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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSBuild
London / City of London
Rank 147 148 188
Rank change year-on-year +1 +40  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.092% 0.080%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 0.61% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £415 £620 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.06% +12.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £410
% change year-on-year -1.87% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 546 495 703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.38% 15.14% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 394 541
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MSBuild as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) DevOps
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (45.45%) MSTest
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (36.36%) Release Management
5 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) QA
7 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Test Management
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
7 2 (18.18%) GitHub
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012

MSBuild
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) GitHub
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) BigQuery
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MSTest
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
3 2 (18.18%) NUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) Darcs
4 1 (9.09%) NuGet
4 1 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Build Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (18.18%) WinForms
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Kanban
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 2 (18.18%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) MicroStrategy