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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 582 561 528
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -33
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 37 40 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.58% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 22
Average daily rate £550 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £388 £438
% change year-on-year
-25.78% -11.37%
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
7601 6904 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.78% 13.63% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 4663 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 127 126
Average hourly rate £41.85 £36.70 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £24.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 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 17 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 35 £550 +29.41% 19
London -4 21 £551 +29.52% 8
South East +4 13 £301 -35.72% 3
Berkshire +7 5 - - 3
City of London +38 4 £575 +35.35% 2
Surrey -7 4 £575 +9.52%
Camberley -2 3 £575 +9.52%
Oxford - 3 £275 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £275 -
Wales - 2 £169 -
Cardiff - 2 £169 -
South Wales - 2 £169 -
West Midlands -14 1 £325 -7.27% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £648 -
Coventry - 1 £325 - 2
Gatwick - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 53 (86.89%) .NET
2 43 (70.49%) C#
3 41 (67.21%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (62.30%) Windows
5 36 (59.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (57.38%) SQL Server
7 32 (52.46%) PowerShell
8 31 (50.82%) SQL
9 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
9 21 (34.43%) Visual Studio
10 20 (32.79%) NUnit
10 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (32.79%) Relational Database
10 20 (32.79%) DevOps
11 19 (31.15%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (31.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (27.87%) Finance
13 16 (26.23%) WCF
14 15 (24.59%) LINQ
14 15 (24.59%) Release Management
14 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
14 15 (24.59%) WiX
15 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
15 14 (22.95%) Unit Testing
15 14 (22.95%) Banking
16 13 (21.31%) CruiseControl
16 13 (21.31%) jQuery
16 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (21.31%) AngularJS
17 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET MVC

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (11.48%) IIS
2 6 (9.84%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (57.38%) SQL Server
2 20 (32.79%) Relational Database
3 19 (31.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database
4 10 (16.39%) RDBMS
5 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (9.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (9.84%) Big Data
6 6 (9.84%) HBase
7 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (6.56%) SQLite
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (3.28%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (59.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (34.43%) Visual Studio
3 20 (32.79%) NUnit
4 15 (24.59%) WiX
5 14 (22.95%) Jenkins
6 13 (21.31%) CruiseControl
7 10 (16.39%) Moq
8 7 (11.48%) TeamCity
9 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
10 5 (8.20%) Maven
10 5 (8.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (6.56%) Ant
11 4 (6.56%) Apache Ivy
11 4 (6.56%) Gradle
11 4 (6.56%) Grunt
12 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
12 2 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (1.64%) JIRA
13 1 (1.64%) Subversion
13 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 14 (22.95%) Banking
3 6 (9.84%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Developer
2 15 (24.59%) C# Developer
2 15 (24.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.48%) WPF Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Applications Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) C# WPF Developer
5 6 (9.84%) PowerShell Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Administrator
6 5 (8.20%) Build Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) C++ Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C++/C# Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Scala Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior WPF Developer
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (86.89%) .NET
2 16 (26.23%) WCF
3 15 (24.59%) LINQ
4 13 (21.31%) AngularJS
4 13 (21.31%) jQuery
5 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET
5 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (18.03%) ADO.NET
6 11 (18.03%) HTML
6 11 (18.03%) HTML5
6 11 (18.03%) NHibernate
7 10 (16.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 10 (16.39%) CSS
7 10 (16.39%) CSS3
7 10 (16.39%) WPF
8 9 (14.75%) JSON
8 9 (14.75%) SOAP
9 8 (13.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 8 (13.11%) Unity DI Container
10 6 (9.84%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Clustering
2 4 (6.56%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) DevOps
3 19 (31.15%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (24.59%) Release Management
5 14 (22.95%) Unit Testing
6 12 (19.67%) MVC
7 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
7 9 (14.75%) Scrum
7 9 (14.75%) TDD
8 8 (13.11%) BDD
8 8 (13.11%) Multithreading
8 8 (13.11%) Wealth Management
9 7 (11.48%) OOP
10 6 (9.84%) SDLC
11 5 (8.20%) ATDD
11 5 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (6.56%) Build Automation
12 4 (6.56%) Dependency Management
12 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (70.49%) C#
2 32 (52.46%) PowerShell
3 31 (50.82%) SQL
4 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.75%) C++
5 9 (14.75%) Java
6 8 (13.11%) XAML
7 4 (6.56%) Groovy
7 4 (6.56%) Perl
7 4 (6.56%) Python
7 4 (6.56%) Scala
7 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.92%) VB
9 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.64%) EMIR
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (11.48%) Nagios
2 7 (11.48%) Puppet
3 6 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.84%) ZABBIX
4 4 (6.56%) SCOM
5 3 (4.92%) Ansible
6 1 (1.64%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.39%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) IBM
4 5 (8.20%) Capita
5 2 (3.28%) Twitter
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