Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 10 December 2019 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
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 737 752 772
Rank change year-on-year +15 +20 +6
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 48 133 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.59% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 81 60
UK median daily rate £484 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.10% +7.37% +9.45%
10th Percentile £366 £419 £362
90th Percentile £650 £585 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £478 £400
% change year-on-year +1.36% +19.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 13,757 22,459 19,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.09% 21.38% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,006 15,430 13,317
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 223 271
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.30 £30.00 £29.00
90th Percentile £65.75 £53.75 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MSBuild as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSBuild over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the UK over the 6 months to 10 December 2019. 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
England +46 46 £486 -4.75% 9
UK excluding London +68 28 £484 +1.36% 3
London +43 20 £479 -8.81% 6
South East +51 19 £575 +18.80% 1
East of England +44 4 £450 -7.69%
Scotland +36 2 £400 +18.34%
North of England +19 2 £400 -20.00%
Midlands +47 1 - -
East Midlands +28 1 - -
North West +18 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 39 (81.25%) DevOps
2 36 (75.00%) .NET
2 36 (75.00%) Azure
3 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (64.58%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (60.42%) C#
6 28 (58.33%) Git (software)
7 25 (52.08%) PowerShell
8 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
9 23 (47.92%) Scrum
10 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
10 22 (45.83%) Test Automation
11 20 (41.67%) Jenkins
12 19 (39.58%) TDD
13 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
13 18 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (35.42%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (35.42%) AWS
15 16 (33.33%) TeamCity
15 16 (33.33%) Ansible
15 16 (33.33%) OpenShift
16 15 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (31.25%) BDD
16 15 (31.25%) Linux
17 14 (29.17%) Windows
17 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio
17 14 (29.17%) Microservices
18 13 (27.08%) Subversion
19 12 (25.00%) NUnit
19 12 (25.00%) SQL

MSBuild
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (22.92%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) DataSynapse
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) Jetty
4 1 (2.08%) Mongrel
4 1 (2.08%) nginx
4 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (75.00%) Azure
2 17 (35.42%) AWS
3 16 (33.33%) OpenShift
4 8 (16.67%) NuGet
5 6 (12.50%) GitHub
5 6 (12.50%) SaaS
6 2 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.17%) npm
7 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.08%) GCP
7 1 (2.08%) Google App Engine
7 1 (2.08%) PaaS
7 1 (2.08%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (2.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (2.08%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.08%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.08%) MySQL
6 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 16 (33.33%) TeamCity
4 15 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio
6 13 (27.08%) Subversion
7 12 (25.00%) NUnit
8 11 (22.92%) Maven
8 11 (22.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (20.83%) MSTest
10 8 (16.67%) Moq
10 8 (16.67%) Ranorex
11 7 (14.58%) Ant
11 7 (14.58%) JIRA
11 7 (14.58%) ReSharper
12 4 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (6.25%) Gradle
14 2 (4.17%) Jasmine
14 2 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
14 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (31.25%) Developer
3 12 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.58%) .NET Software Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Software Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Lead DevOps
5 6 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Azure Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) DevOps Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) WPF Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Java Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Production Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (75.00%) .NET
2 18 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 12 (25.00%) .NET Core
4 11 (22.92%) Unity DI Container
5 9 (18.75%) WPF
6 8 (16.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.25%) CSS
8 3 (6.25%) HTML
8 3 (6.25%) RESTful
9 2 (4.17%) Code First Entity Framework
9 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
9 2 (4.17%) HTML5
9 2 (4.17%) Node.js
10 1 (2.08%) Angular 2
10 1 (2.08%) CSS3
10 1 (2.08%) OpenID
10 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Grid Computing
2 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Linux
2 14 (29.17%) Windows
3 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Windows 8
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.42%) Unix
5 2 (4.17%) CentOS
5 2 (4.17%) Debian
5 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.08%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (81.25%) DevOps
2 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (64.58%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (47.92%) Scrum
5 22 (45.83%) Test Automation
6 19 (39.58%) TDD
7 18 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (35.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (31.25%) BDD
10 14 (29.17%) Microservices
11 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
11 10 (20.83%) Unit Testing
12 9 (18.75%) MVVM
12 9 (18.75%) Task Automation
13 7 (14.58%) Component Testing
13 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Automation
13 7 (14.58%) Kanban
13 7 (14.58%) Multithreading
14 6 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
15 5 (10.42%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) C#
2 25 (52.08%) PowerShell
3 12 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.67%) Python
5 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
5 5 (10.42%) Java
6 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.25%) Perl
7 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.08%) Apex Code
9 1 (2.08%) Go
9 1 (2.08%) Groovy
9 1 (2.08%) Java 8
9 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Docker
2 7 (14.58%) LXC
3 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.08%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (33.33%) Ansible
2 9 (18.75%) Puppet
3 8 (16.67%) Kubernetes
4 4 (8.33%) Nagios
5 2 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (4.17%) Packer
5 2 (4.17%) Terraform
5 2 (4.17%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.08%) Cacti
6 1 (2.08%) Graylog
6 1 (2.08%) Kibana
6 1 (2.08%) logstash
6 1 (2.08%) Mesos
6 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.08%) Salt
6 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Splunk
3 7 (14.58%) DevExpress
4 5 (10.42%) AppDynamics
4 5 (10.42%) Oracle
5 4 (8.33%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.17%) BMC
6 2 (4.17%) Perforce
6 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.17%) Remedy
6 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.08%) Google
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) New Relic
7 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.08%) VMware