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 3 months to 28 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.

Microsoft MSBuild
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 599 588
Rank change year-on-year +42 -11  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 51 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.075% 0.100%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 0.51% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 41
Median daily rate £413 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7822 7816 7091
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.35% 14.59% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5284 5224 4525
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 189 137
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.40 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +13.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £32.00 £28.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 16 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England +46 51 £413 -13.15% 20
London +31 28 £450 -24.33% 9
South East +15 16 £393 -12.77% 2
Kent - 15 £393 - 1
Maidstone - 5 £375 -
City of London -7 4 £415 -33.06% 1
West Midlands +16 3 £563 +73.07%
Coventry +3 3 £563 +73.07%
South West - 2 £475 - 1
East of England - 2 £200 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 2 £200 - 4
Cambridge - 2 £200 - 4
Somerset - 2 £475 -
Bath - 2 £475 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 71 (75.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (73.40%) .NET
3 58 (61.70%) SQL
4 56 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (58.51%) PowerShell
6 54 (57.45%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (56.38%) C#
8 46 (48.94%) SQL Server
9 39 (41.49%) DevOps
10 38 (40.43%) ASP.NET
11 33 (35.11%) NUnit
12 32 (34.04%) TeamCity
13 30 (31.91%) MVC
14 29 (30.85%) Scrum
14 29 (30.85%) Microsoft
15 28 (29.79%) Puppet
16 27 (28.72%) Octopus Deploy
17 26 (27.66%) ASP.NET Web API
17 26 (27.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (27.66%) WCF
18 24 (25.53%) Finance
18 24 (25.53%) .NET Framework
19 23 (24.47%) Configuration Management
19 23 (24.47%) Windows
19 23 (24.47%) Unit Testing
19 23 (24.47%) Opscode Chef
20 22 (23.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 21 (22.34%) VB.NET
22 20 (21.28%) Banking
22 20 (21.28%) MSTest

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 19 (20.21%) IIS
2 8 (8.51%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.19%) NServiceBus
3 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.13%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) Apache
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.06%) nginx
5 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.19%) IaaS
3 3 (3.19%) PaaS
4 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.06%) GitHub
4 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.06%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) DNS
1 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.06%) NFC
2 1 (1.06%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.45%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.13%) DB2
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.06%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 71 (75.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (35.11%) NUnit
3 32 (34.04%) TeamCity
4 27 (28.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (23.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (21.28%) MSTest
7 19 (20.21%) Hudson
8 18 (19.15%) ReSharper
9 17 (18.09%) Visual Studio
10 15 (15.96%) Moq
11 14 (14.89%) Git (software)
12 6 (6.38%) Jenkins
13 5 (5.32%) NuGet
14 4 (4.26%) Bitbucket
14 4 (4.26%) JIRA
14 4 (4.26%) SpecFlow
14 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (3.19%) NCover
15 3 (3.19%) NDepend
15 3 (3.19%) StyleCop
General
1 24 (25.53%) Finance
2 20 (21.28%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Retail
4 3 (3.19%) Front Office
5 1 (1.06%) Back Office
5 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (50.00%) Developer
2 40 (42.55%) .NET Developer
3 23 (24.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (20.21%) C# Developer
5 17 (18.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (15.96%) SQL Developer
6 15 (15.96%) WinForms Developer
6 15 (15.96%) WPF Developer
7 13 (13.83%) Oracle Developer
8 11 (11.70%) WCF Developer
9 9 (9.57%) Senior Developer
10 8 (8.51%) PowerShell Engineer
10 8 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (7.45%) Applications Engineer
11 7 (7.45%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (5.32%) C# WCF Developer
13 4 (4.26%) AWS DevOps
13 4 (4.26%) C# WPF Developer
13 4 (4.26%) Release Manager
13 4 (4.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (73.40%) .NET
2 38 (40.43%) ASP.NET
3 26 (27.66%) ASP.NET MVC
3 26 (27.66%) ASP.NET Web API
3 26 (27.66%) WCF
4 24 (25.53%) .NET Framework
5 19 (20.21%) LINQ
6 18 (19.15%) WPF
7 16 (17.02%) WinForms
8 15 (15.96%) ADO.NET
8 15 (15.96%) Caliburn.Micro
8 15 (15.96%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 13 (13.83%) Entity Framework
10 10 (10.64%) MSMQ
11 8 (8.51%) HATEOAS
11 8 (8.51%) jQuery
11 8 (8.51%) Web Services
12 7 (7.45%) RESTful
12 7 (7.45%) Unity DI Container
13 5 (5.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Client/Server
2 11 (11.70%) Online Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.26%) Derivative
5 3 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.13%) NHS
6 2 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.47%) Windows
2 19 (20.21%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.64%) Linux
4 9 (9.57%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.26%) CentOS
6 4 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.19%) Fedora
8 1 (1.06%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (57.45%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (41.49%) DevOps
4 30 (31.91%) MVC
5 29 (30.85%) Scrum
6 23 (24.47%) Configuration Management
6 23 (24.47%) Unit Testing
7 16 (17.02%) Inversion of Control
8 15 (15.96%) MVVM
8 15 (15.96%) Prototyping
9 14 (14.89%) Domain-Driven Design
9 14 (14.89%) Microservices
9 14 (14.89%) Open Source
10 13 (13.83%) Release Management
10 13 (13.83%) Software Engineering
10 13 (13.83%) SOLID
11 12 (12.77%) E-Commerce
11 12 (12.77%) SDLC
11 12 (12.77%) TDD
12 10 (10.64%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (61.70%) SQL
2 55 (58.51%) PowerShell
3 53 (56.38%) C#
4 21 (22.34%) VB.NET
5 19 (20.21%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.51%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.38%) Python
8 5 (5.32%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.26%) Perl
9 4 (4.26%) Ruby
10 3 (3.19%) Korn
11 1 (1.06%) C++
11 1 (1.06%) Java
11 1 (1.06%) PHP
11 1 (1.06%) R
11 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (1.06%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.06%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.06%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Docker
2 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (29.79%) Puppet
2 23 (24.47%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (18.09%) Ansible
4 9 (9.57%) Nagios
5 4 (4.26%) Terraform
6 1 (1.06%) Icinga
6 1 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.06%) logstash
6 1 (1.06%) Mesos
6 1 (1.06%) Rancher
6 1 (1.06%) rkt
6 1 (1.06%) Salt
6 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (30.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.09%) Oracle
3 6 (6.38%) AppDynamics
4 5 (5.32%) IBM
4 5 (5.32%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.19%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.13%) SAP
7 2 (2.13%) VMware
8 1 (1.06%) Google
8 1 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.06%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.06%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.06%) Splunk
8 1 (1.06%) Twitter
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