The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MSBuild skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft MSBuild
South East > Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 113 112
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.48% 2.84% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Berkshire median daily rate £368 £513 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.29% +28.12%  
10th Percentile £358 £469 £375
90th Percentile £409 £566 £425
South East median daily rate £406 £366 £343
% change year-on-year +10.92% +6.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

MSBuild is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 201 211 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.00% 8.97% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 280 239
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £294 £319 £250
90th Percentile £499 £538 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +10.34%  
10th Percentile £20.80 £37.50 £34.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £42.50 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MSBuild as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in Berkshire

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MSBuild in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MSBuild in Berkshire

MSBuild
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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
Reading +19 7 £368 - 5
MSBuild
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Ant
1 7 (100.00%) Maven
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (100.00%) RESTful
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 5 (71.43%) Debian
2 5 (71.43%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (42.86%) Puppet
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange

MSBuild
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Ant
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) Maven
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) RESTful
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Debian
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Information Management
5 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) Python
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft