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 28 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.

Particular Software NServiceBus
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 622 622
Rank change year-on-year +60 0  
Contract jobs citing NServiceBus 48 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.054% 0.042%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 16
Median daily rate £413 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £313 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £498 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -4.66% +13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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 7828 9742 9836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.62% 18.09% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7939 10768 10228
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £258 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 422 509
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.75 £40.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

NServiceBus
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NServiceBus as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NServiceBus in the UK

NServiceBus
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NServiceBus.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NServiceBus in the UK

NServiceBus
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NServiceBus over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NServiceBus in the UK

NServiceBus
Top 7 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 28 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 +58 48 £413 +10.00% 19
UK excluding London +46 29 £358 -4.66% 14
London +20 17 £530 +24.70% 6
Midlands +24 12 £338 -3.57% 1
South West 0 8 £320 -6.90% 1
South East - 8 £375 - 8
North of England +60 1 £338 -25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 86 (97.73%) .NET
2 84 (95.45%) C#
3 63 (71.59%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (48.86%) ASP.NET
5 41 (46.59%) JavaScript
6 40 (45.45%) TDD
7 39 (44.32%) Microsoft
7 39 (44.32%) AngularJS
8 37 (42.05%) ASP.NET Web API
9 36 (40.91%) .NET Framework
10 33 (37.50%) Scrum
10 33 (37.50%) Software Engineering
11 32 (36.36%) SOLID
12 31 (35.23%) SQL
12 31 (35.23%) SQL Server
13 28 (31.82%) MVC
14 27 (30.68%) BDD
15 26 (29.55%) Unit Testing
15 26 (29.55%) Domain-Driven Design
16 25 (28.41%) MSMQ
16 25 (28.41%) Entity Framework
17 24 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
17 24 (27.27%) WCF
18 23 (26.14%) CQRS
19 22 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
19 22 (25.00%) Finance
20 21 (23.86%) HTML
20 21 (23.86%) REST
20 21 (23.86%) NoSQL

NServiceBus
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 8 (9.09%) ArcGIS
2 7 (7.95%) CMS
3 3 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.41%) GeoServer
3 3 (3.41%) IIS
3 3 (3.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.27%) Confluence
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (12.50%) SaaS
3 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.14%) IaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) Link 16
2 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (35.23%) SQL Server
2 21 (23.86%) NoSQL
3 19 (21.59%) MongoDB
4 10 (11.36%) RavenDB
5 8 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.41%) GIS
7 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.14%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.14%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.14%) Event Store
7 1 (1.14%) Redis
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 18 (20.45%) SpecFlow
3 15 (17.05%) Subversion
4 14 (15.91%) JSUnit
5 10 (11.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (10.23%) TeamCity
7 7 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.82%) GoCD
9 5 (5.68%) NuGet
9 5 (5.68%) PostCSS
9 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.55%) MSTest
10 4 (4.55%) NUnit
10 4 (4.55%) ReSharper
10 4 (4.55%) StyleCop
11 3 (3.41%) MSBuild
11 3 (3.41%) NCover
11 3 (3.41%) NDepend
11 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (2.27%) Fiddler
General
1 22 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Avionics
2 8 (9.09%) Military
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (71.59%) Developer
2 37 (42.05%) .NET Developer
3 34 (38.64%) C# Developer
4 18 (20.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (19.32%) Full Stack Developer
6 16 (18.18%) Senior Developer
7 14 (15.91%) ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (14.77%) C# Software Engineer
8 13 (14.77%) Software Engineer
9 11 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
10 10 (11.36%) Angular Developer
11 9 (10.23%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
13 7 (7.95%) Architect
13 7 (7.95%) Technical Leader
14 6 (6.82%) Lead Developer
14 6 (6.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 6 (6.82%) Technical Architect
15 5 (5.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 5 (5.68%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (97.73%) .NET
2 43 (48.86%) ASP.NET
3 39 (44.32%) AngularJS
4 37 (42.05%) ASP.NET Web API
5 36 (40.91%) .NET Framework
6 25 (28.41%) Entity Framework
6 25 (28.41%) MSMQ
7 24 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
7 24 (27.27%) WCF
8 22 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (23.86%) HTML
9 21 (23.86%) REST
10 20 (22.73%) HTML5
10 20 (22.73%) WPF
11 19 (21.59%) Angular 2
12 18 (20.45%) CSS
12 18 (20.45%) SignalR
13 17 (19.32%) Web Services
14 16 (18.18%) React
15 15 (17.05%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.45%) User Experience
2 16 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (14.77%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.27%) Fintech
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.27%) Android
3 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (71.59%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (45.45%) TDD
3 33 (37.50%) Scrum
3 33 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 32 (36.36%) SOLID
5 28 (31.82%) MVC
6 27 (30.68%) BDD
7 26 (29.55%) Domain-Driven Design
7 26 (29.55%) Unit Testing
8 23 (26.14%) CQRS
9 19 (21.59%) SOA
10 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (19.32%) OO
12 16 (18.18%) Pair Programming
12 16 (18.18%) Test Automation
13 15 (17.05%) UML
14 13 (14.77%) Complex Event Processing
15 10 (11.36%) Software Testing
15 10 (11.36%) Test Strategy
16 9 (10.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 84 (95.45%) C#
2 41 (46.59%) JavaScript
3 31 (35.23%) SQL
4 19 (21.59%) PowerShell
5 18 (20.45%) T-SQL
6 10 (11.36%) VB
7 8 (9.09%) C
8 6 (6.82%) TypeScript
9 4 (4.55%) C++
10 3 (3.41%) ECMAScript
11 2 (2.27%) Python
11 2 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (9.09%) Degree
3 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) QA
2 8 (9.09%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.27%) Ansible
2 2 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (1.14%) SCOM
3 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (44.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.41%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.27%) Splunk
3 2 (2.27%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.14%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.14%) SAP