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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 69 78 117
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +39
Contract jobs citing BDD 1468 1203 859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.72% 2.39% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 3.12% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 970 724
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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
42136 38521 36276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.14% 76.50% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27975 24282 22738
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1131 1078 1017
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.37 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +1 919 £463 +8.82% 242
South East +19 242 £375 -6.25% 71
Yorkshire +20 88 £419 +28.84% 19
North West 0 78 £403 -0.92% 46
South West +22 56 £375 +15.38% 36
East of England +9 35 £375 -5.21% 24
West Midlands +15 29 £350 -17.64% 18
North East -10 22 £450 +80.00% 8
East Midlands +4 19 £375 - 16
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2078 (83.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1993 (79.91%) TDD
3 968 (38.81%) Scrum
4 954 (38.25%) Java
5 847 (33.96%) JavaScript
6 736 (29.51%) HTML
7 701 (28.11%) C#
8 634 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
9 593 (23.78%) .NET
10 587 (23.54%) CSS
11 530 (21.25%) MVC
12 525 (21.05%) Git (software)
13 501 (20.09%) Web Services
14 486 (19.49%) Selenium
15 478 (19.17%) Cucumber
16 467 (18.72%) OO
17 457 (18.32%) AngularJS
18 439 (17.60%) SQL
19 437 (17.52%) HTML5
20 425 (17.04%) RESTful
21 357 (14.31%) Finance
22 354 (14.19%) Spring
23 348 (13.95%) Ruby
24 336 (13.47%) REST
25 333 (13.35%) CSS3
26 322 (12.91%) QA
27 315 (12.63%) SQL Server
28 308 (12.35%) Jenkins
29 307 (12.31%) Kanban
30 294 (11.79%) ASP.NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 244 (9.78%) Node.js
2 105 (4.21%) Tomcat
3 89 (3.57%) Apache
4 78 (3.13%) CMS
5 76 (3.05%) Confluence
6 74 (2.97%) JBoss
7 49 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 35 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 34 (1.36%) Umbraco
10 32 (1.28%) Apache Spark
11 29 (1.16%) Jetty
12 26 (1.04%) IIS
13 25 (1.00%) MQSeries
14 24 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
15 23 (0.92%) WebLogic
16 21 (0.84%) Apache Solr
17 19 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
17 19 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 18 (0.72%) nginx
19 12 (0.48%) Drupal
Applications
1 34 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.92%) MS Office
3 15 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.36%) Mingle
6 8 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.040%) MS Project
8 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (0.76%) Magento
2 8 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.20%) Endur
5 4 (0.16%) BigMachines
5 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.080%) Summit
7 1 (0.040%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 197 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.12%) GitHub
4 27 (1.08%) SaaS
5 18 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (0.72%) Heroku
6 17 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.16%) Engine Yard
13 3 (0.12%) Office 365
13 3 (0.12%) PaaS
14 2 (0.080%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.040%) Basecamp
15 1 (0.040%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.040%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 132 (5.29%) HTTP
2 73 (2.93%) Internet
3 14 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.48%) Firewall
5 11 (0.44%) Intranet
6 10 (0.40%) VPN
7 9 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (0.36%) NFC
8 8 (0.32%) DMZ
9 6 (0.24%) DAB
10 5 (0.20%) DVB
11 4 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.16%) 3G
11 4 (0.16%) LTE
11 4 (0.16%) 4G
12 3 (0.12%) DSL
12 3 (0.12%) Extranet
12 3 (0.12%) UPnP
13 2 (0.080%) Bluetooth
13 2 (0.080%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 258 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 223 (8.94%) NoSQL
4 142 (5.69%) MySQL
5 118 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
6 104 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 85 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 80 (3.21%) Hadoop
9 63 (2.53%) Big Data
10 58 (2.33%) Redis
11 50 (2.00%) Oracle Database
12 42 (1.68%) HBase
13 39 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
14 38 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
15 27 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 27 (1.08%) RDBMS
16 26 (1.04%) Neo4j
17 23 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 20 (0.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 525 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 486 (19.49%) Selenium
3 478 (19.17%) Cucumber
4 308 (12.35%) Jenkins
5 273 (10.95%) Subversion
6 249 (9.98%) WebDriver
7 221 (8.86%) JIRA
8 206 (8.26%) SpecFlow
9 179 (7.18%) JUnit
10 157 (6.30%) Maven
11 129 (5.17%) Jasmine
12 119 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 116 (4.65%) NUnit
14 106 (4.25%) Mockito
15 85 (3.41%) TeamCity
16 84 (3.37%) JMeter
17 73 (2.93%) Visual Studio
18 66 (2.65%) RSpec
19 63 (2.53%) Grunt
20 53 (2.13%) JBehave
General
1 357 (14.31%) Finance
2 122 (4.89%) Banking
3 78 (3.13%) Retail
4 50 (2.00%) Publishing
5 45 (1.80%) Games
6 44 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 39 (1.56%) Front Office
8 33 (1.32%) Marketing
9 31 (1.24%) Back Office
9 31 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.52%) Electronics
10 13 (0.52%) Automotive
11 12 (0.48%) Advertising
12 11 (0.44%) Legal
13 10 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.24%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.16%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.080%) Law
Job Titles
1 1569 (62.91%) Developer
2 420 (16.84%) Java Developer
3 311 (12.47%) Analyst
4 251 (10.06%) Senior Developer
5 235 (9.42%) .NET Developer
6 188 (7.54%) C# Developer
7 160 (6.42%) Test Analyst
8 144 (5.77%) Tester
9 134 (5.37%) Business Analyst
10 122 (4.89%) JavaScript Developer
11 90 (3.61%) Architect
12 86 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
13 85 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
14 76 (3.05%) Automation Tester
15 75 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
16 70 (2.81%) Software Engineer
17 64 (2.57%) Agile Business Analyst
18 61 (2.45%) PHP Developer
19 60 (2.41%) Agile Java Developer
20 59 (2.37%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 736 (29.51%) HTML
2 593 (23.78%) .NET
3 587 (23.54%) CSS
4 501 (20.09%) Web Services
5 457 (18.32%) AngularJS
6 437 (17.52%) HTML5
7 425 (17.04%) RESTful
8 354 (14.19%) Spring
9 336 (13.47%) REST
10 333 (13.35%) CSS3
11 294 (11.79%) ASP.NET
12 292 (11.71%) jQuery
13 238 (9.54%) XML
14 218 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 187 (7.50%) JSON
16 181 (7.26%) SOAP
17 147 (5.89%) Hibernate
18 145 (5.81%) .NET Framework
18 145 (5.81%) J2EE
19 126 (5.05%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 160 (6.42%) User Experience
2 131 (5.25%) Mobile App
3 73 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (2.00%) iPhone
5 46 (1.84%) iPad
6 41 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.20%) Derivative
8 29 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.04%) Digital Media
10 22 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 22 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
12 20 (0.80%) Market Risk
13 19 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
14 18 (0.72%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.68%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
16 16 (0.64%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.60%) Equities
17 15 (0.60%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 256 (10.26%) Linux
2 157 (6.30%) Apple iOS
3 123 (4.93%) UNIX
3 123 (4.93%) Android
4 83 (3.33%) Windows
5 53 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 35 (1.40%) Ubuntu
7 31 (1.24%) CentOS
8 19 (0.76%) Debian
9 14 (0.56%) AIX
10 12 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 11 (0.44%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.36%) Windows Phone 7
12 9 (0.36%) Solaris
13 4 (0.16%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2078 (83.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1993 (79.91%) TDD
3 968 (38.81%) Scrum
4 634 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
5 530 (21.25%) MVC
6 467 (18.72%) OO
7 307 (12.31%) Kanban
8 284 (11.39%) Test Automation
9 272 (10.91%) E-Commerce
10 239 (9.58%) Pair Programming
11 234 (9.38%) Unit Testing
12 213 (8.54%) Software Engineering
13 186 (7.46%) User Stories
14 181 (7.26%) Open Source
15 174 (6.98%) SDLC
16 163 (6.54%) SOA
17 160 (6.42%) DevOps
18 155 (6.21%) Mentoring
19 144 (5.77%) Web Development
20 138 (5.53%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 954 (38.25%) Java
2 847 (33.96%) JavaScript
3 701 (28.11%) C#
4 439 (17.60%) SQL
5 348 (13.95%) Ruby
6 190 (7.62%) Scala
7 180 (7.22%) PHP
8 156 (6.26%) Python
9 92 (3.69%) Groovy
10 78 (3.13%) Objective-C
11 69 (2.77%) C++
12 47 (1.88%) T-SQL
13 33 (1.32%) Bash Shell
14 25 (1.00%) Perl
14 25 (1.00%) C
15 22 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 22 (0.88%) Clojure
16 21 (0.84%) PowerShell
17 20 (0.80%) Apple Swift
18 13 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 115 (4.61%) Security Cleared
2 71 (2.85%) SC Cleared
3 58 (2.33%) Degree
4 47 (1.88%) ISEB
5 37 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 21 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.12%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.080%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.040%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (12.91%) QA
2 8 (0.32%) WAI
3 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.12%) WCAG
5 2 (0.080%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.080%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.040%) Basel III
6 1 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.040%) HL7
System Software
1 73 (2.93%) Docker
2 19 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.72%) HDFS
4 11 (0.44%) Apache Flume
4 11 (0.44%) GridGain
4 11 (0.44%) Varnish
5 10 (0.40%) vCloud
6 8 (0.32%) vSphere
7 3 (0.12%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.080%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.040%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.040%) Xen
9 1 (0.040%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.040%) KVM
Systems Management
1 89 (3.57%) Puppet
2 67 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (1.96%) Ansible
4 46 (1.84%) Vagrant
5 28 (1.12%) Capistrano
6 24 (0.96%) Salt
7 17 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (0.52%) Mesos
9 12 (0.48%) Graphite
9 12 (0.48%) Oozie
10 11 (0.44%) Apache Shiro
11 9 (0.36%) Rundeck
12 7 (0.28%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.24%) logstash
13 6 (0.24%) Kubernetes
13 6 (0.24%) BladeLogic
14 5 (0.20%) Kibana
15 4 (0.16%) ZABBIX
16 3 (0.12%) Nagios
17 2 (0.080%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 176 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 147 (5.89%) Oracle
3 47 (1.88%) Google
4 37 (1.48%) IBM
5 34 (1.36%) Sitecore
6 32 (1.28%) Apple
7 28 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 28 (1.12%) VMware
8 23 (0.92%) Zend
9 22 (0.88%) Atlassian
10 21 (0.84%) Adobe
11 18 (0.72%) SOASTA, Inc
12 16 (0.64%) EPiServer
13 15 (0.60%) SaltStack
14 14 (0.56%) HP
15 13 (0.52%) SAP
15 13 (0.52%) Xamarin
16 12 (0.48%) hybris
16 12 (0.48%) Bloomberg
17 11 (0.44%) Progress
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 per day + £320 / Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 32 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago