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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 183 196 210
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +14
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 14 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.87% 0.61% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 5
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +25.00%
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
749 820 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.90% 13.90% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 626 637
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -36.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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
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 1 September 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 1 September 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 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (68.42%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) .NET
3 12 (63.16%) TeamCity
4 11 (57.89%) MVC
5 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
7 8 (42.11%) TDD
8 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
8 7 (36.84%) WCF
8 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 7 (36.84%) Scrum
9 6 (31.58%) SQL
9 6 (31.58%) HTML
9 6 (31.58%) SOAP
9 6 (31.58%) Subversion
9 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (31.58%) BDD
9 6 (31.58%) Entity Framework
10 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
10 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (26.32%) NHibernate
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (26.32%) Windows
10 5 (26.32%) SOA
10 5 (26.32%) IIS
11 4 (21.05%) IBM
11 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (26.32%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
3 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (10.53%) NServiceBus
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) SMTP
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) TeamCity
2 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (31.58%) Subversion
3 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 4 (21.05%) NUnit
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
4 2 (10.53%) Log4Net
4 2 (10.53%) ReSharper
4 2 (10.53%) Moq
4 2 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (5.26%) NCrunch
5 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) Fiddler
5 1 (5.26%) Maven
5 1 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (5.26%) Ant
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Private Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Developer
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Environment Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Build Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Build and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
2 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
2 7 (36.84%) WCF
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) SOAP
3 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (31.58%) Entity Framework
4 5 (26.32%) NHibernate
5 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (21.05%) HTML5
5 4 (21.05%) jQuery
5 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (15.79%) OAuth2
6 3 (15.79%) OAuth
6 3 (15.79%) REST
6 3 (15.79%) Middleware
6 3 (15.79%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) LINQ
7 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) MVC
2 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) Scrum
5 6 (31.58%) BDD
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (26.32%) SOA
7 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
8 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 3 (15.79%) OO
8 3 (15.79%) EAI
8 3 (15.79%) OOD
8 3 (15.79%) Migration
8 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.53%) DevOps
9 2 (10.53%) Line Management
9 2 (10.53%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Java
7 1 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (5.26%) XAML
7 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) IBM
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) EPiServer
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Twitter
3 2 (10.53%) Perforce
4 1 (5.26%) DataSynapse
4 1 (5.26%) Solace
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat