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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK / England
Rank 59 71 86
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Contract jobs citing BDD 1470 1352 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.57% 2.84% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.34% 3.45% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 1095 824
Median daily rate £460 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £340 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £554 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £384
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.87 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
33904 39232 37671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.43% 82.52% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22608 25992 24260
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 1055 1023
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £56.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -1 814 £491 +3.42% 256
South East +28 139 £413 +3.12% 68
South West +11 96 £330 -20.48% 34
East of England +50 90 £475 +11.76% 33
North West +1 82 £440 +6.66% 43
West Midlands +69 79 £456 +1.38% 15
Yorkshire +21 75 £413 +4.76% 35
North East +31 58 £475 +11.76% 8
East Midlands +21 31 £415 +2.46% 11
Midlands - 3 - - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 2839 (84.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2645 (79.17%) TDD
3 1639 (49.06%) Java
4 1306 (39.09%) Scrum
5 1144 (34.24%) JavaScript
6 864 (25.86%) HTML
7 780 (23.35%) Continuous Integration
8 755 (22.60%) CSS
9 717 (21.46%) Git (software)
10 712 (21.31%) Selenium
11 686 (20.53%) Cucumber
12 672 (20.11%) C#
13 641 (19.19%) AngularJS
14 630 (18.86%) Web Services
15 584 (17.48%) .NET
16 581 (17.39%) Kanban
17 580 (17.36%) Jenkins
18 559 (16.73%) REST
19 543 (16.25%) SQL
20 530 (15.86%) JIRA
21 528 (15.80%) Node.js
22 501 (15.00%) Spring
23 487 (14.58%) HTML5
24 478 (14.31%) RESTful
25 470 (14.07%) Finance
26 468 (14.01%) MVC
27 465 (13.92%) Software Engineering
28 446 (13.35%) QA
29 445 (13.32%) Test Automation
30 437 (13.08%) DevOps

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
1 233 (6.97%) Confluence
2 118 (3.53%) Tomcat
3 103 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 98 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
5 64 (1.92%) Apache
6 53 (1.59%) CMS
7 46 (1.38%) WebSphere
8 43 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 32 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 28 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
10 28 (0.84%) Drupal
10 28 (0.84%) JBoss
11 25 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (0.63%) nginx
13 20 (0.60%) Mule
14 19 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (0.51%) Apache Solr
15 17 (0.51%) OpenStack
16 14 (0.42%) NServiceBus
16 14 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 67 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.51%) MS Office
3 13 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.21%) MS Project
5 5 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.060%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.030%) InVision
7 1 (0.030%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 30 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 30 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
3 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.090%) FLEXCUBE
5 3 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.090%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.090%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.060%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.030%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.030%) Magento
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.030%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.030%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.030%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 378 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
2 235 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (3.92%) GitHub
4 64 (1.92%) PaaS
5 55 (1.65%) SaaS
6 41 (1.23%) IaaS
7 37 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
8 35 (1.05%) Heroku
9 29 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
10 24 (0.72%) Slack
11 21 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (0.60%) Amazon S3
13 17 (0.51%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.39%) CloudBees
14 13 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
18 9 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
19 8 (0.24%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 164 (4.91%) HTTP
2 54 (1.62%) Internet
3 39 (1.17%) MQTT
4 33 (0.99%) RTSP
5 17 (0.51%) AMQP
6 10 (0.30%) Intranet
6 10 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.24%) LDAP
8 6 (0.18%) DNS
8 6 (0.18%) VPN
9 4 (0.12%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.12%) IMAP
9 4 (0.12%) SNMP
9 4 (0.12%) SSH
10 3 (0.090%) DMZ
10 3 (0.090%) Firewall
10 3 (0.090%) Network Security
10 3 (0.090%) OpenVPN
11 2 (0.060%) POP3
11 2 (0.060%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (9.40%) MongoDB
2 277 (8.29%) NoSQL
3 238 (7.12%) SQL Server
4 147 (4.40%) Big Data
5 141 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
6 136 (4.07%) MySQL
7 134 (4.01%) Relational Database
8 117 (3.50%) Hadoop
9 114 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 60 (1.80%) HBase
11 34 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 32 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 30 (0.90%) Neo4j
14 29 (0.87%) Redis
15 24 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
16 23 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
17 22 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (0.63%) RDBMS
19 19 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
20 18 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 717 (21.46%) Git (software)
2 712 (21.31%) Selenium
3 686 (20.53%) Cucumber
4 580 (17.36%) Jenkins
5 530 (15.86%) JIRA
6 374 (11.19%) WebDriver
7 294 (8.80%) Maven
8 279 (8.35%) JUnit
9 203 (6.08%) SpecFlow
10 173 (5.18%) Mockito
11 148 (4.43%) Subversion
12 146 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 144 (4.31%) TeamCity
14 133 (3.98%) Gradle
15 128 (3.83%) Jasmine
16 126 (3.77%) SoapUI
17 103 (3.08%) Grunt
18 88 (2.63%) NUnit
19 86 (2.57%) JBehave
20 84 (2.51%) Protractor
General
1 470 (14.07%) Finance
2 218 (6.52%) Banking
3 139 (4.16%) Retail
4 91 (2.72%) Marketing
5 74 (2.21%) Games
6 59 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 55 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 49 (1.47%) Publishing
9 34 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 33 (0.99%) Advertising
11 30 (0.90%) Electronics
12 24 (0.72%) Front Office
13 21 (0.63%) Back Office
14 18 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 16 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.30%) Legal
17 9 (0.27%) Automotive
18 7 (0.21%) General Ledger
19 6 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
20 5 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2016 (60.34%) Developer
2 715 (21.40%) Java Developer
3 394 (11.79%) Senior Developer
4 294 (8.80%) Agile Developer
5 268 (8.02%) Analyst
6 258 (7.72%) Tester
7 248 (7.42%) .NET Developer
8 234 (7.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 217 (6.50%) C# Developer
10 210 (6.29%) Senior Java Developer
11 201 (6.02%) Agile Java Developer
12 189 (5.66%) Automation Tester
13 174 (5.21%) Scala Developer
14 163 (4.88%) Software Engineer
15 152 (4.55%) Test Analyst
16 151 (4.52%) Test Engineer
17 148 (4.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 140 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
19 136 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
20 125 (3.74%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 864 (25.86%) HTML
2 755 (22.60%) CSS
3 641 (19.19%) AngularJS
4 630 (18.86%) Web Services
5 584 (17.48%) .NET
6 559 (16.73%) REST
7 528 (15.80%) Node.js
8 501 (15.00%) Spring
9 487 (14.58%) HTML5
10 478 (14.31%) RESTful
11 371 (11.10%) React
12 336 (10.06%) CSS3
13 302 (9.04%) XML
14 299 (8.95%) ASP.NET
15 280 (8.38%) JSON
16 278 (8.32%) Gherkin
16 278 (8.32%) jQuery
17 245 (7.33%) SOAP
18 183 (5.48%) Hibernate
19 180 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 186 (5.57%) User Experience
2 127 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 121 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 65 (1.95%) Fintech
6 57 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (1.62%) Public Cloud
8 47 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 43 (1.29%) Video on Demand
10 40 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 33 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 29 (0.87%) Visualisation
13 26 (0.78%) Algorithms
14 25 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
15 24 (0.72%) Blog
16 22 (0.66%) Social Media
17 21 (0.63%) Data Conversion
18 20 (0.60%) iPad
19 17 (0.51%) Online Games
19 17 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 333 (9.97%) Linux
2 165 (4.94%) Unix
3 140 (4.19%) Android
4 137 (4.10%) Apple iOS
5 77 (2.30%) Windows
6 32 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 16 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.21%) CoreOS
9 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.090%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.060%) CentOS
11 2 (0.060%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.060%) zOS
12 1 (0.030%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2839 (84.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2645 (79.17%) TDD
3 1306 (39.09%) Scrum
4 780 (23.35%) Continuous Integration
5 581 (17.39%) Kanban
6 468 (14.01%) MVC
7 465 (13.92%) Software Engineering
8 445 (13.32%) Test Automation
9 437 (13.08%) DevOps
10 432 (12.93%) Microservices
11 381 (11.40%) OO
12 336 (10.06%) Pair Programming
13 335 (10.03%) E-Commerce
14 263 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 260 (7.78%) Unit Testing
16 257 (7.69%) Open Source
17 253 (7.57%) Web Development
18 235 (7.03%) Front End Development
19 229 (6.85%) Automated Testing
20 209 (6.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1639 (49.06%) Java
2 1144 (34.24%) JavaScript
3 672 (20.11%) C#
4 543 (16.25%) SQL
5 391 (11.70%) Scala
6 329 (9.85%) Ruby
7 282 (8.44%) Python
8 167 (5.00%) PHP
9 96 (2.87%) Groovy
10 78 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 67 (2.01%) C
12 66 (1.98%) ES6
13 59 (1.77%) C++
14 58 (1.74%) Objective-C
15 53 (1.59%) Clojure
16 44 (1.32%) PL/SQL
17 38 (1.14%) Korn
18 37 (1.11%) T-SQL
19 36 (1.08%) Apple Swift
19 36 (1.08%) Go
Qualifications
1 161 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 157 (4.70%) Degree
3 104 (3.11%) ISEB
4 103 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 62 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 35 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 23 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.39%) BC Cleared
10 10 (0.30%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.12%) PMP
13 3 (0.090%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.090%) PhD
13 3 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.060%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.030%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.030%) MCP
15 1 (0.030%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 446 (13.35%) QA
2 115 (3.44%) SDET
3 33 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 27 (0.81%) FATCA
5 17 (0.51%) WAI
6 13 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.30%) WCAG
8 9 (0.27%) SLA
9 5 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.060%) MiFID
11 1 (0.030%) IFRS
11 1 (0.030%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.030%) SEPA
System Software
1 276 (8.26%) Docker
2 22 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (0.63%) HDFS
4 17 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.24%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.12%) Varnish
8 3 (0.090%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.090%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.060%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.060%) vSphere
10 1 (0.030%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 98 (2.93%) Puppet
2 97 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (2.45%) Ansible
4 22 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 19 (0.57%) Kibana
6 18 (0.54%) logstash
7 16 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.36%) Grafana
8 12 (0.36%) Nagios
9 11 (0.33%) rkt
10 9 (0.27%) Salt
11 5 (0.15%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.15%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.12%) Rancher
12 4 (0.12%) Terraform
13 3 (0.090%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.090%) Mesos
13 3 (0.090%) Perfmon
14 2 (0.060%) CA Service Virtualization
14 2 (0.060%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 238 (7.12%) Microsoft
2 174 (5.21%) Oracle
3 84 (2.51%) Atlassian
4 73 (2.18%) Sitecore
5 59 (1.77%) Google
6 52 (1.56%) SAP
7 48 (1.44%) Splunk
8 43 (1.29%) MuleSoft
9 39 (1.17%) Solace
10 27 (0.81%) HP
11 26 (0.78%) Xamarin
12 24 (0.72%) IBM
13 21 (0.63%) New Relic
13 21 (0.63%) Red Hat
13 21 (0.63%) Zend
14 20 (0.60%) VMware
15 17 (0.51%) ATG
15 17 (0.51%) Hortonworks
16 16 (0.48%) hybris
17 15 (0.45%) CA Agile Central
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