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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 233 227 232
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 15 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.057% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.47% 0.52% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 15
Average daily rate
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£415 £450 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +20.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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
1023 957 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.01% 10.94% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 555 476
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 49
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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
Berkshire - 11 £375 - 2
Surrey - - - - 5
Sussex - - - -
MSBuild
England

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (94.44%) .NET
2 14 (77.78%) TeamCity
2 14 (77.78%) PowerShell
3 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 12 (66.67%) IIS
4 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 9 (50.00%) QA
6 8 (44.44%) C#
7 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 5 (27.78%) MVC
8 5 (27.78%) Selenium
8 5 (27.78%) WCF
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (16.67%) TDD
10 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
10 3 (16.67%) Windows
10 3 (16.67%) Scrum
10 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 3 (16.67%) BDD
11 2 (11.11%) Build Automation
11 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
11 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 2 (11.11%) OOD

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) TeamCity
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 4 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (5.56%) XMLSpy
6 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.56%) NUnit
6 1 (5.56%) Subversion
6 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
6 1 (5.56%) Hudson
6 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Release Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Deployment Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Build Manager
4 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Release Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Build and Release Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (27.78%) WCF
3 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (5.56%) Backbone.js
6 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.56%) jQuery
6 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET
6 1 (5.56%) CSS
6 1 (5.56%) SOAP
6 1 (5.56%) Web Services
6 1 (5.56%) XML
6 1 (5.56%) XSD
6 1 (5.56%) XSL
6 1 (5.56%) XSLT
6 1 (5.56%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) MVC
1 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (16.67%) Scrum
2 3 (16.67%) TDD
2 3 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (11.11%) Build Automation
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) OOD
3 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) B2B
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
4 1 (5.56%) Release Management
4 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.56%) ActionScript
6 1 (5.56%) XPath
6 1 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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