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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behat
Rank 604 588 581
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing Behat 29 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.039% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.31% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 6
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£406 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £281 -
% change year-on-year
+33.77% -
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
8141 7134 6127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.93% 12.77% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5371 4597 3922
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 133 134
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 2015.

Behat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Behat
Top 13 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 4 September 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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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 +3 29 £406 +25.00% 6
London +3 15 £419 +28.84% 4
East Midlands - 7 £353 -
Loughborough - 7 £353 -
Leicestershire - 7 £353 -
Bristol - 5 £431 -
South West - 5 £431 -
City of London +11 4 £350 -22.22%
Manchester -19 1 - -
North West -33 1 - -
South East - 1 £425 - 1
Westminster - 1 £480 -
Surrey - 1 £425 -

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 46 (93.88%) PHP
2 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (53.06%) BDD
4 25 (51.02%) Jenkins
5 20 (40.82%) MySQL
6 19 (38.78%) HTML
6 19 (38.78%) Symfony
7 18 (36.73%) Scrum
8 17 (34.69%) Selenium
8 17 (34.69%) CSS
8 17 (34.69%) Cucumber
9 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
9 16 (32.65%) QA
10 15 (30.61%) AngularJS
11 13 (26.53%) JIRA
11 13 (26.53%) CSS3
11 13 (26.53%) PHPUnit
12 12 (24.49%) WebDriver
12 12 (24.49%) Vagrant
13 11 (22.45%) Gherkin
13 11 (22.45%) Varnish
13 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
13 11 (22.45%) MVC
14 10 (20.41%) OO
14 10 (20.41%) HTML5
15 9 (18.37%) Drupal
15 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
15 9 (18.37%) JMeter
15 9 (18.37%) LAMP
15 9 (18.37%) gulp

Behat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (18.37%) Drupal
2 4 (8.16%) Confluence
3 3 (6.12%) Apache
4 2 (4.08%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
1 1 (2.04%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) MySQL
2 8 (16.33%) Redis
3 7 (14.29%) Big Data
4 5 (10.20%) MongoDB
5 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) Jenkins
2 17 (34.69%) Cucumber
2 17 (34.69%) Selenium
3 13 (26.53%) JIRA
3 13 (26.53%) PHPUnit
4 12 (24.49%) WebDriver
5 11 (22.45%) Git (software)
6 9 (18.37%) JMeter
6 9 (18.37%) gulp
7 4 (8.16%) GitLab
7 4 (8.16%) PhpStorm
7 4 (8.16%) JUnit
7 4 (8.16%) Mocha
7 4 (8.16%) Jasmine
7 4 (8.16%) Grunt
8 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.04%) Maven
9 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (10.20%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (63.27%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) PHP Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Senior Developer
4 10 (20.41%) Tester
5 9 (18.37%) Drupal Developer
6 8 (16.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) AWS Developer
10 1 (2.04%) PHP Magento Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Magento Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Senior Android Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.04%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) Symfony
1 19 (38.78%) HTML
2 17 (34.69%) CSS
3 15 (30.61%) AngularJS
4 13 (26.53%) CSS3
5 11 (22.45%) Gherkin
6 10 (20.41%) HTML5
7 9 (18.37%) LAMP
8 8 (16.33%) Drush
9 7 (14.29%) Backbone.js
10 5 (10.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (10.20%) Ionic Framework
11 4 (8.16%) Sass
12 2 (4.08%) Laravel
12 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (2.04%) Web Services
13 1 (2.04%) Zend Framework
13 1 (2.04%) jQuery
13 1 (2.04%) RESTful
13 1 (2.04%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) NHS
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.04%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) CentOS
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) BDD
3 18 (36.73%) Scrum
4 11 (22.45%) MVC
5 10 (20.41%) OO
6 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
7 7 (14.29%) TDD
7 7 (14.29%) OO PHP
7 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.24%) DevOps
8 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.20%) User Stories
9 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Progressive Enhancement
10 4 (8.16%) Black-Box Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) PHP
2 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.33%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) SQL
4 2 (4.08%) Ruby
5 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.04%) Python
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Varnish
2 4 (8.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) Vagrant
2 8 (16.33%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Zend
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