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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 527 505 488
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -17
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 68 65 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 1.02% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 46
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £362
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.28%
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
6961 6403 5487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.51% 12.97% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 4188 3509
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 134 135
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +17 47 £400 - 7
South East +8 20 £338 -10.00%
South West -8 1 £330 -
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MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 108 (84.38%) .NET
2 78 (60.94%) C#
3 74 (57.81%) SQL Server
3 74 (57.81%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (54.69%) SQL
5 67 (52.34%) Windows
6 65 (50.78%) TeamCity
7 54 (42.19%) Subversion
8 48 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (36.72%) Git (software)
10 46 (35.94%) ASP.NET
11 42 (32.81%) PowerShell
12 41 (32.03%) MVC
13 40 (31.25%) IIS
14 37 (28.91%) Oracle
14 37 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (27.34%) Jenkins
16 34 (26.56%) Scrum
17 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
17 33 (25.78%) WCF
18 32 (25.00%) Visual Studio
19 30 (23.44%) JavaScript
20 29 (22.66%) Oracle Database
21 28 (21.88%) Linux
22 26 (20.31%) C++
22 26 (20.31%) .NET Framework
23 25 (19.53%) Release Management
23 25 (19.53%) Unit Testing
23 25 (19.53%) ASP.NET MVC
24 24 (18.75%) Python

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (31.25%) IIS
2 20 (15.63%) Apache
2 20 (15.63%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.47%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (5.47%) Umbraco
4 5 (3.91%) Oracle Coherence
4 5 (3.91%) CMS
5 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.13%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.34%) NServiceBus
6 3 (2.34%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Tridion
2 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.34%) SaaS
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.41%) Firewall
2 9 (7.03%) HTTP
3 2 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.78%) SMTP
4 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (57.81%) SQL Server
2 29 (22.66%) Oracle Database
3 17 (13.28%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.03%) MySQL
4 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (5.47%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (4.69%) SSDT
8 4 (3.13%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.34%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.56%) Big Data
11 1 (0.78%) HBase
11 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 65 (50.78%) TeamCity
2 54 (42.19%) Subversion
3 48 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (36.72%) Git (software)
5 35 (27.34%) Jenkins
6 32 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 23 (17.97%) Ant
8 20 (15.63%) Mercurial
8 20 (15.63%) Maven
8 20 (15.63%) JIRA
8 20 (15.63%) Gradle
9 8 (6.25%) NUnit
10 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (5.47%) SpecFlow
11 6 (4.69%) WinDbg
11 6 (4.69%) gulp
12 5 (3.91%) Grunt
12 5 (3.91%) WiX
12 5 (3.91%) CruiseControl
13 4 (3.13%) Log4Net
General
1 19 (14.84%) Finance
2 16 (12.50%) Banking
3 11 (8.59%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.47%) Front Office
5 4 (3.13%) Law
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
6 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (39.84%) Developer
2 23 (17.97%) .NET Developer
3 15 (11.72%) Administrator
4 14 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Senior Developer
5 13 (10.16%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Software Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Build Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Server Administrator
8 7 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Build and Release Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) WPF Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Release Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) UI Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Umbraco Developer
10 5 (3.91%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (84.38%) .NET
2 46 (35.94%) ASP.NET
3 33 (25.78%) WCF
4 26 (20.31%) .NET Framework
5 25 (19.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (17.19%) CSS
7 20 (15.63%) Django
8 19 (14.84%) Entity Framework
9 18 (14.06%) HTML
10 16 (12.50%) jQuery
11 15 (11.72%) Rendezvous
11 15 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (9.38%) HTML5
12 12 (9.38%) AngularJS
13 9 (7.03%) Middleware
13 9 (7.03%) XML
13 9 (7.03%) RESTful
14 8 (6.25%) WPF
14 8 (6.25%) JSON
14 8 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.63%) Fixed Income
2 6 (4.69%) N-Tier
2 6 (4.69%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.56%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.56%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.78%) Derivative
5 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.78%) DTV
5 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (52.34%) Windows
2 28 (21.88%) Linux
3 20 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.47%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.56%) UNIX
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (57.81%) Continuous Integration
2 41 (32.03%) MVC
3 37 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (26.56%) Scrum
5 25 (19.53%) Release Management
5 25 (19.53%) Unit Testing
6 23 (17.97%) TDD
7 20 (15.63%) Load Balancing
8 16 (12.50%) ITIL
8 16 (12.50%) Capacity Management
9 15 (11.72%) Technical Analysis
9 15 (11.72%) Problem Management
10 12 (9.38%) Configuration Management
11 11 (8.59%) DevOps
12 10 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (7.81%) BDD
13 8 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (5.47%) API Design
15 6 (4.69%) MVVM
15 6 (4.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 78 (60.94%) C#
2 70 (54.69%) SQL
3 42 (32.81%) PowerShell
4 30 (23.44%) JavaScript
5 26 (20.31%) C++
6 24 (18.75%) Python
7 22 (17.19%) Java
8 17 (13.28%) Bash Shell
9 10 (7.81%) Perl
10 7 (5.47%) T-SQL
10 7 (5.47%) Ruby
11 6 (4.69%) C++/CLI
12 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.13%) VBScript
12 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.56%) VB
13 2 (1.56%) XAML
14 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.34%) Degree
3 2 (1.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.56%) ISEB
3 2 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) MCTS
4 1 (0.78%) MCAD
4 1 (0.78%) MCSD
4 1 (0.78%) MCPD
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) EMIR
2 1 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 9 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.91%) XenApp
4 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (17.19%) BladeLogic
2 21 (16.41%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (5.47%) SCCM
4 5 (3.91%) Puppet
5 3 (2.34%) SCOM
5 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.56%) Nagios
7 1 (0.78%) WMI
7 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.78%) logstash
7 1 (0.78%) Icinga
Vendors
1 37 (28.91%) Oracle
2 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
3 20 (15.63%) Red Hat
4 16 (12.50%) Splunk
5 15 (11.72%) TIBCO
6 12 (9.38%) Perforce
6 12 (9.38%) VMware
7 10 (7.81%) Solace
8 7 (5.47%) Capita
8 7 (5.47%) IBM
9 6 (4.69%) Infragistics
10 5 (3.91%) Citrix
10 5 (3.91%) DataSynapse
10 5 (3.91%) Twitter
11 4 (3.13%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.78%) Sun
12 1 (0.78%) SAP