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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behat
Rank 552 544 526
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing Behat 19 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.031% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.26% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 1
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£400 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £238 -
% change year-on-year
+47.36% -
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
6800 5781 5381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.57% 11.84% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4600 3654 3338
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 212
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 28 January 2015.

Behat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Behat
Top 24 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 28 January 2015. 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 -7 19 £400 +14.28% 24
London +23 16 £400 +14.28% 15
City of London - 2 £365 - 4
South East - 1 £350 - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 4
Crawley - - - -
Faringdon - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Hull - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
Oxfordshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 4

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 43 (91.49%) PHP
2 29 (61.70%) BDD
3 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (40.43%) HTML
4 19 (40.43%) JavaScript
5 16 (34.04%) Selenium
6 15 (31.91%) CSS
6 15 (31.91%) Scrum
7 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
7 14 (29.79%) Cucumber
8 12 (25.53%) TDD
8 12 (25.53%) Linux
9 11 (23.40%) MySQL
9 11 (23.40%) OO
9 11 (23.40%) jQuery
10 10 (21.28%) PHPUnit
11 8 (17.02%) Laravel
11 8 (17.02%) Zend
11 8 (17.02%) MVC
11 8 (17.02%) Java
11 8 (17.02%) Ruby
12 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
12 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
12 7 (14.89%) Gherkin
12 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
13 6 (12.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
13 6 (12.77%) HTML5
13 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
13 6 (12.77%) Sass

Behat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (12.77%) CMS
2 3 (6.38%) Drupal
3 1 (2.13%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) nginx
3 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) MySQL
2 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.13%) Redis
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Selenium
2 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
2 14 (29.79%) Cucumber
3 10 (21.28%) PHPUnit
4 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
4 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.64%) JMeter
5 5 (10.64%) Hudson
6 3 (6.38%) Subversion
6 3 (6.38%) Mercurial
7 2 (4.26%) RSpec
8 1 (2.13%) PhpStorm
8 1 (2.13%) Yeoman
8 1 (2.13%) JIRA
8 1 (2.13%) JUnit
8 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Developer
2 14 (29.79%) PHP Developer
3 11 (23.40%) Tester
4 7 (14.89%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Magento Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.26%) LAMP Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.26%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) HTML
2 15 (31.91%) CSS
3 11 (23.40%) jQuery
4 8 (17.02%) Laravel
5 7 (14.89%) Gherkin
6 6 (12.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (12.77%) HTML5
6 6 (12.77%) Sass
6 6 (12.77%) Symfony
7 5 (10.64%) RESTful
8 4 (8.51%) Yii
8 4 (8.51%) Backbone.js
9 3 (6.38%) XML
9 3 (6.38%) CodeIgniter
10 2 (4.26%) OAuth
10 2 (4.26%) Web Services
10 2 (4.26%) LAMP
10 2 (4.26%) Ajax
10 2 (4.26%) Semantic HTML
11 1 (2.13%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Interactive TV
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Ubuntu
3 4 (8.51%) CentOS
4 1 (2.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) BDD
2 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.91%) Scrum
4 12 (25.53%) TDD
5 11 (23.40%) OO
6 8 (17.02%) MVC
7 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Web Development
8 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.38%) SOA
10 3 (6.38%) OOP
10 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (91.49%) PHP
2 19 (40.43%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.02%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) Ruby
4 6 (12.77%) SQL
5 4 (8.51%) PHP5
6 1 (2.13%) Golang
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Capistrano
1 4 (8.51%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Zend
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) SendGrid
4 1 (2.13%) Telerik
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