The first table below looks at the demand for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 23 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 Hampshire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 111 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 6 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.29% 0.91% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.96% 5.23% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 3
Average daily rate - £400 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £368 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
306 306 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 14.76% 17.44% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 192 127
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 40
Average hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £16.05 £27.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
SpecFlow
South East

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the Hampshire region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Winchester - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
SpecFlow
South East

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
1 9 (90.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (70.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (40.00%) OOP
5 4 (40.00%) OO
5 4 (40.00%) Python
5 4 (40.00%) C++
5 4 (40.00%) MySQL
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Pair Programming
5 4 (40.00%) Subversion
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (40.00%) SaaS
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (40.00%) ReSharper
5 4 (40.00%) Kanban

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) Subversion
3 4 (40.00%) ReSharper
3 4 (40.00%) NCrunch
4 3 (30.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Scrum
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) OOP
5 4 (40.00%) OO
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Pair Programming
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (40.00%) Kanban
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) Data Transformation
7 2 (20.00%) Process Management
8 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 3 (30.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) ESRI
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
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