The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 564 573 526
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -47
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 50 51 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.66% 0.77% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 23
Median daily rate £450 £463 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +10.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £343 £388
% change year-on-year
+38.68% -11.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
7535 6661 6255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.29% 13.09% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5235 4383 4135
Median daily rate £435 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 118 140
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.54 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MSBuild as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 31 £438 -15.66% 5
South East +2 14 £475 +26.66%
East Midlands - 2 - -
South West - 2 £475 - 2
East of England +7 1 £413 -
MSBuild
UK

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 66 (75.86%) .NET
2 60 (68.97%) C#
3 52 (59.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (54.02%) DevOps
5 46 (52.87%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (49.43%) Microsoft
7 42 (48.28%) PowerShell
8 39 (44.83%) Jenkins
8 39 (44.83%) SQL Server
9 34 (39.08%) Windows
10 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (36.78%) Microsoft Azure
11 28 (32.18%) Finance
12 27 (31.03%) Git (software)
13 26 (29.89%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (28.74%) TeamCity
15 24 (27.59%) MS Excel
16 23 (26.44%) SQL
17 20 (22.99%) NuGet
18 19 (21.84%) Opscode Chef
18 19 (21.84%) Octopus Deploy
18 19 (21.84%) Puppet
18 19 (21.84%) Configuration Management
18 19 (21.84%) NUnit
19 18 (20.69%) MVC
19 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET
19 18 (20.69%) Ansible
20 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET MVC
20 17 (19.54%) WCF
20 17 (19.54%) Visual Studio

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.34%) IIS
2 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.30%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.15%) Apache
4 1 (1.15%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.15%) Confluence
4 1 (1.15%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) nginx
4 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (36.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (12.64%) PaaS
4 3 (3.45%) IaaS
5 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.05%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (6.90%) Big Data
5 6 (6.90%) HBase
5 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.60%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.30%) MySQL
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (59.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (44.83%) Jenkins
3 27 (31.03%) Git (software)
4 25 (28.74%) TeamCity
5 20 (22.99%) NuGet
6 19 (21.84%) NUnit
6 19 (21.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (19.54%) JIRA
7 17 (19.54%) Visual Studio
8 15 (17.24%) Artifactory
9 14 (16.09%) CruiseControl
10 8 (9.20%) Moq
11 7 (8.05%) WiX
12 5 (5.75%) Subversion
13 4 (4.60%) FitNesse
13 4 (4.60%) Vagrant
14 3 (3.45%) ReSharper
15 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (2.30%) Log4Net
15 2 (2.30%) Maven
General
1 28 (32.18%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Banking
3 6 (6.90%) Front Office
3 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.75%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Back Office
6 2 (2.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Developer
2 23 (26.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (19.54%) Build Engineer
4 13 (14.94%) C# Developer
5 10 (11.49%) .NET Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Senior Build Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (6.90%) PowerShell Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) WPF Developer
10 5 (5.75%) C# WPF Developer
11 4 (4.60%) AWS Architect
11 4 (4.60%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Azure Architect
11 4 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (4.60%) DevOps Architect
11 4 (4.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (75.86%) .NET
2 18 (20.69%) ASP.NET
3 17 (19.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 17 (19.54%) WCF
4 15 (17.24%) AngularJS
5 14 (16.09%) jQuery
6 13 (14.94%) LINQ
7 11 (12.64%) NHibernate
7 11 (12.64%) SOAP
8 10 (11.49%) .NET Framework
8 10 (11.49%) CSS
8 10 (11.49%) HTML
9 9 (10.34%) JSON
9 9 (10.34%) WPF
10 8 (9.20%) ADO.NET
10 8 (9.20%) Entity Framework
11 7 (8.05%) CSS3
11 7 (8.05%) HTML5
11 7 (8.05%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 7 (8.05%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Clustering
1 7 (8.05%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.15%) AS400
4 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.15%) iSeries
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
4 1 (1.15%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.08%) Windows
2 14 (16.09%) Linux
3 13 (14.94%) Windows Server
4 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.30%) Unix
8 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.02%) DevOps
2 46 (52.87%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (36.78%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (29.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (21.84%) Configuration Management
6 18 (20.69%) MVC
7 15 (17.24%) Build Automation
8 14 (16.09%) Release Management
8 14 (16.09%) TDD
9 12 (13.79%) Migration
10 10 (11.49%) BDD
11 9 (10.34%) Unit Testing
12 7 (8.05%) Multithreading
12 7 (8.05%) Scrum
13 5 (5.75%) Automated Testing
13 5 (5.75%) Integration Testing
13 5 (5.75%) Quality Management
13 5 (5.75%) SOA
13 5 (5.75%) Test Automation
13 5 (5.75%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (68.97%) C#
2 42 (48.28%) PowerShell
3 23 (26.44%) SQL
4 15 (17.24%) Java
5 14 (16.09%) Bash Shell
6 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
7 11 (12.64%) Python
7 11 (12.64%) Ruby
8 10 (11.49%) Bourne shell
8 10 (11.49%) C++
8 10 (11.49%) Perl
9 9 (10.34%) Korn
10 7 (8.05%) T-SQL
10 7 (8.05%) XAML
11 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.15%) C
12 1 (1.15%) Delphi
12 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Degree
2 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.15%) EMIR
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) Docker
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (21.84%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (21.84%) Puppet
2 18 (20.69%) Ansible
3 7 (8.05%) Nagios
4 5 (5.75%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.45%) Icinga
5 3 (3.45%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (3.45%) logstash
5 3 (3.45%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.15%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.15%) Scalr
6 1 (1.15%) SCOM
6 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (49.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.39%) Splunk
3 9 (10.34%) Oracle
4 5 (5.75%) IBM
5 4 (4.60%) Twitter
6 2 (2.30%) Capita
6 2 (2.30%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.15%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.15%) ATG
7 1 (1.15%) Perforce
7 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.15%) Seapine
7 1 (1.15%) Serena
7 1 (1.15%) VMware