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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 527 517 535
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 53 45 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.094% 0.087%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.78% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 31
Average daily rate
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£413 £391 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £500
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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6615 5751 5924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.72% 11.95% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4460 3815 3321
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 221
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -7 20 £400 -3.03% 10
South East +6 19 £415 - 3
East of England - 2 £233 - 1
North West - 1 £275 - 1
South West - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 106 (81.54%) .NET
2 70 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 69 (53.08%) C#
4 67 (51.54%) PowerShell
4 67 (51.54%) TeamCity
5 65 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (47.69%) SQL
7 60 (46.15%) Windows
8 57 (43.85%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (40.00%) Visual Studio
11 49 (37.69%) .NET Framework
12 43 (33.08%) ASP.NET
12 43 (33.08%) MVC
13 41 (31.54%) WCF
14 40 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
15 38 (29.23%) Release Management
15 38 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (29.23%) TDD
15 38 (29.23%) Configuration Management
16 37 (28.46%) SQL Server
16 37 (28.46%) Git (software)
17 33 (25.38%) Automated Testing
17 33 (25.38%) NuGet
18 32 (24.62%) Maven
19 31 (23.85%) NUnit
19 31 (23.85%) Red Gate
19 31 (23.85%) SSDT
19 31 (23.85%) Gradle
19 31 (23.85%) Artifactory

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 15 (11.54%) IIS
2 6 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.77%) CMS
6 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.15%) GitHub
3 7 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.85%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (3.85%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) HTTP
1 2 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (28.46%) SQL Server
2 31 (23.85%) SSDT
3 17 (13.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.38%) MySQL
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.31%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.54%) QlikView
10 1 (0.77%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.77%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (51.54%) TeamCity
2 65 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 40 (30.77%) Octopus Deploy
5 37 (28.46%) Git (software)
6 33 (25.38%) NuGet
7 32 (24.62%) Maven
8 31 (23.85%) NUnit
8 31 (23.85%) Gradle
8 31 (23.85%) Artifactory
9 27 (20.77%) Subversion
10 15 (11.54%) Jenkins
11 14 (10.77%) Selenium
12 12 (9.23%) CruiseControl
13 11 (8.46%) WiX
13 11 (8.46%) SpecFlow
14 8 (6.15%) WebDriver
14 8 (6.15%) ReSharper
15 7 (5.38%) Eclipse
15 7 (5.38%) JIRA
General
1 12 (9.23%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Front Office
4 1 (0.77%) Legal
4 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.77%) Electronics
4 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (42.31%) Developer
2 35 (26.92%) Release Engineer
2 35 (26.92%) Build and Release Engineer
3 33 (25.38%) Build Engineer
4 23 (17.69%) .NET Developer
5 22 (16.92%) C# Developer
6 11 (8.46%) Senior Developer
6 11 (8.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.15%) Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Senior C# Developer
8 7 (5.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Build Manager
9 6 (4.62%) Programmer
9 6 (4.62%) Architect
10 5 (3.85%) Release Analyst
10 5 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (3.85%) CRM Architect
11 4 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (81.54%) .NET
2 49 (37.69%) .NET Framework
3 43 (33.08%) ASP.NET
4 41 (31.54%) WCF
5 26 (20.00%) Web Services
6 23 (17.69%) HTML
6 23 (17.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (16.15%) CSS
8 15 (11.54%) jQuery
8 15 (11.54%) Ajax
9 10 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (7.69%) XML
10 9 (6.92%) WPF
10 9 (6.92%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (6.15%) HTML5
11 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 8 (6.15%) ADO.NET
12 7 (5.38%) REST
12 7 (5.38%) CSS3
12 7 (5.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (5.38%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.62%) W3C
4 5 (3.85%) Open Source
5 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.77%) DTV
6 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.77%) IPTV
6 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (46.15%) Windows
2 38 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.31%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.31%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (43.85%) Continuous Integration
2 55 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (33.08%) MVC
4 38 (29.23%) Release Management
4 38 (29.23%) TDD
4 38 (29.23%) Configuration Management
5 33 (25.38%) Automated Testing
6 31 (23.85%) Automation Testing
7 23 (17.69%) BDD
8 20 (15.38%) Scrum
9 19 (14.62%) OO
10 12 (9.23%) Domain-Driven Design
11 10 (7.69%) SOA
12 9 (6.92%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.15%) CRM
13 8 (6.15%) OOD
13 8 (6.15%) Project Management
14 7 (5.38%) UML
14 7 (5.38%) ATDD
15 6 (4.62%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 69 (53.08%) C#
2 67 (51.54%) PowerShell
3 62 (47.69%) SQL
4 26 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.69%) Java
6 7 (5.38%) XAML
6 7 (5.38%) VB6
6 7 (5.38%) VB
7 6 (4.62%) VBScript
8 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.31%) Python
9 3 (2.31%) Ruby
10 2 (1.54%) VBA
11 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.77%) MCP
3 1 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.85%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 70 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 31 (23.85%) Red Gate
3 4 (3.08%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.31%) Perforce
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle
4 3 (2.31%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.31%) HP
4 3 (2.31%) IBM
4 3 (2.31%) EPiServer
4 3 (2.31%) Twitter
5 2 (1.54%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.54%) Serena
6 1 (0.77%) Sybase
6 1 (0.77%) SAP
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