The first table below looks at the demand for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Essex region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 48 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.01% 0.43% -
As % of the Development Applications category 8.77% 3.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £550
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -33.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
57 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.56% 12.21% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 9
Average daily rate £188 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.40% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £214 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.15 £34.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.07% -26.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £33.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Essex region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Basildon - 3 £450 -
Saffron Walden - - - -
MSTest
East of England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) OOP
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
1 5 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 5 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 5 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 3 (60.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (60.00%) QUnit
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) XAML
3 2 (40.00%) Jasmine

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (60.00%) QUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (40.00%) WPF Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Architect
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
1 5 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 5 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 3 (60.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) OOP
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) XAML
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory