The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 239 216 238
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +22
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 3 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.033% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 1.53% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.72% -1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
989 916 890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.74% 10.81% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 495 459
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 52
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
MSBuild
England

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 30 July 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 +2 3 £375 +10.29% 1
Surrey - - - - 2
MSBuild
England

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) CruiseControl
4 3 (37.50%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Build Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) CruiseControl
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) Hudson
3 2 (25.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
4 1 (12.50%) XMLSpy
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Build and Release Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Release Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSD
3 1 (12.50%) XSL
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
3 1 (12.50%) ODBC
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
3 1 (12.50%) EDI
3 1 (12.50%) EDIFACT
3 1 (12.50%) OLE DB
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
5 1 (12.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) VMware