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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 578 629 585
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -44
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 42 28 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.051% 0.090%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.34% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 37
Median daily rate £450 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £379 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £80.00
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
8237 8306 7445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 15.01% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 5578 5100
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 £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 189 115
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 3 December 2016.

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 17 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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +22 41 £450 -10.00% 20
London -1 24 £440 -20.16% 12
City of London +6 10 £438 -15.08% 1
South East +20 7 £369 -18.05% 2
East of England - 7 £500 - 2
Suffolk - 7 £500 -
Ipswich - 7 £500 -
Surrey +20 4 £358 -33.48%
Oxfordshire -5 3 £375 -6.25%
Oxford - 3 £375 -
Cobham - 3 £360 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - - 1

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 76 (69.72%) Continuous Integration
2 74 (67.89%) .NET
3 72 (66.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 67 (61.47%) PowerShell
5 58 (53.21%) TeamCity
6 53 (48.62%) SQL
6 53 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (46.79%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (44.95%) DevOps
8 49 (44.95%) Puppet
9 45 (41.28%) C#
10 44 (40.37%) Windows
10 44 (40.37%) Continuous Delivery
11 43 (39.45%) Ansible
12 37 (33.94%) SQL Server
12 37 (33.94%) Finance
13 36 (33.03%) Windows Server
14 34 (31.19%) Git (software)
15 32 (29.36%) Banking
16 30 (27.52%) Configuration Management
16 30 (27.52%) IIS
17 27 (24.77%) Scrum
17 27 (24.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (23.85%) Octopus Deploy
19 25 (22.94%) Hudson
19 25 (22.94%) NUnit
19 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
20 23 (21.10%) Open Source
20 23 (21.10%) Test Automation
21 22 (20.18%) SpecFlow

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 30 (27.52%) IIS
2 10 (9.17%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.75%) Confluence
3 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.92%) Apache
4 1 (0.92%) nginx
4 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (10.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.35%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (17.43%) PaaS
3 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.83%) GitHub
4 2 (1.83%) SaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.92%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (33.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.01%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.75%) MySQL
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.83%) OLTP
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) SSDT
6 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.92%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.92%) Event Store
6 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.92%) QlikView
6 1 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 72 (66.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (53.21%) TeamCity
3 34 (31.19%) Git (software)
4 27 (24.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 26 (23.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (22.94%) Hudson
6 25 (22.94%) NUnit
7 22 (20.18%) SpecFlow
8 21 (19.27%) Visual Studio
9 20 (18.35%) Jenkins
10 18 (16.51%) Gradle
11 11 (10.09%) CMake
11 11 (10.09%) JIRA
12 9 (8.26%) MSTest
12 9 (8.26%) TestComplete
13 8 (7.34%) NuGet
14 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (5.50%) WiX
16 5 (4.59%) Vagrant
17 4 (3.67%) Subversion
General
1 37 (33.94%) Finance
2 32 (29.36%) Banking
3 7 (6.42%) Front Office
4 3 (2.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (27.52%) Developer
2 25 (22.94%) Build Engineer
3 20 (18.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (16.51%) Finance Manager
5 17 (15.60%) .NET Developer
5 17 (15.60%) C# Developer
6 10 (9.17%) Release Manager
7 9 (8.26%) Applications Manager
7 9 (8.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (8.26%) DevOps Manager
7 9 (8.26%) Engineering Manager
7 9 (8.26%) IT Finance Manager
7 9 (8.26%) IT Manager
8 8 (7.34%) Build Automation Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.42%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Test Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) WPF Developer
11 5 (4.59%) C# WPF Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (67.89%) .NET
2 20 (18.35%) .NET Framework
3 12 (11.01%) AngularJS
4 11 (10.09%) ASP.NET
5 8 (7.34%) WPF
6 7 (6.42%) Node.js
6 7 (6.42%) WCF
6 7 (6.42%) WinForms
7 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.67%) MSMQ
8 4 (3.67%) SOAP
8 4 (3.67%) XML
9 3 (2.75%) ADO.NET
9 3 (2.75%) CSS
9 3 (2.75%) HTML
9 3 (2.75%) JSON
9 3 (2.75%) LINQ
9 3 (2.75%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 3 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.50%) Fixed Income
2 5 (4.59%) Swaptions
3 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.75%) Clustering
4 3 (2.75%) Derivative
4 3 (2.75%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.37%) Windows
2 36 (33.03%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.75%) Linux
5 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.92%) CentOS
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.92%) SUSE
6 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (69.72%) Continuous Integration
2 53 (48.62%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (44.95%) DevOps
4 44 (40.37%) Continuous Delivery
5 30 (27.52%) Configuration Management
6 27 (24.77%) Scrum
7 23 (21.10%) Open Source
7 23 (21.10%) Test Automation
8 21 (19.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (19.27%) Microservices
9 18 (16.51%) Performance Testing
9 18 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (12.84%) SDLC
11 13 (11.93%) Release Management
12 12 (11.01%) TDD
13 10 (9.17%) BDD
13 10 (9.17%) E-Commerce
14 9 (8.26%) Continuous Deployment
14 9 (8.26%) Problem Management
14 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (61.47%) PowerShell
2 53 (48.62%) SQL
3 45 (41.28%) C#
4 21 (19.27%) Python
5 14 (12.84%) T-SQL
6 9 (8.26%) VB.NET
7 8 (7.34%) XAML
8 6 (5.50%) C++
8 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.83%) C++/CLI
9 2 (1.83%) Perl
10 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.92%) F#
10 1 (0.92%) Java
10 1 (0.92%) PHP
10 1 (0.92%) R
10 1 (0.92%) Ruby
10 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Degree
2 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) QA
System Software
1 21 (19.27%) Docker
2 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.83%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (46.79%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (44.95%) Puppet
3 43 (39.45%) Ansible
4 5 (4.59%) Nagios
5 3 (2.75%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.83%) Icinga
6 2 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.83%) logstash
6 2 (1.83%) MOM
6 2 (1.83%) SCCM
6 2 (1.83%) SCOM
7 1 (0.92%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.92%) Mesos
7 1 (0.92%) Rancher
7 1 (0.92%) rkt
7 1 (0.92%) Salt
7 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.35%) Perforce
3 9 (8.26%) AppDynamics
4 8 (7.34%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.59%) Oracle
5 5 (4.59%) Splunk
6 2 (1.83%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.83%) VMware
7 1 (0.92%) Google
7 1 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.92%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.92%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.92%) Solace