The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 423 437 515
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +78
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 152 107 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.23% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.37% 1.94% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 79 37
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £316 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6417 5516 5655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.00% 11.84% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 3526 3377
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 133 205
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
SpecFlow
UK

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +51 100 £400 +8.84% 34
South West +1 22 £325 - 1
South East -22 17 £328 -18.12% 6
East of England -16 10 £350 -6.66% 2
North West +1 1 £325 - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
SpecFlow
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 192 (80.00%) C#
2 186 (77.50%) BDD
3 162 (67.50%) .NET
4 133 (55.42%) TDD
5 123 (51.25%) Scrum
6 96 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 84 (35.00%) SQL
8 82 (34.17%) ASP.NET
9 78 (32.50%) Microsoft
9 78 (32.50%) Selenium
10 77 (32.08%) MVC
11 72 (30.00%) QA
12 65 (27.08%) Visual Studio
13 59 (24.58%) JavaScript
14 57 (23.75%) Web Services
14 57 (23.75%) Cucumber
15 56 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 52 (21.67%) .NET Framework
17 50 (20.83%) NUnit
17 50 (20.83%) jQuery
18 49 (20.42%) Team Foundation Server
18 49 (20.42%) Test Automation
19 48 (20.00%) WCF
20 44 (18.33%) HTML
20 44 (18.33%) REST
21 43 (17.92%) Java
22 38 (15.83%) Software Testing
22 38 (15.83%) Automation Testing
23 37 (15.42%) Finance

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 20 (8.33%) CMS
2 11 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.67%) Node.js
3 4 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.83%) IIS
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.42%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.42%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (12.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.42%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.17%) Office 365
3 3 (1.25%) SaaS
3 3 (1.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.42%) HTTP
2 3 (1.25%) Internet
3 2 (0.83%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.83%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.58%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.67%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.83%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.42%) MySQL
9 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 78 (32.50%) Selenium
2 65 (27.08%) Visual Studio
3 57 (23.75%) Cucumber
4 50 (20.83%) NUnit
5 49 (20.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (11.25%) WebDriver
7 20 (8.33%) TeamCity
8 19 (7.92%) MSTest
9 16 (6.67%) SoapUI
10 15 (6.25%) FitNesse
10 15 (6.25%) Moq
11 13 (5.42%) Rhino Mocks
12 12 (5.00%) JIRA
13 11 (4.58%) Jasmine
13 11 (4.58%) Jenkins
14 10 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (4.17%) ReSharper
15 9 (3.75%) Git (software)
15 9 (3.75%) JUnit
16 8 (3.33%) Hudson
General
1 37 (15.42%) Finance
2 6 (2.50%) Banking
2 6 (2.50%) Retail
3 5 (2.08%) Marketing
4 3 (1.25%) Advertising
4 3 (1.25%) Publishing
4 3 (1.25%) Front Office
5 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.83%) Electronics
5 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.42%) Games
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 115 (47.92%) Developer
2 62 (25.83%) .NET Developer
3 50 (20.83%) Analyst
4 48 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 48 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 33 (13.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 27 (11.25%) Tester
7 19 (7.92%) Test Engineer
8 13 (5.42%) Agile Test Analyst
9 11 (4.58%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.58%) Automation Tester
10 10 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (4.17%) Lead Developer
11 9 (3.75%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) BizTalk Developer
12 8 (3.33%) QA Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) QA Engineer
13 7 (2.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (67.50%) .NET
2 82 (34.17%) ASP.NET
3 57 (23.75%) Web Services
4 56 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 52 (21.67%) .NET Framework
6 50 (20.83%) jQuery
7 48 (20.00%) WCF
8 44 (18.33%) HTML
8 44 (18.33%) REST
9 36 (15.00%) Gherkin
10 35 (14.58%) XML
11 34 (14.17%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (13.33%) SOAP
13 30 (12.50%) CSS
14 28 (11.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 28 (11.67%) Castle Windsor
15 27 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 26 (10.83%) RESTful
16 26 (10.83%) AngularJS
17 24 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.33%) Open Source
2 11 (4.58%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.83%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (0.83%) DTV
5 2 (0.83%) Blog
5 2 (0.83%) iPhone
6 1 (0.42%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.42%) Online Games
6 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.42%) Derivative
6 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.42%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.33%) Windows
2 11 (4.58%) Android
2 11 (4.58%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.25%) Linux
5 2 (0.83%) UNIX
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (77.50%) BDD
2 133 (55.42%) TDD
3 123 (51.25%) Scrum
4 96 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (32.08%) MVC
6 49 (20.42%) Test Automation
7 38 (15.83%) Software Testing
7 38 (15.83%) Automation Testing
8 35 (14.58%) Automated Testing
9 34 (14.17%) OO
9 34 (14.17%) User Stories
10 31 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (12.50%) Unit Testing
12 29 (12.08%) Integration Testing
13 24 (10.00%) Test Strategy
13 24 (10.00%) Software Engineering
14 23 (9.58%) Test Scripting
15 21 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (8.75%) Kanban
16 18 (7.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 192 (80.00%) C#
2 84 (35.00%) SQL
3 59 (24.58%) JavaScript
4 43 (17.92%) Java
5 34 (14.17%) Ruby
6 18 (7.50%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.08%) PHP
9 4 (1.67%) Python
9 4 (1.67%) VB
10 3 (1.25%) C++
10 3 (1.25%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.83%) XQuery
12 1 (0.42%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.42%) Perl
12 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.42%) VBA
12 1 (0.42%) XAML
12 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (12.08%) ISEB
2 21 (8.75%) ISTQB
3 19 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.92%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (4.17%) Degree
6 3 (1.25%) MBA
7 1 (0.42%) MCTS
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.25%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.42%) WMI
3 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 78 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.75%) Oracle
3 7 (2.92%) ESRI
4 4 (1.67%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.25%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.83%) Twitter
6 2 (0.83%) Serena
6 2 (0.83%) HP
6 2 (0.83%) SAP
6 2 (0.83%) Google
6 2 (0.83%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.42%) Trayport
7 1 (0.42%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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London
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Rate: £350 per day
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Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 6 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per month + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 19 days ago
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Recruitment Genius
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago