The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 523 512 471
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -41
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 77 87 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 1.27% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 62
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
-0.37% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7416 6860 5553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.74% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4894 4357 3438
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 158 158
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £31.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £52.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MSBuild Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSBuild
Daily Rate Trend

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

MSBuild Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MSBuild
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSBuild within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

MSBuild Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MSBuild
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MSBuild Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MSBuild
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
England -33 56 £400 - 17
London -10 34 £444 +6.92% 14
South East -5 21 £343 -8.66%
Wales - 19 £333 - 1
South Wales - 15 £333 - 1
Newport - 14 £336 - 1
City of London +3 9 £400 +1.26% 9
Berkshire +3 5 £400 +6.66%
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 £343 -
Gatwick - 4 £334 -
Surrey - 3 - -
Hampshire - 2 £381 -
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Scotland - 2 £350 -
Reading +5 1 £400 -
North West -19 1 £300 - 2
Liverpool - 1 £300 -
Basingstoke - 1 £413 -
Brighton - 1 £240 -
Camberley - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £305 -
Crawley - 1 £475 -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
East Sussex - 1 £240 -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 113 (86.92%) .NET
2 72 (55.38%) Windows
3 71 (54.62%) C#
4 65 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (47.69%) SQL Server
6 61 (46.92%) SQL
7 58 (44.62%) Subversion
8 54 (41.54%) TeamCity
9 51 (39.23%) PowerShell
10 48 (36.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 47 (36.15%) Scrum
11 47 (36.15%) Jenkins
12 46 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (30.77%) ASP.NET
14 38 (29.23%) IIS
14 38 (29.23%) Git (software)
15 37 (28.46%) Oracle
16 34 (26.15%) Microsoft
17 32 (24.62%) Java
18 30 (23.08%) Visual Studio
18 30 (23.08%) MVC
18 30 (23.08%) WCF
19 29 (22.31%) Maven
19 29 (22.31%) .NET Framework
19 29 (22.31%) Gradle
20 28 (21.54%) Oracle Database
21 27 (20.77%) JavaScript
21 27 (20.77%) Linux
22 26 (20.00%) Release Management
23 25 (19.23%) C++

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 38 (29.23%) IIS
2 23 (17.69%) Tomcat
3 22 (16.92%) Apache
4 6 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.08%) CMS
5 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.08%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.31%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.31%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.54%) Jetty
7 2 (1.54%) nginx
7 2 (1.54%) Confluence
7 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Tridion
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.31%) SaaS
4 2 (1.54%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.77%) Office 365
5 1 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.92%) Firewall
2 9 (6.92%) HTTP
3 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.31%) DNS
3 3 (2.31%) SSL
4 2 (1.54%) IPsec
4 2 (1.54%) SMTP
4 2 (1.54%) DHCP
4 2 (1.54%) FTP
5 1 (0.77%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.77%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (47.69%) SQL Server
2 28 (21.54%) Oracle Database
3 21 (16.15%) Relational Database
4 10 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 10 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (6.15%) MySQL
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (3.85%) SSDT
8 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.77%) DTS
11 1 (0.77%) Big Data
11 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 58 (44.62%) Subversion
2 54 (41.54%) TeamCity
3 48 (36.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (36.15%) Jenkins
5 38 (29.23%) Git (software)
6 30 (23.08%) Visual Studio
7 29 (22.31%) Maven
7 29 (22.31%) Gradle
8 23 (17.69%) Ant
9 20 (15.38%) Mercurial
9 20 (15.38%) JIRA
9 20 (15.38%) Artifactory
9 20 (15.38%) Hudson
10 12 (9.23%) CruiseControl
11 8 (6.15%) NUnit
12 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (3.85%) SoapUI
13 5 (3.85%) WinDbg
14 4 (3.08%) WiX
14 4 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (8.46%) Finance
1 11 (8.46%) Banking
2 8 (6.15%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Front Office
4 4 (3.08%) Law
5 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (37.69%) Developer
2 21 (16.15%) .NET Developer
3 16 (12.31%) Senior Developer
4 14 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 12 (9.23%) Administrator
7 10 (7.69%) Build Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (6.92%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (6.15%) Software Developer
9 8 (6.15%) Deployment Specialist
9 8 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Server Administrator
12 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (3.85%) .NET Web Developer
12 5 (3.85%) Web Developer
13 4 (3.08%) Consultant
13 4 (3.08%) Analyst
13 4 (3.08%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (86.92%) .NET
2 40 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 30 (23.08%) WCF
4 29 (22.31%) .NET Framework
5 23 (17.69%) Entity Framework
6 20 (15.38%) Django
7 18 (13.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (11.54%) Rendezvous
9 14 (10.77%) CSS
10 13 (10.00%) XML
10 13 (10.00%) jQuery
11 11 (8.46%) HTML
12 10 (7.69%) LINQ
13 9 (6.92%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (6.15%) NHibernate
14 8 (6.15%) Middleware
15 7 (5.38%) WPF
16 6 (4.62%) Ajax
16 6 (4.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Fixed Income
2 5 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) NHS
4 3 (2.31%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.54%) User Experience
5 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.77%) DTV
6 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.77%) Derivative
6 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.77%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 72 (55.38%) Windows
2 27 (20.77%) Linux
3 20 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.62%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.31%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 47 (36.15%) Scrum
3 46 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (23.08%) MVC
5 26 (20.00%) Release Management
6 23 (17.69%) Unit Testing
7 21 (16.15%) ITIL
8 20 (15.38%) Load Balancing
8 20 (15.38%) TDD
8 20 (15.38%) DevOps
9 16 (12.31%) Technical Analysis
9 16 (12.31%) Capacity Management
9 16 (12.31%) Configuration Management
10 15 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (11.54%) Problem Management
11 13 (10.00%) Software Delivery
12 10 (7.69%) Automated Testing
13 9 (6.92%) MVVM
14 7 (5.38%) Waterfall
14 7 (5.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 71 (54.62%) C#
2 61 (46.92%) SQL
3 51 (39.23%) PowerShell
4 32 (24.62%) Java
5 27 (20.77%) JavaScript
6 25 (19.23%) C++
7 24 (18.46%) Python
8 17 (13.08%) Bash Shell
9 14 (10.77%) Jython
10 9 (6.92%) Perl
10 9 (6.92%) PL/SQL
11 6 (4.62%) T-SQL
11 6 (4.62%) VBScript
12 5 (3.85%) C++/CLI
13 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.54%) VB6
14 2 (1.54%) VBA
14 2 (1.54%) VB
15 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) Degree
4 2 (1.54%) ISEB
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.77%) MCTS
5 1 (0.77%) MCPD
5 1 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) MCAD
5 1 (0.77%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) EMIR
2 1 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (15.38%) BladeLogic
1 20 (15.38%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (6.15%) Puppet
3 6 (4.62%) SCCM
4 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.31%) SCOM
6 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.77%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (28.46%) Oracle
2 34 (26.15%) Microsoft
3 20 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 15 (11.54%) TIBCO
4 15 (11.54%) Splunk
5 14 (10.77%) VMware
6 6 (4.62%) IBM
7 5 (3.85%) Perforce
8 4 (3.08%) Infragistics
8 4 (3.08%) Capita
8 4 (3.08%) EPiServer
8 4 (3.08%) Solace
9 2 (1.54%) Google
9 2 (1.54%) Sybase
10 1 (0.77%) SAP
10 1 (0.77%) Sun
10 1 (0.77%) Twitter
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