The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 64 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 1660 1410 1209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.31% 2.70% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 3.36% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1120 974
Median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.25% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -
BDD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41718 41986 39745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.12% 80.50% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27767 27817 25061
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1132 1107
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.90 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in England

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in England

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in England

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the England region.

BDD Hourly Rate Trend in England

BDD
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

BDD Hourly Rate Histogram in England

BDD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 1029 £475 +2.70% 221
South East -34 158 £450 +20.00% 55
North West +41 129 £450 +11.80% 33
Yorkshire +7 100 £435 +2.35% 24
South West +25 67 £400 +3.22% 19
East Midlands +37 63 £425 +13.33% 5
East of England +34 50 £485 +29.33% 11
West Midlands -26 36 £401 +14.42% 5
North East -1 35 £350 -22.22% 3
Midlands - 2 £500 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 2706 (84.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2498 (77.60%) TDD
3 1487 (46.19%) Java
4 1284 (39.89%) Scrum
5 1134 (35.23%) JavaScript
6 891 (27.68%) HTML
7 768 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
8 730 (22.68%) CSS
9 698 (21.68%) Cucumber
10 693 (21.53%) C#
11 637 (19.79%) Git (software)
12 606 (18.83%) .NET
13 574 (17.83%) AngularJS
14 552 (17.15%) Selenium
15 526 (16.34%) Web Services
16 508 (15.78%) MVC
17 504 (15.66%) Jenkins
18 466 (14.48%) OO
19 452 (14.04%) Pair Programming
20 449 (13.95%) REST
21 446 (13.86%) HTML5
22 445 (13.82%) Kanban
23 439 (13.64%) Node.js
24 421 (13.08%) Spring
25 417 (12.95%) SQL
26 415 (12.89%) Finance
27 393 (12.21%) Scala
28 391 (12.15%) Ruby
29 387 (12.02%) QA
30 378 (11.74%) Software Engineering

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 170 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
2 121 (3.76%) Confluence
3 102 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 72 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 60 (1.86%) Apache
6 51 (1.58%) JBoss
7 45 (1.40%) CMS
8 42 (1.30%) IIS
9 34 (1.06%) WebSphere
10 31 (0.96%) WebLogic
11 30 (0.93%) Jetty
12 26 (0.81%) nginx
13 21 (0.65%) Drupal
14 20 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
15 18 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
16 16 (0.50%) Apache Solr
17 12 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 12 (0.37%) Mule
18 11 (0.34%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 54 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 18 (0.56%) MS Office
4 17 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.093%) InVision
7 3 (0.093%) Mingle
7 3 (0.093%) MS Project
8 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.37%) Magento
4 6 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.16%) Endur
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.062%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.062%) Maximo
7 2 (0.062%) Unica
8 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 304 (9.44%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (3.73%) GitHub
4 77 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
5 48 (1.49%) Amazon S3
6 33 (1.03%) PaaS
7 28 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
8 27 (0.84%) SaaS
9 23 (0.71%) IaaS
10 21 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (0.59%) OpenShift
12 17 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.50%) Google Play
13 16 (0.50%) Heroku
14 11 (0.34%) CloudBees
15 7 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.22%) Google App Engine
15 7 (0.22%) iTunes
16 6 (0.19%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 140 (4.35%) HTTP
2 50 (1.55%) Internet
3 15 (0.47%) LDAP
4 12 (0.37%) Network Security
5 9 (0.28%) DMZ
6 8 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.25%) VPN
7 7 (0.22%) AMQP
7 7 (0.22%) MQTT
7 7 (0.22%) RTSP
8 6 (0.19%) SSL
9 4 (0.12%) DVB
9 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.12%) SSH
10 3 (0.093%) DNS
10 3 (0.093%) OpenVPN
11 2 (0.062%) Extranet
11 2 (0.062%) Intranet
11 2 (0.062%) SNMP
11 2 (0.062%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (9.23%) NoSQL
2 295 (9.16%) MongoDB
2 295 (9.16%) SQL Server
3 181 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
4 174 (5.41%) MySQL
5 137 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 124 (3.85%) Hadoop
7 118 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 102 (3.17%) Big Data
9 72 (2.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 43 (1.34%) Redis
11 40 (1.24%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.09%) HBase
13 31 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
14 25 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (0.68%) Apache Hive
15 22 (0.68%) Neo4j
16 21 (0.65%) Oracle Database
17 19 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
18 15 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 698 (21.68%) Cucumber
2 637 (19.79%) Git (software)
3 552 (17.15%) Selenium
4 504 (15.66%) Jenkins
5 364 (11.31%) WebDriver
6 349 (10.84%) JIRA
7 289 (8.98%) Maven
8 271 (8.42%) JUnit
9 207 (6.43%) SpecFlow
10 175 (5.44%) Subversion
11 142 (4.41%) Jasmine
12 128 (3.98%) Gradle
13 119 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 117 (3.63%) gulp
15 116 (3.60%) TeamCity
16 106 (3.29%) Mocha
17 105 (3.26%) SoapUI
18 104 (3.23%) Mockito
19 96 (2.98%) Grunt
19 96 (2.98%) NUnit
General
1 415 (12.89%) Finance
2 220 (6.83%) Banking
3 107 (3.32%) Retail
4 65 (2.02%) Publishing
5 45 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 43 (1.34%) Marketing
7 39 (1.21%) Games
8 36 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 32 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 27 (0.84%) Front Office
11 26 (0.81%) Advertising
11 26 (0.81%) Back Office
11 26 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.56%) Electronics
13 10 (0.31%) Law
14 7 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.16%) Military
16 3 (0.093%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.093%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.062%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2055 (63.84%) Developer
2 692 (21.50%) Java Developer
3 461 (14.32%) Senior Developer
4 384 (11.93%) Agile Developer
5 291 (9.04%) .NET Developer
6 275 (8.54%) Agile Java Developer
7 268 (8.33%) Analyst
8 258 (8.01%) C# Developer
9 239 (7.42%) JavaScript Developer
10 223 (6.93%) Tester
11 198 (6.15%) Senior Java Developer
12 188 (5.84%) Scala Developer
13 173 (5.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 154 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
15 145 (4.50%) Automation Tester
16 143 (4.44%) Test Analyst
17 116 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 114 (3.54%) Business Analyst
18 114 (3.54%) Test Engineer
19 110 (3.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 891 (27.68%) HTML
2 730 (22.68%) CSS
3 606 (18.83%) .NET
4 574 (17.83%) AngularJS
5 526 (16.34%) Web Services
6 449 (13.95%) REST
7 446 (13.86%) HTML5
8 439 (13.64%) Node.js
9 421 (13.08%) Spring
10 372 (11.56%) RESTful
11 292 (9.07%) CSS3
12 287 (8.92%) ASP.NET
13 269 (8.36%) React
14 254 (7.89%) JSON
15 244 (7.58%) XML
16 239 (7.42%) jQuery
