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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behat
Rank 583 570 564
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Behat 31 8 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.015% 0.067%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.42% 0.13% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 29
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£338 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £303 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
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
7331 6242 6395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.84% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4863 4041 3561
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 125 228
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 23 September 2014.

Behat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Behat
Top 29 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 23 September 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
England +5 31 £338 -10.00% 12
London +30 22 £344 -8.33% 10
Manchester - 5 £225 - 1
North West - 5 £225 - 1
Bristol - 3 £388 -
South West - 3 £388 -
City of London - 1 £450 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Faringdon - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hull - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 51 (98.08%) PHP
2 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (48.08%) MySQL
4 24 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 24 (46.15%) TDD
5 22 (42.31%) HTML
5 22 (42.31%) CSS
5 22 (42.31%) Selenium
5 22 (42.31%) Git (software)
5 22 (42.31%) BDD
6 18 (34.62%) Symfony
7 17 (32.69%) Zend
8 16 (30.77%) jQuery
8 16 (30.77%) OO
8 16 (30.77%) MVC
9 15 (28.85%) Linux
9 15 (28.85%) PHPUnit
10 12 (23.08%) Scrum
10 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
11 11 (21.15%) Java
12 10 (19.23%) Ruby
12 10 (19.23%) Automated Testing
12 10 (19.23%) Laravel
12 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
13 9 (17.31%) SQL
14 8 (15.38%) RESTful
14 8 (15.38%) WebDriver
14 8 (15.38%) QA
14 8 (15.38%) Backbone.js

Behat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6 (11.54%) CMS
2 4 (7.69%) Apache
3 3 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.77%) nginx
3 3 (5.77%) Drupal
4 2 (3.85%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.92%) WordPress
5 1 (1.92%) Joomla!
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (48.08%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.77%) Big Data
4 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.92%) Redis
5 1 (1.92%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.92%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) Selenium
1 22 (42.31%) Git (software)
2 15 (28.85%) PHPUnit
3 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
5 8 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.69%) JIRA
7 3 (5.77%) Mercurial
7 3 (5.77%) Ant
7 3 (5.77%) Subversion
7 3 (5.77%) Maven
7 3 (5.77%) Grunt
7 3 (5.77%) PhantomJS
8 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.92%) Yeoman
9 1 (1.92%) PhpStorm
9 1 (1.92%) DbUnit
General
1 3 (5.77%) Back Office
1 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.77%) Billing
2 2 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Developer
2 23 (44.23%) PHP Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Tester
4 5 (9.62%) Senior PHP Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Magento Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Automated Tester
6 3 (5.77%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) LAMP Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Lead PHP Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) HTML
1 22 (42.31%) CSS
2 18 (34.62%) Symfony
3 16 (30.77%) jQuery
4 10 (19.23%) Laravel
5 8 (15.38%) Backbone.js
5 8 (15.38%) RESTful
6 7 (13.46%) LAMP
6 7 (13.46%) Ajax
7 6 (11.54%) Gherkin
7 6 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (9.62%) Yii
8 5 (9.62%) CodeIgniter
8 5 (9.62%) .NET
9 4 (7.69%) XML
10 3 (5.77%) OAuth
10 3 (5.77%) Web Services
10 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
10 3 (5.77%) HTML5
10 3 (5.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Open Source
2 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.85%) GIS
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Social Network
4 1 (1.92%) RIA
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 4 (7.69%) CentOS
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) TDD
3 22 (42.31%) BDD
4 16 (30.77%) OO
4 16 (30.77%) MVC
5 12 (23.08%) Scrum
6 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (19.23%) Automated Testing
7 8 (15.38%) OO PHP
8 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
9 6 (11.54%) Web Development
10 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
11 4 (7.69%) OOP
11 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Data Management
12 3 (5.77%) UML
12 3 (5.77%) Project Management
12 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
12 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
12 3 (5.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 51 (98.08%) PHP
2 24 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.15%) Java
4 10 (19.23%) Ruby
5 9 (17.31%) SQL
6 7 (13.46%) PHP5
7 5 (9.62%) C#
8 3 (5.77%) C++
8 3 (5.77%) Python
9 1 (1.92%) C
9 1 (1.92%) Scala
9 1 (1.92%) Golang
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.92%) HND
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Capistrano
1 4 (7.69%) Vagrant
1 4 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.77%) Ansible
2 3 (5.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Zend
2 3 (5.77%) SendGrid
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) Telerik
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