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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 320 334 324
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 89 72 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.84% 2.29% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 56 59
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £331 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+128.33% -
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
3134 3142 2942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.02% 14.98% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2312 2376 2118
Average daily rate £475 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.69 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.55% -31.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +53 28 £450 +12.50% 16
Westminster - 1 £416 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 197 (88.74%) C#
2 164 (73.87%) BDD
3 155 (69.82%) .NET
4 134 (60.36%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (44.14%) SQL
6 96 (43.24%) TDD
7 89 (40.09%) JavaScript
7 89 (40.09%) ASP.NET
8 83 (37.39%) Selenium
9 79 (35.59%) AngularJS
10 78 (35.14%) Microsoft
11 77 (34.68%) MVC
12 64 (28.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 63 (28.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 62 (27.93%) SQL Server
15 58 (26.13%) QA
16 57 (25.68%) Scrum
17 54 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
18 53 (23.87%) Gherkin
19 50 (22.52%) Cucumber
20 47 (21.17%) Finance
21 42 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
21 42 (18.92%) MongoDB
22 41 (18.47%) Test Automation
22 41 (18.47%) Git (software)
23 40 (18.02%) WebDriver
23 40 (18.02%) React
24 37 (16.67%) SignalR
24 37 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
24 37 (16.67%) Complex Event Processing

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (3.60%) IIS
2 4 (1.80%) CMS
2 4 (1.80%) Confluence
3 3 (1.35%) Node.js
4 2 (0.90%) Apache
4 2 (0.90%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.45%) JBoss
5 1 (0.45%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.25%) Endur
4 3 (1.35%) Sonata
4 3 (1.35%) Tercero
5 2 (0.90%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (9.91%) GitHub
3 9 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.25%) IaaS
4 5 (2.25%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.15%) Internet
2 2 (0.90%) DSL
3 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (27.93%) SQL Server
2 42 (18.92%) MongoDB
3 37 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 22 (9.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.80%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.90%) Big Data
11 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.90%) SQL Navigator
12 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.45%) GIS
12 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 83 (37.39%) Selenium
2 50 (22.52%) Cucumber
3 42 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (18.47%) Git (software)
5 40 (18.02%) WebDriver
6 36 (16.22%) Subversion
7 33 (14.86%) NUnit
8 31 (13.96%) Visual Studio
9 22 (9.91%) TeamCity
10 21 (9.46%) FitNesse
11 19 (8.56%) JIRA
12 14 (6.31%) Moq
12 14 (6.31%) Protractor
12 14 (6.31%) SoapUI
13 13 (5.86%) Jenkins
14 11 (4.95%) Eclipse
14 11 (4.95%) Jasmine
15 9 (4.05%) Karma Test Runner
15 9 (4.05%) NSubstitute
16 8 (3.60%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 47 (21.17%) Finance
2 23 (10.36%) Banking
3 4 (1.80%) Retail
4 3 (1.35%) Front Office
4 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.35%) Publishing
5 2 (0.90%) Advertising
5 2 (0.90%) Law
5 2 (0.90%) Legal
5 2 (0.90%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Games
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 117 (52.70%) Developer
2 73 (32.88%) C# Developer
3 49 (22.07%) Analyst
4 46 (20.72%) Test Analyst
5 43 (19.37%) .NET Developer
6 32 (14.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 28 (12.61%) ASP.NET Developer
8 27 (12.16%) C# .NET Developer
9 25 (11.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 25 (11.26%) Tester
10 24 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
11 23 (10.36%) Automation Analyst
12 22 (9.91%) Automation Test Analyst
13 18 (8.11%) Automation Tester
13 18 (8.11%) Azure Developer
14 14 (6.31%) Agile Developer
15 12 (5.41%) Agile C# Developer
15 12 (5.41%) Banking Analyst
15 12 (5.41%) Developer in Test
16 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (69.82%) .NET
2 89 (40.09%) ASP.NET
3 79 (35.59%) AngularJS
4 64 (28.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 63 (28.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 53 (23.87%) Gherkin
7 40 (18.02%) React
8 37 (16.67%) Reactive Extensions
8 37 (16.67%) SignalR
9 32 (14.41%) .NET Framework
10 24 (10.81%) WCF
11 23 (10.36%) Entity Framework
12 22 (9.91%) Web Services
13 17 (7.66%) RESTful
14 16 (7.21%) CSS
15 15 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 13 (5.86%) HTML
17 11 (4.95%) Kendo UI
18 10 (4.50%) HTML5
18 10 (4.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.46%) Blog
2 12 (5.41%) Hedge funds
3 10 (4.50%) Client/Server
4 8 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.70%) Fintech
5 6 (2.70%) IVR
5 6 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.25%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.90%) User Experience
8 1 (0.45%) Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.45%) Equities
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.50%) Windows
2 5 (2.25%) Unix
3 3 (1.35%) Android
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (73.87%) BDD
2 134 (60.36%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (43.24%) TDD
4 77 (34.68%) MVC
5 57 (25.68%) Scrum
6 41 (18.47%) Test Automation
7 37 (16.67%) Complex Event Processing
8 35 (15.77%) Test Scripting
9 34 (15.32%) Automated Testing
10 32 (14.41%) Kanban
10 32 (14.41%) OO
11 30 (13.51%) Automation Testing
12 27 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (11.71%) Unit Testing
14 21 (9.46%) Manual Testing
15 20 (9.01%) E-Commerce
15 20 (9.01%) Software Engineering
15 20 (9.01%) Software Testing
15 20 (9.01%) Test Strategy
16 15 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 197 (88.74%) C#
2 98 (44.14%) SQL
3 89 (40.09%) JavaScript
4 27 (12.16%) Java
5 19 (8.56%) T-SQL
6 18 (8.11%) Ruby
7 12 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.60%) Python
9 6 (2.70%) MATLAB
10 5 (2.25%) PHP
10 5 (2.25%) XAML
11 4 (1.80%) Scala
12 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.35%) VBA
13 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.90%) Perl
13 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.45%) AWK
14 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (12.61%) ISEB
2 16 (7.21%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.05%) Degree
4 5 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.45%) MCSA
5 1 (0.45%) MCSE
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (26.13%) QA
2 6 (2.70%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) HDFS
2 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.45%) Kibana
2 1 (0.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 78 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.95%) Informatica
3 3 (1.35%) Avaloq
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle
3 3 (1.35%) Xamarin
4 2 (0.90%) OpenLink
4 2 (0.90%) Perforce
4 2 (0.90%) SimCorp
5 1 (0.45%) Actian
5 1 (0.45%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.45%) Google
5 1 (0.45%) HP
5 1 (0.45%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.45%) SAP
5 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.45%) Telerik
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Up to £300 day rate initially
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago