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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank - - 97
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £290
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSBuild
England

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
192 189 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.39% 8.41% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 112 101
Average daily rate £375 £275 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 19
Average hourly rate £30.20 £37.80 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.10% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £32.50 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +5.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham - - - - 1
MSBuild
England

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) .NET
3 12 (85.71%) Web Services
3 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (85.71%) .NET Framework
3 12 (85.71%) PowerShell
3 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (85.71%) MSTest
3 12 (85.71%) SpecFlow
4 11 (78.57%) ATDD
4 11 (78.57%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 11 (78.57%) NDepend
4 11 (78.57%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (78.57%) NCover
4 11 (78.57%) StyleCop
4 11 (78.57%) BDD
4 11 (78.57%) Domain-Driven Design
4 11 (78.57%) ReSharper
4 11 (78.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (78.57%) TDD
4 11 (78.57%) NUnit
4 11 (78.57%) CRM
5 7 (50.00%) C#
5 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (50.00%) WCF
6 6 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (35.71%) Pair Programming
7 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
7 5 (35.71%) NHibernate
7 5 (35.71%) Open Source

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) MSTest
1 12 (85.71%) SpecFlow
2 11 (78.57%) NDepend
2 11 (78.57%) NUnit
2 11 (78.57%) ReSharper
2 11 (78.57%) NCover
2 11 (78.57%) StyleCop
3 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
4 5 (35.71%) NuGet
5 1 (7.14%) WiX
5 1 (7.14%) MSI
5 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Architect
3 5 (35.71%) CRM Architect
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) Web Services
2 12 (85.71%) .NET Framework
3 7 (50.00%) WCF
4 6 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (35.71%) NHibernate
6 3 (21.43%) WF
6 3 (21.43%) XSLT
7 2 (14.29%) REST
8 1 (7.14%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (7.14%) LINQ
8 1 (7.14%) HTML
8 1 (7.14%) WPF
8 1 (7.14%) XML
8 1 (7.14%) XSD
8 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (35.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) TDD
2 11 (78.57%) Domain-Driven Design
2 11 (78.57%) BDD
2 11 (78.57%) ATDD
2 11 (78.57%) CRM
2 11 (78.57%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 5 (35.71%) Pair Programming
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) CODA
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce