The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 465 481 531
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +50
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 149 97 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.03% 1.55% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 86 47
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£400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £400 £317
% change year-on-year
-14.37% +26.18%
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
7331 6242 6395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.84% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4863 4041 3561
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 125 228
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +31 149 £400 - 45
London +56 104 £425 +3.03% 18
City of London +29 23 £400 -5.88% 4
South East -18 16 £338 -15.62% 10
South West - 11 £325 - 4
East of England - 11 £400 - 3
Hampshire -27 10 £313 -21.87% 1
Surrey - 6 £375 - 4
Essex - 5 £369 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £550 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £538 - 6
Taunton - 3 £325 -
Somerset - 3 £325 -
Bristol - 3 £325 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 -
Staines - 2 £350 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Street - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - - 3
Kent - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 225 (82.12%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (80.29%) BDD
3 216 (78.83%) C#
4 188 (68.61%) .NET
5 157 (57.30%) TDD
6 130 (47.45%) Scrum
7 99 (36.13%) ASP.NET
8 98 (35.77%) MVC
9 95 (34.67%) SQL
10 94 (34.31%) Selenium
11 91 (33.21%) SQL Server
12 88 (32.12%) Microsoft
13 74 (27.01%) .NET Framework
14 73 (26.64%) QA
14 73 (26.64%) NUnit
14 73 (26.64%) ASP.NET MVC
15 71 (25.91%) Visual Studio
16 69 (25.18%) JavaScript
17 63 (22.99%) Web Services
18 59 (21.53%) Team Foundation Server
19 55 (20.07%) REST
20 50 (18.25%) Java
21 49 (17.88%) HTML
21 49 (17.88%) Test Automation
22 48 (17.52%) WCF
23 46 (16.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
24 45 (16.42%) CSS
25 44 (16.06%) Cucumber
25 44 (16.06%) ASP.NET Web API
26 42 (15.33%) Finance

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (5.11%) CMS
2 11 (4.01%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.55%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.46%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.46%) Node.js
4 4 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.46%) IIS
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.36%) Drupal
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
Applications
1 34 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Endur
3 1 (0.36%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.38%) Office 365
3 6 (2.19%) PaaS
4 3 (1.09%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.74%) HTTP
2 5 (1.82%) Internet
3 2 (0.73%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.73%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (33.21%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.38%) NoSQL
4 11 (4.01%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.92%) MarkLogic
7 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.46%) Couchbase
8 4 (1.46%) RavenDB
9 3 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.73%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.36%) MySQL
11 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 94 (34.31%) Selenium
2 73 (26.64%) NUnit
3 71 (25.91%) Visual Studio
4 59 (21.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (16.06%) Cucumber
6 37 (13.50%) WebDriver
7 27 (9.85%) Rhino Mocks
8 20 (7.30%) Moq
8 20 (7.30%) TeamCity
9 19 (6.93%) MSTest
10 17 (6.20%) JIRA
11 16 (5.84%) SoapUI
12 15 (5.47%) FitNesse
12 15 (5.47%) Jenkins
13 13 (4.74%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (4.38%) Git (software)
15 11 (4.01%) Jasmine
16 9 (3.28%) MSBuild
16 9 (3.28%) WATIR
17 8 (2.92%) Hudson
General
1 42 (15.33%) Finance
2 8 (2.92%) Retail
3 7 (2.55%) Marketing
4 6 (2.19%) Banking
5 5 (1.82%) Front Office
6 3 (1.09%) Advertising
6 3 (1.09%) Publishing
7 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.73%) Electronics
7 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 128 (46.72%) Developer
2 65 (23.72%) .NET Developer
3 57 (20.80%) Analyst
4 51 (18.61%) Test Analyst
5 45 (16.42%) C# Developer
6 32 (11.68%) C# .NET Developer
7 31 (11.31%) Tester
8 17 (6.20%) Test Engineer
8 17 (6.20%) Agile Test Analyst
9 16 (5.84%) Automation Tester
9 16 (5.84%) Lead Developer
10 12 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (4.38%) QA Analyst
11 11 (4.01%) Agile .NET Developer
11 11 (4.01%) Architect
12 10 (3.65%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.65%) Lead .NET Developer
13 9 (3.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.28%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (68.61%) .NET
2 99 (36.13%) ASP.NET
3 74 (27.01%) .NET Framework
4 73 (26.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 63 (22.99%) Web Services
6 55 (20.07%) REST
7 49 (17.88%) HTML
8 48 (17.52%) WCF
9 46 (16.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 45 (16.42%) CSS
11 44 (16.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 40 (14.60%) jQuery
13 35 (12.77%) XML
14 34 (12.41%) AngularJS
15 30 (10.95%) Gherkin
16 29 (10.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 29 (10.58%) RESTful
17 28 (10.22%) Castle Windsor
18 27 (9.85%) SOAP
19 25 (9.12%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.76%) Open Source
3 12 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.92%) Digital Media
5 7 (2.55%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (2.55%) User Experience
6 6 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.09%) iPhone
9 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.73%) Blog
9 2 (0.73%) DTV
10 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.36%) Derivative
10 1 (0.36%) Online Games
10 1 (0.36%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.57%) Windows
2 11 (4.01%) Android
2 11 (4.01%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.46%) Linux
5 3 (1.09%) UNIX
6 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (82.12%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (80.29%) BDD
3 157 (57.30%) TDD
4 130 (47.45%) Scrum
5 98 (35.77%) MVC
6 49 (17.88%) Test Automation
7 39 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (14.23%) Software Testing
8 38 (13.87%) Automated Testing
9 36 (13.14%) User Stories
10 35 (12.77%) OO
11 30 (10.95%) Integration Testing
11 30 (10.95%) Automation Testing
12 28 (10.22%) Test Scripting
13 24 (8.76%) Domain-Driven Design
14 23 (8.39%) Software Engineering
15 22 (8.03%) Test Strategy
16 20 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (6.20%) Unit Testing
17 17 (6.20%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 216 (78.83%) C#
2 95 (34.67%) SQL
3 69 (25.18%) JavaScript
4 50 (18.25%) Java
5 32 (11.68%) Ruby
6 13 (4.74%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.38%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.19%) Python
8 6 (2.19%) PHP
9 4 (1.46%) VB
10 3 (1.09%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.73%) C++
11 2 (0.73%) XQuery
12 1 (0.36%) XAML
12 1 (0.36%) Perl
12 1 (0.36%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.36%) C
12 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (11.31%) ISEB
2 20 (7.30%) ISTQB
2 20 (7.30%) SC Cleared
2 20 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.19%) Degree
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.36%) MCTS
5 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (26.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.09%) Puppet
3 2 (0.73%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) logstash
4 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 88 (32.12%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.28%) Oracle
3 7 (2.55%) ESRI
3 7 (2.55%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.09%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.09%) HP
5 2 (0.73%) Serena
5 2 (0.73%) SAP
5 2 (0.73%) Google
5 2 (0.73%) DevExpress
5 2 (0.73%) Twitter
6 1 (0.36%) New Relic
6 1 (0.36%) Trayport
6 1 (0.36%) Endeca
6 1 (0.36%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.36%) OpenLink
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago