The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 229 211 241
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +30
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 16 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.29% 0.091%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.62% 2.73% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £356 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £407 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £294
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +36.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
988 915 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.74% 10.76% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 496 462
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 52
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.50 £45.00
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 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 July 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 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
Hampshire -11 12 £325 -19.25% 2
Surrey +1 3 £375 -3.22% 1
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (91.43%) .NET
2 30 (85.71%) SQL
3 28 (80.00%) Web Services
4 27 (77.14%) Scrum
5 23 (65.71%) C#
6 22 (62.86%) SOAP
7 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
7 19 (54.29%) Visual Studio
8 17 (48.57%) BDD
9 15 (42.86%) Cucumber
9 15 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (40.00%) Java
10 14 (40.00%) XML
10 14 (40.00%) Test Automation
11 13 (37.14%) SoapUI
11 13 (37.14%) QA
12 12 (34.29%) WCF
12 12 (34.29%) Automated Testing
13 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
13 11 (31.43%) Ruby
13 11 (31.43%) REST
13 11 (31.43%) Test Strategy
14 10 (28.57%) Office 365
14 10 (28.57%) WPF
14 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (28.57%) Software Engineering
14 10 (28.57%) Data Transformation
15 9 (25.71%) DevOps
15 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (2.86%) IIS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Visual Studio
2 15 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 13 (37.14%) SoapUI
4 8 (22.86%) Selenium
5 7 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (14.29%) NUnit
6 5 (14.29%) Subversion
6 5 (14.29%) Hudson
6 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
7 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (8.57%) Jasmine
8 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
8 2 (5.71%) MSI
8 2 (5.71%) WiX
9 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (2.86%) JIRA
9 1 (2.86%) JSUnit
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Analyst
1 15 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Test Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Software Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Developer
4 6 (17.14%) QA Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) .NET Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Tester
6 4 (11.43%) Software Developer
6 4 (11.43%) C# Developer
6 4 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Software Programmer
7 3 (8.57%) C# Programmer
7 3 (8.57%) Programmer
7 3 (8.57%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (91.43%) .NET
2 28 (80.00%) Web Services
3 22 (62.86%) SOAP
4 14 (40.00%) XML
5 12 (34.29%) WCF
6 11 (31.43%) REST
7 10 (28.57%) WPF
8 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
9 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
9 6 (17.14%) jQuery
10 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (11.43%) HTML
12 3 (8.57%) WinForms
12 3 (8.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (8.57%) LINQ
12 3 (8.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (5.71%) Breeze.js
13 2 (5.71%) Durandal
13 2 (5.71%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Scrum
2 17 (48.57%) BDD
3 14 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (34.29%) Automated Testing
5 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
5 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (31.43%) Test Strategy
6 10 (28.57%) Data Transformation
6 10 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (25.71%) Integration Testing
7 9 (25.71%) DevOps
8 7 (20.00%) TDD
9 6 (17.14%) MVC
10 5 (14.29%) User Stories
11 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
12 2 (5.71%) Process Management
12 2 (5.71%) ITIL
12 2 (5.71%) System Testing
12 2 (5.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (85.71%) SQL
2 23 (65.71%) C#
3 14 (40.00%) Java
4 11 (31.43%) Ruby
5 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.71%) VB
7 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.86%) Python
8 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
1 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) ESRI
3 2 (5.71%) Serena
3 2 (5.71%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.86%) Twitter
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) Google
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