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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 437 448 439
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 159 146 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.26% 2.29% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 92 83
Average daily rate £416 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+128.33% -
SpecFlow
UK

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
7025 6383 5445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.89% 13.56% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4728 4345 3525
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 114 121
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.69 £47.50 £47.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 11 February 2016.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in England

SpecFlow
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SpecFlow Hourly Rate Trend 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +32 94 £425 +6.25% 39
South East +19 19 £388 +10.71% 2
North West 0 18 £369 - 6
South West +18 14 £380 +16.92% 1
Yorkshire -32 8 £473 +60.85% 4
East of England -30 4 - - 3
West Midlands -13 1 - -
East Midlands -14 1 £335 - 2
SpecFlow
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 316 (79.40%) C#
2 287 (72.11%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (63.57%) .NET
3 253 (63.57%) BDD
4 185 (46.48%) Selenium
5 164 (41.21%) Scrum
6 149 (37.44%) SQL
7 147 (36.93%) TDD
8 137 (34.42%) Microsoft
9 133 (33.42%) JavaScript
10 127 (31.91%) ASP.NET
11 120 (30.15%) MVC
12 115 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 111 (27.89%) SQL Server
14 109 (27.39%) Cucumber
15 99 (24.87%) Test Automation
16 98 (24.62%) AngularJS
17 96 (24.12%) QA
18 93 (23.37%) Automated Testing
19 89 (22.36%) ASP.NET MVC
20 83 (20.85%) ASP.NET Web API
21 77 (19.35%) Gherkin
21 77 (19.35%) .NET Framework
22 67 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
22 67 (16.83%) WebDriver
22 67 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
23 66 (16.58%) Unit Testing
24 65 (16.33%) Git (software)
25 60 (15.08%) Finance
25 60 (15.08%) Visual Studio

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 33 (8.29%) IIS
2 17 (4.27%) CMS
3 14 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (2.01%) Node.js
5 7 (1.76%) Confluence
6 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (0.50%) Apache
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 32 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (3.77%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.26%) Endur
4 3 (0.75%) Sonata
4 3 (0.75%) Tercero
5 2 (0.50%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.53%) GitHub
3 10 (2.51%) IaaS
3 10 (2.51%) PaaS
4 6 (1.51%) SaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.02%) Internet
2 4 (1.01%) DSL
3 1 (0.25%) DNS
3 1 (0.25%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (27.89%) SQL Server
2 42 (10.55%) MongoDB
3 37 (9.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 36 (9.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (6.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (4.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (3.02%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.51%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.26%) InterSystems Cache
12 5 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.50%) Big Data
15 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.50%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 185 (46.48%) Selenium
2 115 (28.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 109 (27.39%) Cucumber
4 67 (16.83%) WebDriver
5 65 (16.33%) Git (software)
6 60 (15.08%) Visual Studio
7 52 (13.07%) NUnit
8 44 (11.06%) Jenkins
8 44 (11.06%) TeamCity
9 41 (10.30%) Subversion
10 33 (8.29%) FitNesse
11 24 (6.03%) JIRA
12 23 (5.78%) SoapUI
13 22 (5.53%) Moq
14 18 (4.52%) Jasmine
15 16 (4.02%) Rhino Mocks
16 14 (3.52%) Protractor
17 13 (3.27%) HP UFT
18 12 (3.02%) Eclipse
18 12 (3.02%) MSTest
General
1 60 (15.08%) Finance
2 22 (5.53%) Banking
3 10 (2.51%) Retail
4 7 (1.76%) Publishing
5 6 (1.51%) Back Office
5 6 (1.51%) Military
6 4 (1.01%) Law
6 4 (1.01%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.75%) Advertising
7 3 (0.75%) Front Office
7 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Games
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 179 (44.97%) Developer
2 93 (23.37%) Analyst
3 90 (22.61%) C# Developer
4 88 (22.11%) Test Analyst
5 74 (18.59%) .NET Developer
6 46 (11.56%) Tester
7 38 (9.55%) Automation Analyst
7 38 (9.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 37 (9.30%) Automation Test Analyst
9 32 (8.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 32 (8.04%) Automation Tester
9 32 (8.04%) Full Stack Developer
10 29 (7.29%) Software Engineer
11 28 (7.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 25 (6.28%) Agile Developer
12 25 (6.28%) JavaScript Developer
12 25 (6.28%) Senior Analyst
12 25 (6.28%) Senior Test Analyst
13 23 (5.78%) Agile Test Analyst
14 22 (5.53%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (63.57%) .NET
2 127 (31.91%) ASP.NET
3 98 (24.62%) AngularJS
4 89 (22.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 83 (20.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 77 (19.35%) .NET Framework
6 77 (19.35%) Gherkin
7 55 (13.82%) HTML
8 50 (12.56%) WCF
9 49 (12.31%) Entity Framework
10 48 (12.06%) CSS
11 46 (11.56%) Web Services
12 45 (11.31%) React
13 39 (9.80%) SignalR
14 37 (9.30%) HTML5
14 37 (9.30%) Reactive Extensions
15 27 (6.78%) RESTful
16 25 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 21 (5.28%) CSS3
18 19 (4.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.28%) Blog
3 20 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (4.52%) Client/Server
5 15 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
6 12 (3.02%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.76%) User Experience
8 6 (1.51%) Fintech
8 6 (1.51%) IVR
8 6 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.51%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.26%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.50%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.50%) New Media
10 2 (0.50%) Social Media
11 1 (0.25%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.25%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.25%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.25%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.30%) Windows
2 13 (3.27%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.01%) Android
3 8 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (1.76%) Windows CE
5 5 (1.26%) Unix
5 5 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (72.11%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (63.57%) BDD
3 164 (41.21%) Scrum
4 147 (36.93%) TDD
5 120 (30.15%) MVC
6 99 (24.87%) Test Automation
7 93 (23.37%) Automated Testing
8 67 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (16.58%) Unit Testing
10 55 (13.82%) Test Scripting
11 53 (13.32%) Software Engineering
12 49 (12.31%) Automation Testing
13 46 (11.56%) Manual Testing
13 46 (11.56%) OO
14 42 (10.55%) Kanban
14 42 (10.55%) Software Testing
15 37 (9.30%) Complex Event Processing
15 37 (9.30%) Functional Testing
16 31 (7.79%) E-Commerce
17 30 (7.54%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 316 (79.40%) C#
2 149 (37.44%) SQL
3 133 (33.42%) JavaScript
4 50 (12.56%) Java
5 35 (8.79%) Ruby
6 25 (6.28%) T-SQL
7 21 (5.28%) PowerShell
8 18 (4.52%) TypeScript
9 15 (3.77%) C++
9 15 (3.77%) Python
10 10 (2.51%) PHP
11 9 (2.26%) F#
12 8 (2.01%) VB
12 8 (2.01%) VBScript
13 6 (1.51%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.51%) Scala
14 5 (1.26%) VBA
14 5 (1.26%) XAML
15 3 (0.75%) C
15 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (13.07%) ISEB
2 39 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 38 (9.55%) ISTQB
4 37 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (4.52%) Degree
7 5 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.75%) CCEA
8 3 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.25%) MCSA
9 1 (0.25%) MCSE
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (24.12%) QA
2 13 (3.27%) WCAG
3 7 (1.76%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.25%) HDFS
2 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.01%) Puppet
2 4 (1.01%) Ansible
3 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.25%) Kibana
3 1 (0.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 137 (34.42%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.30%) Oracle
3 14 (3.52%) Sitecore
4 13 (3.27%) EPiServer
5 11 (2.76%) Informatica
6 9 (2.26%) Telerik
7 8 (2.01%) HP
8 6 (1.51%) Google
9 5 (1.26%) Capita
10 3 (0.75%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.75%) Avaloq
10 3 (0.75%) Citrix
10 3 (0.75%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.50%) OpenLink
11 2 (0.50%) Perforce
11 2 (0.50%) SimCorp
11 2 (0.50%) Splunk
12 1 (0.25%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.25%) SAP
12 1 (0.25%) Serena
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