The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 347 336 361
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +25
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 77 76 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.31% 2.38% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 44
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £339 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.10% -11.61%
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3335 3196 2894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.30% 13.95% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2403 2296 2103
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £25.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £48.75 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in London

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in London

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in London

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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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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
City of London +11 35 £475 +18.75% 12
Sidcup - 1 £375 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 122 (79.74%) C#
2 119 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (74.51%) BDD
4 94 (61.44%) .NET
5 76 (49.67%) Selenium
6 75 (49.02%) TDD
7 63 (41.18%) Finance
8 60 (39.22%) Scrum
9 49 (32.03%) Cucumber
10 47 (30.72%) QA
11 46 (30.07%) ASP.NET
12 45 (29.41%) Test Automation
13 43 (28.10%) Microsoft
13 43 (28.10%) MVC
14 41 (26.80%) SQL Server
15 40 (26.14%) JavaScript
15 40 (26.14%) NUnit
16 39 (25.49%) WebDriver
17 36 (23.53%) Gherkin
18 33 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
19 29 (18.95%) SQL
20 28 (18.30%) HTML
20 28 (18.30%) Visual Studio
20 28 (18.30%) TeamCity
20 28 (18.30%) SDLC
21 27 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
22 24 (15.69%) Git (software)
22 24 (15.69%) AngularJS
22 24 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API
23 23 (15.03%) Automated Testing

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (4.58%) IIS
2 6 (3.92%) Node.js
3 5 (3.27%) CMS
4 4 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.61%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.31%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.31%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.65%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.27%) MS Office
1 5 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.96%) Mingle
3 2 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Endur
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.31%) SaaS
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.31%) GitHub
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (1.31%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.31%) SMTP
3 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (26.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.31%) Big Data
7 2 (1.31%) Impala
7 2 (1.31%) DTS
7 2 (1.31%) HBase
7 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.65%) Redis
8 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 76 (49.67%) Selenium
2 49 (32.03%) Cucumber
3 40 (26.14%) NUnit
4 39 (25.49%) WebDriver
5 28 (18.30%) Visual Studio
5 28 (18.30%) TeamCity
6 24 (15.69%) Git (software)
7 21 (13.73%) FitNesse
8 19 (12.42%) JIRA
9 17 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (10.46%) Subversion
10 16 (10.46%) Jenkins
11 12 (7.84%) Moq
12 10 (6.54%) Jasmine
13 9 (5.88%) Capybara
13 9 (5.88%) WATIR
13 9 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (4.58%) MSTest
15 5 (3.27%) ReSharper
General
1 63 (41.18%) Finance
2 21 (13.73%) Banking
3 11 (7.19%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.27%) Retail
4 5 (3.27%) Front Office
5 3 (1.96%) Back Office
6 2 (1.31%) Music Industry
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (39.22%) Developer
2 26 (16.99%) .NET Developer
3 25 (16.34%) Analyst
4 21 (13.73%) Tester
5 18 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 17 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.54%) Test Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Senior Developer
8 9 (5.88%) QA Analyst
9 8 (5.23%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.58%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.92%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (3.92%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.92%) Senior QA Analyst
11 6 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (3.92%) Architect
11 6 (3.92%) AWS Developer
12 5 (3.27%) Software Tester
12 5 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (3.27%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (61.44%) .NET
2 46 (30.07%) ASP.NET
3 36 (23.53%) Gherkin
4 33 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (18.30%) HTML
6 24 (15.69%) AngularJS
6 24 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 23 (15.03%) Web Services
7 23 (15.03%) .NET Framework
8 21 (13.73%) RESTful
8 21 (13.73%) CSS
9 16 (10.46%) jQuery
10 13 (8.50%) Entity Framework
11 11 (7.19%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (6.54%) WCF
12 10 (6.54%) WPF
12 10 (6.54%) HTML5
13 9 (5.88%) NHibernate
14 8 (5.23%) JSON
15 7 (4.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.58%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.27%) Equities
4 5 (3.27%) Derivative
5 4 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.61%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.61%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.96%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.31%) User Experience
7 2 (1.31%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.11%) Windows
2 6 (3.92%) Android
3 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (74.51%) BDD
3 75 (49.02%) TDD
4 60 (39.22%) Scrum
5 45 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 43 (28.10%) MVC
7 28 (18.30%) SDLC
8 27 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (15.03%) Automated Testing
10 19 (12.42%) OO
10 19 (12.42%) Open Source
11 18 (11.76%) Test Strategy
11 18 (11.76%) Automation Testing
12 17 (11.11%) Security Testing
13 16 (10.46%) Software Engineering
14 15 (9.80%) E-Commerce
15 13 (8.50%) Software Testing
16 12 (7.84%) Unit Testing
16 12 (7.84%) DevOps
17 11 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (79.74%) C#
2 40 (26.14%) JavaScript
3 29 (18.95%) SQL
4 22 (14.38%) Java
5 12 (7.84%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.92%) Ruby
7 5 (3.27%) Scala
8 4 (2.61%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.61%) C
9 3 (1.96%) C++
9 3 (1.96%) VB
9 3 (1.96%) PHP
9 3 (1.96%) Python
10 2 (1.31%) VB6
10 2 (1.31%) F#
10 2 (1.31%) VBA
11 1 (0.65%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.65%) XPath
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.54%) Degree
2 5 (3.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.96%) ISEB
4 2 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) MCP
5 1 (0.65%) MCAD
5 1 (0.65%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (30.72%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (28.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.54%) Oracle
3 5 (3.27%) IBM
4 4 (2.61%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.96%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.96%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.96%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.31%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.31%) Actian
6 2 (1.31%) Perforce
6 2 (1.31%) SAP
7 1 (0.65%) Informatica
7 1 (0.65%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.65%) Infragistics
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + immediate start
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
First Point
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago