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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SpecFlow
Rank 450 490 537
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +47
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 197 152 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.39% 2.10% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 98 65
Average daily rate £400 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -

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
8228 7244 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.73% 13.01% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5583 4637 4323
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 140 132
Average hourly rate £42.48 £37.02 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.73% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.37 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%

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 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

SpecFlow Hourly 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 April 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 +22 181 £400 +1.91% 49
London +23 93 £413 -2.94% 33
City of London +43 34 £419 -6.94% 5
South East +9 30 £369 +5.35% 5
North West +8 20 £425 +30.76% 3
Cheshire - 19 £425 -
South West +14 15 £400 +28.00% 3
Wales +5 15 £337 -3.71% 1
Bristol - 14 £400 -
Knutsford - 14 £425 -
South Wales -4 13 £349 +1.52% 1
Newport +16 11 £325 -5.45% 1
Hampshire +10 9 £400 +1.91% 4
Surrey +1 9 £400 +14.28%
East of England -3 9 £310 -34.73% 1
West Midlands 0 8 £350 -
Brighton +7 6 £375 -
East Sussex 0 6 £375 -
Birmingham +6 5 £350 -
Berkshire +3 4 £360 +2.85%
Reading -7 4 £360 +2.85%
East Midlands +6 3 £313 - 1
Cambridgeshire -7 3 - - 1
Norfolk - 3 £310 -
Peterborough - 3 - -
Andover - 3 £325 -
Norwich - 3 £310 -
Canary Wharf +5 2 £531 +6.25%
Yorkshire -12 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire -13 2 - - 3

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 295 (75.84%) C#
2 284 (73.01%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (64.01%) .NET
4 241 (61.95%) BDD
5 183 (47.04%) Selenium
6 178 (45.76%) TDD
7 142 (36.50%) Scrum
8 138 (35.48%) Microsoft
9 134 (34.45%) SQL
10 110 (28.28%) Cucumber
11 107 (27.51%) SQL Server
12 105 (26.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 102 (26.22%) Test Automation
14 99 (25.45%) JavaScript
15 95 (24.42%) MVC
15 95 (24.42%) AngularJS
16 91 (23.39%) ASP.NET
17 87 (22.37%) Finance
17 87 (22.37%) Gherkin
17 87 (22.37%) WebDriver
18 85 (21.85%) QA
19 73 (18.77%) Visual Studio
19 73 (18.77%) .NET Framework
19 73 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
20 71 (18.25%) ASP.NET Web API
21 70 (17.99%) Java
22 67 (17.22%) Git (software)
23 65 (16.71%) Test Scripting
24 63 (16.20%) Automated Testing
25 56 (14.40%) ASP.NET MVC

