2 (1.05%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.00%) Firewall
2 18 (9.47%) DHCP
2 18 (9.47%) DNS
3 11 (5.79%) Internet
4 9 (4.74%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.11%) IPsec
5 4 (2.11%) Skype
6 2 (1.05%) Intranet
6 2 (1.05%) LAN
6 2 (1.05%) SAN
7 1 (0.53%) DMZ
7 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.53%) NAS
7 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.53%) SMS
7 1 (0.53%) WAN
7 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.11%) Big Data
2 4 (2.11%) MySQL
2 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.58%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (12.63%) AdminStudio
2 21 (11.05%) InstallShield
3 11 (5.79%) JIRA
4 7 (3.68%) WiX
5 6 (3.16%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.58%) Android Studio
6 3 (1.58%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.05%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.05%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.05%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.05%) Maven
7 2 (1.05%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.05%) Subversion
7 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.05%) WinDbg
General
1 28 (14.74%) Finance
2 11 (5.79%) Publishing
3 6 (3.16%) Banking
4 4 (2.11%) Law
4 4 (2.11%) Legal
4 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.58%) Electronics
5 3 (1.58%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.58%) Marketing
5 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.05%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Back Office
7 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (39.47%) Applications Packager
2 22 (11.58%) Analyst
3 17 (8.95%) Desktop Support
4 11 (5.79%) SCCM Engineer
5 9 (4.74%) Applications Engineer
5 9 (4.74%) Consultant
6 8 (4.21%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (3.68%) Administrator
7 7 (3.68%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (3.16%) Developer
8 6 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (3.16%) UI Developer
8 6 (3.16%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) Architect
9 5 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) SC Cleared Application Packager
9 5 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (2.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (2.11%) SCCM Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.37%) .NET
2 10 (5.26%) Web Services
3 8 (4.21%) WPF
4 7 (3.68%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.16%) Angular 2
5 6 (3.16%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (3.16%) CSS
5 6 (3.16%) Dapper ORM
5 6 (3.16%) Entity Framework
5 6 (3.16%) HTML
5 6 (3.16%) MFC
5 6 (3.16%) NHibernate
5 6 (3.16%) WCF
6 5 (2.63%) REST
6 5 (2.63%) XML
7 4 (2.11%) JSON
7 4 (2.11%) OAuth
7 4 (2.11%) SAML
8 3 (1.58%) Anaconda
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.16%) PKI
3 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.11%) Wiki
4 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 176 (92.63%) Windows
2 89 (46.84%) Windows 10
3 75 (39.47%) Windows 7
4 43 (22.63%) Windows Server
5 33 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (8.42%) Windows Vista
8 10 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.74%) Android
10 6 (3.16%) Apple iOS
10 6 (3.16%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.11%) Unix
11 4 (2.11%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.05%) Linux
13 1 (0.53%) VMS
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (37.37%) Application Packaging
2 36 (18.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (11.58%) ITIL
4 22 (11.58%) Migration
5 19 (10.00%) Software Distribution
6 16 (8.42%) Software Delivery
7 13 (6.84%) Deployment Automation
7 13 (6.84%) Personalization
8 12 (6.32%) Application Virtualisation
9 10 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (4.74%) Release Management
10 9 (4.74%) Time Management
11 8 (4.21%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.21%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.21%) Workflow
12 7 (3.68%) Software Deployment
12 7 (3.68%) Test Scripting
13 6 (3.16%) Application Discovery
13 6 (3.16%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (57.37%) PowerShell
2 46 (24.21%) VBScript
3 42 (22.11%) SQL
4 25 (13.16%) VB
5 17 (8.95%) T-SQL
6 13 (6.84%) C#
7 7 (3.68%) Python
8 6 (3.16%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.16%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.63%) Java
10 3 (1.58%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.05%) XAML
Qualifications
1 67 (35.26%) Security Cleared
2 42 (22.11%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.47%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.63%) Degree
5 5 (2.63%) MCP
6 4 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.58%) HNC
7 3 (1.58%) HND
8 2 (1.05%) MCSE
9 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.53%) MCDST
9 1 (0.53%) MCITP
9 1 (0.53%) MCSA
9 1 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.84%) QA
2 8 (4.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 127 (66.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 86 (45.26%) Active Directory
3 44 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (20.00%) XenApp
5 32 (16.84%) XenDesktop
6 18 (9.47%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (6.84%) XenServer
8 11 (5.79%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (5.79%) vSphere
9 10 (5.26%) Hyper-V
9 10 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.58%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.58%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.05%) Docker
11 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 129 (67.89%) SCCM
2 20 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (5.79%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (5.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (4.21%) vCenter Server
5 7 (3.68%) WSUS
6 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.05%) Ansible
7 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.05%) PowerCLI
7 2 (1.05%) Puppet
7 2 (1.05%) SCOM
7 2 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.53%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.53%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.53%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 109 (57.37%) Microsoft
2 57 (30.00%) VMware
3 55 (28.95%) Citrix
4 43 (22.63%) Ivanti
5 26 (13.68%) McAfee
6 15 (7.89%) Lumension
6 15 (7.89%) Oracle
6 15 (7.89%) Symantec
7 11 (5.79%) HP
8 10 (5.26%) Apple
8 10 (5.26%) ServiceNow
9 7 (3.68%) Altiris
10 6 (3.16%) Lotus
11 5 (2.63%) Gemalto
11 5 (2.63%) IBM
11 5 (2.63%) Splunk
12 4 (2.11%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.11%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.11%) Cloudera
12 4 (2.11%) Infoblox