The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 435 407 414
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +7
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 134 135 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.09% 2.42% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 79 74
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £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 - - -
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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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6419 5575 4645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.46% 11.98% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4286 3587 2999
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 106 154
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.29 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +5.00%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in England

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in England

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in England

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
London -4 66 £400 +6.66% 22
East of England +38 34 £363 +20.83% 4
Yorkshire - 19 £294 -
South East -40 12 £350 -8.19% 3
East Midlands -8 1 - -
North West -14 1 - - 10
South West - - - - 3
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 218 (75.96%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (71.78%) C#
3 202 (70.38%) BDD
4 181 (63.07%) .NET
5 144 (50.17%) Selenium
6 130 (45.30%) TDD
7 123 (42.86%) Scrum
8 93 (32.40%) Microsoft
9 87 (30.31%) NUnit
9 87 (30.31%) .NET Framework
10 83 (28.92%) SQL
11 81 (28.22%) JavaScript
12 77 (26.83%) SQL Server
13 76 (26.48%) MVC
14 72 (25.09%) Cucumber
15 70 (24.39%) QA
16 65 (22.65%) ASP.NET
17 61 (21.25%) HTML
18 55 (19.16%) WebDriver
18 55 (19.16%) ASP.NET MVC
19 53 (18.47%) Test Automation
20 52 (18.12%) Gherkin
20 52 (18.12%) Visual Studio
21 51 (17.77%) ASP.NET Web API
22 49 (17.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 49 (17.07%) Finance
23 47 (16.38%) CSS
24 42 (14.63%) Web Services
24 42 (14.63%) E-Commerce
25 40 (13.94%) Team Foundation Server

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.57%) CMS
2 11 (3.83%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (2.79%) IIS
4 6 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.74%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.74%) Node.js
6 4 (1.39%) Confluence
7 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.35%) Moodle
8 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.05%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.39%) GitHub
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.23%) HTTP
2 8 (2.79%) HTTPS
3 7 (2.44%) Internet
4 2 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.48%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.44%) MySQL
7 6 (2.09%) SSDT
8 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.74%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.39%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.05%) MarkLogic
10 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.70%) QlikView
11 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.35%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 144 (50.17%) Selenium
2 87 (30.31%) NUnit
3 72 (25.09%) Cucumber
4 55 (19.16%) WebDriver
5 52 (18.12%) Visual Studio
6 40 (13.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (9.06%) TeamCity
7 26 (9.06%) Rhino Mocks
8 23 (8.01%) MSTest
9 17 (5.92%) Git (software)
9 17 (5.92%) Moq
9 17 (5.92%) Jenkins
10 16 (5.57%) MSBuild
11 15 (5.23%) JIRA
12 14 (4.88%) StyleCop
13 13 (4.53%) ReSharper
14 11 (3.83%) NDepend
14 11 (3.83%) NCover
14 11 (3.83%) Fiddler
14 11 (3.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (17.07%) Finance
2 10 (3.48%) Retail
3 8 (2.79%) Banking
4 5 (1.74%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.39%) Front Office
6 3 (1.05%) Legal
7 2 (0.70%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.70%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.70%) Games
7 2 (0.70%) Military
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 112 (39.02%) Developer
2 75 (26.13%) Analyst
3 60 (20.91%) Test Analyst
4 59 (20.56%) Tester
5 44 (15.33%) .NET Developer
6 39 (13.59%) C# Developer
7 29 (10.10%) Senior Developer
8 27 (9.41%) Automation Tester
9 25 (8.71%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (6.27%) Software Tester
11 16 (5.57%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (5.23%) Senior Test Analyst
13 14 (4.88%) QA Analyst
13 14 (4.88%) Agile Tester
14 12 (4.18%) Automation Analyst
14 12 (4.18%) Agile Test Analyst
14 12 (4.18%) Senior .NET Developer
14 12 (4.18%) Test Consultant
14 12 (4.18%) Senior C# Developer
14 12 (4.18%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (63.07%) .NET
2 87 (30.31%) .NET Framework
3 65 (22.65%) ASP.NET
4 61 (21.25%) HTML
5 55 (19.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 52 (18.12%) Gherkin
7 51 (17.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 49 (17.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 47 (16.38%) CSS
10 42 (14.63%) Web Services
11 39 (13.59%) jQuery
11 39 (13.59%) REST
12 30 (10.45%) Castle Windsor
12 30 (10.45%) AngularJS
13 28 (9.76%) RESTful
14 27 (9.41%) NHibernate
15 23 (8.01%) WCF
15 23 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 19 (6.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (6.27%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.24%) Open Source
2 20 (6.97%) Inversion of Control
3 12 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.74%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.39%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.05%) Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.70%) Replication
10 1 (0.35%) User Experience
10 1 (0.35%) NHS
10 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.35%) Tandem
10 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.23%) Windows
2 3 (1.05%) Android
2 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.35%) Linux
3 1 (0.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (75.96%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (70.38%) BDD
3 130 (45.30%) TDD
4 123 (42.86%) Scrum
5 76 (26.48%) MVC
6 53 (18.47%) Test Automation
7 42 (14.63%) E-Commerce
8 39 (13.59%) Automated Testing
9 38 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (11.15%) Automation Testing
11 29 (10.10%) Domain-Driven Design
12 28 (9.76%) Manual Testing
13 27 (9.41%) Test Scripting
14 26 (9.06%) Software Testing
15 25 (8.71%) OO
16 22 (7.67%) ATDD
17 14 (4.88%) Integration Testing
17 14 (4.88%) CRM
18 13 (4.53%) Project Management
19 12 (4.18%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (71.78%) C#
2 83 (28.92%) SQL
3 81 (28.22%) JavaScript
4 37 (12.89%) Java
5 34 (11.85%) Ruby
6 20 (6.97%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.18%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.48%) PHP
9 7 (2.44%) C++
10 6 (2.09%) C
11 3 (1.05%) VB
11 3 (1.05%) F#
11 3 (1.05%) Scala
12 2 (0.70%) VBA
12 2 (0.70%) VB6
13 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.35%) XPath
13 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (9.06%) ISEB
2 19 (6.62%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.74%) Degree
6 4 (1.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.35%) MCTS
7 1 (0.35%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (24.39%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (1.05%) SCOM
2 2 (0.70%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 93 (32.40%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.97%) Oracle
3 14 (4.88%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.05%) Splunk
4 3 (1.05%) HP
5 2 (0.70%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.70%) SAP
5 2 (0.70%) Red Gate
5 2 (0.70%) ESRI
5 2 (0.70%) Endeca
5 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.35%) RedDot
6 1 (0.35%) Telerik
6 1 (0.35%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) CODA
6 1 (0.35%) TIBCO
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Uniting Ambition
Rate: £180 - 260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago