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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 68 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.61% 1.78% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 2.26% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 5
Average daily rate £425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
793 929 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.17% 78.53% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 478 430
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.75 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 5 £425 +13.33% 4
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) TDD
3 15 (65.22%) C#
4 14 (60.87%) .NET
5 11 (47.83%) MVC
5 11 (47.83%) Scrum
6 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
6 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
7 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
8 8 (34.78%) WCF
8 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework
8 8 (34.78%) SQL
8 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
9 6 (26.09%) HTML
9 6 (26.09%) Java
9 6 (26.09%) OO
9 6 (26.09%) Finance
9 6 (26.09%) RESTful
9 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (21.74%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
10 5 (21.74%) CSS
11 4 (17.39%) SOAP
11 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
11 4 (17.39%) SOA
11 4 (17.39%) Kanban
11 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Vagrant
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Appium
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) JBehave
4 1 (4.35%) JMeter
4 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.35%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Development Manager
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Development Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Development Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Web Manager
5 2 (8.70%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
3 9 (39.13%) .NET Framework
4 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework
4 8 (34.78%) WCF
5 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (26.09%) HTML
5 6 (26.09%) RESTful
6 5 (21.74%) CSS
7 4 (17.39%) SOAP
8 3 (13.04%) WPF
9 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
9 2 (8.70%) CSS3
9 2 (8.70%) HTML5
9 2 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (8.70%) Spring
9 2 (8.70%) Velocity
10 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Artificial Intelligence
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) TDD
3 11 (47.83%) MVC
3 11 (47.83%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) OO
5 5 (21.74%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) Kanban
6 4 (17.39%) SOA
6 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Web Development
7 3 (13.04%) MVVM
7 3 (13.04%) OOP
7 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
7 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.04%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
1 3 (13.04%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) IBM
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago