Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SpecFlow skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SpecFlow over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SpecFlow
England > London
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 384 435 397
Rank change year-on-year +51 -38 +59
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 269 146 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.85% 2.04% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 118 154
London median daily rate £475 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +10.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £313
90th Percentile £607 £600 £546
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 -
% change year-on-year +9.00% - -

SpecFlow is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,424 7,143 6,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.44% 17.80% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,123 5,260 5,147
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £360 £329 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.70% +1.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 20
London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.31% +59.39%
10th Percentile £30.60 £19.82 £29.64
90th Percentile £165.00 £57.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +6.10% -3.42% +14.73%

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SpecFlow as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SpecFlow in London

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SpecFlow in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SpecFlow in London

SpecFlow
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SpecFlow in London over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SpecFlow in London

SpecFlow
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SpecFlow within the London region over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -39 49 £450 +5.88% 10
West London -19 20 £500 +27.39% 4
East London -5 10 £500 +19.76% 1
South London -43 1 £450 -22.41%
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 231 (85.87%) C#
2 201 (74.72%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (67.66%) BDD
4 175 (65.06%) Test Automation
5 144 (53.53%) .NET
6 137 (50.93%) Selenium
7 119 (44.24%) TDD
8 91 (33.83%) Finance
9 83 (30.86%) Cucumber
10 79 (29.37%) Git (software)
10 79 (29.37%) Scrum
11 74 (27.51%) NUnit
12 73 (27.14%) SQL
13 69 (25.65%) QA
14 67 (24.91%) SQL Server
15 66 (24.54%) Continuous Integration
16 65 (24.16%) JavaScript
17 59 (21.93%) Microsoft Azure
18 54 (20.07%) TeamCity
19 53 (19.70%) Microsoft
20 49 (18.22%) SDET
21 45 (16.73%) Java
21 45 (16.73%) .NET Framework
21 45 (16.73%) API Testing
21 45 (16.73%) Team Foundation Server
22 43 (15.99%) ASP.NET
22 43 (15.99%) OO
23 40 (14.87%) Visual Studio
23 40 (14.87%) Gherkin
23 40 (14.87%) SOLID

