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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 434 453 503
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +50
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 145 109 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.21% 1.89% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 94 45
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £318
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
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
6569 5757 5952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.05% 11.97% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4262 3771 3436
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 £280 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 123 208
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +40 101 £425 +6.25% 24
South East -21 16 £375 -6.25% 5
South West - 14 £325 - 6
East of England -21 9 £363 -9.37% 8
Yorkshire +5 1 - - 2
North West -6 1 £325 -1.51% 3
East Midlands - - - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 200 (79.68%) BDD
2 199 (79.28%) C#
3 172 (68.53%) .NET
4 144 (57.37%) TDD
5 128 (51.00%) Scrum
6 102 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (36.65%) MVC
8 91 (36.25%) ASP.NET
9 87 (34.66%) SQL Server
10 84 (33.47%) SQL
11 81 (32.27%) Selenium
12 75 (29.88%) Microsoft
13 71 (28.29%) QA
14 68 (27.09%) Visual Studio
15 65 (25.90%) ASP.NET MVC
16 62 (24.70%) JavaScript
16 62 (24.70%) .NET Framework
17 61 (24.30%) Web Services
18 55 (21.91%) REST
19 53 (21.12%) Cucumber
19 53 (21.12%) NUnit
20 52 (20.72%) WCF
20 52 (20.72%) Team Foundation Server
21 51 (20.32%) HTML
22 45 (17.93%) Java
22 45 (17.93%) jQuery
22 45 (17.93%) Test Automation
23 41 (16.33%) CSS
24 39 (15.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
25 37 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (9.16%) CMS
2 11 (4.38%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.79%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.59%) IIS
4 4 (1.59%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.59%) Node.js
5 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 34 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.40%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.78%) Office 365
3 6 (2.39%) PaaS
4 3 (1.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.58%) HTTP
2 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.80%) DNS
2 2 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (34.66%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.19%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.99%) MarkLogic
7 5 (1.99%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.20%) RavenDB
8 3 (1.20%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.40%) MySQL
10 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 81 (32.27%) Selenium
2 68 (27.09%) Visual Studio
3 53 (21.12%) NUnit
3 53 (21.12%) Cucumber
4 52 (20.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (13.94%) WebDriver
6 20 (7.97%) Rhino Mocks
7 19 (7.57%) MSTest
8 18 (7.17%) Moq
9 16 (6.37%) SoapUI
9 16 (6.37%) TeamCity
9 16 (6.37%) JIRA
10 13 (5.18%) FitNesse
11 12 (4.78%) Git (software)
11 12 (4.78%) Jenkins
12 11 (4.38%) Jasmine
13 9 (3.59%) WATIR
14 8 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (2.79%) ReSharper
15 7 (2.79%) Subversion
General
1 34 (13.55%) Finance
2 9 (3.59%) Retail
3 7 (2.79%) Banking
4 6 (2.39%) Marketing
5 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.20%) Advertising
5 3 (1.20%) Publishing
6 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.80%) Front Office
6 2 (0.80%) Electronics
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 124 (49.40%) Developer
2 66 (26.29%) .NET Developer
3 52 (20.72%) Analyst
4 49 (19.52%) Test Analyst
5 45 (17.93%) C# Developer
6 31 (12.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (10.76%) Tester
8 17 (6.77%) Test Engineer
8 17 (6.77%) Agile Test Analyst
9 15 (5.98%) Lead Developer
10 13 (5.18%) Automation Tester
11 11 (4.38%) Agile .NET Developer
11 11 (4.38%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.98%) QA Analyst
13 9 (3.59%) Lead .NET Developer
13 9 (3.59%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.59%) ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (3.19%) Senior Developer
14 8 (3.19%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (68.53%) .NET
2 91 (36.25%) ASP.NET
3 65 (25.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 62 (24.70%) .NET Framework
5 61 (24.30%) Web Services
6 55 (21.91%) REST
7 52 (20.72%) WCF
8 51 (20.32%) HTML
9 45 (17.93%) jQuery
10 41 (16.33%) CSS
11 39 (15.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 37 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (14.34%) Gherkin
14 35 (13.94%) XML
14 35 (13.94%) SOAP
15 31 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 30 (11.95%) AngularJS
16 30 (11.95%) RESTful
16 30 (11.95%) Castle Windsor
17 25 (9.96%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.76%) Open Source
2 13 (5.18%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.19%) Digital Media
4 6 (2.39%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.20%) iPhone
5 3 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.80%) Blog
6 2 (0.80%) DTV
7 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.40%) Derivative
7 1 (0.40%) Online Games
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.17%) Windows
2 12 (4.78%) Android
2 12 (4.78%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.20%) Linux
5 2 (0.80%) UNIX
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (79.68%) BDD
2 144 (57.37%) TDD
3 128 (51.00%) Scrum
4 102 (40.64%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (36.65%) MVC
6 45 (17.93%) Test Automation
7 36 (14.34%) Software Testing
7 36 (14.34%) Automation Testing
8 34 (13.55%) User Stories
8 34 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (13.55%) Automated Testing
9 30 (11.95%) OO
9 30 (11.95%) Integration Testing
10 26 (10.36%) Unit Testing
11 25 (9.96%) Test Scripting
11 25 (9.96%) Software Engineering
12 22 (8.76%) Test Strategy
13 20 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (7.57%) E-Commerce
15 17 (6.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 199 (79.28%) C#
2 84 (33.47%) SQL
3 62 (24.70%) JavaScript
4 45 (17.93%) Java
5 33 (13.15%) Ruby
6 21 (8.37%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.59%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.39%) Python
9 5 (1.99%) PHP
10 4 (1.59%) VB
11 3 (1.20%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.80%) C++
12 2 (0.80%) XQuery
13 1 (0.40%) XAML
13 1 (0.40%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.40%) Perl
13 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (11.95%) ISEB
2 20 (7.97%) ISTQB
3 19 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.57%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.59%) Degree
6 3 (1.20%) MBA
7 1 (0.40%) MCTS
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (28.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.20%) Puppet
2 2 (0.80%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) logstash
3 1 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 75 (29.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.59%) Oracle
3 7 (2.79%) ESRI
3 7 (2.79%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.20%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.20%) HP
5 2 (0.80%) Serena
5 2 (0.80%) Google
5 2 (0.80%) SAP
5 2 (0.80%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.80%) Twitter
6 1 (0.40%) New Relic
6 1 (0.40%) Trayport
6 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.40%) OpenLink
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