The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 531 523 523
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 58 54 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.100%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 0.82% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 40
Average daily rate
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£378 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £395 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSBuild
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7444 6584 5761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.01% 13.08% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4958 4264 3771
Average daily rate £405 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 119 122
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSBuild Jobs Demand Trend in England

MSBuild
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSBuild across the England region.

MSBuild Daily Rate Trend in England

MSBuild
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSBuild across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MSBuild Daily Rate Histogram in England

MSBuild
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild across the England region.

MSBuild Hourly Rate Trend in England

MSBuild
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +42 39 £380 -5.00% 4
South East -17 16 £336 -18.97%
North West -30 2 £475 +58.33% 2
South West - 1 £330 -
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MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 87 (81.31%) .NET
2 64 (59.81%) C#
3 61 (57.01%) SQL
4 60 (56.07%) SQL Server
4 60 (56.07%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (48.60%) Windows
6 49 (45.79%) TeamCity
7 44 (41.12%) Subversion
8 43 (40.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (37.38%) ASP.NET
10 38 (35.51%) Git (software)
11 37 (34.58%) MVC
12 35 (32.71%) PowerShell
13 32 (29.91%) WCF
13 32 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (28.04%) Scrum
15 29 (27.10%) Visual Studio
15 29 (27.10%) IIS
16 28 (26.17%) JavaScript
16 28 (26.17%) Oracle
17 25 (23.36%) Microsoft
17 25 (23.36%) Unit Testing
17 25 (23.36%) Jenkins
18 23 (21.50%) .NET Framework
19 22 (20.56%) ASP.NET MVC
20 21 (19.63%) TDD
21 20 (18.69%) Oracle Database
22 19 (17.76%) CSS
23 18 (16.82%) HTML
24 17 (15.89%) C++

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 29 (27.10%) IIS
2 11 (10.28%) Apache
2 11 (10.28%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.54%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (6.54%) Umbraco
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (2.80%) CMS
5 3 (2.80%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.80%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.87%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Tridion
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.21%) Firewall
2 9 (8.41%) HTTP
3 2 (1.87%) DNS
4 1 (0.93%) SMTP
4 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (56.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.69%) Oracle Database
3 17 (15.89%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (6.54%) MySQL
5 7 (6.54%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.61%) SSDT
7 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.74%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.80%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (1.87%) Big Data
11 1 (0.93%) HBase
11 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 49 (45.79%) TeamCity
2 44 (41.12%) Subversion
3 43 (40.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (35.51%) Git (software)
5 29 (27.10%) Visual Studio
6 25 (23.36%) Jenkins
7 13 (12.15%) JIRA
8 12 (11.21%) Ant
9 11 (10.28%) Maven
9 11 (10.28%) Mercurial
9 11 (10.28%) Gradle
10 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (6.54%) SpecFlow
10 7 (6.54%) NUnit
11 6 (5.61%) WiX
11 6 (5.61%) WinDbg
11 6 (5.61%) gulp
12 5 (4.67%) Grunt
13 4 (3.74%) Moq
13 4 (3.74%) Jasmine
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Banking
3 8 (7.48%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.54%) Front Office
5 4 (3.74%) Law
6 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (42.99%) Developer
2 21 (19.63%) .NET Developer
3 13 (12.15%) Senior Developer
3 13 (12.15%) Administrator
4 11 (10.28%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Senior C# Developer
7 8 (7.48%) Build Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Server Administrator
8 6 (5.61%) WPF Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Build and Release Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Release Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Umbraco Developer
9 5 (4.67%) UI Programmer
9 5 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.67%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Senior WPF Developer
10 4 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (81.31%) .NET
2 40 (37.38%) ASP.NET
3 32 (29.91%) WCF
4 23 (21.50%) .NET Framework
5 22 (20.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (17.76%) CSS
7 18 (16.82%) HTML
8 17 (15.89%) Entity Framework
9 15 (14.02%) jQuery
9 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (11.21%) HTML5
11 11 (10.28%) Django
11 11 (10.28%) AngularJS
12 10 (9.35%) Rendezvous
13 9 (8.41%) Middleware
13 9 (8.41%) XML
13 9 (8.41%) RESTful
14 8 (7.48%) Unity DI Container
14 8 (7.48%) SOAP
14 8 (7.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Fixed Income
2 6 (5.61%) N-Tier
2 6 (5.61%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.67%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.87%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.87%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Derivative
5 1 (0.93%) DTV
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (48.60%) Windows
2 17 (15.89%) Linux
3 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (10.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.54%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.61%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.87%) Android
9 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (56.07%) Continuous Integration
2 37 (34.58%) MVC
3 32 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (28.04%) Scrum
5 25 (23.36%) Unit Testing
6 21 (19.63%) TDD
7 15 (14.02%) Release Management
8 11 (10.28%) Load Balancing
8 11 (10.28%) ITIL
8 11 (10.28%) Capacity Management
9 10 (9.35%) BDD
9 10 (9.35%) Technical Analysis
9 10 (9.35%) Problem Management
10 9 (8.41%) Configuration Management
10 9 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (7.48%) DevOps
12 7 (6.54%) API Design
12 7 (6.54%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (5.61%) MVVM
13 6 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 64 (59.81%) C#
2 61 (57.01%) SQL
3 35 (32.71%) PowerShell
4 28 (26.17%) JavaScript
5 17 (15.89%) C++
5 17 (15.89%) Python
6 13 (12.15%) Java
7 11 (10.28%) Bash Shell
8 7 (6.54%) Ruby
8 7 (6.54%) Perl
8 7 (6.54%) T-SQL
9 6 (5.61%) C++/CLI
10 5 (4.67%) VBScript
11 4 (3.74%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.80%) VB
12 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.87%) XAML
14 1 (0.93%) VB6
14 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.87%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (1.87%) ISEB
2 2 (1.87%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.61%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.67%) XenApp
4 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (12.15%) BladeLogic
2 12 (11.21%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (6.54%) SCCM
4 5 (4.67%) SCOM
5 3 (2.80%) Puppet
6 2 (1.87%) Nagios
7 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.93%) logstash
7 1 (0.93%) Icinga
7 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (26.17%) Oracle
2 25 (23.36%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.21%) Perforce
4 11 (10.28%) Red Hat
4 11 (10.28%) Splunk
5 10 (9.35%) TIBCO
5 10 (9.35%) Solace
5 10 (9.35%) VMware
6 7 (6.54%) Capita
7 6 (5.61%) Infragistics
8 5 (4.67%) DataSynapse
8 5 (4.67%) Citrix
9 4 (3.74%) EPiServer
9 4 (3.74%) Twitter
9 4 (3.74%) IBM
10 1 (0.93%) SAP
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