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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 66 86 80
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 1501 1199 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.08% 2.36% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 2.96% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 957 931
Median daily rate £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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
40110 40514 38511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.68% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26974 26588 24639
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 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 915 1082 1144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +19 926 £475 +5.55% 241
South East +7 169 £425 +13.33% 70
Yorkshire +35 122 £440 +25.71% 22
North West +34 106 £463 +23.33% 40
North East -24 49 £400 +6.66% 8
South West -11 41 £400 +3.22% 18
East of England +19 37 £450 +16.12% 20
West Midlands -40 35 £375 +7.14% 16
East Midlands +4 17 £338 -10.00% 6
Midlands - 3 £363 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2474 (83.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2310 (78.28%) TDD
3 1421 (48.15%) Java
4 1171 (39.68%) Scrum
5 1080 (36.60%) JavaScript
6 842 (28.53%) HTML
7 724 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
8 683 (23.14%) CSS
9 652 (22.09%) C#
10 568 (19.25%) .NET
11 562 (19.04%) Cucumber
12 559 (18.94%) Git (software)
13 504 (17.08%) AngularJS
14 500 (16.94%) Web Services
15 488 (16.54%) Selenium
16 485 (16.44%) MVC
17 449 (15.22%) Spring
18 445 (15.08%) SQL
19 435 (14.74%) Pair Programming
20 426 (14.44%) HTML5
21 425 (14.40%) OO
22 410 (13.89%) Kanban
23 399 (13.52%) Finance
24 388 (13.15%) REST
25 377 (12.78%) Jenkins
26 361 (12.23%) RESTful
27 356 (12.06%) Software Engineering
28 348 (11.79%) Node.js
29 343 (11.62%) Ruby
30 320 (10.84%) MongoDB

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 92 (3.12%) Tomcat
2 78 (2.64%) Confluence
3 71 (2.41%) CMS
4 67 (2.27%) Apache
5 63 (2.13%) JBoss
6 59 (2.00%) Apache Spark
7 54 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
8 51 (1.73%) Jetty
9 41 (1.39%) WebLogic
10 37 (1.25%) IIS
11 31 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 23 (0.78%) nginx
13 22 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
14 18 (0.61%) Drupal
15 15 (0.51%) Mule
16 14 (0.47%) Apache Solr
17 12 (0.41%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (0.37%) Umbraco
19 10 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.78%) MS Office
3 17 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.10%) Mingle
7 3 (0.10%) MS Project
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.54%) Magento
3 14 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.27%) Endur
5 7 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.10%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.068%) Maximo
7 2 (0.068%) Unica
8 1 (0.034%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 237 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (3.52%) GitHub
4 40 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 25 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
7 23 (0.78%) SaaS
8 19 (0.64%) PaaS
9 18 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.51%) IaaS
12 11 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.37%) Google Play
13 10 (0.34%) Google App Engine
14 8 (0.27%) Heroku
15 7 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.20%) Force.com
16 6 (0.20%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 139 (4.71%) HTTP
2 41 (1.39%) Internet
3 19 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.44%) DMZ
5 11 (0.37%) VPN
6 9 (0.30%) Network Security
7 7 (0.24%) Intranet
7 7 (0.24%) LDAP
8 6 (0.20%) SSL
9 5 (0.17%) DVB
9 5 (0.17%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.14%) DNS
10 4 (0.14%) SSH
11 3 (0.10%) FTP
12 2 (0.068%) AMQP
12 2 (0.068%) Extranet
12 2 (0.068%) SNMP
13 1 (0.034%) DSL
13 1 (0.034%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.034%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (10.84%) MongoDB
2 318 (10.78%) NoSQL
3 269 (9.12%) SQL Server
4 175 (5.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 172 (5.83%) MySQL
6 149 (5.05%) Relational Database
7 105 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
8 73 (2.47%) Big Data
9 65 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 52 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 51 (1.73%) Redis
12 49 (1.66%) RDBMS
13 37 (1.25%) Neo4j
14 34 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (0.81%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.71%) HBase
16 21 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 19 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
18 17 (0.58%) Apache Hive
18 17 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 562 (19.04%) Cucumber
2 559 (18.94%) Git (software)
3 488 (16.54%) Selenium
4 377 (12.78%) Jenkins
5 308 (10.44%) Maven
6 305 (10.34%) JIRA
7 264 (8.95%) JUnit
7 264 (8.95%) WebDriver
8 196 (6.64%) Subversion
9 177 (6.00%) SpecFlow
10 131 (4.44%) Mockito
11 126 (4.27%) Gradle
12 114 (3.86%) Jasmine
13 102 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 85 (2.88%) NUnit
15 81 (2.74%) Grunt
16 72 (2.44%) IntelliJ
16 72 (2.44%) TeamCity
17 70 (2.37%) Mocha
18 69 (2.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 399 (13.52%) Finance
2 218 (7.39%) Banking
3 69 (2.34%) Investment Banking
4 65 (2.20%) Retail
5 57 (1.93%) Publishing
6 51 (1.73%) Marketing
7 39 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.22%) Games
9 28 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.81%) Back Office
11 22 (0.75%) Front Office
12 21 (0.71%) Electronics
12 21 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.54%) Advertising
14 12 (0.41%) Law
15 7 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.14%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.10%) Arabic Language
17 3 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 1908 (64.66%) Developer
