The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 93 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.063% 0.36% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.52% 4.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
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 East Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
191 136 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.08% 8.25% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 81 47
Average daily rate £350 £338 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 22
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSTest across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSTest across the East Midlands region.

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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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
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing MSTest 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 MSTest.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) OO
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
1 8 (100.00%) WPF
1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) BC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) WF
3 1 (12.50%) LINQ
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing MSTest 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 MSTest. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
1 8 (100.00%) WPF
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) WF
3 1 (12.50%) LINQ
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) OO
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) BC Cleared