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 15 (3.86%) CMS
1 15 (3.86%) IIS
2 13 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (2.06%) Node.js
5 6 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.77%) Confluence
7 3 (0.77%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.77%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.51%) Apache
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.26%) Drupal
9 1 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 43 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.51%) MS Office
2 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.31%) Endur
2 9 (2.31%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.77%) Sonata
3 3 (0.77%) Tercero
4 2 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.26%) BASE24
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.83%) GitHub
4 6 (1.54%) IaaS
4 6 (1.54%) PaaS
5 5 (1.29%) SaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.57%) Internet
2 1 (0.26%) AMQP
2 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (27.51%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (6.68%) MongoDB
5 20 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (4.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (2.57%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.80%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.29%) InterSystems Cache
14 4 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
16 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
16 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
16 1 (0.26%) GIS
16 1 (0.26%) MySQL
16 1 (0.26%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 183 (47.04%) Selenium
2 110 (28.28%) Cucumber
3 105 (26.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 87 (22.37%) WebDriver
5 73 (18.77%) Visual Studio
6 67 (17.22%) Git (software)
7 52 (13.37%) NUnit
8 37 (9.51%) JIRA
9 36 (9.25%) TeamCity
10 34 (8.74%) SoapUI
11 32 (8.23%) Jenkins
12 26 (6.68%) FitNesse
12 26 (6.68%) Moq
12 26 (6.68%) Subversion
13 22 (5.66%) Protractor
14 20 (5.14%) Jasmine
14 20 (5.14%) JMeter
15 18 (4.63%) TestComplete
16 17 (4.37%) WATIR
17 16 (4.11%) Capybara
General
1 87 (22.37%) Finance
2 47 (12.08%) Banking
3 14 (3.60%) Retail
4 7 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.54%) Back Office
6 5 (1.29%) Front Office
6 5 (1.29%) Military
7 4 (1.03%) Law
7 4 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.77%) Advertising
8 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Marketing
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 165 (42.42%) Developer
2 80 (20.57%) C# Developer
3 74 (19.02%) Analyst
4 72 (18.51%) Test Analyst
5 66 (16.97%) .NET Developer
6 49 (12.60%) Tester
7 44 (11.31%) Automation Test Analyst
8 35 (9.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 34 (8.74%) Test Engineer
10 31 (7.97%) Full Stack Developer
11 30 (7.71%) Agile Developer
11 30 (7.71%) Automation Tester
11 30 (7.71%) Test Automation Engineer
12 28 (7.20%) Consultant
13 25 (6.43%) Developer in Test
14 20 (5.14%) ASP.NET Developer
14 20 (5.14%) Test Automation Developer
15 19 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
16 17 (4.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 17 (4.37%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (64.01%) .NET
2 95 (24.42%) AngularJS
3 91 (23.39%) ASP.NET
4 87 (22.37%) Gherkin
5 73 (18.77%) .NET Framework
6 71 (18.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 56 (14.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 48 (12.34%) Entity Framework
9 46 (11.83%) Web Services
10 39 (10.03%) WCF
11 38 (9.77%) HTML
12 34 (8.74%) CSS
12 34 (8.74%) jQuery
13 31 (7.97%) React
14 28 (7.20%) HTML5
15 27 (6.94%) WPF
16 24 (6.17%) REST
17 22 (5.66%) CSS3
17 22 (5.66%) RESTful
18 19 (4.88%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.86%) Inversion of Control
2 13 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.08%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.57%) Blog
5 10 (2.57%) IVR
6 9 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.31%) Fintech
6 9 (2.31%) User Experience
7 8 (2.06%) Smartcard
8 5 (1.29%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.77%) Tandem
10 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.51%) New Media
10 2 (0.51%) Wiki
11 1 (0.26%) Contactless
11 1 (0.26%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.26%) EMV
11 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.03%) Windows
2 9 (2.31%) Unix
3 6 (1.54%) Android
4 5 (1.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (73.01%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (61.95%) BDD
3 178 (45.76%) TDD
4 142 (36.50%) Scrum
5 102 (26.22%) Test Automation
6 95 (24.42%) MVC
7 73 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (16.71%) Test Scripting
9 63 (16.20%) Automated Testing
10 49 (12.60%) Unit Testing
11 45 (11.57%) OO
12 37 (9.51%) Software Engineering
13 33 (8.48%) Kanban
14 32 (8.23%) Automation Testing
14 32 (8.23%) Software Testing
14 32 (8.23%) Web Development
15 25 (6.43%) E-Commerce
16 24 (6.17%) DevOps
16 24 (6.17%) SOA
17 22 (5.66%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 295 (75.84%) C#
2 134 (34.45%) SQL
3 99 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 70 (17.99%) Java
5 38 (9.77%) Ruby
6 29 (7.46%) T-SQL
7 27 (6.94%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.83%) F#
9 10 (2.57%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.06%) PHP
11 6 (1.54%) Python
11 6 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.03%) C
13 3 (0.77%) C++
13 3 (0.77%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.51%) XAML
15 1 (0.26%) AWK
15 1 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 45 (11.57%) ISEB
2 37 (9.51%) Security Cleared
3 32 (8.23%) SC Cleared
4 23 (5.91%) Degree
5 22 (5.66%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.54%) CCEA
7 6 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.26%) MCSA
9 1 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (21.85%) QA
2 11 (2.83%) WCAG
3 10 (2.57%) SDET
4 6 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Docker
1 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
1 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (2.31%) Puppet
2 8 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.54%) Ansible
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.26%) Kibana
5 1 (0.26%) logstash
Vendors
1 138 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.14%) Oracle
3 12 (3.08%) Telerik
4 11 (2.83%) EPiServer
4 11 (2.83%) Sitecore
5 9 (2.31%) Rally
6 8 (2.06%) HP
7 6 (1.54%) Citrix
8 5 (1.29%) Capita
8 5 (1.29%) Google
9 3 (0.77%) Avaloq
9 3 (0.77%) Informatica
9 3 (0.77%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.51%) IBM
10 2 (0.51%) SimCorp
10 2 (0.51%) Splunk
10 2 (0.51%) Trayport
10 2 (0.51%) VMware
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe
11 1 (0.26%) SAP
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