17 213 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC
18 195 (6.06%) SOAP
19 185 (5.75%) Hibernate
20 181 (5.62%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 276 (8.57%) User Experience
2 192 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 171 (5.31%) Mobile App
4 109 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 74 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 54 (1.68%) Derivative
7 50 (1.55%) iPad
8 48 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 46 (1.43%) iPhone
10 41 (1.27%) Fintech
11 39 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (1.09%) Algorithms
12 35 (1.09%) Blog
13 30 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
14 29 (0.90%) Visualisation
15 25 (0.78%) Data Structures
15 25 (0.78%) Virtual Team
16 22 (0.68%) Wiki
17 21 (0.65%) Digital Media
18 19 (0.59%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 269 (8.36%) Linux
2 197 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 146 (4.54%) Android
4 140 (4.35%) Unix
5 68 (2.11%) Windows
6 29 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.19%) VMS
9 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.093%) CentOS
10 3 (0.093%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.093%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.031%) OS/2
11 1 (0.031%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2706 (84.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2498 (77.60%) TDD
3 1284 (39.89%) Scrum
4 768 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
5 508 (15.78%) MVC
6 466 (14.48%) OO
7 452 (14.04%) Pair Programming
8 445 (13.82%) Kanban
9 378 (11.74%) Software Engineering
10 359 (11.15%) DevOps
11 356 (11.06%) Test Automation
12 355 (11.03%) E-Commerce
13 323 (10.03%) Unit Testing
14 274 (8.51%) Front End Development
15 268 (8.33%) Microservices
16 267 (8.29%) Continuous Delivery
17 255 (7.92%) Open Source
18 214 (6.65%) Web Development
19 212 (6.59%) User Stories
20 205 (6.37%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1487 (46.19%) Java
2 1134 (35.23%) JavaScript
3 693 (21.53%) C#
4 417 (12.95%) SQL
5 393 (12.21%) Scala
6 391 (12.15%) Ruby
7 295 (9.16%) Python
8 230 (7.15%) PHP
9 121 (3.76%) Objective-C
10 88 (2.73%) Groovy
11 75 (2.33%) C++
12 74 (2.30%) ES6
13 62 (1.93%) Clojure
14 56 (1.74%) Apple Swift
15 53 (1.65%) C
16 39 (1.21%) Perl
17 38 (1.18%) Shell Script
18 34 (1.06%) T-SQL
19 30 (0.93%) F#
19 30 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 209 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 158 (4.91%) Degree
3 125 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 99 (3.08%) ISEB
5 83 (2.58%) ISTQB
6 44 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 31 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.62%) DBS Check
10 13 (0.40%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.093%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.062%) MCAD
14 2 (0.062%) MCSD
14 2 (0.062%) MCTS
14 2 (0.062%) PMP
14 2 (0.062%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.031%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.031%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 387 (12.02%) QA
2 96 (2.98%) SDET
3 37 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 30 (0.93%) WAI
5 9 (0.28%) ISO 14001
5 9 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.19%) FATCA
6 6 (0.19%) WCAG
7 5 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.062%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.031%) COBIT
9 1 (0.031%) GPG13
9 1 (0.031%) MiFID
9 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.031%) SLA
System Software
1 217 (6.74%) Docker
2 14 (0.43%) Apache Flume
2 14 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.40%) HDFS
4 12 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.16%) Varnish
7 2 (0.062%) GridGain
7 2 (0.062%) vSphere
8 1 (0.031%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 99 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 77 (2.39%) Puppet
3 44 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 37 (1.15%) Ansible
5 25 (0.78%) Kibana
6 14 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 12 (0.37%) logstash
8 10 (0.31%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.19%) Nagios
9 6 (0.19%) Terraform
10 5 (0.16%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.093%) Grafana
11 3 (0.093%) Graphite
11 3 (0.093%) Mesos
11 3 (0.093%) Oozie
11 3 (0.093%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.093%) Salt
12 2 (0.062%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.031%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 165 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 162 (5.03%) Oracle
3 51 (1.58%) Google
4 49 (1.52%) HP
5 48 (1.49%) Zend
6 43 (1.34%) Atlassian
7 42 (1.30%) Apple
8 27 (0.84%) Rally
9 25 (0.78%) SAP
10 24 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (0.71%) Splunk
12 22 (0.68%) IBM
13 21 (0.65%) Sitecore
14 20 (0.62%) New Relic
15 17 (0.53%) MuleSoft
16 16 (0.50%) Adobe
16 16 (0.50%) VMware
16 16 (0.50%) Xamarin
17 10 (0.31%) Cisco
17 10 (0.31%) Terracotta
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400 - 450
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £320 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Kalpa Resource
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Which?
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £600 Per Day Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago