Period
to 24 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 530 583 553
Rank change year-on-year +53 -30 -10
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 104 39 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.089% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.01% 0.46% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 17 29
London median daily rate £530 £550 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +26.73% +8.50%
10th Percentile £425 £432 £363
90th Percentile £588 £599 £575
England median daily rate £506 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +6.58% +11.76% +6.25%
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 10,271 8,546 7,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.56% 19.55% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,607 6,365 5,713
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £340 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 15
London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.08% -25.29% +45.00%
10th Percentile £16.93 £20.01 £10.00
90th Percentile £86.25 £53.90 £56.90
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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 September 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 September 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 -6 14 £525 -12.50% 3
West London -20 1 £438 -6.42% 3
East London - 1 £575 -
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 83 (79.81%) C#
2 80 (76.92%) TeamCity
3 77 (74.04%) DevOps
4 60 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (55.77%) PowerShell
6 57 (54.81%) Windows
7 54 (51.92%) Git (software)
8 52 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (50.00%) Linux
8 52 (50.00%) Python
9 51 (49.04%) Front Office
10 50 (48.08%) Amazon AWS
11 49 (47.12%) Fixed Income
12 45 (43.27%) Jenkins
13 43 (41.35%) .NET
14 36 (34.62%) Software Engineering
15 33 (31.73%) Finance
15 33 (31.73%) Microsoft Azure
16 32 (30.77%) Subversion
17 31 (29.81%) Ansible
18 30 (28.85%) Octopus Deploy
18 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
19 29 (27.88%) Asset Management
20 28 (26.92%) Derivative
21 26 (25.00%) C++
21 26 (25.00%) SQL
21 26 (25.00%) Java
22 25 (24.04%) C
22 25 (24.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 25 (24.04%) Equities

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 23 (22.12%) IIS
2 20 (19.23%) WebSphere
3 19 (18.27%) Apache
3 19 (18.27%) Jetty
3 19 (18.27%) Mongrel
3 19 (18.27%) nginx
4 18 (17.31%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.96%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Eagle PACE
1 10 (9.62%) thinkFolio
2 8 (7.69%) Front Arena
3 2 (1.92%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 50 (48.08%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (31.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (20.19%) NuGet
4 20 (19.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (18.27%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (16.35%) Sumo Logic
7 8 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (7.69%) Rackspace Cloud
8 7 (6.73%) Google App Engine
9 6 (5.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (5.77%) SaaS
10 2 (1.92%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.92%) PaaS
11 1 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.96%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.96%) HBase
Development Applications
1 80 (76.92%) TeamCity
2 54 (51.92%) Git (software)
3 45 (43.27%) Jenkins
4 32 (30.77%) Subversion
5 30 (28.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (21.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (20.19%) Ant
8 20 (19.23%) Gradle
9 19 (18.27%) Maven
9 19 (18.27%) Vagrant
10 18 (17.31%) CruiseControl
11 16 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (14.42%) NUnit
13 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio
14 13 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 11 (10.58%) Travis CI
16 10 (9.62%) Selenium
17 8 (7.69%) SpecFlow
18 7 (6.73%) Hudson
19 6 (5.77%) Mercurial
General
1 51 (49.04%) Front Office
2 33 (31.73%) Finance
3 9 (8.65%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Advertising
5 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Automotive
6 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 68 (65.38%) Developer
2 28 (26.92%) DevOps Developer
3 23 (22.12%) C# Developer
4 21 (20.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (19.23%) .NET Developer
6 19 (18.27%) C++ Developer
7 17 (16.35%) Software Engineer
8 14 (13.46%) Azure Engineer
8 14 (13.46%) C# Software Engineer
9 13 (12.50%) Azure DevOps
9 13 (12.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 13 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
10 12 (11.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 12 (11.54%) Senior Developer
11 11 (10.58%) AWS Developer
11 11 (10.58%) AWS DevOps
11 11 (10.58%) Senior Software Developer
12 10 (9.62%) Software Developer
13 7 (6.73%) C# .NET Developer
14 6 (5.77%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (41.35%) .NET
2 19 (18.27%) JRuby
2 19 (18.27%) Servlets
3 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 14 (13.46%) Web Services
5 9 (8.65%) WCF
6 8 (7.69%) SOAP
7 7 (6.73%) AngularJS
7 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (6.73%) WPF
8 6 (5.77%) jQuery
9 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (4.81%) MSMQ
9 5 (4.81%) REST
10 4 (3.85%) Angular 2
11 3 (2.88%) CSS
11 3 (2.88%) HTML
11 3 (2.88%) NHibernate
11 3 (2.88%) XML
11 3 (2.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (47.12%) Fixed Income
2 28 (26.92%) Derivative
3 25 (24.04%) Equities
3 25 (24.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (21.15%) Computer Science
5 21 (20.19%) Exotic Derivative
6 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (4.81%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.85%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.85%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (2.88%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.92%) Fintech
10 1 (0.96%) Clustering
10 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 57 (54.81%) Windows
2 52 (50.00%) Linux
3 19 (18.27%) Debian
3 19 (18.27%) Ubuntu
4 18 (17.31%) CentOS
4 18 (17.31%) Fedora
5 6 (5.77%) VMS
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.96%) Android
7 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (74.04%) DevOps
2 60 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (34.62%) Software Engineering
5 29 (27.88%) Asset Management
6 24 (23.08%) TDD
7 20 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (19.23%) Cross-Platform Development
8 19 (18.27%) Test Automation
9 18 (17.31%) Mentoring
10 16 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 16 (15.38%) Migration
11 14 (13.46%) Investment Management
12 13 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
12 13 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (11.54%) Cloud Operations
13 12 (11.54%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 11 (10.58%) BDD
14 11 (10.58%) Microservices
15 10 (9.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 83 (79.81%) C#
2 58 (55.77%) PowerShell
3 52 (50.00%) Python
4 26 (25.00%) C++
4 26 (25.00%) Java
4 26 (25.00%) SQL
5 25 (24.04%) C
6 22 (21.15%) JavaScript
7 19 (18.27%) Bash Shell
7 19 (18.27%) Go
7 19 (18.27%) Perl
7 19 (18.27%) Ruby
8 8 (7.69%) XAML
9 5 (4.81%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.92%) Groovy
12 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (16.35%) Degree
2 15 (14.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
System Software
1 19 (18.27%) VirtualBox
1 19 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (14.42%) Docker
3 12 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.73%) Xen
5 6 (5.77%) KVM
Systems Management
1 31 (29.81%) Ansible
2 25 (24.04%) Puppet
3 21 (20.19%) Terraform
4 20 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (18.27%) Salt
6 18 (17.31%) Graylog
6 18 (17.31%) Kibana
6 18 (17.31%) Nagios
6 18 (17.31%) Packer
7 17 (16.35%) logstash
8 2 (1.92%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 23 (22.12%) New Relic
3 19 (18.27%) Red Hat
3 19 (18.27%) VMware
4 18 (17.31%) AppDynamics
4 18 (17.31%) Splunk
5 16 (15.38%) Charles River
6 10 (9.62%) Calypso
6 10 (9.62%) FXall
6 10 (9.62%) Perforce
7 8 (7.69%) Google
7 8 (7.69%) Rackspace
7 8 (7.69%) SimCorp
8 5 (4.81%) Dynatrace
8 5 (4.81%) Oracle
9 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.92%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.92%) RedGate
10 1 (0.96%) IBM
10 1 (0.96%) TIBCO