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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 134 119 135
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.35% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.38% 1.63% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
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£363 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £318
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
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
462 245 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.85% 10.21% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 118 186
Average daily rate £391 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.03% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £227 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 33
Average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.20 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £58.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.27% -3.33%

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 2 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 2 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
Hertfordshire -11 5 £550 +37.50% 2
Essex - 2 £338 - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 6
Suffolk - - - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 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 15 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
3 13 (86.67%) BDD
4 11 (73.33%) TDD
5 9 (60.00%) Selenium
6 7 (46.67%) QA
6 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
6 7 (46.67%) OO
7 6 (40.00%) Web Services
7 6 (40.00%) OOP
7 6 (40.00%) HTML
7 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (40.00%) WCF
7 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (33.33%) REST
8 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 5 (33.33%) Marketing
8 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (26.67%) SQL
9 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (26.67%) User Stories
9 4 (26.67%) Couchbase
9 4 (26.67%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Couchbase
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.67%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (13.33%) NUnit
5 1 (6.67%) WatiN
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Lead Developer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (40.00%) WCF
4 5 (33.33%) REST
5 4 (26.67%) jQuery
6 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 2 (13.33%) CSS3
7 2 (13.33%) Autofac
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (13.33%) LINQ
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) BDD
2 11 (73.33%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
3 7 (46.67%) OO
4 6 (40.00%) OOP
4 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (26.67%) User Stories
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
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