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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 116 92 118
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Contract jobs citing BDD 34 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.07% 1.19% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.68% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 21
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£396 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
2407 1722 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.64% 70.92% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1436 906 1063
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 117 216
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -12 15 £400 -20.00% 7
Norfolk -2 10 £325 +62.50% 1
Cambridgeshire -13 7 £375 -9.09% 3
Essex - 1 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 5
Suffolk - - - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 47 (90.38%) TDD
2 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) Scrum
3 24 (46.15%) C#
3 24 (46.15%) HTML
3 24 (46.15%) OO
3 24 (46.15%) Selenium
4 22 (42.31%) Web Services
4 22 (42.31%) .NET
5 20 (38.46%) CSS
6 19 (36.54%) MVC
7 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
7 17 (32.69%) jQuery
7 17 (32.69%) Unit Testing
7 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
8 16 (30.77%) Git (software)
9 14 (26.92%) Java
10 13 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 13 (25.00%) Apache
10 13 (25.00%) Marketing
10 13 (25.00%) HTML5
11 12 (23.08%) CSS3
11 12 (23.08%) SpecFlow
11 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (23.08%) Ajax
11 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
12 11 (21.15%) Subversion
13 10 (19.23%) .NET Framework
13 10 (19.23%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 6 (11.54%) CMS
3 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.69%) Node.js
4 3 (5.77%) lighttpd
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Internet
2 3 (5.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) Relational Database
1 9 (17.31%) RDBMS
2 8 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.54%) MySQL
3 6 (11.54%) Big Data
4 3 (5.77%) Couchbase
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.92%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 24 (46.15%) Selenium
2 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
3 16 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 13 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 12 (23.08%) SpecFlow
6 11 (21.15%) Subversion
7 9 (17.31%) Ant
8 8 (15.38%) Maven
9 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
9 7 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (13.46%) JUnit
10 6 (11.54%) Eclipse
11 5 (9.62%) Mockito
11 5 (9.62%) IntelliJ
12 4 (7.69%) WATIR
12 4 (7.69%) RSpec
12 4 (7.69%) TeamCity
12 4 (7.69%) Hudson
12 4 (7.69%) Capybara
13 3 (5.77%) Grunt
General
1 13 (25.00%) Marketing
2 8 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (80.77%) Developer
2 8 (15.38%) Lead Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.69%) C++ Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.77%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) QA Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Tester
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Architect
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Portal Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (46.15%) HTML
2 22 (42.31%) Web Services
2 22 (42.31%) .NET
3 20 (38.46%) CSS
4 17 (32.69%) jQuery
5 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (25.00%) HTML5
6 12 (23.08%) CSS3
6 12 (23.08%) Ajax
7 10 (19.23%) .NET Framework
7 10 (19.23%) REST
8 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (11.54%) JSP
9 6 (11.54%) SOAP
9 6 (11.54%) XHTML
9 6 (11.54%) Spring
9 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (9.62%) JSON
10 5 (9.62%) WCF
10 5 (9.62%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) GIS
2 4 (7.69%) Open Source
3 2 (3.85%) iPhone
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) UNIX
3 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (90.38%) TDD
2 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) Scrum
3 24 (46.15%) OO
4 19 (36.54%) MVC
5 17 (32.69%) Unit Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (17.31%) Kanban
7 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 7 (13.46%) OOP
10 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
10 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
11 5 (9.62%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
11 5 (9.62%) Feature Driven Development
11 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
11 5 (9.62%) Web Development
12 4 (7.69%) OOD
12 4 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) C#
2 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
3 14 (26.92%) Java
4 9 (17.31%) Ruby
4 9 (17.31%) SQL
5 6 (11.54%) C++
5 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
6 2 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.92%) Groovy
7 1 (1.92%) Scala
7 1 (1.92%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) JBoss
4 2 (3.85%) Apple
5 1 (1.92%) Zend
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe