The first table below looks at the demand for MSTest skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 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 Merseyside 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft MSTest
Rank - - 34
Contract jobs citing MSTest 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 1.47%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
22 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.52% 16.08% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 24
Average daily rate £290 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £433 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
MSTest
North West

MSTest
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

MSTest Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Liverpool - - - -
MSTest
North West