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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 149 183 190
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +7
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 4 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.097% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 0.69% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate £575 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.35% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £495 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £388 £438
% change year-on-year
-29.07% -11.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
410 723 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.03% 14.06% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 578 548
Average daily rate £450 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £46.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -40.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 10 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
2 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) XAML
2 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (80.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) HBase
4 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data
3 2 (40.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (80.00%) WPF Developer
3 3 (60.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 3 (60.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (60.00%) Senior WPF Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Developer - Commodities
4 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (20.00%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
4 1 (20.00%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) LINQ
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
2 4 (80.00%) ADO.NET
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (80.00%) WPF
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Autofac
4 1 (20.00%) AutoMapper
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) XAML
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter