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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 405 384
Rank change year-on-year +31 -21  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 28 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.59% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 21
Median daily rate £450 £595 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.33% +13.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £404 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £646 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3566 3534 3081
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.29% 15.84% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2613 2580 2182
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £153.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSBuild in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSBuild in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSBuild in London

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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 3 months to 28 March 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
City of London -7 4 £415 -33.06% 1
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 31 (70.45%) PowerShell
1 31 (70.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (65.91%) .NET
2 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (65.91%) DevOps
3 28 (63.64%) SQL
4 26 (59.09%) TeamCity
5 23 (52.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 22 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (50.00%) C#
7 21 (47.73%) Finance
8 20 (45.45%) Configuration Management
9 19 (43.18%) Puppet
10 18 (40.91%) Scrum
10 18 (40.91%) Banking
11 16 (36.36%) Hudson
11 16 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (31.82%) Ansible
12 14 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
13 13 (29.55%) Windows
14 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
14 12 (27.27%) Open Source
14 12 (27.27%) Microservices
14 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
15 11 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
15 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (25.00%) Online Banking
15 11 (25.00%) T-SQL
16 10 (22.73%) IIS

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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 10 (22.73%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
3 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) DNS
1 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.27%) BigQuery
5 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (70.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (59.09%) TeamCity
3 23 (52.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (36.36%) Hudson
5 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
7 6 (13.64%) MSTest
8 4 (9.09%) NUnit
9 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
10 2 (4.55%) JIRA
10 2 (4.55%) Mercurial
11 1 (2.27%) Ant
11 1 (2.27%) CruiseControl
11 1 (2.27%) Darcs
11 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
11 1 (2.27%) NuGet
11 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 18 (40.91%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Front Office
5 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) .NET Developer
3 14 (31.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (29.55%) C# Developer
5 11 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (18.18%) PowerShell Engineer
6 8 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Build Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Finance Manager
9 1 (2.27%) AWS DevOps
9 1 (2.27%) AWS Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) DevOps Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (65.91%) .NET
2 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
3 10 (22.73%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (18.18%) HATEOAS
4 8 (18.18%) MSMQ
5 7 (15.91%) RESTful
6 5 (11.36%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 4 (9.09%) WCF
8 3 (6.82%) React
8 3 (6.82%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (4.55%) Entity Framework
9 2 (4.55%) jQuery
9 2 (4.55%) WPF
10 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (2.27%) Autofac
10 1 (2.27%) CSS
10 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
10 1 (2.27%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Online Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.55%) Derivative
4 2 (4.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 6 (13.64%) Ubuntu
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) CentOS
4 1 (2.27%) Fedora
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (65.91%) DevOps
2 22 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (45.45%) Configuration Management
4 18 (40.91%) Scrum
5 12 (27.27%) Microservices
5 12 (27.27%) Open Source
6 11 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 10 (22.73%) CQRS
7 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
7 10 (22.73%) SOLID
8 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
9 8 (18.18%) TDD
10 7 (15.91%) BDD
11 6 (13.64%) Inversion of Control
12 5 (11.36%) Dependency Injection
12 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
12 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
12 5 (11.36%) Process Improvement
12 5 (11.36%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) PowerShell
2 28 (63.64%) SQL
3 22 (50.00%) C#
4 11 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.82%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) C++
7 1 (2.27%) Korn
7 1 (2.27%) Perl
7 1 (2.27%) R
7 1 (2.27%) Ruby
7 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.27%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
1 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (43.18%) Puppet
2 14 (31.82%) Ansible
2 14 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (18.18%) Nagios
4 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Google
3 1 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.27%) Twitter
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