The table below looks at the statistics for SpecFlow skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SpecFlow over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SpecFlow
Rank 102 - 110
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 13 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% - 0.093%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.30% - 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£463 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £324
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
178 127 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.42% 6.21% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 81 99
Average daily rate £413 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £436 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 13
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.80 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.05% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £34.09 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

SpecFlow
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SpecFlow Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SpecFlow across the West Midlands region.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SpecFlow
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SpecFlow across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

SpecFlow Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 November 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
Birmingham - - - -
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England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 15 (100.00%) Web Services
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
3 13 (86.67%) MSBuild
4 12 (80.00%) CRM
4 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (80.00%) TDD
4 12 (80.00%) NUnit
4 12 (80.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 12 (80.00%) BDD
5 11 (73.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (73.33%) Inversion of Control
5 11 (73.33%) NCover
5 11 (73.33%) StyleCop
5 11 (73.33%) MSTest
5 11 (73.33%) NDepend
5 11 (73.33%) PowerShell
5 11 (73.33%) ReSharper
5 11 (73.33%) ATDD
6 9 (60.00%) C#
7 8 (53.33%) WCF
7 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
9 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 5 (33.33%) NHibernate
9 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (33.33%) NuGet

SpecFlow
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) MSBuild
2 12 (80.00%) NUnit
3 11 (73.33%) NCover
3 11 (73.33%) StyleCop
3 11 (73.33%) MSTest
3 11 (73.33%) NDepend
3 11 (73.33%) ReSharper
4 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 5 (33.33%) NuGet
6 2 (13.33%) MSI
6 2 (13.33%) WiX
7 1 (6.67%) NBehave
7 1 (6.67%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (6.67%) Moq
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Architect
3 5 (33.33%) CRM Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (13.33%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) Web Services
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
3 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (53.33%) WCF
5 6 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (33.33%) NHibernate
7 3 (20.00%) XSLT
8 2 (13.33%) HTML
8 2 (13.33%) XML
8 2 (13.33%) XSD
8 2 (13.33%) WF
8 2 (13.33%) REST
9 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (6.67%) CSS3
9 1 (6.67%) LINQ
9 1 (6.67%) CSS
9 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) CRM
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (80.00%) TDD
1 12 (80.00%) BDD
2 11 (73.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 11 (73.33%) ATDD
3 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.67%) User Stories
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) MCTS
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) CODA