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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SpecFlow
England / London
Rank 332 338 342
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 68 90 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.41% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.91% 2.59% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 64 49
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £288 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £373 £303
% change year-on-year -4.36% +23.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.38% -  

SpecFlow is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3563 3481 3034
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.30% 15.79% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 2535 2157
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £39.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

SpecFlow
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SpecFlow as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -12 21 £439 -1.18% 15
Canary Wharf -2 3 £500 -5.88%
Greenwich - 3 £418 -
SpecFlow
England

SpecFlow
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SpecFlow also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SpecFlow.

1 125 (88.65%) C#
2 89 (63.12%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (62.41%) BDD
4 77 (54.61%) Selenium
5 70 (49.65%) .NET
6 57 (40.43%) TDD
7 55 (39.01%) SQL
8 48 (34.04%) SQL Server
9 42 (29.79%) WebDriver
10 39 (27.66%) QA
10 39 (27.66%) JavaScript
11 35 (24.82%) ASP.NET
12 34 (24.11%) Finance
13 30 (21.28%) Microsoft
13 30 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 29 (20.57%) Git (software)
14 29 (20.57%) NUnit
14 29 (20.57%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (18.44%) AngularJS
16 25 (17.73%) MVVM
16 25 (17.73%) NoSQL
17 24 (17.02%) Test Automation
17 24 (17.02%) Automation Testing
18 23 (16.31%) Microservices
18 23 (16.31%) WPF
18 23 (16.31%) Cucumber
19 22 (15.60%) Subversion
19 22 (15.60%) E-Commerce
20 21 (14.89%) Java
20 21 (14.89%) Fintech

SpecFlow
Top Related 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 3 (2.13%) NServiceBus
2 2 (1.42%) Apache
3 1 (0.71%) Confluence
3 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Endur
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.13%) PaaS
4 2 (1.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.35%) AMQP
2 2 (1.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 25 (17.73%) NoSQL
3 17 (12.06%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (5.67%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.55%) MySQL
6 5 (3.55%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.84%) Big Data
7 4 (2.84%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.84%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.42%) MarkLogic
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.71%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 77 (54.61%) Selenium
2 42 (29.79%) WebDriver
3 29 (20.57%) Git (software)
3 29 (20.57%) NUnit
4 23 (16.31%) Cucumber
5 22 (15.60%) Subversion
6 19 (13.48%) TeamCity
7 12 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (6.38%) MSTest
8 9 (6.38%) SoapUI
8 9 (6.38%) Visual Studio
9 8 (5.67%) Moq
10 7 (4.96%) JIRA
10 7 (4.96%) Protractor
11 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
11 6 (4.26%) JMeter
11 6 (4.26%) JUnit
11 6 (4.26%) LoadRunner
11 6 (4.26%) Mockito
11 6 (4.26%) WATIR
General
1 34 (24.11%) Finance
2 7 (4.96%) Banking
3 2 (1.42%) Back Office
3 2 (1.42%) Front Office
3 2 (1.42%) Legal
3 2 (1.42%) Marketing
3 2 (1.42%) Publishing
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Automotive
4 1 (0.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (36.88%) Developer
2 38 (26.95%) C# Developer
3 29 (20.57%) Tester
4 27 (19.15%) Automation Tester
5 24 (17.02%) .NET Developer
6 19 (13.48%) Analyst
7 15 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (9.93%) Angular Developer
8 14 (9.93%) C# WPF Developer
8 14 (9.93%) Test Analyst
8 14 (9.93%) WPF Developer
9 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (9.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (7.09%) Azure Developer
11 9 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (6.38%) Selenium Tester
12 8 (5.67%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (5.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 8 (5.67%) Test Engineer
12 8 (5.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (49.65%) .NET
2 35 (24.82%) ASP.NET
3 29 (20.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 26 (18.44%) AngularJS
5 23 (16.31%) WPF
6 20 (14.18%) NancyFx
6 20 (14.18%) React
6 20 (14.18%) SignalR
7 19 (13.48%) Reactive Extensions
8 18 (12.77%) WebSockets
9 17 (12.06%) Angular 2
10 16 (11.35%) MSMQ
10 16 (11.35%) Web Services
11 15 (10.64%) .NET Framework
12 13 (9.22%) HTML
13 12 (8.51%) Entity Framework
13 12 (8.51%) RESTful
14 11 (7.80%) Gherkin
14 11 (7.80%) SOAP
15 9 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Fintech
2 6 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.84%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.42%) Contactless
5 2 (1.42%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.42%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.42%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.71%) BBC
6 1 (0.71%) Blog
6 1 (0.71%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.71%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.67%) Windows
2 5 (3.55%) Unix
3 3 (2.13%) Android
3 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (63.12%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (62.41%) BDD
3 57 (40.43%) TDD
4 25 (17.73%) MVVM
5 24 (17.02%) Automation Testing
5 24 (17.02%) Test Automation
6 23 (16.31%) Microservices
7 22 (15.60%) E-Commerce
8 20 (14.18%) Automated Testing
9 19 (13.48%) OO
10 18 (12.77%) Scrum
11 16 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (11.35%) OOP
12 14 (9.93%) DevOps
12 14 (9.93%) Test Scripting
13 13 (9.22%) MVC
14 12 (8.51%) Build Automation
14 12 (8.51%) Domain-Driven Design
15 11 (7.80%) Agile Testing
15 11 (7.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (88.65%) C#
2 55 (39.01%) SQL
3 39 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 21 (14.89%) Java
5 14 (9.93%) Ruby
6 10 (7.09%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.55%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.84%) C++
9 4 (2.84%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.42%) C
10 2 (1.42%) ES6
10 2 (1.42%) Python
10 2 (1.42%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.71%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.71%) Go
11 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (4.26%) ISEB
2 4 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (2.13%) Degree
3 3 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (27.66%) QA
2 13 (9.22%) SDET
3 4 (2.84%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.42%) Ansible
2 2 (1.42%) Puppet
3 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.71%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 30 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.96%) Oracle
3 6 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (1.42%) Infragistics
4 2 (1.42%) SAP
5 1 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.71%) Informatica
5 1 (0.71%) New Relic
5 1 (0.71%) Xamarin
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