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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 501 473 513
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +40
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 65 66 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.01% 1.20% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 39
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £484 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £361
% change year-on-year
-5.72% -4.56%
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
6456 5516 5685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.06% 11.84% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4221 3529 3389
Average daily rate £398 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.57% +3.46%
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 131 133 206
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 £26.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.75 £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 31 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 31 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
London +11 28 £400 - 8
East of England - 27 £233 - 1
West Midlands -24 5 £450 +50.00% 1
South East -19 3 £375 -6.25% 3
South West -30 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 31 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 96 (86.49%) .NET
2 63 (56.76%) C#
3 62 (55.86%) Microsoft
3 62 (55.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (53.15%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (50.45%) TeamCity
5 56 (50.45%) Windows
6 51 (45.95%) Visual Studio
7 49 (44.14%) SQL
8 46 (41.44%) ASP.NET
9 44 (39.64%) .NET Framework
10 42 (37.84%) Release Management
11 41 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 40 (36.04%) Git (software)
12 40 (36.04%) MVC
12 40 (36.04%) Configuration Management
13 39 (35.14%) SQL Server
14 36 (32.43%) PowerShell
15 35 (31.53%) Maven
16 34 (30.63%) NuGet
16 34 (30.63%) Octopus Deploy
17 33 (29.73%) SSDT
17 33 (29.73%) Gradle
17 33 (29.73%) Artifactory
17 33 (29.73%) Automation Testing
17 33 (29.73%) Red Gate
17 33 (29.73%) WCF
17 33 (29.73%) Automated Testing
18 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
19 28 (25.23%) NUnit

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (9.01%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.31%) IIS
3 5 (4.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.60%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.90%) MS Project
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.80%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.50%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (4.50%) CloudFront
3 5 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.50%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.80%) HTTP
1 2 (1.80%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 33 (29.73%) SSDT
3 20 (18.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (7.21%) MySQL
6 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (4.50%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.70%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.70%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.80%) QlikView
11 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.90%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.90%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (55.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (50.45%) TeamCity
3 51 (45.95%) Visual Studio
4 40 (36.04%) Git (software)
5 35 (31.53%) Maven
6 34 (30.63%) NuGet
6 34 (30.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 33 (29.73%) Gradle
7 33 (29.73%) Artifactory
8 28 (25.23%) NUnit
9 27 (24.32%) Subversion
10 12 (10.81%) CruiseControl
11 9 (8.11%) JIRA
11 9 (8.11%) Jenkins
12 7 (6.31%) WiX
12 7 (6.31%) Eclipse
13 6 (5.41%) Rhino Mocks
14 4 (3.60%) Ant
15 3 (2.70%) ClearQuest
16 2 (1.80%) Serena SBM
General
1 4 (3.60%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Retail
3 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.90%) Front Office
4 1 (0.90%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 43 (38.74%) Developer
2 39 (35.14%) Release Engineer
2 39 (35.14%) Build and Release Engineer
3 36 (32.43%) Build Engineer
4 18 (16.22%) .NET Developer
5 14 (12.61%) C# Developer
6 9 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (6.31%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Programmer
9 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.60%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (3.60%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Release Manager
11 3 (2.70%) Analyst Programmer
11 3 (2.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (86.49%) .NET
2 46 (41.44%) ASP.NET
3 44 (39.64%) .NET Framework
4 33 (29.73%) WCF
5 26 (23.42%) HTML
6 24 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (19.82%) CSS
8 15 (13.51%) Web Services
8 15 (13.51%) WPF
9 14 (12.61%) Ajax
10 13 (11.71%) MSMQ
11 12 (10.81%) jQuery
12 11 (9.91%) XML
13 10 (9.01%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (8.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC 2
16 7 (6.31%) REST
16 7 (6.31%) ADO.NET
16 7 (6.31%) XSLT
17 6 (5.41%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (5.41%) W3C
2 5 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.80%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 56 (50.45%) Windows
2 41 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (53.15%) Continuous Integration
2 42 (37.84%) Release Management
3 40 (36.04%) Configuration Management
3 40 (36.04%) MVC
4 33 (29.73%) Automated Testing
4 33 (29.73%) Automation Testing
5 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (18.02%) TDD
7 15 (13.51%) Scrum
8 12 (10.81%) OO
9 10 (9.01%) Multithreading
10 9 (8.11%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.11%) DevOps
11 8 (7.21%) MVVM
11 8 (7.21%) BDD
11 8 (7.21%) Project Management
12 7 (6.31%) SOA
13 6 (5.41%) UML
13 6 (5.41%) Use Case
14 5 (4.50%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 63 (56.76%) C#
2 49 (44.14%) SQL
3 36 (32.43%) PowerShell
4 22 (19.82%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.01%) Java
6 8 (7.21%) VBScript
7 7 (6.31%) VB
7 7 (6.31%) VB6
8 6 (5.41%) XAML
9 4 (3.60%) Python
9 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.70%) Ruby
11 2 (1.80%) VBA
11 2 (1.80%) Perl
12 1 (0.90%) PHP
12 1 (0.90%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.90%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.90%) XPath
12 1 (0.90%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.91%) Degree
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.90%) MCTS
3 1 (0.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.90%) Salt
2 1 (0.90%) Nagios
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (55.86%) Microsoft
2 33 (29.73%) Red Gate
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle
4 4 (3.60%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.60%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.70%) Twitter
5 3 (2.70%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.70%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.80%) IBM
6 2 (1.80%) Perforce
6 2 (1.80%) Serena
7 1 (0.90%) VMware
7 1 (0.90%) Sybase
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