The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 303 342 389
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +47
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 99 65 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.27% 0.084%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.87% 2.09% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 52 18
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£400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.89% +0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £321 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3454 3110 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.65% 12.83% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2498 2239 2039
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.03 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.80 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
SpecFlow
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 +25 19 £400 +8.84% 8
Ealing - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 131 (86.75%) C#
2 127 (84.11%) BDD
3 113 (74.83%) TDD
4 102 (67.55%) .NET
5 75 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (47.68%) Scrum
7 59 (39.07%) MVC
8 58 (38.41%) ASP.NET
9 55 (36.42%) SQL Server
10 47 (31.13%) QA
10 47 (31.13%) Selenium
11 43 (28.48%) Microsoft
12 41 (27.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 39 (25.83%) JavaScript
14 36 (23.84%) .NET Framework
15 35 (23.18%) Automation Testing
16 34 (22.52%) Cucumber
16 34 (22.52%) Finance
17 32 (21.19%) SQL
18 31 (20.53%) HTML
19 30 (19.87%) NUnit
20 29 (19.21%) jQuery
21 28 (18.54%) REST
21 28 (18.54%) ASP.NET Web API
22 25 (16.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
22 25 (16.56%) WCF
22 25 (16.56%) Java
22 25 (16.56%) Visual Studio
23 24 (15.89%) WebDriver
23 24 (15.89%) RESTful

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 17 (11.26%) CMS
2 10 (6.62%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.99%) Node.js
5 1 (0.66%) Apache
5 1 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 20 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Endur
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.99%) SaaS
2 3 (1.99%) PaaS
3 1 (0.66%) GitHub
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.96%) HTTP
2 3 (1.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (36.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.28%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.65%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.32%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.66%) Big Data
8 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) MySQL
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (31.13%) Selenium
2 34 (22.52%) Cucumber
3 30 (19.87%) NUnit
4 25 (16.56%) Visual Studio
5 24 (15.89%) WebDriver
6 16 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (9.93%) TeamCity
7 15 (9.93%) MSTest
8 12 (7.95%) Rhino Mocks
9 10 (6.62%) WATIR
9 10 (6.62%) JIRA
10 9 (5.96%) Moq
11 8 (5.30%) JBehave
11 8 (5.30%) Jasmine
12 7 (4.64%) FitNesse
12 7 (4.64%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (3.31%) QUnit
14 5 (3.31%) JUnit
14 5 (3.31%) ReSharper
General
1 34 (22.52%) Finance
2 6 (3.97%) Banking
3 3 (1.99%) Front Office
3 3 (1.99%) Advertising
3 3 (1.99%) Publishing
3 3 (1.99%) Marketing
4 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Electronics
4 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 86 (56.95%) Developer
2 43 (28.48%) .NET Developer
2 43 (28.48%) C# Developer
3 28 (18.54%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (12.58%) Analyst
4 19 (12.58%) Tester
5 17 (11.26%) Test Analyst
6 12 (7.95%) Automation Tester
7 8 (5.30%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Lead Developer
8 7 (4.64%) QA Tester
8 7 (4.64%) Agile Test Analyst
8 7 (4.64%) BizTalk Developer
8 7 (4.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (3.97%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (3.31%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.31%) QA Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (3.31%) Lead .NET Developer
10 5 (3.31%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (67.55%) .NET
2 58 (38.41%) ASP.NET
3 41 (27.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (23.84%) .NET Framework
5 31 (20.53%) HTML
6 29 (19.21%) jQuery
7 28 (18.54%) REST
7 28 (18.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (16.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 25 (16.56%) WCF
9 24 (15.89%) RESTful
10 23 (15.23%) Castle Windsor
10 23 (15.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 23 (15.23%) AngularJS
11 22 (14.57%) CSS
12 19 (12.58%) Web Services
13 18 (11.92%) XML
14 17 (11.26%) HTML5
14 17 (11.26%) Gherkin
15 15 (9.93%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.58%) Open Source
2 6 (3.97%) Digital Media
2 6 (3.97%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.31%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.32%) Blog
4 2 (1.32%) iPhone
4 2 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.32%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.32%) DTV
5 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.66%) Xbox
5 1 (0.66%) Online Games
5 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.62%) Windows
2 9 (5.96%) Apple iOS
2 9 (5.96%) Android
3 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.32%) Linux
5 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (84.11%) BDD
2 113 (74.83%) TDD
3 75 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (47.68%) Scrum
5 59 (39.07%) MVC
6 35 (23.18%) Automation Testing
7 21 (13.91%) Kanban
8 20 (13.25%) Test Automation
8 20 (13.25%) OO
9 18 (11.92%) Unit Testing
9 18 (11.92%) Content Management
10 17 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (11.26%) MVVM
10 17 (11.26%) User Stories
11 13 (8.61%) Manual Testing
11 13 (8.61%) Integration Testing
11 13 (8.61%) Test Scripting
12 12 (7.95%) Pair Programming
13 11 (7.28%) Dependency Injection
13 11 (7.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 131 (86.75%) C#
2 39 (25.83%) JavaScript
3 32 (21.19%) SQL
4 25 (16.56%) Java
5 21 (13.91%) Ruby
6 15 (9.93%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.99%) C++
8 2 (1.32%) F#
8 2 (1.32%) PHP
8 2 (1.32%) Python
8 2 (1.32%) XQuery
9 1 (0.66%) Perl
9 1 (0.66%) VB
9 1 (0.66%) VBA
9 1 (0.66%) XAML
9 1 (0.66%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (5.30%) Degree
2 5 (3.31%) ISEB
3 3 (1.99%) MBA
3 3 (1.99%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (31.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) Puppet
2 1 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (28.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.97%) Oracle
3 4 (2.65%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.32%) HP
4 2 (1.32%) SAP
5 1 (0.66%) OpenLink
5 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.66%) Trayport
5 1 (0.66%) Google
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per month + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago