Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 723 762 782
Rank change year-on-year +39 +20 -54
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 128 104 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.72% 0.64% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 61 49
England median daily rate £475 £434 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.45% +8.50% -
10th Percentile £359 £339 £303
90th Percentile £703 £575 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £434 £380
% change year-on-year +5.99% +14.21% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17836 16231 14813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.80% 16.57% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 10994 9955
England median daily rate £455 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 233 283
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.17 £23.80
90th Percentile £59.88 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in England

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSBuild in England

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSBuild in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSBuild in England

MSBuild
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSBuild in England

MSBuild
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 63 £500 +14.48% 12
South East +30 52 £375 - 3
East of England -12 7 £480 -4.00%
North of England +71 3 £500 +56.25%
North West +14 3 £500 +56.25%
West Midlands +26 1 £850 +142.86%
Midlands +21 1 £850 +142.86%
South West +5 1 £450 +12.50% 1
MSBuild
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 86 (67.19%) .NET
2 84 (65.63%) C#
3 82 (64.06%) DevOps
4 78 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (58.59%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (57.03%) TeamCity
7 68 (53.13%) PowerShell
8 66 (51.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 65 (50.78%) Ansible
10 63 (49.22%) Puppet
11 52 (40.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 52 (40.63%) Configuration Management
12 48 (37.50%) SQL
13 47 (36.72%) Windows
14 46 (35.94%) Finance
15 45 (35.16%) Opscode Chef
16 44 (34.38%) Ant
17 41 (32.03%) Jenkins
18 40 (31.25%) Octopus Deploy
19 39 (30.47%) ASP.NET
20 38 (29.69%) JIRA
21 36 (28.13%) ASP.NET Web API
22 34 (26.56%) NUnit
22 34 (26.56%) Scrum
23 32 (25.00%) Banking
23 32 (25.00%) Java
23 32 (25.00%) IIS
24 31 (24.22%) SQL Server
24 31 (24.22%) Windows Server
25 30 (23.44%) Confluence

MSBuild
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 32 (25.00%) IIS
2 30 (23.44%) Confluence
3 14 (10.94%) WebSphere
4 11 (8.59%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (7.81%) CMS
6 7 (5.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (3.91%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.56%) PegaRULES
8 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.78%) Apache
9 1 (0.78%) Jetty
9 1 (0.78%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.78%) nginx
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (11.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (19.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.69%) GitHub
4 4 (3.13%) npm
5 2 (1.56%) IaaS
5 2 (1.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.78%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.78%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) SSL
2 4 (3.13%) DNS
2 4 (3.13%) Firewall
2 4 (3.13%) HTTP
2 4 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.56%) Intranet
4 1 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.56%) Big Data
5 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.78%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.78%) HBase
6 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Redis
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (57.03%) TeamCity
2 66 (51.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (40.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 44 (34.38%) Ant
5 41 (32.03%) Jenkins
6 40 (31.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 38 (29.69%) JIRA
8 34 (26.56%) NUnit
9 26 (20.31%) Git (software)
10 25 (19.53%) Moq
11 19 (14.84%) Visual Studio
12 18 (14.06%) SonarQube
13 17 (13.28%) Gradle
13 17 (13.28%) Zephyr
14 16 (12.50%) Hudson
15 15 (11.72%) NSubstitute
15 15 (11.72%) Rhino Mocks
16 14 (10.94%) JUnit
17 13 (10.16%) Selenium
17 13 (10.16%) Subversion
General
1 46 (35.94%) Finance
2 32 (25.00%) Banking
3 8 (6.25%) Legal
4 6 (4.69%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Front Office
5 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 71 (55.47%) Developer
2 50 (39.06%) C# Developer
3 43 (33.59%) .NET Developer
4 38 (29.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (22.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (14.84%) Agile Developer
7 16 (12.50%) Automation Developer
7 16 (12.50%) PowerShell Engineer
8 13 (10.16%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 13 (10.16%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (8.59%) Agile C# Developer
10 10 (7.81%) Applications Engineer
10 10 (7.81%) Consultant
10 10 (7.81%) Senior Developer
11 9 (7.03%) Senior C# Developer
12 8 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
12 8 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (6.25%) WPF Developer
13 7 (5.47%) Agile .NET Developer
13 7 (5.47%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (67.19%) .NET
2 39 (30.47%) ASP.NET
3 36 (28.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 21 (16.41%) WCF
5 17 (13.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (12.50%) Web Services
7 15 (11.72%) RESTful
7 15 (11.72%) WPF
8 14 (10.94%) ADO.NET
8 14 (10.94%) MSMQ
9 13 (10.16%) LINQ
9 13 (10.16%) WinForms
10 12 (9.38%) .NET Framework
10 12 (9.38%) HATEOAS
10 12 (9.38%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (8.59%) Caliburn.Micro
12 9 (7.03%) AngularJS
12 9 (7.03%) CSS
12 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 9 (7.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) Online Banking
2 16 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (8.59%) Client/Server
4 8 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (4.69%) RIA
6 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.34%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.56%) Clustering
7 2 (1.56%) DataPower
7 2 (1.56%) PKI
7 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.78%) CMDB
8 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.78%) Derivative
8 1 (0.78%) Equities
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.72%) Windows
2 31 (24.22%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.59%) Linux
4 3 (2.34%) Debian
5 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.78%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) CentOS
6 1 (0.78%) Fedora
6 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (64.06%) DevOps
2 78 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (58.59%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (40.63%) Configuration Management
5 34 (26.56%) Scrum
6 27 (21.09%) Test Automation
7 22 (17.19%) MVC
8 17 (13.28%) SOLID
9 16 (12.50%) Release Management
9 16 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 15 (11.72%) Open Source
10 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (10.94%) Microservices
11 14 (10.94%) Software Engineering
12 13 (10.16%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (10.16%) Prototyping
13 12 (9.38%) CQRS
13 12 (9.38%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (9.38%) Task Automation
14 11 (8.59%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (65.63%) C#
2 68 (53.13%) PowerShell
3 48 (37.50%) SQL
4 32 (25.00%) Java
5 19 (14.84%) Python
5 19 (14.84%) VB.NET
6 16 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 12 (9.38%) Bash Shell
8 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
9 9 (7.03%) Ruby
10 4 (3.13%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.56%) XAML
12 1 (0.78%) C
12 1 (0.78%) C++
12 1 (0.78%) F#
12 1 (0.78%) Go
12 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (2.34%) Degree
2 2 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.06%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) GCP
System Software
1 20 (15.63%) Docker
2 2 (1.56%) KVM
3 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (50.78%) Ansible
2 63 (49.22%) Puppet
3 45 (35.16%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (13.28%) Salt
5 5 (3.91%) Terraform
6 2 (1.56%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.56%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.78%) Kibana
7 1 (0.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Microsoft
1 29 (22.66%) Oracle
2 15 (11.72%) SAP
3 14 (10.94%) AppDynamics
4 11 (8.59%) Dynatrace
5 10 (7.81%) Sitecore
6 9 (7.03%) New Relic
7 8 (6.25%) RedGate
8 7 (5.47%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.47%) Splunk
9 6 (4.69%) Atlassian
9 6 (4.69%) Black Duck
10 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.56%) CA
11 2 (1.56%) VMware
12 1 (0.78%) Citrix
12 1 (0.78%) Google
12 1 (0.78%) Pega
12 1 (0.78%) Perforce
12 1 (0.78%) Rackspace