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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 559 551 539
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 74 59 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 0.83% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 28 39
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +25.00%
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
8141 7134 6127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.93% 12.77% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5371 4597 3922
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 133 134
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 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 18 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 4 September 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 +5 61 £380 -5.00% 6
London +34 40 £380 -5.00% 3
South East -24 17 £336 -18.97% 3
City of London +18 14 £375 -9.09% 1
Wales - 13 £365 -
South Wales - 13 £365 -
Newport - 12 £365 -
Oxfordshire - 8 - -
Berkshire -8 6 £425 +13.33%
North West -31 3 £500 +66.66%
Manchester - 3 £500 -
East Sussex - 1 £240 -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 £323 -
Brighton - 1 £240 -
Gatwick - 1 £323 -
Bristol - 1 £330 -
South West - 1 £330 -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 125 (85.03%) .NET
2 75 (51.02%) Windows
3 72 (48.98%) C#
4 66 (44.90%) SQL
5 65 (44.22%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (44.22%) PowerShell
6 61 (41.50%) SQL Server
6 61 (41.50%) Scrum
7 56 (38.10%) Jenkins
8 55 (37.41%) Subversion
9 51 (34.69%) TeamCity
10 49 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 43 (29.25%) ASP.NET
12 40 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (25.85%) Git (software)
13 38 (25.85%) MVC
14 37 (25.17%) WCF
15 35 (23.81%) Visual Studio
16 32 (21.77%) IIS
16 32 (21.77%) Oracle
16 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
16 32 (21.77%) Continuous Delivery
17 31 (21.09%) Hudson
17 31 (21.09%) Unit Testing
18 30 (20.41%) JavaScript
18 30 (20.41%) Artifactory
19 29 (19.73%) DevOps
20 28 (19.05%) .NET Framework
21 26 (17.69%) Jython
22 25 (17.01%) Java

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 32 (21.77%) IIS
2 15 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 14 (9.52%) Apache
4 8 (5.44%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (4.76%) Umbraco
6 5 (3.40%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.40%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (2.04%) Jetty
7 3 (2.04%) CMS
7 3 (2.04%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.04%) nginx
7 3 (2.04%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.36%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.36%) Confluence
8 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Tridion
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.04%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.20%) HTTP
2 12 (8.16%) Firewall
3 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.72%) DNS
4 4 (2.72%) SSL
5 2 (1.36%) IPsec
5 2 (1.36%) SMTP
5 2 (1.36%) DHCP
5 2 (1.36%) FTP
6 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.68%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (41.50%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.97%) Oracle Database
2 22 (14.97%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.16%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.76%) MySQL
5 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (4.08%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.08%) SSDT
7 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.36%) Big Data
11 1 (0.68%) HBase
11 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.68%) SQLite
11 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (38.10%) Jenkins
2 55 (37.41%) Subversion
3 51 (34.69%) TeamCity
4 49 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (25.85%) Git (software)
6 35 (23.81%) Visual Studio
7 31 (21.09%) Hudson
8 30 (20.41%) Artifactory
9 20 (13.61%) Maven
10 19 (12.93%) Gradle
11 13 (8.84%) JIRA
12 11 (7.48%) Ant
13 10 (6.80%) Mercurial
13 10 (6.80%) NUnit
14 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (4.76%) WiX
14 7 (4.76%) SpecFlow
15 6 (4.08%) WinDbg
15 6 (4.08%) gulp
16 5 (3.40%) Grunt
General
1 16 (10.88%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Banking
3 9 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.44%) Front Office
5 4 (2.72%) Law
6 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (39.46%) Developer
2 24 (16.33%) .NET Developer
3 17 (11.56%) Senior Developer
4 14 (9.52%) Administrator
5 13 (8.84%) C# Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Software Developer
7 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) Senior C# Developer
7 9 (6.12%) Build Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (5.44%) Deployment Specialist
8 8 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.08%) WPF Developer
10 6 (4.08%) Build and Release Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Server Administrator
10 6 (4.08%) Analyst
10 6 (4.08%) Release Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.40%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (85.03%) .NET
2 43 (29.25%) ASP.NET
3 37 (25.17%) WCF
4 28 (19.05%) .NET Framework
5 23 (15.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (14.29%) Entity Framework
7 20 (13.61%) CSS
8 19 (12.93%) HTML
9 17 (11.56%) jQuery
10 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (9.52%) LINQ
12 12 (8.16%) HTML5
13 11 (7.48%) RESTful
13 11 (7.48%) AngularJS
13 11 (7.48%) WPF
13 11 (7.48%) XML
14 10 (6.80%) SOAP
14 10 (6.80%) Django
14 10 (6.80%) JSON
14 10 (6.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Fixed Income
2 7 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.40%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.36%) Clustering
5 2 (1.36%) NHS
5 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.68%) DTV
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 75 (51.02%) Windows
2 23 (15.65%) Linux
3 22 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.44%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.36%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) UNIX
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (44.22%) Continuous Integration
2 61 (41.50%) Scrum
3 40 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (25.85%) MVC
5 32 (21.77%) Continuous Delivery
6 31 (21.09%) Unit Testing
7 29 (19.73%) DevOps
8 24 (16.33%) TDD
9 21 (14.29%) Software Delivery
10 17 (11.56%) Configuration Management
11 16 (10.88%) ITIL
12 15 (10.20%) Release Management
13 11 (7.48%) MVVM
14 10 (6.80%) BDD
14 10 (6.80%) Capacity Management
14 10 (6.80%) Load Balancing
14 10 (6.80%) Technical Analysis
15 9 (6.12%) Automated Testing
15 9 (6.12%) OOP
15 9 (6.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (48.98%) C#
2 66 (44.90%) SQL
3 65 (44.22%) PowerShell
4 30 (20.41%) JavaScript
5 26 (17.69%) Jython
6 25 (17.01%) Java
7 18 (12.24%) Python
7 18 (12.24%) C++
8 10 (6.80%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.76%) Ruby
9 7 (4.76%) Perl
9 7 (4.76%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 6 (4.08%) C++/CLI
11 5 (3.40%) VBScript
12 3 (2.04%) VB
12 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.36%) XAML
14 1 (0.68%) VB6
14 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) ISEB
3 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.40%) XenApp
4 4 (2.72%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.04%) Xen
6 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (8.16%) BladeLogic
2 11 (7.48%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (4.76%) SCCM
4 6 (4.08%) SCOM
4 6 (4.08%) Puppet
5 2 (1.36%) Nagios
5 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.68%) logstash
6 1 (0.68%) Icinga
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Oracle
1 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.52%) VMware
3 12 (8.16%) Perforce
4 10 (6.80%) Red Hat
4 10 (6.80%) Splunk
4 10 (6.80%) Solace
5 9 (6.12%) TIBCO
6 7 (4.76%) Capita
7 6 (4.08%) Infragistics
8 5 (3.40%) Citrix
8 5 (3.40%) DataSynapse
9 4 (2.72%) EPiServer
9 4 (2.72%) Twitter
9 4 (2.72%) IBM
10 3 (2.04%) Google
11 2 (1.36%) Sybase
12 1 (0.68%) SAP