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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 542 531 541
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 64 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.091% 0.086%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.78% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 37
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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
7292 6185 6391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4675 3967 3639
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 132 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -11 55 £400 - 25
East of England - 16 £200 -
Cambridgeshire - 16 £200 -
London -2 15 £400 -5.88% 14
South East -6 15 £415 -7.77% 8
Berkshire - 11 £375 - 2
Cambridge - 7 £200 -
West Midlands -12 6 £475 +58.33%
City of London +15 5 £400 +6.66% 4
North West - 1 £300 - 2
South West - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cobham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Reigate - - - - 3
Sheffield - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 5
Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 112 (84.85%) .NET
2 74 (56.06%) TeamCity
3 72 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 71 (53.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 69 (52.27%) SQL
6 67 (50.76%) Windows
7 64 (48.48%) C#
8 63 (47.73%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (46.97%) Visual Studio
10 53 (40.15%) ASP.NET
10 53 (40.15%) .NET Framework
11 51 (38.64%) PowerShell
12 48 (36.36%) Release Management
12 48 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 47 (35.61%) Configuration Management
14 46 (34.85%) Git (software)
14 46 (34.85%) Maven
14 46 (34.85%) Octopus Deploy
15 42 (31.82%) SQL Server
15 42 (31.82%) NuGet
16 41 (31.06%) MVC
17 40 (30.30%) Automated Testing
17 40 (30.30%) Red Gate
17 40 (30.30%) SSDT
17 40 (30.30%) Gradle
17 40 (30.30%) Artifactory
17 40 (30.30%) Automation Testing
18 35 (26.52%) WCF
19 33 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
20 31 (23.48%) Subversion

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (12.12%) IIS
2 11 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.52%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (0.76%) CMS
6 1 (0.76%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.79%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (3.79%) CloudFront
3 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.79%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) DNS
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 40 (30.30%) SSDT
3 19 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.06%) MySQL
6 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (3.79%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.27%) Couchbase
9 3 (2.27%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.52%) QlikView
10 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.76%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.76%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 74 (56.06%) TeamCity
2 71 (53.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (46.97%) Visual Studio
4 46 (34.85%) Maven
4 46 (34.85%) Git (software)
4 46 (34.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 42 (31.82%) NuGet
6 40 (30.30%) Gradle
6 40 (30.30%) Artifactory
7 31 (23.48%) Subversion
8 26 (19.70%) NUnit
9 17 (12.88%) CruiseControl
10 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
11 9 (6.82%) WiX
12 8 (6.06%) Selenium
13 7 (5.30%) JIRA
13 7 (5.30%) Ant
13 7 (5.30%) Eclipse
14 6 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
15 5 (3.79%) Build Forge
General
1 9 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.52%) Banking
3 2 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Front Office
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (34.85%) Developer
2 43 (32.58%) Release Engineer
2 43 (32.58%) Build and Release Engineer
3 35 (26.52%) Build Engineer
4 21 (15.91%) .NET Developer
5 17 (12.88%) C# Developer
6 11 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (5.30%) Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.30%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.55%) Programmer
9 5 (3.79%) Release Manager
9 5 (3.79%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (3.79%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (3.03%) Build Manager
10 4 (3.03%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (84.85%) .NET
2 53 (40.15%) ASP.NET
2 53 (40.15%) .NET Framework
3 35 (26.52%) WCF
4 23 (17.42%) HTML
4 23 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (15.15%) CSS
6 18 (13.64%) Web Services
7 15 (11.36%) Ajax
8 13 (9.85%) jQuery
9 11 (8.33%) WPF
9 11 (8.33%) XML
10 10 (7.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 9 (6.82%) ADO.NET
12 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 7 (5.30%) REST
13 7 (5.30%) XSLT
14 6 (4.55%) MSMQ
14 6 (4.55%) Classic ASP
14 6 (4.55%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) W3C
2 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.76%) DataPower
5 1 (0.76%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 67 (50.76%) Windows
2 48 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (47.73%) Continuous Integration
2 48 (36.36%) Release Management
3 47 (35.61%) Configuration Management
4 41 (31.06%) MVC
5 40 (30.30%) Automated Testing
5 40 (30.30%) Automation Testing
6 33 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (19.70%) TDD
8 17 (12.88%) Scrum
9 16 (12.12%) OO
10 14 (10.61%) DevOps
11 13 (9.85%) BDD
12 9 (6.82%) SOA
12 9 (6.82%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.06%) Project Management
14 7 (5.30%) UML
14 7 (5.30%) OOD
15 6 (4.55%) Use Case
15 6 (4.55%) Build Automation
16 5 (3.79%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 69 (52.27%) SQL
2 64 (48.48%) C#
3 51 (38.64%) PowerShell
4 22 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.85%) VBScript
6 10 (7.58%) Java
7 8 (6.06%) Python
8 7 (5.30%) XAML
8 7 (5.30%) VB6
8 7 (5.30%) VB
9 6 (4.55%) Perl
10 5 (3.79%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.27%) Ruby
11 3 (2.27%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.52%) VBA
13 1 (0.76%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.76%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.76%) MCTS
3 1 (0.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.12%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.76%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.76%) Salt
2 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 72 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 40 (30.30%) Red Gate
3 7 (5.30%) Perforce
3 7 (5.30%) Oracle
4 5 (3.79%) AccuRev
5 4 (3.03%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.27%) EPiServer
6 3 (2.27%) Twitter
6 3 (2.27%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.52%) IBM
7 2 (1.52%) Serena
7 2 (1.52%) HP
7 2 (1.52%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.76%) CA
8 1 (0.76%) Sybase
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