The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 43 81 77
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 62 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.90% 1.17% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.89% 1.49% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 17 9
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £382 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.98% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
BDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1267 1272 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.64% 78.28% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 781 589
Median daily rate £415 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 46 51
Median hourly rate £15.25 £19.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.07% +9.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £11.21 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +19 41 £450 +20.00% 3
Northamptonshire +7 9 £375 - 4
Derbyshire 0 3 £375 - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £500 - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for BDD.

1 61 (80.26%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (68.42%) Jenkins
3 45 (59.21%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (55.26%) JavaScript
4 42 (55.26%) PHP
5 41 (53.95%) Docker
6 40 (52.63%) Cucumber
6 40 (52.63%) Behat
7 35 (46.05%) Git (software)
7 35 (46.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 34 (44.74%) WebDriver
9 33 (43.42%) Elasticsearch
10 31 (40.79%) OO
11 28 (36.84%) Zend
12 26 (34.21%) TDD
12 26 (34.21%) Doctrine
12 26 (34.21%) Front End Development
12 26 (34.21%) AngularJS
13 24 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (30.26%) MVC
15 22 (28.95%) Zend Framework
15 22 (28.95%) Relational Database
15 22 (28.95%) OO PHP
16 20 (26.32%) CSS
16 20 (26.32%) HTML
17 18 (23.68%) Linux
17 18 (23.68%) Gherkin
18 17 (22.37%) Case Management
19 16 (21.05%) Open Source
19 16 (21.05%) HTTP

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 33 (43.42%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (17.11%) Confluence
3 7 (9.21%) JBoss
3 7 (9.21%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.26%) CMS
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.05%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) DMZ
2 2 (2.63%) Extranet
2 2 (2.63%) Intranet
3 1 (1.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (28.95%) Relational Database
3 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.89%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.63%) MySQL
6 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 52 (68.42%) Jenkins
2 40 (52.63%) Cucumber
3 35 (46.05%) Git (software)
4 34 (44.74%) WebDriver
5 16 (21.05%) JIRA
6 15 (19.74%) Grunt
6 15 (19.74%) gulp
6 15 (19.74%) Protractor
7 12 (15.79%) JUnit
8 7 (9.21%) Cobertura
8 7 (9.21%) JBehave
8 7 (9.21%) Selenium
9 5 (6.58%) Maven
9 5 (6.58%) PHPUnit
10 4 (5.26%) Gradle
10 4 (5.26%) Subversion
11 3 (3.95%) JProfiler
11 3 (3.95%) SonarQube
11 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
1 6 (7.89%) Retail
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Electronics
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (82.89%) Developer
2 30 (39.47%) Senior Developer
3 20 (26.32%) PHP Developer
4 17 (22.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (18.42%) Senior PHP Developer
6 11 (14.47%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 10 (13.16%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Agile Developer
8 6 (7.89%) PHP Zend Developer
9 5 (6.58%) .NET Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Angular Developer
10 4 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (5.26%) PostgreSQL Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Senior PHP Zend Developer
11 3 (3.95%) Agile Java Developer
11 3 (3.95%) Agile Scrum Master
11 3 (3.95%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 3 (3.95%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) Ruby Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (52.63%) Behat
2 26 (34.21%) AngularJS
2 26 (34.21%) Doctrine
3 22 (28.95%) Zend Framework
4 20 (26.32%) CSS
4 20 (26.32%) HTML
5 18 (23.68%) Gherkin
6 15 (19.74%) LESS
7 14 (18.42%) CSS3
8 13 (17.11%) JSON
9 12 (15.79%) Spring
9 12 (15.79%) Twig
10 11 (14.47%) .NET
10 11 (14.47%) Hibernate
11 10 (13.16%) Java EE
11 10 (13.16%) SOAP
12 8 (10.53%) JPA
12 8 (10.53%) Symfony
13 7 (9.21%) Backbone.js
14 6 (7.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Visualisation
2 9 (11.84%) User Experience
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Linux
2 15 (19.74%) Unix
3 14 (18.42%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (80.26%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (59.21%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (46.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (40.79%) OO
5 26 (34.21%) Front End Development
5 26 (34.21%) TDD
6 23 (30.26%) MVC
7 22 (28.95%) OO PHP
8 17 (22.37%) Case Management
9 16 (21.05%) Open Source
10 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
11 12 (15.79%) Line Management
12 11 (14.47%) Service Design
13 10 (13.16%) Scrum
14 9 (11.84%) SOLID
15 8 (10.53%) Data Protection
15 8 (10.53%) Mentoring
16 7 (9.21%) Continuous Delivery
16 7 (9.21%) Kanban
16 7 (9.21%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 42 (55.26%) JavaScript
1 42 (55.26%) PHP
2 14 (18.42%) C#
3 13 (17.11%) Java
4 8 (10.53%) SQL
5 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.95%) Ruby
5 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.95%) VBScript
6 1 (1.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.21%) DBS Check
3 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.42%) WAI
2 5 (6.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.95%) QA
4 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.32%) SDET
System Software
1 41 (53.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (36.84%) Zend
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.21%) Oracle
4 3 (3.95%) Rally
4 3 (3.95%) Twitter
5 2 (2.63%) Apigee
6 1 (1.32%) Cadence
6 1 (1.32%) Perforce
6 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
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