The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NServiceBus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NServiceBus over the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Particular Software NServiceBus
UK
Rank 541 630 623
Rank change year-on-year +89 -7  
Contract jobs citing NServiceBus 42 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.019% 0.015%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.54% 0.11% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 7
Median daily rate £388 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £431 £450
% change year-on-year -18.84% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

NServiceBus is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7799 9160 9338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.36% 17.21% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5106 5825 5538
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 226 346
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

NServiceBus
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NServiceBus as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for NServiceBus in the UK

NServiceBus
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NServiceBus in the UK

NServiceBus
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NServiceBus over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NServiceBus in the UK

NServiceBus
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NServiceBus over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NServiceBus in the UK

NServiceBus
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NServiceBus within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +81 42 £388 - 16
London +46 17 £475 +52.00% 7
South East +17 8 £375 +3.44% 2
Surrey - 8 £375 -
Leatherhead - 7 £375 -
West Midlands +19 5 £515 +3.00%
Coventry +8 5 £515 +3.00%
South West - 4 £280 - 1
City of London +5 3 £530 +8.71%
Lincolnshire - 3 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £340 -
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
North East - 3 £340 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £340 -
Somerset - 2 £261 -
Hammersmith - 2 £518 -
Taunton - 2 £261 -
Lincoln - 1 - - 2
Manchester - 1 £388 -
North West - 1 £388 - 1

NServiceBus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NServiceBus 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 NServiceBus.

1 70 (98.59%) .NET
2 66 (92.96%) C#
3 59 (83.10%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (59.15%) SQL
5 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
6 35 (49.30%) SQL Server
7 31 (43.66%) Software Engineering
7 31 (43.66%) PowerShell
8 30 (42.25%) TDD
9 27 (38.03%) WCF
9 27 (38.03%) MVC
10 25 (35.21%) HTML
10 25 (35.21%) .NET Framework
11 24 (33.80%) JavaScript
12 23 (32.39%) CSS
12 23 (32.39%) Scrum
13 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
13 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (29.58%) AngularJS
14 21 (29.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (29.58%) Visual Studio
15 20 (28.17%) SOLID
16 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (25.35%) Entity Framework
18 17 (23.94%) Finance
19 16 (22.54%) MSMQ
19 16 (22.54%) Unit Testing
19 16 (22.54%) BDD
20 15 (21.13%) SQL Server 2008
20 15 (21.13%) jQuery

NServiceBus
Top Related 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 6 (8.45%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.63%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) GeoServer
4 2 (2.82%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.82%) Confluence
5 1 (1.41%) CMS
5 1 (1.41%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (9.86%) SaaS
4 2 (2.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.82%) IaaS
4 2 (2.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Broadband
2 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.82%) Network Security
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (49.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (21.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (15.49%) MongoDB
3 11 (15.49%) NoSQL
4 9 (12.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (9.86%) RavenDB
6 3 (4.23%) GIS
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.41%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.41%) Event Store
8 1 (1.41%) MySQL
8 1 (1.41%) Redis
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) Team Foundation Server
1 21 (29.58%) Visual Studio
2 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.27%) JSUnit
3 8 (11.27%) SpecFlow
4 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (8.45%) GoCD
5 6 (8.45%) StyleCop
6 5 (7.04%) Subversion
7 4 (5.63%) MSTest
7 4 (5.63%) NUnit
7 4 (5.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (5.63%) ReSharper
7 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.23%) FxCop
8 3 (4.23%) MSBuild
8 3 (4.23%) NCover
8 3 (4.23%) NDepend
8 3 (4.23%) NuGet
9 2 (2.82%) Fiddler
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.82%) Avionics
3 2 (2.82%) Military
4 1 (1.41%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (52.11%) Developer
2 24 (33.80%) .NET Developer
3 19 (26.76%) C# Developer
4 16 (22.54%) C# Software Engineer
4 16 (22.54%) Software Engineer
5 15 (21.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (15.49%) .NET Software Engineer
7 10 (14.08%) Architect
7 10 (14.08%) Technical Architect
8 9 (12.68%) Senior Developer
9 8 (11.27%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (11.27%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (7.04%) C# Architect
10 5 (7.04%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 5 (7.04%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (7.04%) Software Developer
11 4 (5.63%) .NET Architect
11 4 (5.63%) .NET Technical Architect
11 4 (5.63%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (98.59%) .NET
2 27 (38.03%) WCF
3 25 (35.21%) .NET Framework
3 25 (35.21%) HTML
4 23 (32.39%) CSS
5 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
5 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (29.58%) AngularJS
7 18 (25.35%) Entity Framework
8 16 (22.54%) MSMQ
9 15 (21.13%) jQuery
10 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (16.90%) SOAP
11 12 (16.90%) Web Services
11 12 (16.90%) XML
12 11 (15.49%) HTML5
12 11 (15.49%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (15.49%) StructureMap
13 10 (14.08%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (14.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) User Experience
2 3 (4.23%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.82%) Fintech
3 2 (2.82%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.41%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.41%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (83.10%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.66%) Software Engineering
3 30 (42.25%) TDD
4 27 (38.03%) MVC
5 23 (32.39%) Scrum
6 20 (28.17%) SOLID
7 16 (22.54%) BDD
7 16 (22.54%) Unit Testing
8 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (19.72%) SOA
9 13 (18.31%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (15.49%) UML
11 10 (14.08%) DevOps
12 9 (12.68%) CQRS
13 8 (11.27%) CRM
13 8 (11.27%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
14 7 (9.86%) Kanban
14 7 (9.86%) OO
14 7 (9.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 66 (92.96%) C#
2 42 (59.15%) SQL
3 31 (43.66%) PowerShell
4 24 (33.80%) JavaScript
5 10 (14.08%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.63%) C++
7 3 (4.23%) VB
8 2 (2.82%) C
8 2 (2.82%) Python
8 2 (2.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.23%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) Ansible
3 2 (2.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle
2 2 (2.82%) SaltStack
2 2 (2.82%) Splunk
3 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.41%) Xamarin
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago