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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 557 537 557
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 55 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.093% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 0.78% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 31
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -8 50 £400 - 17
South East +23 20 £408 -9.44% 1
London -8 19 £400 -5.88% 7
Berkshire - 12 £375 -
City of London +27 7 £400 +6.66% 2
East of England - 5 £233 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £233 -
Cambridge - 5 £233 -
West Midlands -19 3 £500 +66.66% 4
Staines - 2 £350 -
Surrey - 2 £350 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
North West - 1 £275 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
South West - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Harrow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 117 (80.14%) .NET
2 81 (55.48%) TeamCity
3 75 (51.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 74 (50.68%) C#
4 74 (50.68%) Microsoft
5 71 (48.63%) SQL
6 68 (46.58%) Windows
6 68 (46.58%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (43.15%) PowerShell
7 63 (43.15%) Visual Studio
8 62 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (36.30%) ASP.NET
9 53 (36.30%) .NET Framework
10 50 (34.25%) Configuration Management
11 49 (33.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 48 (32.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 48 (32.88%) Release Management
13 47 (32.19%) Maven
14 46 (31.51%) Git (software)
15 43 (29.45%) MVC
16 42 (28.77%) SQL Server
16 42 (28.77%) Automated Testing
16 42 (28.77%) WCF
16 42 (28.77%) NuGet
17 40 (27.40%) SSDT
17 40 (27.40%) Gradle
17 40 (27.40%) Artifactory
17 40 (27.40%) Automation Testing
17 40 (27.40%) Red Gate
18 33 (22.60%) Subversion

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (10.96%) SharePoint
1 16 (10.96%) IIS
2 6 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Foundation
5 1 (0.68%) PegaRULES
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.37%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.48%) GitHub
3 7 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.42%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (3.42%) CloudFront
4 5 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) HTTP
1 2 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 40 (27.40%) SSDT
3 18 (12.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.48%) MySQL
6 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.42%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.05%) Couchbase
8 3 (2.05%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.37%) QlikView
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.68%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 81 (55.48%) TeamCity
2 75 (51.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (43.15%) Visual Studio
4 49 (33.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 47 (32.19%) Maven
6 46 (31.51%) Git (software)
7 42 (28.77%) NuGet
8 40 (27.40%) Gradle
8 40 (27.40%) Artifactory
9 33 (22.60%) Subversion
10 25 (17.12%) NUnit
11 18 (12.33%) CruiseControl
12 15 (10.27%) Jenkins
13 13 (8.90%) Selenium
14 11 (7.53%) WiX
15 8 (5.48%) Ant
16 7 (4.79%) WebDriver
16 7 (4.79%) JIRA
16 7 (4.79%) Eclipse
17 6 (4.11%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (6.85%) Finance
2 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.37%) Banking
3 2 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Front Office
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (37.67%) Developer
2 44 (30.14%) Release Engineer
2 44 (30.14%) Build and Release Engineer
3 36 (24.66%) Build Engineer
4 24 (16.44%) .NET Developer
5 22 (15.07%) C# Developer
6 12 (8.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Programmer
11 6 (4.11%) SharePoint Developer
12 5 (3.42%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (3.42%) Build Manager
12 5 (3.42%) Release Analyst
12 5 (3.42%) Release Manager
13 4 (2.74%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (80.14%) .NET
2 53 (36.30%) ASP.NET
2 53 (36.30%) .NET Framework
3 42 (28.77%) WCF
4 23 (15.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 22 (15.07%) HTML
6 21 (14.38%) Web Services
7 20 (13.70%) CSS
8 15 (10.27%) jQuery
8 15 (10.27%) Ajax
9 10 (6.85%) XML
9 10 (6.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (6.85%) WPF
10 9 (6.16%) ADO.NET
11 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 8 (5.48%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (4.79%) REST
12 7 (4.79%) HTML5
13 6 (4.11%) Classic ASP
13 6 (4.11%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.79%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.11%) W3C
3 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.42%) Open Source
4 3 (2.05%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) DataPower
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) IPTV
6 1 (0.68%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 68 (46.58%) Windows
2 48 (32.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.05%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (46.58%) Continuous Integration
2 62 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (34.25%) Configuration Management
4 48 (32.88%) Release Management
5 43 (29.45%) MVC
6 42 (28.77%) Automated Testing
7 40 (27.40%) Automation Testing
8 31 (21.23%) TDD
9 21 (14.38%) Scrum
10 19 (13.01%) OO
11 16 (10.96%) BDD
12 14 (9.59%) DevOps
13 11 (7.53%) SOA
14 9 (6.16%) Unit Testing
15 8 (5.48%) OOD
15 8 (5.48%) Project Management
16 7 (4.79%) Build Automation
16 7 (4.79%) UML
17 6 (4.11%) Use Case
17 6 (4.11%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 74 (50.68%) C#
2 71 (48.63%) SQL
3 63 (43.15%) PowerShell
4 24 (16.44%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.59%) VBScript
6 10 (6.85%) Java
7 9 (6.16%) Python
8 8 (5.48%) XAML
9 7 (4.79%) VB6
9 7 (4.79%) Perl
9 7 (4.79%) VB
10 4 (2.74%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.05%) Ruby
11 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.37%) VBA
13 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (10.27%) Degree
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.68%) MCTS
3 1 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.33%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.68%) Salt
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 74 (50.68%) Microsoft
2 40 (27.40%) Red Gate
3 9 (6.16%) Perforce
4 6 (4.11%) Oracle
4 6 (4.11%) AccuRev
5 4 (2.74%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.05%) Twitter
6 3 (2.05%) EPiServer
6 3 (2.05%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.05%) HP
7 2 (1.37%) IBM
7 2 (1.37%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.37%) Serena
8 1 (0.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Sybase
8 1 (0.68%) CA
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