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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 37 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.16% 3.80% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 5.06% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate £406 - £481
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 - £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
317 237 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.44% 75.00% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 148 102
Average daily rate £400 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 20 (80.00%) TDD
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (68.00%) HTML
5 15 (60.00%) Java
6 14 (56.00%) Git (software)
7 13 (52.00%) jQuery
8 12 (48.00%) HTML5
9 11 (44.00%) CSS
10 10 (40.00%) DevOps
11 9 (36.00%) Mercurial
11 9 (36.00%) Selenium
11 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (32.00%) Scrum
12 8 (32.00%) Spring
13 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
14 6 (24.00%) MongoDB
14 6 (24.00%) NoSQL
14 6 (24.00%) CSS3
14 6 (24.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (24.00%) Kanban
14 6 (24.00%) Maven
14 6 (24.00%) SQL
14 6 (24.00%) OO
15 5 (20.00%) JUnit
15 5 (20.00%) Ruby
15 5 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
15 5 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
15 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 3 (12.00%) Node.js
1 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (12.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (4.00%) BigMachines
3 1 (4.00%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DNS
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (24.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (12.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (36.00%) Mercurial
2 9 (36.00%) Selenium
3 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (24.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (24.00%) Maven
5 5 (20.00%) Appium
5 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.00%) JBehave
5 5 (20.00%) JMeter
5 5 (20.00%) JUnit
6 4 (16.00%) IntelliJ
6 4 (16.00%) Mockito
6 4 (16.00%) Vagrant
6 4 (16.00%) WebStorm
7 2 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (8.00%) Subversion
8 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (4.00%) RSpec
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Electronics
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (16.00%) QA Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (12.00%) DevOps Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) Programmer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Programmer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Scrum Master
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Scrum Master
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Django Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Python/Django Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) HTML
2 13 (52.00%) jQuery
3 12 (48.00%) HTML5
4 11 (44.00%) CSS
5 8 (32.00%) Spring
6 6 (24.00%) CSS3
7 5 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (16.00%) Hibernate
8 4 (16.00%) JPA
8 4 (16.00%) JSON
8 4 (16.00%) REST
8 4 (16.00%) XML
8 4 (16.00%) XML Schema
9 2 (8.00%) RESTful
9 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
10 1 (4.00%) Backbone.js
10 1 (4.00%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (4.00%) Spring Boot
10 1 (4.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.00%) Life Science
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) AIX
2 1 (4.00%) CentOS
2 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
2 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) TDD
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) DevOps
4 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
6 6 (24.00%) Kanban
6 6 (24.00%) OO
7 5 (20.00%) Open Source
7 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) BPMN
8 4 (16.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (16.00%) Information Security
8 4 (16.00%) MVC
8 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.00%) Ruby
5 4 (16.00%) Groovy
5 4 (16.00%) Scala
6 2 (8.00%) Python
7 1 (4.00%) Apex Code
7 1 (4.00%) C#
7 1 (4.00%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (4.00%) ECMAScript
7 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Nagios
2 3 (12.00%) Graphite
2 3 (12.00%) logstash
2 3 (12.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Riemann
3 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Dynatrace
2 3 (12.00%) Google
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) AppDynamics
3 1 (4.00%) LogRhythm
3 1 (4.00%) New Relic
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.00%) Siebel