The table below looks at the statistics for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 367 367 344
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing MSTest 31 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.12% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.90% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 16
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£435 £380 £486
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -21.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3183 2874 2595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.07% 13.33% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2441 2076 1895
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 20
Average hourly rate £24.75 £41.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.63% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £68.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in London

MSTest
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MSTest Daily Rate Trend in London

MSTest
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSTest across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MSTest Daily Rate Histogram in London

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
City of London - 11 £435 - 4
Isleworth - - - - 1
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 67 (88.16%) .NET
2 62 (81.58%) C#
3 56 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (69.74%) SQL Server
5 51 (67.11%) TDD
6 45 (59.21%) MVC
7 42 (55.26%) ASP.NET
7 42 (55.26%) NUnit
8 37 (48.68%) .NET Framework
9 35 (46.05%) Scrum
10 31 (40.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 30 (39.47%) WCF
11 30 (39.47%) JavaScript
12 29 (38.16%) Visual Studio
12 29 (38.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
14 27 (35.53%) jQuery
15 25 (32.89%) SQL
16 24 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 23 (30.26%) CSS
18 22 (28.95%) BDD
19 20 (26.32%) HTML
20 18 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
21 16 (21.05%) RESTful
21 16 (21.05%) Windows
22 15 (19.74%) OO
22 15 (19.74%) Finance
23 14 (18.42%) Web Services
23 14 (18.42%) Unity DI Container

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (7.89%) Node.js
4 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.95%) CMS
5 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (69.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (23.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.95%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.32%) SSDT
7 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 42 (55.26%) NUnit
2 29 (38.16%) Visual Studio
3 28 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (17.11%) Rhino Mocks
4 13 (17.11%) Moq
5 11 (14.47%) SpecFlow
6 10 (13.16%) Selenium
7 8 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (7.89%) TeamCity
8 6 (7.89%) QUnit
8 6 (7.89%) Jasmine
9 5 (6.58%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (5.26%) NSubstitute
11 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
12 2 (2.63%) CruiseControl
12 2 (2.63%) Subversion
12 2 (2.63%) Fiddler
12 2 (2.63%) WiX
12 2 (2.63%) MSBuild
13 1 (1.32%) StyleCop
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Front Office
3 2 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (68.42%) Developer
2 32 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 14 (18.42%) C# Developer
4 12 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 10 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (11.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Tester
8 7 (9.21%) Software Developer
8 7 (9.21%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (7.89%) Senior Software Developer
9 6 (7.89%) Architect
9 6 (7.89%) Web Developer
10 5 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
11 4 (5.26%) Test Analyst
11 4 (5.26%) Analyst
12 3 (3.95%) WPF Developer
12 3 (3.95%) Senior Web Developer
12 3 (3.95%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (88.16%) .NET
2 42 (55.26%) ASP.NET
3 37 (48.68%) .NET Framework
4 31 (40.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 30 (39.47%) WCF
6 29 (38.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (35.53%) jQuery
8 24 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 23 (30.26%) CSS
10 20 (26.32%) HTML
11 16 (21.05%) RESTful
12 14 (18.42%) Web Services
12 14 (18.42%) Unity DI Container
12 14 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (17.11%) Ajax
13 13 (17.11%) ADO.NET
14 11 (14.47%) KnockoutJS
15 10 (13.16%) XML
16 9 (11.84%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (11.84%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Blog
3 4 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.95%) NHS
5 2 (2.63%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.63%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.32%) W3C
6 1 (1.32%) Clustering
6 1 (1.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (1.32%) Android
2 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (67.11%) TDD
3 45 (59.21%) MVC
4 35 (46.05%) Scrum
5 22 (28.95%) BDD
6 15 (19.74%) OO
7 11 (14.47%) SOA
7 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
8 9 (11.84%) CQRS
8 9 (11.84%) OOP
9 8 (10.53%) Web Development
9 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.53%) Multithreading
10 7 (9.21%) Manual Testing
10 7 (9.21%) MVVM
10 7 (9.21%) Automated Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Integration Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.58%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (81.58%) C#
2 30 (39.47%) JavaScript
3 25 (32.89%) SQL
4 11 (14.47%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.32%) Delphi
6 1 (1.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) ISEB
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) MCSD
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (35.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) Sitecore
3 4 (5.26%) Twitter
4 3 (3.95%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.32%) Facebook
5 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg
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