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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 160 196 197
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +1
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 6 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.29% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 2.19% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 5
Median daily rate £550 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSBuild
London

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
614 777 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.95% 13.11% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 632 619
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £620 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MSBuild as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild 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 City of London region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 6 (75.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (75.00%) Front Office
3 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) Banking
3 6 (75.00%) DevOps
4 5 (62.50%) XAML
4 5 (62.50%) Fixed Income
4 5 (62.50%) WinForms
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (62.50%) WPF
4 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (62.50%) Swaptions
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (62.50%) MVVM
4 5 (62.50%) BDD
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) WCF
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (25.00%) Twitter
6 2 (25.00%) NUnit
6 2 (25.00%) CruiseControl
6 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
6 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) TeamCity
2 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) CruiseControl
3 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) NuGet
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (75.00%) Banking
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
1 6 (75.00%) Front Office
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (50.00%) WPF Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Senior WPF Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) WinForms
2 5 (62.50%) WPF
3 4 (50.00%) WCF
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) LINQ
5 1 (12.50%) Autofac
5 1 (12.50%) AutoMapper
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Fixed Income
1 5 (62.50%) Swaptions
2 1 (12.50%) Derivative
2 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) MVVM
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) XAML
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Icinga
1 1 (12.50%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (12.50%) logstash
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Twitter
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk