The first table below looks at the demand for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 454 456 547
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +91
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 150 109 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.14% 1.86% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 80 30
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £318 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
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
7010 5871 6100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.82% 11.49% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 3682 3574
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 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 143 219
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 £22.50
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% -

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SpecFlow
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 SpecFlow within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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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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 +33 148 £375 -6.25% 59
London +46 100 £400 +1.52% 38
South West -10 21 £325 - 2
City of London +10 19 £400 +5.89% 12
South East -34 16 £328 -18.12% 7
Hampshire -14 12 £325 -19.25% 3
Somerset - 12 £325 -
East of England -29 8 £350 -6.66% 3
Surrey -3 3 £375 -3.22% 1
North West -9 1 £325 - 4
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Oxford - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Romford - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Street - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
York - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SpecFlow 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 SpecFlow.

1 192 (79.67%) C#
2 185 (76.76%) BDD
3 161 (66.80%) .NET
4 133 (55.19%) TDD
5 125 (51.87%) Scrum
6 96 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
7 86 (35.68%) SQL Server
8 84 (34.85%) SQL
9 82 (34.02%) ASP.NET
9 82 (34.02%) Microsoft
10 79 (32.78%) Selenium
11 76 (31.54%) MVC
12 74 (30.71%) QA
13 69 (28.63%) Visual Studio
14 60 (24.90%) JavaScript
15 58 (24.07%) Web Services
15 58 (24.07%) Cucumber
16 55 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
17 53 (21.99%) .NET Framework
18 51 (21.16%) Test Automation
19 50 (20.75%) jQuery
19 50 (20.75%) NUnit
20 49 (20.33%) Team Foundation Server
21 47 (19.50%) WCF
22 44 (18.26%) HTML
23 42 (17.43%) Java
24 41 (17.01%) REST
25 40 (16.60%) Software Testing
26 39 (16.18%) Automation Testing
27 38 (15.77%) Gherkin

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SpecFlow 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 SpecFlow. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (7.88%) CMS
2 11 (4.56%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.66%) Node.js
3 4 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.83%) IIS
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 32 (13.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.41%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.15%) Office 365
3 3 (1.24%) SaaS
3 3 (1.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) GitHub
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.39%) HTTP
2 3 (1.24%) Internet
3 2 (0.83%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.83%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (35.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.66%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.66%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.66%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.83%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.41%) MySQL
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 79 (32.78%) Selenium
2 69 (28.63%) Visual Studio
3 58 (24.07%) Cucumber
4 50 (20.75%) NUnit
5 49 (20.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (11.20%) WebDriver
7 21 (8.71%) TeamCity
8 19 (7.88%) MSTest
9 15 (6.22%) Moq
9 15 (6.22%) SoapUI
10 14 (5.81%) FitNesse
11 13 (5.39%) Rhino Mocks
12 12 (4.98%) JIRA
13 11 (4.56%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (4.56%) Jasmine
14 10 (4.15%) ReSharper
15 9 (3.73%) JUnit
15 9 (3.73%) Jenkins
16 8 (3.32%) JBehave
16 8 (3.32%) WATIR
General
1 38 (15.77%) Finance
2 7 (2.90%) Retail
3 6 (2.49%) Banking
4 3 (1.24%) Marketing
4 3 (1.24%) Front Office
4 3 (1.24%) Advertising
4 3 (1.24%) Publishing
5 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.83%) Electronics
5 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.41%) Legal
6 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 113 (46.89%) Developer
2 63 (26.14%) .NET Developer
3 51 (21.16%) Analyst
4 49 (20.33%) Test Analyst
4 49 (20.33%) C# Developer
5 34 (14.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (11.62%) Tester
7 19 (7.88%) Test Engineer
8 13 (5.39%) Agile Test Analyst
9 11 (4.56%) Automation Tester
9 11 (4.56%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (4.15%) Senior Test Analyst
10 10 (4.15%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.15%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.73%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (3.73%) QA Engineer
12 8 (3.32%) QA Analyst
12 8 (3.32%) BizTalk Developer
12 8 (3.32%) Lead Developer
13 7 (2.90%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (66.80%) .NET
2 82 (34.02%) ASP.NET
3 58 (24.07%) Web Services
4 55 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 53 (21.99%) .NET Framework
6 50 (20.75%) jQuery
7 47 (19.50%) WCF
8 44 (18.26%) HTML
9 41 (17.01%) REST
10 38 (15.77%) Gherkin
11 37 (15.35%) XML
12 33 (13.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (13.28%) SOAP
14 29 (12.03%) CSS
15 28 (11.62%) Castle Windsor
15 28 (11.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 27 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 26 (10.79%) AngularJS
17 26 (10.79%) RESTful
18 24 (9.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.30%) Open Source
2 10 (4.15%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.49%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.83%) Blog
5 2 (0.83%) iPhone
5 2 (0.83%) TRADACOMS
5 2 (0.83%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.83%) DTV
5 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.41%) Xbox
6 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.41%) Derivative
6 1 (0.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.13%) Windows
2 11 (4.56%) Android
2 11 (4.56%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.24%) Linux
5 2 (0.83%) UNIX
6 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (76.76%) BDD
2 133 (55.19%) TDD
3 125 (51.87%) Scrum
4 96 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (31.54%) MVC
6 51 (21.16%) Test Automation
7 40 (16.60%) Software Testing
8 39 (16.18%) Automation Testing
9 35 (14.52%) User Stories
9 35 (14.52%) OO
10 34 (14.11%) Automated Testing
11 31 (12.86%) Unit Testing
12 30 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (11.62%) Integration Testing
14 25 (10.37%) Test Strategy
15 24 (9.96%) Test Scripting
15 24 (9.96%) Software Engineering
16 22 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (8.71%) Kanban
18 17 (7.05%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 192 (79.67%) C#
2 84 (34.85%) SQL
3 60 (24.90%) JavaScript
4 42 (17.43%) Java
5 34 (14.11%) Ruby
6 18 (7.47%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.32%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.07%) PHP
9 4 (1.66%) VB
10 3 (1.24%) C++
10 3 (1.24%) Python
10 3 (1.24%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.83%) XQuery
12 1 (0.41%) XAML
12 1 (0.41%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.41%) Perl
12 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (13.28%) ISEB
2 23 (9.54%) ISTQB
3 20 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.30%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.56%) Degree
6 3 (1.24%) MBA
7 1 (0.41%) MCTS
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (30.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.24%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) WMI
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 82 (34.02%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.73%) Oracle
3 7 (2.90%) ESRI
4 4 (1.66%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.83%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.83%) SAP
5 2 (0.83%) Twitter
5 2 (0.83%) Serena
5 2 (0.83%) Google
5 2 (0.83%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.83%) HP
6 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.41%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.41%) Trayport
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