The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 236 208 234
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +26
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 14 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.28% 2.69% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £403 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +27.59%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1096 892 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.28% 10.38% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 549 487
Average daily rate £355 £360 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 53
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £14.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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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
Surrey -1 9 £375 -16.66% 5
Hampshire -31 4 £425 +6.25%
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (82.14%) Scrum
2 23 (82.14%) Web Services
3 20 (71.43%) .NET
4 19 (67.86%) SQL
5 16 (57.14%) C#
5 16 (57.14%) SOAP
5 16 (57.14%) BDD
6 13 (46.43%) Cucumber
6 13 (46.43%) Java
6 13 (46.43%) Visual Studio
7 12 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (39.29%) Selenium
8 11 (39.29%) SoapUI
8 11 (39.29%) MVC
9 10 (35.71%) Automated Testing
9 10 (35.71%) XML
10 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
10 9 (32.14%) Algorithms
10 9 (32.14%) WCF
10 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
11 8 (28.57%) QA
11 8 (28.57%) REST
11 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
11 8 (28.57%) Ruby
11 8 (28.57%) TDD
11 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
11 8 (28.57%) ISEB
12 7 (25.00%) SQL Server

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (10.71%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Kerberos
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Visual Studio
1 13 (46.43%) Cucumber
2 12 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (39.29%) SoapUI
3 11 (39.29%) Selenium
4 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
6 4 (14.29%) Hudson
7 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
7 3 (10.71%) Jasmine
7 3 (10.71%) FitNesse
7 3 (10.71%) Subversion
8 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
8 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
8 2 (7.14%) MSI
8 2 (7.14%) JMeter
8 2 (7.14%) NUnit
8 2 (7.14%) WiX
8 2 (7.14%) MSBuild
9 1 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 1 (3.57%) Automotive
1 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
1 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Test Leader
5 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
7 3 (10.71%) .NET Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Consultant
8 2 (7.14%) Test Consultant
8 2 (7.14%) Lead Tester
9 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Lead Software Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (82.14%) Web Services
2 20 (71.43%) .NET
3 16 (57.14%) SOAP
4 10 (35.71%) XML
5 9 (32.14%) WCF
6 8 (28.57%) REST
7 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (21.43%) jQuery
9 5 (17.86%) WPF
9 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.29%) CSS
10 4 (14.29%) HTML
10 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (10.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (10.71%) Gherkin
11 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (7.14%) Breeze.js
12 2 (7.14%) Durandal
12 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Algorithms
2 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (82.14%) Scrum
3 16 (57.14%) BDD
4 11 (39.29%) MVC
5 10 (35.71%) Automated Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
6 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
7 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 8 (28.57%) TDD
8 7 (25.00%) Data Transformation
9 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
10 4 (14.29%) User Stories
11 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
12 2 (7.14%) ITIL
12 2 (7.14%) Web Development
12 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
12 2 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) SQL
2 16 (57.14%) C#
3 13 (46.43%) Java
4 8 (28.57%) Ruby
5 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.71%) PHP
6 3 (10.71%) Python
7 2 (7.14%) TypeScript
7 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 2 (7.14%) VB
8 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.57%) F#
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) ESRI
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Serena
3 2 (7.14%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.57%) Twitter
4 1 (3.57%) Google