Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 546 577 565
Rank change year-on-year +31 -12 -10
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 87 72 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.76% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 29
London median daily rate £525 £500 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +13.77% +9.88%
10th Percentile £450 £414 £413
90th Percentile £588 £721 £575
England median daily rate £510 £475 £434
% change year-on-year +7.37% +9.45% +8.50%
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 10,816 9,530 7,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.97% 20.07% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,066 7,250 5,704
London median daily rate £525 £500 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.10% +4.72%
10th Percentile £369 £350 £323
90th Percentile £652 £635 £613
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 14
London median hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +3.45% +20.83%
10th Percentile £28.70 £20.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £57.05
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -24 9 £506 +4.92% 1
South London -19 3 £520 +278.18% 1
West London -10 1 £438 -6.42% 2
East London - 1 £575 -
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 67 (77.01%) TeamCity
2 65 (74.71%) C#
3 61 (70.11%) DevOps
4 55 (63.22%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (57.47%) PowerShell
6 44 (50.57%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (50.57%) Git (software)
7 42 (48.28%) .NET
7 42 (48.28%) Windows
8 41 (47.13%) Python
9 36 (41.38%) Linux
9 36 (41.38%) Front Office
10 35 (40.23%) Jenkins
11 34 (39.08%) Fixed Income
12 32 (36.78%) Amazon AWS
13 31 (35.63%) Finance
14 28 (32.18%) Microsoft Azure
15 27 (31.03%) Java
16 25 (28.74%) Software Engineering
17 24 (27.59%) Octopus Deploy
18 22 (25.29%) JavaScript
18 22 (25.29%) SQL
18 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
19 21 (24.14%) TDD
19 21 (24.14%) New Relic
19 21 (24.14%) Ansible
20 20 (22.99%) Asset Management
20 20 (22.99%) Derivative
20 20 (22.99%) IIS
20 20 (22.99%) Visual Studio

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 20 (22.99%) IIS
2 17 (19.54%) WebSphere
3 13 (14.94%) Apache
3 13 (14.94%) Jetty
3 13 (14.94%) Mongrel
3 13 (14.94%) nginx
3 13 (14.94%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.30%) Confluence
4 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.15%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg AIM
1 2 (2.30%) Eagle PACE
1 2 (2.30%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 32 (36.78%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (32.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (16.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 14 (16.09%) NuGet
4 13 (14.94%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (12.64%) Sumo Logic
6 7 (8.05%) SaaS
7 3 (3.45%) PaaS
7 3 (3.45%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (2.30%) Google App Engine
8 2 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
8 2 (2.30%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.24%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.60%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.45%) HBase
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) Big Data
5 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 67 (77.01%) TeamCity
2 44 (50.57%) Git (software)
3 35 (40.23%) Jenkins
4 24 (27.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (22.99%) Visual Studio
6 19 (21.84%) Ant
6 19 (21.84%) Subversion
7 18 (20.69%) Gradle
8 17 (19.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (14.94%) CruiseControl
9 13 (14.94%) Maven
9 13 (14.94%) Vagrant
10 12 (13.79%) Selenium
11 11 (12.64%) Travis CI
12 9 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (9.20%) Protractor
13 8 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (8.05%) Hudson
15 6 (6.90%) NUnit
16 5 (5.75%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (41.38%) Front Office
2 31 (35.63%) Finance
3 14 (16.09%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Advertising
4 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (49.43%) Developer
2 26 (29.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (20.69%) .NET Developer
4 16 (18.39%) Software Engineer
5 15 (17.24%) C# Developer
6 14 (16.09%) Azure DevOps
6 14 (16.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 14 (16.09%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (16.09%) C# Software Engineer
7 13 (14.94%) C++ Developer
7 13 (14.94%) DevOps Developer
8 12 (13.79%) C# Software Developer
8 12 (13.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
10 5 (5.75%) Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Architect
10 5 (5.75%) Senior C# Software Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (5.75%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (48.28%) .NET
2 13 (14.94%) JRuby
2 13 (14.94%) Servlets
2 13 (14.94%) Web Services
3 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
4 7 (8.05%) MSMQ
4 7 (8.05%) REST
5 6 (6.90%) WCF
6 4 (4.60%) Angular 2
6 4 (4.60%) jQuery
6 4 (4.60%) Node.js
6 4 (4.60%) SOAP
6 4 (4.60%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (4.60%) WPF
7 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.45%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.45%) Swagger
7 3 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (39.08%) Fixed Income
2 20 (22.99%) Derivative
3 17 (19.54%) Equities
3 17 (19.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (14.94%) Exotic Derivative
5 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.60%) Hedge funds
6 4 (4.60%) Online Banking
6 4 (4.60%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.45%) Video on Demand
8 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.30%) Fintech
8 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.15%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.15%) Clustering
9 1 (1.15%) CMDB
9 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (48.28%) Windows
2 36 (41.38%) Linux
3 13 (14.94%) CentOS
3 13 (14.94%) Debian
3 13 (14.94%) Fedora
3 13 (14.94%) Ubuntu
4 6 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.30%) CoreOS
7 1 (1.15%) Android
7 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (70.11%) DevOps
2 55 (63.22%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (50.57%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (28.74%) Software Engineering
5 21 (24.14%) TDD
6 20 (22.99%) Asset Management
7 19 (21.84%) Test Automation
8 18 (20.69%) Computer Science
9 16 (18.39%) Integration Testing
9 16 (18.39%) Migration
10 15 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (16.09%) Cross-Platform Development
12 13 (14.94%) BDD
13 12 (13.79%) Cloud Operations
13 12 (13.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 12 (13.79%) Mentoring
14 11 (12.64%) Scrum
15 9 (10.34%) Microservices
16 8 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
17 6 (6.90%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 65 (74.71%) C#
2 50 (57.47%) PowerShell
3 41 (47.13%) Python
4 27 (31.03%) Java
5 22 (25.29%) JavaScript
5 22 (25.29%) SQL
6 19 (21.84%) C++
7 18 (20.69%) C
8 15 (17.24%) Bash Shell
9 14 (16.09%) Perl
10 13 (14.94%) Go
10 13 (14.94%) Ruby
11 6 (6.90%) TypeScript
12 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
13 2 (2.30%) Groovy
13 2 (2.30%) XAML
14 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) Degree
2 12 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (14.94%) VirtualBox
1 13 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.79%) Hyper-V
3 10 (11.49%) Docker
4 2 (2.30%) etcd
4 2 (2.30%) flannel
4 2 (2.30%) HDFS
5 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.15%) KVM
5 1 (1.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (24.14%) Ansible
2 17 (19.54%) Puppet
3 16 (18.39%) Nagios
4 15 (17.24%) Terraform
5 14 (16.09%) Kibana
5 14 (16.09%) logstash
5 14 (16.09%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (14.94%) Packer
6 13 (14.94%) Salt
7 12 (13.79%) Graylog
8 10 (11.49%) Kubernetes
9 2 (2.30%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (2.30%) rkt
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (24.14%) New Relic
3 16 (18.39%) AppDynamics
3 16 (18.39%) Splunk
4 13 (14.94%) Red Hat
4 13 (14.94%) VMware
5 9 (10.34%) Dynatrace
6 8 (9.20%) Charles River
6 8 (9.20%) Perforce
7 5 (5.75%) Oracle
8 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.30%) Calypso
8 2 (2.30%) FXall
8 2 (2.30%) Google
8 2 (2.30%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.30%) RedGate