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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 85 79 135
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +56
Contract jobs citing BDD 1198 1140 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.36% 2.34% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 3.07% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 910 581
Average daily rate
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£422 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
39455 37165 33497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.65% 76.32% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25919 23647 20610
Average daily rate £415 £408 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% -1.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1058 1127 1015
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £31.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -15.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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
London -8 725 £450 +5.88% 251
South East +26 171 £388 - 70
Yorkshire +5 68 £350 +14.75% 20
South West -3 58 £388 +10.71% 26
West Midlands +41 57 £350 -9.67% 16
North West -28 48 £375 -9.09% 51
East of England +13 36 £400 +14.28% 17
North East -3 20 £375 +50.00% 3
East Midlands -5 19 £375 +17.18% 19
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 1828 (81.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1772 (78.76%) TDD
3 905 (40.22%) Scrum
4 898 (39.91%) Java
5 762 (33.87%) JavaScript
6 681 (30.27%) HTML
7 579 (25.73%) C#
8 550 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
9 536 (23.82%) .NET
10 527 (23.42%) CSS
11 523 (23.24%) MVC
12 498 (22.13%) Web Services
13 475 (21.11%) Cucumber
14 467 (20.76%) Selenium
15 453 (20.13%) Git (software)
16 444 (19.73%) OO
17 418 (18.58%) AngularJS
18 403 (17.91%) RESTful
19 395 (17.56%) HTML5
20 383 (17.02%) SQL
21 347 (15.42%) Finance
22 345 (15.33%) Spring
23 330 (14.67%) REST
24 314 (13.96%) CSS3
25 307 (13.64%) E-Commerce
26 306 (13.60%) QA
27 301 (13.38%) Ruby
28 281 (12.49%) Kanban
29 277 (12.31%) jQuery
30 274 (12.18%) Linux

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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
1 196 (8.71%) Node.js
2 85 (3.78%) Tomcat
3 83 (3.69%) Apache
4 77 (3.42%) CMS
5 65 (2.89%) JBoss
6 54 (2.40%) Confluence
7 50 (2.22%) WebSphere
8 38 (1.69%) Umbraco
9 35 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
10 34 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (1.20%) WebLogic
12 26 (1.16%) Mule
13 22 (0.98%) Kentico
14 20 (0.89%) IIS
15 17 (0.76%) Mule ESB
16 16 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
17 15 (0.67%) Drupal
18 14 (0.62%) Apache Spark
19 12 (0.53%) Jetty
19 12 (0.53%) MQSeries
Applications
1 32 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.62%) MS Office
3 13 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (0.76%) Magento
2 12 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) Summit
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Endur
5 2 (0.089%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.044%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.044%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 150 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.33%) SaaS
4 24 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
5 23 (1.02%) GitHub
6 22 (0.98%) Amazon S3
7 19 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.67%) Heroku
9 14 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 6 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.13%) Engine Yard
14 3 (0.13%) Force.com
15 2 (0.089%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.089%) PaaS
15 2 (0.089%) Office 365
15 2 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 121 (5.38%) HTTP
2 74 (3.29%) Internet
3 11 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (0.36%) Intranet
4 8 (0.36%) VPN
5 7 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.31%) Firewall
6 6 (0.27%) DAB
6 6 (0.27%) NFC
7 5 (0.22%) AMQP
8 4 (0.18%) 4G
8 4 (0.18%) LTE
8 4 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.18%) 3G
9 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.13%) DMZ
9 3 (0.13%) Skype
10 2 (0.089%) SNA
10 2 (0.089%) UPnP
11 1 (0.044%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 232 (10.31%) MongoDB
3 216 (9.60%) NoSQL
4 123 (5.47%) MySQL
5 115 (5.11%) Relational Database
6 105 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
7 61 (2.71%) Hadoop
8 53 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 52 (2.31%) Redis
10 51 (2.27%) Big Data
11 37 (1.64%) Oracle Database
12 32 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 31 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (1.24%) Neo4j
15 27 (1.20%) Couchbase
16 25 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
17 22 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (0.89%) Apache Hive
19 18 (0.80%) HBase
20 17 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 475 (21.11%) Cucumber
2 467 (20.76%) Selenium
3 453 (20.13%) Git (software)
4 262 (11.64%) Jenkins
5 244 (10.84%) Subversion
6 220 (9.78%) WebDriver
7 196 (8.71%) JUnit
8 190 (8.44%) SpecFlow
9 187 (8.31%) JIRA
10 162 (7.20%) Maven
11 122 (5.42%) Jasmine
12 106 (4.71%) NUnit
13 92 (4.09%) Mockito
14 87 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 64 (2.84%) RSpec
16 63 (2.80%) JMeter
17 61 (2.71%) TeamCity
18 59 (2.62%) Grunt
19 49 (2.18%) Calabash
19 49 (2.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 347 (15.42%) Finance
2 109 (4.84%) Banking
3 78 (3.47%) Retail
4 54 (2.40%) Games
5 43 (1.91%) Publishing
6 37 (1.64%) Marketing
7 33 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.33%) Front Office
8 30 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 24 (1.07%) Back Office
10 19 (0.84%) Electronics
11 16 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.53%) Automotive
14 10 (0.44%) Legal
15 9 (0.40%) Advertising
16 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1398 (62.13%) Developer
2 401 (17.82%) Java Developer
3 302 (13.42%) Analyst
4 231 (10.27%) Senior Developer
5 228 (10.13%) .NET Developer
6 177 (7.87%) Test Analyst
7 151 (6.71%) C# Developer
8 128 (5.69%) Tester
9 116 (5.16%) JavaScript Developer
10 101 (4.49%) Business Analyst
11 83 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
12 79 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
13 76 (3.38%) Front-End Developer
14 74 (3.29%) Architect
15 63 (2.80%) PHP Developer
16 61 (2.71%) Automation Tester
17 55 (2.44%) Software Engineer
18 54 (2.40%) Web Developer
18 54 (2.40%) AWS Developer
19 51 (2.27%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 681 (30.27%) HTML
2 536 (23.82%) .NET
3 527 (23.42%) CSS
4 498 (22.13%) Web Services
5 418 (18.58%) AngularJS
6 403 (17.91%) RESTful
7 395 (17.56%) HTML5
8 345 (15.33%) Spring
9 330 (14.67%) REST
10 314 (13.96%) CSS3
11 277 (12.31%) jQuery
12 261 (11.60%) XML
13 252 (11.20%) ASP.NET
14 200 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
15 183 (8.13%) JSON
16 180 (8.00%) SOAP
17 174 (7.73%) Hibernate
18 167 (7.42%) .NET Framework
19 132 (5.87%) J2EE
20 122 (5.42%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 117 (5.20%) Mobile App
2 116 (5.16%) User Experience
3 58 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 30 (1.33%) Digital Media
6 26 (1.16%) iPhone
6 26 (1.16%) Derivative
7 21 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (0.89%) Algorithms
8 20 (0.89%) iPad
8 20 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (0.76%) Market Risk
9 17 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
10 16 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 16 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
11 14 (0.62%) DTV
11 14 (0.62%) Management Information System
11 14 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
12 13 (0.58%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 274 (12.18%) Linux
2 122 (5.42%) UNIX
2 122 (5.42%) Apple iOS
3 112 (4.98%) Android
4 73 (3.24%) Windows
5 48 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 25 (1.11%) Ubuntu
7 21 (0.93%) CentOS
8 19 (0.84%) Debian
9 13 (0.58%) AIX
10 12 (0.53%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.27%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
14 4 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1828 (81.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1772 (78.76%) TDD
3 905 (40.22%) Scrum
4 550 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
5 523 (23.24%) MVC
6 444 (19.73%) OO
7 307 (13.64%) E-Commerce
8 281 (12.49%) Kanban
9 270 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 202 (8.98%) Pair Programming
11 188 (8.36%) Software Engineering
12 179 (7.96%) Open Source
13 177 (7.87%) Unit Testing
14 156 (6.93%) Automated Testing
15 154 (6.84%) Responsive Web Design
16 148 (6.58%) SOA
17 145 (6.44%) Web Development
18 142 (6.31%) DevOps
19 141 (6.27%) OOP
20 140 (6.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 898 (39.91%) Java
2 762 (33.87%) JavaScript
3 579 (25.73%) C#
4 383 (17.02%) SQL
5 301 (13.38%) Ruby
6 166 (7.38%) PHP
7 151 (6.71%) Scala
8 120 (5.33%) Python
9 75 (3.33%) Groovy
10 57 (2.53%) Objective-C
11 46 (2.04%) C++
12 33 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 29 (1.29%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 24 (1.07%) C
16 22 (0.98%) Perl
17 17 (0.76%) XPath
18 16 (0.71%) Clojure
18 16 (0.71%) PowerShell
18 16 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (3.78%) Security Cleared
2 66 (2.93%) Degree
3 53 (2.36%) ISEB
4 50 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 38 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 23 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.13%) HND
9 2 (0.089%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.089%) PMP
9 2 (0.089%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.044%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (13.60%) QA
2 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.22%) WAI
3 4 (0.18%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.089%) Basel III
4 2 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.044%) HL7
5 1 (0.044%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (1.51%) Docker
2 17 (0.76%) Apache Flume
3 14 (0.62%) Varnish
3 14 (0.62%) HDFS
4 10 (0.44%) GridGain
5 7 (0.31%) vCloud
5 7 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.13%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.089%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.044%) KVM
8 1 (0.044%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.044%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.044%) Xen
8 1 (0.044%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.044%) XenApp
8 1 (0.044%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 80 (3.56%) Puppet
2 45 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (1.69%) Ansible
4 34 (1.51%) Vagrant
5 24 (1.07%) Salt
6 14 (0.62%) Oozie
7 11 (0.49%) Rundeck
8 10 (0.44%) Capistrano
9 8 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.31%) Kibana
10 7 (0.31%) Mesos
10 7 (0.31%) Apache Shiro
11 6 (0.27%) logstash
12 4 (0.18%) Graphite
12 4 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.089%) Nagios
13 2 (0.089%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.089%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.044%) BladeLogic
14 1 (0.044%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 165 (7.33%) Microsoft
2 125 (5.56%) Oracle
3 45 (2.00%) Sitecore
4 34 (1.51%) IBM
5 26 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 25 (1.11%) Google
6 25 (1.11%) EPiServer
7 24 (1.07%) Zend
8 22 (0.98%) Apple
9 16 (0.71%) SAP
9 16 (0.71%) Adobe
10 14 (0.62%) Atlassian
10 14 (0.62%) hybris
11 12 (0.53%) VMware
12 11 (0.49%) WSO2
12 11 (0.49%) SaltStack
13 10 (0.44%) Xamarin
13 10 (0.44%) Coverity
13 10 (0.44%) Twitter
13 10 (0.44%) Rackspace
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