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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 527 519 473
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -46
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 52 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 0.75% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 32
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£425 £415 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +18.51%
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
6910 6040 4989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 12.06% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4491 3823 3162
Average daily rate £400 £375 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 112 145
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £16.96 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £52.50 £43.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

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 5 March 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 27 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 5 March 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 -9 46 £463 +11.44% 15
London -7 28 £525 +26.50% 11
South East -14 13 £425 +6.25% 1
City of London +2 6 £425 +2.40% 4
Scotland - 6 £310 -
Edinburgh - 6 £310 -
Surrey - 5 £525 -
East of England - 3 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £450 -
Kent - 3 £375 -
South West -8 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -22 1 £425 +19.29%
Suffolk - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cobham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 78 (76.47%) .NET
2 70 (68.63%) C#
3 49 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (48.04%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (46.08%) PowerShell
5 45 (44.12%) Windows
6 43 (42.16%) SQL Server
7 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
7 35 (34.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (32.35%) TDD
9 32 (31.37%) SQL
10 30 (29.41%) ASP.NET
10 30 (29.41%) Subversion
10 30 (29.41%) TeamCity
10 30 (29.41%) .NET Framework
11 28 (27.45%) Jenkins
12 26 (25.49%) WCF
13 25 (24.51%) Git (software)
14 24 (23.53%) NUnit
15 22 (21.57%) CruiseControl
15 22 (21.57%) MVC
16 21 (20.59%) IIS
16 21 (20.59%) Visual Studio
16 21 (20.59%) Web Services
17 20 (19.61%) Scrum
17 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (18.63%) Oracle
18 19 (18.63%) JavaScript
19 18 (17.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 17 (16.67%) BDD

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 21 (20.59%) IIS
2 13 (12.75%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.78%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (9.80%) Apache
4 10 (9.80%) Tomcat
5 8 (7.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.92%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.94%) CMS
8 2 (1.96%) Confluence
8 2 (1.96%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.96%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) Tridion
3 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.88%) GitHub
3 2 (1.96%) SaaS
4 1 (0.98%) IaaS
4 1 (0.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) Firewall
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (42.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.71%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.94%) MySQL
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.98%) DTS
Development Applications
1 35 (34.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (29.41%) Subversion
2 30 (29.41%) TeamCity
3 28 (27.45%) Jenkins
4 25 (24.51%) Git (software)
5 24 (23.53%) NUnit
6 22 (21.57%) CruiseControl
7 21 (20.59%) Visual Studio
8 16 (15.69%) Ant
9 15 (14.71%) SpecFlow
9 15 (14.71%) Maven
10 14 (13.73%) MSTest
11 12 (11.76%) ReSharper
11 12 (11.76%) StyleCop
12 11 (10.78%) NDepend
12 11 (10.78%) NCover
12 11 (10.78%) WiX
13 10 (9.80%) Mercurial
13 10 (9.80%) Gradle
14 9 (8.82%) JIRA
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (52.94%) Developer
2 17 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 16 (15.69%) .NET Developer
4 12 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Web Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Build Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Architect
7 6 (5.88%) Build Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.90%) CRM Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Release Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.92%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (76.47%) .NET
2 30 (29.41%) ASP.NET
2 30 (29.41%) .NET Framework
3 26 (25.49%) WCF
4 21 (20.59%) Web Services
5 18 (17.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 17 (16.67%) CSS
7 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (13.73%) XML
9 13 (12.75%) jQuery
10 12 (11.76%) HTML
11 11 (10.78%) Ajax
11 11 (10.78%) NHibernate
12 10 (9.80%) Django
13 9 (8.82%) XSLT
14 8 (7.84%) KnockoutJS
15 7 (6.86%) Lucene
15 7 (6.86%) XSD
16 6 (5.88%) Rendezvous
16 6 (5.88%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Inversion of Control
2 12 (11.76%) Open Source
3 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.82%) Fixed Income
4 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.94%) NHS
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.98%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.98%) DTV
8 1 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.98%) Equities
8 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 45 (44.12%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) Linux
3 10 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.88%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
1 49 (48.04%) Continuous Integration
2 33 (32.35%) TDD
3 22 (21.57%) MVC
4 20 (19.61%) Scrum
5 17 (16.67%) BDD
6 16 (15.69%) Release Management
7 13 (12.75%) Domain-Driven Design
8 12 (11.76%) OO
8 12 (11.76%) CRM
8 12 (11.76%) DevOps
8 12 (11.76%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 11 (10.78%) ATDD
10 10 (9.80%) Load Balancing
11 9 (8.82%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.86%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.88%) ITIL
13 6 (5.88%) Pair Programming
13 6 (5.88%) Performance Testing
13 6 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (68.63%) C#
2 47 (46.08%) PowerShell
3 32 (31.37%) SQL
4 19 (18.63%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.78%) Python
6 10 (9.80%) Java
6 10 (9.80%) C++
7 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.86%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.86%) Perl
8 6 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.88%) VBScript
9 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.96%) VB
10 2 (1.96%) VBA
10 2 (1.96%) VB6
11 1 (0.98%) XAML
11 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) VCP4
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.96%) MCTS
4 1 (0.98%) MCPD
4 1 (0.98%) MCAD
4 1 (0.98%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) EMIR
2 2 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) BladeLogic
1 10 (9.80%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (6.86%) Puppet
3 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.98%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.63%) Oracle
3 10 (9.80%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.88%) VMware
4 6 (5.88%) TIBCO
4 6 (5.88%) Splunk
5 4 (3.92%) IBM
6 3 (2.94%) EPiServer
6 3 (2.94%) Perforce
7 2 (1.96%) Red Gate
7 2 (1.96%) Twitter
8 1 (0.98%) Sun
8 1 (0.98%) CODA
8 1 (0.98%) SAP
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Rate: £315 per day
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London
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Suffolk
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