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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 427 450 484
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +34
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 153 101 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.32% 1.86% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 63 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £547 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £382
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
6594 5417 5299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.30% 11.57% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4623 3532 3333
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 131 217
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.07 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% -3.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.10 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.25 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +35 85 £400 - 10
East of England +9 22 £363 +31.81% 3
South East -30 20 £355 -10.12%
South West - 10 £350 - 3
Yorkshire -6 6 £275 - 3
North West -10 2 £375 - 3
East Midlands - - - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 229 (76.85%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (73.83%) BDD
3 215 (72.15%) C#
4 192 (64.43%) .NET
5 158 (53.02%) TDD
6 141 (47.32%) Scrum
7 126 (42.28%) Selenium
8 102 (34.23%) MVC
9 100 (33.56%) NUnit
10 89 (29.87%) SQL
11 88 (29.53%) .NET Framework
12 86 (28.86%) Microsoft
13 85 (28.52%) ASP.NET
14 84 (28.19%) SQL Server
15 82 (27.52%) JavaScript
16 78 (26.17%) ASP.NET MVC
17 71 (23.83%) QA
18 67 (22.48%) Cucumber
19 64 (21.48%) HTML
19 64 (21.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 62 (20.81%) Visual Studio
21 59 (19.80%) REST
22 57 (19.13%) Test Automation
23 56 (18.79%) Team Foundation Server
24 54 (18.12%) CSS
24 54 (18.12%) Web Services
25 51 (17.11%) Java
25 51 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
26 47 (15.77%) WebDriver
27 44 (14.77%) jQuery

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (8.05%) CMS
2 17 (5.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (3.02%) IIS
4 6 (2.01%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (1.01%) Confluence
6 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.01%) Node.js
6 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) Drupal
8 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.34%) Moodle
Applications
1 22 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Endur
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.01%) PaaS
3 2 (0.67%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.69%) HTTP
2 6 (2.01%) HTTPS
2 6 (2.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (28.19%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (3.69%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.35%) MySQL
7 7 (2.35%) Couchbase
8 6 (2.01%) SSDT
8 6 (2.01%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.34%) MarkLogic
10 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.01%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.67%) QlikView
12 2 (0.67%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 126 (42.28%) Selenium
2 100 (33.56%) NUnit
3 67 (22.48%) Cucumber
4 62 (20.81%) Visual Studio
5 56 (18.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (15.77%) WebDriver
7 35 (11.74%) Rhino Mocks
8 27 (9.06%) Moq
9 25 (8.39%) MSTest
10 20 (6.71%) Jenkins
11 18 (6.04%) MSBuild
11 18 (6.04%) TeamCity
12 16 (5.37%) JIRA
12 16 (5.37%) SoapUI
13 14 (4.70%) StyleCop
13 14 (4.70%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (4.70%) Git (software)
13 14 (4.70%) FitNesse
14 13 (4.36%) ReSharper
14 13 (4.36%) WATIR
General
1 43 (14.43%) Finance
2 7 (2.35%) Retail
3 6 (2.01%) Marketing
4 5 (1.68%) Banking
4 5 (1.68%) Front Office
5 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.01%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Games
6 1 (0.34%) Military
6 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
6 1 (0.34%) Law
6 1 (0.34%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 135 (45.30%) Developer
2 65 (21.81%) Analyst
3 60 (20.13%) .NET Developer
4 55 (18.46%) Test Analyst
5 48 (16.11%) C# Developer
6 46 (15.44%) Tester
7 35 (11.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 29 (9.73%) Automation Tester
9 23 (7.72%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.03%) Lead Developer
11 13 (4.36%) Agile Test Analyst
12 12 (4.03%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (4.03%) Architect
13 11 (3.69%) Consultant
13 11 (3.69%) Test Engineer
13 11 (3.69%) Test Consultant
13 11 (3.69%) Senior .NET Developer
13 11 (3.69%) QA Analyst
14 10 (3.36%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (64.43%) .NET
2 88 (29.53%) .NET Framework
3 85 (28.52%) ASP.NET
4 78 (26.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 64 (21.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 64 (21.48%) HTML
6 59 (19.80%) REST
7 54 (18.12%) CSS
7 54 (18.12%) Web Services
8 51 (17.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 44 (14.77%) jQuery
10 39 (13.09%) WCF
10 39 (13.09%) Gherkin
10 39 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 38 (12.75%) Castle Windsor
12 37 (12.42%) AngularJS
13 34 (11.41%) NHibernate
14 31 (10.40%) RESTful
15 26 (8.72%) HTML5
16 23 (7.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.08%) Open Source
2 20 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.38%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.68%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.68%) User Experience
7 7 (2.35%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.01%) iPhone
9 3 (1.01%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.01%) Clustering
10 2 (0.67%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.67%) Replication
11 1 (0.34%) Xbox
11 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.34%) Blog
11 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.04%) Windows
2 9 (3.02%) Android
2 9 (3.02%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.01%) Linux
4 3 (1.01%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (76.85%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (73.83%) BDD
3 158 (53.02%) TDD
4 141 (47.32%) Scrum
5 102 (34.23%) MVC
6 57 (19.13%) Test Automation
7 41 (13.76%) Automated Testing
8 40 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (13.09%) Domain-Driven Design
10 37 (12.42%) E-Commerce
11 34 (11.41%) Test Scripting
12 28 (9.40%) Software Testing
13 27 (9.06%) Automation Testing
14 25 (8.39%) Integration Testing
15 24 (8.05%) OO
16 23 (7.72%) Manual Testing
17 20 (6.71%) ATDD
18 19 (6.38%) Software Engineering
19 18 (6.04%) Project Management
19 18 (6.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 215 (72.15%) C#
2 89 (29.87%) SQL
3 82 (27.52%) JavaScript
4 51 (17.11%) Java
5 31 (10.40%) Ruby
6 23 (7.72%) T-SQL
7 13 (4.36%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.02%) PHP
9 5 (1.68%) C++
10 4 (1.34%) C
10 4 (1.34%) Python
11 2 (0.67%) VB
12 1 (0.34%) F#
12 1 (0.34%) Scala
12 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (10.07%) ISEB
2 19 (6.38%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (3.36%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.68%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.35%) Degree
7 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (23.83%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.67%) Puppet
2 2 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (0.67%) SCOM
3 1 (0.34%) WMI
3 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) logstash
Vendors
1 86 (28.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.70%) Sitecore
3 16 (5.37%) Oracle
4 7 (2.35%) ESRI
5 5 (1.68%) HP
5 5 (1.68%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.01%) SAP
7 2 (0.67%) Endeca
7 2 (0.67%) Splunk
7 2 (0.67%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.34%) RedDot
8 1 (0.34%) Telerik
8 1 (0.34%) CODA
8 1 (0.34%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.34%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.34%) New Relic
8 1 (0.34%) Trayport
8 1 (0.34%) Red Gate
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Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
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