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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 538 517 487
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -30
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 39 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.090% 0.088%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 0.76% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 23
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£425 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £438 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £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
6850 5794 5386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.49% 11.90% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3694 3351
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 131 208
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 £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -34 34 £425 +2.40% 9
London -13 15 £425 +2.53% 4
South East -14 13 £405 -7.37% 2
Surrey +6 8 £525 - 2
Scotland -3 5 £310 -
Edinburgh -3 5 £310 -
City of London 0 4 £425 +7.59% 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £450 - 1
Kent - 3 £375 -
Peterborough - 3 £450 -
East of England - 3 £450 - 3
Reading +7 1 £338 -22.85%
Berkshire -2 1 £338 -22.85%
South West -26 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
Queensferry - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cobham - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 72 (71.29%) .NET
2 67 (66.34%) C#
3 59 (58.42%) PowerShell
4 57 (56.44%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (38.61%) SQL Server
6 38 (37.62%) TDD
6 38 (37.62%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
8 34 (33.66%) SQL
8 34 (33.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (30.69%) WCF
9 31 (30.69%) Windows
10 29 (28.71%) ASP.NET
10 29 (28.71%) TeamCity
11 28 (27.72%) .NET Framework
12 26 (25.74%) NUnit
13 25 (24.75%) Web Services
14 23 (22.77%) MVC
14 23 (22.77%) Microsoft Azure
15 22 (21.78%) BDD
16 21 (20.79%) Subversion
16 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
17 20 (19.80%) Visual Studio
17 20 (19.80%) CruiseControl
18 18 (17.82%) Scrum
18 18 (17.82%) IIS
18 18 (17.82%) SpecFlow
19 17 (16.83%) QA
19 17 (16.83%) CSS
20 16 (15.84%) OO

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 18 (17.82%) 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 2 (1.98%) Confluence
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (0.99%) CMS
7 1 (0.99%) PegaRULES
7 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 23 (22.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.92%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
3 1 (0.99%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Internet
2 1 (0.99%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (38.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.91%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (33.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (28.71%) TeamCity
3 26 (25.74%) NUnit
4 21 (20.79%) Subversion
5 20 (19.80%) CruiseControl
5 20 (19.80%) Visual Studio
6 18 (17.82%) SpecFlow
7 16 (15.84%) Jenkins
8 15 (14.85%) MSTest
9 14 (13.86%) ReSharper
10 13 (12.87%) Selenium
10 13 (12.87%) Git (software)
10 13 (12.87%) StyleCop
10 13 (12.87%) WiX
11 12 (11.88%) NCover
11 12 (11.88%) NDepend
12 11 (10.89%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (6.93%) WebDriver
14 6 (5.94%) NuGet
14 6 (5.94%) Hudson
General
1 13 (12.87%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.99%) Electronics
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Marketing
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (57.43%) Developer
2 18 (17.82%) C# Developer
3 17 (16.83%) .NET Developer
4 9 (8.91%) Senior Developer
4 9 (8.91%) Web Developer
4 9 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Build Manager
7 6 (5.94%) Release Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Release Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.95%) CRM Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Build Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Build and Release Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (71.29%) .NET
2 31 (30.69%) WCF
3 29 (28.71%) ASP.NET
4 28 (27.72%) .NET Framework
5 25 (24.75%) Web Services
6 17 (16.83%) CSS
7 16 (15.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 15 (14.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (13.86%) XML
9 14 (13.86%) HTML
10 13 (12.87%) jQuery
11 12 (11.88%) Ajax
12 11 (10.89%) NHibernate
13 10 (9.90%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (7.92%) XSLT
15 7 (6.93%) XSD
15 7 (6.93%) AngularJS
16 6 (5.94%) Backbone.js
16 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (5.94%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Inversion of Control
2 11 (10.89%) Open Source
3 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.97%) NHS
6 2 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.98%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.99%) DataPower
7 1 (0.99%) DTV
7 1 (0.99%) Equities
7 1 (0.99%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.69%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
3 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.99%) Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (56.44%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.62%) TDD
2 38 (37.62%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (22.77%) MVC
4 22 (21.78%) BDD
5 18 (17.82%) Scrum
6 16 (15.84%) OO
6 16 (15.84%) Domain-Driven Design
7 12 (11.88%) ATDD
8 11 (10.89%) CRM
9 9 (8.91%) DevOps
10 7 (6.93%) SOA
10 7 (6.93%) Pair Programming
11 6 (5.94%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.94%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.95%) Build Automation
12 5 (4.95%) Database Tuning
12 5 (4.95%) Workflow
12 5 (4.95%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (66.34%) C#
2 59 (58.42%) PowerShell
3 34 (33.66%) SQL
4 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.91%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.94%) VBScript
7 5 (4.95%) Perl
8 4 (3.96%) Python
9 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.98%) XAML
10 2 (1.98%) VB6
10 2 (1.98%) VBA
10 2 (1.98%) VB
11 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Degree
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.83%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) EMIR
2 1 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.99%) vSphere
3 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Puppet
2 3 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.99%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.91%) Oracle
3 7 (6.93%) Perforce
4 4 (3.96%) VMware
4 4 (3.96%) AccuRev
5 3 (2.97%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.97%) HP
6 2 (1.98%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.99%) Twitter
7 1 (0.99%) CA
7 1 (0.99%) CODA
7 1 (0.99%) SAP
7 1 (0.99%) IBM
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