The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 380 356 337
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -19
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 15 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.071% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% 1.07% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% +0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £338 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £560 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £438 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3111 2890 2628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.82% 13.23% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2089 1913
Average daily rate £425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £41.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.92% +5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £68.25 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSBuild Jobs Demand Trend in London

MSBuild
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSBuild across the London region.

MSBuild Daily Rate Trend in London

MSBuild
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSBuild across the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

MSBuild Daily Rate Histogram in London

MSBuild
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild across the London region.

MSBuild Hourly Rate Trend in London

MSBuild
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
City of London +8 4 £425 +7.59% 2
Wimbledon - - - -
MSBuild
England

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 31 (86.11%) C#
2 24 (66.67%) .NET
3 20 (55.56%) PowerShell
4 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (38.89%) Windows
7 14 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (36.11%) SharePoint
8 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
8 13 (36.11%) TDD
9 12 (33.33%) WCF
9 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
10 11 (30.56%) WiX
10 11 (30.56%) HTML
11 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
11 10 (27.78%) MVC
12 9 (25.00%) Subversion
12 9 (25.00%) CSS
12 9 (25.00%) Degree
13 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
13 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
13 8 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
14 7 (19.44%) NUnit
14 7 (19.44%) TeamCity
15 6 (16.67%) Open Source
15 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
15 6 (16.67%) Ajax
15 6 (16.67%) Lucene

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (36.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (16.67%) IIS
3 6 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.56%) Confluence
6 1 (2.78%) CMS
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) GitHub
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (30.56%) WiX
4 9 (25.00%) Subversion
5 7 (19.44%) NUnit
5 7 (19.44%) TeamCity
6 4 (11.11%) CruiseControl
7 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (8.33%) MSI
7 3 (8.33%) Selenium
7 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (5.56%) MSTest
9 1 (2.78%) Maven
9 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.78%) Build Forge
9 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Build Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Environment Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Build Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Software Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Release Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (66.67%) .NET
2 12 (33.33%) WCF
3 11 (30.56%) HTML
4 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 9 (25.00%) CSS
6 6 (16.67%) Ajax
6 6 (16.67%) Lucene
6 6 (16.67%) XML
7 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
7 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
7 5 (13.89%) OOXML
8 4 (11.11%) HTML5
8 4 (11.11%) CSS3
8 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (11.11%) jQuery
8 4 (11.11%) Web Services
9 3 (8.33%) LINQ
9 3 (8.33%) WPF
9 3 (8.33%) Backbone.js
9 3 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (16.67%) Open Source
3 3 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) TDD
4 10 (27.78%) MVC
5 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) Build Automation
6 5 (13.89%) OO
6 5 (13.89%) Release Management
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
7 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.33%) Kanban
8 2 (5.56%) Static Code Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Web Development
8 2 (5.56%) Refactoring
8 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.56%) OOP
8 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) C#
2 20 (55.56%) PowerShell
3 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.56%) VBScript
5 2 (5.56%) VB
5 2 (5.56%) VBA
5 2 (5.56%) XAML
5 2 (5.56%) VB6
6 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) EMIR
2 1 (2.78%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) EPiServer
3 2 (5.56%) Red Gate
4 1 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Twitter
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