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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 63 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing BDD 23 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.02% 0.79% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.04% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 5
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£381 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +77.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
880 767 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.19% 75.27% 75.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 422 270
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 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 44
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.63 £10.69 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.35 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -1 15 £375 -6.25% 3
High Wycombe - 3 £313 -
Marlow - - - -
Newport Pagnell - - - - 1
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (85.96%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (68.42%) .NET
3 37 (64.91%) C#
4 36 (63.16%) TDD
5 33 (57.89%) Finance
6 32 (56.14%) Scrum
7 27 (47.37%) SQL
8 20 (35.09%) WCF
9 19 (33.33%) Selenium
9 19 (33.33%) MVC
10 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
10 18 (31.58%) .NET Framework
11 17 (29.82%) WebDriver
11 17 (29.82%) OO
12 14 (24.56%) AngularJS
12 14 (24.56%) User Stories
13 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
13 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
13 13 (22.81%) jQuery
14 12 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (19.30%) Web Development
15 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
16 10 (17.54%) Oracle
16 10 (17.54%) Waterfall
17 9 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 9 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
17 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
17 9 (15.79%) Backbone.js

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (1.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Selenium
2 17 (29.82%) WebDriver
3 8 (14.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
4 7 (12.28%) MSTest
4 7 (12.28%) JMeter
5 6 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (10.53%) TeamCity
6 5 (8.77%) JIRA
6 5 (8.77%) MSBuild
7 2 (3.51%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.51%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.75%) Mocha
8 1 (1.75%) Toad
8 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.75%) Grunt
General
1 33 (57.89%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Automotive
3 3 (5.26%) Marketing
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) Electronics
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) Analyst
3 15 (26.32%) Business Analyst
4 14 (24.56%) .NET Developer
5 13 (22.81%) Agile Business Analyst
6 11 (19.30%) C# Developer
7 9 (15.79%) Test Manager
8 8 (14.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (12.28%) Financial Business Analyst
9 7 (12.28%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 6 (10.53%) WPF Developer
11 5 (8.77%) Agile .NET Developer
12 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
13 3 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
13 3 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
13 3 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 2 (3.51%) Agile Test Manager
14 2 (3.51%) Tester
14 2 (3.51%) Web Developer
14 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (68.42%) .NET
2 20 (35.09%) WCF
3 18 (31.58%) .NET Framework
4 14 (24.56%) AngularJS
5 13 (22.81%) ASP.NET
5 13 (22.81%) jQuery
6 12 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (15.79%) Backbone.js
9 8 (14.04%) WinForms
9 8 (14.04%) WPF
10 7 (12.28%) Castle Windsor
10 7 (12.28%) HTML
10 7 (12.28%) CSS
11 6 (10.53%) NHibernate
12 5 (8.77%) CSS3
12 5 (8.77%) HTML5
12 5 (8.77%) Web Services
12 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) EPoS
2 5 (8.77%) User Experience
3 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.26%) Open Source
4 3 (5.26%) DTV
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Windows NT
1 8 (14.04%) UNIX
1 8 (14.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (85.96%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (63.16%) TDD
3 32 (56.14%) Scrum
4 19 (33.33%) MVC
5 17 (29.82%) OO
6 14 (24.56%) User Stories
7 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
8 11 (19.30%) Web Development
8 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (17.54%) Waterfall
10 9 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
10 9 (15.79%) Line Management
11 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
11 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
12 7 (12.28%) MVVM
12 7 (12.28%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
14 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
14 4 (7.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) C#
2 27 (47.37%) SQL
3 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.04%) VBScript
5 8 (14.04%) Java
6 7 (12.28%) XAML
7 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.51%) VB
8 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) SAP
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
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