The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 185 189 184
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 4 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.078% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 1.95% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Average daily rate
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£550 £425 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -13.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £438 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
693 819 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.50% 13.50% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 624 553
Average daily rate £425 £425 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.37 £58.75 £50.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.41% +16.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSBuild Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MSBuild
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSBuild across the City of London region.

MSBuild Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MSBuild also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSBuild.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
3 9 (75.00%) C#
3 9 (75.00%) Subversion
4 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (50.00%) Release Management
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (50.00%) IIS
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
6 5 (41.67%) MVC
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
6 5 (41.67%) NUnit
6 5 (41.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (33.33%) Degree
7 4 (33.33%) XML
7 4 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (25.00%) Linux
8 3 (25.00%) Apache
8 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
8 3 (25.00%) Python
8 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (25.00%) CSS
8 3 (25.00%) Web Services
8 3 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (25.00%) Ant
8 3 (25.00%) C++
8 3 (25.00%) HTML
8 3 (25.00%) Java
8 3 (25.00%) SQL

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MSBuild also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSBuild. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (25.00%) Apache
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Subversion
2 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (41.67%) TeamCity
3 5 (41.67%) NUnit
4 3 (25.00%) Ant
4 3 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (25.00%) MSI
4 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (25.00%) Maven
4 3 (25.00%) Gradle
4 3 (25.00%) Mercurial
4 3 (25.00%) WiX
5 2 (16.67%) MSTest
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) CruiseControl
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Build Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Manager
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) Ajax
4 3 (25.00%) Django
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (16.67%) Ninject
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) WCF
5 2 (16.67%) WPF
6 1 (8.33%) HTML5
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (16.67%) Fixed Income
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Release Management
3 5 (41.67%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Content Management
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) BladeLogic
1 3 (25.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) EPiServer
3 2 (16.67%) Red Gate
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Sun
4 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk