The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behat
Rank 561 557 519
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -38
Contract jobs citing Behat 27 6 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.012% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.10% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 57
Average daily rate
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£318 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.41% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £338 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7039 5902 6101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.54% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 3695 3573
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 30 July 2014.

Behat Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2014. 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 -9 27 £318 -12.41% 22
London +28 19 £350 -3.44% 18
West Yorkshire - 6 £310 -
Yorkshire - 6 £310 -
Leeds - 5 £310 -
City of London +15 2 £413 +10.00% 2
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
South East - 1 £300 -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Barton-upon-Humber - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Faringdon - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Behat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 48 (94.12%) PHP
2 33 (64.71%) TDD
3 27 (52.94%) MySQL
4 23 (45.10%) JavaScript
4 23 (45.10%) Selenium
4 23 (45.10%) BDD
5 22 (43.14%) Git (software)
5 22 (43.14%) CSS
5 22 (43.14%) HTML
6 21 (41.18%) Symfony
6 21 (41.18%) PHPUnit
7 18 (35.29%) OO
8 16 (31.37%) MVC
8 16 (31.37%) Zend
9 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (29.41%) Jenkins
10 14 (27.45%) LAMP
11 13 (25.49%) Scrum
11 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (25.49%) OO PHP
12 12 (23.53%) Ajax
13 11 (21.57%) Java
13 11 (21.57%) SQL
13 11 (21.57%) Ruby
14 10 (19.61%) Linux
15 9 (17.65%) XML
15 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
15 9 (17.65%) PHP5
15 9 (17.65%) jQuery
15 9 (17.65%) QA

Behat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (9.80%) Drupal
2 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.88%) nginx
2 3 (5.88%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (52.94%) MySQL
2 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.88%) Big Data
2 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.96%) Redis
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (45.10%) Selenium
2 22 (43.14%) Git (software)
3 21 (41.18%) PHPUnit
4 15 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 6 (11.76%) Subversion
5 6 (11.76%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.84%) JIRA
6 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.88%) PhantomJS
7 3 (5.88%) Grunt
7 3 (5.88%) Bitbucket
7 3 (5.88%) Maven
7 3 (5.88%) Ant
8 2 (3.92%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.96%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.96%) DbUnit
General
1 5 (9.80%) Games
1 5 (9.80%) Back Office
2 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Developer
2 24 (47.06%) PHP Developer
3 9 (17.65%) Tester
4 8 (15.69%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Software Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) LAMP Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Senior PHP Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Software Tester
7 4 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Automated Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Lead PHP Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Test Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (43.14%) CSS
1 22 (43.14%) HTML
2 21 (41.18%) Symfony
3 14 (27.45%) LAMP
4 12 (23.53%) Ajax
5 9 (17.65%) XML
5 9 (17.65%) jQuery
6 7 (13.73%) .NET
7 6 (11.76%) RESTful
8 5 (9.80%) CodeIgniter
8 5 (9.80%) Gherkin
8 5 (9.80%) Backbone.js
9 3 (5.88%) JSON
9 3 (5.88%) Zend Framework
9 3 (5.88%) Grails
9 3 (5.88%) REST
9 3 (5.88%) Laravel
9 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.88%) Web Services
10 2 (3.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Open Source
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.88%) GIS
3 1 (1.96%) RIA
3 1 (1.96%) Social Network
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Mac OS
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) CentOS
3 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Debian
3 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) TDD
2 23 (45.10%) BDD
3 18 (35.29%) OO
4 16 (31.37%) MVC
5 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (25.49%) Scrum
6 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (25.49%) OO PHP
7 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 8 (15.69%) Automated Testing
9 7 (13.73%) Data Management
10 5 (9.80%) OOP
11 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.84%) User Stories
11 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
12 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
12 3 (5.88%) Web Testing
12 3 (5.88%) Test Strategy
12 3 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (94.12%) PHP
2 23 (45.10%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.57%) Java
3 11 (21.57%) SQL
3 11 (21.57%) Ruby
4 9 (17.65%) PHP5
5 6 (11.76%) Python
6 4 (7.84%) C#
7 3 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
1 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Vagrant
1 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.88%) Ansible
2 3 (5.88%) Puppet
3 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.96%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Zend
2 1 (1.96%) SendGrid
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