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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 588 569 534
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -35
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 55 72 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.67% 0.96% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 54 33
Median daily rate £425 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £336 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -0.37%
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
8225 7474 6954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.37% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5669 4938 4431
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 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 128 156
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 26 June 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 25 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 26 June 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 +4 46 £425 +6.25% 17
London +13 28 £438 +4.47% 5
South East 0 12 £375 +9.48% 4
Scotland -3 9 - - 1
Edinburgh - 9 - -
Berkshire -6 7 £475 +18.75%
Reading +1 5 £375 -6.25%
Surrey -2 4 £358 - 2
Cobham - 4 £358 - 1
City of London +35 2 £550 +37.50%
Wiltshire - 2 £475 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
South West - 2 £475 - 2
East Sussex +11 1 £325 +35.41%
Brighton +3 1 £325 +35.41%
Merseyside -1 1 £320 +6.66%
Liverpool -3 1 £320 +6.66%
North West -14 1 £320 +6.66% 3
East of England - 1 £413 -
Swindon - 1 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £310 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £413 -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 63 (66.32%) .NET
2 57 (60.00%) C#
3 55 (57.89%) DevOps
4 52 (54.74%) PowerShell
5 51 (53.68%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (50.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 47 (49.47%) Jenkins
8 44 (46.32%) Microsoft Azure
9 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
10 38 (40.00%) SQL Server
10 38 (40.00%) TeamCity
11 36 (37.89%) Finance
12 35 (36.84%) Windows
13 33 (34.74%) MS Excel
13 33 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (34.74%) Opscode Chef
13 33 (34.74%) Puppet
14 30 (31.58%) Git (software)
14 30 (31.58%) Configuration Management
15 29 (30.53%) Ansible
15 29 (30.53%) Octopus Deploy
16 28 (29.47%) Docker
16 28 (29.47%) Splunk
17 25 (26.32%) Linux
18 24 (25.26%) Migration
19 23 (24.21%) Java
19 23 (24.21%) Continuous Delivery
20 22 (23.16%) SQL
20 22 (23.16%) PaaS
20 22 (23.16%) NuGet

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 12 (12.63%) IIS
2 5 (5.26%) Apache
2 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.11%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.05%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.05%) Confluence
4 1 (1.05%) JBoss
4 1 (1.05%) nginx
4 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (34.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (46.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (23.16%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (23.16%) PaaS
3 4 (4.21%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.58%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.42%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.42%) RDBMS
3 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.26%) Big Data
5 5 (5.26%) HBase
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.21%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.11%) MySQL
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.05%) QlikView
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (50.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (49.47%) Jenkins
3 38 (40.00%) TeamCity
4 30 (31.58%) Git (software)
5 29 (30.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (23.16%) NuGet
7 20 (21.05%) Visual Studio
8 17 (17.89%) JIRA
9 16 (16.84%) NUnit
10 15 (15.79%) Artifactory
11 10 (10.53%) CruiseControl
12 7 (7.37%) Moq
13 6 (6.32%) Subversion
14 5 (5.26%) Vagrant
15 3 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (3.16%) FitNesse
15 3 (3.16%) Jasmine
15 3 (3.16%) ReSharper
15 3 (3.16%) WiX
16 2 (2.11%) Hudson
General
1 36 (37.89%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Legal
3 10 (10.53%) Banking
4 7 (7.37%) Front Office
5 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.21%) Back Office
6 4 (4.21%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.11%) Retail
8 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Developer
2 20 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) Build Engineer
5 13 (13.68%) .NET Developer
6 12 (12.63%) C# Developer
7 10 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) Senior Developer
8 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (9.47%) PowerShell Engineer
9 8 (8.42%) Architect
9 8 (8.42%) AWS Architect
9 8 (8.42%) AWS DevOps
9 8 (8.42%) Azure Architect
9 8 (8.42%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (8.42%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (8.42%) DevOps Architect
10 7 (7.37%) Senior Build Engineer
11 6 (6.32%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (6.32%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (66.32%) .NET
2 18 (18.95%) ASP.NET
3 17 (17.89%) WCF
4 16 (16.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (15.79%) .NET Framework
6 13 (13.68%) AngularJS
6 13 (13.68%) LINQ
7 12 (12.63%) jQuery
8 10 (10.53%) CSS
8 10 (10.53%) Entity Framework
8 10 (10.53%) HTML
8 10 (10.53%) SOAP
9 9 (9.47%) NHibernate
9 9 (9.47%) WPF
10 8 (8.42%) JSON
11 7 (7.37%) ADO.NET
12 6 (6.32%) HTML5
12 6 (6.32%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 6 (6.32%) Unity DI Container
13 5 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (6.32%) Clustering
3 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.05%) AS400
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) iSeries
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Windows
2 25 (26.32%) Linux
3 20 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 10
6 6 (6.32%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.11%) Unix
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (57.89%) DevOps
2 51 (53.68%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (31.58%) Configuration Management
5 24 (25.26%) Migration
6 23 (24.21%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (18.95%) MVC
8 15 (15.79%) Build Automation
9 12 (12.63%) TDD
10 11 (11.58%) Release Management
10 11 (11.58%) Unit Testing
11 10 (10.53%) BDD
11 10 (10.53%) Scrum
12 6 (6.32%) Multithreading
12 6 (6.32%) SDLC
13 5 (5.26%) E-Commerce
13 5 (5.26%) Investment Management
13 5 (5.26%) SOA
14 4 (4.21%) Automated Testing
14 4 (4.21%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.00%) C#
2 52 (54.74%) PowerShell
3 23 (24.21%) Java
4 22 (23.16%) SQL
5 20 (21.05%) Bash Shell
5 20 (21.05%) Python
5 20 (21.05%) Ruby
6 19 (20.00%) Bourne shell
6 19 (20.00%) C++
6 19 (20.00%) Perl
7 17 (17.89%) Korn
8 13 (13.68%) JavaScript
9 10 (10.53%) T-SQL
10 6 (6.32%) XAML
11 5 (5.26%) VB.NET
12 3 (3.16%) TypeScript
13 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
14 1 (1.05%) Delphi
14 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.05%) EMIR
System Software
1 28 (29.47%) Docker
2 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (34.74%) Opscode Chef
1 33 (34.74%) Puppet
2 29 (30.53%) Ansible
3 8 (8.42%) Nagios
4 4 (4.21%) Icinga
4 4 (4.21%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (4.21%) logstash
5 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.16%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.11%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.05%) Scalr
7 1 (1.05%) SCOM
7 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.47%) Splunk
3 10 (10.53%) Oracle
4 5 (5.26%) IBM
4 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.21%) AppDynamics
6 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.16%) Twitter
7 2 (2.11%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.05%) ATG
8 1 (1.05%) Perforce
8 1 (1.05%) Seapine
8 1 (1.05%) Serena
8 1 (1.05%) VMware
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