The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 503 484 509
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +25
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 66 71 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.087%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 1.30% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 37
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6261 5475 5604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.88% 11.78% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4091 3511 3374
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 134 200
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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
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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
East of England - 31 £233 - 2
London -9 27 £400 - 8
West Midlands -20 4 £450 +50.00% 2
South East -21 2 £375 -6.25% 1
South West -34 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
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MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 100 (87.72%) .NET
2 68 (59.65%) C#
3 65 (57.02%) Continuous Integration
4 62 (54.39%) Microsoft
5 61 (53.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 60 (52.63%) TeamCity
7 56 (49.12%) Windows
8 51 (44.74%) Visual Studio
8 51 (44.74%) SQL
9 47 (41.23%) ASP.NET
10 44 (38.60%) .NET Framework
11 42 (36.84%) Release Management
12 41 (35.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (35.96%) MVC
13 40 (35.09%) Git (software)
14 39 (34.21%) SQL Server
14 39 (34.21%) Configuration Management
15 37 (32.46%) Automated Testing
15 37 (32.46%) Automation Testing
16 35 (30.70%) PowerShell
16 35 (30.70%) Maven
17 34 (29.82%) WCF
17 34 (29.82%) NuGet
17 34 (29.82%) Octopus Deploy
18 33 (28.95%) SSDT
18 33 (28.95%) Gradle
18 33 (28.95%) Artifactory
18 33 (28.95%) Red Gate
19 31 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (26.32%) NUnit

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 10 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.26%) IIS
3 5 (4.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.51%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.75%) CMS
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) MS Project
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.75%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.39%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (4.39%) CloudFront
3 5 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.39%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) HTTP
1 2 (1.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 33 (28.95%) SSDT
3 20 (17.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (7.02%) MySQL
6 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (4.39%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.63%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.75%) QlikView
11 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.88%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 61 (53.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 60 (52.63%) TeamCity
3 51 (44.74%) Visual Studio
4 40 (35.09%) Git (software)
5 35 (30.70%) Maven
6 34 (29.82%) NuGet
6 34 (29.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 33 (28.95%) Gradle
7 33 (28.95%) Artifactory
8 30 (26.32%) NUnit
9 27 (23.68%) Subversion
10 16 (14.04%) CruiseControl
11 14 (12.28%) Jenkins
12 9 (7.89%) JIRA
13 7 (6.14%) Eclipse
14 6 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
15 5 (4.39%) WiX
16 4 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
16 4 (3.51%) Ant
17 3 (2.63%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (3.51%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Retail
3 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Front Office
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 43 (37.72%) Developer
2 39 (34.21%) Release Engineer
2 39 (34.21%) Build and Release Engineer
3 36 (31.58%) Build Engineer
4 17 (14.91%) .NET Developer
5 15 (13.16%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.02%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Programmer
9 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.51%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Release Manager
11 3 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (87.72%) .NET
2 47 (41.23%) ASP.NET
3 44 (38.60%) .NET Framework
4 34 (29.82%) WCF
5 27 (23.68%) HTML
6 25 (21.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (20.18%) CSS
8 16 (14.04%) WPF
9 14 (12.28%) Ajax
9 14 (12.28%) MSMQ
9 14 (12.28%) Web Services
10 12 (10.53%) jQuery
11 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (8.77%) XML
13 9 (7.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC 2
15 7 (6.14%) REST
15 7 (6.14%) ADO.NET
15 7 (6.14%) XSLT
16 6 (5.26%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.26%) W3C
3 5 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 56 (49.12%) Windows
2 41 (35.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.02%) Continuous Integration
2 42 (36.84%) Release Management
3 41 (35.96%) MVC
4 39 (34.21%) Configuration Management
5 37 (32.46%) Automated Testing
5 37 (32.46%) Automation Testing
6 31 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (17.54%) TDD
8 15 (13.16%) Scrum
9 13 (11.40%) OO
10 11 (9.65%) Multithreading
11 9 (7.89%) MVVM
11 9 (7.89%) DevOps
11 9 (7.89%) Unit Testing
12 8 (7.02%) Project Management
12 8 (7.02%) BDD
13 7 (6.14%) SOA
14 6 (5.26%) UML
14 6 (5.26%) OOD
14 6 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 68 (59.65%) C#
2 51 (44.74%) SQL
3 35 (30.70%) PowerShell
4 27 (23.68%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.77%) Java
6 8 (7.02%) VBScript
6 8 (7.02%) Python
7 7 (6.14%) VB6
7 7 (6.14%) VB
8 6 (5.26%) XAML
9 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.63%) Ruby
11 2 (1.75%) VBA
11 2 (1.75%) Perl
12 1 (0.88%) PHP
12 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.88%) XPath
12 1 (0.88%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) MCP
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) Salt
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 62 (54.39%) Microsoft
2 33 (28.95%) Red Gate
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle
4 5 (4.39%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.51%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.63%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.63%) Twitter
6 3 (2.63%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.75%) Serena
7 2 (1.75%) IBM
7 2 (1.75%) Perforce
8 1 (0.88%) VMware
8 1 (0.88%) Sybase
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