Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 755 783 795
Rank change year-on-year +28 +12 -17
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 132 108 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.69% 0.62% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 64 61
UK median daily rate £455 £434 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +14.21% -5.00%
10th Percentile £359 £342 £306
90th Percentile £695 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19245 17382 16265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 16.51% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13406 11692 10818
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 251 338
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.80 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 23 November 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 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 23 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
England +40 128 £469 +8.01% 17
UK excluding London +53 68 £400 - 5
London -9 63 £500 +14.48% 12
South East +27 53 £375 - 4
East of England -19 6 £480 -4.00%
Wales - 4 £400 -
North of England +61 3 £500 +56.25%
North West +24 3 £500 +56.25%
West Midlands +33 1 £850 +142.86%
Midlands +23 1 £850 +142.86%
South West -7 1 £450 +12.50% 1

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 90 (68.18%) .NET
2 89 (67.42%) C#
3 82 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (61.36%) DevOps
5 76 (57.58%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (54.55%) TeamCity
7 71 (53.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 68 (51.52%) PowerShell
9 64 (48.48%) Ansible
10 63 (47.73%) Puppet
11 53 (40.15%) SQL
12 52 (39.39%) Configuration Management
13 51 (38.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 50 (37.88%) Windows
15 46 (34.85%) Finance
16 45 (34.09%) Opscode Chef
17 43 (32.58%) Ant
18 41 (31.06%) Jenkins
19 40 (30.30%) Octopus Deploy
19 40 (30.30%) ASP.NET
20 38 (28.79%) Scrum
21 37 (28.03%) JIRA
21 37 (28.03%) ASP.NET Web API
22 35 (26.52%) NUnit
23 34 (25.76%) Oracle
24 33 (25.00%) SQL Server
25 32 (24.24%) IIS
25 32 (24.24%) Banking
26 31 (23.48%) Java
26 31 (23.48%) Microsoft

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 32 (24.24%) IIS
2 29 (21.97%) Confluence
3 14 (10.61%) WebSphere
4 11 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (7.58%) CMS
6 7 (5.30%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.52%) PegaRULES
8 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.76%) Apache
9 1 (0.76%) Jetty
9 1 (0.76%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.76%) nginx
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (11.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.55%) GitHub
4 4 (3.03%) npm
5 2 (1.52%) IaaS
5 2 (1.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.76%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.76%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) SSL
2 4 (3.03%) DNS
2 4 (3.03%) Firewall
2 4 (3.03%) HTTP
2 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.52%) Intranet
4 1 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.52%) Big Data
7 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.76%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.76%) HBase
8 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 72 (54.55%) TeamCity
2 71 (53.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (38.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 43 (32.58%) Ant
5 41 (31.06%) Jenkins
6 40 (30.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 37 (28.03%) JIRA
8 35 (26.52%) NUnit
9 26 (19.70%) Moq
10 25 (18.94%) Git (software)
11 23 (17.42%) Visual Studio
12 18 (13.64%) SonarQube
13 17 (12.88%) Gradle
13 17 (12.88%) Zephyr
14 16 (12.12%) Hudson
15 15 (11.36%) NSubstitute
15 15 (11.36%) Rhino Mocks
16 14 (10.61%) JUnit
17 13 (9.85%) ReSharper
17 13 (9.85%) Subversion
General
1 46 (34.85%) Finance
2 32 (24.24%) Banking
3 8 (6.06%) Legal
4 6 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.79%) Retail
6 2 (1.52%) Front Office
6 2 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (57.58%) Developer
2 52 (39.39%) C# Developer
3 47 (35.61%) .NET Developer
4 40 (30.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 28 (21.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (14.39%) Agile Developer
7 16 (12.12%) Automation Developer
7 16 (12.12%) PowerShell Engineer
8 13 (9.85%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 13 (9.85%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
9 11 (8.33%) Senior Developer
10 10 (7.58%) Applications Engineer
10 10 (7.58%) Consultant
11 9 (6.82%) Senior C# Developer
11 9 (6.82%) SQL Developer
11 9 (6.82%) WPF Developer
12 8 (6.06%) C# WPF Developer
12 8 (6.06%) DevOps Consultant
12 8 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (68.18%) .NET
2 40 (30.30%) ASP.NET
3 37 (28.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 26 (19.70%) WCF
5 18 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (13.64%) LINQ
5 18 (13.64%) WinForms
6 16 (12.12%) .NET Framework
6 16 (12.12%) Web Services
6 16 (12.12%) WPF
7 15 (11.36%) ADO.NET
7 15 (11.36%) RESTful
8 14 (10.61%) MSMQ
9 12 (9.09%) Caliburn.Micro
9 12 (9.09%) HATEOAS
9 12 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (7.58%) Entity Framework
10 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 9 (6.82%) CSS
11 9 (6.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Online Banking
2 16 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 8 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.79%) RIA
6 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.27%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.52%) Clustering
7 2 (1.52%) DataPower
7 2 (1.52%) PKI
7 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) CMDB
8 1 (0.76%) Derivative
8 1 (0.76%) Equities
8 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.76%) Online Games
8 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (37.88%) Windows
2 31 (23.48%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.58%) Linux
4 3 (2.27%) Debian
5 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.76%) Android
6 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.76%) CentOS
6 1 (0.76%) Fedora
6 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (61.36%) DevOps
3 76 (57.58%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (39.39%) Configuration Management
5 38 (28.79%) Scrum
6 30 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 23 (17.42%) MVC
8 21 (15.91%) Unit Testing
9 17 (12.88%) SOLID
10 16 (12.12%) MVVM
10 16 (12.12%) Release Management
11 15 (11.36%) Open Source
11 15 (11.36%) Software Engineering
11 15 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (10.61%) Microservices
12 14 (10.61%) Prototyping
13 13 (9.85%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (9.09%) CQRS
14 12 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
14 12 (9.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 89 (67.42%) C#
2 68 (51.52%) PowerShell
3 53 (40.15%) SQL
4 31 (23.48%) Java
5 20 (15.15%) VB.NET
6 18 (13.64%) Python
7 16 (12.12%) T-SQL
8 12 (9.09%) Bash Shell
9 11 (8.33%) JavaScript
10 8 (6.06%) Ruby
11 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.03%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.52%) XAML
13 1 (0.76%) C
13 1 (0.76%) C++
13 1 (0.76%) F#
13 1 (0.76%) Go
13 1 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (4.55%) Degree
2 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.76%) GCP
System Software
1 20 (15.15%) Docker
2 2 (1.52%) KVM
3 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 64 (48.48%) Ansible
2 63 (47.73%) Puppet
3 45 (34.09%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (12.88%) Salt
5 5 (3.79%) Terraform
6 2 (1.52%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.52%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.76%) Kibana
7 1 (0.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (25.76%) Oracle
2 31 (23.48%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.36%) SAP
4 14 (10.61%) AppDynamics
5 11 (8.33%) Dynatrace
6 10 (7.58%) Sitecore
7 9 (6.82%) New Relic
8 8 (6.06%) RedGate
9 7 (5.30%) Splunk
10 6 (4.55%) Atlassian
10 6 (4.55%) Black Duck
10 6 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.27%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.52%) CA
12 2 (1.52%) VMware
13 1 (0.76%) Citrix
13 1 (0.76%) Google
13 1 (0.76%) IBM
13 1 (0.76%) Pega
13 1 (0.76%) Perforce