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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 410 408 455
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +47
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 147 131 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.38% 2.49% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 79 49
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -1.51%
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
6182 5253 4959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.56% 11.78% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3390 3141
Average daily rate £400 £386 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 205
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +15 81 £400 +6.66% 37
East of England +32 34 £363 +31.81% 5
South East -27 17 £350 -9.67% 2
Yorkshire +1 10 £303 - 2
East Midlands +15 1 - -
North West -2 1 - - 11
South West - 1 £325 -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 219 (75.52%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (74.14%) BDD
3 209 (72.07%) C#
4 191 (65.86%) .NET
5 146 (50.34%) TDD
5 146 (50.34%) Selenium
6 122 (42.07%) Scrum
7 95 (32.76%) NUnit
8 91 (31.38%) .NET Framework
9 90 (31.03%) MVC
9 90 (31.03%) Microsoft
10 89 (30.69%) SQL
11 78 (26.90%) JavaScript
11 78 (26.90%) SQL Server
12 77 (26.55%) ASP.NET
13 72 (24.83%) QA
14 68 (23.45%) Cucumber
15 67 (23.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 66 (22.76%) HTML
17 63 (21.72%) Visual Studio
18 57 (19.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 56 (19.31%) WebDriver
20 54 (18.62%) REST
21 51 (17.59%) CSS
22 50 (17.24%) Test Automation
22 50 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
23 49 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
24 48 (16.55%) Web Services
25 44 (15.17%) Finance
25 44 (15.17%) E-Commerce

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 19 (6.55%) CMS
2 14 (4.83%) Sitecore CMS
3 10 (3.45%) IIS
4 6 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.07%) Umbraco
4 6 (2.07%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.38%) Confluence
6 3 (1.03%) Node.js
6 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) Moodle
8 1 (0.34%) Drupal
8 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 20 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.03%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.38%) GitHub
3 3 (1.03%) PaaS
4 2 (0.69%) Office 365
4 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.17%) HTTP
2 8 (2.76%) HTTPS
3 7 (2.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (26.90%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.48%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.76%) Couchbase
8 7 (2.41%) MySQL
9 6 (2.07%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.07%) SSDT
10 5 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.38%) MarkLogic
11 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.69%) RavenDB
13 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.69%) QlikView
13 2 (0.69%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 146 (50.34%) Selenium
2 95 (32.76%) NUnit
3 68 (23.45%) Cucumber
4 63 (21.72%) Visual Studio
5 56 (19.31%) WebDriver
6 49 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (10.69%) Rhino Mocks
8 26 (8.97%) MSTest
9 23 (7.93%) TeamCity
9 23 (7.93%) Moq
10 22 (7.59%) Jenkins
11 17 (5.86%) Git (software)
11 17 (5.86%) MSBuild
12 15 (5.17%) JIRA
12 15 (5.17%) StyleCop
13 14 (4.83%) ReSharper
14 13 (4.48%) FitNesse
15 12 (4.14%) NCover
15 12 (4.14%) NDepend
15 12 (4.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (15.17%) Finance
2 9 (3.10%) Retail
3 7 (2.41%) Banking
4 5 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.72%) Marketing
5 3 (1.03%) Front Office
5 3 (1.03%) Legal
6 2 (0.69%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Military
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 123 (42.41%) Developer
2 70 (24.14%) Analyst
3 60 (20.69%) Test Analyst
4 52 (17.93%) Tester
5 48 (16.55%) .NET Developer
6 38 (13.10%) C# Developer
7 28 (9.66%) Automation Tester
8 25 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (8.28%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.48%) Agile Test Analyst
11 12 (4.14%) Architect
11 12 (4.14%) Consultant
11 12 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (4.14%) Senior Test Analyst
11 12 (4.14%) Test Consultant
12 11 (3.79%) Lead Developer
12 11 (3.79%) QA Analyst
13 10 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
13 10 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
13 10 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (65.86%) .NET
2 91 (31.38%) .NET Framework
3 77 (26.55%) ASP.NET
4 67 (23.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 66 (22.76%) HTML
6 57 (19.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 54 (18.62%) REST
8 51 (17.59%) CSS
9 50 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 48 (16.55%) Web Services
11 41 (14.14%) jQuery
12 37 (12.76%) Gherkin
13 36 (12.41%) Castle Windsor
14 33 (11.38%) WCF
14 33 (11.38%) NHibernate
15 32 (11.03%) AngularJS
16 31 (10.69%) RESTful
17 30 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 22 (7.59%) HTML5
19 21 (7.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.10%) Open Source
2 20 (6.90%) Inversion of Control
3 16 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.07%) Digital Media
5 6 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.07%) User Experience
6 5 (1.72%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.03%) Clustering
8 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.69%) Replication
9 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.34%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.34%) NHS
9 1 (0.34%) iPhone
9 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.83%) Windows
2 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.38%) Android
3 1 (0.34%) UNIX
3 1 (0.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (75.52%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (74.14%) BDD
3 146 (50.34%) TDD
4 122 (42.07%) Scrum
5 90 (31.03%) MVC
6 50 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 44 (15.17%) E-Commerce
8 43 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (14.83%) Automated Testing
9 35 (12.07%) Domain-Driven Design
10 30 (10.34%) Test Scripting
11 27 (9.31%) Software Testing
12 25 (8.62%) Automation Testing
13 24 (8.28%) OO
14 22 (7.59%) ATDD
14 22 (7.59%) Manual Testing
15 16 (5.52%) Integration Testing
16 15 (5.17%) Performance Testing
16 15 (5.17%) Project Management
17 14 (4.83%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 209 (72.07%) C#
2 89 (30.69%) SQL
3 78 (26.90%) JavaScript
4 43 (14.83%) Java
5 30 (10.34%) Ruby
6 22 (7.59%) T-SQL
7 13 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.45%) PHP
9 7 (2.41%) C++
10 6 (2.07%) C
11 3 (1.03%) Python
11 3 (1.03%) Scala
12 2 (0.69%) VB
13 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) F#
13 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (9.31%) ISEB
2 16 (5.52%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.07%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.72%) Degree
6 4 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (24.83%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) SCOM
1 3 (1.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (0.69%) Puppet
2 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) logstash
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 90 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.86%) Sitecore
3 15 (5.17%) Oracle
4 4 (1.38%) HP
5 3 (1.03%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.03%) Splunk
6 2 (0.69%) Red Gate
6 2 (0.69%) Endeca
6 2 (0.69%) SAP
6 2 (0.69%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.69%) ESRI
7 1 (0.34%) RedDot
7 1 (0.34%) CODA
7 1 (0.34%) IBM
7 1 (0.34%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.34%) Telerik
7 1 (0.34%) New Relic
7 1 (0.34%) SOASTA, Inc
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Rate: £500 per annum + per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £425 - 450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North West London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago