The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 55 55
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category - 1.09% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSTest
East of 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 Essex region.

Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
15 92 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.39% 14.24% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 43 30
Median daily rate £450 £340 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +51.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £38.00 £41.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -8.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.51 £36.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £50.00 £44.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing MSTest as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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