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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SpecFlow
Rank 440 433 428
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 136 134 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.93% 2.23% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 79 78
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
7034 6005 5043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 11.95% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3776 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 159
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £54.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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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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 -16 135 £375 - 42
London -25 65 £400 +6.66% 23
East of England +35 34 £363 +20.83% 2
Cambridgeshire - 28 £225 -
City of London +16 21 £435 +16.00% 11
Yorkshire - 19 £294 -
West Yorkshire - 18 £294 -
Leeds - 16 £281 -
South East -49 14 £350 -8.19% 1
Cambridge - 12 - -
Hertfordshire - 6 £500 -
Surrey -3 5 £350 -
Hampshire -13 5 £388 -3.72%
East Sussex -10 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Brighton -23 3 £350 +7.69% 1
East Midlands 0 1 - -
Manchester -12 1 - - 10
North West -17 1 - - 11
Watford - 1 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Winchester - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 217 (75.87%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (71.68%) C#
3 200 (69.93%) BDD
4 180 (62.94%) .NET
5 145 (50.70%) Selenium
6 128 (44.76%) TDD
7 123 (43.01%) Scrum
8 94 (32.87%) Microsoft
9 87 (30.42%) .NET Framework
10 86 (30.07%) NUnit
11 84 (29.37%) SQL
12 81 (28.32%) JavaScript
13 77 (26.92%) SQL Server
14 74 (25.87%) MVC
15 73 (25.52%) Cucumber
16 71 (24.83%) QA
17 63 (22.03%) ASP.NET
18 61 (21.33%) HTML
19 55 (19.23%) WebDriver
20 54 (18.88%) ASP.NET MVC
21 53 (18.53%) Test Automation
21 53 (18.53%) Gherkin
21 53 (18.53%) Visual Studio
22 50 (17.48%) ASP.NET Web API
23 49 (17.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 49 (17.13%) Finance
24 47 (16.43%) CSS
25 42 (14.69%) Web Services
26 41 (14.34%) Team Foundation Server
27 40 (13.99%) E-Commerce

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 16 (5.59%) CMS
2 11 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (2.80%) IIS
4 6 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.75%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.75%) Node.js
6 4 (1.40%) Confluence
7 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.35%) Moodle
8 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.05%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.40%) GitHub
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.24%) HTTP
2 8 (2.80%) HTTPS
3 7 (2.45%) Internet
4 2 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.50%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.45%) MySQL
7 6 (2.10%) SSDT
8 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.75%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.40%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.05%) MarkLogic
10 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.70%) QlikView
11 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.35%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 145 (50.70%) Selenium
2 86 (30.07%) NUnit
3 73 (25.52%) Cucumber
4 55 (19.23%) WebDriver
5 53 (18.53%) Visual Studio
6 41 (14.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (9.09%) TeamCity
7 26 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
8 23 (8.04%) MSTest
9 17 (5.94%) Git (software)
9 17 (5.94%) Moq
9 17 (5.94%) Jenkins
10 16 (5.59%) MSBuild
11 15 (5.24%) JIRA
12 14 (4.90%) StyleCop
13 13 (4.55%) ReSharper
14 11 (3.85%) NDepend
14 11 (3.85%) NCover
14 11 (3.85%) Fiddler
14 11 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (17.13%) Finance
2 9 (3.15%) Retail
3 8 (2.80%) Banking
4 5 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.40%) Front Office
6 3 (1.05%) Legal
7 2 (0.70%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.70%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.70%) Games
7 2 (0.70%) Military
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (38.46%) Developer
2 75 (26.22%) Analyst
3 60 (20.98%) Test Analyst
4 59 (20.63%) Tester
5 43 (15.03%) .NET Developer
6 37 (12.94%) C# Developer
7 28 (9.79%) Senior Developer
8 27 (9.44%) Automation Tester
9 24 (8.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (6.29%) Software Tester
11 16 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (5.24%) Senior Test Analyst
13 14 (4.90%) QA Analyst
13 14 (4.90%) Agile Tester
14 12 (4.20%) Automation Analyst
14 12 (4.20%) Agile Test Analyst
14 12 (4.20%) Senior .NET Developer
14 12 (4.20%) Test Consultant
14 12 (4.20%) Consultant
14 12 (4.20%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (62.94%) .NET
2 87 (30.42%) .NET Framework
3 63 (22.03%) ASP.NET
4 61 (21.33%) HTML
5 54 (18.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 53 (18.53%) Gherkin
7 50 (17.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 49 (17.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 47 (16.43%) CSS
10 42 (14.69%) Web Services
11 39 (13.64%) jQuery
11 39 (13.64%) REST
12 30 (10.49%) Castle Windsor
13 29 (10.14%) AngularJS
14 28 (9.79%) RESTful
15 27 (9.44%) NHibernate
16 23 (8.04%) WCF
16 23 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 19 (6.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 18 (6.29%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.29%) Open Source
2 20 (6.99%) Inversion of Control
3 13 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.75%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.40%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.05%) Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.70%) Replication
10 1 (0.35%) User Experience
10 1 (0.35%) NHS
10 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.35%) Tandem
10 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.24%) Windows
2 3 (1.05%) Android
2 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.35%) Linux
3 1 (0.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (75.87%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (69.93%) BDD
3 128 (44.76%) TDD
4 123 (43.01%) Scrum
5 74 (25.87%) MVC
6 53 (18.53%) Test Automation
7 40 (13.99%) E-Commerce
7 40 (13.99%) Automated Testing
8 37 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (11.19%) Automation Testing
10 29 (10.14%) Domain-Driven Design
10 29 (10.14%) Manual Testing
11 28 (9.79%) Test Scripting
12 26 (9.09%) Software Testing
13 25 (8.74%) OO
14 22 (7.69%) ATDD
15 15 (5.24%) Integration Testing
16 14 (4.90%) CRM
17 13 (4.55%) Project Management
17 13 (4.55%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 205 (71.68%) C#
2 84 (29.37%) SQL
3 81 (28.32%) JavaScript
4 37 (12.94%) Java
5 34 (11.89%) Ruby
6 21 (7.34%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.20%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.50%) PHP
9 7 (2.45%) C++
10 6 (2.10%) C
11 3 (1.05%) VB
11 3 (1.05%) F#
11 3 (1.05%) Scala
12 2 (0.70%) VBA
12 2 (0.70%) VB6
13 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.35%) XPath
13 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (9.09%) ISEB
2 19 (6.64%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.10%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.75%) Degree
6 4 (1.40%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (24.83%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (1.05%) SCOM
2 2 (0.70%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 94 (32.87%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.99%) Oracle
3 14 (4.90%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.05%) Splunk
4 3 (1.05%) HP
5 2 (0.70%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.70%) SAP
5 2 (0.70%) Red Gate
5 2 (0.70%) ESRI
5 2 (0.70%) Endeca
5 2 (0.70%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.35%) RedDot
6 1 (0.35%) Telerik
6 1 (0.35%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.35%) CODA
6 1 (0.35%) TIBCO
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