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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 191 192 217
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +25
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 17 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.18% 0.88% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £408 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £362
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
780 796 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.32% 13.71% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 626 613
Average daily rate £450 £450 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSBuild across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

MSBuild Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (77.27%) SQL Server
2 15 (68.18%) .NET
3 14 (63.64%) C#
3 14 (63.64%) TeamCity
4 12 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (50.00%) MVC
6 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
7 8 (36.36%) SQL
7 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
7 8 (36.36%) TDD
7 8 (36.36%) Subversion
8 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
8 7 (31.82%) WCF
8 7 (31.82%) IIS
8 7 (31.82%) Windows
8 7 (31.82%) Scrum
9 6 (27.27%) SOAP
9 6 (27.27%) HTML
9 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
9 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (27.27%) BDD
9 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
10 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
10 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (22.73%) NHibernate
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle
10 5 (22.73%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (31.82%) IIS
2 3 (13.64%) Apache
2 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) MQSeries
2 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (9.09%) NServiceBus
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (77.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
3 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) TeamCity
2 8 (36.36%) Subversion
3 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 4 (18.18%) NUnit
4 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
5 3 (13.64%) Ant
5 3 (13.64%) Maven
5 3 (13.64%) Mercurial
5 3 (13.64%) Gradle
5 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (9.09%) Moq
6 2 (9.09%) JIRA
6 2 (9.09%) ReSharper
6 2 (9.09%) Log4Net
6 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.55%) Selenium
7 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Private Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Environment Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Build Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Build and Release Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.55%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
3 7 (31.82%) WCF
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 6 (27.27%) SOAP
4 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
5 5 (22.73%) NHibernate
6 4 (18.18%) HTML5
6 4 (18.18%) jQuery
6 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (13.64%) OAuth2
7 3 (13.64%) OAuth
7 3 (13.64%) Django
7 3 (13.64%) REST
7 3 (13.64%) Middleware
7 3 (13.64%) CSS
8 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 2 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX
5 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (50.00%) MVC
3 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 7 (31.82%) Scrum
5 6 (27.27%) BDD
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) SOA
7 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
8 3 (13.64%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
8 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.64%) OO
8 3 (13.64%) EAI
8 3 (13.64%) OOD
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) DevOps
8 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.64%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
5 4 (18.18%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
6 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 3 (13.64%) C++
6 3 (13.64%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) XAML
7 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) BladeLogic
2 3 (13.64%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) IBM
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) EPiServer
4 2 (9.09%) Twitter
4 2 (9.09%) Perforce
5 1 (4.55%) DataSynapse
5 1 (4.55%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.55%) Sun
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Solace
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk