Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 246 230
Rank change year-on-year 0 -16 +33
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 9 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.087% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.45% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 17
City of London median daily rate £506 £541 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +20.28% +12.50%
10th Percentile £451 £449 £413
90th Percentile £545 £688 £575
Central London median daily rate £494 £528 £450
% change year-on-year -6.40% +17.22% +12.50%
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 1,557 1,326 1,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.15% 19.13% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,286 1,025 984
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £628 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £43.50 £24.99 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.05% -23.10% -13.33%
10th Percentile £43.25 £23.18 £31.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £27.11 £33.75
Central London median hourly rate £39.25 £27.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +41.44% -14.62% -13.33%

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 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSBuild in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
3 7 (77.78%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (66.67%) MVC
4 6 (66.67%) WCF
4 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (55.56%) BDD
5 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
5 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 5 (55.56%) C#
5 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
5 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
5 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
6 4 (44.44%) Windows
6 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (33.33%) Matrix Management
7 3 (33.33%) jQuery
7 3 (33.33%) Parallel Programming
7 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (33.33%) Video on Demand
7 3 (33.33%) MongoDB

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 2 (22.22%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) NUnit
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Developer
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) WCF
3 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) MSMQ
4 3 (33.33%) NHibernate
4 3 (33.33%) REST
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) Swagger
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) XSLT
5 2 (22.22%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (33.33%) Video on Demand
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 7 (77.78%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 6 (66.67%) MVC
4 5 (55.56%) BDD
4 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (33.33%) AOP
6 3 (33.33%) API Design
6 3 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (33.33%) Line Management
6 3 (33.33%) Matrix Management
6 3 (33.33%) OOP
6 3 (33.33%) Parallel Programming
6 3 (33.33%) SOA
6 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (11.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) TypeScript
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft