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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 429 467 504
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +37
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 153 102 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.28% 1.75% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 92 45
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £497 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +27.08%
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
6709 5812 5880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.84% 12.05% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3839 3309
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 £293 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 119 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +52 105 £425 +6.25% 19
South West - 17 £325 - 4
South East -7 16 £338 -15.62% 11
East of England - 12 £388 - 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 6
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 217 (81.89%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (80.00%) C#
3 211 (79.62%) BDD
4 180 (67.92%) .NET
5 149 (56.23%) TDD
6 128 (48.30%) Scrum
7 97 (36.60%) ASP.NET
8 96 (36.23%) MVC
9 94 (35.47%) SQL
9 94 (35.47%) Selenium
10 90 (33.96%) SQL Server
11 81 (30.57%) Microsoft
12 72 (27.17%) QA
13 71 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 69 (26.04%) Visual Studio
15 68 (25.66%) JavaScript
15 68 (25.66%) .NET Framework
16 66 (24.91%) NUnit
17 57 (21.51%) Web Services
18 55 (20.75%) REST
19 54 (20.38%) Team Foundation Server
20 49 (18.49%) HTML
20 49 (18.49%) Java
20 49 (18.49%) Test Automation
21 48 (18.11%) WCF
22 45 (16.98%) CSS
22 45 (16.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 44 (16.60%) Cucumber
24 42 (15.85%) ASP.NET Web API
25 41 (15.47%) Finance

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (5.28%) CMS
2 11 (4.15%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.51%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.51%) IIS
4 4 (1.51%) Node.js
5 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 33 (12.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Endur
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.53%) Office 365
3 6 (2.26%) PaaS
4 3 (1.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.91%) HTTP
2 5 (1.89%) Internet
3 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (33.96%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.15%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.15%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (3.02%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.64%) MarkLogic
7 4 (1.51%) RavenDB
7 4 (1.51%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.75%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.38%) MySQL
10 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (35.47%) Selenium
2 69 (26.04%) Visual Studio
3 66 (24.91%) NUnit
4 54 (20.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (16.60%) Cucumber
6 37 (13.96%) WebDriver
7 26 (9.81%) Rhino Mocks
8 20 (7.55%) TeamCity
9 19 (7.17%) Moq
10 17 (6.42%) JIRA
11 16 (6.04%) SoapUI
12 15 (5.66%) FitNesse
12 15 (5.66%) Jenkins
12 15 (5.66%) MSTest
13 13 (4.91%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (4.53%) Git (software)
15 11 (4.15%) Jasmine
16 9 (3.40%) WATIR
17 8 (3.02%) Hudson
17 8 (3.02%) NSubstitute
General
1 41 (15.47%) Finance
2 8 (3.02%) Retail
3 7 (2.64%) Marketing
4 6 (2.26%) Banking
5 5 (1.89%) Front Office
6 3 (1.13%) Advertising
6 3 (1.13%) Publishing
7 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Electronics
7 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 127 (47.92%) Developer
2 64 (24.15%) .NET Developer
3 57 (21.51%) Analyst
4 51 (19.25%) Test Analyst
5 44 (16.60%) C# Developer
6 31 (11.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (11.70%) Tester
7 17 (6.42%) Test Engineer
7 17 (6.42%) Agile Test Analyst
8 16 (6.04%) Automation Tester
8 16 (6.04%) Lead Developer
9 12 (4.53%) QA Analyst
9 12 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (4.15%) Agile .NET Developer
11 10 (3.77%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.77%) Lead .NET Developer
12 9 (3.40%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.40%) Senior Test Analyst
12 9 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (3.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (67.92%) .NET
2 97 (36.60%) ASP.NET
3 71 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 68 (25.66%) .NET Framework
5 57 (21.51%) Web Services
6 55 (20.75%) REST
7 49 (18.49%) HTML
8 48 (18.11%) WCF
9 45 (16.98%) CSS
9 45 (16.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 42 (15.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 39 (14.72%) jQuery
12 35 (13.21%) XML
13 33 (12.45%) AngularJS
14 29 (10.94%) Gherkin
15 28 (10.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 27 (10.19%) Castle Windsor
16 27 (10.19%) RESTful
16 27 (10.19%) SOAP
17 23 (8.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.68%) Open Source
3 12 (4.53%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.02%) Digital Media
5 7 (2.64%) User Experience
6 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.13%) iPhone
8 2 (0.75%) Blog
8 2 (0.75%) DTV
8 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.38%) Xbox
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.38%) Derivative
9 1 (0.38%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.79%) Windows
2 11 (4.15%) Apple iOS
2 11 (4.15%) Android
3 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.51%) Linux
5 3 (1.13%) UNIX
6 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (81.89%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (79.62%) BDD
3 149 (56.23%) TDD
4 128 (48.30%) Scrum
5 96 (36.23%) MVC
6 49 (18.49%) Test Automation
7 38 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (14.34%) Automated Testing
7 38 (14.34%) Software Testing
8 34 (12.83%) User Stories
9 33 (12.45%) OO
10 30 (11.32%) Integration Testing
10 30 (11.32%) Automation Testing
11 27 (10.19%) Test Scripting
12 22 (8.30%) Software Engineering
12 22 (8.30%) Test Strategy
13 20 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (7.17%) Domain-Driven Design
15 17 (6.42%) Kanban
16 16 (6.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 212 (80.00%) C#
2 94 (35.47%) SQL
3 68 (25.66%) JavaScript
4 49 (18.49%) Java
5 32 (12.08%) Ruby
6 13 (4.91%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.02%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.26%) Python
8 6 (2.26%) PHP
9 4 (1.51%) VB
10 3 (1.13%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.75%) XQuery
11 2 (0.75%) C++
12 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.38%) C
12 1 (0.38%) Perl
12 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.38%) VBA
12 1 (0.38%) XAML
12 1 (0.38%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 30 (11.32%) ISEB
2 19 (7.17%) SC Cleared
2 19 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.17%) ISTQB
3 16 (6.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.26%) Degree
5 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (27.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.13%) Puppet
3 2 (0.75%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.38%) logstash
4 1 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 81 (30.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.40%) Oracle
3 7 (2.64%) ESRI
3 7 (2.64%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.13%) HP
4 3 (1.13%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.75%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.75%) Google
5 2 (0.75%) Serena
5 2 (0.75%) SAP
5 2 (0.75%) Twitter
6 1 (0.38%) New Relic
6 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.38%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.38%) Trayport
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago