The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank - - 54
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £385
% change year-on-year
-5.10% -11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
101 69 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.66% 11.26% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 38 37
Average daily rate £350 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) AppDynamics
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Couchbase
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) REST

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (25.00%) StyleCop
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) ION Trading
1 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (25.00%) Splunk
1 1 (25.00%) AppDynamics