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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 371 371 344
Rank change year-on-year
0 -27
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 31 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 1.10% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 42
Average daily rate
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£519 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £365 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
MSBuild
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
2961 3104 2724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.50% 13.62% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2090 2315 2001
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £543 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -25.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £30.00 £33.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 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 29 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
City of London +10 5 £540 +30.12% 2
MSBuild
England

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 52 (86.67%) .NET
2 39 (65.00%) SQL Server
3 37 (61.67%) Windows
4 35 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (56.67%) TeamCity
6 32 (53.33%) Subversion
7 31 (51.67%) SQL
8 28 (46.67%) IIS
9 27 (45.00%) C#
10 25 (41.67%) Jenkins
11 24 (40.00%) Git (software)
12 23 (38.33%) Release Management
13 22 (36.67%) Ant
14 21 (35.00%) Oracle
14 21 (35.00%) ASP.NET
14 21 (35.00%) Firewall
15 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (33.33%) Maven
15 20 (33.33%) BladeLogic
15 20 (33.33%) Load Balancing
15 20 (33.33%) Red Hat
15 20 (33.33%) Linux
15 20 (33.33%) Apache
15 20 (33.33%) Tomcat
15 20 (33.33%) C++
15 20 (33.33%) Java
15 20 (33.33%) Django
15 20 (33.33%) Mercurial
15 20 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (33.33%) Gradle

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 28 (46.67%) IIS
2 20 (33.33%) Apache
2 20 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.33%) Confluence
4 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.67%) CMS
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.00%) Firewall
2 6 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (1.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) DTS
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
6 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (56.67%) TeamCity
2 32 (53.33%) Subversion
3 25 (41.67%) Jenkins
4 24 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 22 (36.67%) Ant
6 20 (33.33%) Maven
6 20 (33.33%) Mercurial
6 20 (33.33%) Gradle
7 17 (28.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (26.67%) JIRA
9 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
10 4 (6.67%) CruiseControl
11 3 (5.00%) NUnit
12 2 (3.33%) FitNesse
12 2 (3.33%) WiX
12 2 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (3.33%) ClearQuest
12 2 (3.33%) ClearCase
12 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
13 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Law
3 4 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Software Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Build Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Environment Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Analyst
5 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Architect
6 1 (1.67%) Management Consultant
6 1 (1.67%) Release Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (86.67%) .NET
2 21 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 20 (33.33%) Django
4 15 (25.00%) Rendezvous
5 12 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 11 (18.33%) jQuery
6 11 (18.33%) WCF
7 10 (16.67%) Entity Framework
7 10 (16.67%) HTML
8 7 (11.67%) CSS
8 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (8.33%) XML
10 5 (8.33%) LINQ
11 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
11 4 (6.67%) Ajax
12 3 (5.00%) Application Packaging
12 3 (5.00%) HTML5
13 2 (3.33%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Fixed Income
2 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) User Experience
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.67%) DTV
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.67%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 20 (33.33%) Linux
2 20 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) UNIX
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (38.33%) Release Management
3 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 16 (26.67%) Capacity Management
5 15 (25.00%) ITIL
5 15 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 15 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
6 13 (21.67%) TDD
6 13 (21.67%) MVC
7 11 (18.33%) Scrum
8 7 (11.67%) Unit Testing
8 7 (11.67%) SDLC
9 6 (10.00%) DevOps
9 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
11 3 (5.00%) OO
11 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.33%) Test Automation
12 2 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (51.67%) SQL
2 27 (45.00%) C#
3 20 (33.33%) C++
3 20 (33.33%) Java
4 18 (30.00%) Python
5 17 (28.33%) Bash Shell
6 16 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 13 (21.67%) JavaScript
8 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
9 5 (8.33%) VBScript
10 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.33%) VB6
11 2 (3.33%) VBA
11 2 (3.33%) VB
12 1 (1.67%) Perl
12 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) EMIR
2 2 (3.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (33.33%) BladeLogic
1 20 (33.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Oracle
2 20 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 15 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.00%) Splunk
4 3 (5.00%) IBM
4 3 (5.00%) EPiServer
5 2 (3.33%) Twitter
6 1 (1.67%) SAP
6 1 (1.67%) Sun
6 1 (1.67%) VMware