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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 102 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.046% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.94% 0.61% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£407 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £341
% change year-on-year
-2.80% +28.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
162 164 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.11% 7.59% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 107 101
Average daily rate £388 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 13
Average hourly rate £33.50 £37.80 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +24.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £37.80 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSBuild across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MSBuild Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Web Services
2 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) PowerShell
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (81.25%) SpecFlow
3 12 (75.00%) MSTest
3 12 (75.00%) .NET Framework
4 11 (68.75%) ReSharper
4 11 (68.75%) TDD
4 11 (68.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (68.75%) NUnit
4 11 (68.75%) NDepend
4 11 (68.75%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (68.75%) NCover
4 11 (68.75%) StyleCop
4 11 (68.75%) Domain-Driven Design
4 11 (68.75%) CRM
4 11 (68.75%) ATDD
4 11 (68.75%) BDD
5 9 (56.25%) C#
6 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (43.75%) WCF
8 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
8 6 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (31.25%) Open Source
9 5 (31.25%) NuGet
9 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (31.25%) NHibernate

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) SpecFlow
2 12 (75.00%) MSTest
3 11 (68.75%) NDepend
3 11 (68.75%) NUnit
3 11 (68.75%) ReSharper
3 11 (68.75%) NCover
3 11 (68.75%) StyleCop
4 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
6 5 (31.25%) NuGet
7 2 (12.50%) WiX
7 2 (12.50%) MSI
7 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Architect
3 5 (31.25%) CRM Architect
4 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
1 13 (81.25%) Web Services
2 12 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (43.75%) WCF
4 6 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (31.25%) NHibernate
6 3 (18.75%) WF
6 3 (18.75%) XSLT
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) XSD
7 2 (12.50%) REST
8 1 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (6.25%) LINQ
8 1 (6.25%) SOAP
8 1 (6.25%) HTML
8 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (31.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) TDD
2 11 (68.75%) Domain-Driven Design
2 11 (68.75%) BDD
2 11 (68.75%) ATDD
2 11 (68.75%) CRM
3 5 (31.25%) Pair Programming
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Workflow
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) PowerShell
2 9 (56.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Perforce
3 1 (6.25%) CODA