Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

SpecFlow
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 472 381
Rank change year-on-year +58 -91 +29
Contract jobs citing SpecFlow 223 136 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.30% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.38% 1.67% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 111 186
London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £308 £313
90th Percentile £600 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% +24.09% -

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 9360 8130 7228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.25% 18.10% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7066 5902 5306
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 20
London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £22.17 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.50 £57.05 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +19 58 £450 +7.78% 8
West London -5 9 £350 -8.20% 1
East London -6 3 £525 +50.00% 2
South London - 1 £355 - 2
SpecFlow
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 177 (79.37%) BDD
2 175 (78.48%) C#
3 161 (72.20%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (65.47%) .NET
5 113 (50.67%) TDD
6 100 (44.84%) Test Automation
7 90 (40.36%) JavaScript
8 80 (35.87%) Microsoft
9 74 (33.18%) TeamCity
10 73 (32.74%) AngularJS
11 70 (31.39%) Selenium
12 64 (28.70%) QA
13 61 (27.35%) NoSQL
14 60 (26.91%) SQL
15 58 (26.01%) Finance
16 55 (24.66%) React
17 54 (24.22%) OO
18 53 (23.77%) Java
19 51 (22.87%) Continuous Integration
20 50 (22.42%) NUnit
21 48 (21.52%) SQL Server
22 46 (20.63%) Cucumber
23 45 (20.18%) Git (software)
24 42 (18.83%) Greenfield Project
25 39 (17.49%) SOLID
25 39 (17.49%) Subversion
25 39 (17.49%) Web Services
26 38 (17.04%) Scrum
26 38 (17.04%) MongoDB
26 38 (17.04%) Octopus Deploy

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 28 (12.56%) NServiceBus
2 5 (2.24%) CMS
3 3 (1.35%) Confluence
3 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.45%) SAS
4 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.79%) Mingle
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.35%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.93%) npm
2 11 (4.93%) Yarn
3 5 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.35%) BlazeMeter
4 3 (1.35%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.35%) Internet
2 2 (0.90%) DSL
3 1 (0.45%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.45%) SMS
3 1 (0.45%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (27.35%) NoSQL
2 48 (21.52%) SQL Server
3 38 (17.04%) MongoDB
4 23 (10.31%) RavenDB
5 10 (4.48%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.14%) Big Data
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.35%) Aerospike
8 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.90%) MS Access
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.45%) MySQL
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 74 (33.18%) TeamCity
2 70 (31.39%) Selenium
3 50 (22.42%) NUnit
4 46 (20.63%) Cucumber
5 45 (20.18%) Git (software)
6 39 (17.49%) Subversion
7 38 (17.04%) Octopus Deploy
8 37 (16.59%) Jenkins
9 30 (13.45%) WebDriver
10 21 (9.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (8.52%) Visual Studio
12 17 (7.62%) JIRA
12 17 (7.62%) Maven
13 14 (6.28%) JMeter
14 13 (5.83%) Protractor
14 13 (5.83%) SoapUI
15 12 (5.38%) Mocha
16 11 (4.93%) Karma Test Runner
16 11 (4.93%) webpack
17 10 (4.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (26.01%) Finance
2 25 (11.21%) Banking
3 15 (6.73%) Retail
4 12 (5.38%) Front Office
5 11 (4.93%) Law
6 5 (2.24%) Back Office
6 5 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 142 (63.68%) Developer
2 73 (32.74%) C# Developer
3 66 (29.60%) .NET Developer
4 50 (22.42%) Full Stack Developer
5 39 (17.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 30 (13.45%) Tester
7 22 (9.87%) Java Developer
8 21 (9.42%) Analyst
8 21 (9.42%) Angular Developer
8 21 (9.42%) Automation Tester
9 20 (8.97%) Agile Developer
10 19 (8.52%) Lead Developer
11 18 (8.07%) Agile .NET Developer
11 18 (8.07%) Test Analyst
12 15 (6.73%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (6.73%) Lead C# Developer
12 15 (6.73%) Test Engineer
13 14 (6.28%) Developer in Test
13 14 (6.28%) Test Automation Engineer
14 13 (5.83%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (65.47%) .NET
2 73 (32.74%) AngularJS
3 55 (24.66%) React
4 39 (17.49%) Web Services
5 37 (16.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 36 (16.14%) Redux
7 34 (15.25%) ASP.NET
8 29 (13.00%) Angular 2
9 28 (12.56%) RabbitMQ
9 28 (12.56%) SignalR
9 28 (12.56%) WebSockets
10 26 (11.66%) Kafka
10 26 (11.66%) Reactive Extensions
11 25 (11.21%) .NET Framework
11 25 (11.21%) Akka
11 25 (11.21%) RESTful
12 23 (10.31%) Gherkin
13 20 (8.97%) Aurelia
14 19 (8.52%) HTML
15 18 (8.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.83%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (11.21%) Hedge funds
3 12 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.69%) User Experience
5 5 (2.24%) Fintech
5 5 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.79%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.79%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.45%) Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) W3C
8 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.04%) Android
1 9 (4.04%) Apple iOS
2 5 (2.24%) Windows
3 3 (1.35%) Linux
4 2 (0.90%) Unix
5 1 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (79.37%) BDD
2 161 (72.20%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (50.67%) TDD
4 100 (44.84%) Test Automation
5 54 (24.22%) OO
6 51 (22.87%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (17.49%) SOLID
8 38 (17.04%) Scrum
9 32 (14.35%) CQRS
10 27 (12.11%) Pair Programming
11 25 (11.21%) Acceptance Criteria
11 25 (11.21%) Complex Event Processing
12 24 (10.76%) Microservices
12 24 (10.76%) OOP
12 24 (10.76%) Software Engineering
12 24 (10.76%) Unit Testing
13 20 (8.97%) Web Application Development
14 19 (8.52%) Performance Testing
15 18 (8.07%) E-Commerce
16 17 (7.62%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 175 (78.48%) C#
2 90 (40.36%) JavaScript
3 60 (26.91%) SQL
4 53 (23.77%) Java
5 15 (6.73%) VBA
6 13 (5.83%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.93%) Perl
7 11 (4.93%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.48%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.48%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.69%) Groovy
9 6 (2.69%) Ruby
10 5 (2.24%) ES6
10 5 (2.24%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.35%) C++
11 3 (1.35%) ECMAScript
12 2 (0.90%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.45%) C
13 1 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (4.04%) ISEB
2 8 (3.59%) Degree
2 8 (3.59%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (28.70%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.93%) Control-M
2 1 (0.45%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 80 (35.87%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.69%) Charles River
3 4 (1.79%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle
4 3 (1.35%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.35%) OpenLink
5 1 (0.45%) HP
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.45%) Software AG
5 1 (0.45%) Telerik
5 1 (0.45%) VMware
5 1 (0.45%) webMethods
5 1 (0.45%) WorldPay
5 1 (0.45%) Xamarin