The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 74 106 123
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 61 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.16% 0.90% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.31% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 15
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£405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2138 1679 1903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.71% 68.90% 67.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 923 1045
Average daily rate £420 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 163 180
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +29 35 £413 +3.12% 8
Cambridgeshire +3 20 - - 3
Norfolk +8 2 £300 +9.09% 3
Bedfordshire -21 2 £363 -11.58% 3
Suffolk +2 1 - -
Essex - 1 £388 - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 94 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (82.69%) TDD
3 55 (52.88%) .NET
4 52 (50.00%) C#
5 49 (47.12%) Scrum
6 42 (40.38%) CSS
7 37 (35.58%) HTML
7 37 (35.58%) JavaScript
7 37 (35.58%) MVC
7 37 (35.58%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (29.81%) OO
9 29 (27.88%) E-Commerce
9 29 (27.88%) Git (software)
10 28 (26.92%) REST
10 28 (26.92%) Finance
11 26 (25.00%) Subversion
12 24 (23.08%) Java
12 24 (23.08%) ASP.NET
13 23 (22.12%) Web Services
13 23 (22.12%) Selenium
13 23 (22.12%) Ajax
14 22 (21.15%) Jenkins
14 22 (21.15%) XML
15 21 (20.19%) Apache
15 21 (20.19%) Linux
15 21 (20.19%) .NET Framework
15 21 (20.19%) Unit Testing
16 20 (19.23%) Marketing
16 20 (19.23%) QA
16 20 (19.23%) CSS3

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 21 (20.19%) Apache
2 13 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.73%) CMS
3 7 (6.73%) IIS
3 7 (6.73%) Node.js
3 7 (6.73%) lighttpd
4 2 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.92%) Confluence
5 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.96%) JBoss
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.96%) MS Office
1 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.96%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.65%) Internet
2 7 (6.73%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) MySQL
1 12 (11.54%) NoSQL
1 12 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 10 (9.62%) RDBMS
3 6 (5.77%) Couchbase
3 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.96%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (27.88%) Git (software)
2 26 (25.00%) Subversion
3 23 (22.12%) Selenium
4 22 (21.15%) Jenkins
5 20 (19.23%) Ant
6 17 (16.35%) SpecFlow
7 14 (13.46%) JUnit
8 13 (12.50%) Eclipse
9 12 (11.54%) Cucumber
10 11 (10.58%) Maven
10 11 (10.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (9.62%) Mockito
11 10 (9.62%) IntelliJ
12 9 (8.65%) Visual Studio
13 8 (7.69%) JIRA
14 7 (6.73%) Grunt
14 7 (6.73%) Hudson
14 7 (6.73%) TeamCity
15 6 (5.77%) WATIR
15 6 (5.77%) RSpec
General
1 28 (26.92%) Finance
2 20 (19.23%) Marketing
3 3 (2.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Advertising
4 1 (0.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (76.92%) Developer
2 32 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 21 (20.19%) C# Developer
4 18 (17.31%) Senior Developer
4 18 (17.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (16.35%) Java Developer
6 11 (10.58%) Front-End Developer
7 10 (9.62%) Analyst
8 9 (8.65%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (7.69%) Lead Developer
10 7 (6.73%) Test Analyst
10 7 (6.73%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 6 (5.77%) Consultant
11 6 (5.77%) Software Developer
12 5 (4.81%) Architect
12 5 (4.81%) Test Consultant
13 4 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
14 3 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
14 3 (2.88%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (52.88%) .NET
2 42 (40.38%) CSS
3 37 (35.58%) HTML
4 28 (26.92%) REST
5 24 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 23 (22.12%) Web Services
6 23 (22.12%) Ajax
7 22 (21.15%) XML
8 21 (20.19%) .NET Framework
9 20 (19.23%) CSS3
9 20 (19.23%) HTML5
10 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (15.38%) WCF
10 16 (15.38%) Spring
11 14 (13.46%) SOAP
12 13 (12.50%) JSP
13 12 (11.54%) JSON
14 11 (10.58%) jQuery
15 10 (9.62%) JDBC
16 9 (8.65%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.62%) Open Source
2 10 (9.62%) User Experience
3 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.92%) EMV
4 1 (0.96%) GIS
4 1 (0.96%) Clustering
4 1 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.19%) Linux
2 14 (13.46%) UNIX
3 3 (2.88%) Windows
4 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (82.69%) TDD
3 49 (47.12%) Scrum
4 37 (35.58%) MVC
4 37 (35.58%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (29.81%) OO
6 29 (27.88%) E-Commerce
7 21 (20.19%) Unit Testing
8 14 (13.46%) Waterfall
9 11 (10.58%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (9.62%) Performance Testing
10 10 (9.62%) SOA
11 9 (8.65%) Pair Programming
11 9 (8.65%) Code Coverage
11 9 (8.65%) Automated Testing
11 9 (8.65%) Web Development
12 8 (7.69%) OOP
13 7 (6.73%) Web Design
13 7 (6.73%) Regression Testing
14 6 (5.77%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (50.00%) C#
2 37 (35.58%) JavaScript
3 24 (23.08%) Java
4 16 (15.38%) SQL
4 16 (15.38%) Ruby
5 9 (8.65%) VBScript
6 2 (1.92%) Scala
6 2 (1.92%) Python
6 2 (1.92%) PHP
6 2 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) ISEB
2 6 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.85%) MCP
4 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.88%) Degree
6 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (0.96%) Apple
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe
3 1 (0.96%) Zend
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