Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 352 340 333
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7 +26
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 10 43 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.064% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 1.42% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 12
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.75% -9.71%
10th Percentile £368 £356 £354
90th Percentile £537 £518 £400
England median daily rate £486 £500 £428
% change year-on-year -2.75% +16.96% -6.30%
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 2,995 3,023 2,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.22% 18.03% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,918 1,845 1,339
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +11.11% +7.28%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £298
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 68 77
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £37.75 £28.10 £17.25
90th Percentile £59.38 £67.25 £71.84
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.66% -3.19%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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
Surrey 0 6 £470 -0.69% 2
Thames Valley +5 4 £450 -12.20%
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 -
MSBuild
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) C#
4 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (40.00%) Software Architecture
6 4 (40.00%) BDD
6 4 (40.00%) Open Source
6 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
6 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (40.00%) WPF
6 4 (40.00%) NUnit
6 4 (40.00%) XAML
6 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Java
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (40.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (40.00%) SDLC
6 4 (40.00%) Docker

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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) OpenShift
2 2 (20.00%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) NUnit
3 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) ReSharper
5 2 (20.00%) JUnit
5 2 (20.00%) Protractor
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (20.00%) TestNG
6 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
6 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Python Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) WPF Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 4 (40.00%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (40.00%) WPF
3 3 (30.00%) JSON
3 3 (30.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (10.00%) LINQ
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (40.00%) Open Source
5 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (40.00%) SDLC
5 4 (40.00%) Software Architecture
5 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 3 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) Use Case
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
7 2 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) XAML
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
1 3 (30.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle