The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 516 497 532
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +35
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 74 73 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.090%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 1.24% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 40
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7010 5869 6065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.81% 11.51% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3677 3558
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 143 221
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.70 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -20 67 £375 -6.25% 18
East of England - 31 £233 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 31 £233 -
London -4 28 £400 - 8
Cambridge - 9 £233 -
City of London +22 7 £408 +5.16% 3
West Midlands -17 4 £450 +50.00% 2
Berkshire +4 2 £375 +10.29%
South East -28 2 £375 -6.25% 1
South West -32 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £300 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Redditch - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Essex - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 107 (84.92%) .NET
2 72 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 69 (54.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 69 (54.76%) Microsoft
4 68 (53.97%) C#
5 67 (53.17%) TeamCity
6 63 (50.00%) Windows
7 59 (46.83%) SQL
8 58 (46.03%) Visual Studio
9 54 (42.86%) ASP.NET
10 51 (40.48%) .NET Framework
11 49 (38.89%) Release Management
12 48 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 47 (37.30%) Git (software)
13 47 (37.30%) Configuration Management
14 46 (36.51%) Maven
15 44 (34.92%) Automated Testing
15 44 (34.92%) Automation Testing
16 41 (32.54%) Octopus Deploy
16 41 (32.54%) MVC
16 41 (32.54%) NuGet
17 40 (31.75%) SSDT
17 40 (31.75%) Gradle
17 40 (31.75%) Artifactory
17 40 (31.75%) Red Gate
18 39 (30.95%) SQL Server
19 35 (27.78%) PowerShell
19 35 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
20 34 (26.98%) WCF
21 31 (24.60%) Subversion

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.76%) IIS
3 5 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.17%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.59%) CMS
5 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.59%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.97%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (3.97%) CloudFront
3 5 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.97%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) HTTP
1 2 (1.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (31.75%) SSDT
2 39 (30.95%) SQL Server
3 20 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.35%) MySQL
6 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.97%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.38%) Couchbase
9 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.59%) QlikView
11 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.79%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.79%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 69 (54.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (53.17%) TeamCity
3 58 (46.03%) Visual Studio
4 47 (37.30%) Git (software)
5 46 (36.51%) Maven
6 41 (32.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 41 (32.54%) NuGet
7 40 (31.75%) Gradle
7 40 (31.75%) Artifactory
8 31 (24.60%) Subversion
9 30 (23.81%) NUnit
10 20 (15.87%) CruiseControl
11 14 (11.11%) Jenkins
12 9 (7.14%) JIRA
13 8 (6.35%) Ant
14 7 (5.56%) Eclipse
15 6 (4.76%) WiX
15 6 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
16 4 (3.17%) Build Forge
16 4 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (3.17%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Retail
3 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Front Office
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 43 (34.13%) Release Engineer
1 43 (34.13%) Developer
1 43 (34.13%) Build and Release Engineer
2 36 (28.57%) Build Engineer
3 17 (13.49%) .NET Developer
4 15 (11.90%) C# Developer
5 11 (8.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.35%) Web Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Programmer
9 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.17%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.17%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Release Manager
11 3 (2.38%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (84.92%) .NET
2 54 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 51 (40.48%) .NET Framework
4 34 (26.98%) WCF
5 27 (21.43%) HTML
6 25 (19.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (18.25%) CSS
8 16 (12.70%) WPF
9 14 (11.11%) Web Services
9 14 (11.11%) MSMQ
9 14 (11.11%) Ajax
10 12 (9.52%) jQuery
11 11 (8.73%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (7.94%) XML
13 9 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC 2
15 7 (5.56%) XSLT
15 7 (5.56%) ADO.NET
15 7 (5.56%) REST
16 6 (4.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (4.76%) W3C
3 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 63 (50.00%) Windows
2 48 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 49 (38.89%) Release Management
3 47 (37.30%) Configuration Management
4 44 (34.92%) Automated Testing
4 44 (34.92%) Automation Testing
5 41 (32.54%) MVC
6 35 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (15.87%) TDD
8 16 (12.70%) DevOps
9 15 (11.90%) Scrum
10 13 (10.32%) OO
11 11 (8.73%) Multithreading
12 9 (7.14%) Unit Testing
12 9 (7.14%) MVVM
13 8 (6.35%) BDD
13 8 (6.35%) Project Management
14 7 (5.56%) SOA
15 6 (4.76%) Use Case
15 6 (4.76%) Test Automation
15 6 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 68 (53.97%) C#
2 59 (46.83%) SQL
3 35 (27.78%) PowerShell
4 27 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.52%) Python
5 12 (9.52%) VBScript
6 10 (7.94%) Java
7 7 (5.56%) VB6
7 7 (5.56%) VB
8 6 (4.76%) Perl
8 6 (4.76%) XAML
9 4 (3.17%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.38%) Ruby
11 2 (1.59%) VBA
12 1 (0.79%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.79%) PHP
12 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.79%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (8.73%) Degree
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.79%) Salt
3 1 (0.79%) Nagios
3 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 40 (31.75%) Red Gate
3 7 (5.56%) Oracle
4 6 (4.76%) Perforce
5 5 (3.97%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.17%) AccuRev
6 4 (3.17%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.38%) Twitter
7 3 (2.38%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.59%) Serena
8 2 (1.59%) IBM
9 1 (0.79%) Sybase
9 1 (0.79%) VMware
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