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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 152 191 199
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +8
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 2 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.057% 0.091% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.71% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate £588 £538 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.30% +16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £438 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £550 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £438
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -20.00%
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%
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
563 700 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.12% 12.73% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 532 636
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

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 30 April 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
1 6 (100.00%) WCF
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) XAML
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) WPF
3 3 (50.00%) CruiseControl
3 3 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
3 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
2 3 (50.00%) CruiseControl
2 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (66.67%) Senior Developer
4 3 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (50.00%) WPF Developer
5 2 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (33.33%) Senior WPF Developer
6 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (16.67%) C# Developer - Commodities
6 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
2 3 (50.00%) JSON
2 3 (50.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (33.33%) Autofac
3 2 (33.33%) AutoMapper
3 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (16.67%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) BDD
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) SDLC
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (50.00%) XAML
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Twitter