Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 October 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 183 214
Rank change year-on-year -22 +31 -39
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.059% 0.022% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £850 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.35% +142.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £563 £825 £325
90th Percentile £588 £875 £375
England median daily rate £510 £478 £434
% change year-on-year +6.81% +10.02% +8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 985 691 945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.41% 15.03% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 451 545
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £277
90th Percentile £541 £575 £507
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.58% +20.00% -12.53%
10th Percentile £21.60 £13.36 £11.50
90th Percentile £57.20 £36.63 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MSBuild as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in the West Midlands

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSBuild in the West Midlands

MSBuild
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Shropshire - 2 £575 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (66.67%) Slack
2 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Measurement
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Public Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC

MSBuild
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (66.67%) Confluence
1 2 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) GlassFish
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) IaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Slack
2 2 (66.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Artifactory
2 2 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (66.67%) MSI
2 2 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Lead DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) CGI
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) LAMP
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) Memcached
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (33.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) IT Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Measurement
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Docker
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) NFS
3 1 (33.33%) Samba
3 1 (33.33%) Squid
3 1 (33.33%) Varnish
3 1 (33.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) HAProxy
3 1 (33.33%) Nagios
3 1 (33.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) WSO2