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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 103 102 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 44 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.43% 0.80% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.12% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 25
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£400 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
2364 1702 2165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.95% 71.88% 69.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 856 1123
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 126 217
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -3 30 £400 +6.66% 9
Norfolk -7 7 £376 +88.12% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £375 -11.76% 1
Essex - 1 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 60 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (92.19%) TDD
3 31 (48.44%) HTML
3 31 (48.44%) Scrum
4 30 (46.88%) OO
5 29 (45.31%) .NET
5 29 (45.31%) CSS
6 28 (43.75%) C#
6 28 (43.75%) Selenium
7 27 (42.19%) Web Services
8 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
9 23 (35.94%) MVC
10 22 (34.38%) Git (software)
10 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
11 21 (32.81%) Unit Testing
12 18 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (28.13%) Marketing
12 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET
13 17 (26.56%) Apache
13 17 (26.56%) Ajax
13 17 (26.56%) Subversion
13 17 (26.56%) jQuery
14 16 (25.00%) HTML5
14 16 (25.00%) Java
15 15 (23.44%) CSS3
16 14 (21.88%) Linux
16 14 (21.88%) .NET Framework
17 13 (20.31%) Visual Studio
17 13 (20.31%) SQL
17 13 (20.31%) Ant

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 17 (26.56%) Apache
2 8 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 7 (10.94%) CMS
4 6 (9.38%) Node.js
5 5 (7.81%) lighttpd
6 4 (6.25%) WebLogic
7 3 (4.69%) IIS
8 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Internet
2 3 (4.69%) HTTP
2 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) RDBMS
1 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
2 9 (14.06%) NoSQL
3 8 (12.50%) MySQL
4 6 (9.38%) Big Data
5 4 (6.25%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.56%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 28 (43.75%) Selenium
2 22 (34.38%) Git (software)
2 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
3 17 (26.56%) Subversion
4 13 (20.31%) Ant
4 13 (20.31%) Visual Studio
4 13 (20.31%) SpecFlow
5 10 (15.63%) JUnit
5 10 (15.63%) Maven
6 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
7 8 (12.50%) Eclipse
7 8 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (10.94%) IntelliJ
8 7 (10.94%) Hudson
8 7 (10.94%) Mockito
9 6 (9.38%) TeamCity
9 6 (9.38%) Capybara
9 6 (9.38%) RSpec
9 6 (9.38%) WATIR
10 5 (7.81%) Grunt
General
1 18 (28.13%) Marketing
2 12 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (85.94%) Developer
2 11 (17.19%) .NET Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Lead Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Senior Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 5 (7.81%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.25%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.69%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.69%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Silverlight Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (48.44%) HTML
2 29 (45.31%) .NET
2 29 (45.31%) CSS
3 27 (42.19%) Web Services
4 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET
5 17 (26.56%) Ajax
5 17 (26.56%) jQuery
6 16 (25.00%) HTML5
7 15 (23.44%) CSS3
8 14 (21.88%) .NET Framework
9 13 (20.31%) REST
10 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (17.19%) XML
11 9 (14.06%) WCF
12 8 (12.50%) Spring
12 8 (12.50%) JSP
12 8 (12.50%) SOAP
13 7 (10.94%) XHTML
13 7 (10.94%) JDBC
13 7 (10.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) User Experience
1 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Open Source
3 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.25%) GIS
5 2 (3.13%) iPhone
5 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Linux
2 9 (14.06%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (92.19%) TDD
3 31 (48.44%) Scrum
4 30 (46.88%) OO
5 23 (35.94%) MVC
6 21 (32.81%) Unit Testing
7 18 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (15.63%) Automated Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Waterfall
10 8 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Web Development
10 8 (12.50%) Kanban
11 7 (10.94%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.94%) OOP
12 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
13 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
13 5 (7.81%) OOD
13 5 (7.81%) Web Design
13 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) C#
2 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 16 (25.00%) Java
4 13 (20.31%) SQL
5 10 (15.63%) Ruby
6 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
6 6 (9.38%) C++
7 3 (4.69%) VBScript
8 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) MCP
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.56%) ISEB
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) JBoss
4 2 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (1.56%) Zend
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe
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