Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MSBuild skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSBuild over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft MSBuild
England > South East
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 323 327
Rank change year-on-year -37 +4 +47
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 29 52 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 1.76% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 23
South East median daily rate £484 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.07% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £405 £338 £345
90th Percentile £547 £521 £481
England median daily rate £510 £475 £434
% change year-on-year +7.37% +9.45% +8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

MSBuild is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3,279 2,961 2,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.53% 17.64% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,021 1,808 1,495
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.62% +4.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 86 77
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £33.00 £26.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £59.75 £60.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MSBuild as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in the South East

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MSBuild in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for MSBuild in the South East

MSBuild
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSBuild in the South East over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSBuild in the South East

MSBuild
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSBuild 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +11 19 £475 +26.67% 1
Oxfordshire +36 18 £450 - 1
Surrey -20 10 £484 +17.33% 2
Berkshire -29 1 £590 +57.33%
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 25 (86.21%) Continuous Delivery
2 23 (79.31%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (72.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
4 20 (68.97%) Python
4 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (58.62%) Software Testing
5 17 (58.62%) Open Source
6 16 (55.17%) Test Strategy
7 14 (48.28%) Regression Testing
8 12 (41.38%) TDD
8 12 (41.38%) Defect Tracking
8 12 (41.38%) Acceptance Criteria
9 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
10 10 (34.48%) Relational Database
10 10 (34.48%) C#
11 9 (31.03%) .NET
11 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (31.03%) Software Architecture
12 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
12 8 (27.59%) DevOps
13 7 (24.14%) BDD
13 7 (24.14%) REST
13 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
13 7 (24.14%) Scrum
13 7 (24.14%) Blog
14 6 (20.69%) JSON
14 6 (20.69%) SQL
14 6 (20.69%) Java
14 6 (20.69%) SDLC

MSBuild
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) IaaS
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (13.79%) OpenShift
1 4 (13.79%) PaaS
2 3 (10.34%) SaaS
2 3 (10.34%) Tricentis Tosca
3 1 (3.45%) npm
3 1 (3.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
1 3 (10.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) Relational Database
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.34%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (10.34%) CouchDB
3 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 21 (72.41%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
3 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.24%) NUnit
4 5 (17.24%) ReSharper
4 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (13.79%) JUnit
5 4 (13.79%) Selenium
6 3 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (10.34%) Mercurial
6 3 (10.34%) Protractor
6 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
6 3 (10.34%) TestNG
7 2 (6.90%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.45%) Gatling
8 1 (3.45%) JMeter
8 1 (3.45%) Mockito
8 1 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (3.45%) StyleCop
8 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Automation Tester
1 9 (31.03%) Tester
2 7 (24.14%) Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Integration Tester
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) DevOps Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) WPF Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) REST
3 6 (20.69%) JSON
4 5 (17.24%) Node.js
5 4 (13.79%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 4 (13.79%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (13.79%) WPF
6 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (10.34%) CSS
6 3 (10.34%) HTML
6 3 (10.34%) HTML5
6 3 (10.34%) Kafka
6 3 (10.34%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.45%) Itk
7 1 (3.45%) OpenCV
7 1 (3.45%) VTK
7 1 (3.45%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (24.14%) Blog
3 3 (10.34%) User Experience
4 2 (6.90%) Life Science
5 1 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Continuous Delivery
2 23 (79.31%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
4 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (58.62%) Open Source
5 17 (58.62%) Software Testing
6 16 (55.17%) Test Strategy
7 14 (48.28%) Regression Testing
8 12 (41.38%) Acceptance Criteria
8 12 (41.38%) Defect Tracking
8 12 (41.38%) TDD
9 9 (31.03%) Software Architecture
10 8 (27.59%) DevOps
11 7 (24.14%) BDD
11 7 (24.14%) Scrum
12 6 (20.69%) SDLC
13 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (13.79%) Inversion of Control
14 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
14 4 (13.79%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) Python
2 10 (34.48%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) XAML
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
1 4 (13.79%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) DICOM
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Grafana
2 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Google