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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 79 75 122
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +47
Contract jobs citing BDD 1291 1174 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.50% 2.38% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 3.11% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 959 662
Average daily rate
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£425 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
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
40242 37742 35090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 23738 21765
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1093 1019
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -27.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 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 4 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 -4 789 £450 +5.88% 274
South East +26 226 £375 -6.25% 74
Yorkshire +16 73 £375 +17.18% 29
North West -16 62 £375 -6.25% 40
South West +2 57 £400 +15.10% 26
West Midlands +34 37 £350 -17.64% 20
East of England -11 27 £375 - 15
East Midlands +3 20 £375 +17.18% 16
North East -18 5 £450 +80.00% 3
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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 1962 (82.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1891 (79.52%) TDD
3 935 (39.32%) Scrum
4 909 (38.23%) Java
5 793 (33.35%) JavaScript
6 720 (30.28%) HTML
7 646 (27.17%) C#
8 595 (25.02%) Continuous Integration
9 576 (24.22%) .NET
10 553 (23.25%) CSS
11 516 (21.70%) MVC
12 502 (21.11%) Web Services
13 490 (20.61%) Git (software)
14 486 (20.44%) Cucumber
15 484 (20.35%) Selenium
16 458 (19.26%) OO
17 453 (19.05%) AngularJS
18 424 (17.83%) HTML5
19 416 (17.49%) SQL
20 413 (17.37%) RESTful
21 352 (14.80%) Finance
22 344 (14.47%) Spring
23 341 (14.34%) REST
24 334 (14.05%) Ruby
25 328 (13.79%) QA
26 319 (13.41%) CSS3
27 297 (12.49%) Kanban
28 296 (12.45%) SQL Server
29 286 (12.03%) E-Commerce
30 283 (11.90%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 218 (9.17%) Node.js
2 90 (3.78%) Apache
2 90 (3.78%) Tomcat
3 80 (3.36%) CMS
4 67 (2.82%) JBoss
5 66 (2.78%) Confluence
6 45 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 37 (1.56%) Umbraco
8 34 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 25 (1.05%) IIS
11 23 (0.97%) Jetty
12 22 (0.93%) MQSeries
13 21 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.80%) Apache Spark
15 16 (0.67%) Apache Solr
15 16 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
15 16 (0.67%) Kentico
16 15 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 14 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.97%) MS Office
3 14 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.34%) Mingle
5 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.042%) MS Project
7 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (0.84%) Magento
2 8 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.21%) Endur
5 3 (0.13%) Summit
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.084%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 167 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.01%) SaaS
4 23 (0.97%) GitHub
5 15 (0.63%) Heroku
5 15 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 14 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
6 14 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.25%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.17%) Engine Yard
12 3 (0.13%) Office 365
12 3 (0.13%) PaaS
12 3 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.084%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.084%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.084%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.042%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 129 (5.42%) HTTP
2 80 (3.36%) Internet
3 12 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.46%) Intranet
5 10 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (0.38%) NFC
7 8 (0.34%) VPN
7 8 (0.34%) Firewall
8 6 (0.25%) DAB
8 6 (0.25%) DMZ
9 4 (0.17%) LTE
9 4 (0.17%) 3G
9 4 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.17%) AMQP
9 4 (0.17%) 4G
10 3 (0.13%) Extranet
11 2 (0.084%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.084%) UPnP
12 1 (0.042%) LDAP
12 1 (0.042%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 255 (10.72%) MongoDB
3 228 (9.59%) NoSQL
4 131 (5.51%) MySQL
5 121 (5.09%) Relational Database
6 112 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
7 75 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 68 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 56 (2.35%) Redis
10 55 (2.31%) Big Data
11 43 (1.81%) Oracle Database
12 34 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 32 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
13 32 (1.35%) Neo4j
14 29 (1.22%) HBase
15 26 (1.09%) RDBMS
16 23 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (0.97%) Couchbase
17 22 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 20 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 490 (20.61%) Git (software)
2 486 (20.44%) Cucumber
3 484 (20.35%) Selenium
4 281 (11.82%) Subversion
5 280 (11.77%) Jenkins
6 239 (10.05%) WebDriver
7 199 (8.37%) JIRA
8 190 (7.99%) SpecFlow
9 187 (7.86%) JUnit
10 157 (6.60%) Maven
11 123 (5.17%) Jasmine
12 118 (4.96%) NUnit
13 105 (4.42%) Mockito
13 105 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 76 (3.20%) JMeter
15 68 (2.86%) TeamCity
16 65 (2.73%) RSpec
17 64 (2.69%) Grunt
18 55 (2.31%) Visual Studio
19 45 (1.89%) JBehave
General
1 352 (14.80%) Finance
2 106 (4.46%) Banking
3 76 (3.20%) Retail
4 56 (2.35%) Games
5 42 (1.77%) Publishing
6 35 (1.47%) Marketing
7 34 (1.43%) Front Office
8 33 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.30%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.18%) Back Office
11 15 (0.63%) Electronics
12 13 (0.55%) Automotive
13 12 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.50%) Advertising
14 10 (0.42%) Legal
14 10 (0.42%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.21%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.084%) Law
Job Titles
1 1476 (62.07%) Developer
2 407 (17.12%) Java Developer
3 322 (13.54%) Analyst
4 248 (10.43%) Senior Developer
5 234 (9.84%) .NET Developer
6 178 (7.49%) Test Analyst
7 166 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 133 (5.59%) Tester
9 121 (5.09%) Business Analyst
9 121 (5.09%) JavaScript Developer
10 87 (3.66%) Architect
11 79 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
12 77 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
13 74 (3.11%) Front-End Developer
14 66 (2.78%) Automation Tester
14 66 (2.78%) Software Engineer
15 64 (2.69%) PHP Developer
16 60 (2.52%) Agile Business Analyst
17 58 (2.44%) Agile Java Developer
18 50 (2.10%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 720 (30.28%) HTML
2 576 (24.22%) .NET
3 553 (23.25%) CSS
4 502 (21.11%) Web Services
5 453 (19.05%) AngularJS
6 424 (17.83%) HTML5
7 413 (17.37%) RESTful
8 344 (14.47%) Spring
9 341 (14.34%) REST
10 319 (13.41%) CSS3
11 277 (11.65%) ASP.NET
12 275 (11.56%) jQuery
13 253 (10.64%) XML
14 208 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 182 (7.65%) JSON
16 180 (7.57%) SOAP
17 156 (6.56%) .NET Framework
18 155 (6.52%) Hibernate
19 133 (5.59%) J2EE
20 113 (4.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 142 (5.97%) User Experience
2 131 (5.51%) Mobile App
3 58 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (1.47%) iPhone
5 31 (1.30%) iPad
6 30 (1.26%) Digital Media
6 30 (1.26%) Derivative
7 26 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 22 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 20 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
9 20 (0.84%) Market Risk
9 20 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
10 18 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 17 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
13 15 (0.63%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.59%) Equities
15 13 (0.55%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 273 (11.48%) Linux
2 140 (5.89%) UNIX
3 137 (5.76%) Apple iOS
4 126 (5.30%) Android
5 85 (3.57%) Windows
6 56 (2.35%) Mac OS X
7 31 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 27 (1.14%) CentOS
9 19 (0.80%) Debian
10 16 (0.67%) Windows Phone
11 14 (0.59%) AIX
12 9 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.38%) Windows Phone 7
13 5 (0.21%) Solaris
13 5 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.17%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1962 (82.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1891 (79.52%) TDD
3 935 (39.32%) Scrum
4 595 (25.02%) Continuous Integration
5 516 (21.70%) MVC
6 458 (19.26%) OO
7 297 (12.49%) Kanban
8 286 (12.03%) E-Commerce
9 283 (11.90%) Test Automation
10 228 (9.59%) Pair Programming
11 213 (8.96%) Software Engineering
11 213 (8.96%) Unit Testing
12 182 (7.65%) Open Source
13 169 (7.11%) User Stories
14 167 (7.02%) SDLC
15 164 (6.90%) SOA
16 159 (6.69%) DevOps
17 153 (6.43%) Automated Testing
18 151 (6.35%) Web Development
19 145 (6.10%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 909 (38.23%) Java
2 793 (33.35%) JavaScript
3 646 (27.17%) C#
4 416 (17.49%) SQL
5 334 (14.05%) Ruby
6 174 (7.32%) PHP
7 167 (7.02%) Scala
8 140 (5.89%) Python
9 89 (3.74%) Groovy
10 64 (2.69%) Objective-C
11 59 (2.48%) C++
12 38 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 26 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 23 (0.97%) C
14 23 (0.97%) Perl
15 22 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.84%) PowerShell
17 18 (0.76%) Clojure
18 15 (0.63%) PHP5
19 14 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 103 (4.33%) Security Cleared
2 62 (2.61%) SC Cleared
3 54 (2.27%) Degree
4 46 (1.93%) ISEB
5 35 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 16 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.13%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.084%) PMP
9 2 (0.084%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.042%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (13.79%) QA
2 8 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.21%) SLA
3 5 (0.21%) WAI
4 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.084%) WCAG
6 1 (0.042%) Basel III
6 1 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.042%) HL7
System Software
1 58 (2.44%) Docker
2 13 (0.55%) HDFS
2 13 (0.55%) Varnish
3 11 (0.46%) Apache Flume
3 11 (0.46%) GridGain
4 10 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.29%) vCloud
6 3 (0.13%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.084%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.042%) KVM
8 1 (0.042%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.042%) Xen
8 1 (0.042%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.042%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 92 (3.87%) Puppet
2 58 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (1.85%) Ansible
4 38 (1.60%) Vagrant
5 24 (1.01%) Salt
6 19 (0.80%) Capistrano
7 11 (0.46%) Apache Shiro
8 10 (0.42%) Mesos
8 10 (0.42%) Graphite
9 9 (0.38%) Oozie
9 9 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.34%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.25%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.21%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.17%) Kibana
13 4 (0.17%) logstash
14 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.13%) Nagios
15 2 (0.084%) OpenAM
15 2 (0.084%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 162 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 126 (5.30%) Oracle
3 38 (1.60%) Google
4 36 (1.51%) Sitecore
5 34 (1.43%) IBM
6 25 (1.05%) Red Hat
7 22 (0.93%) Zend
8 21 (0.88%) Apple
8 21 (0.88%) EPiServer
9 20 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 18 (0.76%) Adobe
11 16 (0.67%) VMware
12 15 (0.63%) SOASTA, Inc
13 13 (0.55%) hybris
14 12 (0.50%) SaltStack
14 12 (0.50%) Bloomberg
14 12 (0.50%) SAP
15 11 (0.46%) Xamarin
15 11 (0.46%) Twitter
16 10 (0.42%) Coverity
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Stott & May
Rate: £250 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Candidate Source
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day c£400-£500 p/day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday