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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSBuild
Rank 242 226 218
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.059% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.01% 0.54% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
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£401 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £438 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
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
1185 922 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.83% 10.94% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 507 460
Average daily rate £375 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 59
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £33.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £44.80
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
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +6 8 £525 - 2
Kent - 2 £375 -
Berkshire -1 1 £338 -22.85%
MSBuild
England

MSBuild
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 26 (83.87%) .NET
2 22 (70.97%) SQL
3 21 (67.74%) TeamCity
4 19 (61.29%) PowerShell
5 18 (58.06%) C#
6 17 (54.84%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (41.94%) TDD
9 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
9 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
9 12 (38.71%) IIS
9 12 (38.71%) ASP.NET
10 11 (35.48%) OO
10 11 (35.48%) QA
11 10 (32.26%) Selenium
11 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (29.03%) WCF
12 9 (29.03%) jQuery
12 9 (29.03%) PL/SQL
13 8 (25.81%) MVC
13 8 (25.81%) Finance
13 8 (25.81%) CSS
13 8 (25.81%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (22.58%) Windows
14 7 (22.58%) NUnit
14 7 (22.58%) CruiseControl
14 7 (22.58%) KnockoutJS
15 6 (19.35%) Hudson
15 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
15 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC

MSBuild
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 12 (38.71%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (67.74%) TeamCity
2 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (32.26%) Selenium
3 8 (25.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (22.58%) NUnit
4 7 (22.58%) CruiseControl
5 6 (19.35%) Hudson
6 5 (16.13%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (16.13%) Moq
6 5 (16.13%) Subversion
7 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
8 3 (9.68%) SpecFlow
9 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
10 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (3.23%) NCrunch
10 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
10 1 (3.23%) FxCop
10 1 (3.23%) StyleCop
10 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.13%) C# Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Web Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Release Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Deployment Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (83.87%) .NET
2 12 (38.71%) ASP.NET
3 9 (29.03%) WCF
3 9 (29.03%) jQuery
4 8 (25.81%) CSS
5 7 (22.58%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (19.35%) XML
6 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (19.35%) Ajax
7 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
7 5 (16.13%) XSD
7 5 (16.13%) XSLT
7 5 (16.13%) Web Services
8 3 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
8 3 (9.68%) Backbone.js
9 2 (6.45%) HTML
9 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) DTV
3 1 (3.23%) Equities
3 1 (3.23%) IPTV
3 1 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) TDD
4 11 (35.48%) OO
5 8 (25.81%) MVC
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) Database Tuning
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
7 4 (12.90%) OOD
7 4 (12.90%) SOA
8 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
9 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.45%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (6.45%) Agile Testing
9 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 19 (61.29%) PowerShell
3 18 (58.06%) C#
4 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
5 9 (29.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) SAP