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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 332 332 316
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 70 72 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.30% 2.35% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 55 49
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £280 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SpecFlow
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3042 3061 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.23% 13.66% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2244 1907
Average daily rate £425 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +21 26 £425 +13.33% 17
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 117 (75.97%) BDD
2 116 (75.32%) C#
3 115 (74.68%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (58.44%) .NET
5 82 (53.25%) Selenium
6 81 (52.60%) TDD
7 77 (50.00%) Scrum
8 50 (32.47%) JavaScript
9 47 (30.52%) NUnit
10 46 (29.87%) MVC
10 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
11 40 (25.97%) SQL
12 37 (24.03%) SQL Server
13 36 (23.38%) ASP.NET
13 36 (23.38%) Test Automation
14 35 (22.73%) HTML
15 34 (22.08%) ASP.NET Web API
16 33 (21.43%) Cucumber
17 32 (20.78%) WebDriver
17 32 (20.78%) .NET Framework
17 32 (20.78%) Finance
18 31 (20.13%) QA
19 30 (19.48%) ASP.NET MVC
20 28 (18.18%) REST
21 27 (17.53%) Visual Studio
22 26 (16.88%) Open Source
23 25 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
23 25 (16.23%) AngularJS
24 22 (14.29%) jQuery
24 22 (14.29%) RESTful

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (10.39%) CMS
2 11 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (4.55%) IIS
4 5 (3.25%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.30%) Node.js
7 2 (1.30%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.30%) GitHub
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.09%) HTTP
2 7 (4.55%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.30%) SMTP
4 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.90%) SSDT
6 3 (1.95%) MySQL
6 3 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.30%) QlikView
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (53.25%) Selenium
2 47 (30.52%) NUnit
3 33 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 32 (20.78%) WebDriver
5 27 (17.53%) Visual Studio
6 19 (12.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (10.39%) TeamCity
8 15 (9.74%) Rhino Mocks
9 14 (9.09%) Moq
10 13 (8.44%) JIRA
11 12 (7.79%) Git (software)
12 9 (5.84%) Subversion
13 8 (5.19%) Fiddler
14 7 (4.55%) WATIR
15 6 (3.90%) MSTest
15 6 (3.90%) JMeter
15 6 (3.90%) Jenkins
15 6 (3.90%) Calabash
15 6 (3.90%) Appium
16 5 (3.25%) FitNesse
General
1 32 (20.78%) Finance
2 13 (8.44%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.60%) Retail
5 2 (1.30%) Front Office
5 2 (1.30%) Music Industry
5 2 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 72 (46.75%) Developer
2 31 (20.13%) Tester
3 29 (18.83%) .NET Developer
3 29 (18.83%) C# Developer
4 22 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 21 (13.64%) Analyst
6 19 (12.34%) Test Analyst
7 17 (11.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (9.09%) Automation Tester
9 11 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
10 10 (6.49%) Test Engineer
10 10 (6.49%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (3.90%) Agile C# Developer
11 6 (3.90%) ETL Developer
11 6 (3.90%) QA Tester
11 6 (3.90%) AWS Developer
12 5 (3.25%) Test Consultant
12 5 (3.25%) Consultant
12 5 (3.25%) Test Leader
13 4 (2.60%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (58.44%) .NET
2 36 (23.38%) ASP.NET
3 35 (22.73%) HTML
4 34 (22.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 32 (20.78%) .NET Framework
6 30 (19.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (18.18%) REST
8 25 (16.23%) AngularJS
9 22 (14.29%) RESTful
9 22 (14.29%) jQuery
10 21 (13.64%) CSS
11 20 (12.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 20 (12.99%) Gherkin
12 18 (11.69%) Castle Windsor
13 17 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 15 (9.74%) Web Services
15 14 (9.09%) HTML5
16 13 (8.44%) NHibernate
16 13 (8.44%) Ninject
17 12 (7.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.88%) Open Source
2 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.84%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (3.25%) Video on Demand
4 5 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.60%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.95%) Clustering
7 2 (1.30%) User Experience
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) Equities
8 1 (0.65%) Tandem
8 1 (0.65%) Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.14%) Windows
2 6 (3.90%) Android
3 5 (3.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (75.97%) BDD
2 115 (74.68%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (52.60%) TDD
4 77 (50.00%) Scrum
5 46 (29.87%) MVC
6 36 (23.38%) Test Automation
7 25 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 20 (12.99%) E-Commerce
10 16 (10.39%) Test Scripting
10 16 (10.39%) Automation Testing
11 15 (9.74%) OO
12 13 (8.44%) Manual Testing
13 12 (7.79%) Security Testing
13 12 (7.79%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (7.79%) Project Management
14 11 (7.14%) Software Testing
14 11 (7.14%) ATDD
15 10 (6.49%) Kanban
16 9 (5.84%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 116 (75.32%) C#
2 50 (32.47%) JavaScript
3 40 (25.97%) SQL
4 20 (12.99%) T-SQL
5 15 (9.74%) Java
6 10 (6.49%) Ruby
7 6 (3.90%) PHP
7 6 (3.90%) C
8 5 (3.25%) C++
9 3 (1.95%) Scala
10 2 (1.30%) F#
10 2 (1.30%) VBA
10 2 (1.30%) VB6
10 2 (1.30%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (3.90%) ISEB
2 5 (3.25%) Degree
3 4 (2.60%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.13%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 6 (3.90%) Oracle
4 2 (1.30%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.30%) SAP
4 2 (1.30%) IBM
4 2 (1.30%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.30%) Red Gate
4 2 (1.30%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.65%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.65%) RedDot
5 1 (0.65%) Telerik
5 1 (0.65%) HP
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