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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 69 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.55% 2.20% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.90% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 6
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£388 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
948 792 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.39% 75.86% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 431 300
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 44
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 -12 11 £388 +8.08% 3
High Wycombe - 3 £313 -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (65.91%) C#
2 29 (65.91%) .NET
3 26 (59.09%) Scrum
4 25 (56.82%) TDD
5 22 (50.00%) Finance
6 19 (43.18%) SQL
7 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
7 16 (36.36%) WCF
8 15 (34.09%) MVC
9 13 (29.55%) OO
10 12 (27.27%) AngularJS
10 12 (27.27%) User Stories
11 11 (25.00%) Selenium
11 11 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
12 10 (22.73%) Web Development
12 10 (22.73%) jQuery
12 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
12 10 (22.73%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (20.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (20.45%) Domain-Driven Design
13 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
14 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
14 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
14 8 (18.18%) WinForms
14 8 (18.18%) WPF
15 7 (15.91%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 3 (6.82%) Node.js
2 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
3 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (15.91%) MSTest
5 4 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (6.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (6.82%) JIRA
6 3 (6.82%) TeamCity
6 3 (6.82%) JMeter
7 2 (4.55%) Toad
7 2 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (4.55%) MSBuild
7 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.55%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.27%) Grunt
8 1 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.27%) Mocha
General
1 22 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Automotive
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (59.09%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (18.18%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Financial Business Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) WPF Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 4 (9.09%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (6.82%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (4.55%) UX Designer
9 2 (4.55%) Designer
9 2 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (65.91%) .NET
2 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
2 16 (36.36%) WCF
3 12 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (22.73%) jQuery
5 10 (22.73%) KnockoutJS
6 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (20.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (18.18%) WinForms
7 8 (18.18%) WPF
8 7 (15.91%) Castle Windsor
8 7 (15.91%) CSS
8 7 (15.91%) HTML
9 6 (13.64%) Backbone.js
10 5 (11.36%) NHibernate
10 5 (11.36%) CSS3
10 5 (11.36%) HTML5
10 5 (11.36%) Web Services
11 2 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) User Experience
3 3 (6.82%) EPoS
4 2 (4.55%) DTV
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (2.27%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) UNIX
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
1 4 (9.09%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (59.09%) Scrum
3 25 (56.82%) TDD
4 15 (34.09%) MVC
5 13 (29.55%) OO
6 12 (27.27%) User Stories
7 10 (22.73%) Web Development
8 9 (20.45%) Domain-Driven Design
9 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
10 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
10 7 (15.91%) MVVM
10 7 (15.91%) Business Analysis
11 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 4 (9.09%) Line Management
13 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
13 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (6.82%) Kanban
13 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (6.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) C#
2 19 (43.18%) SQL
3 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 11 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (15.91%) XAML
6 4 (9.09%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) VBScript
7 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.55%) Ruby
7 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) SAP
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft