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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behat
Rank 575 545 533
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -12
Contract jobs citing Behat 24 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.048% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 0.39% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £238 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+46.00% -
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
6982 6366 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.26% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4469 4037 3301
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 110 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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
Top 30 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 27 March 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 -6 24 £375 +8.30% 7
London +9 22 £375 +7.14% 2
City of London +18 5 £383 +9.28% 1
South East -33 2 £365 +12.30%
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Faringdon - - - -
Goole - - - - 1
Hull - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newport - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (88.37%) PHP
2 27 (62.79%) BDD
3 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (41.86%) Scrum
5 16 (37.21%) HTML
6 15 (34.88%) Jenkins
7 14 (32.56%) Selenium
8 13 (30.23%) TDD
9 12 (27.91%) CSS
9 12 (27.91%) Cucumber
9 12 (27.91%) Gherkin
10 10 (23.26%) PHPUnit
10 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
10 10 (23.26%) JMeter
11 9 (20.93%) MySQL
11 9 (20.93%) Symfony
11 9 (20.93%) HTML5
12 8 (18.60%) QA
12 8 (18.60%) Vagrant
13 7 (16.28%) LAMP
13 7 (16.28%) Linux
13 7 (16.28%) Ruby
13 7 (16.28%) Redis
13 7 (16.28%) Varnish
13 7 (16.28%) CSS3
13 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
14 6 (13.95%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (13.95%) Puppet
14 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
14 6 (13.95%) MVC

Behat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (11.63%) Drupal
2 1 (2.33%) nginx
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) MySQL
2 7 (16.28%) Redis
3 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Jenkins
2 14 (32.56%) Selenium
3 12 (27.91%) Cucumber
4 10 (23.26%) PHPUnit
4 10 (23.26%) JMeter
5 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
6 5 (11.63%) Hudson
6 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.98%) Subversion
8 2 (4.65%) JUnit
8 2 (4.65%) RSpec
8 2 (4.65%) JIRA
9 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.33%) TestNG
9 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) Tester
3 8 (18.60%) Senior Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Automation Tester
4 6 (13.95%) PHP Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Drupal Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Test Leader
6 4 (9.30%) QA Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.65%) LAMP Developer
7 2 (4.65%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.65%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (2.33%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) HTML
2 12 (27.91%) CSS
2 12 (27.91%) Gherkin
3 9 (20.93%) HTML5
3 9 (20.93%) Symfony
4 7 (16.28%) LAMP
4 7 (16.28%) CSS3
5 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
5 5 (11.63%) Drush
6 3 (6.98%) Sass
7 2 (4.65%) Semantic HTML
7 2 (4.65%) RESTful
7 2 (4.65%) Web Services
7 2 (4.65%) XML
7 2 (4.65%) Doctrine
8 1 (2.33%) Alternative PHP Cache
8 1 (2.33%) Ajax
8 1 (2.33%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (2.33%) jQuery
8 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.98%) NHS
3 2 (4.65%) Interactive TV
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Blog
4 1 (2.33%) Open Source
4 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) CentOS
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) BDD
2 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (41.86%) Scrum
4 13 (30.23%) TDD
5 6 (13.95%) MVC
6 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.63%) OO
6 5 (11.63%) DevOps
6 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.30%) User Stories
7 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Black-Box Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.98%) SOA
8 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.65%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (88.37%) PHP
2 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.28%) Ruby
4 5 (11.63%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) SQL
6 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISEB
2 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Varnish
2 2 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Vagrant
2 6 (13.95%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) Capistrano
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Zend
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle