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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 409 440 445
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +5
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 170 123 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.55% 2.01% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 79 72
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.10% -11.61%
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
6672 6127 5155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.41% 12.80% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4457 3970 3273
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 131 145
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £32.50 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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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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 +7 79 £500 +25.00% 42
South West +11 33 £398 +22.30% 3
Yorkshire - 24 £300 - 1
South East -18 14 £350 +1.81% 7
North West -7 11 £338 +3.84% 11
West Midlands +6 7 £300 -33.33% 1
East Midlands -8 2 £300 - 4
Midlands - 1 - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 246 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (74.04%) C#
3 195 (62.50%) BDD
4 179 (57.37%) Selenium
5 175 (56.09%) .NET
6 122 (39.10%) TDD
7 111 (35.58%) Scrum
8 108 (34.62%) QA
9 97 (31.09%) WebDriver
10 91 (29.17%) Cucumber
11 81 (25.96%) Finance
11 81 (25.96%) SQL Server
12 78 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 74 (23.72%) NUnit
14 68 (21.79%) ASP.NET
15 66 (21.15%) MVC
15 66 (21.15%) Test Automation
16 62 (19.87%) Gherkin
17 58 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
17 58 (18.59%) SQL
18 53 (16.99%) JavaScript
19 49 (15.71%) .NET Framework
20 45 (14.42%) HTML
21 44 (14.10%) E-Commerce
21 44 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
22 43 (13.78%) SDLC
22 43 (13.78%) Visual Studio
22 43 (13.78%) Automated Testing
23 40 (12.82%) TeamCity
24 39 (12.50%) Oracle

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 8 (2.56%) CMS
1 8 (2.56%) Umbraco
2 7 (2.24%) IIS
3 6 (1.92%) Node.js
4 4 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.96%) Confluence
6 2 (0.64%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.64%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.32%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 12 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.24%) MS Office
3 4 (1.28%) Mingle
4 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Endur
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.96%) SaaS
2 3 (0.96%) GitHub
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.09%) HTTP
2 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.64%) SMTP
3 1 (0.32%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (25.96%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.77%) Oracle Database
4 14 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.28%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.64%) HBase
10 2 (0.64%) Big Data
10 2 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.64%) DTS
10 2 (0.64%) MySQL
10 2 (0.64%) Impala
11 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 179 (57.37%) Selenium
2 97 (31.09%) WebDriver
3 91 (29.17%) Cucumber
4 74 (23.72%) NUnit
5 43 (13.78%) Visual Studio
6 40 (12.82%) TeamCity
7 33 (10.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (9.94%) JIRA
9 28 (8.97%) Git (software)
10 25 (8.01%) FitNesse
11 21 (6.73%) Jenkins
12 18 (5.77%) Subversion
13 15 (4.81%) Rhino Mocks
14 14 (4.49%) Moq
14 14 (4.49%) MSTest
15 11 (3.53%) Jasmine
16 10 (3.21%) Capybara
16 10 (3.21%) Karma Test Runner
16 10 (3.21%) WATIR
17 9 (2.88%) ReSharper
General
1 81 (25.96%) Finance
2 26 (8.33%) Banking
3 12 (3.85%) Retail
4 11 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.60%) Front Office
5 5 (1.60%) Back Office
6 2 (0.64%) Marketing
6 2 (0.64%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.32%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Military
7 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (35.26%) Developer
2 83 (26.60%) Analyst
3 67 (21.47%) Tester
4 58 (18.59%) Test Analyst
5 35 (11.22%) .NET Developer
6 31 (9.94%) QA Analyst
7 20 (6.41%) C# Developer
8 18 (5.77%) Agile Test Analyst
9 17 (5.45%) Software Tester
10 15 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (4.81%) Agile Tester
11 13 (4.17%) AWS Developer
11 13 (4.17%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.17%) Software Developer
11 13 (4.17%) Architect
12 12 (3.85%) Test Engineer
12 12 (3.85%) Automation Tester
13 10 (3.21%) Automation Analyst
13 10 (3.21%) Automation Test Analyst
14 9 (2.88%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (56.09%) .NET
2 68 (21.79%) ASP.NET
3 62 (19.87%) Gherkin
4 49 (15.71%) .NET Framework
5 45 (14.42%) HTML
6 44 (14.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (11.54%) Web Services
8 34 (10.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (9.62%) CSS
10 28 (8.97%) AngularJS
11 27 (8.65%) jQuery
12 26 (8.33%) Entity Framework
13 24 (7.69%) RESTful
14 20 (6.41%) JSON
15 17 (5.45%) WCF
16 16 (5.13%) WPF
16 16 (5.13%) NHibernate
17 14 (4.49%) HTML5
17 14 (4.49%) KnockoutJS
18 13 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.24%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.24%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (2.24%) Client/Server
2 7 (2.24%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.60%) Equities
4 5 (1.60%) Derivative
5 4 (1.28%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.28%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.28%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.64%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.64%) User Experience
6 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.64%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (0.64%) NHS
6 2 (0.64%) GIS
7 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.37%) Windows
2 8 (2.56%) Android
3 7 (2.24%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (78.85%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (62.50%) BDD
3 122 (39.10%) TDD
4 111 (35.58%) Scrum
5 66 (21.15%) Test Automation
5 66 (21.15%) MVC
6 58 (18.59%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (14.10%) E-Commerce
8 43 (13.78%) Automated Testing
8 43 (13.78%) SDLC
9 36 (11.54%) Automation Testing
10 35 (11.22%) Manual Testing
11 26 (8.33%) Software Engineering
12 24 (7.69%) OO
12 24 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (7.37%) Open Source
14 21 (6.73%) Test Scripting
14 21 (6.73%) Software Testing
15 20 (6.41%) Unit Testing
16 19 (6.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 231 (74.04%) C#
2 58 (18.59%) SQL
3 53 (16.99%) JavaScript
4 31 (9.94%) Java
5 25 (8.01%) Ruby
6 15 (4.81%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.49%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.88%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.24%) VB
10 5 (1.60%) Scala
11 4 (1.28%) C
11 4 (1.28%) C++
11 4 (1.28%) Python
12 3 (0.96%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.96%) PHP
13 2 (0.64%) VBA
13 2 (0.64%) VB6
13 2 (0.64%) F#
13 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.32%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (8.65%) ISTQB
2 23 (7.37%) Degree
3 14 (4.49%) ISEB
4 12 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.32%) MCP
8 1 (0.32%) MCAD
8 1 (0.32%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (34.62%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.64%) HDFS
2 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.50%) Oracle
3 11 (3.53%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.92%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.60%) IBM
6 4 (1.28%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.28%) Bloomberg
7 3 (0.96%) SAP
7 3 (0.96%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.64%) Telerik
8 2 (0.64%) Perforce
8 2 (0.64%) HP
8 2 (0.64%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.64%) Actian
9 1 (0.32%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.32%) Informatica
9 1 (0.32%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.32%) ESRI
9 1 (0.32%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.32%) ION Trading
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Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Computer People
Rate: Negotiable Depandant on Skills
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £320 - £340 per day + Good depandant on skills
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + immediate start
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £387.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Capita - ITPS
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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First Point
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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Rate: competitive
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