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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 565 530 532
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +2
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 58 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.085% 0.094%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.71% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 36
Average daily rate
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£413 £395 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% +10.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+38.33% -14.28%
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
7376 6160 6270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.71% 11.85% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4908 3987 3485
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 123 231
Average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

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 2 October 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 28 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 2 October 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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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 -21 53 £413 +4.43% 17
London -6 20 £400 -5.88% 10
South East +12 19 £415 - 1
Berkshire - 11 - -
City of London +21 9 £400 +6.66% 1
Surrey - 2 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £233 - 2
Cambridge - 2 £233 - 1
Staines - 2 £350 -
East of England - 2 £233 - 3
North West - 1 £275 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Harrow - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 113 (80.14%) .NET
2 76 (53.90%) Microsoft
3 73 (51.77%) TeamCity
4 71 (50.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (49.65%) C#
6 69 (48.94%) SQL
7 67 (47.52%) PowerShell
8 66 (46.81%) Windows
9 63 (44.68%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (41.84%) Visual Studio
12 55 (39.01%) .NET Framework
13 51 (36.17%) ASP.NET
14 47 (33.33%) Configuration Management
15 46 (32.62%) Octopus Deploy
16 44 (31.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 44 (31.21%) Release Management
17 43 (30.50%) Git (software)
17 43 (30.50%) MVC
18 42 (29.79%) Maven
18 42 (29.79%) WCF
19 39 (27.66%) NuGet
19 39 (27.66%) Automated Testing
20 38 (26.95%) TDD
21 37 (26.24%) Automation Testing
21 37 (26.24%) SQL Server
21 37 (26.24%) SSDT
21 37 (26.24%) Gradle
21 37 (26.24%) Artifactory
21 37 (26.24%) Red Gate

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 15 (10.64%) SharePoint
1 15 (10.64%) IIS
2 6 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.42%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.71%) CMS
6 1 (0.71%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 9 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.42%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.67%) GitHub
3 7 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.55%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.55%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (3.55%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.42%) HTTP
1 2 (1.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.24%) SQL Server
1 37 (26.24%) SSDT
2 17 (12.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.96%) MySQL
5 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (3.55%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.13%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.42%) QlikView
8 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.71%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.71%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 73 (51.77%) TeamCity
2 71 (50.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 59 (41.84%) Visual Studio
4 46 (32.62%) Octopus Deploy
5 43 (30.50%) Git (software)
6 42 (29.79%) Maven
7 39 (27.66%) NuGet
8 37 (26.24%) Gradle
8 37 (26.24%) Artifactory
9 31 (21.99%) NUnit
9 31 (21.99%) Subversion
10 16 (11.35%) CruiseControl
11 15 (10.64%) Jenkins
12 14 (9.93%) Selenium
13 11 (7.80%) SpecFlow
13 11 (7.80%) WiX
14 9 (6.38%) ReSharper
15 8 (5.67%) WebDriver
16 7 (4.96%) Eclipse
16 7 (4.96%) JIRA
General
1 12 (8.51%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Front Office
4 1 (0.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (39.01%) Developer
2 38 (26.95%) Release Engineer
2 38 (26.95%) Build and Release Engineer
3 32 (22.70%) Build Engineer
4 23 (16.31%) .NET Developer
5 22 (15.60%) C# Developer
6 11 (7.80%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.80%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.96%) Senior C# Developer
8 7 (4.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.26%) Build Manager
9 6 (4.26%) Programmer
9 6 (4.26%) Architect
10 5 (3.55%) Release Analyst
10 5 (3.55%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (3.55%) CRM Architect
11 4 (2.84%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (80.14%) .NET
2 55 (39.01%) .NET Framework
3 51 (36.17%) ASP.NET
4 42 (29.79%) WCF
5 27 (19.15%) Web Services
6 23 (16.31%) HTML
6 23 (16.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (14.89%) CSS
8 15 (10.64%) jQuery
8 15 (10.64%) Ajax
9 10 (7.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (7.09%) XML
10 9 (6.38%) ADO.NET
10 9 (6.38%) WPF
10 9 (6.38%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (5.67%) HTML5
11 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 7 (4.96%) REST
12 7 (4.96%) CSS3
12 7 (4.96%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (4.96%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.26%) W3C
4 5 (3.55%) Open Source
5 2 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.71%) DTV
6 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.71%) IPTV
6 1 (0.71%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 66 (46.81%) Windows
2 44 (31.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.13%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.68%) Continuous Integration
2 60 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 44 (31.21%) Release Management
5 43 (30.50%) MVC
6 39 (27.66%) Automated Testing
7 38 (26.95%) TDD
8 37 (26.24%) Automation Testing
9 23 (16.31%) BDD
10 20 (14.18%) Scrum
11 19 (13.48%) OO
12 12 (8.51%) Domain-Driven Design
13 11 (7.80%) SOA
13 11 (7.80%) DevOps
14 9 (6.38%) Unit Testing
15 8 (5.67%) CRM
15 8 (5.67%) OOD
15 8 (5.67%) Project Management
16 7 (4.96%) UML
16 7 (4.96%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (49.65%) C#
2 69 (48.94%) SQL
3 67 (47.52%) PowerShell
4 26 (18.44%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.09%) Java
5 10 (7.09%) VBScript
6 7 (4.96%) XAML
6 7 (4.96%) VB6
6 7 (4.96%) Python
6 7 (4.96%) VB
7 4 (2.84%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.84%) Perl
8 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.13%) Ruby
9 2 (1.42%) VBA
10 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Degree
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.71%) MCP
3 1 (0.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.77%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 76 (53.90%) Microsoft
2 37 (26.24%) Red Gate
3 7 (4.96%) Perforce
4 4 (2.84%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.84%) AccuRev
5 3 (2.13%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle
5 3 (2.13%) HP
5 3 (2.13%) IBM
5 3 (2.13%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.13%) Twitter
6 2 (1.42%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.42%) Serena
7 1 (0.71%) Sybase
7 1 (0.71%) SAP
7 1 (0.71%) CA
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