The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 City of 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 176 202 207
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 19 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.40% 2.08% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% -4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £326 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
793 819 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 11.56% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 613 606
Average daily rate £450 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +26.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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 30 (93.75%) BDD
2 28 (87.50%) C#
3 23 (71.88%) TDD
4 22 (68.75%) .NET
5 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET
7 12 (37.50%) MVC
7 12 (37.50%) Finance
8 11 (34.38%) Scrum
9 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
9 10 (31.25%) Selenium
10 9 (28.13%) QA
10 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (28.13%) SQL
10 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
11 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
11 7 (21.88%) jQuery
12 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
12 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
12 6 (18.75%) Kanban
12 6 (18.75%) HTML
12 6 (18.75%) REST
13 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
13 5 (15.63%) Java
13 5 (15.63%) CSS
13 5 (15.63%) XML
13 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
13 5 (15.63%) Ruby
13 5 (15.63%) WCF
14 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) MarkLogic
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
3 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (12.50%) NUnit
3 4 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 3 (9.38%) JBehave
4 3 (9.38%) FitNesse
4 3 (9.38%) MSTest
4 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.38%) QUnit
5 2 (6.25%) Jasmine
5 2 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (6.25%) NSubstitute
6 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.13%) JSUnit
6 1 (3.13%) Maven
6 1 (3.13%) JIRA
6 1 (3.13%) Moq
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Developer
2 10 (31.25%) C# Developer
3 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) C++/C# Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) .NET
2 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (21.88%) jQuery
5 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 6 (18.75%) HTML
5 6 (18.75%) REST
6 5 (15.63%) WCF
6 5 (15.63%) CSS
6 5 (15.63%) XML
7 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (9.38%) HTML5
8 3 (9.38%) Web Services
8 3 (9.38%) Ajax
8 3 (9.38%) NHibernate
9 2 (6.25%) JSON
9 2 (6.25%) WPF
9 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
1 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
1 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) UNIX
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) BDD
2 23 (71.88%) TDD
3 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (37.50%) MVC
5 11 (34.38%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.75%) Kanban
7 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.50%) User Stories
8 4 (12.50%) OO
9 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.38%) MVVM
9 3 (9.38%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (9.38%) System Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 2 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) C#
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) Ruby
5 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) XQuery
6 1 (3.13%) XAML
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) OpenLink
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Trayport
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