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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 529 539 510
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -29
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 91 72 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.20% 1.03% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 35 47
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £362
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7557 7024 5870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.29% 12.85% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 4513 3677
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 152 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 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 21 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 31 July 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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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 -22 68 £388 +3.33% 8
London +17 47 £400 - 7
Wales - 21 £365 -
South East +8 20 £338 -10.00%
City of London +1 17 £400 -1.84% 2
South Wales - 17 £365 -
Newport - 16 £365 -
Berkshire +9 6 £425 +13.33%
Oxfordshire - 6 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
Gatwick - 2 £324 -
Hampshire - 2 £381 -
West Sussex - 2 £324 -
Glasgow - 2 £350 - 1
Scotland - 2 £350 - 1
South West -8 1 £330 -
Bristol - 1 £330 -
East Sussex - 1 £240 -
Brighton - 1 £240 -
Basingstoke - 1 £413 -
Camberley - 1 - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 143 (87.20%) .NET
2 87 (53.05%) Windows
3 83 (50.61%) C#
4 78 (47.56%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (46.34%) SQL Server
6 73 (44.51%) SQL
7 69 (42.07%) PowerShell
8 68 (41.46%) TeamCity
9 65 (39.63%) Subversion
9 65 (39.63%) Jenkins
10 64 (39.02%) Scrum
11 53 (32.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 49 (29.88%) ASP.NET
13 47 (28.66%) Git (software)
14 44 (26.83%) IIS
15 43 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (25.61%) Oracle
16 42 (25.61%) MVC
17 40 (24.39%) Microsoft
18 37 (22.56%) WCF
19 35 (21.34%) Java
19 35 (21.34%) Visual Studio
20 34 (20.73%) Linux
21 32 (19.51%) JavaScript
21 32 (19.51%) Oracle Database
22 31 (18.90%) Artifactory
22 31 (18.90%) DevOps
22 31 (18.90%) Continuous Delivery
22 31 (18.90%) .NET Framework
23 30 (18.29%) Unit Testing

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (26.83%) IIS
2 25 (15.24%) Tomcat
3 24 (14.63%) Apache
4 7 (4.27%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (4.27%) Umbraco
5 6 (3.66%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.05%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (3.05%) CMS
7 4 (2.44%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.44%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.83%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.83%) Jetty
8 3 (1.83%) nginx
8 3 (1.83%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Tridion
2 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.83%) SaaS
3 3 (1.83%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.61%) Office 365
4 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.41%) Firewall
2 13 (7.93%) HTTP
3 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.44%) DNS
4 4 (2.44%) SSL
5 2 (1.22%) IPsec
5 2 (1.22%) SMTP
5 2 (1.22%) DHCP
5 2 (1.22%) FTP
6 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.61%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 32 (19.51%) Oracle Database
3 22 (13.41%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.32%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (5.49%) MySQL
6 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.66%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (3.66%) SSDT
8 4 (2.44%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.22%) Big Data
11 1 (0.61%) HBase
11 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 68 (41.46%) TeamCity
2 65 (39.63%) Subversion
2 65 (39.63%) Jenkins
3 53 (32.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (28.66%) Git (software)
5 35 (21.34%) Visual Studio
6 31 (18.90%) Artifactory
7 30 (18.29%) Hudson
8 29 (17.68%) Gradle
8 29 (17.68%) Maven
9 23 (14.02%) Ant
10 20 (12.20%) JIRA
10 20 (12.20%) Mercurial
11 11 (6.71%) NUnit
12 7 (4.27%) CruiseControl
12 7 (4.27%) SpecFlow
12 7 (4.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (3.66%) gulp
13 6 (3.66%) WinDbg
14 5 (3.05%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (12.80%) Finance
2 17 (10.37%) Banking
3 12 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.88%) Front Office
5 4 (2.44%) Law
6 2 (1.22%) Retail
6 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (36.59%) Developer
2 26 (15.85%) .NET Developer
3 17 (10.37%) Senior Developer
4 16 (9.76%) Administrator
5 15 (9.15%) C# Developer
6 14 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.71%) Software Developer
7 11 (6.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (5.49%) Build Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) Deployment Specialist
9 8 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (4.27%) Server Administrator
10 7 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.66%) WPF Developer
11 6 (3.66%) Release Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) Build and Release Engineer
12 5 (3.05%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (87.20%) .NET
2 49 (29.88%) ASP.NET
3 37 (22.56%) WCF
4 31 (18.90%) .NET Framework
5 26 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (14.02%) Entity Framework
6 23 (14.02%) CSS
7 20 (12.20%) Django
8 19 (11.59%) HTML
9 18 (10.98%) jQuery
10 15 (9.15%) Rendezvous
10 15 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (7.32%) HTML5
11 12 (7.32%) AngularJS
11 12 (7.32%) LINQ
12 11 (6.71%) WPF
12 11 (6.71%) RESTful
12 11 (6.71%) XML
13 10 (6.10%) SOAP
13 10 (6.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.20%) Fixed Income
2 7 (4.27%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.66%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.22%) NHS
5 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.22%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.61%) Derivative
6 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.61%) DTV
6 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (53.05%) Windows
2 34 (20.73%) Linux
3 23 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.27%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.66%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.22%) UNIX
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (47.56%) Continuous Integration
2 64 (39.02%) Scrum
3 43 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (25.61%) MVC
5 31 (18.90%) DevOps
5 31 (18.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 30 (18.29%) Unit Testing
7 25 (15.24%) Release Management
8 24 (14.63%) TDD
9 22 (13.41%) ITIL
9 22 (13.41%) Software Delivery
10 20 (12.20%) Configuration Management
10 20 (12.20%) Load Balancing
11 16 (9.76%) Technical Analysis
11 16 (9.76%) Capacity Management
12 15 (9.15%) Problem Management
13 11 (6.71%) MVVM
14 10 (6.10%) BDD
15 8 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (4.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (50.61%) C#
2 73 (44.51%) SQL
3 69 (42.07%) PowerShell
4 35 (21.34%) Java
5 32 (19.51%) JavaScript
6 26 (15.85%) C++
6 26 (15.85%) Python
7 25 (15.24%) Jython
8 17 (10.37%) Bash Shell
9 10 (6.10%) Perl
10 7 (4.27%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.27%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.27%) Ruby
11 6 (3.66%) C++/CLI
12 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.44%) VBScript
13 2 (1.22%) VB
13 2 (1.22%) XAML
14 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.83%) Degree
4 2 (1.22%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.22%) ISEB
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.61%) MCTS
5 1 (0.61%) MCAD
5 1 (0.61%) MCSD
5 1 (0.61%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) EMIR
2 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.66%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.05%) XenApp
3 5 (3.05%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.83%) Xen
5 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (13.41%) BladeLogic
2 21 (12.80%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (4.88%) Puppet
4 7 (4.27%) SCCM
5 4 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.83%) SCOM
7 2 (1.22%) Nagios
8 1 (0.61%) WMI
8 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.61%) logstash
8 1 (0.61%) Icinga
Vendors
1 42 (25.61%) Oracle
2 40 (24.39%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.20%) Red Hat
4 16 (9.76%) VMware
4 16 (9.76%) Splunk
5 15 (9.15%) TIBCO
6 12 (7.32%) Perforce
7 10 (6.10%) Solace
8 7 (4.27%) Capita
8 7 (4.27%) IBM
9 6 (3.66%) Infragistics
10 5 (3.05%) Citrix
10 5 (3.05%) DataSynapse
10 5 (3.05%) Twitter
11 4 (2.44%) EPiServer
12 3 (1.83%) Google
13 2 (1.22%) Sybase
14 1 (0.61%) SAP
14 1 (0.61%) Sun