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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 485 383 531
Rank change year-on-year
-102 +148
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 105 120 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.28% 0.083%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.65% 2.42% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 70 31
Average daily rate £350 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £379 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.19% +26.25%
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
6350 4965 5463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.37% 11.52% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4136 3199 3248
Average daily rate £375 £399 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 132 194
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 £31.10 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -26 63 £375 -16.75% 27
South East -30 23 £328 -18.12% 2
North West - 7 £350 - 4
South West -18 4 £308 -
East of England -27 4 £300 -5.13% 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
SpecFlow
UK

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 178 (80.18%) C#
2 161 (72.52%) BDD
3 154 (69.37%) .NET
4 119 (53.60%) TDD
5 99 (44.59%) Selenium
6 98 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (44.14%) Scrum
7 80 (36.04%) SQL
8 77 (34.68%) SQL Server
9 76 (34.23%) Visual Studio
10 73 (32.88%) ASP.NET
10 73 (32.88%) QA
11 70 (31.53%) Cucumber
12 67 (30.18%) JavaScript
13 65 (29.28%) Test Automation
14 63 (28.38%) jQuery
15 62 (27.93%) MVC
16 59 (26.58%) Microsoft
17 57 (25.68%) ASP.NET MVC
18 55 (24.77%) HTML
19 46 (20.72%) Web Services
19 46 (20.72%) WCF
20 45 (20.27%) NUnit
21 44 (19.82%) .NET Framework
22 40 (18.02%) Team Foundation Server
23 39 (17.57%) Finance
24 37 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
25 34 (15.32%) XML
26 33 (14.86%) Automation Testing
27 32 (14.41%) OO

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (5.41%) CMS
2 9 (4.05%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.35%) IIS
3 3 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.90%) Node.js
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.15%) Office 365
3 6 (2.70%) SaaS
4 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.95%) Internet
1 11 (4.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (34.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.80%) RavenDB
5 4 (1.80%) MySQL
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.35%) MarkLogic
7 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 99 (44.59%) Selenium
2 76 (34.23%) Visual Studio
3 70 (31.53%) Cucumber
4 45 (20.27%) NUnit
5 40 (18.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (13.06%) TeamCity
7 26 (11.71%) WebDriver
8 20 (9.01%) Subversion
9 19 (8.56%) MSTest
10 18 (8.11%) Moq
10 18 (8.11%) FitNesse
10 18 (8.11%) ReSharper
11 15 (6.76%) Jenkins
12 14 (6.31%) WATIR
13 13 (5.86%) QUnit
14 12 (5.41%) Hudson
14 12 (5.41%) JUnit
14 12 (5.41%) Git (software)
14 12 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (4.50%) JIRA
General
1 39 (17.57%) Finance
2 11 (4.95%) Publishing
2 11 (4.95%) Banking
3 8 (3.60%) Retail
4 4 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.35%) Advertising
5 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.35%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.35%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Front Office
6 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (42.34%) Developer
2 46 (20.72%) .NET Developer
3 44 (19.82%) Tester
3 44 (19.82%) Analyst
4 40 (18.02%) Test Analyst
5 37 (16.67%) C# Developer
6 25 (11.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (9.91%) Test Engineer
8 21 (9.46%) Automation Tester
9 18 (8.11%) QA Tester
10 14 (6.31%) QA Engineer
11 13 (5.86%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
13 10 (4.50%) Senior Tester
13 10 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (4.50%) Automation Analyst
14 8 (3.60%) Automation Test Analyst
14 8 (3.60%) Senior Developer
15 7 (3.15%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (69.37%) .NET
2 73 (32.88%) ASP.NET
3 63 (28.38%) jQuery
4 57 (25.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 55 (24.77%) HTML
6 46 (20.72%) Web Services
6 46 (20.72%) WCF
7 44 (19.82%) .NET Framework
8 34 (15.32%) XML
9 31 (13.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 30 (13.51%) NHibernate
10 30 (13.51%) WPF
11 29 (13.06%) SOAP
12 27 (12.16%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (11.71%) RESTful
14 25 (11.26%) CSS
15 24 (10.81%) REST
16 23 (10.36%) Castle Windsor
16 23 (10.36%) Gherkin
17 19 (8.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.81%) Open Source
2 8 (3.60%) W3C
3 5 (2.25%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (1.80%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.80%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.90%) TRADACOMS
6 2 (0.90%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.45%) Machine Learning
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.01%) Windows
2 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.90%) Android
5 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (72.52%) BDD
2 119 (53.60%) TDD
3 98 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (44.14%) Scrum
4 65 (29.28%) Test Automation
5 62 (27.93%) MVC
6 37 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (14.86%) Automation Testing
8 32 (14.41%) OO
8 32 (14.41%) Software Testing
9 27 (12.16%) Kanban
9 27 (12.16%) Unit Testing
9 27 (12.16%) Automated Testing
10 23 (10.36%) Integration Testing
10 23 (10.36%) E-Commerce
11 21 (9.46%) User Stories
12 20 (9.01%) Software Engineering
13 18 (8.11%) MVVM
13 18 (8.11%) Manual Testing
13 18 (8.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 178 (80.18%) C#
2 80 (36.04%) SQL
3 67 (30.18%) JavaScript
4 32 (14.41%) Ruby
5 25 (11.26%) Java
5 25 (11.26%) T-SQL
6 16 (7.21%) C++
7 7 (3.15%) Python
8 6 (2.70%) F#
9 5 (2.25%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.35%) VB
10 3 (1.35%) PHP
11 1 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (11.71%) ISEB
2 11 (4.95%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.60%) Degree
4 3 (1.35%) MBA
4 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (32.88%) QA
2 8 (3.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 59 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.15%) Oracle
3 3 (1.35%) Twitter
4 2 (0.90%) Typemock
4 2 (0.90%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.90%) ESRI
5 1 (0.45%) Nokia
5 1 (0.45%) Siemens
5 1 (0.45%) Telerik
5 1 (0.45%) Cerillion
5 1 (0.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 4 days ago