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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 587 554 552
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 61 73 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% 1.03% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 59 23
Median daily rate £450 £375 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £343 £388
% change year-on-year
+35.03% -11.61%
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
8189 7069 6718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.23% 13.03% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5623 4599 4361
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 129 150
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £45.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.67%

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 26 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 20 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 26 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 -8 50 £450 -2.70% 8
London -8 30 £438 -15.66% 4
South East -5 15 £475 +26.66%
Berkshire +4 12 £463 +19.35%
Edinburgh 0 11 - -
Scotland -6 11 - -
Reading +3 9 £375 -3.22%
Surrey -4 3 £475 -
City of London +37 2 £588 +8.79% 1
Camberley -4 2 £475 -
Wiltshire - 2 £475 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
South West - 2 £475 - 2
East of England +10 1 £413 -
Swindon - 1 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Cobham - 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £413 -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 67 (67.68%) .NET
2 60 (60.61%) C#
3 57 (57.58%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (57.58%) DevOps
4 54 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 52 (52.53%) PowerShell
6 50 (50.51%) Jenkins
7 46 (46.46%) Microsoft
8 43 (43.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 38 (38.38%) SQL Server
9 38 (38.38%) Windows
10 36 (36.36%) Finance
11 35 (35.35%) MS Excel
11 35 (35.35%) TeamCity
12 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (30.30%) Configuration Management
13 30 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
13 30 (30.30%) Puppet
13 30 (30.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 29 (29.29%) Ansible
15 26 (26.26%) Docker
15 26 (26.26%) Splunk
15 26 (26.26%) Git (software)
15 26 (26.26%) Continuous Delivery
16 25 (25.25%) Linux
16 25 (25.25%) SQL
17 23 (23.23%) Java
17 23 (23.23%) Migration
18 22 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
18 22 (22.22%) PaaS

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 (9.09%) IIS
2 5 (5.05%) Apache
2 5 (5.05%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.02%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.01%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.01%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) JBoss
4 1 (1.01%) nginx
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (35.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (43.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (22.22%) PaaS
3 4 (4.04%) IaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (38.38%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.14%) Relational Database
3 11 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 9 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (6.06%) Big Data
6 6 (6.06%) HBase
6 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.02%) MySQL
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (50.51%) Jenkins
3 35 (35.35%) TeamCity
4 30 (30.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 26 (26.26%) Git (software)
6 19 (19.19%) NuGet
6 19 (19.19%) NUnit
7 18 (18.18%) Visual Studio
8 17 (17.17%) JIRA
9 15 (15.15%) Artifactory
10 14 (14.14%) CruiseControl
11 8 (8.08%) Moq
12 7 (7.07%) WiX
13 4 (4.04%) FitNesse
13 4 (4.04%) Subversion
14 3 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (3.03%) ReSharper
14 3 (3.03%) Vagrant
15 2 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
15 2 (2.02%) Protractor
General
1 36 (36.36%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Banking
3 11 (11.11%) Legal
4 6 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.05%) Front Office
5 5 (5.05%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Back Office
6 2 (2.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Developer
2 22 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (17.17%) Build Engineer
4 15 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (13.13%) C# Developer
6 12 (12.12%) Senior Developer
7 11 (11.11%) .NET Developer
8 10 (10.10%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (9.09%) PowerShell Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Architect
10 8 (8.08%) AWS Architect
10 8 (8.08%) Azure Architect
10 8 (8.08%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (8.08%) DevOps Architect
11 7 (7.07%) Senior Build Engineer
11 7 (7.07%) Senior C# Developer
12 6 (6.06%) WPF Developer
13 5 (5.05%) C# WPF Developer
13 5 (5.05%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (67.68%) .NET
2 19 (19.19%) WCF
3 18 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 17 (17.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (15.15%) AngularJS
5 15 (15.15%) LINQ
6 14 (14.14%) jQuery
7 12 (12.12%) .NET Framework
8 11 (11.11%) NHibernate
8 11 (11.11%) SOAP
9 10 (10.10%) CSS
9 10 (10.10%) Entity Framework
9 10 (10.10%) HTML
9 10 (10.10%) WPF
10 9 (9.09%) JSON
11 8 (8.08%) ADO.NET
12 7 (7.07%) CSS3
12 7 (7.07%) HTML5
12 7 (7.07%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 7 (7.07%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (7.07%) Clustering
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.02%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.01%) AS400
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) iSeries
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
5 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (38.38%) Windows
2 25 (25.25%) Linux
3 15 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.06%) Windows 10
6 6 (6.06%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Unix
9 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (57.58%) Continuous Integration
1 57 (57.58%) DevOps
2 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (30.30%) Configuration Management
4 26 (26.26%) Continuous Delivery
5 23 (23.23%) Migration
6 18 (18.18%) MVC
7 15 (15.15%) Build Automation
8 14 (14.14%) Release Management
8 14 (14.14%) TDD
9 11 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 10 (10.10%) BDD
11 9 (9.09%) Scrum
12 7 (7.07%) Multithreading
13 5 (5.05%) Automated Testing
13 5 (5.05%) Integration Testing
13 5 (5.05%) Quality Management
13 5 (5.05%) SOA
13 5 (5.05%) Test Automation
13 5 (5.05%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (60.61%) C#
2 52 (52.53%) PowerShell
3 25 (25.25%) SQL
4 23 (23.23%) Java
5 22 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 20 (20.20%) Python
6 20 (20.20%) Ruby
7 19 (19.19%) Bourne shell
7 19 (19.19%) Perl
8 18 (18.18%) C++
9 17 (17.17%) Korn
10 13 (13.13%) JavaScript
11 7 (7.07%) T-SQL
11 7 (7.07%) XAML
12 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.02%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.02%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.01%) Delphi
13 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.06%) Degree
2 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.01%) EMIR
System Software
1 26 (26.26%) Docker
2 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
1 30 (30.30%) Puppet
2 29 (29.29%) Ansible
3 6 (6.06%) Nagios
4 5 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.03%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.02%) CFEngine
6 2 (2.02%) Icinga
6 2 (2.02%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (2.02%) logstash
7 1 (1.01%) Scalr
7 1 (1.01%) SCOM
7 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (46.46%) Microsoft
2 26 (26.26%) Splunk
3 11 (11.11%) Oracle
4 5 (5.05%) IBM
4 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.04%) Twitter
6 2 (2.02%) Capita
6 2 (2.02%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.01%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.01%) ATG
7 1 (1.01%) Perforce
7 1 (1.01%) Seapine
7 1 (1.01%) Serena
7 1 (1.01%) VMware