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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 559 532 521
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -11
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 53 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.090% 0.094%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 0.77% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 30
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£413 £438 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £349
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +25.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £80.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
7324 5947 5941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.66% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 3825 3527
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 144 240
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £18.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.40 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +2 49 £413 -5.71% 9
London -12 21 £413 -8.33% 6
South East -22 11 £375 -14.28% 3
City of London +23 10 £450 +22.44% 1
Surrey -5 5 £350 - 3
Berkshire -2 3 £338 -22.85%
Staines - 3 £338 -
East of England - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £450 -
Peterborough - 2 £450 -
Reading +9 1 £338 -12.05%
North West -8 1 £275 -45.00%
Scotland - - - -
Queensferry - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Flintshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 88 (76.52%) .NET
2 66 (57.39%) C#
3 62 (53.91%) PowerShell
4 57 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (46.96%) Microsoft
6 50 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (42.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 47 (40.87%) TeamCity
8 47 (40.87%) SQL
9 45 (39.13%) Windows
10 41 (35.65%) .NET Framework
11 39 (33.91%) TDD
11 39 (33.91%) WCF
12 36 (31.30%) ASP.NET
13 33 (28.70%) SQL Server
14 32 (27.83%) Visual Studio
14 32 (27.83%) Web Services
14 32 (27.83%) NUnit
15 29 (25.22%) MVC
16 28 (24.35%) BDD
17 27 (23.48%) Octopus Deploy
17 27 (23.48%) Configuration Management
18 26 (22.61%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (21.74%) Scrum
20 24 (20.87%) NuGet
21 23 (20.00%) Maven
22 22 (19.13%) Subversion
22 22 (19.13%) Release Management
23 21 (18.26%) Automated Testing
24 20 (17.39%) JavaScript

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 17 (14.78%) IIS
2 13 (11.30%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (9.57%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (0.87%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Office
2 1 (0.87%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.96%) GitHub
3 7 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (4.35%) CloudFront
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) Internet
2 2 (1.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.87%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (28.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.65%) SSDT
3 8 (6.96%) MySQL
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 49 (42.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (40.87%) TeamCity
3 32 (27.83%) Visual Studio
3 32 (27.83%) NUnit
4 27 (23.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 24 (20.87%) NuGet
6 23 (20.00%) Maven
7 22 (19.13%) Subversion
8 20 (17.39%) Git (software)
9 18 (15.65%) Gradle
9 18 (15.65%) Artifactory
9 18 (15.65%) SpecFlow
10 16 (13.91%) CruiseControl
11 15 (13.04%) MSTest
12 14 (12.17%) Selenium
12 14 (12.17%) WiX
12 14 (12.17%) ReSharper
13 13 (11.30%) Jenkins
13 13 (11.30%) StyleCop
14 12 (10.43%) NDepend
General
1 11 (9.57%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
4 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (50.43%) Developer
2 23 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 21 (18.26%) C# Developer
4 16 (13.91%) Release Engineer
4 16 (13.91%) Build and Release Engineer
5 14 (12.17%) Build Engineer
6 11 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (6.96%) Build Manager
9 8 (6.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Architect
11 5 (4.35%) CRM Architect
11 5 (4.35%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Web Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Release Analyst
12 4 (3.48%) BizTalk Developer
12 4 (3.48%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (76.52%) .NET
2 41 (35.65%) .NET Framework
3 39 (33.91%) WCF
4 36 (31.30%) ASP.NET
5 32 (27.83%) Web Services
6 16 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (10.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (9.57%) CSS
8 11 (9.57%) HTML
9 9 (7.83%) REST
9 9 (7.83%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (7.83%) Ajax
10 7 (6.09%) XML
11 6 (5.22%) NHibernate
11 6 (5.22%) Lucene
11 6 (5.22%) jQuery
11 6 (5.22%) WF
11 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (5.22%) AngularJS
12 5 (4.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (9.57%) Open Source
3 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.87%) DataPower
6 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.87%) DTV
6 1 (0.87%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.13%) Windows
2 26 (22.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.61%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (33.91%) TDD
4 29 (25.22%) MVC
5 28 (24.35%) BDD
6 27 (23.48%) Configuration Management
7 25 (21.74%) Scrum
8 22 (19.13%) Release Management
9 21 (18.26%) Automated Testing
10 18 (15.65%) Automation Testing
11 17 (14.78%) Domain-Driven Design
12 13 (11.30%) OO
13 12 (10.43%) ATDD
14 11 (9.57%) CRM
15 10 (8.70%) DevOps
16 7 (6.09%) SOA
16 7 (6.09%) Pair Programming
17 6 (5.22%) Workflow
18 5 (4.35%) Unit Testing
18 5 (4.35%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 66 (57.39%) C#
2 62 (53.91%) PowerShell
3 47 (40.87%) SQL
4 20 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.96%) Java
6 5 (4.35%) Perl
6 5 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.48%) VBScript
7 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.48%) Python
8 3 (2.61%) XAML
9 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.87%) VB
10 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.87%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) Degree
2 2 (1.74%) MCTS
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 54 (46.96%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.39%) Red Gate
3 7 (6.09%) Perforce
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle
4 4 (3.48%) AccuRev
5 3 (2.61%) HP
6 2 (1.74%) Twitter
7 1 (0.87%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.87%) IBM
7 1 (0.87%) CA
7 1 (0.87%) CODA
7 1 (0.87%) SAP
7 1 (0.87%) Sybase
7 1 (0.87%) VMware
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