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 3 months to 27 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.

Microsoft MSBuild
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 579 558
Rank change year-on-year +64 -21  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 51 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.073% 0.094%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 0.50% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 33
Median daily rate £400 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -7.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £627 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7240 7179 6439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.47% 14.63% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4876 4821 4173
Median daily rate £447 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 170 125
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +12.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +40 28 £430 -27.70% 10
South East +14 16 £393 -12.77% 3
West Midlands +18 3 £563 +73.07%
South West - 2 £475 - 1
East of England - 2 £200 - 4
MSBuild
UK

MSBuild
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 65 (73.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (71.59%) .NET
3 56 (63.64%) PowerShell
4 55 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (60.23%) C#
6 51 (57.95%) SQL
7 50 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (53.41%) SQL Server
9 39 (44.32%) DevOps
10 32 (36.36%) ASP.NET
10 32 (36.36%) TeamCity
11 28 (31.82%) Puppet
12 26 (29.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (29.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 26 (29.55%) NUnit
12 26 (29.55%) WCF
13 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
14 24 (27.27%) MVC
15 23 (26.14%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (26.14%) Configuration Management
15 23 (26.14%) Windows
16 22 (25.00%) Finance
16 22 (25.00%) Scrum
16 22 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 21 (23.86%) VB.NET
18 20 (22.73%) Banking
18 20 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (21.59%) Hudson
19 19 (21.59%) LINQ
19 19 (21.59%) IIS

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 19 (21.59%) IIS
2 8 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.41%) NServiceBus
3 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.27%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) Apache
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
5 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.14%) nginx
5 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.41%) IaaS
3 3 (3.41%) PaaS
4 2 (2.27%) GitHub
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) DNS
1 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.14%) NFC
2 1 (1.14%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (53.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.27%) DB2
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.14%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.14%) MySQL
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 65 (73.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (36.36%) TeamCity
3 26 (29.55%) NUnit
3 26 (29.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 22 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (21.59%) Hudson
6 18 (20.45%) ReSharper
7 17 (19.32%) Visual Studio
8 15 (17.05%) Moq
9 13 (14.77%) Git (software)
9 13 (14.77%) MSTest
10 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (4.55%) Bitbucket
11 4 (4.55%) JIRA
11 4 (4.55%) NuGet
11 4 (4.55%) SpecFlow
12 3 (3.41%) NCover
12 3 (3.41%) NDepend
12 3 (3.41%) StyleCop
General
1 22 (25.00%) Finance
2 20 (22.73%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Front Office
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (45.45%) Developer
2 35 (39.77%) .NET Developer
3 24 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (21.59%) C# Developer
5 17 (19.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (17.05%) WinForms Developer
6 15 (17.05%) WPF Developer
7 14 (15.91%) SQL Developer
8 13 (14.77%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (12.50%) WCF Developer
10 8 (9.09%) PowerShell Engineer
10 8 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (7.95%) Applications Engineer
12 6 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (6.82%) Senior Developer
13 5 (5.68%) C# WCF Developer
13 5 (5.68%) Release Manager
14 4 (4.55%) AWS DevOps
14 4 (4.55%) C# WPF Developer
14 4 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (71.59%) .NET
2 32 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 26 (29.55%) ASP.NET Web API
3 26 (29.55%) WCF
4 20 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (21.59%) LINQ
6 18 (20.45%) WPF
7 17 (19.32%) .NET Framework
7 17 (19.32%) WinForms
8 15 (17.05%) ADO.NET
8 15 (17.05%) Caliburn.Micro
8 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 10 (11.36%) MSMQ
10 8 (9.09%) HATEOAS
10 8 (9.09%) Web Services
11 7 (7.95%) RESTful
12 5 (5.68%) AngularJS
12 5 (5.68%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (5.68%) Entity Framework
13 3 (3.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Client/Server
2 11 (12.50%) Online Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.55%) Derivative
5 3 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.27%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.14%) Windows
2 18 (20.45%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.36%) Linux
4 9 (10.23%) Ubuntu
5 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.55%) CentOS
6 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.41%) Fedora
8 1 (1.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 50 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (44.32%) DevOps
4 24 (27.27%) MVC
5 23 (26.14%) Configuration Management
6 22 (25.00%) Scrum
7 16 (18.18%) Unit Testing
8 15 (17.05%) MVVM
8 15 (17.05%) Prototyping
9 14 (15.91%) Domain-Driven Design
9 14 (15.91%) Microservices
9 14 (15.91%) Open Source
9 14 (15.91%) Release Management
10 13 (14.77%) Software Engineering
10 13 (14.77%) SOLID
10 13 (14.77%) TDD
11 12 (13.64%) E-Commerce
11 12 (13.64%) SDLC
12 10 (11.36%) BDD
12 10 (11.36%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 56 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 53 (60.23%) C#
3 51 (57.95%) SQL
4 21 (23.86%) VB.NET
5 19 (21.59%) T-SQL
6 8 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.82%) Python
8 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.55%) Perl
9 4 (4.55%) Ruby
10 3 (3.41%) Korn
11 1 (1.14%) C++
11 1 (1.14%) Java
11 1 (1.14%) PHP
11 1 (1.14%) R
11 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.14%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Docker
2 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (31.82%) Puppet
2 23 (26.14%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (19.32%) Ansible
4 8 (9.09%) Nagios
5 4 (4.55%) Terraform
6 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.14%) Mesos
6 1 (1.14%) Rancher
6 1 (1.14%) rkt
6 1 (1.14%) Salt
6 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.32%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) AppDynamics
4 5 (5.68%) IBM
4 5 (5.68%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.41%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.27%) SAP
7 2 (2.27%) VMware
8 1 (1.14%) Google
8 1 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.14%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.14%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.14%) Twitter
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