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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 178 209 212
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +3
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 23 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.93% 1.76% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £353 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £498 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £317
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +26.18%
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
785 854 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.53% 11.94% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 632 539
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £55.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £40.72 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 35 (87.50%) BDD
2 33 (82.50%) C#
3 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (77.50%) .NET
5 30 (75.00%) TDD
6 20 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 19 (47.50%) MVC
8 15 (37.50%) Selenium
8 15 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
10 12 (30.00%) Scrum
10 12 (30.00%) QA
11 11 (27.50%) SQL
12 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
13 9 (22.50%) .NET Framework
13 9 (22.50%) Finance
13 9 (22.50%) CSS
13 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
14 8 (20.00%) HTML
14 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
14 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
15 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (17.50%) XML
15 7 (17.50%) Java
16 6 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 6 (15.00%) REST
16 6 (15.00%) Automation Testing
16 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
16 6 (15.00%) NUnit

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.00%) Node.js
3 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Selenium
2 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (15.00%) NUnit
5 5 (12.50%) JIRA
5 5 (12.50%) FitNesse
5 5 (12.50%) MSTest
5 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.50%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.00%) NSubstitute
7 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (5.00%) Subversion
8 1 (2.50%) WATIR
8 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.50%) JSUnit
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Publishing
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) C# Developer
3 9 (22.50%) .NET Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
7 5 (12.50%) Tester
7 5 (12.50%) Automation Tester
8 4 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Developer
11 1 (2.50%) C++/C# Developer
11 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Consultant
11 1 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
11 1 (2.50%) QA Leader
11 1 (2.50%) Test Manager
11 1 (2.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (77.50%) .NET
2 20 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 15 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (22.50%) .NET Framework
4 9 (22.50%) CSS
5 8 (20.00%) HTML
6 7 (17.50%) XML
7 6 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (15.00%) REST
7 6 (15.00%) Ajax
8 5 (12.50%) WCF
8 5 (12.50%) jQuery
8 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (10.00%) Web Services
9 4 (10.00%) RESTful
9 4 (10.00%) NHibernate
10 3 (7.50%) DHTML
10 3 (7.50%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Open Source
4 1 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Android
1 1 (2.50%) UNIX
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) BDD
2 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (75.00%) TDD
4 19 (47.50%) MVC
5 12 (30.00%) Scrum
6 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 4 (10.00%) OO
10 4 (10.00%) Kanban
10 4 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
11 3 (7.50%) MVVM
11 3 (7.50%) User Stories
12 2 (5.00%) Agile Testing
12 2 (5.00%) Pair Programming
12 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
12 2 (5.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) C#
2 11 (27.50%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.50%) Java
5 4 (10.00%) Ruby
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) SPARQL
7 1 (2.50%) XQuery
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) Trayport
3 1 (2.50%) OpenLink
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