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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 576 558 564
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 65 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 1.03% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 17
Median daily rate £444 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £358 £438
% change year-on-year
+25.87% -18.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London median 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
8298 7216 6894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.93% 12.90% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5650 4615 4423
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 144 141
Median hourly rate £42.45 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.72% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.37 £31.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -2.11%

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 6 May 2016.

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 24 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 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -30 54 £444 -6.57% 12
London -21 28 £438 -16.66% 8
South East -7 20 £450 +16.12% 1
Berkshire +10 16 £450 +12.50%
Reading +9 12 £388 -6.06%
Edinburgh +1 11 - -
Scotland +1 11 - -
Surrey - 3 £475 -
City of London +42 2 £588 +6.81% 2
Wiltshire +1 2 £475 -
South West +1 2 £475 - 2
East Midlands - 2 - -
Camberley - 2 £475 -
East of England +5 1 £413 -
Swindon +2 1 £500 -
Crawley -7 1 £325 -31.57% 1
West Sussex -29 1 £325 -5.10% 1
Coventry - 1 £325 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Cobham - 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £413 -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 68 (67.33%) .NET
2 63 (62.38%) C#
3 62 (61.39%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (58.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 57 (56.44%) DevOps
6 53 (52.48%) PowerShell
7 52 (51.49%) Jenkins
8 47 (46.53%) Microsoft
9 41 (40.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 39 (38.61%) SQL Server
10 39 (38.61%) Windows
11 36 (35.64%) Finance
12 35 (34.65%) MS Excel
13 34 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
14 33 (32.67%) TeamCity
15 31 (30.69%) Octopus Deploy
16 30 (29.70%) Opscode Chef
16 30 (29.70%) Puppet
16 30 (29.70%) Configuration Management
16 30 (29.70%) SQL
17 29 (28.71%) Ansible
17 29 (28.71%) Continuous Delivery
18 25 (24.75%) Linux
19 24 (23.76%) Docker
19 24 (23.76%) Splunk
20 23 (22.77%) Java
20 23 (22.77%) Migration
21 22 (21.78%) Git (software)
21 22 (21.78%) PaaS
21 22 (21.78%) Bash Shell

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 9 (8.91%) IIS
2 5 (4.95%) Apache
2 5 (4.95%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.98%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.99%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.99%) Confluence
4 1 (0.99%) JBoss
4 1 (0.99%) nginx
4 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (34.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (40.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (21.78%) PaaS
3 20 (19.80%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.96%) IaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (38.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.85%) Relational Database
3 13 (12.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.91%) Oracle Database
4 9 (8.91%) RDBMS
5 8 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (5.94%) Big Data
6 6 (5.94%) HBase
6 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.98%) MySQL
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 59 (58.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (51.49%) Jenkins
3 33 (32.67%) TeamCity
4 31 (30.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (21.78%) Git (software)
6 21 (20.79%) NUnit
7 18 (17.82%) Visual Studio
8 17 (16.83%) JIRA
8 17 (16.83%) NuGet
9 16 (15.84%) CruiseControl
10 15 (14.85%) Artifactory
11 10 (9.90%) Moq
11 10 (9.90%) WiX
12 4 (3.96%) FitNesse
13 3 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (2.97%) ReSharper
14 2 (1.98%) Log4Net
14 2 (1.98%) Maven
14 2 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (1.98%) Subversion
General
1 36 (35.64%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Banking
3 11 (10.89%) Legal
4 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.95%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.97%) Front Office
7 2 (1.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (23.76%) Developer
2 22 (21.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (16.83%) Build Engineer
4 15 (14.85%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (12.87%) C# Developer
6 12 (11.88%) Senior Developer
7 10 (9.90%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) .NET Developer
8 9 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) PowerShell Engineer
9 8 (7.92%) Architect
9 8 (7.92%) AWS Architect
9 8 (7.92%) Azure Architect
9 8 (7.92%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (7.92%) DevOps Architect
10 7 (6.93%) Administrator
10 7 (6.93%) Senior Build Engineer
10 7 (6.93%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (5.94%) WPF Developer
12 5 (4.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (67.33%) .NET
2 20 (19.80%) ASP.NET
3 19 (18.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (16.83%) AngularJS
4 17 (16.83%) WCF
5 16 (15.84%) jQuery
6 15 (14.85%) LINQ
7 12 (11.88%) CSS
7 12 (11.88%) HTML
8 11 (10.89%) NHibernate
9 10 (9.90%) .NET Framework
9 10 (9.90%) WPF
10 9 (8.91%) CSS3
10 9 (8.91%) HTML5
10 9 (8.91%) JSON
10 9 (8.91%) SOAP
11 8 (7.92%) ADO.NET
11 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 8 (7.92%) Entity Framework
12 7 (6.93%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (6.93%) Clustering
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.99%) AS400
4 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.99%) iSeries
4 1 (0.99%) User Experience
4 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (38.61%) Windows
2 25 (24.75%) Linux
3 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.87%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.94%) Windows 10
6 6 (5.94%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.98%) Unix
9 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (61.39%) Continuous Integration
2 57 (56.44%) DevOps
3 34 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (29.70%) Configuration Management
5 29 (28.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (22.77%) Migration
7 20 (19.80%) MVC
8 15 (14.85%) Build Automation
9 14 (13.86%) Release Management
10 12 (11.88%) TDD
11 11 (10.89%) Unit Testing
12 10 (9.90%) BDD
13 9 (8.91%) Scrum
14 7 (6.93%) Multithreading
15 6 (5.94%) Integration Testing
15 6 (5.94%) Wealth Management
16 5 (4.95%) Automated Testing
16 5 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
16 5 (4.95%) Quality Management
16 5 (4.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (62.38%) C#
2 53 (52.48%) PowerShell
3 30 (29.70%) SQL
4 23 (22.77%) Java
5 22 (21.78%) Bash Shell
6 20 (19.80%) Python
6 20 (19.80%) Ruby
7 19 (18.81%) Bourne shell
7 19 (18.81%) Perl
8 18 (17.82%) C++
9 17 (16.83%) Korn
10 15 (14.85%) JavaScript
11 7 (6.93%) T-SQL
11 7 (6.93%) XAML
12 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.98%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.99%) C
13 1 (0.99%) Delphi
13 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
2 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.99%) EMIR
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Docker
2 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (29.70%) Opscode Chef
1 30 (29.70%) Puppet
2 29 (28.71%) Ansible
3 7 (6.93%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.96%) Nagios
5 3 (2.97%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.98%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.99%) Scalr
7 1 (0.99%) SCOM
7 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (46.53%) Microsoft
2 24 (23.76%) Splunk
3 11 (10.89%) Oracle
4 5 (4.95%) Capita
4 5 (4.95%) IBM
4 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.96%) Twitter
6 2 (1.98%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.99%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.99%) ATG
7 1 (0.99%) Perforce
7 1 (0.99%) Seapine
7 1 (0.99%) Serena
7 1 (0.99%) VMware
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