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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSBuild
UK
Rank 542 592 569
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -23
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 45 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.076% 0.075%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.51% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 30
Median daily rate £400 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+24.23% -23.26%
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
7389 7507 6902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.47% 15.02% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4926 5013 4694
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 202 123
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.85 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £24.46 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%

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 23 January 2017.

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 28 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +34 38 £450 -18.18% 21
London +9 18 £425 -22.79% 13
South East +13 8 £360 -10.05% 4
Cardiff +16 7 £185 +9.46%
South Wales +15 7 £185 +9.46%
Wales +11 7 £185 +9.46%
Surrey +21 6 £358 -37.82% 1
Cobham - 5 £360 -
Coventry - 4 £563 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £563 - 1
City of London -3 3 £450 -21.77% 1
Oxfordshire -1 2 £400 +45.45% 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £450 -
North West - 2 £450 - 2
Leeds - 2 - -
Oxford +1 1 - - 1
Warrington - 1 £450 -
Witney - 1 £400 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £500 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Nottingham - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £500 - 1

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 77 (69.37%) PowerShell
2 75 (67.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 73 (65.77%) .NET
4 72 (64.86%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (54.05%) SQL
7 58 (52.25%) TeamCity
8 56 (50.45%) DevOps
9 51 (45.95%) Puppet
10 49 (44.14%) Opscode Chef
11 43 (38.74%) Ansible
11 43 (38.74%) Windows
12 39 (35.14%) Configuration Management
12 39 (35.14%) Scrum
13 38 (34.23%) C#
13 38 (34.23%) Octopus Deploy
14 37 (33.33%) Microsoft
14 37 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 36 (32.43%) Windows Server
16 34 (30.63%) IIS
16 34 (30.63%) SQL Server
16 34 (30.63%) Finance
17 33 (29.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 31 (27.93%) Git (software)
18 31 (27.93%) Banking
19 30 (27.03%) Hudson
20 27 (24.32%) NUnit
21 24 (21.62%) .NET Framework
21 24 (21.62%) Open Source
22 22 (19.82%) Microservices

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 34 (30.63%) IIS
2 8 (7.21%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.70%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.80%) Confluence
5 2 (1.80%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.90%) Apache
6 1 (0.90%) CMS
6 1 (0.90%) nginx
6 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (18.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (15.32%) PaaS
3 13 (11.71%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.70%) IaaS
6 2 (1.80%) GitHub
7 1 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.90%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) DNS
1 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (30.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.91%) MongoDB
3 9 (8.11%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (6.31%) RDBMS
6 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.70%) MySQL
8 2 (1.80%) DB2
8 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.80%) SSDT
9 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.90%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.90%) Event Store
9 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.90%) Redis
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 75 (67.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (52.25%) TeamCity
3 38 (34.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 33 (29.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 31 (27.93%) Git (software)
6 30 (27.03%) Hudson
7 27 (24.32%) NUnit
8 20 (18.02%) MSTest
9 18 (16.22%) Jenkins
9 18 (16.22%) SpecFlow
10 14 (12.61%) Visual Studio
11 13 (11.71%) Gradle
12 10 (9.01%) JIRA
13 9 (8.11%) NuGet
14 8 (7.21%) CMake
15 7 (6.31%) Visual Studio Team System
16 6 (5.41%) TestComplete
17 5 (4.50%) WiX
18 4 (3.60%) Bitbucket
18 4 (3.60%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (30.63%) Finance
2 31 (27.93%) Banking
3 5 (4.50%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Back Office
4 1 (0.90%) Front Office
4 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Developer
2 29 (26.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (20.72%) .NET Developer
4 19 (17.12%) Build Engineer
5 17 (15.32%) Finance Manager
6 11 (9.91%) C# Developer
7 10 (9.01%) Senior Developer
8 9 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (8.11%) DevOps Manager
8 9 (8.11%) Engineering Manager
9 8 (7.21%) Applications Manager
9 8 (7.21%) Build Automation Engineer
9 8 (7.21%) IT Finance Manager
9 8 (7.21%) IT Manager
9 8 (7.21%) PowerShell Engineer
9 8 (7.21%) Release Manager
9 8 (7.21%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (7.21%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (65.77%) .NET
2 24 (21.62%) .NET Framework
3 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET
4 12 (10.81%) AngularJS
5 11 (9.91%) Entity Framework
6 10 (9.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (9.01%) MSMQ
7 8 (7.21%) Node.js
7 8 (7.21%) Web Services
8 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (6.31%) Unity DI Container
9 6 (5.41%) jQuery
9 6 (5.41%) WCF
10 5 (4.50%) HATEOAS
11 4 (3.60%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (2.70%) ELK Stack
12 3 (2.70%) NHibernate
12 3 (2.70%) React
12 3 (2.70%) XML
13 2 (1.80%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Online Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.80%) Derivative
4 2 (1.80%) NHS
4 2 (1.80%) User Experience
5 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 43 (38.74%) Windows
2 36 (32.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.01%) Linux
4 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.31%) Ubuntu
6 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.60%) CentOS
7 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.70%) Fedora
9 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (64.86%) Continuous Integration
2 66 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (50.45%) DevOps
4 39 (35.14%) Configuration Management
4 39 (35.14%) Scrum
5 37 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 24 (21.62%) Open Source
7 22 (19.82%) Microservices
8 21 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (15.32%) Post-Production
9 17 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (15.32%) Test Automation
10 16 (14.41%) Performance Testing
11 14 (12.61%) Release Management
12 13 (11.71%) TDD
13 12 (10.81%) MVC
13 12 (10.81%) SDLC
14 11 (9.91%) E-Commerce
15 9 (8.11%) Service Delivery
15 9 (8.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 77 (69.37%) PowerShell
2 60 (54.05%) SQL
3 38 (34.23%) C#
4 19 (17.12%) Python
5 13 (11.71%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.41%) Perl
6 6 (5.41%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.50%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.60%) Ruby
9 3 (2.70%) Korn
10 2 (1.80%) C++
10 2 (1.80%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.90%) F#
11 1 (0.90%) Java
11 1 (0.90%) PHP
11 1 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (0.90%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) QA
System Software
1 18 (16.22%) Docker
2 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.80%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (45.95%) Puppet
2 49 (44.14%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (38.74%) Ansible
4 9 (8.11%) Nagios
5 4 (3.60%) Terraform
6 2 (1.80%) SCCM
7 1 (0.90%) Icinga
7 1 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.90%) logstash
7 1 (0.90%) Mesos
7 1 (0.90%) Rancher
7 1 (0.90%) rkt
7 1 (0.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.51%) Perforce
3 6 (5.41%) AppDynamics
4 5 (4.50%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.60%) IBM
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle
5 4 (3.60%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.60%) VMware
6 3 (2.70%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.70%) Splunk
7 2 (1.80%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.80%) SAP
8 1 (0.90%) Google
8 1 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.90%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.90%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.90%) Solace
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