Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 521 770 785
Rank change year-on-year +249 +15 -27
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 15 65 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.072% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.38% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 40 69
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £488 £375 £413
90th Percentile £563 £650 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £484
% change year-on-year - +3.31% +21.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 6,149 17,133 20,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.03% 18.89% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,967 11,170 14,370
Median daily rate £500 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.91%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £320
90th Percentile £663 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 280 222
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +1.80%
10th Percentile £23.18 £25.45 £26.50
90th Percentile £56.38 £55.03 £53.63
Median hourly rate £44.00 £44.00 £42.13
% change year-on-year - +4.45% -0.88%

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MSBuild.

Daily rate trend for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MSBuild.

Hourly rate trend for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Top 2 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 14 August 2020. 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 +242 15 £525 +5.00% 1
London +187 15 £525 +0.86%

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 12 (80.00%) .NET
1 12 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (73.33%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (60.00%) AngularJS
5 8 (53.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (53.33%) Microservices
5 8 (53.33%) Azure
5 8 (53.33%) AWS
5 8 (53.33%) Front Office
5 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
5 8 (53.33%) Web Services
5 8 (53.33%) React
6 7 (46.67%) MySQL
6 7 (46.67%) Scrum
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
6 7 (46.67%) MongoDB
6 7 (46.67%) NoSQL
6 7 (46.67%) Redis
6 7 (46.67%) Artificial Intelligence
6 7 (46.67%) Fund Management
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (46.67%) F#
6 7 (46.67%) Machine Learning
6 7 (46.67%) Deep Learning
6 7 (46.67%) CQRS

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 2 (13.33%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) GlassFish
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) AWS
1 8 (53.33%) Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 7 (46.67%) MongoDB
2 7 (46.67%) MySQL
2 7 (46.67%) NoSQL
2 7 (46.67%) Redis
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 8 (53.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (13.33%) Ant
5 2 (13.33%) JIRA
5 2 (13.33%) Maven
6 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
6 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (6.67%) CMake
6 1 (6.67%) git-flow
6 1 (6.67%) JUnit
6 1 (6.67%) Subversion
6 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Front Office
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Back Office
5 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer - Fintech
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) MATLAB Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Release Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 8 (53.33%) React
3 8 (53.33%) Web Services
4 7 (46.67%) .NET Core
5 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (13.33%) CSS
6 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
6 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) jQuery
6 2 (13.33%) REST
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.67%) DOM
7 1 (6.67%) Java EE
7 1 (6.67%) JDBC
7 1 (6.67%) JMS
7 1 (6.67%) SAX
7 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
1 1 (6.67%) Derivative
1 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
1 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
1 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Microservices
3 7 (46.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 7 (46.67%) CQRS
3 7 (46.67%) Deep Learning
3 7 (46.67%) Fund Management
3 7 (46.67%) Machine Learning
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
7 1 (6.67%) Change Control
7 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
7 1 (6.67%) Line Management
7 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
1 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) F#
3 4 (26.67%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (6.67%) Scala
6 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) OCPJP
1 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) Control-M
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) Perforce
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (6.67%) Sun