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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 163 182 175
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 28 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.94% 2.71% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 11
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£400 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £329 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
710 739 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.01% 12.29% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 552 534
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £58.11 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +158.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 38 (77.55%) .NET
2 37 (75.51%) C#
2 37 (75.51%) BDD
3 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (61.22%) TDD
5 25 (51.02%) Selenium
6 22 (44.90%) MVC
7 19 (38.78%) SQL
8 18 (36.73%) Scrum
9 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET
9 16 (32.65%) WebDriver
10 15 (30.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (30.61%) .NET Framework
10 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
11 14 (28.57%) Visual Studio
12 13 (26.53%) Finance
13 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
13 10 (20.41%) NUnit
13 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
13 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
13 10 (20.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (18.37%) RESTful
14 9 (18.37%) QA
14 9 (18.37%) HTML
14 9 (18.37%) HTTP
15 8 (16.33%) XML
15 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
15 8 (16.33%) CSS
15 8 (16.33%) JIRA
15 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (8.16%) IIS
1 4 (8.16%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) HTTP
2 4 (8.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.24%) SSDT
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (4.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) Selenium
2 16 (32.65%) WebDriver
3 14 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 10 (20.41%) NUnit
4 10 (20.41%) Cucumber
5 8 (16.33%) JIRA
6 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (12.24%) Fiddler
8 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
9 4 (8.16%) MSTest
10 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
10 2 (4.08%) FitNesse
10 2 (4.08%) Subversion
10 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
10 2 (4.08%) ERwin
11 1 (2.04%) JMeter
11 1 (2.04%) Xcode
11 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
11 1 (2.04%) WATIR
11 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) .NET Developer
3 11 (22.45%) C# Developer
4 8 (16.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) ETL Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
10 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Agile Test Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) Umbraco Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (77.55%) .NET
2 16 (32.65%) ASP.NET
3 15 (30.61%) .NET Framework
3 15 (30.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (20.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 9 (18.37%) HTML
5 9 (18.37%) RESTful
6 8 (16.33%) XML
6 8 (16.33%) CSS
7 7 (14.29%) Ajax
7 7 (14.29%) REST
7 7 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (12.24%) jQuery
9 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (8.16%) Web Services
10 4 (8.16%) NHibernate
10 4 (8.16%) JSON
10 4 (8.16%) DHTML
11 3 (6.12%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Open Source
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Video on Demand
4 3 (6.12%) Clustering
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) BDD
2 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (61.22%) TDD
4 22 (44.90%) MVC
5 18 (36.73%) Scrum
6 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 7 (14.29%) ATDD
9 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
9 6 (12.24%) ETL
10 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Security Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.16%) V-Model
11 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
11 4 (8.16%) DRM
11 4 (8.16%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 37 (75.51%) C#
2 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.24%) Java
5 5 (10.20%) C
6 4 (8.16%) C++
7 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.08%) Ruby
9 1 (2.04%) XPath
9 1 (2.04%) Scala
9 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
1 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
2 2 (4.08%) SAP
2 2 (4.08%) Endeca
2 2 (4.08%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.04%) Red Gate
3 1 (2.04%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (2.04%) HP
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