SpecFlow
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (10.04%) NServiceBus
2 16 (5.95%) Confluence
3 8 (2.97%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.97%) IIS
4 4 (1.49%) CMS
4 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.12%) Apache
5 3 (1.12%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.74%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.37%) Telligent Community
7 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.12%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.49%) Front Arena
1 4 (1.49%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (21.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.09%) BrowserStack
4 9 (3.35%) BlazeMeter
5 7 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (2.60%) Serverless
6 6 (2.23%) Data Lake Analytics
7 3 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.74%) NuGet
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.37%) GitHub
9 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.37%) PaaS
9 1 (0.37%) SaaS
9 1 (0.37%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.23%) AMQP
2 2 (0.74%) HTTP
2 2 (0.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (24.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.32%) Big Data
3 15 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.20%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (4.46%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.72%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.35%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.97%) Data Lake
10 7 (2.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.60%) Cosmos DB
10 7 (2.60%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.86%) KDB
12 5 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.12%) Blockchain
13 3 (1.12%) RavenDB
14 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 137 (50.93%) Selenium
2 83 (30.86%) Cucumber
3 79 (29.37%) Git (software)
4 74 (27.51%) NUnit
5 54 (20.07%) TeamCity
6 45 (16.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (14.87%) Visual Studio
8 39 (14.50%) WebDriver
9 36 (13.38%) Jenkins
10 32 (11.90%) SoapUI
11 29 (10.78%) JIRA
12 27 (10.04%) Visual Studio Team System
13 22 (8.18%) Subversion
14 19 (7.06%) JMeter
14 19 (7.06%) Octopus Deploy
15 15 (5.58%) Maven
16 14 (5.20%) Jasmine
17 13 (4.83%) MSBuild
18 12 (4.46%) ReSharper
19 10 (3.72%) Moq
General
1 91 (33.83%) Finance
2 18 (6.69%) Retail
3 17 (6.32%) Banking
4 7 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.23%) Front Office
6 4 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.49%) Law
7 2 (0.74%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 117 (43.49%) Developer
2 63 (23.42%) C# Developer
3 54 (20.07%) Tester
4 48 (17.84%) .NET Developer
5 43 (15.99%) Automation Tester
6 30 (11.15%) Analyst
7 27 (10.04%) Developer in Test
7 27 (10.04%) Senior Developer
8 26 (9.67%) Test Analyst
8 26 (9.67%) Test Engineer
9 22 (8.18%) C# .NET Developer
10 21 (7.81%) QA Engineer
10 21 (7.81%) Test Automation Engineer
11 20 (7.43%) Software Developer
12 19 (7.06%) Agile Developer
13 17 (6.32%) Automation Test Analyst
13 17 (6.32%) Senior C# Developer
14 15 (5.58%) Selenium Tester
15 14 (5.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 13 (4.83%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (53.53%) .NET
2 45 (16.73%) .NET Framework
3 43 (15.99%) ASP.NET
4 40 (14.87%) Gherkin
5 35 (13.01%) REST
6 34 (12.64%) Web Services
7 32 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 31 (11.52%) AngularJS
8 31 (11.52%) SOAP
9 30 (11.15%) RESTful
10 25 (9.29%) Entity Framework
11 20 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (6.69%) Angular 2
13 16 (5.95%) jQuery
13 16 (5.95%) JSON
13 16 (5.95%) Reactive Extensions
13 16 (5.95%) WCF
14 15 (5.58%) CSS
14 15 (5.58%) HTML
14 15 (5.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.27%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.46%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.09%) Fintech
4 10 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.72%) Hedge funds
5 9 (3.35%) Equities
6 8 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.97%) User Experience
7 7 (2.60%) Clustering
7 7 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.23%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.86%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.49%) Derivative
10 4 (1.49%) Exotic Derivative
11 3 (1.12%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.74%) PDA
12 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.67%) Android
2 20 (7.43%) Apple iOS
3 19 (7.06%) Windows
4 8 (2.97%) Nucleus RTOS
4 8 (2.97%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.37%) Linux
5 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (74.72%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (67.66%) BDD
3 175 (65.06%) Test Automation
4 119 (44.24%) TDD
5 79 (29.37%) Scrum
6 66 (24.54%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (18.22%) SDET
8 45 (16.73%) API Testing
9 43 (15.99%) OO
10 40 (14.87%) SOLID
11 35 (13.01%) Kanban
12 34 (12.64%) MVC
13 27 (10.04%) Software Engineering
14 25 (9.29%) Performance Testing
15 24 (8.92%) Asset Management
15 24 (8.92%) CQRS
15 24 (8.92%) DevOps
16 23 (8.55%) Unit Testing
17 21 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (7.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 231 (85.87%) C#
2 73 (27.14%) SQL
3 65 (24.16%) JavaScript
4 45 (16.73%) Java
5 26 (9.67%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.69%) Ruby
7 13 (4.83%) C++
8 10 (3.72%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.97%) C
9 8 (2.97%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.97%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.60%) U-SQL
10 7 (2.60%) XAML
11 6 (2.23%) Python
11 6 (2.23%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.23%) VBA
12 4 (1.49%) Java 8
13 2 (0.74%) PHP
14 1 (0.37%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (7.81%) Degree
2 14 (5.20%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.23%) ISEB
4 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (25.65%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) GCP
3 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (2.60%) Docker
2 6 (2.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.97%) Control-M
2 7 (2.60%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.12%) Grafana
3 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.12%) Terraform
4 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) Kibana
Vendors
1 53 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.83%) Oracle
3 12 (4.46%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.97%) Embarcadero
5 4 (1.49%) Calypso
5 4 (1.49%) Charles River
5 4 (1.49%) FXall
5 4 (1.49%) IBM
5 4 (1.49%) SimCorp
6 3 (1.12%) New Relic
6 3 (1.12%) Splunk
7 2 (0.74%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.74%) Informatica
7 2 (0.74%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.37%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.37%) HP
8 1 (0.37%) Sitecore