2 711 (24.09%) Java Developer
3 393 (13.32%) Senior Developer
4 382 (12.94%) Agile Developer
5 286 (9.69%) .NET Developer
6 264 (8.95%) Agile Java Developer
7 256 (8.68%) Analyst
8 252 (8.54%) JavaScript Developer
9 239 (8.10%) C# Developer
10 198 (6.71%) Tester
11 190 (6.44%) Senior Java Developer
12 146 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
12 146 (4.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 145 (4.91%) Scala Developer
14 132 (4.47%) Test Analyst
15 129 (4.37%) Automation Tester
16 126 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 114 (3.86%) Business Analyst
18 105 (3.56%) Senior Agile Developer
19 102 (3.46%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 842 (28.53%) HTML
2 683 (23.14%) CSS
3 568 (19.25%) .NET
4 504 (17.08%) AngularJS
5 500 (16.94%) Web Services
6 449 (15.22%) Spring
7 426 (14.44%) HTML5
8 388 (13.15%) REST
9 361 (12.23%) RESTful
10 348 (11.79%) Node.js
11 296 (10.03%) CSS3
12 274 (9.28%) ASP.NET
13 252 (8.54%) jQuery
14 228 (7.73%) XML
15 211 (7.15%) ASP.NET MVC
16 207 (7.01%) Hibernate
17 203 (6.88%) JSON
18 173 (5.86%) React
19 171 (5.79%) SOAP
20 157 (5.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 230 (7.79%) User Experience
2 170 (5.76%) Mobile App
3 167 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
5 74 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 58 (1.97%) Derivative
7 45 (1.52%) iPad
8 41 (1.39%) iPhone
9 37 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
10 33 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 30 (1.02%) Visualisation
12 26 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 26 (0.88%) Fintech
13 25 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 20 (0.68%) Digital Media
15 19 (0.64%) Wiki
16 18 (0.61%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.58%) Blog
17 17 (0.58%) Video on Demand
18 16 (0.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 283 (9.59%) Linux
2 156 (5.29%) Unix
3 146 (4.95%) Apple iOS
4 107 (3.63%) Android
5 48 (1.63%) Windows
6 47 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.24%) CentOS
9 7 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.10%) VMS
11 2 (0.068%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.068%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.034%) AIX
12 1 (0.034%) Solaris
12 1 (0.034%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.034%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2474 (83.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2310 (78.28%) TDD
3 1171 (39.68%) Scrum
4 724 (24.53%) Continuous Integration
5 485 (16.44%) MVC
6 435 (14.74%) Pair Programming
7 425 (14.40%) OO
8 410 (13.89%) Kanban
9 356 (12.06%) Software Engineering
10 291 (9.86%) E-Commerce
11 285 (9.66%) Unit Testing
12 262 (8.88%) Test Automation
13 252 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
14 217 (7.35%) Microservices
15 212 (7.18%) DevOps
16 205 (6.95%) Front End Development
17 200 (6.78%) Open Source
18 199 (6.74%) User Stories
19 197 (6.68%) Web Development
20 166 (5.63%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1421 (48.15%) Java
2 1080 (36.60%) JavaScript
3 652 (22.09%) C#
4 445 (15.08%) SQL
5 343 (11.62%) Ruby
6 309 (10.47%) Scala
7 198 (6.71%) Python
8 183 (6.20%) PHP
9 115 (3.90%) Groovy
10 82 (2.78%) Objective-C
11 78 (2.64%) C++
12 49 (1.66%) ES6
13 38 (1.29%) T-SQL
14 36 (1.22%) Clojure
14 36 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 35 (1.19%) C
15 35 (1.19%) Perl
16 31 (1.05%) Apple Swift
17 29 (0.98%) Shell Script
18 25 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 172 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 144 (4.88%) Degree
3 105 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 97 (3.29%) ISEB
5 86 (2.91%) ISTQB
6 30 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.14%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.10%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.068%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.068%) MCAD
12 2 (0.068%) MCSD
12 2 (0.068%) MCTS
13 1 (0.034%) MCP
13 1 (0.034%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (10.74%) QA
2 40 (1.36%) SDET
3 24 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.47%) WCAG
5 13 (0.44%) WAI
6 11 (0.37%) ISO 14001
6 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.14%) FATCA
8 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.068%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.034%) GPG13
10 1 (0.034%) MiFID
10 1 (0.034%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 141 (4.78%) Docker
2 14 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.37%) Apache Flume
4 10 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.17%) HDFS
5 5 (0.17%) Varnish
6 2 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.068%) GridGain
6 2 (0.068%) vSphere
7 1 (0.034%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.034%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 59 (2.00%) Puppet
2 50 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 28 (0.95%) Ansible
5 18 (0.61%) Kibana
6 10 (0.34%) Graphite
7 8 (0.27%) BladeLogic
7 8 (0.27%) Capistrano
8 7 (0.24%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.20%) logstash
9 6 (0.20%) Nagios
10 5 (0.17%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.14%) Oozie
11 4 (0.14%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.14%) Salt
12 2 (0.068%) Mesos
12 2 (0.068%) SELinux
12 2 (0.068%) WMI
13 1 (0.034%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.034%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 219 (7.42%) Microsoft
2 167 (5.66%) Oracle
3 48 (1.63%) HP
4 46 (1.56%) Atlassian
4 46 (1.56%) Google
5 33 (1.12%) IBM
6 32 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 31 (1.05%) Apple
8 29 (0.98%) Sitecore
9 26 (0.88%) Zend
10 25 (0.85%) SAP
11 21 (0.71%) Rally
12 19 (0.64%) Splunk
13 17 (0.58%) VMware
14 15 (0.51%) Adobe
15 13 (0.44%) New Relic
16 12 (0.41%) MuleSoft
16 12 (0.41%) Red Hat
17 10 (0.34%) Telerik
17 10 (0.34%) Twitter
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