The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 41 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.53% 1.68% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.26% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £506 £475 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +40.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -
BDD
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
311 266 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 79.54% 74.51% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 179 165
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Cambridge region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 12 (80.00%) TDD
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) jQuery
4 6 (40.00%) Spring
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (40.00%) HTML5
5 5 (33.33%) DevOps
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) Docker
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (20.00%) Mercurial
7 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
7 3 (20.00%) Maven
7 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (20.00%) Selenium
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) JUnit
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) MySQL
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) XML
8 2 (13.33%) IntelliJ
8 2 (13.33%) JBoss

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (13.33%) JBoss
1 2 (13.33%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (6.67%) BigMachines
2 1 (6.67%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (20.00%) JUnit
2 3 (20.00%) Maven
2 3 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) IntelliJ
3 2 (13.33%) Mockito
3 2 (13.33%) WebStorm
4 1 (6.67%) Appium
4 1 (6.67%) JBehave
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum Master
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Django Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Product Owner
4 1 (6.67%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Product Owner
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) HTML5
1 6 (40.00%) jQuery
1 6 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) CSS3
2 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (13.33%) JPA
2 2 (13.33%) JSON
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) XML Schema
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
3 1 (6.67%) Django
3 1 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (6.67%) Mason
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) TDD
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (33.33%) DevOps
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) OO
7 2 (13.33%) BPMN
7 2 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (13.33%) Information Security
7 2 (13.33%) Kanban
7 2 (13.33%) MVC
7 2 (13.33%) Open Source
7 2 (13.33%) Web Development
8 1 (6.67%) Front End Development
8 1 (6.67%) Line Management
8 1 (6.67%) Product Management
8 1 (6.67%) Product Marketing
8 1 (6.67%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Groovy
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Scala
5 1 (6.67%) Apex Code
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) ECMAScript
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.67%) AppDynamics
2 1 (6.67%) LogRhythm
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) New Relic
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) Siebel