The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 43 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 42 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.57% 0.57% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.77% 0.76% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 6 1
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
BDD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
880 792 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.83% 74.93% 71.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 411 340
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 57
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Milton Keynes +28 31 £425 +13.33% 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 60 (98.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (67.21%) Finance
2 41 (67.21%) Scrum
3 38 (62.30%) TDD
4 37 (60.66%) .NET
5 36 (59.02%) C#
6 34 (55.74%) OO
7 30 (49.18%) Web Development
8 28 (45.90%) SQL
9 25 (40.98%) MVC
10 23 (37.70%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (37.70%) Waterfall
11 22 (36.07%) Oracle
12 20 (32.79%) Selenium
13 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
13 19 (31.15%) PRINCE2
14 17 (27.87%) SOA
14 17 (27.87%) Domain-Driven Design
15 15 (24.59%) WebDriver
15 15 (24.59%) Business Analysis
15 15 (24.59%) PL/SQL
16 13 (21.31%) N-Tier
17 12 (19.67%) User Stories
17 12 (19.67%) Coaching
17 12 (19.67%) People Management
18 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
18 11 (18.03%) Matrix Management
18 11 (18.03%) Oracle Applications
19 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (8.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) Selenium
2 15 (24.59%) WebDriver
3 7 (11.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (9.84%) JMeter
4 6 (9.84%) TeamCity
5 5 (8.20%) MSBuild
5 5 (8.20%) JIRA
5 5 (8.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.28%) NUnit
8 1 (1.64%) Subversion
8 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 41 (67.21%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Automotive
3 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.20%) Electronics
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.20%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Business Analyst
3 19 (31.15%) Agile Business Analyst
4 17 (27.87%) Development Manager
5 14 (22.95%) Web Development Manager
5 14 (22.95%) Web Manager
6 10 (16.39%) Developer
7 9 (14.75%) Financial Business Analyst
7 9 (14.75%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 8 (13.11%) Test Manager
9 7 (11.48%) .NET Developer
10 6 (9.84%) C# Developer
10 6 (9.84%) Lead Business Analyst
10 6 (9.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Automation Tester
11 3 (4.92%) Tester
12 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
12 2 (3.28%) Technical Manager
12 2 (3.28%) Solutions Analyst
12 2 (3.28%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (60.66%) .NET
2 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
2 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
4 8 (13.11%) WCF
5 7 (11.48%) jQuery
6 6 (9.84%) Backbone.js
6 6 (9.84%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
7 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (6.56%) NHibernate
9 2 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.64%) LAMP
10 1 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) N-Tier
2 5 (8.20%) DTV
2 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.56%) EPoS
4 2 (3.28%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) UNIX
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
1 7 (11.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (98.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (67.21%) Scrum
3 38 (62.30%) TDD
4 34 (55.74%) OO
5 30 (49.18%) Web Development
6 25 (40.98%) MVC
7 23 (37.70%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (37.70%) Waterfall
8 19 (31.15%) PRINCE2
9 17 (27.87%) SOA
9 17 (27.87%) Domain-Driven Design
10 15 (24.59%) Business Analysis
11 12 (19.67%) User Stories
11 12 (19.67%) Coaching
11 12 (19.67%) People Management
12 11 (18.03%) Matrix Management
12 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
13 8 (13.11%) Line Management
14 7 (11.48%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (9.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) C#
2 28 (45.90%) SQL
3 15 (24.59%) PL/SQL
4 7 (11.48%) Java
4 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.48%) VBScript
5 5 (8.20%) VB
5 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Oracle
2 5 (8.20%) SAP
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
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