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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 62 97 90
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -7
Contract jobs citing BDD 1554 1036 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.16% 2.10% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 2.65% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 815 864
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
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
40423 39105 37846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.09% 79.40% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27171 25311 24283
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 1103 1146
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the England region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +28 973 £475 +5.55% 258
South East +41 171 £416 +11.00% 68
Yorkshire +33 118 £440 +25.71% 19
North West +23 100 £425 +13.33% 42
East of England +18 46 £400 - 23
North East -21 46 £400 +6.66% 6
South West -7 45 £388 +10.71% 31
West Midlands -27 36 £450 +28.57% 16
East Midlands 0 15 £325 -16.66% 8
Midlands - 4 £363 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 2434 (83.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2251 (77.12%) TDD
3 1400 (47.96%) Java
4 1138 (38.99%) Scrum
5 1088 (37.27%) JavaScript
6 828 (28.37%) HTML
7 697 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
8 674 (23.09%) CSS
9 622 (21.31%) C#
10 569 (19.49%) Cucumber
11 544 (18.64%) Git (software)
12 538 (18.43%) .NET
13 520 (17.81%) Web Services
14 507 (17.37%) AngularJS
15 490 (16.79%) MVC
16 487 (16.68%) Spring
17 484 (16.58%) Selenium
18 450 (15.42%) SQL
19 439 (15.04%) OO
20 429 (14.70%) HTML5
21 424 (14.53%) Pair Programming
22 409 (14.01%) REST
23 399 (13.67%) Kanban
24 377 (12.92%) Jenkins
25 375 (12.85%) Finance
26 369 (12.64%) RESTful
27 362 (12.40%) Node.js
28 352 (12.06%) Software Engineering
29 344 (11.78%) MongoDB
30 332 (11.37%) Ruby

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
1 362 (12.40%) Node.js
2 112 (3.84%) Tomcat
3 87 (2.98%) Apache
4 80 (2.74%) Confluence
5 79 (2.71%) JBoss
6 76 (2.60%) CMS
7 58 (1.99%) Jetty
8 52 (1.78%) Apache Spark
9 41 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
10 37 (1.27%) WebLogic
11 32 (1.10%) IIS
12 26 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
13 25 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 24 (0.82%) nginx
15 17 (0.58%) Apache Solr
15 17 (0.58%) Drupal
16 13 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
16 13 (0.45%) Mule
17 12 (0.41%) GlassFish
18 10 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.62%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.55%) MS Office
4 10 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.10%) Mingle
8 2 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.034%) MS Project
9 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (1.06%) Magento
2 20 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.31%) Endur
5 7 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.10%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.069%) Maximo
7 2 (0.069%) Unica
8 1 (0.034%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 233 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (3.80%) GitHub
4 27 (0.92%) Amazon S3
5 25 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
6 19 (0.65%) PaaS
6 19 (0.65%) SaaS
7 18 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (0.51%) Heroku
8 15 (0.51%) IaaS
9 14 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (0.34%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.31%) Google Play
13 7 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.21%) Force.com
14 6 (0.21%) Lucidchart
15 5 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 157 (5.38%) HTTP
2 47 (1.61%) Internet
3 23 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.45%) DMZ
5 11 (0.38%) VPN
6 10 (0.34%) Intranet
7 7 (0.24%) LDAP
8 6 (0.21%) DVB
8 6 (0.21%) Network Security
8 6 (0.21%) SSL
9 5 (0.17%) Extranet
9 5 (0.17%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.14%) DNS
10 4 (0.14%) SSH
11 3 (0.10%) FTP
12 2 (0.069%) AMQP
12 2 (0.069%) Firewall
13 1 (0.034%) NFC
13 1 (0.034%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.034%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (11.78%) MongoDB
2 329 (11.27%) NoSQL
3 263 (9.01%) SQL Server
4 184 (6.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 176 (6.03%) MySQL
6 154 (5.28%) Relational Database
7 107 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (2.23%) Big Data
9 60 (2.06%) Redis
10 50 (1.71%) RDBMS
11 46 (1.58%) Hadoop
12 43 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 42 (1.44%) Neo4j
14 34 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
15 26 (0.89%) Oracle Database
16 23 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 22 (0.75%) HBase
18 20 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 17 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 569 (19.49%) Cucumber
2 544 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 484 (16.58%) Selenium
4 377 (12.92%) Jenkins
5 320 (10.96%) Maven
6 308 (10.55%) JIRA
7 265 (9.08%) WebDriver
8 258 (8.84%) JUnit
9 197 (6.75%) Subversion
10 175 (6.00%) SpecFlow
11 144 (4.93%) Mockito
12 133 (4.56%) Gradle
13 115 (3.94%) Jasmine
14 96 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
15 86 (2.95%) NUnit
16 81 (2.77%) TeamCity
17 73 (2.50%) Grunt
18 71 (2.43%) IntelliJ
19 70 (2.40%) Visual Studio
20 68 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 375 (12.85%) Finance
2 205 (7.02%) Banking
3 64 (2.19%) Investment Banking
4 57 (1.95%) Retail
5 55 (1.88%) Publishing
6 51 (1.75%) Marketing
7 43 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 41 (1.40%) Games
9 25 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.79%) Front Office
11 21 (0.72%) Back Office
12 20 (0.69%) Electronics
12 20 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.58%) Advertising
14 11 (0.38%) Law
15 4 (0.14%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.10%) Arabic Language
16 3 (0.10%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.10%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.069%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1914 (65.57%) Developer
2 720 (24.67%) Java Developer
3 390 (13.36%) Senior Developer
4 365 (12.50%) Agile Developer
5 272 (9.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 271 (9.28%) .NET Developer
7 270 (9.25%) Analyst
8 248 (8.50%) Agile Java Developer
9 238 (8.15%) C# Developer
10 202 (6.92%) Tester
11 189 (6.47%) Senior Java Developer
12 155 (5.31%) Test Analyst
13 143 (4.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 143 (4.90%) Scala Developer
14 141 (4.83%) C# .NET Developer
15 129 (4.42%) Automation Tester
16 126 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 111 (3.80%) Test Engineer
18 109 (3.73%) Business Analyst
19 104 (3.56%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 828 (28.37%) HTML
2 674 (23.09%) CSS
3 538 (18.43%) .NET
4 520 (17.81%) Web Services
5 507 (17.37%) AngularJS
6 487 (16.68%) Spring
7 429 (14.70%) HTML5
8 409 (14.01%) REST
9 369 (12.64%) RESTful
10 309 (10.59%) CSS3
11 259 (8.87%) ASP.NET
12 251 (8.60%) jQuery
13 228 (7.81%) Hibernate
13 228 (7.81%) XML
14 215 (7.37%) JSON
15 209 (7.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 169 (5.79%) SOAP
17 160 (5.48%) React
18 147 (5.04%) J2EE
19 126 (4.32%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 216 (7.40%) User Experience
2 164 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (5.52%) Mobile App
4 86 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
5 77 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 54 (1.85%) Derivative
7 45 (1.54%) iPad
8 41 (1.40%) iPhone
9 37 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
10 29 (0.99%) Visualisation
11 27 (0.92%) Algorithms
11 27 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 24 (0.82%) Fintech
13 20 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.65%) Digital Media
15 17 (0.58%) Data Integration
16 16 (0.55%) Video on Demand
16 16 (0.55%) Wiki
17 13 (0.45%) Blog
17 13 (0.45%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 301 (10.31%) Linux
2 169 (5.79%) Unix
3 129 (4.42%) Apple iOS
4 95 (3.25%) Android
5 53 (1.82%) Mac OS X
6 50 (1.71%) Windows
7 14 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.27%) CentOS
11 2 (0.069%) AIX
11 2 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.069%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.069%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.069%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.034%) Solaris
12 1 (0.034%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2434 (83.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2251 (77.12%) TDD
3 1138 (38.99%) Scrum
4 697 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
5 490 (16.79%) MVC
6 439 (15.04%) OO
7 424 (14.53%) Pair Programming
8 399 (13.67%) Kanban
9 352 (12.06%) Software Engineering
10 281 (9.63%) Unit Testing
11 272 (9.32%) Test Automation
12 271 (9.28%) E-Commerce
13 238 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 207 (7.09%) User Stories
15 204 (6.99%) Open Source
16 202 (6.92%) Microservices
17 195 (6.68%) DevOps
18 194 (6.65%) Front End Development
19 187 (6.41%) Web Development
20 167 (5.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1400 (47.96%) Java
2 1088 (37.27%) JavaScript
3 622 (21.31%) C#
4 450 (15.42%) SQL
5 332 (11.37%) Ruby
6 296 (10.14%) Scala
7 192 (6.58%) PHP
8 185 (6.34%) Python
9 115 (3.94%) Groovy
10 72 (2.47%) C++
10 72 (2.47%) Objective-C
11 47 (1.61%) ES6
12 45 (1.54%) Perl
12 45 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 38 (1.30%) C
14 33 (1.13%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.10%) Apple Swift
16 27 (0.92%) Clojure
16 27 (0.92%) PowerShell
16 27 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 176 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 140 (4.80%) Degree
3 106 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 90 (3.08%) ISEB
5 89 (3.05%) ISTQB
6 30 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 27 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.24%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.14%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.10%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.10%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.069%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.069%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.034%) CISSP
13 1 (0.034%) MCSE
13 1 (0.034%) MCTS
13 1 (0.034%) PMP
13 1 (0.034%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (10.41%) QA
2 32 (1.10%) SDET
3 25 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (0.65%) WCAG
5 13 (0.45%) WAI
6 11 (0.38%) ISO 14001
6 11 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.10%) FATCA
7 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.069%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.034%) GPG13
9 1 (0.034%) MiFID
9 1 (0.034%) SLA
System Software
1 167 (5.72%) Docker
2 15 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.17%) HDFS
6 2 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.069%) GridGain
7 1 (0.034%) Varnish
7 1 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.034%) vSphere
7 1 (0.034%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 57 (1.95%) Puppet
2 41 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (0.86%) Ansible
5 14 (0.48%) Graphite
6 13 (0.45%) Kibana
7 9 (0.31%) Capistrano
8 8 (0.27%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.21%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.17%) Nagios
10 5 (0.17%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.14%) Oozie
11 4 (0.14%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.069%) logstash
12 2 (0.069%) Mesos
12 2 (0.069%) Salt
12 2 (0.069%) SELinux
12 2 (0.069%) WMI
13 1 (0.034%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.034%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 231 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 160 (5.48%) Oracle
3 46 (1.58%) HP
4 43 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 43 (1.47%) Google
5 32 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (1.10%) Sitecore
6 31 (1.06%) IBM
7 30 (1.03%) Apple
8 25 (0.86%) SAP
8 25 (0.86%) Zend
9 19 (0.65%) VMware
10 18 (0.62%) Splunk
11 17 (0.58%) Rally
11 17 (0.58%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.45%) EPiServer
12 13 (0.45%) SOASTA, Inc
13 12 (0.41%) Telerik
14 11 (0.38%) New Relic
15 10 (0.34%) Adobe
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