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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behat
Rank 594 585 573
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing Behat 26 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.048% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 0.37% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 6
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£353 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £310 -
% change year-on-year
+21.37% -
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
7557 7024 5870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.29% 12.85% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4976 4513 3677
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 152 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 2015.

Behat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Behat
Top 15 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 31 July 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 -26 25 £364 +17.33% 13
London -9 11 £350 +1.81% 8
South West - 7 £425 -
Bristol - 7 £425 -
City of London -6 5 £350 -15.15% 3
Loughborough - 5 £353 -
Leicestershire - 5 £353 -
East Midlands - 5 £353 -
South East -10 1 £425 +41.66% 3
South Wales - 1 £300 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £425 - 2
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £300 - 1

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (89.58%) PHP
2 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (56.25%) BDD
4 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
5 21 (43.75%) Symfony
5 21 (43.75%) MySQL
6 18 (37.50%) HTML
7 16 (33.33%) CSS
8 15 (31.25%) Scrum
8 15 (31.25%) QA
8 15 (31.25%) Selenium
8 15 (31.25%) PHPUnit
9 14 (29.17%) AngularJS
10 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 12 (25.00%) Gherkin
10 12 (25.00%) HTML5
10 12 (25.00%) Varnish
11 11 (22.92%) CSS3
11 11 (22.92%) LAMP
11 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
12 10 (20.83%) OO
12 10 (20.83%) JMeter
12 10 (20.83%) TDD
12 10 (20.83%) Redis
12 10 (20.83%) Reverse Proxy
12 10 (20.83%) Drupal
13 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
13 9 (18.75%) Vagrant
13 9 (18.75%) Puppet
13 9 (18.75%) JIRA

Behat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (20.83%) Drupal
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Magento
1 1 (2.08%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (43.75%) MySQL
2 10 (20.83%) Redis
3 5 (10.42%) Big Data
3 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
2 15 (31.25%) PHPUnit
2 15 (31.25%) Selenium
3 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (20.83%) JMeter
5 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 9 (18.75%) JIRA
6 8 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 5 (10.42%) gulp
8 4 (8.33%) GitLab
8 4 (8.33%) PhpStorm
8 4 (8.33%) JUnit
9 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.08%) Subversion
10 1 (2.08%) Maven
10 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.08%) TestNG
10 1 (2.08%) Appium
General
1 3 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Publishing
2 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 15 (31.25%) PHP Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Drupal Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Senior Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Tester
4 6 (12.50%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 5 (10.42%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.08%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (43.75%) Symfony
2 18 (37.50%) HTML
3 16 (33.33%) CSS
4 14 (29.17%) AngularJS
5 12 (25.00%) HTML5
5 12 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 11 (22.92%) CSS3
6 11 (22.92%) LAMP
7 9 (18.75%) Drush
8 5 (10.42%) Backbone.js
8 5 (10.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (10.42%) Ionic Framework
9 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (4.17%) jQuery
9 2 (4.17%) Laravel
9 2 (4.17%) Doctrine
10 1 (2.08%) RESTful
10 1 (2.08%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (2.08%) Ajax
10 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) NHS
2 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) CentOS
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (56.25%) BDD
3 15 (31.25%) Scrum
4 10 (20.83%) OO
4 10 (20.83%) TDD
5 8 (16.67%) MVC
5 8 (16.67%) DevOps
6 7 (14.58%) User Stories
6 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
6 7 (14.58%) OO PHP
7 6 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.25%) OOP
11 2 (4.17%) Regression Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (89.58%) PHP
2 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.08%) Python
5 1 (2.08%) C#
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Puppet
1 9 (18.75%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.08%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1 (2.08%) Zend
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