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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 77 102 112
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 47 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.85% 0.95% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.35% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £275 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
1895 1630 1658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.69% 70.38% 67.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 897 922
Average daily rate £413 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 149 128
Average hourly rate £24.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +9 27 - - 3
Hertfordshire +9 16 £403 +0.62% 9
Suffolk -2 2 £400 - 1
Bedfordshire -12 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Essex - 1 £388 - 1
Norfolk - - - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 97 (90.65%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (71.03%) TDD
3 60 (56.07%) .NET
4 57 (53.27%) C#
5 45 (42.06%) Scrum
6 40 (37.38%) E-Commerce
7 38 (35.51%) CSS
8 36 (33.64%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (32.71%) JavaScript
10 33 (30.84%) HTML
11 32 (29.91%) QA
12 29 (27.10%) REST
12 29 (27.10%) SpecFlow
12 29 (27.10%) MVC
12 29 (27.10%) Finance
13 27 (25.23%) OO
13 27 (25.23%) Selenium
13 27 (25.23%) Git (software)
14 26 (24.30%) .NET Framework
15 25 (23.36%) Subversion
16 22 (20.56%) Microsoft
16 22 (20.56%) Java
17 21 (19.63%) XML
17 21 (19.63%) Ruby
18 20 (18.69%) Linux
19 19 (17.76%) ASP.NET
19 19 (17.76%) Ant
19 19 (17.76%) Apache
19 19 (17.76%) Ajax
19 19 (17.76%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 19 (17.76%) Apache
2 12 (11.21%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.54%) IIS
3 7 (6.54%) Node.js
3 7 (6.54%) lighttpd
4 6 (5.61%) CMS
5 3 (2.80%) Confluence
6 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.93%) MS Office
1 1 (0.93%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.41%) Internet
2 7 (6.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) NoSQL
1 12 (11.21%) MySQL
2 11 (10.28%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.41%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.54%) Couchbase
5 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (27.10%) SpecFlow
2 27 (25.23%) Selenium
2 27 (25.23%) Git (software)
3 25 (23.36%) Subversion
4 19 (17.76%) Ant
5 18 (16.82%) Jenkins
6 13 (12.15%) JUnit
7 12 (11.21%) Eclipse
8 11 (10.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (8.41%) Maven
9 9 (8.41%) JIRA
9 9 (8.41%) IntelliJ
9 9 (8.41%) Mockito
9 9 (8.41%) Cucumber
10 8 (7.48%) WebDriver
11 7 (6.54%) Grunt
12 6 (5.61%) Visual Studio
13 5 (4.67%) CruiseControl
13 5 (4.67%) Hudson
13 5 (4.67%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (27.10%) Finance
2 19 (17.76%) Marketing
3 3 (2.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (68.22%) Developer
2 29 (27.10%) .NET Developer
3 19 (17.76%) Analyst
3 19 (17.76%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.76%) Senior Developer
4 18 (16.82%) C# Developer
5 16 (14.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (14.02%) Test Analyst
7 11 (10.28%) Front-End Developer
8 9 (8.41%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (8.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (7.48%) Consultant
10 7 (6.54%) Test Consultant
10 7 (6.54%) Lead Developer
10 7 (6.54%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Architect
12 4 (3.74%) Agile .NET Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Tester
13 3 (2.80%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (56.07%) .NET
2 38 (35.51%) CSS
3 33 (30.84%) HTML
4 29 (27.10%) REST
5 26 (24.30%) .NET Framework
6 21 (19.63%) XML
7 19 (17.76%) ASP.NET
7 19 (17.76%) Ajax
8 18 (16.82%) Web Services
9 17 (15.89%) Spring
9 17 (15.89%) HTML5
9 17 (15.89%) CSS3
10 15 (14.02%) WCF
11 13 (12.15%) SOAP
12 12 (11.21%) JSP
13 11 (10.28%) JSON
13 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (8.41%) JDBC
14 9 (8.41%) XSL
14 9 (8.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.41%) Open Source
3 7 (6.54%) User Experience
4 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) EMV
4 2 (1.87%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.93%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.69%) Linux
2 13 (12.15%) UNIX
3 3 (2.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (90.65%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (71.03%) TDD
3 45 (42.06%) Scrum
4 40 (37.38%) E-Commerce
5 36 (33.64%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (27.10%) MVC
7 27 (25.23%) OO
8 19 (17.76%) Unit Testing
9 13 (12.15%) Waterfall
10 11 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (9.35%) Pair Programming
12 9 (8.41%) Web Development
12 9 (8.41%) Code Coverage
12 9 (8.41%) SOA
12 9 (8.41%) Performance Testing
12 9 (8.41%) Manual Testing
13 8 (7.48%) OOP
13 8 (7.48%) Automated Testing
14 7 (6.54%) Software Testing
14 7 (6.54%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (53.27%) C#
2 35 (32.71%) JavaScript
3 22 (20.56%) Java
4 21 (19.63%) Ruby
5 14 (13.08%) SQL
6 9 (8.41%) VBScript
7 3 (2.80%) Python
7 3 (2.80%) Scala
8 1 (0.93%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) ISEB
2 8 (7.48%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.74%) MCP
4 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Degree
5 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (20.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe