Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 223 237
Rank change year-on-year +25 +14 -35
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.052% 0.015% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.10% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
North West median daily rate £500 £320 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% -36.00% +73.91%
10th Percentile £478 £310 £479
90th Percentile £523 £330 £531
England median daily rate £475 £434 £400
% change year-on-year +9.45% +8.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 994 991 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.33% 14.53% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 667 696
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 45
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £33.40 £34.85 £27.30
90th Percentile £50.50 £44.30 £40.60
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 the North West

Job postings citing MSBuild as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in the North West

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MSBuild in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for MSBuild in the North West

MSBuild
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Cheshire - 3 £500 -
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) Credit Risk
1 3 (100.00%) FxCop
1 3 (100.00%) T4 Templates
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (66.67%) DataPower
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) PegaRULES
2 2 (66.67%) Intranet
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MVC

MSBuild
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (66.67%) PegaRULES
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) FxCop
1 3 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) T4 Templates
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Credit Risk
1 3 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (66.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Pega