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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank 370 386 409
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Contract jobs citing MSTest 45 46 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.18% 0.057%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.25% 1.38% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
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
3610 3342 2923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.77% 13.32% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2659 2393 1978
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £20.20 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £59.90 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +33 14 £350 -20.00% 3
Croydon - 3 £450 -
Hammersmith - - - -
MSTest
England

MSTest
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 60 (85.71%) C#
2 59 (84.29%) .NET
3 57 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (64.29%) MVC
4 45 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 45 (64.29%) TDD
5 39 (55.71%) .NET Framework
6 36 (51.43%) ASP.NET
7 34 (48.57%) jQuery
7 34 (48.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 33 (47.14%) Visual Studio
9 31 (44.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
11 28 (40.00%) WCF
12 26 (37.14%) Rhino Mocks
13 25 (35.71%) CSS
14 24 (34.29%) WPF
15 23 (32.86%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (32.86%) Scrum
16 20 (28.57%) Finance
16 20 (28.57%) BDD
16 20 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
17 19 (27.14%) Unity DI Container
17 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
17 19 (27.14%) SQL
18 18 (25.71%) HTML
19 16 (22.86%) NUnit
19 16 (22.86%) Ajax
19 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
20 15 (21.43%) SpecFlow

MSTest
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.29%) PaaS
3 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 23 (32.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.29%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (47.14%) Visual Studio
2 26 (37.14%) Rhino Mocks
3 16 (22.86%) NUnit
4 15 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (21.43%) SpecFlow
5 9 (12.86%) TeamCity
6 8 (11.43%) NSubstitute
6 8 (11.43%) Selenium
7 7 (10.00%) QUnit
8 6 (8.57%) Jasmine
8 6 (8.57%) WebDriver
8 6 (8.57%) Moq
9 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 5 (7.14%) Subversion
10 3 (4.29%) JSUnit
11 1 (1.43%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.43%) JIRA
11 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.43%) StyleCop
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Front Office
3 7 (10.00%) Banking
4 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.29%) Advertising
6 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.43%) Law
7 1 (1.43%) Publishing
7 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (65.71%) Developer
2 24 (34.29%) C# Developer
3 16 (22.86%) .NET Developer
4 12 (17.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (12.86%) WPF Developer
6 8 (11.43%) Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Tester
9 4 (5.71%) Architect
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.71%) .NET Architect
9 4 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Product Owner
10 3 (4.29%) C# Architect
10 3 (4.29%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Agile C# Developer
10 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (4.29%) SQL Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (84.29%) .NET
2 39 (55.71%) .NET Framework
3 36 (51.43%) ASP.NET
4 34 (48.57%) jQuery
4 34 (48.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 31 (44.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (40.00%) WCF
7 25 (35.71%) CSS
8 24 (34.29%) WPF
9 20 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
10 19 (27.14%) Unity DI Container
11 18 (25.71%) HTML
12 16 (22.86%) Ajax
13 13 (18.57%) Web Services
13 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 12 (17.14%) HTML5
15 11 (15.71%) NHibernate
16 10 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
17 9 (12.86%) XML
17 9 (12.86%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Data Integration
3 4 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (5.71%) Blog
4 3 (4.29%) Replication
4 3 (4.29%) NHS
5 2 (2.86%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) W3C
6 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.43%) Tandem
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (81.43%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (64.29%) TDD
2 45 (64.29%) MVC
3 23 (32.86%) Scrum
4 20 (28.57%) BDD
5 15 (21.43%) Business Analysis
6 14 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 13 (18.57%) MVVM
8 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (14.29%) OO
9 7 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.57%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 6 (8.57%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (8.57%) CQRS
11 5 (7.14%) Business Transformation
11 5 (7.14%) Analytics
11 5 (7.14%) Automation Testing
11 5 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (85.71%) C#
2 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
2 19 (27.14%) SQL
3 10 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.43%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.14%) ISEB
3 4 (5.71%) MCSD
4 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) Basel III
2 4 (5.71%) QA
3 2 (2.86%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) Informatica
2 3 (4.29%) Twitter
3 1 (1.43%) Red Gate
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