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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 232 202 229
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +27
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 16 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 3.13% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 11
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£375 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £403 £318
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1023 957 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.01% 10.94% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 555 476
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 49
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 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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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
Hampshire -30 12 £325 -18.75% 1
Surrey 0 4 £388 - 3
Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 3
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SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 32 (88.89%) .NET
2 31 (86.11%) Web Services
3 30 (83.33%) Scrum
4 28 (77.78%) SQL
5 26 (72.22%) SOAP
6 24 (66.67%) C#
7 22 (61.11%) BDD
8 19 (52.78%) Visual Studio
9 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
10 17 (47.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (44.44%) Cucumber
11 16 (44.44%) Java
12 15 (41.67%) QA
13 14 (38.89%) WCF
13 14 (38.89%) SoapUI
14 13 (36.11%) REST
14 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
14 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
14 13 (36.11%) XML
15 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
15 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
15 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (33.33%) WPF
15 12 (33.33%) Office 365
16 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
16 11 (30.56%) Ruby
17 10 (27.78%) ISEB
17 10 (27.78%) Data Transformation
17 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (25.00%) Selenium

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.33%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (52.78%) Visual Studio
2 17 (47.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 14 (38.89%) SoapUI
5 9 (25.00%) Selenium
6 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
7 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (11.11%) Hudson
8 4 (11.11%) Subversion
9 3 (8.33%) FitNesse
9 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
9 3 (8.33%) Jasmine
10 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
10 2 (5.56%) WiX
10 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
10 2 (5.56%) MSI
10 2 (5.56%) JMeter
10 2 (5.56%) NUnit
11 1 (2.78%) JSUnit
11 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
1 16 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.78%) QA Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.78%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (88.89%) .NET
2 31 (86.11%) Web Services
3 26 (72.22%) SOAP
4 14 (38.89%) WCF
5 13 (36.11%) XML
5 13 (36.11%) REST
6 12 (33.33%) WPF
7 8 (22.22%) .NET Framework
8 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
9 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (8.33%) jQuery
10 3 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (5.56%) Breeze.js
11 2 (5.56%) Durandal
11 2 (5.56%) Kendo UI
11 2 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (5.56%) JSP
11 2 (5.56%) Hibernate
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Scrum
2 22 (61.11%) BDD
3 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
3 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
4 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (30.56%) Test Strategy
6 10 (27.78%) Data Transformation
6 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (25.00%) DevOps
8 8 (22.22%) MVC
9 7 (19.44%) User Stories
10 6 (16.67%) TDD
11 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
12 2 (5.56%) Process Management
12 2 (5.56%) ITIL
12 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
12 2 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) SQL
2 24 (66.67%) C#
3 16 (44.44%) Java
4 11 (30.56%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (5.56%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.56%) VB
8 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
1 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) ESRI
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Serena
4 2 (5.56%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.78%) Twitter
5 1 (2.78%) Google