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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 158 152
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.034% 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £500 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £336
% change year-on-year +6.66% +11.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 477 488 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.20% 12.86% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 325 251
Median daily rate £409 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 13 9
Median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.96 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.10 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Cheshire - 1 £500 - 1
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (100.00%) FxCop
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) T4 Templates
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) FxCop
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) T4 Templates
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# WCF Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
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