The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 136 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 11 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% - 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.58% - 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
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£400 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £400 £317
% change year-on-year
-14.37% +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 East of England region.

Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
426 241 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.87% 10.18% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 117 185
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 37
Average hourly rate £45.43 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.43 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 5 £369 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £550 - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 18 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (94.44%) .NET
3 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (72.22%) BDD
5 12 (66.67%) Selenium
6 11 (61.11%) TDD
7 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
8 9 (50.00%) HTML
8 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (50.00%) .NET Framework
9 7 (38.89%) QA
9 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
9 7 (38.89%) SQL
9 7 (38.89%) OO
10 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
10 6 (33.33%) CSS
10 6 (33.33%) Web Services
10 6 (33.33%) OOP
10 6 (33.33%) WCF
10 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
11 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (27.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (27.78%) Castle Windsor
11 5 (27.78%) REST
11 5 (27.78%) CSS3
11 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Couchbase
4 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.56%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 5 (27.78%) NUnit
3 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (5.56%) WatiN
5 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (27.78%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Lead Developer
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 9 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 9 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) WCF
4 6 (33.33%) CSS
4 6 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (27.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (27.78%) Castle Windsor
5 5 (27.78%) REST
5 5 (27.78%) CSS3
5 5 (27.78%) Autofac
6 4 (22.22%) LINQ to SQL
6 4 (22.22%) LINQ
6 4 (22.22%) jQuery
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) BDD
3 11 (61.11%) TDD
4 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
4 7 (38.89%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) OOP
5 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) MVC
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) User Stories
8 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft