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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 88 120 114
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 57 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.86% 0.37% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 0.52% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £338 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
2370 1721 2084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.20% 71.15% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 909 1101
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 140 178
Average hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +13 44 £409 -9.16% 8
Cambridgeshire +3 6 £325 -23.52% 6
Norfolk -5 5 £376 - 3
Bedfordshire -14 2 £400 -11.11% 4
Essex - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 76 (92.68%) TDD
2 75 (91.46%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (48.78%) .NET
4 39 (47.56%) OO
4 39 (47.56%) Scrum
5 38 (46.34%) HTML
5 38 (46.34%) CSS
6 36 (43.90%) C#
7 34 (41.46%) JavaScript
8 32 (39.02%) Web Services
9 30 (36.59%) Selenium
10 28 (34.15%) Git (software)
11 27 (32.93%) MVC
12 26 (31.71%) Unit Testing
13 25 (30.49%) Subversion
14 24 (29.27%) Apache
15 23 (28.05%) Ajax
15 23 (28.05%) Jenkins
16 22 (26.83%) Java
17 21 (25.61%) ASP.NET
17 21 (25.61%) Linux
17 21 (25.61%) REST
17 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (24.39%) HTML5
18 20 (24.39%) CSS3
18 20 (24.39%) Ant
18 20 (24.39%) Marketing
19 17 (20.73%) .NET Framework
19 17 (20.73%) XML
19 17 (20.73%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (29.27%) Apache
2 13 (15.85%) Tomcat
3 7 (8.54%) CMS
3 7 (8.54%) lighttpd
3 7 (8.54%) Node.js
4 4 (4.88%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.88%) IIS
4 4 (4.88%) JBoss
5 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) Internet
2 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.88%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) RDBMS
1 14 (17.07%) Relational Database
2 11 (13.41%) MySQL
3 10 (12.20%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.32%) Big Data
5 4 (4.88%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.22%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 30 (36.59%) Selenium
2 28 (34.15%) Git (software)
3 25 (30.49%) Subversion
4 23 (28.05%) Jenkins
5 20 (24.39%) Ant
6 15 (18.29%) Visual Studio
7 14 (17.07%) SpecFlow
8 13 (15.85%) Eclipse
8 13 (15.85%) JUnit
8 13 (15.85%) Maven
9 10 (12.20%) IntelliJ
9 10 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (12.20%) Mockito
10 9 (10.98%) Cucumber
11 7 (8.54%) Hudson
11 7 (8.54%) Grunt
11 7 (8.54%) TeamCity
12 6 (7.32%) WATIR
12 6 (7.32%) Capybara
12 6 (7.32%) RSpec
General
1 20 (24.39%) Marketing
2 16 (19.51%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (84.15%) Developer
2 18 (21.95%) .NET Developer
3 14 (17.07%) Java Developer
4 11 (13.41%) Front-End Developer
4 11 (13.41%) Senior Developer
4 11 (13.41%) C# Developer
5 10 (12.20%) Lead Developer
6 9 (10.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) C++ Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Architect
10 3 (3.66%) Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.66%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.66%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (48.78%) .NET
2 38 (46.34%) HTML
2 38 (46.34%) CSS
3 32 (39.02%) Web Services
4 23 (28.05%) Ajax
5 21 (25.61%) ASP.NET
5 21 (25.61%) REST
6 20 (24.39%) CSS3
6 20 (24.39%) HTML5
7 17 (20.73%) jQuery
7 17 (20.73%) .NET Framework
7 17 (20.73%) XML
8 13 (15.85%) JSP
9 12 (14.63%) JSON
9 12 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (13.41%) Spring
10 11 (13.41%) SOAP
11 10 (12.20%) JDBC
11 10 (12.20%) WCF
12 8 (9.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.41%) User Experience
3 9 (10.98%) Open Source
4 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.88%) GIS
6 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.61%) Linux
2 14 (17.07%) UNIX
3 1 (1.22%) Windows
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (92.68%) TDD
2 75 (91.46%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (47.56%) OO
3 39 (47.56%) Scrum
4 27 (32.93%) MVC
5 26 (31.71%) Unit Testing
6 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (17.07%) Waterfall
8 11 (13.41%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (12.20%) Automated Testing
9 10 (12.20%) E-Commerce
10 9 (10.98%) OOP
10 9 (10.98%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.76%) Kanban
11 8 (9.76%) Web Development
12 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.54%) Web Design
12 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
12 7 (8.54%) SOA
13 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (43.90%) C#
2 34 (41.46%) JavaScript
3 22 (26.83%) Java
4 16 (19.51%) SQL
5 10 (12.20%) Ruby
6 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.32%) C++
7 4 (4.88%) VBScript
8 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.44%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.22%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Degree
2 3 (3.66%) MCP
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.85%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe
3 1 (1.22%) Apple
3 1 (1.22%) Zend
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