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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 257 257
Rank change year-on-year +38 0  
Contract jobs citing MSBuild 20 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 0.99% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 9
Median daily rate £406 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £341 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £498 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £333
% change year-on-year +6.66% +12.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MSBuild is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1251 1310 1211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.38% 14.68% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 803 738
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing MSBuild as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in the South East

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSBuild in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSBuild in the South East

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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

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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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +8 9 £425 +18.88% 1
Berkshire +22 7 £368 -13.52% 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 £469 -
Kent - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 34 (94.44%) .NET
2 32 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (86.11%) C#
4 25 (69.44%) VB.NET
5 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
6 23 (63.89%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (52.78%) SQL
8 16 (44.44%) ASP.NET
9 15 (41.67%) Client/Server
9 15 (41.67%) Oracle
9 15 (41.67%) ADO.NET
9 15 (41.67%) NUnit
9 15 (41.67%) MVC
9 15 (41.67%) WinForms
9 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 15 (41.67%) ReSharper
9 15 (41.67%) WCF
9 15 (41.67%) WPF
9 15 (41.67%) LINQ
9 15 (41.67%) PowerShell
9 15 (41.67%) Unit Testing
9 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (41.67%) MVVM
9 15 (41.67%) Moq
9 15 (41.67%) Caliburn.Micro
9 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (41.67%) DevOps
9 15 (41.67%) Prototyping
10 14 (38.89%) Windows

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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 13 (36.11%) IIS
2 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Skype
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (41.67%) Moq
2 15 (41.67%) NUnit
2 15 (41.67%) ReSharper
3 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (19.44%) Ant
4 7 (19.44%) Maven
5 4 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) .NET Developer
1 20 (55.56%) Developer
2 15 (41.67%) WinForms Developer
2 15 (41.67%) WPF Developer
3 13 (36.11%) Oracle Developer
3 13 (36.11%) SQL Developer
4 10 (27.78%) WCF Developer
5 9 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
7 4 (11.11%) C# WCF Developer
7 4 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (8.33%) PowerShell Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
8 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Consultant
9 2 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (5.56%) DevOps Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (94.44%) .NET
2 16 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 15 (41.67%) ADO.NET
3 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (41.67%) Caliburn.Micro
3 15 (41.67%) LINQ
3 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 15 (41.67%) WCF
3 15 (41.67%) WinForms
3 15 (41.67%) WPF
4 8 (22.22%) Web Services
5 7 (19.44%) RESTful
6 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (19.44%) Linux
4 5 (13.89%) Debian
4 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) DevOps
2 15 (41.67%) MVC
2 15 (41.67%) MVVM
2 15 (41.67%) Prototyping
2 15 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 8 (22.22%) Scrum
4 6 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (16.67%) Release Management
4 6 (16.67%) SOLID
5 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.11%) Service Management
5 4 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.33%) Validation
7 2 (5.56%) BDD
7 2 (5.56%) Information Management
7 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
7 2 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) C#
2 25 (69.44%) VB.NET
3 19 (52.78%) SQL
4 15 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 7 (19.44%) Java
6 6 (16.67%) Bash Shell
7 5 (13.89%) Python
7 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.56%) VBScript
9 1 (2.78%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Puppet
2 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Oracle
2 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) AppDynamics
3 4 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.78%) Atlassian