The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behat
Rank 578 546 574
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +28
Contract jobs citing Behat 25 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.012% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.11% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 17
Average daily rate £325 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £293 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £285
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7045 5495 5884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 11.31% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3484 3429
Average daily rate £375 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £526 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 143 206
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%

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 16 April 2014.

Behat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Behat
Top 22 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -19 24 £338 -10.00% 10
London -27 16 £350 -6.66% 7
South East - 7 £300 - 2
Berkshire - 5 £325 -
City of London - 3 £350 - 3
Hampshire - 2 £300 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £250 -
Scotland - 1 £250 -
Yorkshire - 1 £288 - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Hull - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Faringdon - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 34 (87.18%) PHP
2 24 (61.54%) TDD
3 23 (58.97%) BDD
4 21 (53.85%) HTML
5 20 (51.28%) Git (software)
6 19 (48.72%) MySQL
6 19 (48.72%) CSS
7 18 (46.15%) Scrum
8 17 (43.59%) Zend
8 17 (43.59%) PHPUnit
9 15 (38.46%) Symfony
9 15 (38.46%) Drupal
9 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
10 14 (35.90%) Subversion
11 13 (33.33%) OO
12 12 (30.77%) Jenkins
13 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (25.64%) Selenium
14 10 (25.64%) Open Source
15 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
16 8 (20.51%) LAMP
17 7 (17.95%) Ajax
17 7 (17.95%) QA
17 7 (17.95%) Python
17 7 (17.95%) Back Office
17 7 (17.95%) OO PHP
17 7 (17.95%) CakePHP
18 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
18 6 (15.38%) MVC

Behat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (38.46%) Drupal
2 3 (7.69%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.56%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) CloudFront
2 3 (7.69%) Route 53
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.69%) DNS
1 3 (7.69%) SSL
1 3 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (48.72%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Git (software)
2 17 (43.59%) PHPUnit
3 14 (35.90%) Subversion
4 12 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 10 (25.64%) Selenium
6 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.69%) JMeter
7 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket
8 2 (5.13%) Ant
8 2 (5.13%) Maven
8 2 (5.13%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (17.95%) Back Office
2 3 (7.69%) Advertising
2 3 (7.69%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (66.67%) Developer
2 18 (46.15%) PHP Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Drupal Developer
3 9 (23.08%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Tester
4 6 (15.38%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Test Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) LAMP Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Automated Tester
6 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (53.85%) HTML
2 19 (48.72%) CSS
3 15 (38.46%) Symfony
4 8 (20.51%) LAMP
5 7 (17.95%) Ajax
5 7 (17.95%) CakePHP
6 6 (15.38%) XML
7 5 (12.82%) jQuery
8 3 (7.69%) Grails
8 3 (7.69%) Zend Framework
8 3 (7.69%) CodeIgniter
8 3 (7.69%) Web Services
8 3 (7.69%) JSON
8 3 (7.69%) .NET
8 3 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (7.69%) REST
9 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
9 2 (5.13%) D3.js
9 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Open Source
2 2 (5.13%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
1 3 (7.69%) Debian
1 3 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) TDD
2 23 (58.97%) BDD
3 18 (46.15%) Scrum
4 13 (33.33%) OO
5 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.95%) OO PHP
7 6 (15.38%) MVC
8 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
8 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
9 4 (10.26%) User Stories
10 3 (7.69%) OOP
10 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Migration
10 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.69%) Data Management
11 2 (5.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 34 (87.18%) PHP
2 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) Python
4 6 (15.38%) PHP5
5 5 (12.82%) SQL
6 4 (10.26%) Java
6 4 (10.26%) Ruby
7 3 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Zend