The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 109 92 130
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +38
Contract jobs citing BDD 20 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 1.18% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.73% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 6
Average daily rate £425 £431 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +32.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
BDD
South East

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 8 £425 -10.52% 1
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing BDD 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 BDD.

1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) TDD
3 18 (47.37%) C#
4 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
4 15 (39.47%) .NET
5 12 (31.58%) SQL
6 11 (28.95%) HTML
6 11 (28.95%) CSS
6 11 (28.95%) OO
6 11 (28.95%) Scrum
6 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
8 9 (23.68%) jQuery
8 9 (23.68%) Selenium
9 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
9 8 (21.05%) MVC
9 8 (21.05%) SpecFlow
9 8 (21.05%) Automation Testing
10 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
10 7 (18.42%) NUnit
10 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
10 7 (18.42%) SOAP
10 7 (18.42%) PHP
10 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
10 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
10 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
11 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
11 6 (15.79%) MySQL
11 6 (15.79%) XML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing BDD 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 BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) Drupal
2 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.89%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) PBX
1 1 (2.63%) VoIP
1 1 (2.63%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 9 (23.68%) Selenium
3 8 (21.05%) SpecFlow
4 7 (18.42%) NUnit
5 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
6 5 (13.16%) PHPUnit
6 5 (13.16%) Behat
7 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
7 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
8 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
8 3 (7.89%) MSTest
9 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
9 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
9 2 (5.26%) Maven
9 2 (5.26%) Subversion
10 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
10 1 (2.63%) JMeter
10 1 (2.63%) Xcode
10 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Publishing
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) PHP Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Automation Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 11 (28.95%) HTML
2 11 (28.95%) CSS
3 9 (23.68%) jQuery
4 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
4 7 (18.42%) SOAP
4 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (15.79%) XML
5 6 (15.79%) LAMP
6 4 (10.53%) RESTful
6 4 (10.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (10.53%) NHibernate
6 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 4 (10.53%) JSON
6 4 (10.53%) WCF
7 3 (7.89%) Web Services
7 3 (7.89%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (7.89%) REST
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) IPTV
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) TDD
3 11 (28.95%) OO
3 11 (28.95%) Scrum
3 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 8 (21.05%) MVC
4 8 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.53%) UML
7 4 (10.53%) SOA
8 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
8 3 (7.89%) OOD
8 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.89%) OOP
8 3 (7.89%) Pair Programming
8 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.89%) AOP
8 3 (7.89%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 7 (18.42%) PHP
4 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.89%) Java
5 3 (7.89%) PHP5
6 1 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Vagrant
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Zend
2 1 (2.63%) Akamai