Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 563 577
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14 +1
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 63 56 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.66% 0.69% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 37
London median daily rate £500 £437 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.48% +12.71% -3.13%
10th Percentile £409 £413 £299
90th Percentile £725 £575 £630
England median daily rate £469 £434 £400
% change year-on-year +8.01% +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 9524 8163 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.21% 18.06% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7190 5907 5295
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £635 £613 £600
England median daily rate £457 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.41% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 19
London median hourly rate £36.25 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £21.93 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.92 £57.05 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
Central London -5 12 £505 +12.22% 2
West London - 7 £468 - 1
South London -32 1 £138 -55.65%
North London - 1 - -
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 49 (77.78%) .NET
2 47 (74.60%) TeamCity
3 44 (69.84%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (63.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 40 (63.49%) DevOps
5 39 (61.90%) PowerShell
5 39 (61.90%) Finance
6 38 (60.32%) C#
7 35 (55.56%) Configuration Management
8 32 (50.79%) Puppet
9 31 (49.21%) Ansible
10 30 (47.62%) Banking
11 29 (46.03%) Scrum
12 28 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (42.86%) SQL
14 25 (39.68%) Windows
14 25 (39.68%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (34.92%) IIS
16 21 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 20 (31.75%) ASP.NET
18 19 (30.16%) Online Banking
18 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
19 18 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
21 16 (25.40%) Hudson
22 15 (23.81%) Open Source
22 15 (23.81%) QA
22 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
23 14 (22.22%) MSMQ

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 22 (34.92%) IIS
2 13 (20.63%) WebSphere
3 8 (12.70%) CMS
4 7 (11.11%) Confluence
5 6 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (9.52%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.52%) GitHub
4 4 (6.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) DNS
1 4 (6.35%) Firewall
1 4 (6.35%) SSL
1 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.17%) Big Data
3 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.59%) HBase
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.59%) Redis
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (74.60%) TeamCity
2 40 (63.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 28 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (25.40%) Hudson
6 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
7 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
8 9 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 8 (12.70%) NUnit
10 7 (11.11%) Ant
11 6 (9.52%) NuGet
11 6 (9.52%) SonarQube
11 6 (9.52%) TestRail
11 6 (9.52%) Zephyr
12 5 (7.94%) JIRA
12 5 (7.94%) Maven
13 4 (6.35%) Artifactory
13 4 (6.35%) Bower
13 4 (6.35%) Chocolatey
13 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (61.90%) Finance
2 30 (47.62%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.17%) Front Office
4 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (50.79%) Developer
2 26 (41.27%) C# Developer
3 23 (36.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (33.33%) .NET Developer
5 19 (30.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (23.81%) PowerShell Engineer
7 12 (19.05%) Windows DevOps Engineer
7 12 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (15.87%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
9 9 (14.29%) Senior Developer
10 7 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
10 7 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
10 7 (11.11%) Agile Developer
10 7 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 6 (9.52%) Angular Developer
12 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (7.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (6.35%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (77.78%) .NET
2 21 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (31.75%) ASP.NET
4 14 (22.22%) MSMQ
5 12 (19.05%) HATEOAS
5 12 (19.05%) RESTful
5 12 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (12.70%) AngularJS
7 6 (9.52%) CSS
7 6 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (9.52%) HTML
7 6 (9.52%) WCF
8 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (7.94%) WPF
9 4 (6.35%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.35%) Entity Framework
9 4 (6.35%) HTML5
9 4 (6.35%) React
9 4 (6.35%) SOAP
9 4 (6.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Online Banking
2 12 (19.05%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (7.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) Derivative
4 1 (1.59%) Equities
4 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.59%) Online Games
4 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Windows
2 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (69.84%) Continuous Integration
2 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (63.49%) DevOps
3 35 (55.56%) Configuration Management
4 29 (46.03%) Scrum
5 15 (23.81%) Open Source
6 14 (22.22%) Microservices
7 13 (20.63%) Software Engineering
8 12 (19.05%) CQRS
8 12 (19.05%) Domain-Driven Design
8 12 (19.05%) Release Management
8 12 (19.05%) SOLID
8 12 (19.05%) Task Automation
9 11 (17.46%) Application Performance Management
9 11 (17.46%) Performance Management
10 10 (15.87%) ITIL
10 10 (15.87%) Test Automation
11 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 7 (11.11%) MVC
13 6 (9.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (61.90%) PowerShell
2 38 (60.32%) C#
3 27 (42.86%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) T-SQL
5 9 (14.29%) Python
6 7 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 7 (11.11%) Java
7 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.35%) TypeScript
9 3 (4.76%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.59%) C
10 1 (1.59%) C++
10 1 (1.59%) F#
10 1 (1.59%) Ruby
10 1 (1.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 32 (50.79%) Puppet
2 31 (49.21%) Ansible
3 25 (39.68%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.35%) Terraform
5 1 (1.59%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.59%) Kibana
5 1 (1.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) AppDynamics
2 11 (17.46%) Dynatrace
3 9 (14.29%) New Relic
3 9 (14.29%) Sitecore
4 8 (12.70%) RedGate
5 7 (11.11%) Splunk
6 6 (9.52%) Atlassian
6 6 (9.52%) Black Duck
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (1.59%) IBM
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle
7 1 (1.59%) VMware