The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 27 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.27% 1.84% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.19% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £425 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
244 319 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 78.96% 83.73% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 201 152
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 15
Median hourly rate £38.88 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £27.85 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for BDD.

1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
3 12 (70.59%) TDD
3 12 (70.59%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (64.71%) Scrum
4 11 (64.71%) Selenium
4 11 (64.71%) Java
5 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
5 10 (58.82%) Git (software)
5 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
5 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
6 9 (52.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (52.94%) HTML5
6 9 (52.94%) jQuery
6 9 (52.94%) HTML
6 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
7 8 (47.06%) Web Development
7 8 (47.06%) Oracle
7 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
7 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
8 7 (41.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (41.18%) Service Design
8 7 (41.18%) RESTful
8 7 (41.18%) Node.js
8 7 (41.18%) Subversion
8 7 (41.18%) PHP
9 6 (35.29%) .NET
9 6 (35.29%) C#
10 4 (23.53%) MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
2 10 (58.82%) Git (software)
2 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
3 9 (52.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (41.18%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (41.18%) Subversion
5 3 (17.65%) JUnit
6 2 (11.76%) IntelliJ
6 2 (11.76%) Mercurial
6 2 (11.76%) Mockito
6 2 (11.76%) NUnit
6 2 (11.76%) WebStorm
7 1 (5.88%) Appium
7 1 (5.88%) JBehave
7 1 (5.88%) JMeter
7 1 (5.88%) RSpec
7 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
7 1 (5.88%) Spock
7 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript Developer
2 5 (29.41%) PHP Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Web Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Web Developer
4 3 (17.65%) PHP Web Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior PHP Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior PHP Web Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
1 9 (52.94%) HTML5
1 9 (52.94%) jQuery
2 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
3 7 (41.18%) Node.js
3 7 (41.18%) RESTful
4 6 (35.29%) .NET
5 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
5 3 (17.65%) JPA
5 3 (17.65%) REST
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.76%) JSON
6 2 (11.76%) Spring
6 2 (11.76%) XML
6 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.88%) CSS
7 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
7 1 (5.88%) J2EE
7 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (70.59%) TDD
3 11 (64.71%) Scrum
4 8 (47.06%) Web Development
5 7 (41.18%) Service Design
6 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
8 2 (11.76%) BPMN
8 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (11.76%) Information Security
8 2 (11.76%) OO
8 2 (11.76%) Open Source
9 1 (5.88%) API Design
9 1 (5.88%) API Development
9 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (5.88%) DevOps
9 1 (5.88%) Microservices
9 1 (5.88%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) PHP
4 6 (35.29%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) Groovy
6 2 (11.76%) Scala
7 1 (5.88%) C++
7 1 (5.88%) Python
7 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Google