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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 539 544 450
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -94
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 73 50 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.093% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 0.74% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 17 67
Average daily rate
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£419 £450 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +19.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £438 £330
% change year-on-year
-18.28% +32.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -

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
7189 6749 5290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 12.55% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4597 4326 3337
Average daily rate £400 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 139 136
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £31.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +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 6 May 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 29 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 6 May 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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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 -4 59 £475 +5.55% 14
London +2 35 £525 +10.52% 12
South East +3 15 £388 -11.42% 1
South Wales - 12 £331 - 1
Wales - 12 £331 - 1
Newport - 9 £333 - 1
Berkshire +1 7 £400 -8.57%
City of London +12 4 £550 +18.91% 4
Reading +3 4 £413 -5.71%
East of England -7 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -8 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 £343 - 1
North West - 4 £450 -
Hampshire -6 3 £394 -
Manchester - 3 £450 -
Cardiff - 3 £305 -
Gatwick - 3 £343 - 1
Scotland - 2 £325 -
South West - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £413 -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -
Liverpool - 1 £300 -
Crawley - 1 £475 -
Edinburgh - 1 £275 -
Oxford - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 96 (84.96%) .NET
2 66 (58.41%) C#
3 61 (53.98%) Windows
4 55 (48.67%) SQL
4 55 (48.67%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (45.13%) Subversion
6 49 (43.36%) SQL Server
7 46 (40.71%) TeamCity
8 44 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (35.40%) ASP.NET
9 40 (35.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 38 (33.63%) PowerShell
10 38 (33.63%) Jenkins
11 35 (30.97%) Git (software)
12 33 (29.20%) Oracle
12 33 (29.20%) IIS
13 31 (27.43%) .NET Framework
14 30 (26.55%) Maven
14 30 (26.55%) Scrum
15 29 (25.66%) Oracle Database
16 28 (24.78%) Gradle
16 28 (24.78%) Visual Studio
16 28 (24.78%) Microsoft
17 27 (23.89%) Java
18 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
18 25 (22.12%) MVC
19 24 (21.24%) WCF
20 23 (20.35%) Entity Framework
20 23 (20.35%) Linux
21 22 (19.47%) Ant

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 33 (29.20%) IIS
2 19 (16.81%) Apache
2 19 (16.81%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.08%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.42%) CMS
6 4 (3.54%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.77%) Confluence
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Tridion
2 3 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) SaaS
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) PaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) GitHub
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.58%) Firewall
2 6 (5.31%) HTTP
3 2 (1.77%) DNS
3 2 (1.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (43.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (25.66%) Oracle Database
3 14 (12.39%) Relational Database
4 12 (10.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (7.08%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.54%) MySQL
7 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.88%) DTS
9 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (45.13%) Subversion
2 46 (40.71%) TeamCity
3 40 (35.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (33.63%) Jenkins
5 35 (30.97%) Git (software)
6 30 (26.55%) Maven
7 28 (24.78%) Visual Studio
7 28 (24.78%) Gradle
8 22 (19.47%) Ant
9 20 (17.70%) JIRA
10 19 (16.81%) Mercurial
10 19 (16.81%) CruiseControl
11 15 (13.27%) Hudson
12 12 (10.62%) Artifactory
13 11 (9.73%) NUnit
14 7 (6.19%) WiX
15 6 (5.31%) SoapUI
15 6 (5.31%) Octopus Deploy
16 5 (4.42%) Rhino Mocks
16 5 (4.42%) Moq
General
1 10 (8.85%) Banking
2 9 (7.96%) Finance
3 7 (6.19%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Law
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (43.36%) Developer
2 16 (14.16%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (11.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.73%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.73%) Build Engineer
6 10 (8.85%) Web Developer
6 10 (8.85%) Software Developer
7 9 (7.96%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.08%) Deployment Specialist
9 6 (5.31%) .NET Web Developer
10 5 (4.42%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (4.42%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (4.42%) Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) BizTalk Developer
10 5 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Lead Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Administrator
11 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (2.65%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (84.96%) .NET
2 40 (35.40%) ASP.NET
3 31 (27.43%) .NET Framework
4 24 (21.24%) WCF
5 23 (20.35%) Entity Framework
6 19 (16.81%) Django
6 19 (16.81%) jQuery
7 18 (15.93%) CSS
8 14 (12.39%) XML
8 14 (12.39%) Rendezvous
8 14 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (10.62%) LINQ
9 12 (10.62%) Ajax
9 12 (10.62%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (9.73%) HTML
11 8 (7.08%) XSLT
12 7 (6.19%) XSD
12 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (5.31%) OAuth2
13 6 (5.31%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Fixed Income
2 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.42%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (4.42%) NHS
4 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.77%) User Experience
5 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.77%) Open Source
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) DTV
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Equities
6 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 61 (53.98%) Windows
2 23 (20.35%) Linux
3 19 (16.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.31%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.88%) UNIX
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (48.67%) Continuous Integration
2 44 (38.94%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.55%) Scrum
4 25 (22.12%) MVC
5 22 (19.47%) TDD
5 22 (19.47%) Release Management
5 22 (19.47%) Unit Testing
6 20 (17.70%) ITIL
7 19 (16.81%) Load Balancing
8 15 (13.27%) Capacity Management
9 14 (12.39%) Technical Analysis
9 14 (12.39%) DevOps
9 14 (12.39%) Problem Management
10 10 (8.85%) OO
11 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management
11 8 (7.08%) Automated Testing
12 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
13 6 (5.31%) Performance Testing
13 6 (5.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (5.31%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (58.41%) C#
2 55 (48.67%) SQL
3 38 (33.63%) PowerShell
4 27 (23.89%) Java
5 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
6 19 (16.81%) C++
7 17 (15.04%) Python
8 16 (14.16%) Bash Shell
9 12 (10.62%) PL/SQL
10 8 (7.08%) Jython
10 8 (7.08%) T-SQL
11 5 (4.42%) Perl
12 3 (2.65%) VBScript
12 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.77%) VB6
13 2 (1.77%) VB
13 2 (1.77%) VBA
14 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) Degree
1 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.77%) MCTS
4 1 (0.88%) MCPD
4 1 (0.88%) MCAD
4 1 (0.88%) MCSD
4 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) EMIR
2 2 (1.77%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (16.81%) BladeLogic
1 19 (16.81%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (7.96%) Puppet
3 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.65%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) WMI
5 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (29.20%) Oracle
2 28 (24.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (16.81%) Red Hat
4 14 (12.39%) TIBCO
4 14 (12.39%) Splunk
5 9 (7.96%) VMware
6 3 (2.65%) IBM
6 3 (2.65%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.77%) Twitter
7 2 (1.77%) Capita
8 1 (0.88%) Sun
8 1 (0.88%) Sybase
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
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