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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 530 493 416
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -77
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 49 60 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 0.98% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 69
Average daily rate
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£463 £421 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +5.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £388 £336
% change year-on-year
-11.61% +15.24%
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% -
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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
6365 6117 4812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.94% 12.75% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 4033 3087
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 139 146
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £23.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.72 £47.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -9 31 £519 +23.21% 11
South East -6 11 £375 -14.28% 1
North West - 4 £450 -
East of England -13 3 - -
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UK

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 77 (82.80%) .NET
2 55 (59.14%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (56.99%) Windows
4 52 (55.91%) C#
5 46 (49.46%) SQL Server
5 46 (49.46%) TeamCity
6 45 (48.39%) SQL
7 41 (44.09%) Subversion
8 36 (38.71%) ASP.NET
9 35 (37.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (35.48%) IIS
10 33 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (32.26%) PowerShell
12 29 (31.18%) Git (software)
12 29 (31.18%) Oracle
12 29 (31.18%) Jenkins
13 26 (27.96%) Oracle Database
14 25 (26.88%) Release Management
15 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
15 24 (25.81%) Microsoft
16 23 (24.73%) Linux
16 23 (24.73%) Ant
17 21 (22.58%) TDD
17 21 (22.58%) Firewall
17 21 (22.58%) MVC
17 21 (22.58%) Maven
18 20 (21.51%) WCF
18 20 (21.51%) Django
18 20 (21.51%) BladeLogic
18 20 (21.51%) Load Balancing

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 33 (35.48%) IIS
2 20 (21.51%) Apache
2 20 (21.51%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.38%) CMS
5 4 (4.30%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.15%) Confluence
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.08%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.45%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Tridion
2 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.23%) SaaS
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) GitHub
3 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.58%) Firewall
2 6 (6.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.08%) SMTP
3 1 (1.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (49.46%) SQL Server
2 26 (27.96%) Oracle Database
3 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.23%) MySQL
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.08%) Big Data
8 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.08%) DTS
8 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (49.46%) TeamCity
2 41 (44.09%) Subversion
3 35 (37.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (31.18%) Git (software)
4 29 (31.18%) Jenkins
5 23 (24.73%) Ant
6 21 (22.58%) Maven
7 20 (21.51%) JIRA
7 20 (21.51%) Mercurial
7 20 (21.51%) Gradle
8 18 (19.35%) Visual Studio
9 10 (10.75%) CruiseControl
10 7 (7.53%) NUnit
11 5 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (5.38%) Hudson
11 5 (5.38%) WiX
12 4 (4.30%) SoapUI
12 4 (4.30%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (4.30%) Moq
13 3 (3.23%) Artifactory
General
1 8 (8.60%) Finance
1 8 (8.60%) Banking
2 7 (7.53%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Law
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
4 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Electronics
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (38.71%) Developer
2 14 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (13.98%) .NET Developer
4 12 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Build Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.68%) Web Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.45%) .NET Web Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) Administrator
10 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Architect
11 3 (3.23%) BizTalk Developer
11 3 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (82.80%) .NET
2 36 (38.71%) ASP.NET
3 20 (21.51%) WCF
3 20 (21.51%) Django
4 19 (20.43%) .NET Framework
5 18 (19.35%) CSS
6 17 (18.28%) jQuery
7 15 (16.13%) Rendezvous
8 14 (15.05%) Entity Framework
9 12 (12.90%) HTML
10 11 (11.83%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (10.75%) Ajax
11 10 (10.75%) XML
12 8 (8.60%) LINQ
12 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
14 5 (5.38%) XSD
14 5 (5.38%) XSLT
15 4 (4.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Fixed Income
2 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.30%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.23%) User Experience
4 3 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.08%) Equities
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) DTV
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.08%) Open Source
5 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 53 (56.99%) Windows
2 23 (24.73%) Linux
3 20 (21.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (59.14%) Continuous Integration
2 33 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (26.88%) Release Management
4 21 (22.58%) TDD
4 21 (22.58%) MVC
5 20 (21.51%) Load Balancing
6 19 (20.43%) Scrum
7 17 (18.28%) Unit Testing
8 16 (17.20%) Capacity Management
9 15 (16.13%) Problem Management
9 15 (16.13%) ITIL
9 15 (16.13%) Technical Analysis
10 14 (15.05%) DevOps
11 7 (7.53%) OO
12 6 (6.45%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
13 5 (5.38%) Automated Testing
14 4 (4.30%) Database Tuning
14 4 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
15 3 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (55.91%) C#
2 45 (48.39%) SQL
3 30 (32.26%) PowerShell
4 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 20 (21.51%) Java
5 20 (21.51%) C++
6 18 (19.35%) Python
7 17 (18.28%) Bash Shell
8 8 (8.60%) PL/SQL
9 7 (7.53%) T-SQL
10 5 (5.38%) VBScript
11 4 (4.30%) Perl
11 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.15%) VBA
12 2 (2.15%) VB
12 2 (2.15%) VB6
13 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.08%) C
13 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) MCAD
3 1 (1.08%) MCSD
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) MCTS
3 1 (1.08%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) EMIR
2 2 (2.15%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (21.51%) BladeLogic
1 20 (21.51%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (9.68%) Puppet
3 5 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.23%) SCOM
5 1 (1.08%) SCCM
5 1 (1.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (31.18%) Oracle
2 24 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.51%) Red Hat
4 15 (16.13%) Splunk
4 15 (16.13%) TIBCO
5 8 (8.60%) VMware
6 4 (4.30%) IBM
7 3 (3.23%) EPiServer
8 2 (2.15%) Capita
8 2 (2.15%) Twitter
9 1 (1.08%) SAP
9 1 (1.08%) Sun