The table below looks at the statistics for Behat skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Behat 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
Behat
Rank 579 569 518
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -51
Contract jobs citing Behat 21 6 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.011% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% 0.096% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 52
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £338 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7162 6249 6473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.71% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4574 4010 3701
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 135 224
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £54.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

Behat
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Behat within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Behat Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Behat
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Behat within the UK.

Behat Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Behat
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Behat within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Behat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Behat
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Behat within the UK 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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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
England 0 21 £325 -7.14% 17
London +10 19 £325 -7.14% 17
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £450 - 2
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Faringdon - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hull - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Behat 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 Behat.

1 44 (100.00%) PHP
2 27 (61.36%) TDD
3 23 (52.27%) MySQL
4 22 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 21 (47.73%) Symfony
5 21 (47.73%) BDD
6 20 (45.45%) JavaScript
7 19 (43.18%) Selenium
8 18 (40.91%) HTML
8 18 (40.91%) CSS
9 17 (38.64%) OO
9 17 (38.64%) MVC
9 17 (38.64%) Zend
10 14 (31.82%) PHPUnit
11 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
12 11 (25.00%) OO PHP
12 11 (25.00%) Linux
12 11 (25.00%) jQuery
13 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (22.73%) Ajax
13 10 (22.73%) Scrum
14 9 (20.45%) LAMP
14 9 (20.45%) Ruby
14 9 (20.45%) Java
15 8 (18.18%) SQL
15 8 (18.18%) QA
15 8 (18.18%) Laravel
15 8 (18.18%) Backbone.js
16 7 (15.91%) PHP5

Behat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Behat 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 Behat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) Apache
1 3 (6.82%) nginx
1 3 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.55%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.27%) Drupal
3 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (52.27%) MySQL
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.82%) Big Data
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) Redis
5 1 (2.27%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 19 (43.18%) Selenium
3 14 (31.82%) PHPUnit
4 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
5 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
5 5 (11.36%) Subversion
6 4 (9.09%) JIRA
7 3 (6.82%) Mercurial
7 3 (6.82%) Maven
7 3 (6.82%) Ant
7 3 (6.82%) Grunt
7 3 (6.82%) PhantomJS
8 2 (4.55%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.27%) Yeoman
9 1 (2.27%) DbUnit
General
1 4 (9.09%) Games
2 3 (6.82%) Back Office
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Developer
2 23 (52.27%) PHP Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Tester
4 6 (13.64%) Software Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior PHP Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.36%) LAMP Developer
5 5 (11.36%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Lead PHP Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Automated Tester
8 2 (4.55%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (47.73%) Symfony
2 18 (40.91%) HTML
2 18 (40.91%) CSS
3 11 (25.00%) jQuery
4 10 (22.73%) Ajax
5 9 (20.45%) LAMP
6 8 (18.18%) Laravel
6 8 (18.18%) Backbone.js
7 7 (15.91%) CodeIgniter
7 7 (15.91%) RESTful
8 5 (11.36%) .NET
8 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
8 5 (11.36%) Yii
9 4 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (9.09%) XML
10 3 (6.82%) Web Services
10 3 (6.82%) OAuth
10 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
11 2 (4.55%) Memcached
11 2 (4.55%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Open Source
2 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.82%) GIS
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Social Network
3 1 (2.27%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Mac OS
3 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) TDD
2 21 (47.73%) BDD
3 17 (38.64%) OO
3 17 (38.64%) MVC
4 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (25.00%) OO PHP
6 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (22.73%) Scrum
7 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.64%) Web Development
8 6 (13.64%) Data Management
9 4 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.09%) OOP
9 4 (9.09%) User Stories
10 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.82%) UML
10 3 (6.82%) Project Management
10 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) PHP
2 20 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.45%) Java
3 9 (20.45%) Ruby
4 8 (18.18%) SQL
5 7 (15.91%) PHP5
6 4 (9.09%) C#
7 3 (6.82%) C++
7 3 (6.82%) Python
8 1 (2.27%) C
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
8 1 (2.27%) Golang
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Vagrant
1 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.82%) Ansible
2 3 (6.82%) Puppet
3 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.55%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Zend
2 3 (6.82%) SendGrid
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle