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 28 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 145 106
Rank change year-on-year +30 -39  
Contract jobs citing MSI 6 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.033% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 0.22% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Median daily rate £350 £450 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £450 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £285 £338
% change year-on-year +9.64% -15.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +64.70%  

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 334 445 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.07% 14.80% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 269 179
Median daily rate £475 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -18.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.40 £23.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSI in the West Midlands

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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 28 June 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
Birmingham +17 3 £293 -34.97% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £388 -
MSI
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (91.67%) SCCM
3 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (83.33%) Windows
4 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
6 6 (50.00%) Application Packaging
7 5 (41.67%) VMware
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (33.33%) InstallShield
9 3 (25.00%) Citrix
9 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (25.00%) XenApp
9 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
9 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (25.00%) Line Management
9 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (16.67%) High Availability
10 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
10 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation
10 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 2 (16.67%) Migration
10 2 (16.67%) VBScript
10 2 (16.67%) ITIL
10 2 (16.67%) Shell Script

MSI
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Packager
2 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 3 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Packager
4 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Field Applications Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (25.00%) Line Management
3 2 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Application Discovery
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) MCTS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
4 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix