Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MSBuild skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSBuild over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 229 257
Rank change year-on-year -10 +28 +33
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 10 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 1.46% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 16
City of London median daily rate £483 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +16.13% -7.74%
10th Percentile £420 £413 £318
90th Percentile £688 £575 £529
Central London median daily rate £505 £450 £380
% change year-on-year +12.22% +18.42% -7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

MSBuild is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1380 1233 1342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.49% 18.38% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1011 1110
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £306
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
City of London median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.54% -13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £23.24 £31.25 £35.38
90th Percentile £59.45 £33.75 £50.13
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% -13.33% +3.45%

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MSBuild as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in the City of London

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSBuild in the City of London

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSBuild in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSBuild in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (50.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Release Management
5 4 (40.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (40.00%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (30.00%) OO
6 3 (30.00%) MVC
6 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
6 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (20.00%) HTTP
7 2 (20.00%) Python
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) SQL

MSBuild
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (10.00%) HBase
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Ant
4 1 (10.00%) Artifactory
4 1 (10.00%) Bower
4 1 (10.00%) Chocolatey
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) MSTest
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (10.00%) TestRail
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Lead .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Lead C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Lead Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) F# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) LINQ
5 1 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Reactive Extensions
5 1 (10.00%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (10.00%) WCF
5 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Case Management
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) F#
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (10.00%) Black Duck
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk