The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MSTest skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSTest over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft MSTest
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 406 379
Rank change year-on-year +23 -27  
Contract jobs citing MSTest 25 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 0.93% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 20
Median daily rate £475 £430 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.46% +5.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £363
% change year-on-year -1.63% +5.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.75 -

MSTest is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3570 3555 3053
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.25% 15.84% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2599 2164
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £153.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

MSTest
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing MSTest as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MSTest in London

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSTest in London

MSTest
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSTest in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSTest in London

MSTest
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSTest within the London region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 9 £428 -0.58% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
West End of London - 1 £425 -
MSTest
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSTest also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MSTest.

1 48 (84.21%) NUnit
2 45 (78.95%) .NET
3 44 (77.19%) C#
4 36 (63.16%) SQL
5 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (56.14%) WCF
7 30 (52.63%) .NET Framework
8 29 (50.88%) SQL Server
9 26 (45.61%) TDD
10 23 (40.35%) HTML
10 23 (40.35%) JavaScript
10 23 (40.35%) Entity Framework
11 22 (38.60%) T-SQL
12 20 (35.09%) Windows
12 20 (35.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (35.09%) REST
13 19 (33.33%) OO
13 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
14 18 (31.58%) Scrum
15 17 (29.82%) RESTful
15 17 (29.82%) Unit Testing
16 15 (26.32%) Dependency Injection
17 14 (24.56%) NoSQL
17 14 (24.56%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (24.56%) SOAP
17 14 (24.56%) Web Services
17 14 (24.56%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (22.81%) OOP
18 13 (22.81%) Unity DI Container

MSTest
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.02%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.26%) EPiServer
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (35.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (50.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (24.56%) NoSQL
2 14 (24.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.02%) MySQL
3 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.75%) Power BI
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 48 (84.21%) NUnit
2 14 (24.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (14.04%) Moq
3 8 (14.04%) SpecFlow
4 6 (10.53%) MSBuild
4 6 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (10.53%) Selenium
5 5 (8.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.51%) AppVeyor
8 2 (3.51%) Grunt
8 2 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.75%) gulp
9 1 (1.75%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Retail
3 5 (8.77%) Advertising
3 5 (8.77%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Local Government
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (68.42%) Developer
2 24 (42.11%) C# Developer
3 15 (26.32%) Senior Developer
4 11 (19.30%) .NET Developer
5 9 (15.79%) Consultant
5 9 (15.79%) CRM Consultant
5 9 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Consultant
5 9 (15.79%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 8 (14.04%) CRM Technical Consultant
6 8 (14.04%) Senior C# Developer
6 8 (14.04%) Technical Consultant
7 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.77%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (8.77%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (8.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (78.95%) .NET
2 32 (56.14%) WCF
3 30 (52.63%) .NET Framework
4 23 (40.35%) Entity Framework
4 23 (40.35%) HTML
5 20 (35.09%) REST
6 17 (29.82%) RESTful
7 14 (24.56%) SOAP
7 14 (24.56%) Web Services
8 13 (22.81%) Unity DI Container
9 12 (21.05%) CSS
10 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET
12 7 (12.28%) WPF
13 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
14 4 (7.02%) HTML5
14 4 (7.02%) jQuery
15 3 (5.26%) CSS3
15 3 (5.26%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.26%) Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.75%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) TDD
3 19 (33.33%) OO
4 18 (31.58%) Scrum
5 17 (29.82%) Unit Testing
6 15 (26.32%) Dependency Injection
7 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (22.81%) OOP
8 12 (21.05%) CRM
8 12 (21.05%) Data Modelling
8 12 (21.05%) SOA
8 12 (21.05%) SOLID
8 12 (21.05%) Workflow
9 10 (17.54%) BDD
9 10 (17.54%) MVC
10 9 (15.79%) Business Analysis
10 9 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (15.79%) TOGAF
10 9 (15.79%) Zachman Framework
11 7 (12.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (77.19%) C#
2 36 (63.16%) SQL
3 23 (40.35%) JavaScript
4 22 (38.60%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.02%) Java
7 3 (5.26%) Python
8 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Ansible
1 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (7.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.75%) Telerik
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