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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 452 480 484
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +4
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 138 83 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.03% 1.47% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 75 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +27.59%
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
6795 5664 5681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.75% 11.82% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 3776 3253
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 £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 123 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 October 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 October 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
London +25 85 £413 -2.94% 30
South East -28 14 £375 -6.25% 6
West Midlands - 13 £494 - 1
East of England -4 12 £413 - 2
South West - 11 £325 - 5
North West -10 1 £375 +70.45% 10
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 232 (82.27%) BDD
2 225 (79.79%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (75.53%) C#
4 190 (67.38%) .NET
5 178 (63.12%) TDD
6 136 (48.23%) Scrum
7 113 (40.07%) MVC
8 105 (37.23%) ASP.NET
9 103 (36.52%) Selenium
10 96 (34.04%) Microsoft
11 90 (31.91%) NUnit
12 86 (30.50%) SQL Server
12 86 (30.50%) SQL
13 85 (30.14%) .NET Framework
14 82 (29.08%) JavaScript
15 80 (28.37%) ASP.NET MVC
16 71 (25.18%) Visual Studio
17 68 (24.11%) QA
18 67 (23.76%) Web Services
19 63 (22.34%) Team Foundation Server
20 60 (21.28%) HTML
20 60 (21.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 58 (20.57%) REST
22 53 (18.79%) CSS
23 51 (18.09%) Java
23 51 (18.09%) Test Automation
23 51 (18.09%) jQuery
23 51 (18.09%) ASP.NET Web API
24 47 (16.67%) WCF
25 45 (15.96%) Cucumber

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 19 (6.74%) CMS
2 12 (4.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.77%) IIS
5 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.42%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.42%) Node.js
6 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.35%) Confluence
8 1 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 33 (11.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Endur
3 1 (0.35%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.77%) Office 365
3 3 (1.06%) SaaS
3 3 (1.06%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.90%) HTTP
2 3 (1.06%) Internet
3 2 (0.71%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (30.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.61%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.84%) MarkLogic
5 8 (2.84%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.48%) MySQL
7 6 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.77%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.06%) RavenDB
10 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.71%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 103 (36.52%) Selenium
2 90 (31.91%) NUnit
3 71 (25.18%) Visual Studio
4 63 (22.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (15.96%) Cucumber
6 33 (11.70%) Rhino Mocks
7 32 (11.35%) WebDriver
8 25 (8.87%) Moq
8 25 (8.87%) MSTest
9 17 (6.03%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (6.03%) MSBuild
9 17 (6.03%) Jenkins
10 16 (5.67%) TeamCity
10 16 (5.67%) JIRA
11 14 (4.96%) FitNesse
12 13 (4.61%) ReSharper
12 13 (4.61%) StyleCop
13 12 (4.26%) NCover
13 12 (4.26%) NDepend
13 12 (4.26%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (14.54%) Finance
2 7 (2.48%) Marketing
3 6 (2.13%) Retail
4 5 (1.77%) Front Office
5 3 (1.06%) Publishing
5 3 (1.06%) Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.71%) Games
6 2 (0.71%) Electronics
6 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (49.29%) Developer
2 69 (24.47%) .NET Developer
3 54 (19.15%) Analyst
4 48 (17.02%) Test Analyst
5 47 (16.67%) C# Developer
6 36 (12.77%) Tester
7 34 (12.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (8.51%) Automation Tester
9 16 (5.67%) Lead Developer
10 15 (5.32%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.32%) Agile Test Analyst
11 13 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (4.61%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (4.61%) Architect
12 11 (3.90%) Test Engineer
12 11 (3.90%) Agile .NET Developer
12 11 (3.90%) Lead .NET Developer
12 11 (3.90%) Test Leader
13 10 (3.55%) ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (67.38%) .NET
2 105 (37.23%) ASP.NET
3 85 (30.14%) .NET Framework
4 80 (28.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 67 (23.76%) Web Services
6 60 (21.28%) HTML
6 60 (21.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 58 (20.57%) REST
8 53 (18.79%) CSS
9 51 (18.09%) jQuery
9 51 (18.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 47 (16.67%) WCF
11 38 (13.48%) AngularJS
12 37 (13.12%) Gherkin
13 35 (12.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 33 (11.70%) Castle Windsor
14 33 (11.70%) XML
15 31 (10.99%) NHibernate
15 31 (10.99%) RESTful
16 25 (8.87%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.70%) Open Source
2 26 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.67%) Inversion of Control
4 11 (3.90%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.19%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.19%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.48%) User Experience
7 5 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.06%) iPhone
9 2 (0.71%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.71%) Blog
9 2 (0.71%) DTV
10 1 (0.35%) Derivative
10 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.35%) Online Games
10 1 (0.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.32%) Windows
2 10 (3.55%) Android
2 10 (3.55%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.42%) Linux
4 3 (1.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (82.27%) BDD
2 225 (79.79%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (63.12%) TDD
4 136 (48.23%) Scrum
5 113 (40.07%) MVC
6 51 (18.09%) Test Automation
7 42 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (13.12%) Domain-Driven Design
8 37 (13.12%) Automated Testing
9 36 (12.77%) Software Testing
10 33 (11.70%) OO
10 33 (11.70%) Test Scripting
11 31 (10.99%) User Stories
12 29 (10.28%) Automation Testing
13 26 (9.22%) Integration Testing
14 21 (7.45%) Software Engineering
15 20 (7.09%) Test Strategy
16 19 (6.74%) Project Management
17 18 (6.38%) E-Commerce
17 18 (6.38%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 213 (75.53%) C#
2 86 (30.50%) SQL
3 82 (29.08%) JavaScript
4 51 (18.09%) Java
5 27 (9.57%) Ruby
6 20 (7.09%) PowerShell
7 15 (5.32%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.55%) PHP
9 5 (1.77%) Python
10 4 (1.42%) VB
11 3 (1.06%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.71%) C++
12 2 (0.71%) XQuery
13 1 (0.35%) Perl
13 1 (0.35%) F#
13 1 (0.35%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.35%) C
13 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (12.41%) ISEB
2 22 (7.80%) ISTQB
3 20 (7.09%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.74%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.77%) Degree
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.35%) MCTS
7 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (24.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 2 (0.71%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.35%) logstash
3 1 (0.35%) WMI
3 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 96 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.26%) Sitecore
3 8 (2.84%) Oracle
4 5 (1.77%) ESRI
5 3 (1.06%) HP
5 3 (1.06%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.71%) Serena
6 2 (0.71%) SAP
6 2 (0.71%) DevExpress
6 2 (0.71%) Endeca
6 2 (0.71%) Google
6 2 (0.71%) Twitter
7 1 (0.35%) New Relic
7 1 (0.35%) Trayport
7 1 (0.35%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.35%) Splunk
7 1 (0.35%) Telerik
7 1 (0.35%) CODA
7 1 (0.35%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.35%) OpenLink
Taunton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago