The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 143 157 139
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 6 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.21% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.13% 1.75% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.50 -
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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
532 513 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.04% 12.23% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 329 187
Median daily rate £400 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the North West region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +6 4 £425 +18.88% 1
Manchester -11 2 - - 3
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (96.43%) Test Automation
2 26 (92.86%) .NET
3 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
4 24 (85.71%) Windows
4 24 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (82.14%) TestComplete
5 23 (82.14%) TDD
5 23 (82.14%) MS Excel
5 23 (82.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (78.57%) Code Coverage
6 22 (78.57%) Software Engineering
7 21 (75.00%) Degree
8 18 (64.29%) DevOps
9 17 (60.71%) Continuous Deployment
9 17 (60.71%) Java
10 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
11 9 (32.14%) Finance
12 8 (28.57%) Gradle
13 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
14 6 (21.43%) C#
15 5 (17.86%) Citrix
15 5 (17.86%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (17.86%) CCEA
15 5 (17.86%) Migration
15 5 (17.86%) TeamCity
16 4 (14.29%) MVC
16 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
17 3 (10.71%) Scrum

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 23 (82.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (82.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 23 (82.14%) TestComplete
2 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 8 (28.57%) Gradle
4 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (17.86%) TeamCity
6 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 3 (10.71%) Selenium
7 3 (10.71%) Vagrant
8 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (7.14%) Bitbucket
8 2 (7.14%) CMake
8 2 (7.14%) InstallShield
8 2 (7.14%) JIRA
8 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
8 2 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (7.14%) WiX
9 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
9 1 (3.57%) gulp
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Consultant
2 13 (46.43%) DevOps Consultant
3 12 (42.86%) Integration Consultant
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
5 7 (25.00%) Developer
6 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
6 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Agile Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Build Manager
9 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Java Consultant
9 1 (3.57%) Java Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (10.71%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.14%) Backbone.js
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Aurelia
4 1 (3.57%) Durandal
4 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) Swagger
4 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (96.43%) Test Automation
2 24 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (82.14%) TDD
4 22 (78.57%) Code Coverage
4 22 (78.57%) Software Engineering
5 18 (64.29%) DevOps
6 17 (60.71%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (17.86%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) MVC
9 3 (10.71%) Scrum
9 3 (10.71%) SOLID
9 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
10 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (7.14%) OOP
10 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
11 1 (3.57%) BDD
11 1 (3.57%) Change Management
11 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) CCEA
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Twitter
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