The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank - - 95
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
231 187 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.57% 7.82% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 106 79
Average daily rate £338 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 19
Average hourly rate £31.44 £34.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% -8.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSBuild Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MSBuild
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSBuild across the West Midlands region.

MSBuild Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MSBuild
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) WF
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WiX
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) WiX
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) WF
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCTS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft