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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 37 76 78
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 47 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.94% 0.55% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 0.73% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 6 1
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
874 821 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 73.26% 75.39% 70.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 428 370
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 44
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £53.40 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 38 £438 +25.00% 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Marlow - - - - 1
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (64.62%) Finance
2 40 (61.54%) Scrum
3 39 (60.00%) C#
4 38 (58.46%) TDD
5 36 (55.38%) .NET
5 36 (55.38%) OO
6 33 (50.77%) SQL
7 29 (44.62%) Web Development
8 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (38.46%) Selenium
9 25 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (36.92%) MVC
11 23 (35.38%) Waterfall
12 22 (33.85%) Oracle
13 21 (32.31%) WebDriver
14 20 (30.77%) ASP.NET
15 18 (27.69%) PRINCE2
15 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (24.62%) Domain-Driven Design
17 15 (23.08%) PL/SQL
17 15 (23.08%) SOA
18 14 (21.54%) Business Analysis
19 13 (20.00%) N-Tier
20 11 (16.92%) Oracle Applications
20 11 (16.92%) Matrix Management
20 11 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
20 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
20 11 (16.92%) User Stories
21 10 (15.38%) JMeter
22 7 (10.77%) Automated Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (6.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (38.46%) Selenium
2 21 (32.31%) WebDriver
3 11 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (15.38%) JMeter
5 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
5 7 (10.77%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (9.23%) SoapUI
6 6 (9.23%) PhantomJS
7 4 (6.15%) TeamCity
7 4 (6.15%) Subversion
7 4 (6.15%) JIRA
8 3 (4.62%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (4.62%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.62%) MSBuild
9 2 (3.08%) NUnit
10 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
General
1 42 (64.62%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Automotive
3 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.15%) Electronics
3 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Marketing
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (43.08%) Analyst
2 19 (29.23%) Business Analyst
3 17 (26.15%) Development Manager
3 17 (26.15%) Agile Business Analyst
4 14 (21.54%) Web Development Manager
4 14 (21.54%) Web Manager
5 9 (13.85%) Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Test Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Test Manager
6 8 (12.31%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Financial Business Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Lead Business Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Solutions Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Technical Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (55.38%) .NET
2 20 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 18 (27.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (9.23%) Backbone.js
4 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
4 6 (9.23%) SOAP
4 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.69%) WCF
6 3 (4.62%) YUI
6 3 (4.62%) jQuery
6 3 (4.62%) Ext JS
6 3 (4.62%) CSS
6 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (4.62%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (4.62%) HTML
7 2 (3.08%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.54%) LAMP
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (6.15%) DTV
2 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) EPoS
4 1 (1.54%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) UNIX
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
1 7 (10.77%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (61.54%) Scrum
2 38 (58.46%) TDD
3 36 (55.38%) OO
4 29 (44.62%) Web Development
5 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (36.92%) MVC
8 23 (35.38%) Waterfall
9 18 (27.69%) PRINCE2
10 16 (24.62%) Domain-Driven Design
11 15 (23.08%) SOA
12 14 (21.54%) Business Analysis
13 11 (16.92%) Matrix Management
13 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
13 11 (16.92%) User Stories
14 7 (10.77%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (10.77%) Automated Testing
15 5 (7.69%) Project Management
15 5 (7.69%) Software Testing
16 4 (6.15%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.00%) C#
2 33 (50.77%) SQL
3 15 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 7 (10.77%) Java
4 7 (10.77%) VBScript
5 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.69%) VB
7 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) SAP
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft