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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 545 529 469
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -60
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 54 41 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.079% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 0.64% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 47
Average daily rate
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£463 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £438 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -

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
6982 6366 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.26% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4469 4037 3301
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 110 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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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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 0 47 £519 +18.57% 15
London +4 29 £525 +16.66% 12
South East -28 10 £425 -2.85%
Scotland - 5 £310 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £310 -
East of England +9 4 - - 1
City of London +4 4 £550 +29.41% 3
Berkshire -7 4 £400 -8.57%
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
Cardiff - 2 £301 -
Surrey - 2 £525 -
South Wales - 2 £301 - 1
Wales - 2 £301 - 1
South West -6 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -19 1 £425 +19.29%
Suffolk - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cobham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 77 (81.05%) .NET
2 62 (65.26%) C#
3 51 (53.68%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (52.63%) Windows
5 46 (48.42%) SQL Server
6 41 (43.16%) SQL
7 38 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (35.79%) PowerShell
8 34 (35.79%) TeamCity
9 33 (34.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (34.74%) Subversion
10 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
10 31 (32.63%) Git (software)
11 29 (30.53%) ASP.NET
11 29 (30.53%) Jenkins
12 27 (28.42%) IIS
12 27 (28.42%) Visual Studio
12 27 (28.42%) .NET Framework
13 25 (26.32%) Oracle
13 25 (26.32%) TDD
14 23 (24.21%) WCF
15 21 (22.11%) Oracle Database
16 20 (21.05%) Release Management
16 20 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 20 (21.05%) NUnit
16 20 (21.05%) MVC
17 19 (20.00%) CruiseControl
17 19 (20.00%) Scrum
18 17 (17.89%) CSS
18 17 (17.89%) Linux

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 27 (28.42%) IIS
2 14 (14.74%) Apache
2 14 (14.74%) Tomcat
3 12 (12.63%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.26%) CMS
6 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.21%) Apache Solr
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.11%) Confluence
9 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.21%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.21%) SaaS
3 2 (2.11%) GitHub
4 1 (1.05%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) PaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.05%) SMTP
2 1 (1.05%) DNS
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (48.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.11%) Oracle Database
3 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.16%) MySQL
7 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.05%) DTS
Development Applications
1 34 (35.79%) TeamCity
2 33 (34.74%) Subversion
2 33 (34.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (32.63%) Git (software)
4 29 (30.53%) Jenkins
5 27 (28.42%) Visual Studio
6 20 (21.05%) NUnit
7 19 (20.00%) CruiseControl
8 17 (17.89%) Ant
9 16 (16.84%) Maven
10 14 (14.74%) JIRA
10 14 (14.74%) Mercurial
10 14 (14.74%) Gradle
11 11 (11.58%) WiX
12 9 (9.47%) SpecFlow
12 9 (9.47%) MSTest
13 7 (7.37%) StyleCop
13 7 (7.37%) NuGet
14 6 (6.32%) Hudson
14 6 (6.32%) NDepend
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
1 11 (11.58%) Banking
2 7 (7.37%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Law
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (50.53%) Developer
2 16 (16.84%) .NET Developer
3 13 (13.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) C# Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Web Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) .NET Web Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Build Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) BizTalk Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Build Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.16%) C# Web Developer
10 3 (3.16%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (81.05%) .NET
2 29 (30.53%) ASP.NET
3 27 (28.42%) .NET Framework
4 23 (24.21%) WCF
5 20 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 17 (17.89%) CSS
7 15 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (14.74%) Django
8 14 (14.74%) Web Services
8 14 (14.74%) XML
9 12 (12.63%) jQuery
9 12 (12.63%) Ajax
10 11 (11.58%) NHibernate
11 10 (10.53%) HTML
11 10 (10.53%) LINQ
12 9 (9.47%) XSLT
12 9 (9.47%) Rendezvous
13 7 (7.37%) XSD
14 6 (6.32%) OAuth
14 6 (6.32%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Fixed Income
2 11 (11.58%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (7.37%) Open Source
3 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.21%) NHS
6 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.11%) User Experience
7 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.05%) Equities
7 1 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.05%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 50 (52.63%) Windows
2 17 (17.89%) Linux
3 14 (14.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.32%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (53.68%) Continuous Integration
2 38 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (26.32%) TDD
4 20 (21.05%) MVC
4 20 (21.05%) Release Management
5 19 (20.00%) Scrum
6 14 (14.74%) Load Balancing
7 13 (13.68%) DevOps
8 11 (11.58%) Unit Testing
9 10 (10.53%) Capacity Management
10 9 (9.47%) Technical Analysis
10 9 (9.47%) Problem Management
10 9 (9.47%) ITIL
10 9 (9.47%) OO
11 8 (8.42%) CRM
11 8 (8.42%) BDD
12 7 (7.37%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
13 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
13 6 (6.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 62 (65.26%) C#
2 41 (43.16%) SQL
3 34 (35.79%) PowerShell
4 17 (17.89%) JavaScript
5 14 (14.74%) C++
5 14 (14.74%) Java
6 12 (12.63%) Python
7 11 (11.58%) Bash Shell
8 8 (8.42%) PL/SQL
9 6 (6.32%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.21%) Perl
10 4 (4.21%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.16%) VBScript
12 2 (2.11%) VB
12 2 (2.11%) VBA
12 2 (2.11%) VB6
13 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.11%) MCTS
3 1 (1.05%) MCPD
3 1 (1.05%) MCAD
3 1 (1.05%) MCSD
3 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) EMIR
2 2 (2.11%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) BladeLogic
1 14 (14.74%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (8.42%) Puppet
3 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.16%) SCOM
5 1 (1.05%) WMI
Vendors
1 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.32%) Oracle
3 14 (14.74%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.47%) Splunk
4 9 (9.47%) TIBCO
5 8 (8.42%) VMware
6 3 (3.16%) EPiServer
6 3 (3.16%) IBM
7 2 (2.11%) Red Gate
7 2 (2.11%) Twitter
8 1 (1.05%) CODA
8 1 (1.05%) Sun
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