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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 590 531
Rank change year-on-year +64 -59  
Contract jobs citing MSI 69 71 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.90% 0.85% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 74
Median daily rate £390 £320 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £487 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £338
% change year-on-year +33.33% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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 7685 8330 7207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.16% 15.27% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5223 5721 4697
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 £322 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £368
% change year-on-year +1.25% +8.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 131 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £47.10 £45.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.39%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +54 64 £395 +20.61% 9
South East +46 23 £475 +26.66%
London +40 20 £390 +11.42% 3
Milton Keynes - 18 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 18 £525 -
West Midlands +32 8 £324 -28.03%
City of London +4 7 £365 -30.47% 1
Hampshire +17 5 £400 -15.78%
North West +27 4 £375 -23.85% 1
Birmingham +19 4 £273 -39.39%
Scotland +38 3 £358 +19.16%
South West +12 3 £388 +51.96% 3
Hertfordshire +6 3 - - 1
East of England +1 3 - - 2
Cheshire - 3 £375 -
Warwickshire - 3 £388 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £388 -
Warrington - 2 £375 -
Basingstoke - 2 £152 -
Bristol - 2 £388 - 2
Glasgow - 2 £275 -
Erskine +43 1 £440 +53.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne +42 1 £400 +70.21%
Renfrewshire +42 1 £440 +53.71%
Tyne and Wear +39 1 £400 +70.21%
North East +33 1 £400 +70.21%
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
Hook +14 1 £470 -1.05%
Manchester +11 1 - - 1
Andover +1 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 122 (85.92%) Windows
2 87 (61.27%) SCCM
3 80 (56.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 65 (45.77%) PowerShell
5 58 (40.85%) Windows 7
6 50 (35.21%) Microsoft
7 49 (34.51%) Active Directory
8 47 (33.10%) Security Cleared
9 44 (30.99%) Windows 10
10 43 (30.28%) Application Packaging
11 36 (25.35%) Citrix
12 35 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (23.94%) Windows Server
14 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (21.13%) Migration
14 30 (21.13%) VBScript
14 30 (21.13%) VB
15 29 (20.42%) SC Cleared
16 28 (19.72%) ITIL
17 26 (18.31%) Finance
18 24 (16.90%) Windows Vista
19 23 (16.20%) VMware
20 22 (15.49%) Linux
20 22 (15.49%) Patch Management
21 21 (14.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 20 (14.08%) Release Management
22 20 (14.08%) DV Cleared
23 19 (13.38%) SQL
23 19 (13.38%) Software Distribution
24 18 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (2.11%) IIS
1 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.41%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (7.04%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.93%) Office 365
3 3 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.11%) Datadog
4 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.97%) HTTPS
1 17 (11.97%) SSL
2 14 (9.86%) TCP/IP
3 13 (9.15%) Firewall
4 12 (8.45%) HTTP
5 6 (4.23%) DNS
6 3 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.11%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.41%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.41%) LAN
7 2 (1.41%) SMS
7 2 (1.41%) WAN
8 1 (0.70%) DHCP
8 1 (0.70%) FTP
8 1 (0.70%) Internet
8 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.70%) Network Security
8 1 (0.70%) SAN
8 1 (0.70%) VLAN
8 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.82%) MySQL
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.11%) Redis
4 3 (2.11%) Riak
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.41%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.41%) Impala
5 2 (1.41%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.70%) Big Data
6 1 (0.70%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (11.27%) InstallShield
2 9 (6.34%) AdminStudio
2 9 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.93%) GitLab
4 6 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.52%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.52%) WiX
6 3 (2.11%) Apache Archiva
6 3 (2.11%) Artifactory
6 3 (2.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.11%) NuGet
6 3 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.11%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.41%) Hudson
7 2 (1.41%) NUnit
7 2 (1.41%) Selenium
7 2 (1.41%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.41%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.70%) Inno Setup
General
1 26 (18.31%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Legal
3 3 (2.11%) Law
3 3 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) Advertising
4 2 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (25.35%) Applications Packager
2 17 (11.97%) Desktop Support
3 13 (9.15%) Test Manager
4 9 (6.34%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (5.63%) Architect
5 8 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (4.93%) Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) Software Packager
8 5 (3.52%) Applications Architect
8 5 (3.52%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) Consultant
8 5 (3.52%) E-Business Manager
8 5 (3.52%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.52%) UAT Manager
8 5 (3.52%) UAT Test Manager
9 4 (2.82%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (2.82%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.82%) .NET
2 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (2.11%) Breeze.js
3 3 (2.11%) Durandal
3 3 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.11%) Entity Framework
3 3 (2.11%) Express
3 3 (2.11%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.11%) jQuery
3 3 (2.11%) Kendo UI
3 3 (2.11%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (2.11%) Spring
3 3 (2.11%) WCF
3 3 (2.11%) Web Services
3 3 (2.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.52%) Fat Client
1 5 (3.52%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.82%) Wiki
3 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.11%) User Experience
4 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 122 (85.92%) Windows
2 58 (40.85%) Windows 7
3 44 (30.99%) Windows 10
4 35 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (23.94%) Windows Server
6 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (16.90%) Windows Vista
8 22 (15.49%) Linux
9 16 (11.27%) Windows XP
10 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (4.93%) Windows 8
12 6 (4.23%) Unix
13 3 (2.11%) CentOS
13 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.28%) Application Packaging
2 30 (21.13%) Migration
3 28 (19.72%) ITIL
4 22 (15.49%) Patch Management
5 20 (14.08%) Release Management
6 19 (13.38%) Software Distribution
7 18 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (11.97%) Configuration Management
9 12 (8.45%) Prototyping
9 12 (8.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 11 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (6.34%) PRINCE2
12 8 (5.63%) Integration Testing
12 8 (5.63%) Test Scripting
13 7 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (4.93%) Validation
14 6 (4.23%) Data Migration
14 6 (4.23%) DevOps
14 6 (4.23%) Functional Testing
14 6 (4.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 65 (45.77%) PowerShell
2 30 (21.13%) VB
2 30 (21.13%) VBScript
3 19 (13.38%) SQL
4 13 (9.15%) Tcl
5 12 (8.45%) REXX
6 7 (4.93%) C#
6 7 (4.93%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.23%) Java
7 6 (4.23%) Python
8 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.11%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (33.10%) Security Cleared
2 29 (20.42%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.08%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.93%) ISEB
5 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.82%) Degree
7 3 (2.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.41%) MCSA
8 2 (1.41%) MCTS
8 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.70%) GISP
9 1 (0.70%) MCDST
9 1 (0.70%) MCITP
9 1 (0.70%) MCP
9 1 (0.70%) MCSE
9 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (56.34%) Microsoft App-V
2 49 (34.51%) Active Directory
3 16 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.45%) XenDesktop
5 11 (7.75%) XenApp
6 8 (5.63%) vSphere
7 6 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (3.52%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.82%) Docker
10 3 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.70%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 87 (61.27%) SCCM
2 21 (14.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (6.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.23%) Puppet
5 4 (2.82%) AppDNA
5 4 (2.82%) Sysprep
5 4 (2.82%) WSUS
5 4 (2.82%) yum
6 3 (2.11%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.11%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.41%) Netcool
7 2 (1.41%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.70%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 36 (25.35%) Citrix
3 23 (16.20%) VMware
4 12 (8.45%) Oracle
5 10 (7.04%) AppSense
6 9 (6.34%) HP
7 5 (3.52%) Intel
7 5 (3.52%) Lumension
7 5 (3.52%) McAfee
8 4 (2.82%) Altiris
8 4 (2.82%) LANDesk
8 4 (2.82%) Symantec
9 3 (2.11%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.11%) BMC
9 3 (2.11%) Dell
9 3 (2.11%) DevExpress
9 3 (2.11%) Dynatrace
9 3 (2.11%) EMC
9 3 (2.11%) New Relic
10 2 (1.41%) Cloudera
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