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 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 577 585
Rank change year-on-year +35 +8  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 47 46 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.094% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.61% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 36
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £332 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7643 7627 6850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.71% 15.65% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5228 5322 4576
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 121 105
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +13.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £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 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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSBuild in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSBuild in England

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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

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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 26 June 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
South East +38 20 £406 +8.33% 6
London -15 19 £550 +25.71% 15
East of England +1 7 £480 +16.36% 1
North West +23 1 £500 +56.25% 1
MSBuild
UK

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 England region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 79 (80.61%) .NET
2 72 (73.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (67.35%) C#
4 61 (62.24%) PowerShell
5 58 (59.18%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (57.14%) DevOps
7 51 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (50.00%) SQL
9 37 (37.76%) SQL Server
10 36 (36.73%) TeamCity
11 35 (35.71%) ASP.NET
12 33 (33.67%) Finance
13 32 (32.65%) Windows
14 29 (29.59%) Microsoft
14 29 (29.59%) Puppet
14 29 (29.59%) ASP.NET Web API
15 28 (28.57%) Octopus Deploy
15 28 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 26 (26.53%) WCF
17 25 (25.51%) Scrum
17 25 (25.51%) VB.NET
17 25 (25.51%) Ansible
18 24 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (24.49%) IIS
18 24 (24.49%) Configuration Management
18 24 (24.49%) NUnit
19 23 (23.47%) Opscode Chef
20 22 (22.45%) SOLID
20 22 (22.45%) Windows Server
20 22 (22.45%) Git (software)

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 24 (24.49%) IIS
2 7 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (7.14%) Confluence
3 3 (3.06%) CMS
3 3 (3.06%) NServiceBus
3 3 (3.06%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.02%) Apache
5 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.06%) GitHub
4 1 (1.02%) IaaS
4 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) DNS
1 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.04%) Skype
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) Intranet
3 1 (1.02%) NFC
3 1 (1.02%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (37.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 72 (73.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (36.73%) TeamCity
3 28 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 28 (28.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (24.49%) NUnit
5 22 (22.45%) Git (software)
6 19 (19.39%) ReSharper
6 19 (19.39%) Visual Studio
7 17 (17.35%) Hudson
8 15 (15.31%) Ant
8 15 (15.31%) Moq
9 9 (9.18%) MSTest
10 8 (8.16%) Jenkins
11 7 (7.14%) JIRA
11 7 (7.14%) Maven
12 6 (6.12%) Artifactory
12 6 (6.12%) NuGet
12 6 (6.12%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (3.06%) NDepend
13 3 (3.06%) StyleCop
General
1 33 (33.67%) Finance
2 21 (21.43%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Retail
4 5 (5.10%) Front Office
5 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (47.96%) Developer
2 41 (41.84%) .NET Developer
3 26 (26.53%) C# Developer
4 23 (23.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (15.31%) WinForms Developer
6 15 (15.31%) WPF Developer
7 14 (14.29%) SQL Developer
8 13 (13.27%) Oracle Developer
9 12 (12.24%) WCF Developer
10 10 (10.20%) PowerShell Engineer
10 10 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (9.18%) Windows DevOps Engineer
12 7 (7.14%) Consultant
13 6 (6.12%) C# WCF Developer
13 6 (6.12%) DevOps Consultant
14 5 (5.10%) Release Engineer
14 5 (5.10%) Software Engineer
15 4 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
15 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (80.61%) .NET
2 35 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 29 (29.59%) ASP.NET Web API
4 26 (26.53%) WCF
5 20 (20.41%) RESTful
6 19 (19.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (18.37%) LINQ
7 18 (18.37%) WPF
8 16 (16.33%) ADO.NET
9 15 (15.31%) Caliburn.Micro
9 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 15 (15.31%) WinForms
10 13 (13.27%) .NET Framework
11 12 (12.24%) Web Services
12 11 (11.22%) HATEOAS
13 8 (8.16%) Entity Framework
13 8 (8.16%) MSMQ
14 5 (5.10%) Elastic Stack
15 4 (4.08%) jQuery
16 3 (3.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Client/Server
2 13 (13.27%) Online Banking
3 12 (12.24%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.10%) RIA
5 3 (3.06%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.04%) Derivative
6 2 (2.04%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.04%) User Experience
7 1 (1.02%) CMDB
7 1 (1.02%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.65%) Windows
2 22 (22.45%) Windows Server
3 17 (17.35%) Linux
4 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.10%) Debian
5 5 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.10%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.04%) CentOS
8 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (59.18%) Continuous Integration
2 56 (57.14%) DevOps
3 51 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (25.51%) Scrum
5 24 (24.49%) Configuration Management
6 22 (22.45%) SOLID
7 21 (21.43%) MVC
8 18 (18.37%) Release Management
8 18 (18.37%) Software Engineering
9 17 (17.35%) TDD
9 17 (17.35%) Test Automation
10 16 (16.33%) Domain-Driven Design
11 15 (15.31%) MVVM
11 15 (15.31%) Prototyping
11 15 (15.31%) Unit Testing
12 13 (13.27%) BDD
12 13 (13.27%) CQRS
12 13 (13.27%) Microservices
12 13 (13.27%) Open Source
13 10 (10.20%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 66 (67.35%) C#
2 61 (62.24%) PowerShell
3 49 (50.00%) SQL
4 25 (25.51%) VB.NET
5 17 (17.35%) T-SQL
6 14 (14.29%) Python
7 13 (13.27%) Java
8 11 (11.22%) Bash Shell
9 7 (7.14%) Ruby
10 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.04%) VBScript
12 1 (1.02%) C++
12 1 (1.02%) Perl
12 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.02%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) Docker
2 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.02%) vCloud
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (29.59%) Puppet
2 25 (25.51%) Ansible
3 23 (23.47%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (7.14%) Nagios
5 5 (5.10%) Terraform
6 1 (1.02%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (29.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.31%) Oracle
3 6 (6.12%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.08%) AppDynamics
4 4 (4.08%) IBM
4 4 (4.08%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.06%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.02%) Informatica
6 1 (1.02%) Twitter
6 1 (1.02%) VMware
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