The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 536 453 517
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +64
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 51 91 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 1.69% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 61 32
Average daily rate £438 £363 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -25.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £235 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £413
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -125 47 £438 +9.37% 24
London -46 29 £475 +18.75% 14
City of London -8 16 £425 +2.40% 4
East of England -18 9 £388 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 8 £325 - 1
South East -34 7 £400 +23.07%
Berkshire -7 2 £438 +136.48%
Hampshire +4 1 - -
Essex - 1 £450 -
Reading - 1 £438 -
Cambridge - 1 £325 -
South West - 1 - - 7
Scotland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 76 (78.35%) .NET
2 65 (67.01%) C#
3 59 (60.82%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (49.48%) SQL Server
5 45 (46.39%) Microsoft
6 43 (44.33%) ASP.NET
7 38 (39.18%) TeamCity
7 38 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (38.14%) HTML
9 35 (36.08%) JavaScript
9 35 (36.08%) MVC
9 35 (36.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 34 (35.05%) WCF
11 33 (34.02%) NUnit
11 33 (34.02%) CSS
12 28 (28.87%) Visual Studio
12 28 (28.87%) Windows
12 28 (28.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (27.84%) MSMQ
14 25 (25.77%) SQL
14 25 (25.77%) Multithreading
14 25 (25.77%) PowerShell
15 24 (24.74%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (23.71%) CruiseControl
16 23 (23.71%) WPF
16 23 (23.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 21 (21.65%) Release Management
18 19 (19.59%) MVVM
19 18 (18.56%) Subversion
20 16 (16.49%) .NET Framework

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (11.34%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.31%) IIS
3 5 (5.15%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (4.12%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.12%) CMS
5 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.03%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.03%) Node.js
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.03%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) DNS
2 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (49.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.22%) SSDT
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.06%) MySQL
8 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.03%) QlikView
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (39.18%) TeamCity
2 35 (36.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (34.02%) NUnit
4 28 (28.87%) Visual Studio
5 23 (23.71%) CruiseControl
6 18 (18.56%) Subversion
7 15 (15.46%) Jenkins
8 12 (12.37%) Maven
9 11 (11.34%) Ant
9 11 (11.34%) Git (software)
10 9 (9.28%) ClearCase
11 7 (7.22%) NuGet
11 7 (7.22%) Gradle
11 7 (7.22%) Artifactory
12 6 (6.19%) Selenium
12 6 (6.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (6.19%) ClearQuest
13 5 (5.15%) Eclipse
14 4 (4.12%) Build Forge
14 4 (4.12%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (7.22%) Banking
2 5 (5.15%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) Marketing
4 2 (2.06%) Finance
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (42.27%) Developer
2 17 (17.53%) Release Engineer
3 15 (15.46%) Build and Release Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Build Engineer
5 12 (12.37%) Web Developer
5 12 (12.37%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.25%) Configuration Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Release Manager
7 6 (6.19%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Configuration Management Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) SCM Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Environment Manager
9 4 (4.12%) Designer
9 4 (4.12%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Web Designer
10 3 (3.09%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (78.35%) .NET
2 43 (44.33%) ASP.NET
3 37 (38.14%) HTML
4 34 (35.05%) WCF
5 33 (34.02%) CSS
6 28 (28.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (27.84%) MSMQ
8 24 (24.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (23.71%) WPF
10 16 (16.49%) .NET Framework
11 11 (11.34%) jQuery
12 9 (9.28%) Ajax
13 7 (7.22%) XML
14 6 (6.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 6 (6.19%) CSS3
14 6 (6.19%) HTML5
14 6 (6.19%) Web Services
15 5 (5.15%) XSLT
16 4 (4.12%) JSON
16 4 (4.12%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (4.12%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.09%) W3C
3 3 (3.09%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.09%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.03%) Open Source
4 1 (1.03%) IPTV
4 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.87%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.22%) UNIX
4 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.15%) Linux
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (60.82%) Continuous Integration
2 38 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (36.08%) MVC
4 25 (25.77%) Multithreading
5 21 (21.65%) Release Management
6 19 (19.59%) MVVM
7 15 (15.46%) Configuration Management
8 11 (11.34%) Automated Testing
8 11 (11.34%) Automation Testing
9 10 (10.31%) Test Automation
9 10 (10.31%) Unit Testing
9 10 (10.31%) OO
10 9 (9.28%) Scrum
11 8 (8.25%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.25%) OOD
12 7 (7.22%) Web Development
12 7 (7.22%) TDD
12 7 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (6.19%) E-Commerce
14 5 (5.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 65 (67.01%) C#
2 35 (36.08%) JavaScript
3 25 (25.77%) SQL
3 25 (25.77%) PowerShell
4 12 (12.37%) Perl
5 11 (11.34%) Python
6 9 (9.28%) VBScript
7 4 (4.12%) VB6
7 4 (4.12%) VB
8 3 (3.09%) Java
9 2 (2.06%) Ruby
9 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.06%) XAML
10 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.03%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.03%) VBA
10 1 (1.03%) PHP
10 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (9.28%) Degree
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.03%) MCP
2 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.03%) Nagios
3 1 (1.03%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 45 (46.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.34%) Oracle
3 9 (9.28%) Perforce
4 7 (7.22%) Red Gate
5 6 (6.19%) Sitecore
6 5 (5.15%) TIBCO
6 5 (5.15%) IBM
7 4 (4.12%) AccuRev
8 3 (3.09%) VMware
8 3 (3.09%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.03%) Twitter
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