Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 February 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 535 575
Rank change year-on-year -2 +40 -33
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 83 56 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.14% 0.074%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 0.76% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 20
London median daily rate £500 £445 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.42% -20.62% +31.82%
10th Percentile £408 £413 £424
90th Percentile £708 £574 £639
England median daily rate £485 £450 £513
% change year-on-year +7.78% -12.20% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,137 7,398 6,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.61% 17.90% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,993 5,376 5,086
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £355 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £620 £600
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 18
London median hourly rate £41.42 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.88% +25.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £33.00 £17.93 £24.23
90th Percentile £70.13 £120.19 £55.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in London

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSBuild in London

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSBuild in London over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSBuild in London

MSBuild
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the London region over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. 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
Central London -20 16 £475 +7.95% 2
West London - 5 £550 - 2
North London - 1 - -
South London - 1 £138 - 1
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 London region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 64 (77.11%) .NET
2 62 (74.70%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (72.29%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (67.47%) C#
5 54 (65.06%) TeamCity
6 52 (62.65%) DevOps
7 48 (57.83%) Finance
8 44 (53.01%) Scrum
8 44 (53.01%) Octopus Deploy
8 44 (53.01%) PowerShell
9 40 (48.19%) Banking
10 38 (45.78%) Windows
11 36 (43.37%) SQL
12 33 (39.76%) Configuration Management
12 33 (39.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (39.76%) Puppet
13 29 (34.94%) IIS
13 29 (34.94%) Ansible
14 28 (33.73%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
15 27 (32.53%) Online Banking
16 26 (31.33%) QA
17 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET
17 25 (30.12%) Opscode Chef
18 24 (28.92%) Windows Server
19 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
20 21 (25.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
21 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
22 19 (22.89%) Hudson

MSBuild
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 29 (34.94%) IIS
2 18 (21.69%) WebSphere
3 9 (10.84%) Confluence
4 4 (4.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.41%) CMS
5 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.82%) npm
4 2 (2.41%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.41%) Serverless
5 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) DNS
1 4 (4.82%) Firewall
1 4 (4.82%) SSL
1 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
2 8 (9.64%) RDBMS
2 8 (9.64%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.41%) MS Access
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.20%) Big Data
6 1 (1.20%) HBase
6 1 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (65.06%) TeamCity
2 44 (53.01%) Octopus Deploy
3 33 (39.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (25.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
6 19 (22.89%) Hudson
7 16 (19.28%) NUnit
8 12 (14.46%) Jenkins
8 12 (14.46%) Visual Studio
9 9 (10.84%) SpecFlow
10 7 (8.43%) Ant
10 7 (8.43%) JIRA
11 6 (7.23%) Selenium
11 6 (7.23%) SonarQube
11 6 (7.23%) TestRail
11 6 (7.23%) Zephyr
12 5 (6.02%) Maven
13 4 (4.82%) Artifactory
13 4 (4.82%) Chocolatey
13 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (57.83%) Finance
2 40 (48.19%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.41%) Front Office
4 2 (2.41%) Publishing
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (53.01%) Developer
2 31 (37.35%) .NET Developer
3 29 (34.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (32.53%) C# Developer
5 20 (24.10%) Senior Developer
6 17 (20.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (20.48%) PowerShell Engineer
6 17 (20.48%) Senior .NET Developer
6 17 (20.48%) Windows DevOps Engineer
6 17 (20.48%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (18.07%) Applications Engineer
8 11 (13.25%) Senior C# Developer
9 9 (10.84%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (10.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (9.64%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 8 (9.64%) WPF Developer
11 7 (8.43%) Agile .NET Developer
11 7 (8.43%) Agile C# Developer
11 7 (8.43%) Agile Developer
11 7 (8.43%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (77.11%) .NET
2 28 (33.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET
4 18 (21.69%) MSMQ
5 17 (20.48%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (19.28%) WCF
7 15 (18.07%) RESTful
8 14 (16.87%) HATEOAS
8 14 (16.87%) WPF
9 13 (15.66%) SOAP
10 11 (13.25%) .NET Framework
11 10 (12.05%) JSON
12 8 (9.64%) ADO.NET
12 8 (9.64%) LINQ
13 7 (8.43%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 7 (8.43%) Unity DI Container
14 6 (7.23%) Elastic Stack
15 5 (6.02%) AngularJS
16 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
16 4 (4.82%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.53%) Online Banking
2 11 (13.25%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (10.84%) Clustering
4 3 (3.61%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.61%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.41%) PKI
6 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.20%) Derivative
6 1 (1.20%) Equities
6 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.20%) Online Games
6 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (45.78%) Windows
2 24 (28.92%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Android
4 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (74.70%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (72.29%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (62.65%) DevOps
4 44 (53.01%) Scrum
5 33 (39.76%) Configuration Management
6 19 (22.89%) Task Automation
7 18 (21.69%) Open Source
8 17 (20.48%) Microservices
8 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
9 16 (19.28%) Application Performance Management
9 16 (19.28%) Performance Management
10 15 (18.07%) CQRS
10 15 (18.07%) Domain-Driven Design
10 15 (18.07%) Software Engineering
10 15 (18.07%) SOLID
11 14 (16.87%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (16.87%) Mentoring
12 13 (15.66%) Unit Testing
13 12 (14.46%) BDD
13 12 (14.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 56 (67.47%) C#
2 44 (53.01%) PowerShell
3 36 (43.37%) SQL
4 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.05%) T-SQL
5 9 (10.84%) Java
6 8 (9.64%) Python
7 7 (8.43%) Bash Shell
7 7 (8.43%) XAML
8 5 (6.02%) TypeScript
9 4 (4.82%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.41%) C++
10 2 (2.41%) VBA
11 1 (1.20%) C
11 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (31.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (39.76%) Puppet
2 29 (34.94%) Ansible
3 25 (30.12%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (8.43%) BladeLogic
5 4 (4.82%) WMI
6 1 (1.20%) Kibana
6 1 (1.20%) Nagios
6 1 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.28%) AppDynamics
2 16 (19.28%) Dynatrace
3 14 (16.87%) New Relic
4 10 (12.05%) Oracle
4 10 (12.05%) RedGate
5 9 (10.84%) Splunk
6 6 (7.23%) Atlassian
6 6 (7.23%) Black Duck
7 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.20%) Citrix
9 1 (1.20%) IBM
9 1 (1.20%) VMware