The first table below looks at the demand for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Reading region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 73 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.094% - 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% - 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £413
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - -
Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
130 103 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.16% 13.02% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 38 21
Average daily rate £313 £383 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
MSBuild
Berkshire

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MSBuild Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MSBuild
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MSBuild Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) MSTest

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (100.00%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) Hudson
2 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (33.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Build and Release Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Build and Release Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Build Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Release Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Build Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Environment Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Release Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Deployment Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat