The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 79 114 178
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +64
Contract jobs citing BDD 1163 872 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.23% 1.81% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.43% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 735 468
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 19 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +25 850 £425 - 199
South East +43 150 £400 +10.72% 38
East of England +3 43 £400 +3.22% 13
Yorkshire +1 35 £325 +18.18% 15
South West -22 34 £350 +7.69% 16
North West -11 28 £388 +19.23% 30
North East -25 8 £250 - 1
East Midlands -8 7 £400 +8.47% 6
West Midlands -15 4 £259 -17.20% 10
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1956 (83.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1806 (77.54%) TDD
3 988 (42.42%) Scrum
4 982 (42.16%) Java
5 738 (31.69%) JavaScript
6 628 (26.96%) C#
7 602 (25.85%) HTML
8 533 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
9 531 (22.80%) Cucumber
10 513 (22.03%) CSS
11 511 (21.94%) .NET
12 503 (21.60%) Web Services
12 503 (21.60%) OO
13 499 (21.43%) MVC
14 464 (19.92%) Selenium
15 432 (18.55%) Ruby
16 407 (17.48%) SQL
17 348 (14.94%) HTML5
18 341 (14.64%) Git (software)
19 335 (14.38%) XML
20 324 (13.91%) QA
21 322 (13.83%) Test Automation
22 320 (13.74%) Spring
23 298 (12.80%) jQuery
24 278 (11.94%) Finance
25 271 (11.64%) Open Source
26 270 (11.59%) E-Commerce
27 260 (11.16%) RESTful
28 256 (10.99%) Kanban
29 254 (10.91%) ASP.NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 161 (6.91%) Node.js
2 138 (5.93%) CMS
3 78 (3.35%) Tomcat
4 58 (2.49%) Apache
5 42 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (1.67%) IIS
7 35 (1.50%) Adobe CQ
8 25 (1.07%) Drupal
8 25 (1.07%) Umbraco
9 16 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (0.64%) Apache Solr
11 14 (0.60%) SharePoint
12 13 (0.56%) nginx
13 12 (0.52%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.43%) Confluence
15 9 (0.39%) Mule
16 8 (0.34%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.34%) TeamSite
17 7 (0.30%) Liferay
Applications
1 74 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.26%) MS Office
5 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.47%) RMDS
3 10 (0.43%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Magento
6 2 (0.086%) Endur
7 1 (0.043%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.043%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.043%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.043%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 89 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (1.25%) SaaS
5 28 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (0.99%) GitHub
7 18 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.56%) Office 365
9 8 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.30%) PaaS
11 6 (0.26%) Heroku
11 6 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
12 5 (0.21%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.17%) IaaS
13 4 (0.17%) Joyent
14 1 (0.043%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.043%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.043%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 78 (3.35%) HTTP
2 40 (1.72%) Internet
3 20 (0.86%) Intranet
4 12 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.34%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.17%) PBX
6 4 (0.17%) VoIP
6 4 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (0.13%) AMQP
7 3 (0.13%) SSL
8 2 (0.086%) DAB
9 1 (0.043%) LDAP
9 1 (0.043%) LAN
9 1 (0.043%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.043%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.043%) DVB
9 1 (0.043%) DMZ
9 1 (0.043%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 201 (8.63%) NoSQL
3 165 (7.08%) MongoDB
4 152 (6.53%) MySQL
5 90 (3.86%) Relational Database
6 77 (3.31%) Big Data
7 63 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 53 (2.28%) CouchDB
9 47 (2.02%) Redis
10 41 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 37 (1.59%) Hadoop
12 35 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (1.42%) RDBMS
14 25 (1.07%) Oracle Database
15 20 (0.86%) RavenDB
16 19 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
17 17 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 17 (0.73%) Couchbase
18 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 531 (22.80%) Cucumber
2 464 (19.92%) Selenium
3 341 (14.64%) Git (software)
4 227 (9.75%) WebDriver
5 223 (9.57%) Jenkins
6 211 (9.06%) SpecFlow
7 203 (8.72%) Subversion
8 180 (7.73%) JUnit
9 147 (6.31%) Maven
10 134 (5.75%) JIRA
11 125 (5.37%) Hudson
12 121 (5.20%) TeamCity
13 105 (4.51%) Visual Studio
14 96 (4.12%) Jasmine
15 95 (4.08%) JBehave
16 92 (3.95%) Mockito
17 82 (3.52%) NUnit
18 81 (3.48%) RSpec
18 81 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
19 78 (3.35%) WATIR
General
1 278 (11.94%) Finance
2 87 (3.74%) Banking
3 67 (2.88%) Publishing
4 58 (2.49%) Front Office
5 57 (2.45%) Retail
5 57 (2.45%) Marketing
6 43 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 39 (1.67%) Games
8 38 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.33%) Advertising
10 23 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.90%) Back Office
12 19 (0.82%) Legal
13 18 (0.77%) Electronics
14 11 (0.47%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.34%) Automotive
17 7 (0.30%) Law
17 7 (0.30%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1380 (59.25%) Developer
2 375 (16.10%) Java Developer
3 305 (13.10%) Analyst
4 207 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 200 (8.59%) Tester
6 193 (8.29%) .NET Developer
7 149 (6.40%) Business Analyst
8 138 (5.93%) C# Developer
9 136 (5.84%) Test Analyst
10 104 (4.47%) Agile Business Analyst
11 102 (4.38%) Automation Tester
12 98 (4.21%) PHP Developer
13 96 (4.12%) Test Engineer
14 86 (3.69%) Front-End Developer
15 82 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
16 78 (3.35%) Web Developer
17 74 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
18 73 (3.13%) Ruby Developer
19 61 (2.62%) Senior Java Developer
20 60 (2.58%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (25.85%) HTML
2 513 (22.03%) CSS
3 511 (21.94%) .NET
4 503 (21.60%) Web Services
5 348 (14.94%) HTML5
6 335 (14.38%) XML
7 320 (13.74%) Spring
8 298 (12.80%) jQuery
9 260 (11.16%) RESTful
10 254 (10.91%) ASP.NET
11 248 (10.65%) AngularJS
12 245 (10.52%) CSS3
13 237 (10.18%) REST
14 204 (8.76%) JSON
15 180 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 172 (7.39%) Ajax
17 165 (7.08%) Backbone.js
18 148 (6.35%) SOAP
18 148 (6.35%) .NET Framework
19 139 (5.97%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 271 (11.64%) Open Source
2 134 (5.75%) User Experience
3 123 (5.28%) Mobile App
4 116 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (3.78%) Computer Science
6 70 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (1.63%) Digital Media
8 35 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
9 28 (1.20%) Derivative
10 25 (1.07%) Wiki
11 24 (1.03%) Fixed Income
12 23 (0.99%) Equities
12 23 (0.99%) N-Tier
13 21 (0.90%) New Media
13 21 (0.90%) iPhone
14 20 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
14 20 (0.86%) DTV
15 17 (0.73%) iPad
16 16 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 15 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 230 (9.88%) Linux
2 127 (5.45%) UNIX
3 115 (4.94%) Android
4 113 (4.85%) Apple iOS
5 75 (3.22%) Windows
6 17 (0.73%) CentOS
7 15 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.39%) AIX
8 9 (0.39%) Solaris
8 9 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.34%) Windows NT
10 7 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.086%) Debian
14 1 (0.043%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.043%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1956 (83.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1806 (77.54%) TDD
3 988 (42.42%) Scrum
4 533 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
5 503 (21.60%) OO
6 499 (21.43%) MVC
7 322 (13.83%) Test Automation
8 270 (11.59%) E-Commerce
9 256 (10.99%) Kanban
10 232 (9.96%) User Stories
11 202 (8.67%) Automated Testing
12 194 (8.33%) Software Engineering
13 190 (8.16%) Pair Programming
14 159 (6.83%) Unit Testing
15 157 (6.74%) Web Development
16 153 (6.57%) OOP
17 133 (5.71%) Test Scripting
18 117 (5.02%) DevOps
19 112 (4.81%) Mentoring
20 111 (4.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 982 (42.16%) Java
2 738 (31.69%) JavaScript
3 628 (26.96%) C#
4 432 (18.55%) Ruby
5 407 (17.48%) SQL
6 230 (9.88%) PHP
7 203 (8.72%) Scala
8 199 (8.54%) Python
9 74 (3.18%) Objective-C
10 71 (3.05%) C++
11 57 (2.45%) Groovy
12 49 (2.10%) Shell Script
13 47 (2.02%) PHP5
14 35 (1.50%) Perl
15 31 (1.33%) T-SQL
16 29 (1.25%) PL/SQL
17 28 (1.20%) C
18 23 (0.99%) Bash Shell
19 20 (0.86%) Clojure
20 15 (0.64%) Golang
Qualifications
1 121 (5.20%) ISEB
2 80 (3.43%) Degree
3 65 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 61 (2.62%) ISTQB
5 56 (2.40%) SC Cleared
6 22 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.17%) MCP
8 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.13%) CBAP
9 1 (0.043%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.043%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.043%) IIBA
9 1 (0.043%) MCAD
9 1 (0.043%) MCSD
9 1 (0.043%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.043%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.043%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (13.91%) QA
2 5 (0.21%) WCAG
3 4 (0.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (0.34%) Docker
2 7 (0.30%) Varnish
3 6 (0.26%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.17%) HDFS
4 4 (0.17%) vCloud
5 3 (0.13%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.086%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.043%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.043%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.043%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (2.66%) Puppet
2 56 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (0.99%) Vagrant
4 20 (0.86%) Capistrano
5 17 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (0.60%) ZABBIX
6 14 (0.60%) Salt
7 11 (0.47%) YUM
8 10 (0.43%) Ansible
9 8 (0.34%) Oozie
10 5 (0.21%) Control-M
10 5 (0.21%) Nagios
11 4 (0.17%) logstash
12 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.13%) WebInspect
13 2 (0.086%) OpenIDM
14 1 (0.043%) Kibana
14 1 (0.043%) WMI
Vendors
1 183 (7.86%) Microsoft
2 118 (5.07%) Oracle
3 63 (2.71%) Zend
4 45 (1.93%) JBoss
5 42 (1.80%) Google
6 27 (1.16%) Adobe
7 24 (1.03%) Rackspace
8 22 (0.94%) SAP
9 18 (0.77%) Sitecore
10 15 (0.64%) TIBCO
11 14 (0.60%) Twitter
12 13 (0.56%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.52%) Informatica
14 11 (0.47%) Apple
15 10 (0.43%) ION Trading
15 10 (0.43%) Facebook
16 9 (0.39%) HP
17 8 (0.34%) Bloomberg
17 8 (0.34%) Fidessa
17 8 (0.34%) Murex
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day 3m rolling - Poss higher £ for Node Experts!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £150 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago