The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 378 379 397
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Contract jobs citing MSTest 28 42 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.17% 0.061%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.81% 1.33% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £513 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £364 £340
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3463 3147 2978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.73% 12.97% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2511 2252 2035
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 £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £36.29 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.25 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
MSTest
England

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 July 2014.

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 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 9 £365 +26.95% 3
Croydon - - - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 49 (85.96%) C#
1 49 (85.96%) .NET
2 44 (77.19%) MVC
3 43 (75.44%) .NET Framework
4 39 (68.42%) SQL Server
5 38 (66.67%) TDD
5 38 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 33 (57.89%) ASP.NET
7 31 (54.39%) jQuery
7 31 (54.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (49.12%) CSS
9 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (45.61%) WCF
11 24 (42.11%) Ajax
11 24 (42.11%) Unit Testing
11 24 (42.11%) HTML
12 23 (40.35%) Scrum
13 22 (38.60%) Visual Studio
14 20 (35.09%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
16 18 (31.58%) Web Services
16 18 (31.58%) WPF
17 17 (29.82%) JavaScript
17 17 (29.82%) Rhino Mocks
18 15 (26.32%) SpecFlow
18 15 (26.32%) T-SQL
18 15 (26.32%) NUnit
18 15 (26.32%) HTML5
19 14 (24.56%) MVVM
19 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (14.04%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) Node.js
3 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Internet
2 3 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 20 (35.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.51%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.75%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (38.60%) Visual Studio
2 17 (29.82%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (26.32%) SpecFlow
3 15 (26.32%) NUnit
4 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (14.04%) Cucumber
7 7 (12.28%) QUnit
8 6 (10.53%) TeamCity
8 6 (10.53%) Jasmine
9 5 (8.77%) Moq
9 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 4 (7.02%) NSubstitute
11 3 (5.26%) Subversion
11 3 (5.26%) Selenium
11 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
11 3 (5.26%) JSUnit
12 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Front Office
3 5 (8.77%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (78.95%) Developer
2 24 (42.11%) C# Developer
3 21 (36.84%) .NET Developer
4 11 (19.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (17.54%) Senior Developer
6 7 (12.28%) WPF Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Tester
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.26%) .NET Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (3.51%) QA Test Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (85.96%) .NET
2 43 (75.44%) .NET Framework
3 38 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 33 (57.89%) ASP.NET
5 31 (54.39%) jQuery
5 31 (54.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (49.12%) CSS
7 26 (45.61%) WCF
8 24 (42.11%) Ajax
8 24 (42.11%) HTML
9 18 (31.58%) Web Services
9 18 (31.58%) WPF
10 15 (26.32%) HTML5
11 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 14 (24.56%) Unity DI Container
12 12 (21.05%) SOAP
12 12 (21.05%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (19.30%) Castle Windsor
14 10 (17.54%) Silverlight
14 10 (17.54%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.51%) Replication
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.51%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
3 1 (1.75%) Tandem
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (77.19%) MVC
2 38 (66.67%) TDD
3 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (42.11%) Unit Testing
5 23 (40.35%) Scrum
6 14 (24.56%) MVVM
7 13 (22.81%) Dependency Injection
8 11 (19.30%) Business Analysis
8 11 (19.30%) Web Development
9 10 (17.54%) BDD
10 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (14.04%) Content Management
11 8 (14.04%) UML
11 8 (14.04%) Validation
11 8 (14.04%) Automation Testing
11 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (10.53%) Automated Testing
12 6 (10.53%) OO
13 5 (8.77%) Analytics
13 5 (8.77%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 49 (85.96%) C#
2 17 (29.82%) JavaScript
3 15 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 10 (17.54%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) MCSD
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.26%) MBA
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) Basel III
2 2 (3.51%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) HL7
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Informatica
3 1 (1.75%) Red Gate
3 1 (1.75%) Google
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