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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 239 244 217
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 22 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.022% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 0.20% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 15
Average daily rate
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£343 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1222 1001 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.76% 10.90% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 550 495
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 37
Average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £59.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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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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
Berkshire +9 6 £425 +13.33%
Oxfordshire - 6 - - 2
West Sussex - 4 £334 -
Surrey - 3 - -
Hampshire - 2 £381 -
East Sussex - 1 £240 -
MSBuild
England

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 31 (93.94%) C#
2 30 (90.91%) .NET
3 26 (78.79%) Windows
3 26 (78.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (69.70%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (57.58%) SQL
6 18 (54.55%) PowerShell
7 17 (51.52%) Scrum
7 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (48.48%) Visual Studio
8 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
9 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
10 12 (36.36%) VMware
10 12 (36.36%) TeamCity
11 11 (33.33%) Git (software)
11 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (33.33%) Relational Database
12 10 (30.30%) Oracle
13 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
13 9 (27.27%) MySQL
13 9 (27.27%) Perl
13 9 (27.27%) Subversion
13 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
14 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (21.21%) Capita
15 7 (21.21%) WCF
16 6 (18.18%) C++/CLI
16 6 (18.18%) SCCM

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 6 (18.18%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 9 (27.27%) MySQL
4 6 (18.18%) SSDT
5 4 (12.12%) RDBMS
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (78.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (48.48%) Visual Studio
3 12 (36.36%) TeamCity
4 11 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (27.27%) Subversion
6 6 (18.18%) WinDbg
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
8 3 (9.09%) NuGet
8 3 (9.09%) Artifactory
8 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
9 2 (6.06%) MSTest
9 2 (6.06%) Selenium
9 2 (6.06%) CruiseControl
10 1 (3.03%) Ant
10 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
10 1 (3.03%) NUnit
10 1 (3.03%) Moq
10 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
10 1 (3.03%) WiX
General
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Administrator
2 7 (21.21%) Server Administrator
3 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Release Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Build and Release Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Build Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior C# Developer
4 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Integration Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 8 (24.24%) .NET Framework
4 7 (21.21%) WCF
5 5 (15.15%) Entity Framework
5 5 (15.15%) CSS
6 4 (12.12%) XSL
6 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 3 (9.09%) HTML
8 2 (6.06%) HTML5
8 2 (6.06%) REST
8 2 (6.06%) CSS3
8 2 (6.06%) jQuery
9 1 (3.03%) RESTful
9 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (3.03%) MSMQ
9 1 (3.03%) Ajax
9 1 (3.03%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (51.52%) Scrum
2 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (18.18%) MVC
5 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) UML
6 4 (12.12%) OOP
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.09%) DevOps
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.06%) Release Management
8 2 (6.06%) CRM
9 1 (3.03%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) C#
2 19 (57.58%) SQL
3 18 (54.55%) PowerShell
4 9 (27.27%) Perl
5 6 (18.18%) C++
5 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.18%) Python
5 6 (18.18%) C++/CLI
6 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCTS
2 1 (3.03%) MCPD
2 1 (3.03%) MCAD
2 1 (3.03%) MCSD
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) Puppet
3 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle
4 7 (21.21%) Capita
5 6 (18.18%) Perforce