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 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 596 569
Rank change year-on-year +49 -27  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 60 55 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.73% 0.67% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 54
Median daily rate £425 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £332 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8255 8238 7480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.56% 15.52% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5637 5677 4940
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 125 128
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.75 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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 26 June 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 24 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 26 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
England +35 47 £475 +11.76% 27
South East +38 20 £406 +8.33% 6
London -15 19 £550 +25.71% 16
Wales - 12 £375 -
Cardiff - 12 £375 -
South Wales - 12 £375 -
Surrey +10 9 £425 +18.88% 1
Berkshire +20 7 £368 -22.63% 5
Reading +18 7 £368 -2.00% 5
East of England +1 7 £480 +16.36% 1
Luton - 7 £480 -
Bedfordshire - 7 £480 -
Reigate - 4 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £469 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £469 -
Scotland +26 1 £370 - 1
North West +23 1 £500 +56.25% 1
Cobham -2 1 - -
City of London -5 1 £442 -19.63% 2
Cheshire - 1 £500 - 1
Chester - 1 £500 - 1
Maidstone - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £370 -

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 92 (82.88%) .NET
2 85 (76.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 79 (71.17%) C#
4 63 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (54.95%) SQL
5 61 (54.95%) PowerShell
6 59 (53.15%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (51.35%) DevOps
8 44 (39.64%) Windows
9 39 (35.14%) ASP.NET
9 39 (35.14%) SQL Server
10 38 (34.23%) WCF
11 37 (33.33%) Scrum
12 36 (32.43%) TeamCity
13 35 (31.53%) Microsoft
14 33 (29.73%) Finance
15 31 (27.93%) Visual Studio
16 30 (27.03%) LINQ
16 30 (27.03%) Puppet
17 29 (26.13%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (26.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 28 (25.23%) Octopus Deploy
19 27 (24.32%) Unit Testing
20 25 (22.52%) MVC
20 25 (22.52%) VB.NET
20 25 (22.52%) .NET Framework
20 25 (22.52%) Ansible
21 24 (21.62%) Test Automation
21 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
21 24 (21.62%) IIS

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 24 (21.62%) IIS
2 7 (6.31%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (6.31%) Confluence
3 3 (2.70%) CMS
3 3 (2.70%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.70%) GitHub
4 1 (0.90%) IaaS
4 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) DNS
1 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.80%) Skype
3 1 (0.90%) Firewall
3 1 (0.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.90%) NFC
3 1 (0.90%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.61%) Relational Database
3 13 (11.71%) RDBMS
4 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database
4 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (7.21%) Oracle9i Database
4 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 85 (76.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (32.43%) TeamCity
3 31 (27.93%) Visual Studio
4 29 (26.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 28 (25.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (21.62%) NUnit
7 23 (20.72%) Git (software)
8 19 (17.12%) ReSharper
9 17 (15.32%) Hudson
10 15 (13.51%) Ant
10 15 (13.51%) Moq
11 9 (8.11%) Jenkins
11 9 (8.11%) MSTest
12 8 (7.21%) JIRA
12 8 (7.21%) Maven
12 8 (7.21%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (5.41%) Artifactory
13 6 (5.41%) NuGet
13 6 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (2.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 33 (29.73%) Finance
2 21 (18.92%) Banking
3 8 (7.21%) Retail
4 5 (4.50%) Front Office
5 2 (1.80%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Back Office
6 1 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (53.15%) Developer
2 49 (44.14%) .NET Developer
3 27 (24.32%) C# Developer
4 23 (20.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (19.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (17.12%) SQL Developer
7 15 (13.51%) WinForms Developer
7 15 (13.51%) WPF Developer
8 14 (12.61%) Oracle Developer
9 12 (10.81%) WCF Developer
10 10 (9.01%) PowerShell Engineer
10 10 (9.01%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (8.11%) Windows DevOps Engineer
12 8 (7.21%) Senior Developer
13 7 (6.31%) Consultant
14 6 (5.41%) C# WCF Developer
14 6 (5.41%) DevOps Consultant
14 6 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
14 6 (5.41%) Software Developer
14 6 (5.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (82.88%) .NET
2 39 (35.14%) ASP.NET
3 38 (34.23%) WCF
4 30 (27.03%) LINQ
5 29 (26.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (22.52%) .NET Framework
7 23 (20.72%) WinForms
8 20 (18.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (18.02%) Entity Framework
8 20 (18.02%) RESTful
9 18 (16.22%) WPF
10 16 (14.41%) ADO.NET
10 16 (14.41%) Web Services
11 15 (13.51%) Caliburn.Micro
11 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 11 (9.91%) HATEOAS
13 8 (7.21%) Code First Entity Framework
13 8 (7.21%) jQuery
13 8 (7.21%) MSMQ
14 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Client/Server
2 13 (11.71%) Online Banking
3 12 (10.81%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.50%) RIA
5 3 (2.70%) NHS
5 3 (2.70%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.80%) Derivative
6 2 (1.80%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.90%) CMDB
7 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.90%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (39.64%) Windows
2 22 (19.82%) Windows Server
3 17 (15.32%) Linux
4 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.50%) Debian
5 5 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.50%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.80%) CentOS
7 2 (1.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (53.15%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (51.35%) DevOps
4 37 (33.33%) Scrum
5 27 (24.32%) Unit Testing
6 25 (22.52%) MVC
7 24 (21.62%) Configuration Management
7 24 (21.62%) Test Automation
8 23 (20.72%) MVVM
9 22 (19.82%) SOLID
10 19 (17.12%) Software Engineering
11 18 (16.22%) Release Management
12 17 (15.32%) TDD
13 16 (14.41%) Domain-Driven Design
14 15 (13.51%) Prototyping
15 13 (11.71%) BDD
15 13 (11.71%) CQRS
15 13 (11.71%) Microservices
15 13 (11.71%) OOP
15 13 (11.71%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 79 (71.17%) C#
2 61 (54.95%) PowerShell
2 61 (54.95%) SQL
3 25 (22.52%) VB.NET
4 17 (15.32%) T-SQL
5 15 (13.51%) Python
6 14 (12.61%) Java
7 11 (9.91%) Bash Shell
8 8 (7.21%) PL/SQL
9 7 (6.31%) Ruby
10 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.80%) Perl
11 2 (1.80%) VBScript
12 1 (0.90%) C++
12 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.90%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Docker
2 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.90%) vCloud
3 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (27.03%) Puppet
2 25 (22.52%) Ansible
3 23 (20.72%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (6.31%) Nagios
5 5 (4.50%) Terraform
6 1 (0.90%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (31.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.72%) Oracle
3 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.60%) AppDynamics
4 4 (3.60%) IBM
4 4 (3.60%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.70%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.90%) Informatica
6 1 (0.90%) Twitter
6 1 (0.90%) VMware
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