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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 438 470 507
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +37
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 145 92 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.19% 1.60% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 83 49
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 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £317
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.18%
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
6615 5751 5924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.72% 11.95% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4460 3815 3321
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 221
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 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 1 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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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 +47 97 £425 +6.25% 29
South East -24 14 £375 -6.25% 8
East of England - 12 £400 - 1
South West - 11 £325 - 8
West Midlands - 8 £525 - 2
North West -14 1 £375 +70.45% 6
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 219 (81.72%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (79.10%) BDD
3 207 (77.24%) C#
4 192 (71.64%) .NET
5 161 (60.07%) TDD
6 122 (45.52%) Scrum
7 102 (38.06%) ASP.NET
8 100 (37.31%) MVC
9 93 (34.70%) Selenium
10 89 (33.21%) SQL Server
11 88 (32.84%) SQL
12 85 (31.72%) Microsoft
13 76 (28.36%) NUnit
13 76 (28.36%) .NET Framework
14 75 (27.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 72 (26.87%) QA
16 71 (26.49%) JavaScript
17 66 (24.63%) Visual Studio
18 63 (23.51%) Web Services
19 59 (22.01%) Team Foundation Server
20 55 (20.52%) REST
21 52 (19.40%) HTML
21 52 (19.40%) Java
22 49 (18.28%) Test Automation
23 48 (17.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
24 47 (17.54%) WCF
25 46 (17.16%) CSS
25 46 (17.16%) ASP.NET Web API
26 44 (16.42%) Cucumber
27 42 (15.67%) Finance

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 15 (5.60%) CMS
2 11 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.87%) IIS
5 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.49%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.49%) Node.js
6 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.37%) Drupal
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.37%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.48%) Office 365
3 4 (1.49%) PaaS
4 3 (1.12%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.48%) HTTP
2 4 (1.49%) Internet
3 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (33.21%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.73%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.99%) MarkLogic
5 8 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.87%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.12%) RavenDB
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.75%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 93 (34.70%) Selenium
2 76 (28.36%) NUnit
3 66 (24.63%) Visual Studio
4 59 (22.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (16.42%) Cucumber
6 36 (13.43%) WebDriver
7 28 (10.45%) Rhino Mocks
8 20 (7.46%) TeamCity
8 20 (7.46%) MSTest
8 20 (7.46%) Moq
9 17 (6.34%) Jenkins
9 17 (6.34%) JIRA
10 16 (5.97%) SoapUI
11 15 (5.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (5.22%) FitNesse
13 13 (4.85%) Git (software)
14 11 (4.10%) MSBuild
15 9 (3.36%) Jasmine
15 9 (3.36%) Appium
15 9 (3.36%) WATIR
General
1 42 (15.67%) Finance
2 7 (2.61%) Marketing
3 6 (2.24%) Retail
4 5 (1.87%) Banking
4 5 (1.87%) Front Office
5 3 (1.12%) Publishing
6 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.75%) Electronics
6 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Automotive
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 131 (48.88%) Developer
2 66 (24.63%) .NET Developer
3 54 (20.15%) Analyst
4 48 (17.91%) Test Analyst
5 46 (17.16%) C# Developer
6 32 (11.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 31 (11.57%) Tester
8 17 (6.34%) Automation Tester
9 16 (5.97%) Lead Developer
9 16 (5.97%) Test Engineer
10 14 (5.22%) QA Analyst
10 14 (5.22%) Agile Test Analyst
11 12 (4.48%) Architect
11 12 (4.48%) Agile .NET Developer
12 11 (4.10%) Lead .NET Developer
12 11 (4.10%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.36%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (71.64%) .NET
2 102 (38.06%) ASP.NET
3 76 (28.36%) .NET Framework
4 75 (27.99%) ASP.NET MVC
5 63 (23.51%) Web Services
6 55 (20.52%) REST
7 52 (19.40%) HTML
8 48 (17.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 47 (17.54%) WCF
10 46 (17.16%) CSS
10 46 (17.16%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (15.67%) jQuery
12 35 (13.06%) AngularJS
12 35 (13.06%) XML
13 30 (11.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 30 (11.19%) Gherkin
14 29 (10.82%) RESTful
15 28 (10.45%) SOAP
16 27 (10.07%) Castle Windsor
17 25 (9.33%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.96%) Open Source
3 12 (4.48%) Algorithms
4 11 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.36%) Inversion of Control
5 9 (3.36%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.61%) User Experience
7 6 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.12%) iPhone
10 2 (0.75%) DTV
10 2 (0.75%) Blog
10 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.37%) Xbox
11 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.37%) Derivative
11 1 (0.37%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.60%) Windows
2 10 (3.73%) Android
2 10 (3.73%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.49%) Linux
3 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.12%) UNIX
5 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (81.72%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (79.10%) BDD
3 161 (60.07%) TDD
4 122 (45.52%) Scrum
5 100 (37.31%) MVC
6 49 (18.28%) Test Automation
7 38 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (12.69%) Software Testing
8 34 (12.69%) Automated Testing
9 33 (12.31%) OO
9 33 (12.31%) User Stories
10 30 (11.19%) Automation Testing
11 28 (10.45%) Test Scripting
11 28 (10.45%) Domain-Driven Design
12 27 (10.07%) Integration Testing
13 22 (8.21%) Test Strategy
14 21 (7.84%) Software Engineering
15 17 (6.34%) DevOps
15 17 (6.34%) Kanban
16 15 (5.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (77.24%) C#
2 88 (32.84%) SQL
3 71 (26.49%) JavaScript
4 52 (19.40%) Java
5 29 (10.82%) Ruby
6 15 (5.60%) PowerShell
7 14 (5.22%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.87%) Python
9 4 (1.49%) VB
10 3 (1.12%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.12%) PHP
11 2 (0.75%) XQuery
11 2 (0.75%) C++
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.37%) F#
12 1 (0.37%) C
12 1 (0.37%) Perl
12 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (10.45%) ISEB
2 17 (6.34%) ISTQB
3 16 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.24%) Degree
6 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.37%) MCTS
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (26.87%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Docker
1 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.12%) Puppet
2 3 (1.12%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.37%) logstash
3 1 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.37%) WMI
3 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 85 (31.72%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.99%) Oracle
2 8 (2.99%) Sitecore
3 7 (2.61%) ESRI
4 3 (1.12%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.12%) HP
5 2 (0.75%) Serena
5 2 (0.75%) SAP
5 2 (0.75%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.75%) Endeca
5 2 (0.75%) Google
5 2 (0.75%) Twitter
6 1 (0.37%) Splunk
6 1 (0.37%) New Relic
6 1 (0.37%) Trayport
6 1 (0.37%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.37%) TIBCO
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 27 days ago