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 26 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 163 197
Rank change year-on-year -5 +34  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.030% 0.060% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.34% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 9
Median daily rate £442 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.63% +37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £336
% change year-on-year +6.66% +11.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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 673 583 728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.28% 17.53% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 487 593
Median daily rate £476 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) MSTest
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) Darcs
3 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) T-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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (40.00%) MSTest
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Darcs
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (20.00%) WiX
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Build Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) vCloud
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) VMware