The table below looks at the statistics for Behat skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Behat over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behat
Rank 608 610 591
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing Behat 33 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.039% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 12
Median daily rate £425 £378 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15298 15029 14921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.52% 26.86% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10714 9731 9797
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 201 205
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.72 £19.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%

Behat
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Behat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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 6 May 2016.

Behat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Behat
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Behat within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 33 £425 +12.58% 7
London -16 18 £425 +13.33% 5
Bristol - 9 £400 -
South West - 9 £400 -
City of London +44 4 £438 +16.66%
Watford - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
East of England - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Leeds - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Westminster - 1 £400 -

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Behat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Behat.

1 67 (87.01%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (77.92%) PHP
2 60 (77.92%) BDD
3 49 (63.64%) Git (software)
4 44 (57.14%) HTML
5 43 (55.84%) JavaScript
6 35 (45.45%) Cucumber
7 32 (41.56%) WebDriver
8 31 (40.26%) TDD
9 30 (38.96%) Selenium
9 30 (38.96%) SQL
10 27 (35.06%) Test Automation
11 26 (33.77%) CSS
12 25 (32.47%) MVC
13 22 (28.57%) PHPUnit
14 21 (27.27%) RESTful
15 20 (25.97%) MySQL
16 19 (24.68%) OO
16 19 (24.68%) JIRA
16 19 (24.68%) QA
16 19 (24.68%) Laravel
16 19 (24.68%) Sass
17 17 (22.08%) Scrum
18 16 (20.78%) Symfony
18 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (19.48%) XML
19 15 (19.48%) CSS3
20 14 (18.18%) Unix
20 14 (18.18%) Subversion
21 13 (16.88%) Ruby

Behat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.39%) Confluence
2 4 (5.19%) Node.js
3 3 (3.90%) Drupal
4 2 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.30%) CMS
5 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) GitHub
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) FTP
2 1 (1.30%) SMTP
2 1 (1.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.97%) MySQL
2 9 (11.69%) DB2
3 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.90%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 35 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 32 (41.56%) WebDriver
4 30 (38.96%) Selenium
5 22 (28.57%) PHPUnit
6 19 (24.68%) JIRA
7 14 (18.18%) Subversion
8 11 (14.29%) Jasmine
8 11 (14.29%) SpecFlow
8 11 (14.29%) Vagrant
9 10 (12.99%) Appium
10 9 (11.69%) Capybara
10 9 (11.69%) Grunt
10 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
11 8 (10.39%) gulp
11 8 (10.39%) Mocha
12 6 (7.79%) WATIR
13 4 (5.19%) Eclipse
13 4 (5.19%) JBehave
14 3 (3.90%) FitNesse
General
1 10 (12.99%) Retail
2 4 (5.19%) Games
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Developer
2 23 (29.87%) PHP Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Tester
4 13 (16.88%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 12 (15.58%) Automation Tester
6 8 (10.39%) Consultant
6 8 (10.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (10.39%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (10.39%) Selenium Tester
6 8 (10.39%) Senior PHP Developer
7 7 (9.09%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) QA Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (6.49%) QA Automation Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com Consultant
10 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 4 (5.19%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (57.14%) HTML
2 26 (33.77%) CSS
3 21 (27.27%) RESTful
4 19 (24.68%) Laravel
4 19 (24.68%) Sass
5 16 (20.78%) Symfony
6 15 (19.48%) CSS3
6 15 (19.48%) XML
7 11 (14.29%) HTML5
7 11 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (11.69%) AngularJS
9 8 (10.39%) Twig
10 7 (9.09%) jQuery
10 7 (9.09%) LESS
10 7 (9.09%) REST
10 7 (9.09%) Web Services
11 6 (7.79%) Backbone.js
11 6 (7.79%) Zend Framework
12 5 (6.49%) Ajax
12 5 (6.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.90%) Fintech
4 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Unix
2 5 (6.49%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) Windows
4 3 (3.90%) CentOS
4 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.30%) Android
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (87.01%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (77.92%) BDD
3 31 (40.26%) TDD
4 27 (35.06%) Test Automation
5 25 (32.47%) MVC
6 19 (24.68%) OO
7 17 (22.08%) Scrum
8 16 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (16.88%) Front End Development
10 12 (15.58%) Test Scripting
10 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (15.58%) User Stories
10 12 (15.58%) Web Development
11 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
12 9 (11.69%) Coaching
12 9 (11.69%) Open Source
12 9 (11.69%) Re-Platforming
13 8 (10.39%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (10.39%) Progressive Enhancement
13 8 (10.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (77.92%) PHP
2 43 (55.84%) JavaScript
3 30 (38.96%) SQL
4 13 (16.88%) Java
4 13 (16.88%) Ruby
5 11 (14.29%) C#
6 5 (6.49%) Python
7 4 (5.19%) Apex Code
7 4 (5.19%) SOQL
7 4 (5.19%) SOSL
8 3 (3.90%) PHP 5
9 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) ISEB
1 8 (10.39%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.68%) QA
2 8 (10.39%) WAI
3 2 (2.60%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.30%) Ansible
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Rally
1 9 (11.69%) Zend
2 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.60%) AppDynamics
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.30%) comScore
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle