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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 91 94 120
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +26
Contract jobs citing BDD 1081 1043 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.13% 2.10% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.79% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 811 608
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
38856 37385 32217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.37% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24681 23757 19706
Average daily rate £420 £404 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1104 1010
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.36 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 May 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 May 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 -8 668 £428 +0.58% 252
South East -16 108 £359 -0.34% 58
Yorkshire +14 76 £395 +33.89% 12
South West +13 62 £369 -7.81% 21
North West 0 60 £419 +3.07% 38
East of England +28 41 £400 -1.59% 17
West Midlands +12 33 £350 -9.67% 10
North East +17 22 £375 - 3
East Midlands +5 20 £395 -4.24% 9
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1762 (80.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1694 (77.67%) TDD
3 948 (43.47%) Java
4 879 (40.30%) Scrum
5 714 (32.74%) JavaScript
6 694 (31.82%) HTML
7 531 (24.35%) Continuous Integration
8 519 (23.80%) C#
8 519 (23.80%) CSS
9 499 (22.88%) MVC
10 476 (21.82%) Cucumber
11 474 (21.73%) .NET
12 461 (21.14%) Selenium
13 452 (20.72%) Git (software)
14 448 (20.54%) Web Services
15 412 (18.89%) OO
16 396 (18.16%) AngularJS
17 375 (17.19%) HTML5
18 363 (16.64%) RESTful
19 360 (16.51%) SQL
20 335 (15.36%) E-Commerce
21 332 (15.22%) REST
22 313 (14.35%) Finance
23 310 (14.21%) Linux
24 305 (13.98%) Spring
25 301 (13.80%) Ruby
26 296 (13.57%) CSS3
27 283 (12.98%) Kanban
28 277 (12.70%) jQuery
29 271 (12.43%) QA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 172 (7.89%) Node.js
2 93 (4.26%) CMS
3 83 (3.81%) Apache
4 69 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 41 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 41 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
6 40 (1.83%) Umbraco
7 38 (1.74%) Confluence
8 37 (1.70%) JBoss
9 32 (1.47%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.19%) Mule
11 25 (1.15%) Drupal
11 25 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 25 (1.15%) Kentico
12 21 (0.96%) IIS
13 18 (0.83%) Mule ESB
14 17 (0.78%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.69%) Apache Spark
15 15 (0.69%) nginx
16 12 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.60%) MS Office
3 12 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.32%) Mingle
6 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (0.64%) Magento
2 12 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) Summit
4 1 (0.046%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.046%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.046%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.046%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.046%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 115 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (0.96%) GitHub
4 21 (0.96%) Amazon S3
4 21 (0.96%) SaaS
5 18 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
7 12 (0.55%) Heroku
8 11 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 11 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.37%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.18%) PaaS
11 4 (0.18%) Trello
12 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.14%) Force.com
13 2 (0.092%) Joyent
13 2 (0.092%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (5.50%) HTTP
2 71 (3.26%) Internet
3 10 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
4 9 (0.41%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.32%) VPN
5 7 (0.32%) AMQP
6 6 (0.28%) Firewall
7 5 (0.23%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.23%) FTP
8 4 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.14%) Skype
9 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.14%) 3G
9 3 (0.14%) Intranet
9 3 (0.14%) LTE
9 3 (0.14%) 4G
10 2 (0.092%) UPnP
10 2 (0.092%) DMZ
10 2 (0.092%) SNA
11 1 (0.046%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 212 (9.72%) MongoDB
3 172 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 126 (5.78%) Relational Database
5 106 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
6 98 (4.49%) MySQL
7 56 (2.57%) Hadoop
8 55 (2.52%) Big Data
9 50 (2.29%) Redis
10 38 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 37 (1.70%) Neo4j
12 33 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 32 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 29 (1.33%) Couchbase
15 27 (1.24%) Oracle Database
16 24 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (1.01%) Apache Hive
18 17 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 15 (0.69%) CouchDB
20 14 (0.64%) HBase
Development Applications
1 476 (21.82%) Cucumber
2 461 (21.14%) Selenium
3 452 (20.72%) Git (software)
4 228 (10.45%) Subversion
4 228 (10.45%) Jenkins
5 203 (9.31%) WebDriver
6 200 (9.17%) JUnit
7 195 (8.94%) SpecFlow
8 186 (8.53%) Maven
9 180 (8.25%) JIRA
10 125 (5.73%) Jasmine
11 95 (4.36%) Mockito
12 78 (3.58%) NUnit
13 70 (3.21%) Calabash
14 68 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 65 (2.98%) TeamCity
16 63 (2.89%) RSpec
17 59 (2.71%) Grunt
18 51 (2.34%) Eclipse
19 46 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 313 (14.35%) Finance
2 102 (4.68%) Banking
3 59 (2.71%) Retail
4 53 (2.43%) Games
5 42 (1.93%) Publishing
6 32 (1.47%) Marketing
6 32 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.33%) Front Office
9 17 (0.78%) Electronics
9 17 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.55%) Advertising
12 10 (0.46%) Legal
13 9 (0.41%) Automotive
14 8 (0.37%) Back Office
15 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.092%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.092%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1392 (63.82%) Developer
2 430 (19.72%) Java Developer
3 288 (13.20%) Analyst
4 244 (11.19%) Senior Developer
5 186 (8.53%) .NET Developer
6 167 (7.66%) Test Analyst
7 151 (6.92%) C# Developer
8 130 (5.96%) Tester
9 108 (4.95%) JavaScript Developer
10 101 (4.63%) Business Analyst
11 93 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
12 86 (3.94%) Front-End Developer
13 68 (3.12%) Automation Tester
13 68 (3.12%) AWS Developer
14 66 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
15 65 (2.98%) Architect
15 65 (2.98%) PHP Developer
16 53 (2.43%) Web Developer
17 49 (2.25%) Agile Business Analyst
18 43 (1.97%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 694 (31.82%) HTML
2 519 (23.80%) CSS
3 474 (21.73%) .NET
4 448 (20.54%) Web Services
5 396 (18.16%) AngularJS
6 375 (17.19%) HTML5
7 363 (16.64%) RESTful
8 332 (15.22%) REST
9 305 (13.98%) Spring
10 296 (13.57%) CSS3
11 277 (12.70%) jQuery
12 233 (10.68%) XML
13 200 (9.17%) ASP.NET
14 174 (7.98%) JSON
15 169 (7.75%) Hibernate
16 168 (7.70%) .NET Framework
17 162 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
18 149 (6.83%) SOAP
19 126 (5.78%) Backbone.js
20 114 (5.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 179 (8.21%) Open Source
2 129 (5.91%) User Experience
3 101 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 70 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 40 (1.83%) Derivative
7 39 (1.79%) Digital Media
8 26 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.15%) Equity Derivative
10 19 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 19 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.83%) iPhone
12 17 (0.78%) iPad
13 16 (0.73%) Algorithms
14 15 (0.69%) W3C
14 15 (0.69%) Video on Demand
15 14 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
15 14 (0.64%) Equities
15 14 (0.64%) DTV
16 13 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 310 (14.21%) Linux
2 124 (5.69%) UNIX
3 116 (5.32%) Android
4 114 (5.23%) Apple iOS
5 94 (4.31%) Windows
6 62 (2.84%) Mac OS X
7 20 (0.92%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.69%) Debian
9 14 (0.64%) CentOS
10 12 (0.55%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
12 8 (0.37%) AIX
13 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.28%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.18%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.092%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1762 (80.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1694 (77.67%) TDD
3 879 (40.30%) Scrum
4 531 (24.35%) Continuous Integration
5 499 (22.88%) MVC
6 412 (18.89%) OO
7 335 (15.36%) E-Commerce
8 283 (12.98%) Kanban
9 255 (11.69%) Test Automation
10 194 (8.90%) Pair Programming
11 182 (8.34%) Software Engineering
12 169 (7.75%) Responsive Web Design
13 164 (7.52%) SOA
14 154 (7.06%) OOP
15 146 (6.69%) Web Development
16 142 (6.51%) Unit Testing
17 139 (6.37%) Automated Testing
18 129 (5.91%) DevOps
19 125 (5.73%) Mentoring
20 122 (5.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 948 (43.47%) Java
2 714 (32.74%) JavaScript
3 519 (23.80%) C#
4 360 (16.51%) SQL
5 301 (13.80%) Ruby
6 159 (7.29%) PHP
7 151 (6.92%) Scala
8 121 (5.55%) Python
9 72 (3.30%) Groovy
10 56 (2.57%) Objective-C
11 37 (1.70%) T-SQL
12 31 (1.42%) C++
13 26 (1.19%) Perl
14 25 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.01%) C
16 19 (0.87%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.73%) Clojure
17 16 (0.73%) PHP5
18 15 (0.69%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 90 (4.13%) Degree
2 79 (3.62%) ISEB
3 74 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 41 (1.88%) SC Cleared
5 40 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 35 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (0.73%) HND
8 4 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.092%) PMP
9 2 (0.092%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.046%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.046%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (12.43%) QA
2 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.14%) WAI
3 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.14%) Basel III
4 1 (0.046%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (1.15%) Docker
2 16 (0.73%) Varnish
3 15 (0.69%) Apache Flume
4 12 (0.55%) VirtualBox
4 12 (0.55%) HDFS
5 8 (0.37%) vCloud
6 7 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.18%) vSphere
8 2 (0.092%) XenApp
8 2 (0.092%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.092%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.092%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 90 (4.13%) Puppet
2 44 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (1.97%) Vagrant
4 32 (1.47%) Ansible
5 18 (0.83%) Salt
6 12 (0.55%) Oozie
7 10 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.41%) logstash
9 8 (0.37%) Capistrano
10 7 (0.32%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.23%) Kibana
12 4 (0.18%) Mesos
13 3 (0.14%) Hyperic
14 2 (0.092%) OpenAM
14 2 (0.092%) HAProxy
15 1 (0.046%) Control-M
15 1 (0.046%) Nagios
15 1 (0.046%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 162 (7.43%) Microsoft
2 101 (4.63%) Oracle
3 48 (2.20%) Sitecore
4 32 (1.47%) Google
5 26 (1.19%) EPiServer
6 25 (1.15%) Zend
7 21 (0.96%) Adobe
7 21 (0.96%) Apple
8 20 (0.92%) hybris
9 18 (0.83%) IBM
9 18 (0.83%) Red Hat
10 17 (0.78%) Rackspace
11 13 (0.60%) SAP
12 12 (0.55%) VMware
13 11 (0.50%) Twitter
14 10 (0.46%) ATG
14 10 (0.46%) Sybase
15 9 (0.41%) HP
15 9 (0.41%) Xamarin
16 8 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
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