Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 709 679
Rank change year-on-year -9 -30 -144
Contract jobs citing MSI 134 183 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 1.07% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 106 123
UK median daily rate £381 £320 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.14% -4.48% +6.35%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £263
90th Percentile £526 £481 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £300 £338
% change year-on-year +29.17% -11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 2
UK median hourly rate £45.83 £28.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.68% +7.69% -0.34%
10th Percentile £39.75 £27.10 £18.80
90th Percentile £49.00 £33.75 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.83 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +63.68% +7.69% +0.79%

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 17409 17158 15040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.11% 15.88% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11921 11662 9820
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £275
90th Percentile £595 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 277 289
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £42.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.18% +1.33%
10th Percentile £28.68 £26.14 £21.79
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.19% +7.01% +4.67%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +3 125 £388 +20.16% 9
UK excluding London -16 98 £388 +29.17% 5
South East +28 43 £435 +24.29% 2
London +18 33 £390 +4.00% 4
Midlands +34 20 £313 +32.98% 2
West Midlands +54 19 £314 -37.25% 2
North of England +21 18 £375 +44.23%
North West +29 9 £375 -20.21%
North East +25 8 £378 +45.19%
South West +7 7 £413 +28.91% 1
Scotland +12 6 £390 +49.28%
East of England -10 4 - -
Yorkshire +32 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 £238 +5.56%

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 114 (85.07%) Windows
2 86 (64.18%) SCCM
3 73 (54.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 56 (41.79%) Microsoft
5 52 (38.81%) PowerShell
6 49 (36.57%) Active Directory
7 48 (35.82%) Application Packaging
8 46 (34.33%) Windows 7
9 45 (33.58%) Windows 10
10 44 (32.84%) Security Cleared
11 37 (27.61%) Migration
12 33 (24.63%) VMware
13 29 (21.64%) VBScript
14 28 (20.90%) Windows Vista
15 27 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (18.66%) ITIL
18 23 (17.16%) Citrix
18 23 (17.16%) SC Cleared
18 23 (17.16%) Release Management
19 22 (16.42%) SQL
20 21 (15.67%) Finance
21 20 (14.93%) VB
21 20 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
21 20 (14.93%) DV Cleared
22 19 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
22 19 (14.18%) Windows Server
23 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
23 17 (12.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
23 17 (12.69%) InstallShield

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 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.24%) IIS
3 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (7.46%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.94%) Office 365
2 3 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (2.24%) Datadog
3 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.96%) Firewall
2 8 (5.97%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.48%) DNS
3 6 (4.48%) HTTPS
4 5 (3.73%) HTTP
4 5 (3.73%) SSL
5 4 (2.99%) LAN
5 4 (2.99%) SAN
6 2 (1.49%) DHCP
6 2 (1.49%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.49%) LTE
6 2 (1.49%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.49%) WAN
7 1 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.75%) FTP
7 1 (0.75%) Network Security
7 1 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.75%) Skype
7 1 (0.75%) VLAN
7 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) MySQL
2 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.24%) Redis
3 3 (2.24%) Riak
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.49%) MS Access
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (12.69%) InstallShield
2 10 (7.46%) WiX
3 6 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.73%) AdminStudio
4 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.24%) Apache Archiva
5 3 (2.24%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.24%) GitLab
5 3 (2.24%) NuGet
5 3 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.24%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.24%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (1.49%) Hudson
6 2 (1.49%) NUnit
6 2 (1.49%) Selenium
6 2 (1.49%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.75%) InstallAnywhere
General
1 21 (15.67%) Finance
2 6 (4.48%) Legal
3 4 (2.99%) Law
4 1 (0.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.75%) Back Office
4 1 (0.75%) Front Office
4 1 (0.75%) Local Government
4 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (20.90%) Applications Packager
2 13 (9.70%) Test Manager
3 12 (8.96%) Architect
4 11 (8.21%) Applications Engineer
4 11 (8.21%) Desktop Support
4 11 (8.21%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Analyst
5 9 (6.72%) Developer
6 8 (5.97%) Consultant
7 7 (5.22%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.48%) Application Integration Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Applications Architect
9 5 (3.73%) E-Business Manager
9 5 (3.73%) Office 365 Architect
9 5 (3.73%) SCCM Consultant
9 5 (3.73%) SCCM Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Software Packager
9 5 (3.73%) UAT Manager
9 5 (3.73%) UAT Test Manager
9 5 (3.73%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.21%) Software Packaging
2 9 (6.72%) .NET
2 9 (6.72%) WSH
3 7 (5.22%) XML
4 5 (3.73%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.73%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.24%) Ajax
5 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (2.24%) Breeze.js
5 3 (2.24%) Durandal
5 3 (2.24%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.24%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.24%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.24%) jQuery
5 3 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (2.24%) Spring
5 3 (2.24%) WCF
5 3 (2.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.49%) PMI
3 1 (0.75%) CMDB
3 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
3 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 114 (85.07%) Windows
2 46 (34.33%) Windows 7
3 45 (33.58%) Windows 10
4 28 (20.90%) Windows Vista
5 26 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (14.18%) Windows Server
7 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (7.46%) Linux
9 9 (6.72%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.24%) CentOS
11 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.82%) Application Packaging
2 37 (27.61%) Migration
3 25 (18.66%) ITIL
4 23 (17.16%) Release Management
5 19 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (11.19%) Configuration Management
7 12 (8.96%) Application Discovery
8 11 (8.21%) PRINCE2
9 10 (7.46%) Patch Management
10 8 (5.97%) Data Migration
10 8 (5.97%) Software Distribution
11 7 (5.22%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (5.22%) Test Scripting
12 6 (4.48%) Application Virtualisation
12 6 (4.48%) Integration Testing
12 6 (4.48%) Project Management
13 5 (3.73%) Change Management
13 5 (3.73%) Line Management
13 5 (3.73%) Prototyping
13 5 (3.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.81%) PowerShell
2 29 (21.64%) VBScript
3 22 (16.42%) SQL
4 20 (14.93%) VB
5 12 (8.96%) C#
6 5 (3.73%) Java
6 5 (3.73%) REXX
6 5 (3.73%) Tcl
7 4 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.24%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) Delphi
9 1 (0.75%) Perl
9 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (32.84%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.93%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.97%) Degree
5 7 (5.22%) ISEB
6 3 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.49%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.75%) HND
8 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.75%) MCSA
8 1 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.19%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (54.48%) Microsoft App-V
2 49 (36.57%) Active Directory
3 27 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.97%) XenApp
5 5 (3.73%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.24%) Docker
6 3 (2.24%) vSphere
7 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 86 (64.18%) SCCM
2 17 (12.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (6.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (6.72%) WMI
4 5 (3.73%) WSUS
5 4 (2.99%) AppDNA
6 3 (2.24%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (2.24%) ThinApp
7 2 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.49%) Netcool
8 1 (0.75%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.75%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 33 (24.63%) VMware
3 23 (17.16%) Citrix
4 16 (11.94%) Oracle
5 11 (8.21%) Lumension
5 11 (8.21%) McAfee
6 9 (6.72%) HP
7 8 (5.97%) AppSense
8 5 (3.73%) Intel
9 3 (2.24%) Altiris
9 3 (2.24%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.24%) DevExpress
9 3 (2.24%) Dynatrace
9 3 (2.24%) Motorola
9 3 (2.24%) New Relic
10 2 (1.49%) EMC
10 2 (1.49%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.49%) F5
10 2 (1.49%) Remedy
11 1 (0.75%) BMC