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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 518 520 543
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +23
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 55 51 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 0.88% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
6704 5809 6027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.86% 12.03% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4483 3838 3416
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 £288 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 122 207
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.05 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
South East +12 20 £408 -9.44% 3
London -6 18 £375 -11.76% 4
East of England - 10 £200 - 2
West Midlands -20 4 £463 +54.16%
North West - 1 £275 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South West - - - - 3
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MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 108 (83.08%) .NET
2 73 (56.15%) TeamCity
3 72 (55.38%) C#
4 66 (50.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 65 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 63 (48.46%) SQL
7 60 (46.15%) Windows
7 60 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (46.15%) PowerShell
8 55 (42.31%) Visual Studio
8 55 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (35.38%) ASP.NET
9 46 (35.38%) .NET Framework
10 44 (33.85%) MVC
11 42 (32.31%) SQL Server
11 42 (32.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 41 (31.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (31.54%) WCF
12 41 (31.54%) Release Management
13 40 (30.77%) Configuration Management
14 39 (30.00%) Git (software)
15 35 (26.92%) Automated Testing
15 35 (26.92%) NuGet
16 34 (26.15%) Maven
17 33 (25.38%) Red Gate
17 33 (25.38%) SSDT
17 33 (25.38%) Gradle
17 33 (25.38%) Artifactory
17 33 (25.38%) Automation Testing
18 30 (23.08%) TDD

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (12.31%) IIS
2 14 (10.77%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (0.77%) CMS
6 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.54%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.38%) GitHub
3 5 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (3.85%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) HTTP
1 2 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (32.31%) SQL Server
2 33 (25.38%) SSDT
3 18 (13.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.15%) 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%) Couchbase
8 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.54%) QlikView
9 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.77%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.77%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 73 (56.15%) TeamCity
2 66 (50.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (42.31%) Visual Studio
4 42 (32.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 39 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 35 (26.92%) NuGet
7 34 (26.15%) Maven
8 33 (25.38%) Gradle
8 33 (25.38%) Artifactory
9 27 (20.77%) Subversion
10 26 (20.00%) NUnit
11 13 (10.00%) Selenium
11 13 (10.00%) Jenkins
12 12 (9.23%) CruiseControl
13 9 (6.92%) WiX
14 7 (5.38%) WebDriver
14 7 (5.38%) Eclipse
14 7 (5.38%) JIRA
15 6 (4.62%) Rhino Mocks
16 5 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (0.77%) Marketing
4 1 (0.77%) Front Office
4 1 (0.77%) Electronics
4 1 (0.77%) Legal
4 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.77%) Advertising
4 1 (0.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (41.54%) Developer
2 38 (29.23%) Release Engineer
2 38 (29.23%) Build and Release Engineer
3 36 (27.69%) Build Engineer
4 24 (18.46%) .NET Developer
5 21 (16.15%) C# Developer
6 12 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.15%) Analyst
9 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (5.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Programmer
11 5 (3.85%) Release Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) Release Manager
11 5 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Build Manager
12 4 (3.08%) Deployment Engineer
12 4 (3.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (83.08%) .NET
2 46 (35.38%) ASP.NET
2 46 (35.38%) .NET Framework
3 41 (31.54%) WCF
4 24 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (17.69%) HTML
6 21 (16.15%) CSS
7 20 (15.38%) Web Services
8 15 (11.54%) Ajax
8 15 (11.54%) jQuery
9 11 (8.46%) WPF
10 10 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (7.69%) XML
11 8 (6.15%) ADO.NET
11 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 8 (6.15%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (5.38%) HTML5
12 7 (5.38%) REST
13 6 (4.62%) CSS3
13 6 (4.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.62%) W3C
1 6 (4.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.08%) Open Source
4 3 (2.31%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.77%) User Experience
6 1 (0.77%) DTV
6 1 (0.77%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 60 (46.15%) Windows
2 41 (31.54%) 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
6 1 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 55 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (33.85%) MVC
4 41 (31.54%) Release Management
5 40 (30.77%) Configuration Management
6 35 (26.92%) Automated Testing
7 33 (25.38%) Automation Testing
8 30 (23.08%) TDD
9 21 (16.15%) Scrum
10 19 (14.62%) OO
11 16 (12.31%) BDD
12 10 (7.69%) SOA
13 9 (6.92%) Unit Testing
14 8 (6.15%) Project Management
14 8 (6.15%) OOD
15 7 (5.38%) UML
15 7 (5.38%) DevOps
16 6 (4.62%) Build Automation
16 6 (4.62%) Domain-Driven Design
16 6 (4.62%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 72 (55.38%) C#
2 63 (48.46%) SQL
3 60 (46.15%) PowerShell
4 25 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.69%) Java
6 8 (6.15%) VBScript
7 7 (5.38%) VB
7 7 (5.38%) XAML
7 7 (5.38%) VB6
8 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.31%) Ruby
9 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.31%) Python
10 2 (1.54%) VBA
11 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (10.77%) Degree
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.77%) MCTS
3 1 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.85%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.77%) Salt
3 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 65 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.38%) Red Gate
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle
4 4 (3.08%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.31%) Twitter
5 3 (2.31%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.31%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.31%) HP
5 3 (2.31%) Perforce
6 2 (1.54%) Serena
6 2 (1.54%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.54%) IBM
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) Sybase
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