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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 551 520 520
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 41 50 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.098% 0.084%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 0.84% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 28
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £341
% change year-on-year
-2.80% +28.20%
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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 December 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 December 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 -35 40 £425 +2.40% 11
London +2 18 £425 +2.40% 7
South East -31 10 £375 -14.28% 2
City of London +3 8 £450 +20.00% 5
Surrey +1 6 £525 - 2
Peterborough - 3 £450 -
East of England - 3 £450 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £450 -
Kent - 2 £375 -
Reading +14 1 £338 -12.05%
Berkshire -12 1 £338 -22.85%
South West -28 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Queensferry - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Flintshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 71 (70.30%) .NET
2 67 (66.34%) C#
3 62 (61.39%) PowerShell
4 55 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (39.60%) TDD
6 37 (36.63%) Microsoft
7 36 (35.64%) SQL Server
7 36 (35.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (35.64%) WCF
8 34 (33.66%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (31.68%) TeamCity
10 31 (30.69%) SQL
11 30 (29.70%) Windows
12 29 (28.71%) ASP.NET
13 28 (27.72%) Web Services
14 27 (26.73%) NUnit
15 26 (25.74%) .NET Framework
16 25 (24.75%) MVC
17 24 (23.76%) BDD
18 22 (21.78%) Scrum
18 22 (21.78%) Subversion
19 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
19 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (17.82%) CSS
20 18 (17.82%) Visual Studio
20 18 (17.82%) SpecFlow
21 17 (16.83%) Domain-Driven Design
21 17 (16.83%) IIS
21 17 (16.83%) CruiseControl
22 16 (15.84%) Inversion of Control

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (16.83%) IIS
2 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
3 12 (11.88%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (5.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (0.99%) CMS
6 1 (0.99%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.92%) GitHub
3 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.99%) SaaS
4 1 (0.99%) PaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.99%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.99%) IaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Internet
2 2 (1.98%) HTTP
3 1 (0.99%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (35.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (6.93%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.96%) MySQL
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) SSDT
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 36 (35.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (31.68%) TeamCity
3 27 (26.73%) NUnit
4 22 (21.78%) Subversion
5 18 (17.82%) Visual Studio
5 18 (17.82%) SpecFlow
6 17 (16.83%) CruiseControl
7 15 (14.85%) WiX
7 15 (14.85%) MSTest
8 14 (13.86%) ReSharper
8 14 (13.86%) Selenium
8 14 (13.86%) Jenkins
9 13 (12.87%) StyleCop
10 12 (11.88%) NDepend
10 12 (11.88%) NCover
10 12 (11.88%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (7.92%) WebDriver
12 7 (6.93%) NuGet
12 7 (6.93%) Maven
13 6 (5.94%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (11.88%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (58.42%) Developer
2 19 (18.81%) C# Developer
3 17 (16.83%) .NET Developer
4 10 (9.90%) Senior Developer
5 9 (8.91%) Web Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Build Manager
6 8 (7.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Build and Release Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Release Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Architect
9 5 (4.95%) Release Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (4.95%) CRM Architect
10 4 (3.96%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.96%) BizTalk Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Environment Manager
10 4 (3.96%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (70.30%) .NET
2 36 (35.64%) WCF
3 29 (28.71%) ASP.NET
4 28 (27.72%) Web Services
5 26 (25.74%) .NET Framework
6 18 (17.82%) CSS
7 15 (14.85%) HTML
8 14 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (13.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 13 (12.87%) jQuery
10 11 (10.89%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (10.89%) Ajax
11 10 (9.90%) XML
12 8 (7.92%) AngularJS
13 7 (6.93%) NHibernate
14 6 (5.94%) Lucene
14 6 (5.94%) XSLT
14 6 (5.94%) REST
14 6 (5.94%) CSS3
14 6 (5.94%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (10.89%) Open Source
3 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.92%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) DTV
6 1 (0.99%) Equities
6 1 (0.99%) IPTV
6 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.99%) DataPower
6 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.70%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
3 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (39.60%) TDD
3 34 (33.66%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (24.75%) MVC
5 24 (23.76%) BDD
6 22 (21.78%) Scrum
7 17 (16.83%) Domain-Driven Design
8 15 (14.85%) OO
9 12 (11.88%) ATDD
10 11 (10.89%) CRM
11 9 (8.91%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.93%) SOA
12 7 (6.93%) Pair Programming
12 7 (6.93%) DevOps
13 6 (5.94%) Workflow
14 5 (4.95%) Software Engineering
14 5 (4.95%) Unit Testing
15 4 (3.96%) Kanban
15 4 (3.96%) Release Management
15 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 67 (66.34%) C#
2 62 (61.39%) PowerShell
3 31 (30.69%) SQL
4 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.93%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.95%) Perl
8 4 (3.96%) VBScript
8 4 (3.96%) Python
9 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.97%) XAML
9 3 (2.97%) Java
10 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Degree
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) EMIR
2 1 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.99%) vSphere
3 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.97%) Puppet
2 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.99%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 37 (36.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.93%) Oracle
2 7 (6.93%) Perforce
3 4 (3.96%) AccuRev
4 3 (2.97%) Red Gate
4 3 (2.97%) Twitter
4 3 (2.97%) VMware
4 3 (2.97%) EPiServer
4 3 (2.97%) HP
5 1 (0.99%) CA
5 1 (0.99%) CODA
5 1 (0.99%) SAP
5 1 (0.99%) IBM
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