Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 347 369
Rank change year-on-year +25 +22 -6
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 50 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.67% 1.24% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 8
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £338 £340 £290
90th Percentile £438 £481 £523
England median daily rate £475 £434 £400
% change year-on-year +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 2990 2501 2586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.88% 15.16% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1823 1531 1576
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £263
90th Percentile £572 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 68
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.50 £25.99
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £50.38
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +5 33 £371 -10.00% 3
Berkshire - 31 £371 - 3
Surrey -11 11 £413 +15.38% 1
Kent - 6 £371 -
Oxfordshire -16 2 - -
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSBuild also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 38 (76.00%) C#
2 34 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (66.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (66.00%) DevOps
4 30 (60.00%) Puppet
5 29 (58.00%) Ant
6 28 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (52.00%) JIRA
7 26 (52.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 26 (52.00%) Jenkins
7 26 (52.00%) Ansible
8 25 (50.00%) PowerShell
8 25 (50.00%) Oracle
9 24 (48.00%) .NET
9 24 (48.00%) NUnit
10 22 (44.00%) Moq
11 19 (38.00%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (36.00%) Java
12 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
12 18 (36.00%) TeamCity
13 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
13 17 (34.00%) Configuration Management
14 16 (32.00%) Confluence
14 16 (32.00%) Gradle
14 16 (32.00%) Salt
15 15 (30.00%) Rhino Mocks
15 15 (30.00%) NSubstitute
15 15 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
15 15 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (30.00%) SAP

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 16 (32.00%) Confluence
2 8 (16.00%) IIS
3 4 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 33 (66.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (58.00%) Ant
3 26 (52.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 26 (52.00%) Jenkins
3 26 (52.00%) JIRA
4 24 (48.00%) NUnit
5 22 (44.00%) Moq
6 18 (36.00%) TeamCity
7 16 (32.00%) Gradle
8 15 (30.00%) NSubstitute
8 15 (30.00%) Rhino Mocks
9 14 (28.00%) JUnit
10 11 (22.00%) Bitbucket
10 11 (22.00%) Selenium
10 11 (22.00%) SonarQube
10 11 (22.00%) Subversion
10 11 (22.00%) Zephyr
11 7 (14.00%) ReSharper
12 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
12 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (16.00%) Legal
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (66.00%) Developer
2 20 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 16 (32.00%) .NET Developer
3 16 (32.00%) Automation Developer
4 15 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (24.00%) Agile Developer
6 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Consultant
8 4 (8.00%) Agile C# Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Cloud Developer
9 3 (6.00%) DevOps Consultant
10 2 (4.00%) Azure Developer
10 2 (4.00%) C# WCF Developer
10 2 (4.00%) C# WPF Developer
10 2 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) DevOps Manager
10 2 (4.00%) PowerShell Developer
10 2 (4.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) .NET
2 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (22.00%) Web Services
4 10 (20.00%) LINQ
5 9 (18.00%) Caliburn.Micro
5 9 (18.00%) WCF
6 8 (16.00%) ADO.NET
6 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (16.00%) WPF
7 7 (14.00%) .NET Framework
7 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 7 (14.00%) WinForms
8 4 (8.00%) JSON
8 4 (8.00%) SOAP
9 3 (6.00%) REST
9 3 (6.00%) RESTful
10 2 (4.00%) Entity Framework
10 2 (4.00%) HTML5
10 2 (4.00%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Debian
4 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (66.00%) DevOps
3 28 (56.00%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (34.00%) Configuration Management
4 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
5 15 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (22.00%) Business Transformation
7 10 (20.00%) MVC
7 10 (20.00%) Prototyping
7 10 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 9 (18.00%) MVVM
9 5 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (8.00%) Release Management
10 4 (8.00%) Scrum
10 4 (8.00%) SOLID
11 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.00%) Service Management
12 2 (4.00%) BDD
12 2 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (76.00%) C#
2 25 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 18 (36.00%) Java
4 15 (30.00%) SQL
5 14 (28.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.00%) Python
9 1 (2.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (60.00%) Puppet
2 26 (52.00%) Ansible
3 19 (38.00%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (32.00%) Salt
5 1 (2.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) Oracle
2 15 (30.00%) SAP
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) AppDynamics
4 3 (6.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore