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 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 188 218 218
Rank change year-on-year
+30 0
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 9 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.11% 0.091%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 0.92% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+38.33% -14.28%
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
799 870 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.53% 11.99% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 641 537
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £21.46 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 7 (50.00%) MVC
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
3 7 (50.00%) CSS
4 5 (35.71%) Subversion
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) OO
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Kanban
5 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
5 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) WCF
5 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 4 (28.57%) HTML5
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) CSS3
5 4 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (21.43%) Backbone.js

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Subversion
2 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 3 (21.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (14.29%) WiX
4 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Build Forge
5 1 (7.14%) Ant
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
5 1 (7.14%) Serena SBM
5 1 (7.14%) NUnit
5 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
5 1 (7.14%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Release Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Build and Release Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Build Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Release Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) WCF
3 4 (28.57%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) CSS3
3 4 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 3 (21.43%) Backbone.js
4 3 (21.43%) RESTful
5 2 (14.29%) OOXML
5 2 (14.29%) Lucene
6 1 (7.14%) Spring
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.14%) JSON
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (35.71%) OO
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Kanban
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (21.43%) OOP
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
6 1 (7.14%) UML
6 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (7.14%) Pair Programming
6 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (7.14%) VB
5 1 (7.14%) VB6
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) EPiServer
2 1 (7.14%) Serena
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects