The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSBuild
UK
Rank 536 589 572
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -17
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 50 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.064% 0.094%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.44% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 36
Median daily rate £400 £506 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% +19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £265 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £623 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.09% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7512 7564 7088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.86% 14.59% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4990 4996 4721
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 208 129
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.30 £25.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +15.38%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MSBuild as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +63 43 £450 -18.18% 16
London +24 27 £475 -13.71% 12
South East +18 8 £388 +34.66% 2
South Wales +23 7 £185 +9.46%
Cardiff +21 7 £185 +9.46%
Wales +13 7 £185 +9.46%
West Midlands +13 4 £563 +73.07%
Coventry -6 4 £563 +73.07%
Surrey +13 3 £363 -36.95% 2
City of London +7 3 £450 -21.77% 1
Kent - 3 £388 -
Cobham - 3 £363 -
Oxfordshire -3 2 £400 +45.45%
Midlands - 2 £450 -
North West - 2 £450 -
Oxford +3 1 - -
Witney - 1 £400 -
Warrington - 1 £450 -
Maidstone - 1 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 72 (72.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 66 (66.00%) PowerShell
3 65 (65.00%) .NET
4 63 (63.00%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (61.00%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (56.00%) SQL
7 51 (51.00%) DevOps
8 50 (50.00%) TeamCity
9 43 (43.00%) Puppet
10 42 (42.00%) C#
11 38 (38.00%) Scrum
11 38 (38.00%) Opscode Chef
12 36 (36.00%) Octopus Deploy
12 36 (36.00%) SQL Server
12 36 (36.00%) Windows
12 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
13 34 (34.00%) Finance
14 32 (32.00%) Configuration Management
14 32 (32.00%) Ansible
15 31 (31.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 29 (29.00%) Windows Server
17 28 (28.00%) Hudson
17 28 (28.00%) IIS
17 28 (28.00%) Banking
18 24 (24.00%) ASP.NET
19 23 (23.00%) NUnit
19 23 (23.00%) Open Source
19 23 (23.00%) Continuous Delivery
20 21 (21.00%) .NET Framework
21 20 (20.00%) MSTest

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (28.00%) IIS
2 8 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.00%) NServiceBus
3 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.00%) Apache
5 1 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) nginx
5 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.00%) PaaS
3 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.00%) IaaS
5 2 (2.00%) GitHub
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) DNS
1 5 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (9.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.00%) RDBMS
5 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.00%) DB2
7 2 (2.00%) MySQL
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.00%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 72 (72.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 36 (36.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 31 (31.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 28 (28.00%) Hudson
6 23 (23.00%) NUnit
7 20 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 20 (20.00%) MSTest
8 13 (13.00%) Visual Studio
9 10 (10.00%) Jenkins
9 10 (10.00%) SpecFlow
10 7 (7.00%) NuGet
10 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (6.00%) Gradle
11 6 (6.00%) JIRA
11 6 (6.00%) ReSharper
12 4 (4.00%) Bitbucket
13 3 (3.00%) CMake
13 3 (3.00%) Moq
13 3 (3.00%) NDepend
General
1 34 (34.00%) Finance
2 28 (28.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Front Office
5 1 (1.00%) Back Office
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (34.00%) Developer
2 29 (29.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (27.00%) .NET Developer
4 16 (16.00%) C# Developer
5 14 (14.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (11.00%) Finance Manager
7 10 (10.00%) Senior Developer
8 9 (9.00%) Build Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) PowerShell Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) Release Manager
9 8 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (7.00%) Applications Engineer
11 6 (6.00%) DevOps Manager
11 6 (6.00%) Engineering Manager
12 5 (5.00%) Applications Manager
12 5 (5.00%) IT Finance Manager
12 5 (5.00%) IT Manager
13 4 (4.00%) IT Operations Manager
13 4 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (65.00%) .NET
2 24 (24.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (21.00%) .NET Framework
4 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (13.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (12.00%) Entity Framework
7 11 (11.00%) WCF
8 9 (9.00%) MSMQ
9 8 (8.00%) AngularJS
9 8 (8.00%) HATEOAS
9 8 (8.00%) Web Services
10 7 (7.00%) jQuery
10 7 (7.00%) RESTful
10 7 (7.00%) Unity DI Container
11 5 (5.00%) LINQ
11 5 (5.00%) WinForms
11 5 (5.00%) WPF
12 4 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (4.00%) Node.js
13 3 (3.00%) Caliburn.Micro
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (11.00%) Online Banking
3 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) Derivative
5 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.00%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.00%) NHS
6 2 (2.00%) User Experience
7 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.00%) Windows
2 29 (29.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.00%) Linux
4 8 (8.00%) Ubuntu
4 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.00%) CentOS
6 4 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.00%) Fedora
8 1 (1.00%) SUSE
8 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (63.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (61.00%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (51.00%) DevOps
4 38 (38.00%) Scrum
5 32 (32.00%) Configuration Management
6 23 (23.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (23.00%) Open Source
7 20 (20.00%) Microservices
8 16 (16.00%) MVC
9 14 (14.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 14 (14.00%) Release Management
9 14 (14.00%) Test Automation
10 13 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (13.00%) SOLID
10 13 (13.00%) TDD
11 12 (12.00%) Unit Testing
12 11 (11.00%) E-Commerce
12 11 (11.00%) Post-Production
12 11 (11.00%) Software Engineering
12 11 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (66.00%) PowerShell
2 56 (56.00%) SQL
3 42 (42.00%) C#
4 15 (15.00%) T-SQL
5 11 (11.00%) Python
6 9 (9.00%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.00%) Perl
8 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.00%) Ruby
9 3 (3.00%) Korn
10 2 (2.00%) C++
11 1 (1.00%) C++/CLI
11 1 (1.00%) Java
11 1 (1.00%) PHP
11 1 (1.00%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.00%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.00%) EMIR
System Software
1 11 (11.00%) Docker
2 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (43.00%) Puppet
2 38 (38.00%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (32.00%) Ansible
4 9 (9.00%) Nagios
5 4 (4.00%) Terraform
6 1 (1.00%) Icinga
6 1 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.00%) logstash
6 1 (1.00%) Mesos
6 1 (1.00%) Rancher
6 1 (1.00%) rkt
6 1 (1.00%) Salt
6 1 (1.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.00%) Perforce
3 6 (6.00%) AppDynamics
3 6 (6.00%) Oracle
4 5 (5.00%) IBM
4 5 (5.00%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.00%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.00%) VMware
7 2 (2.00%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.00%) SAP
8 1 (1.00%) Google
8 1 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.00%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.00%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.00%) Solace
8 1 (1.00%) Splunk
8 1 (1.00%) Twitter