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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 453 462 446
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 177 149 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.32% 2.12% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 96 82
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £68.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+128.33% -

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
7623 7027 5839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.82% 13.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5092 4732 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 130 126
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £24.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.73 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +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 8 February 2016.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SpecFlow
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SpecFlow Hourly Rate Trend 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 166 £425 +13.33% 50
London +38 101 £438 +9.37% 32
City of London +59 33 £475 +18.75% 11
South East +4 18 £388 +10.71% 2
North West -3 18 £369 - 5
South West +17 14 £380 +16.92% 1
Manchester -4 14 £369 - 2
Stockport - 10 £370 -
Yorkshire -24 9 £473 +60.85% 4
Wales - 8 £465 -
Hampshire +6 7 £400 +3.22% 1
Newport - 7 £465 -
South Wales - 7 £480 -
West Yorkshire -21 6 £588 +100.00% 4
Somerset +5 5 £433 +33.07%
Taunton +11 4 £449 +38.07%
Bradford +6 4 £600 +96.72%
Surrey -4 4 - -
East of England -28 4 - - 3
Bristol - 4 £340 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £475 - 3
Berkshire - 3 £360 - 1
Kent - 3 £450 -
Knutsford - 3 £475 -
Andover - 3 £425 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City +4 2 - -
Hertfordshire +1 2 - - 1
Leeds -22 2 £370 +31.55% 4

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 363 (81.39%) C#
2 303 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (66.14%) BDD
4 293 (65.70%) .NET
5 229 (51.35%) Selenium
6 207 (46.41%) Scrum
7 191 (42.83%) TDD
8 165 (37.00%) SQL
9 156 (34.98%) MVC
10 147 (32.96%) SQL Server
11 145 (32.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 136 (30.49%) JavaScript
12 136 (30.49%) Microsoft
13 131 (29.37%) ASP.NET
14 119 (26.68%) Cucumber
14 119 (26.68%) ASP.NET Web API
15 111 (24.89%) .NET Framework
16 106 (23.77%) Test Automation
17 102 (22.87%) Git (software)
17 102 (22.87%) AngularJS
18 101 (22.65%) Visual Studio
19 99 (22.20%) Unit Testing
20 97 (21.75%) Automated Testing
21 93 (20.85%) QA
21 93 (20.85%) ASP.NET MVC
22 88 (19.73%) WCF
23 82 (18.39%) Entity Framework
24 81 (18.16%) Gherkin
25 76 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
26 74 (16.59%) Finance

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 33 (7.40%) IIS
2 31 (6.95%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (3.81%) CMS
4 14 (3.14%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.14%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (2.02%) Node.js
6 7 (1.57%) Confluence
7 5 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.45%) Apache
9 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 32 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (3.36%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.12%) Endur
4 3 (0.67%) Sonata
4 3 (0.67%) Tercero
5 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 67 (15.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.93%) GitHub
3 10 (2.24%) IaaS
3 10 (2.24%) PaaS
4 6 (1.35%) SaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.59%) Internet
2 4 (0.90%) DSL
3 1 (0.22%) DNS
3 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (32.96%) SQL Server
2 71 (15.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (13.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (10.31%) MongoDB
5 37 (8.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (3.59%) Oracle Database
6 16 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.35%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
11 5 (1.12%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.67%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.45%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 229 (51.35%) Selenium
2 145 (32.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 119 (26.68%) Cucumber
4 102 (22.87%) Git (software)
5 101 (22.65%) Visual Studio
6 72 (16.14%) WebDriver
7 53 (11.88%) TeamCity
8 52 (11.66%) Jenkins
8 52 (11.66%) NUnit
9 41 (9.19%) Subversion
10 33 (7.40%) FitNesse
11 24 (5.38%) JIRA
12 23 (5.16%) SoapUI
13 21 (4.71%) Moq
14 17 (3.81%) Jasmine
15 16 (3.59%) Rhino Mocks
16 14 (3.14%) MSTest
16 14 (3.14%) Protractor
17 13 (2.91%) HP UFT
18 12 (2.69%) Eclipse
General
1 74 (16.59%) Finance
2 25 (5.61%) Banking
3 17 (3.81%) Back Office
4 9 (2.02%) Retail
5 7 (1.57%) Publishing
6 6 (1.35%) Military
7 5 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.90%) Law
8 4 (0.90%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Advertising
9 3 (0.67%) Front Office
10 2 (0.45%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) Games
10 2 (0.45%) Legal
10 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 213 (47.76%) Developer
2 109 (24.44%) .NET Developer
3 101 (22.65%) Analyst
4 96 (21.52%) C# Developer
4 96 (21.52%) Test Analyst
5 47 (10.54%) Tester
6 44 (9.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 43 (9.64%) Automation Analyst
8 42 (9.42%) Automation Test Analyst
9 34 (7.62%) ASP.NET Developer
10 33 (7.40%) Automation Tester
11 32 (7.17%) Full Stack Developer
12 30 (6.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 29 (6.50%) Software Engineer
14 28 (6.28%) Agile Developer
15 27 (6.05%) Senior Analyst
15 27 (6.05%) Senior Test Analyst
16 25 (5.61%) Agile Test Analyst
16 25 (5.61%) JavaScript Developer
17 22 (4.93%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (65.70%) .NET
2 131 (29.37%) ASP.NET
3 119 (26.68%) ASP.NET Web API
4 111 (24.89%) .NET Framework
5 102 (22.87%) AngularJS
6 93 (20.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 88 (19.73%) WCF
8 82 (18.39%) Entity Framework
9 81 (18.16%) Gherkin
10 63 (14.13%) HTML
11 50 (11.21%) CSS
12 49 (10.99%) jQuery
13 48 (10.76%) REST
14 46 (10.31%) React
15 45 (10.09%) Web Services
16 40 (8.97%) HTML5
17 39 (8.74%) Ajax
17 39 (8.74%) SignalR
18 37 (8.30%) Reactive Extensions
19 27 (6.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.71%) Blog
3 20 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (4.04%) Client/Server
5 15 (3.36%) Inversion of Control
6 12 (2.69%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.57%) User Experience
8 6 (1.35%) Fintech
8 6 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.12%) IVR
9 5 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.90%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.90%) Smartcard
11 3 (0.67%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.67%) Physics
12 2 (0.45%) New Media
12 2 (0.45%) Social Media
13 1 (0.22%) Clustering
13 1 (0.22%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.30%) Windows
2 13 (2.91%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.79%) Android
3 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (1.57%) Windows CE
5 5 (1.12%) Unix
5 5 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (67.94%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (66.14%) BDD
3 207 (46.41%) Scrum
4 191 (42.83%) TDD
5 156 (34.98%) MVC
6 106 (23.77%) Test Automation
7 99 (22.20%) Unit Testing
8 97 (21.75%) Automated Testing
9 76 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (13.00%) Test Scripting
11 52 (11.66%) Software Engineering
12 50 (11.21%) Automation Testing
13 48 (10.76%) Manual Testing
14 47 (10.54%) OO
15 45 (10.09%) Functional Testing
15 45 (10.09%) SOA
16 42 (9.42%) Kanban
16 42 (9.42%) Software Testing
17 37 (8.30%) Complex Event Processing
18 31 (6.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 363 (81.39%) C#
2 165 (37.00%) SQL
3 136 (30.49%) JavaScript
4 55 (12.33%) Java
5 35 (7.85%) Ruby
6 24 (5.38%) T-SQL
7 21 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 20 (4.48%) TypeScript
9 15 (3.36%) C++
9 15 (3.36%) Python
10 10 (2.24%) PHP
11 9 (2.02%) F#
12 8 (1.79%) VB
12 8 (1.79%) VBScript
13 6 (1.35%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.35%) Scala
14 5 (1.12%) VBA
14 5 (1.12%) XAML
15 3 (0.67%) C
15 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 54 (12.11%) ISEB
3 53 (11.88%) SC Cleared
4 41 (9.19%) ISTQB
5 20 (4.48%) Degree
6 18 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.67%) CCEA
8 3 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.22%) MCSA
9 1 (0.22%) MCSE
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (20.85%) QA
2 24 (5.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 24 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.91%) WCAG
4 7 (1.57%) SDET
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.22%) HDFS
2 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.79%) Puppet
2 4 (0.90%) Ansible
3 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.22%) Kibana
3 1 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 136 (30.49%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.19%) Oracle
3 14 (3.14%) Sitecore
4 13 (2.91%) EPiServer
5 11 (2.47%) Informatica
6 9 (2.02%) Telerik
7 8 (1.79%) HP
8 6 (1.35%) Google
9 5 (1.12%) Capita
10 3 (0.67%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.67%) Avaloq
10 3 (0.67%) Citrix
10 3 (0.67%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.45%) OpenLink
11 2 (0.45%) Perforce
11 2 (0.45%) SAP
11 2 (0.45%) SimCorp
11 2 (0.45%) Splunk
12 1 (0.22%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.22%) Serena
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