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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 577 611 581
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -30
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 75 62 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.83% 0.75% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 37
Median daily rate £434 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.21% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £316 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £408
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -6.74%
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
8992 8320 7413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 14.37% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6051 5502 4930
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 192 117
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 £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
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 30 September 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 20 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 30 September 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 72 £434 +12.00% 11
London +25 44 £437 +14.93% 7
South East +24 20 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire +1 18 £450 +12.50% 1
Oxford - 15 £419 -
City of London +20 13 £550 +57.14%
South West +17 3 £400 +21.21%
Bristol -3 3 £400 +21.21%
Ipswich - 3 £475 -
East of England - 3 £475 - 2
Edinburgh - 3 £425 -
Scotland - 3 £425 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £475 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Cobham - 1 £385 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £385 -
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Abingdon - 1 £450 -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 93 (70.45%) Continuous Integration
2 81 (61.36%) .NET
3 80 (60.61%) PowerShell
4 77 (58.33%) TeamCity
5 76 (57.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 72 (54.55%) DevOps
7 65 (49.24%) Opscode Chef
8 63 (47.73%) Puppet
9 60 (45.45%) Ansible
10 55 (41.67%) Windows
10 55 (41.67%) Finance
11 53 (40.15%) C#
12 51 (38.64%) Configuration Management
12 51 (38.64%) Continuous Delivery
13 48 (36.36%) SQL
14 47 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (35.61%) Jenkins
15 45 (34.09%) Octopus Deploy
16 41 (31.06%) Docker
16 41 (31.06%) Windows Server
16 41 (31.06%) Git (software)
17 37 (28.03%) PaaS
17 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
18 36 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
19 35 (26.52%) MS Excel
19 35 (26.52%) SQL Server
19 35 (26.52%) Python
20 31 (23.48%) Banking
21 27 (20.45%) IIS
22 26 (19.70%) Splunk

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 27 (20.45%) IIS
2 8 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.03%) Apache
4 3 (2.27%) Confluence
4 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (26.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (28.03%) PaaS
2 36 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (12.88%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.03%) IaaS
6 2 (1.52%) SaaS
7 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.85%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.27%) MySQL
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.52%) OLTP
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.52%) SSDT
7 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.76%) Event Store
7 1 (0.76%) QlikView
7 1 (0.76%) Redis
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (58.33%) TeamCity
2 76 (57.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (35.61%) Jenkins
4 45 (34.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 41 (31.06%) Git (software)
6 25 (18.94%) NUnit
7 24 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (17.42%) Hudson
9 22 (16.67%) SpecFlow
10 18 (13.64%) Gradle
10 18 (13.64%) Visual Studio
11 16 (12.12%) NuGet
12 15 (11.36%) JIRA
13 11 (8.33%) CMake
14 9 (6.82%) TestComplete
15 8 (6.06%) WiX
16 7 (5.30%) Subversion
17 6 (4.55%) Artifactory
17 6 (4.55%) Vagrant
18 5 (3.79%) MSTest
General
1 55 (41.67%) Finance
2 31 (23.48%) Banking
3 9 (6.82%) Front Office
3 9 (6.82%) Legal
4 5 (3.79%) Back Office
4 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (25.00%) Build Engineer
2 32 (24.24%) Developer
3 18 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (13.64%) Finance Manager
4 17 (12.88%) .NET Developer
4 17 (12.88%) C# Developer
5 13 (9.85%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Applications Manager
6 9 (6.82%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) DevOps Manager
6 9 (6.82%) Engineering Manager
6 9 (6.82%) IT Finance Manager
6 9 (6.82%) IT Manager
6 9 (6.82%) PowerShell Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.06%) Build Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (61.36%) .NET
2 19 (14.39%) .NET Framework
3 13 (9.85%) WCF
4 12 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 12 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.82%) WPF
6 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (5.30%) Node.js
6 7 (5.30%) SOAP
6 7 (5.30%) WinForms
6 7 (5.30%) XML
7 6 (4.55%) CSS
7 6 (4.55%) Entity Framework
7 6 (4.55%) HTML
8 5 (3.79%) LINQ
8 5 (3.79%) MSMQ
8 5 (3.79%) REST
9 4 (3.03%) ADO.NET
9 4 (3.03%) jQuery
9 4 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) Fixed Income
2 5 (3.79%) Swaptions
3 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.27%) Clustering
4 3 (2.27%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.52%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Derivative
6 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 55 (41.67%) Windows
2 41 (31.06%) Windows Server
3 21 (15.91%) Linux
4 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.55%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (70.45%) Continuous Integration
2 72 (54.55%) DevOps
3 51 (38.64%) Configuration Management
3 51 (38.64%) Continuous Delivery
4 47 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (18.94%) Migration
5 25 (18.94%) Test Automation
6 24 (18.18%) Scrum
7 21 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (13.64%) Microservices
8 18 (13.64%) Open Source
8 18 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 18 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (13.64%) TDD
9 14 (10.61%) Build Automation
10 11 (8.33%) BDD
11 9 (6.82%) Incident Management
11 9 (6.82%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.82%) SDLC
11 9 (6.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 80 (60.61%) PowerShell
2 53 (40.15%) C#
3 48 (36.36%) SQL
4 35 (26.52%) Python
5 19 (14.39%) C++
6 17 (12.88%) Perl
7 15 (11.36%) Bourne shell
7 15 (11.36%) Ruby
8 13 (9.85%) Bash Shell
8 13 (9.85%) Java
8 13 (9.85%) Korn
9 9 (6.82%) T-SQL
10 8 (6.06%) XAML
11 6 (4.55%) JavaScript
11 6 (4.55%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.52%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.76%) F#
13 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) QA
System Software
1 41 (31.06%) Docker
2 4 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.52%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 65 (49.24%) Opscode Chef
2 63 (47.73%) Puppet
3 60 (45.45%) Ansible
4 7 (5.30%) Nagios
5 4 (3.03%) Icinga
5 4 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (3.03%) logstash
6 3 (2.27%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.52%) CFEngine
7 2 (1.52%) MOM
7 2 (1.52%) SCCM
7 2 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (19.70%) Splunk
3 20 (15.15%) Perforce
4 6 (4.55%) Oracle
5 5 (3.79%) AppDynamics
5 5 (3.79%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.52%) VMware
8 1 (0.76%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.76%) Solace
8 1 (0.76%) Twitter