The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 522 503 526
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +23
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 72 67 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 1.14% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 43
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 £200 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £361
% change year-on-year
-5.72% -4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7079 5903 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.94% 11.55% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4550 3699 3587
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 220
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 2014.

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 30 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 31 July 2014. 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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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 -28 65 £375 -6.25% 17
London +11 28 £400 - 8
Cambridgeshire - 27 £233 -
East of England - 27 £233 - 1
Cambridge - 9 £233 -
City of London +22 7 £408 +5.16% 1
West Midlands -24 5 £450 +50.00% 1
Berkshire +5 3 £375 +10.29% 1
South East -19 3 £375 -6.25% 3
South West -30 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £300 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Redditch - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 2

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 103 (84.43%) .NET
2 69 (56.56%) Microsoft
2 69 (56.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (54.10%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (51.64%) TeamCity
4 63 (51.64%) C#
4 63 (51.64%) Windows
5 58 (47.54%) Visual Studio
6 56 (45.90%) SQL
7 53 (43.44%) ASP.NET
8 51 (41.80%) .NET Framework
9 49 (40.16%) Release Management
10 48 (39.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 47 (38.52%) Git (software)
11 47 (38.52%) Configuration Management
12 46 (37.70%) Maven
13 41 (33.61%) NuGet
13 41 (33.61%) Octopus Deploy
14 40 (32.79%) Automation Testing
14 40 (32.79%) SSDT
14 40 (32.79%) Gradle
14 40 (32.79%) Artifactory
14 40 (32.79%) Red Gate
14 40 (32.79%) Automated Testing
14 40 (32.79%) MVC
15 39 (31.97%) SQL Server
16 36 (29.51%) PowerShell
17 34 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
18 33 (27.05%) WCF
19 31 (25.41%) Subversion

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 10 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.74%) IIS
3 5 (4.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.28%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.82%) CMS
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.82%) MS Project
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.64%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.10%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (4.10%) CloudFront
3 5 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.10%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) HTTP
1 2 (1.64%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (32.79%) SSDT
2 39 (31.97%) SQL Server
3 20 (16.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.56%) MySQL
6 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (4.10%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.46%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.64%) QlikView
11 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.82%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.82%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 69 (56.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (51.64%) TeamCity
3 58 (47.54%) Visual Studio
4 47 (38.52%) Git (software)
5 46 (37.70%) Maven
6 41 (33.61%) NuGet
6 41 (33.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 40 (32.79%) Gradle
7 40 (32.79%) Artifactory
8 31 (25.41%) Subversion
9 28 (22.95%) NUnit
10 16 (13.11%) CruiseControl
11 9 (7.38%) JIRA
11 9 (7.38%) Jenkins
12 8 (6.56%) Ant
13 7 (5.74%) Eclipse
13 7 (5.74%) WiX
14 6 (4.92%) Rhino Mocks
15 4 (3.28%) Build Forge
15 4 (3.28%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (3.28%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Banking
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
3 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.82%) Front Office
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 43 (35.25%) Developer
1 43 (35.25%) Release Engineer
1 43 (35.25%) Build and Release Engineer
2 36 (29.51%) Build Engineer
3 18 (14.75%) .NET Developer
4 14 (11.48%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.74%) Web Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Programmer
9 5 (4.10%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.28%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (3.28%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Release Manager
11 3 (2.46%) Analyst Programmer
11 3 (2.46%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (84.43%) .NET
2 53 (43.44%) ASP.NET
3 51 (41.80%) .NET Framework
4 33 (27.05%) WCF
5 26 (21.31%) HTML
6 24 (19.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (18.03%) CSS
8 15 (12.30%) Web Services
8 15 (12.30%) WPF
9 14 (11.48%) Ajax
10 13 (10.66%) MSMQ
11 12 (9.84%) jQuery
12 11 (9.02%) XML
13 10 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (7.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 8 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC 2
16 7 (5.74%) REST
16 7 (5.74%) ADO.NET
16 7 (5.74%) XSLT
17 6 (4.92%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (4.92%) W3C
2 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 63 (51.64%) Windows
2 48 (39.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (54.10%) Continuous Integration
2 49 (40.16%) Release Management
3 47 (38.52%) Configuration Management
4 40 (32.79%) MVC
4 40 (32.79%) Automated Testing
4 40 (32.79%) Automation Testing
5 34 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (16.39%) TDD
7 16 (13.11%) DevOps
8 15 (12.30%) Scrum
9 12 (9.84%) OO
10 10 (8.20%) Multithreading
11 9 (7.38%) Unit Testing
12 8 (6.56%) MVVM
12 8 (6.56%) BDD
12 8 (6.56%) Project Management
13 7 (5.74%) SOA
14 6 (4.92%) UML
14 6 (4.92%) Use Case
15 5 (4.10%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 63 (51.64%) C#
2 56 (45.90%) SQL
3 36 (29.51%) PowerShell
4 22 (18.03%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.84%) VBScript
6 10 (8.20%) Java
7 8 (6.56%) Python
8 7 (5.74%) VB6
8 7 (5.74%) VB
9 6 (4.92%) Perl
9 6 (4.92%) XAML
10 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.46%) Ruby
12 2 (1.64%) VBA
13 1 (0.82%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.82%) XPath
13 1 (0.82%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.82%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (9.02%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.82%) MCTS
3 1 (0.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.82%) Salt
2 1 (0.82%) Nagios
2 1 (0.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (56.56%) Microsoft
2 40 (32.79%) Red Gate
3 7 (5.74%) Oracle
4 6 (4.92%) Perforce
5 4 (3.28%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.28%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.28%) AccuRev
6 3 (2.46%) EPiServer
6 3 (2.46%) Twitter
6 3 (2.46%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.64%) IBM
7 2 (1.64%) Serena
8 1 (0.82%) Sybase
8 1 (0.82%) VMware
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