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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 247 225 230
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 11 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.12% 0.023%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 1.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£375 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £349
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +25.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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
1131 865 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.51% 10.36% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 504 497
Average daily rate £363 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.68% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 62
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.40 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
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 November 2014. 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 5 £350 - 3
Berkshire -2 3 £338 -22.85%
MSBuild
England

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 22 (88.00%) .NET
2 20 (80.00%) TeamCity
3 17 (68.00%) PowerShell
3 17 (68.00%) SQL
4 14 (56.00%) C#
5 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (48.00%) IIS
6 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (44.00%) QA
7 10 (40.00%) Selenium
8 9 (36.00%) WCF
9 8 (32.00%) TDD
10 7 (28.00%) MVC
10 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
10 7 (28.00%) OO
11 6 (24.00%) Finance
11 6 (24.00%) Scrum
11 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (24.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (20.00%) BDD
13 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
13 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
13 4 (16.00%) Windows
13 4 (16.00%) OOD
13 4 (16.00%) SOA
13 4 (16.00%) Web Services

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 12 (48.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 20 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 10 (40.00%) Selenium
3 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (24.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (12.00%) NUnit
6 2 (8.00%) CruiseControl
6 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (8.00%) Hudson
7 1 (4.00%) FxCop
7 1 (4.00%) StyleCop
7 1 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (4.00%) Moq
7 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.00%) NCrunch
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.00%) JIRA
7 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Release Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Deployment Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Agile C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Build Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Build and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) WCF
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (16.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) jQuery
7 3 (12.00%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (12.00%) CSS
8 2 (8.00%) Middleware
8 2 (8.00%) XML
8 2 (8.00%) HTML
8 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.00%) Backbone.js
9 1 (4.00%) WF
9 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (4.00%) DTV
1 1 (4.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (32.00%) TDD
3 7 (28.00%) MVC
3 7 (28.00%) OO
4 6 (24.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 4 (16.00%) OOD
6 4 (16.00%) SOA
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.00%) Agile Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Database Tuning
9 1 (4.00%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) PowerShell
1 17 (68.00%) SQL
2 14 (56.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.00%) VMware