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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 580 588 582
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 67 71 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 0.89% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 29
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -7.59%
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
8884 7984 7205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.43% 13.88% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 5244 4595
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 160 132
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 August 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 24 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 August 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 +11 64 £425 +12.58% 16
London -21 32 £467 +22.89% 12
South East +22 25 £375 +11.52% 1
Oxfordshire +6 17 £450 - 1
Oxford - 14 £419 -
City of London +22 9 £550 +46.66% 1
Surrey +8 5 £358 -
Cobham - 5 £358 -
South West +14 3 £400 +21.21% 1
Bristol +1 3 £400 +21.21% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £425 -
Scotland - 3 £425 -
East Sussex +7 2 £325 +35.41%
Brighton +7 2 £325 +35.41%
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
North West +10 1 £320 -32.63%
Hampshire +2 1 £400 +14.28%
Croydon - 1 £310 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Abingdon - 1 £450 -
Liverpool - 1 £320 -
Merseyside - 1 £320 -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 86 (67.19%) Continuous Integration
2 82 (64.06%) .NET
3 75 (58.59%) PowerShell
4 70 (54.69%) TeamCity
5 68 (53.13%) DevOps
6 66 (51.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 62 (48.44%) C#
8 59 (46.09%) Opscode Chef
9 57 (44.53%) Puppet
10 54 (42.19%) Ansible
10 54 (42.19%) Jenkins
11 51 (39.84%) Finance
12 48 (37.50%) Configuration Management
13 47 (36.72%) Windows
14 44 (34.38%) Git (software)
15 43 (33.59%) SQL
15 43 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
15 43 (33.59%) Docker
15 43 (33.59%) Continuous Delivery
16 41 (32.03%) Octopus Deploy
17 40 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
18 38 (29.69%) PaaS
18 38 (29.69%) MS Excel
19 37 (28.91%) Python
20 36 (28.13%) Microsoft
20 36 (28.13%) SQL Server
21 33 (25.78%) Windows Server
22 31 (24.22%) Splunk
23 29 (22.66%) Migration
24 27 (21.09%) Linux

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 23 (17.97%) IIS
2 8 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.91%) Apache
3 5 (3.91%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.13%) Confluence
5 2 (1.56%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.78%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.78%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) nginx
6 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (29.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (29.69%) PaaS
3 22 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (14.06%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.13%) IaaS
6 2 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.94%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.13%) MySQL
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.56%) OLTP
7 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.56%) SSDT
8 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.78%) Event Store
8 1 (0.78%) QlikView
8 1 (0.78%) Redis
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 70 (54.69%) TeamCity
2 66 (51.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 54 (42.19%) Jenkins
4 44 (34.38%) Git (software)
5 41 (32.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (19.53%) NUnit
7 22 (17.19%) Visual Studio
8 21 (16.41%) SpecFlow
9 19 (14.84%) NuGet
10 17 (13.28%) JIRA
11 16 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (11.72%) Gradle
12 15 (11.72%) Hudson
13 9 (7.03%) Artifactory
13 9 (7.03%) CMake
14 8 (6.25%) Subversion
15 7 (5.47%) TestComplete
15 7 (5.47%) Vagrant
15 7 (5.47%) WiX
16 6 (4.69%) CruiseControl
General
1 51 (39.84%) Finance
2 24 (18.75%) Banking
3 11 (8.59%) Legal
4 9 (7.03%) Front Office
5 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.91%) Back Office
7 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.56%) Retail
9 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (28.13%) Developer
2 32 (25.00%) Build Engineer
3 19 (14.84%) .NET Developer
3 19 (14.84%) C# Developer
4 16 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (11.72%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Finance Manager
6 10 (7.81%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) PowerShell Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Architect
8 8 (6.25%) AWS Architect
8 8 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (6.25%) Azure Architect
8 8 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
8 8 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (6.25%) DevOps Architect
8 8 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (64.06%) .NET
2 21 (16.41%) .NET Framework
3 17 (13.28%) ASP.NET
4 16 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 14 (10.94%) WCF
6 12 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (7.03%) WPF
8 8 (6.25%) CSS
8 8 (6.25%) HTML
8 8 (6.25%) jQuery
9 7 (5.47%) Entity Framework
9 7 (5.47%) LINQ
9 7 (5.47%) SOAP
10 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (4.69%) NHibernate
10 6 (4.69%) Node.js
10 6 (4.69%) WinForms
11 5 (3.91%) MSMQ
11 5 (3.91%) REST
11 5 (3.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.91%) Fixed Income
1 5 (3.91%) Inversion of Control
1 5 (3.91%) Swaptions
2 4 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.34%) Clustering
3 3 (2.34%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (0.78%) AS400
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) Derivative
5 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.78%) iSeries
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
5 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.72%) Windows
2 33 (25.78%) Windows Server
3 27 (21.09%) Linux
4 8 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.69%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.56%) Unix
8 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (67.19%) Continuous Integration
2 68 (53.13%) DevOps
3 48 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 43 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (33.59%) Continuous Delivery
5 29 (22.66%) Migration
6 23 (17.97%) Test Automation
7 19 (14.84%) Scrum
7 19 (14.84%) TDD
8 16 (12.50%) Build Automation
9 15 (11.72%) Microservices
9 15 (11.72%) Performance Testing
10 14 (10.94%) MVC
11 13 (10.16%) BDD
11 13 (10.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (7.81%) Open Source
12 10 (7.81%) SDLC
12 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (7.03%) Incident Management
13 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (58.59%) PowerShell
2 62 (48.44%) C#
3 43 (33.59%) SQL
4 37 (28.91%) Python
5 24 (18.75%) C++
6 21 (16.41%) Perl
7 20 (15.63%) Bash Shell
7 20 (15.63%) Ruby
8 19 (14.84%) Bourne shell
9 18 (14.06%) Java
10 17 (13.28%) Korn
11 12 (9.38%) T-SQL
12 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
13 8 (6.25%) XAML
14 7 (5.47%) VB.NET
15 3 (2.34%) TypeScript
16 2 (1.56%) C++/CLI
17 1 (0.78%) F#
17 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) Degree
2 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) QA
System Software
1 43 (33.59%) Docker
2 4 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 59 (46.09%) Opscode Chef
2 57 (44.53%) Puppet
3 54 (42.19%) Ansible
4 8 (6.25%) Nagios
5 4 (3.13%) Icinga
5 4 (3.13%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (3.13%) logstash
6 3 (2.34%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.56%) CFEngine
7 2 (1.56%) MOM
7 2 (1.56%) SCCM
7 2 (1.56%) SCOM
8 1 (0.78%) Scalr
Vendors
1 36 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 31 (24.22%) Splunk
3 18 (14.06%) Perforce
4 7 (5.47%) Oracle
5 6 (4.69%) AppDynamics
6 5 (3.91%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.91%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.34%) VMware
8 2 (1.56%) IBM
8 2 (1.56%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.56%) Twitter
9 1 (0.78%) ATG
9 1 (0.78%) Seapine
9 1 (0.78%) Serena
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