The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 167 188 189
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +1
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 34 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.01% 1.83% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 16
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£425 £463 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £253 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
678 819 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.37% 13.09% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 633 631
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £47.50 £42.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SpecFlow 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 SpecFlow.

1 49 (81.67%) C#
2 45 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (73.33%) BDD
4 35 (58.33%) .NET
5 29 (48.33%) TDD
6 27 (45.00%) Selenium
7 24 (40.00%) Scrum
8 23 (38.33%) MVC
8 23 (38.33%) Finance
9 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (28.33%) Cucumber
10 17 (28.33%) Test Automation
11 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
12 14 (23.33%) NUnit
12 14 (23.33%) .NET Framework
12 14 (23.33%) Gherkin
12 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
13 13 (21.67%) RESTful
13 13 (21.67%) Automated Testing
13 13 (21.67%) SQL
14 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 12 (20.00%) Visual Studio
14 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 12 (20.00%) Open Source
15 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
15 11 (18.33%) HTTP
15 11 (18.33%) JIRA
16 10 (16.67%) HTML
16 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SpecFlow 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 SpecFlow. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.33%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) Node.js
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) HTTP
2 4 (6.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) SSDT
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.67%) DTS
7 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (45.00%) Selenium
2 17 (28.33%) Cucumber
3 14 (23.33%) NUnit
3 14 (23.33%) WebDriver
4 12 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 11 (18.33%) Git (software)
5 11 (18.33%) JIRA
6 7 (11.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 7 (11.67%) Moq
6 7 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (10.00%) Fiddler
8 5 (8.33%) TeamCity
9 4 (6.67%) FitNesse
9 4 (6.67%) Subversion
9 4 (6.67%) MSTest
10 3 (5.00%) Capybara
10 3 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (5.00%) Jasmine
10 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
10 3 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (38.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Front Office
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) C# Developer
3 10 (16.67%) Tester
3 10 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.00%) AWS Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) ETL Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Junior Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.33%) Junior C# Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (58.33%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (23.33%) .NET Framework
4 14 (23.33%) Gherkin
5 13 (21.67%) RESTful
6 10 (16.67%) HTML
6 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (15.00%) AngularJS
8 8 (13.33%) CSS
8 8 (13.33%) Web Services
8 8 (13.33%) Entity Framework
9 7 (11.67%) jQuery
9 7 (11.67%) JSON
9 7 (11.67%) NHibernate
10 6 (10.00%) XML
10 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 5 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
11 5 (8.33%) HTML5
11 5 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Open Source
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Video on Demand
4 2 (3.33%) Derivative
4 2 (3.33%) Equities
4 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.67%) Tandem
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (73.33%) BDD
3 29 (48.33%) TDD
4 24 (40.00%) Scrum
5 23 (38.33%) MVC
6 17 (28.33%) Test Automation
7 13 (21.67%) Automated Testing
8 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.67%) Security Testing
9 7 (11.67%) OOP
9 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (10.00%) OO
10 6 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 6 (10.00%) ATDD
10 6 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (8.33%) Automation Testing
12 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
12 4 (6.67%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 49 (81.67%) C#
2 13 (21.67%) SQL
3 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.00%) Java
5 4 (6.67%) C
5 4 (6.67%) C++
5 4 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) Scala
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle
2 2 (3.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.67%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.67%) Red Gate
3 1 (1.67%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.67%) SAP
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