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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 58 81 77
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 42 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.63% 1.25% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 1.60% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 9
Median daily rate £425 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £380 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
1283 1247 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.29% 78.04% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 762 567
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 59
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 £9.78 £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 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +9 28 £425 +17.24% 9
Northamptonshire - 8 £400 - 4
Leicestershire - 3 £500 - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 39 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (65.38%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (63.46%) Jenkins
4 32 (61.54%) JavaScript
5 26 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 25 (48.08%) PHP
7 24 (46.15%) Behat
7 24 (46.15%) Docker
8 23 (44.23%) WebDriver
8 23 (44.23%) Zend
9 22 (42.31%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (40.38%) AngularJS
10 21 (40.38%) Git (software)
10 21 (40.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (40.38%) TDD
10 21 (40.38%) MVC
11 18 (34.62%) HTML
11 18 (34.62%) CSS
11 18 (34.62%) OO
11 18 (34.62%) Zend Framework
11 18 (34.62%) Front End Development
12 16 (30.77%) Relational Database
13 14 (26.92%) Case Management
13 14 (26.92%) JSON
13 14 (26.92%) Unit Testing
13 14 (26.92%) C#
14 13 (25.00%) Java
14 13 (25.00%) Gherkin
14 13 (25.00%) Open Source
15 12 (23.08%) CSS3

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 22 (42.31%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (21.15%) Confluence
3 8 (15.38%) JBoss
3 8 (15.38%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.77%) CMS
4 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.77%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) DMZ
2 2 (3.85%) Extranet
2 2 (3.85%) Intranet
3 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 10 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (13.46%) Oracle Database
3 7 (13.46%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (63.46%) Jenkins
2 26 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 23 (44.23%) WebDriver
4 21 (40.38%) Git (software)
5 12 (23.08%) Grunt
5 12 (23.08%) gulp
5 12 (23.08%) Protractor
6 11 (21.15%) JIRA
6 11 (21.15%) JUnit
7 8 (15.38%) Cobertura
7 8 (15.38%) JBehave
8 4 (7.69%) Selenium
9 3 (5.77%) Maven
9 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.85%) Ant
10 2 (3.85%) Mockito
10 2 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Electronics
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.92%) Marketing
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (88.46%) Developer
2 21 (40.38%) Senior Developer
3 13 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (21.15%) Java Developer
5 10 (19.23%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 9 (17.31%) PHP Developer
7 7 (13.46%) Senior PHP Developer
8 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
8 5 (9.62%) Agile Developer
9 4 (7.69%) Angular Developer
9 4 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (7.69%) PHP Zend Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Senior PHP Zend Developer
11 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 2 (3.85%) Senior Agile Developer
11 2 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (46.15%) Behat
2 21 (40.38%) AngularJS
3 18 (34.62%) CSS
3 18 (34.62%) HTML
3 18 (34.62%) Zend Framework
4 14 (26.92%) JSON
5 13 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 12 (23.08%) CSS3
6 12 (23.08%) Doctrine
6 12 (23.08%) LESS
7 11 (21.15%) .NET
7 11 (21.15%) SOAP
7 11 (21.15%) Spring
7 11 (21.15%) Twig
8 10 (19.23%) Hibernate
9 9 (17.31%) Java EE
10 7 (13.46%) JPA
11 6 (11.54%) JDBC
11 6 (11.54%) REST
11 6 (11.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Visualisation
2 7 (13.46%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) Mac OS X
2 10 (19.23%) Unix
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (65.38%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (40.38%) MVC
3 21 (40.38%) TDD
3 21 (40.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (34.62%) Front End Development
4 18 (34.62%) OO
5 14 (26.92%) Case Management
5 14 (26.92%) Unit Testing
6 13 (25.00%) Open Source
7 11 (21.15%) OO PHP
8 10 (19.23%) Service Design
9 9 (17.31%) Line Management
9 9 (17.31%) SOLID
10 8 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (11.54%) OOP
11 6 (11.54%) Scrum
12 4 (7.69%) SDLC
12 4 (7.69%) Web Development
12 4 (7.69%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 25 (48.08%) PHP
3 14 (26.92%) C#
4 13 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (7.69%) SQL
6 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.77%) VBScript
7 1 (1.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) DBS Check
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.08%) WAI
2 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) SDET
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) BladeLogic
2 2 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Zend
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.38%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) Twitter
5 2 (3.85%) Apigee
6 1 (1.92%) Perforce
6 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) SAP
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