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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 171 180 207
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +27
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 37 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.74% 2.39% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 14
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£500 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £338 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £468 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
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
780 796 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.32% 13.71% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 626 613
Average daily rate £450 £450 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 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 31 July 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 59 (83.10%) C#
2 57 (80.28%) BDD
3 56 (78.87%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (60.56%) TDD
5 39 (54.93%) Selenium
5 39 (54.93%) .NET
6 35 (49.30%) Finance
7 28 (39.44%) MVC
7 28 (39.44%) ASP.NET
7 28 (39.44%) WebDriver
8 27 (38.03%) Cucumber
9 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
10 25 (35.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (33.80%) Test Automation
12 22 (30.99%) QA
13 21 (29.58%) Scrum
14 19 (26.76%) Automated Testing
15 18 (25.35%) .NET Framework
15 18 (25.35%) Git (software)
16 15 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
17 14 (19.72%) NUnit
17 14 (19.72%) Open Source
17 14 (19.72%) Gherkin
18 13 (18.31%) Jasmine
18 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
18 13 (18.31%) Karma Test Runner
18 13 (18.31%) Mentoring
18 13 (18.31%) RESTful
18 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (7.04%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) Node.js
3 2 (2.82%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) CMS
3 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.82%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.41%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Office
2 6 (8.45%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) DTS
6 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (54.93%) Selenium
2 28 (39.44%) WebDriver
3 27 (38.03%) Cucumber
4 18 (25.35%) Git (software)
5 14 (19.72%) NUnit
6 13 (18.31%) Jasmine
6 13 (18.31%) Karma Test Runner
7 11 (15.49%) Jenkins
8 10 (14.08%) Capybara
8 10 (14.08%) JIRA
8 10 (14.08%) WATIR
9 9 (12.68%) Visual Studio
10 8 (11.27%) TeamCity
10 8 (11.27%) Moq
11 6 (8.45%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (8.45%) FitNesse
12 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (7.04%) Subversion
13 4 (5.63%) MSBuild
14 3 (4.23%) HP UFT
General
1 35 (49.30%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Front Office
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Developer
2 13 (18.31%) Architect
2 13 (18.31%) Tester
3 9 (12.68%) Lead Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Lead Architect
6 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Software Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.04%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.63%) Lead Software Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Test Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) AWS Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (54.93%) .NET
2 28 (39.44%) ASP.NET
3 25 (35.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (25.35%) .NET Framework
5 14 (19.72%) Gherkin
6 13 (18.31%) RESTful
7 11 (15.49%) WPF
8 10 (14.08%) HTML
9 9 (12.68%) CSS
9 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (11.27%) AngularJS
10 8 (11.27%) Web Services
10 8 (11.27%) NHibernate
11 7 (9.86%) jQuery
12 6 (8.45%) Entity Framework
13 5 (7.04%) HTML5
13 5 (7.04%) WCF
13 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (5.63%) JSON
14 4 (5.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (4.23%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.23%) Equities
2 3 (4.23%) Derivative
3 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.82%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.41%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.41%) Android
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (80.28%) BDD
2 56 (78.87%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (60.56%) TDD
4 28 (39.44%) MVC
5 24 (33.80%) Test Automation
6 21 (29.58%) Scrum
7 19 (26.76%) Automated Testing
8 15 (21.13%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (19.72%) Open Source
10 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
10 13 (18.31%) Mentoring
10 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering
11 12 (16.90%) OO
12 11 (15.49%) DevOps
13 10 (14.08%) Load Testing
13 10 (14.08%) Security Testing
14 8 (11.27%) SDLC
15 7 (9.86%) Unit Testing
16 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
16 6 (8.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (83.10%) C#
2 15 (21.13%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.90%) Java
4 7 (9.86%) SQL
5 5 (7.04%) Ruby
6 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.63%) Python
7 3 (4.23%) Groovy
8 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.41%) XAML
9 1 (1.41%) VB
9 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.99%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
1 9 (12.68%) Bloomberg
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) IBM
3 2 (2.82%) Twitter
4 1 (1.41%) HP