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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 327 368 330
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -38
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 73 47 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.36% 1.50% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 38 43
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£425 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £289 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -13.33%
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
3089 3124 2683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.74% 13.39% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2150 2315 1996
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £43.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £30.00 £23.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £107.50 £56.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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
City of London +35 35 £438 -5.40% 12
Canary Wharf -5 1 £500 +21.21%
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (79.05%) C#
2 111 (75.00%) BDD
3 110 (74.32%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (56.76%) .NET
5 78 (52.70%) Selenium
6 71 (47.97%) TDD
7 64 (43.24%) Scrum
8 45 (30.41%) Finance
9 43 (29.05%) NUnit
10 42 (28.38%) Cucumber
11 39 (26.35%) MVC
11 39 (26.35%) JavaScript
12 38 (25.68%) Microsoft
12 38 (25.68%) WebDriver
12 38 (25.68%) Test Automation
13 37 (25.00%) ASP.NET
14 36 (24.32%) QA
15 34 (22.97%) SQL Server
16 32 (21.62%) SQL
17 30 (20.27%) Gherkin
18 29 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (18.92%) HTML
19 28 (18.92%) ASP.NET Web API
20 25 (16.89%) Open Source
20 25 (16.89%) AngularJS
21 23 (15.54%) TeamCity
21 23 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
21 23 (15.54%) .NET Framework
22 22 (14.86%) RESTful
23 21 (14.19%) Visual Studio

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8 (5.41%) CMS
1 8 (5.41%) IIS
2 5 (3.38%) Node.js
3 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.03%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.35%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.68%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.35%) GitHub
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) HTTP
2 5 (3.38%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.35%) SMTP
4 1 (0.68%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.97%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.03%) SSDT
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.35%) DTS
9 2 (1.35%) QlikView
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.35%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.68%) HBase
10 1 (0.68%) Big Data
10 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.68%) Impala
10 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 78 (52.70%) Selenium
2 43 (29.05%) NUnit
3 42 (28.38%) Cucumber
4 38 (25.68%) WebDriver
5 23 (15.54%) TeamCity
6 21 (14.19%) Git (software)
6 21 (14.19%) Visual Studio
7 18 (12.16%) JIRA
8 14 (9.46%) Subversion
9 13 (8.78%) Rhino Mocks
10 12 (8.11%) Moq
10 12 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (7.43%) FitNesse
12 10 (6.76%) WATIR
12 10 (6.76%) Jenkins
13 7 (4.73%) Fiddler
14 6 (4.05%) MSTest
15 5 (3.38%) Jasmine
15 5 (3.38%) JMeter
15 5 (3.38%) Calabash
General
1 45 (30.41%) Finance
2 15 (10.14%) Banking
3 8 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.38%) Retail
5 3 (2.03%) Front Office
6 2 (1.35%) Back Office
6 2 (1.35%) Legal
6 2 (1.35%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (41.22%) Developer
2 26 (17.57%) Tester
2 26 (17.57%) C# Developer
3 24 (16.22%) .NET Developer
4 22 (14.86%) Analyst
5 18 (12.16%) Test Analyst
6 14 (9.46%) Senior Developer
7 12 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.41%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.41%) Senior C# Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (4.05%) QA Analyst
11 5 (3.38%) Automated Test Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) QA Tester
11 5 (3.38%) Software Tester
11 5 (3.38%) Consultant
11 5 (3.38%) AWS Developer
12 4 (2.70%) Test Consultant
12 4 (2.70%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (56.76%) .NET
2 37 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 30 (20.27%) Gherkin
4 29 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (18.92%) HTML
5 28 (18.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (16.89%) AngularJS
7 23 (15.54%) .NET Framework
8 22 (14.86%) RESTful
9 18 (12.16%) CSS
10 16 (10.81%) REST
11 15 (10.14%) jQuery
11 15 (10.14%) Web Services
12 14 (9.46%) Entity Framework
13 13 (8.78%) HTML5
13 13 (8.78%) NHibernate
13 13 (8.78%) KnockoutJS
14 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 11 (7.43%) Castle Windsor
16 9 (6.08%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.89%) Open Source
2 7 (4.73%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.70%) Video on Demand
4 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.70%) Equities
4 4 (2.70%) Derivative
5 3 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.03%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.35%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.35%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Tandem
7 1 (0.68%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.14%) Windows
2 6 (4.05%) Android
3 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (75.00%) BDD
2 110 (74.32%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (47.97%) TDD
4 64 (43.24%) Scrum
5 39 (26.35%) MVC
6 38 (25.68%) Test Automation
7 23 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (14.19%) Automated Testing
9 20 (13.51%) E-Commerce
10 18 (12.16%) OO
10 18 (12.16%) Automation Testing
11 15 (10.14%) Security Testing
12 13 (8.78%) Test Scripting
13 12 (8.11%) Manual Testing
14 10 (6.76%) Kanban
14 10 (6.76%) Software Testing
15 9 (6.08%) OOP
15 9 (6.08%) Integration Testing
16 8 (5.41%) Performance Testing
16 8 (5.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 117 (79.05%) C#
2 39 (26.35%) JavaScript
3 32 (21.62%) SQL
4 17 (11.49%) Java
5 14 (9.46%) T-SQL
6 10 (6.76%) Ruby
7 5 (3.38%) C
8 4 (2.70%) C++
8 4 (2.70%) Scala
9 3 (2.03%) PHP
10 2 (1.35%) VBA
10 2 (1.35%) Python
10 2 (1.35%) VB6
10 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.35%) F#
10 2 (1.35%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.68%) XPath
11 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.68%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.41%) Degree
2 4 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.03%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.68%) MCP
4 1 (0.68%) MCAD
4 1 (0.68%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (24.32%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.73%) Oracle
3 6 (4.05%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.35%) Red Gate
4 2 (1.35%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.35%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) Perforce
5 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.68%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.68%) Actian
5 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.68%) SAP
5 1 (0.68%) HP
London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago