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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 525 534 440
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -94
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 58 48 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.095% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 0.77% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 58
Average daily rate
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£481 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +16.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £350 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average 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
6528 6241 5033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.92% 12.41% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4225 4064 3255
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 120 134
Average hourly rate £37.04 £39.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 +14 37 £525 +10.52% 8
South East -2 12 £410 +2.50% 1
East of England +15 4 - - 1
North West - 4 £450 -
South West +4 1 - -
MSBuild
UK

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 73 (80.22%) .NET
2 55 (60.44%) C#
3 53 (58.24%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (50.55%) Windows
5 43 (47.25%) TeamCity
6 41 (45.05%) SQL
6 41 (45.05%) Subversion
7 40 (43.96%) SQL Server
8 31 (34.07%) Jenkins
9 30 (32.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (32.97%) IIS
9 30 (32.97%) ASP.NET
10 29 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (31.87%) Git (software)
10 29 (31.87%) PowerShell
11 26 (28.57%) Oracle
12 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
13 23 (25.27%) Oracle Database
14 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
14 22 (24.18%) TDD
14 22 (24.18%) Release Management
15 21 (23.08%) WCF
15 21 (23.08%) Linux
15 21 (23.08%) Ant
16 20 (21.98%) Maven
17 19 (20.88%) Firewall
17 19 (20.88%) MVC
17 19 (20.88%) CSS
17 19 (20.88%) JIRA
18 18 (19.78%) BladeLogic

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 30 (32.97%) IIS
2 18 (19.78%) Apache
2 18 (19.78%) Tomcat
3 10 (10.99%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.49%) CMS
5 4 (4.40%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.20%) Confluence
8 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Office
2 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Tridion
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.40%) SaaS
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.20%) GitHub
5 1 (1.10%) PaaS
5 1 (1.10%) IaaS
5 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) Firewall
2 6 (6.59%) HTTP
3 1 (1.10%) SMTP
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (43.96%) SQL Server
2 23 (25.27%) Oracle Database
3 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.30%) MySQL
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.10%) DTS
9 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (47.25%) TeamCity
2 41 (45.05%) Subversion
3 31 (34.07%) Jenkins
4 30 (32.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (31.87%) Git (software)
6 21 (23.08%) Ant
7 20 (21.98%) Maven
8 19 (20.88%) JIRA
9 18 (19.78%) Mercurial
9 18 (19.78%) Gradle
10 17 (18.68%) Visual Studio
11 11 (12.09%) CruiseControl
12 10 (10.99%) NUnit
13 8 (8.79%) WiX
14 6 (6.59%) Hudson
15 5 (5.49%) Rhino Mocks
15 5 (5.49%) Moq
16 4 (4.40%) SoapUI
16 4 (4.40%) Octopus Deploy
17 2 (2.20%) Selenium
General
1 11 (12.09%) Banking
2 9 (9.89%) Finance
3 7 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 2 (2.20%) Law
6 1 (1.10%) Electronics
6 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (43.96%) Developer
2 14 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (13.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (12.09%) .NET Developer
5 10 (10.99%) C# Developer
5 10 (10.99%) Web Developer
6 8 (8.79%) Software Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Build Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) BizTalk Developer
8 6 (6.59%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.30%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Linux Engineer
11 2 (2.20%) C# Web Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Senior .NET Web Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (80.22%) .NET
2 30 (32.97%) ASP.NET
3 21 (23.08%) WCF
4 19 (20.88%) CSS
5 18 (19.78%) Django
5 18 (19.78%) jQuery
6 17 (18.68%) .NET Framework
7 14 (15.38%) XML
8 13 (14.29%) Rendezvous
9 12 (13.19%) Entity Framework
9 12 (13.19%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (12.09%) HTML
10 11 (12.09%) Ajax
11 9 (9.89%) LINQ
12 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (7.69%) XSD
13 7 (7.69%) Web Services
13 7 (7.69%) XSLT
13 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Fixed Income
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.49%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.30%) NHS
5 2 (2.20%) Open Source
5 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.20%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) DTV
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.10%) Equities
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.10%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 46 (50.55%) Windows
2 21 (23.08%) Linux
3 18 (19.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (58.24%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.18%) TDD
3 22 (24.18%) Release Management
4 19 (20.88%) MVC
5 18 (19.78%) Load Balancing
5 18 (19.78%) Scrum
6 15 (16.48%) Unit Testing
7 14 (15.38%) Capacity Management
7 14 (15.38%) DevOps
8 13 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
8 13 (14.29%) ITIL
8 13 (14.29%) Problem Management
9 10 (10.99%) OO
10 6 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (6.59%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.49%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.49%) Database Tuning
12 4 (4.40%) Waterfall
12 4 (4.40%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 55 (60.44%) C#
2 41 (45.05%) SQL
3 29 (31.87%) PowerShell
4 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
5 18 (19.78%) Java
5 18 (19.78%) C++
6 16 (17.58%) Python
7 15 (16.48%) Bash Shell
8 8 (8.79%) T-SQL
9 6 (6.59%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.40%) Perl
11 3 (3.30%) VBScript
12 2 (2.20%) VB6
12 2 (2.20%) VBA
12 2 (2.20%) VB
13 1 (1.10%) C
13 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) MCTS
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.10%) MCAD
3 1 (1.10%) MCSD
3 1 (1.10%) MCPD
3 1 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) EMIR
2 2 (2.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (19.78%) BladeLogic
1 18 (19.78%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (8.79%) Puppet
3 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.30%) SCOM
5 1 (1.10%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (28.57%) Oracle
2 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
3 18 (19.78%) Red Hat
4 13 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 13 (14.29%) Splunk
5 8 (8.79%) VMware
6 3 (3.30%) IBM
6 3 (3.30%) EPiServer
7 2 (2.20%) Capita
7 2 (2.20%) Twitter
8 1 (1.10%) SAP
8 1 (1.10%) Sun
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £335 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 4 days ago