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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 322 353 381
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +28
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 102 68 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.87% 2.05% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 61 27
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £318
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
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
3548 3321 2997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.83% 13.09% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2518 2386 2054
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 24
Average hourly rate £45.00 £48.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% +42.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £24.01 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.35 £59.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 August 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 27 August 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 +30 24 £400 -4.47% 5
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 139 (83.23%) C#
2 136 (81.44%) BDD
3 123 (73.65%) TDD
4 118 (70.66%) .NET
5 78 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (45.51%) MVC
7 74 (44.31%) Scrum
8 73 (43.71%) ASP.NET
9 64 (38.32%) SQL Server
10 56 (33.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (31.14%) Selenium
12 47 (28.14%) Microsoft
13 46 (27.54%) JavaScript
13 46 (27.54%) QA
13 46 (27.54%) .NET Framework
14 42 (25.15%) NUnit
15 40 (23.95%) HTML
16 35 (20.96%) REST
17 34 (20.36%) Automation Testing
17 34 (20.36%) SQL
18 33 (19.76%) Cucumber
18 33 (19.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 32 (19.16%) jQuery
19 32 (19.16%) CSS
19 32 (19.16%) Visual Studio
19 32 (19.16%) Finance
20 31 (18.56%) WebDriver
21 30 (17.96%) ASP.NET Web API
21 30 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
22 29 (17.37%) AngularJS

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 20 (11.98%) CMS
2 10 (5.99%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.19%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (2.40%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.80%) Node.js
5 3 (1.80%) IIS
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 24 (14.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.60%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.59%) PaaS
3 3 (1.80%) SaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.99%) HTTP
2 2 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (38.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.59%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.99%) MarkLogic
7 3 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.20%) RavenDB
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 52 (31.14%) Selenium
2 42 (25.15%) NUnit
3 33 (19.76%) Cucumber
4 32 (19.16%) Visual Studio
5 31 (18.56%) WebDriver
6 19 (11.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 19 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (10.78%) MSTest
8 15 (8.98%) Moq
9 14 (8.38%) JIRA
10 12 (7.19%) TeamCity
11 9 (5.39%) FitNesse
11 9 (5.39%) WATIR
12 8 (4.79%) Jasmine
12 8 (4.79%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (3.59%) JBehave
13 6 (3.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (2.99%) NSubstitute
14 5 (2.99%) Git (software)
14 5 (2.99%) JUnit
General
1 32 (19.16%) Finance
2 7 (4.19%) Banking
3 6 (3.59%) Retail
4 3 (1.80%) Advertising
4 3 (1.80%) Publishing
4 3 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Front Office
5 2 (1.20%) Electronics
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 98 (58.68%) Developer
2 53 (31.74%) .NET Developer
3 43 (25.75%) C# Developer
4 29 (17.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (13.77%) Analyst
6 20 (11.98%) Test Analyst
7 17 (10.18%) Tester
8 12 (7.19%) Automation Tester
9 11 (6.59%) Agile .NET Developer
10 10 (5.99%) Lead Developer
11 9 (5.39%) Agile Test Analyst
12 8 (4.79%) Lead .NET Developer
12 8 (4.79%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
13 7 (4.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (4.19%) BizTalk Developer
14 5 (2.99%) Agile C# Developer
14 5 (2.99%) QA Tester
14 5 (2.99%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (70.66%) .NET
2 73 (43.71%) ASP.NET
3 56 (33.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 46 (27.54%) .NET Framework
5 40 (23.95%) HTML
6 35 (20.96%) REST
7 33 (19.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 32 (19.16%) jQuery
8 32 (19.16%) CSS
9 30 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 30 (17.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (17.37%) AngularJS
11 28 (16.77%) WCF
11 28 (16.77%) RESTful
12 27 (16.17%) Castle Windsor
13 22 (13.17%) NHibernate
14 20 (11.98%) Ajax
14 20 (11.98%) Web Services
14 20 (11.98%) XML
15 19 (11.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.98%) Open Source
2 8 (4.79%) Digital Media
2 8 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.80%) iPhone
5 2 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.20%) Blog
5 2 (1.20%) DTV
6 1 (0.60%) Derivative
6 1 (0.60%) Online Games
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.19%) Windows
2 10 (5.99%) Android
2 10 (5.99%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (81.44%) BDD
2 123 (73.65%) TDD
3 78 (46.71%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (45.51%) MVC
5 74 (44.31%) Scrum
6 34 (20.36%) Automation Testing
7 21 (12.57%) OO
7 21 (12.57%) Test Automation
8 19 (11.38%) Unit Testing
9 18 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (10.18%) Kanban
10 17 (10.18%) MVVM
11 16 (9.58%) Test Scripting
11 16 (9.58%) Content Management
12 15 (8.98%) User Stories
13 14 (8.38%) Domain-Driven Design
14 12 (7.19%) Integration Testing
15 11 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (6.59%) Manual Testing
15 11 (6.59%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 139 (83.23%) C#
2 46 (27.54%) JavaScript
3 34 (20.36%) SQL
4 28 (16.77%) Java
5 19 (11.38%) T-SQL
6 18 (10.78%) Ruby
7 3 (1.80%) Python
7 3 (1.80%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) XQuery
8 2 (1.20%) PHP
9 1 (0.60%) XAML
9 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.60%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.60%) Perl
9 1 (0.60%) VB
9 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (5.39%) Degree
2 5 (2.99%) ISEB
3 3 (1.80%) MBA
3 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (27.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.60%) logstash
2 1 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (28.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.19%) Oracle
2 7 (4.19%) Sitecore
3 3 (1.80%) HP
4 2 (1.20%) SAP
5 1 (0.60%) Trayport
5 1 (0.60%) New Relic
5 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.60%) OpenLink
5 1 (0.60%) Google
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Posted: 9 days ago
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