The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 566 561 510
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -51
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 47 56 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.82% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 32
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £336 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
7711 6852 6221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.72% 13.44% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5378 4583 4033
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 100 141
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.45 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.16 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -0.92%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MSBuild as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 24 £444 - 6
South East +1 16 £375 +9.48% 5
East Midlands - 3 - - 3
South West - 2 £475 - 2
North West -6 1 £320 +6.66% 1
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
MSBuild
UK

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 65 (73.03%) .NET
2 59 (66.29%) C#
3 49 (55.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (49.44%) PowerShell
4 44 (49.44%) DevOps
5 43 (48.31%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (46.07%) Microsoft
7 40 (44.94%) SQL Server
8 38 (42.70%) Jenkins
9 33 (37.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 33 (37.08%) Windows
9 33 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (35.96%) Git (software)
11 29 (32.58%) TeamCity
12 28 (31.46%) Finance
13 25 (28.09%) Puppet
13 25 (28.09%) Opscode Chef
13 25 (28.09%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (25.84%) Visual Studio
14 23 (25.84%) SQL
15 22 (24.72%) MS Excel
15 22 (24.72%) NuGet
16 20 (22.47%) Ansible
17 19 (21.35%) Docker
17 19 (21.35%) Windows Server
17 19 (21.35%) Configuration Management
17 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET
18 18 (20.22%) MVC
18 18 (20.22%) NUnit
18 18 (20.22%) Octopus Deploy

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.61%) IIS
2 8 (8.99%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.25%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.12%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (1.12%) JBoss
5 1 (1.12%) nginx
5 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (24.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (37.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (14.61%) PaaS
4 3 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.37%) IaaS
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) DNS
1 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (44.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.11%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.74%) RDBMS
5 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (5.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (5.62%) Big Data
6 5 (5.62%) HBase
6 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.25%) MySQL
9 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.12%) OLTP
9 1 (1.12%) QlikView
9 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (55.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (42.70%) Jenkins
3 32 (35.96%) Git (software)
4 29 (32.58%) TeamCity
5 23 (25.84%) Visual Studio
6 22 (24.72%) NuGet
7 18 (20.22%) NUnit
7 18 (20.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (19.10%) JIRA
9 15 (16.85%) Artifactory
10 10 (11.24%) CruiseControl
11 7 (7.87%) Moq
12 6 (6.74%) Subversion
13 5 (5.62%) Vagrant
14 4 (4.49%) SpecFlow
15 3 (3.37%) FitNesse
15 3 (3.37%) Jasmine
15 3 (3.37%) ReSharper
15 3 (3.37%) WiX
16 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 28 (31.46%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Banking
3 7 (7.87%) Front Office
4 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.49%) Back Office
5 4 (4.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Retail
7 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) Developer
2 20 (22.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (17.98%) Build Engineer
4 13 (14.61%) .NET Developer
4 13 (14.61%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.99%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Senior Build Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) PowerShell Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (5.62%) WPF Developer
10 4 (4.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (4.49%) DevOps Architect
10 4 (4.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (73.03%) .NET
2 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET
3 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET MVC
3 16 (17.98%) WCF
4 15 (16.85%) .NET Framework
5 13 (14.61%) AngularJS
6 12 (13.48%) jQuery
7 11 (12.36%) LINQ
7 11 (12.36%) SOAP
8 10 (11.24%) CSS
8 10 (11.24%) HTML
9 9 (10.11%) NHibernate
10 8 (8.99%) Entity Framework
10 8 (8.99%) JSON
10 8 (8.99%) WPF
11 7 (7.87%) ADO.NET
12 6 (6.74%) HTML5
12 6 (6.74%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 6 (6.74%) Unity DI Container
13 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Clustering
1 6 (6.74%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.12%) AS400
4 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.12%) iSeries
4 1 (1.12%) Replication
4 1 (1.12%) User Experience
4 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.08%) Windows
2 19 (21.35%) Windows Server
3 14 (15.73%) Linux
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.25%) Unix
8 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (49.44%) DevOps
2 43 (48.31%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (37.08%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (28.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (21.35%) Configuration Management
6 18 (20.22%) MVC
7 15 (16.85%) Build Automation
8 14 (15.73%) Migration
9 12 (13.48%) TDD
10 11 (12.36%) Release Management
11 10 (11.24%) BDD
12 9 (10.11%) Unit Testing
13 8 (8.99%) Scrum
13 8 (8.99%) SDLC
14 7 (7.87%) E-Commerce
15 6 (6.74%) Multithreading
15 6 (6.74%) Test Automation
16 5 (5.62%) Investment Management
16 5 (5.62%) Service Management
16 5 (5.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (66.29%) C#
2 44 (49.44%) PowerShell
3 23 (25.84%) SQL
4 15 (16.85%) Java
5 13 (14.61%) JavaScript
5 13 (14.61%) Python
6 12 (13.48%) Bash Shell
6 12 (13.48%) C++
6 12 (13.48%) T-SQL
7 11 (12.36%) Ruby
8 10 (11.24%) Bourne shell
8 10 (11.24%) Perl
9 9 (10.11%) Korn
10 7 (7.87%) VB.NET
11 6 (6.74%) XAML
12 3 (3.37%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.12%) C
13 1 (1.12%) Delphi
13 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.12%) EMIR
System Software
1 19 (21.35%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (28.09%) Opscode Chef
1 25 (28.09%) Puppet
2 20 (22.47%) Ansible
3 8 (8.99%) Nagios
4 4 (4.49%) Icinga
4 4 (4.49%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (4.49%) logstash
5 3 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.37%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.25%) SCOM
7 1 (1.12%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.12%) MOM
7 1 (1.12%) Scalr
7 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (46.07%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.10%) Splunk
3 8 (8.99%) Oracle
4 6 (6.74%) AppDynamics
5 5 (5.62%) IBM
5 5 (5.62%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.37%) Perforce
6 3 (3.37%) Twitter
7 2 (2.25%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.12%) ATG
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.12%) Seapine
8 1 (1.12%) Serena
8 1 (1.12%) VMware