Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 569 534 564
Rank change year-on-year -35 +30 -22
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 60 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.64% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 25
London median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £410 £375 £363
90th Percentile £600 £590 £641
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
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 9,418 7,397 7,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.85% 18.46% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,015 5,423 5,328
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 16
London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.57% +57.49%
10th Percentile £24.20 £30.00 £38.13
90th Percentile £165.00 £57.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +14.11%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -49 8 £488 +13.37% 3
West London -31 4 £575 +21.05% 2
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 45 (75.00%) DevOps
2 39 (65.00%) TeamCity
2 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (63.33%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (61.67%) C#
5 35 (58.33%) .NET
6 34 (56.67%) Windows
7 28 (46.67%) PowerShell
8 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 24 (40.00%) Finance
10 22 (36.67%) Jenkins
10 22 (36.67%) Deployment Automation
11 21 (35.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
11 21 (35.00%) Linux
12 20 (33.33%) Python
12 20 (33.33%) SQL
13 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
13 19 (31.67%) Puppet
14 18 (30.00%) IIS
15 17 (28.33%) Front Office
15 17 (28.33%) Software Engineering
15 17 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (28.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (28.33%) Ansible
16 16 (26.67%) Scrum
16 16 (26.67%) Fixed Income
17 15 (25.00%) TDD
17 15 (25.00%) NUnit
18 14 (23.33%) Docker

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 18 (30.00%) IIS
2 12 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (10.00%) Apache
3 6 (10.00%) Jetty
3 6 (10.00%) Mongrel
3 6 (10.00%) nginx
4 5 (8.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Eagle PACE
1 8 (13.33%) Front Arena
1 8 (13.33%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (13.33%) NuGet
4 6 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (10.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 6 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (10.00%) Rackspace Cloud
4 6 (10.00%) Sumo Logic
5 5 (8.33%) Google App Engine
6 2 (3.33%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.33%) Serverless
7 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.33%) MS Access
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 39 (65.00%) TeamCity
2 22 (36.67%) Jenkins
3 21 (35.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
5 17 (28.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (25.00%) NUnit
7 14 (23.33%) Subversion
8 12 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (16.67%) SpecFlow
10 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio
10 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (11.67%) Ant
12 6 (10.00%) Gradle
12 6 (10.00%) Maven
12 6 (10.00%) Selenium
12 6 (10.00%) Vagrant
13 5 (8.33%) CruiseControl
13 5 (8.33%) Mercurial
14 4 (6.67%) Hudson
15 3 (5.00%) MSTest
General
1 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 17 (28.33%) Front Office
3 13 (21.67%) Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (65.00%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) DevOps Developer
3 14 (23.33%) .NET Developer
4 13 (21.67%) Senior Developer
5 12 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 12 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (18.33%) AWS Developer
7 9 (15.00%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (13.33%) Digital Developer
9 7 (11.67%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (10.00%) C++ Developer
10 6 (10.00%) Python Developer
10 6 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
10 6 (10.00%) Software Developer
11 5 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
11 5 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (8.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
11 5 (8.33%) Windows DevOps Engineer
11 5 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (58.33%) .NET
2 13 (21.67%) WCF
3 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET
4 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (16.67%) SOAP
5 9 (15.00%) WPF
6 8 (13.33%) MSMQ
7 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (10.00%) JRuby
7 6 (10.00%) Servlets
7 6 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (8.33%) ADO.NET
8 5 (8.33%) JSON
8 5 (8.33%) LINQ
9 4 (6.67%) jQuery
9 4 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (6.67%) RESTful
9 4 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (5.00%) HATEOAS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Fixed Income
2 9 (15.00%) Online Banking
3 8 (13.33%) Derivative
3 8 (13.33%) Equities
3 8 (13.33%) Exotic Derivative
3 8 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (10.00%) Clustering
5 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (8.33%) Public Cloud
6 3 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 34 (56.67%) Windows
2 21 (35.00%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.00%) Debian
4 6 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 6 (10.00%) VMS
5 5 (8.33%) CentOS
5 5 (8.33%) Fedora
6 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (75.00%) DevOps
2 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (63.33%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (36.67%) Deployment Automation
5 17 (28.33%) Software Engineering
6 16 (26.67%) Scrum
7 15 (25.00%) TDD
8 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
9 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 11 (18.33%) BDD
10 11 (18.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (16.67%) Unit Testing
12 9 (15.00%) Asset Management
12 9 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (13.33%) Investment Management
13 8 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
14 7 (11.67%) MVC
14 7 (11.67%) SOLID
14 7 (11.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) C#
2 28 (46.67%) PowerShell
3 20 (33.33%) Python
3 20 (33.33%) SQL
4 10 (16.67%) XAML
5 8 (13.33%) C
5 8 (13.33%) C++
5 8 (13.33%) Java
5 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.00%) Go
6 6 (10.00%) Ruby
7 5 (8.33%) Perl
8 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.33%) VBA
9 1 (1.67%) Groovy
9 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) QA
2 6 (10.00%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Docker
2 6 (10.00%) VirtualBox
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.00%) Xen
3 5 (8.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (31.67%) Puppet
2 17 (28.33%) Ansible
3 11 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (11.67%) Terraform
5 6 (10.00%) Graylog
5 6 (10.00%) Kibana
5 6 (10.00%) Nagios
5 6 (10.00%) Salt
6 5 (8.33%) logstash
6 5 (8.33%) Packer
7 4 (6.67%) BladeLogic
8 2 (3.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) AppDynamics
2 11 (18.33%) New Relic
3 8 (13.33%) Calypso
3 8 (13.33%) Charles River
3 8 (13.33%) FXall
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle
3 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.33%) SimCorp
4 6 (10.00%) Google
4 6 (10.00%) Perforce
4 6 (10.00%) Rackspace
4 6 (10.00%) Splunk
4 6 (10.00%) VMware
5 5 (8.33%) Dynatrace
6 2 (3.33%) RedGate
7 1 (1.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) TIBCO