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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft MSBuild
England / North West
Rank - - 147
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - - 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
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 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 439 539 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.88% 14.10% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 327 256
Median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Terraform
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Hudson
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis

MSBuild
Top Related 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Hudson
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Fedora
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat