The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - - 37
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £338 £364
% change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Development Applications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
40 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.47% 7.72% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 5
Average daily rate £350 £310 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in Kent