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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - 32 -
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 0.44% -
As % of the Development Applications category - 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £213 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSTest
South East

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
47 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.54% 5.29% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 32
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £219 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £613 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Canterbury - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Rochester - - - - 1
MSTest
South East