The table below looks at the statistics for MSBuild skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSBuild over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 242 231 221
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 13 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.078% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 0.71% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £354 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £290
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSBuild
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1230 981 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.54% 10.98% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 561 444
Average daily rate £363 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 46
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.87 £37.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

MSBuild
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSBuild Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MSBuild
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSBuild across the South East region.

MSBuild Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MSBuild
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSBuild across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

MSBuild Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MSBuild
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild across the South East region.

MSBuild Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MSBuild
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey - 5 £525 -
Berkshire +2 4 £400 -8.57%
Kent - 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire -18 1 £425 +19.29%
MSBuild
England

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MSBuild also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSBuild.

1 18 (75.00%) C#
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
1 18 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) TeamCity
5 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 10 (41.67%) TDD
6 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 9 (37.50%) OO
7 8 (33.33%) jQuery
8 7 (29.17%) CruiseControl
8 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
8 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
8 7 (29.17%) CSS
9 6 (25.00%) XML
9 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
9 6 (25.00%) Oracle
9 6 (25.00%) NUnit
9 6 (25.00%) Scrum
9 6 (25.00%) Ajax
9 6 (25.00%) WCF
9 6 (25.00%) Hudson
9 6 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
9 6 (25.00%) DevOps
10 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
10 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MSBuild also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MSBuild. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (45.83%) TeamCity
3 7 (29.17%) CruiseControl
4 6 (25.00%) NUnit
4 6 (25.00%) Hudson
5 5 (20.83%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (20.83%) Moq
5 5 (20.83%) Subversion
5 5 (20.83%) Selenium
6 4 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
8 2 (8.33%) NuGet
8 2 (8.33%) Artifactory
9 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (4.17%) NCrunch
9 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
9 1 (4.17%) JIRA
9 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (20.83%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Build Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Release Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) jQuery
3 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
3 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
3 7 (29.17%) CSS
4 6 (25.00%) XML
4 6 (25.00%) Ajax
4 6 (25.00%) WCF
4 6 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (20.83%) XSD
5 5 (20.83%) XSLT
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 3 (12.50%) XSL
6 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 2 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (8.33%) Backbone.js
7 2 (8.33%) Middleware
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) DTV
3 1 (4.17%) Equities
3 1 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) TDD
4 9 (37.50%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (20.83%) Database Tuning
7 4 (16.67%) MVC
8 3 (12.50%) SOA
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.33%) OOD
9 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.33%) BDD
9 2 (8.33%) Agile Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Release Management
9 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 1 (4.17%) EAI
10 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (12.50%) Perl
7 1 (4.17%) C
7 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) VCP4
2 1 (4.17%) MCAD
2 1 (4.17%) MCSD
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCTS
2 1 (4.17%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Puppet
2 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) SAP