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 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 71 53 60
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.24% 2.72% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 3.63% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 6
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£375 £330 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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
937 826 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.31% 75.02% 73.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 470 323
Average daily rate £365 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 36
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.97 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.19% -17.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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 £375 +7.14% 3
Newport Pagnell - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 27 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (68.57%) C#
2 24 (68.57%) .NET
3 19 (54.29%) TDD
4 18 (51.43%) Scrum
5 17 (48.57%) SQL
6 13 (37.14%) Finance
6 13 (37.14%) .NET Framework
7 12 (34.29%) WCF
8 11 (31.43%) T-SQL
8 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
9 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 10 (28.57%) MVC
10 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
10 9 (25.71%) Selenium
10 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
10 9 (25.71%) Entity Framework
10 9 (25.71%) User Stories
11 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
11 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (22.86%) Domain-Driven Design
11 8 (22.86%) WPF
11 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
11 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
11 8 (22.86%) WinForms
12 7 (20.00%) XAML
12 7 (20.00%) CSS
12 7 (20.00%) HTML
12 7 (20.00%) Web Development
12 7 (20.00%) MSTest

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (8.57%) Node.js
2 1 (2.86%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Selenium
1 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
2 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
3 7 (20.00%) MSTest
4 3 (8.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
4 3 (8.57%) JIRA
5 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.71%) JMeter
5 2 (5.71%) Toad
5 2 (5.71%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (2.86%) Mocha
6 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) Grunt
6 1 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) WPF Developer
5 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Financial Business Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) QA Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Agile Test Manager
8 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (68.57%) .NET
2 13 (37.14%) .NET Framework
3 12 (34.29%) WCF
4 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 9 (25.71%) Entity Framework
6 8 (22.86%) AngularJS
6 8 (22.86%) WinForms
6 8 (22.86%) WPF
6 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (20.00%) HTML
7 7 (20.00%) CSS
7 7 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
8 6 (17.14%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (14.29%) CSS3
9 5 (14.29%) Web Services
9 5 (14.29%) HTML5
9 5 (14.29%) jQuery
10 2 (5.71%) RESTful
10 2 (5.71%) LINQ
10 2 (5.71%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Open Source
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (54.29%) TDD
3 18 (51.43%) Scrum
4 10 (28.57%) MVC
5 9 (25.71%) User Stories
6 8 (22.86%) Domain-Driven Design
6 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
7 7 (20.00%) Web Development
7 7 (20.00%) MVVM
8 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.14%) OO
9 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
10 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Line Management
10 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (5.71%) Kanban
11 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) C#
2 17 (48.57%) SQL
3 11 (31.43%) T-SQL
3 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) XAML
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby
5 3 (8.57%) Java
5 3 (8.57%) VBScript
6 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) SAP