The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 123 119
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4  
Contract jobs citing MSI 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.075% 0.080%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 0.48% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £349 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +18.51% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 304 421 226
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.19% 15.69% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 221 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

MSI
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSI in the West Midlands

MSI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSI in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSI in the West Midlands

MSI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in the West Midlands

MSI
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSI within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Shropshire +35 3 £425 -
Birmingham -1 2 £263 - 1
MSI
England

MSI
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MSI.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (81.82%) SCCM
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) InstallShield
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Line Management
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) High Availability
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) CyberArk
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
6 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Intel
6 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines

MSI
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Software Packager
2 2 (18.18%) Applications Packager
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) CyberArk Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Field Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Line Management
2 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 2 (18.18%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Application Discovery
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) MCTS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) CyberArk
3 2 (18.18%) Intel
3 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
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