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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK / England
Rank 55 59 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Contract jobs citing BDD 1528 1520 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.69% 3.33% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 4.06% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 1240 826
Median daily rate £454 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £337 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.87 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
34178 37465 35875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.43% 82.04% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22789 24561 23587
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 854 1091 969
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -8 869 £500 +6.38% 257
South East +23 171 £413 -2.94% 70
North West +10 101 £440 +6.66% 45
East of England +49 95 £475 +11.76% 27
South West +1 85 £335 -16.25% 36
North East +21 62 £483 +28.66% 8
Yorkshire -2 59 £425 +6.25% 37
West Midlands +27 58 £425 +30.76% 21
East Midlands +12 20 £418 -5.91% 10
Midlands - 5 £200 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 2967 (84.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2775 (79.35%) TDD
3 1701 (48.64%) Java
4 1368 (39.12%) Scrum
5 1193 (34.11%) JavaScript
6 921 (26.34%) HTML
7 851 (24.34%) Continuous Integration
8 779 (22.28%) CSS
9 773 (22.10%) Git (software)
10 762 (21.79%) Cucumber
11 722 (20.65%) Selenium
12 688 (19.67%) C#
13 684 (19.56%) AngularJS
14 657 (18.79%) Web Services
15 651 (18.62%) Jenkins
16 603 (17.24%) Kanban
17 601 (17.19%) .NET
18 599 (17.13%) REST
19 554 (15.84%) Node.js
20 551 (15.76%) SQL
21 540 (15.44%) JIRA
22 514 (14.70%) Spring
23 502 (14.36%) HTML5
24 497 (14.21%) DevOps
25 493 (14.10%) Software Engineering
26 486 (13.90%) MVC
26 486 (13.90%) RESTful
27 469 (13.41%) Test Automation
28 466 (13.33%) Finance
29 456 (13.04%) QA

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
1 236 (6.75%) Confluence
2 149 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
3 139 (3.97%) Tomcat
4 99 (2.83%) Apache Spark
5 67 (1.92%) Apache
6 48 (1.37%) WebSphere
7 43 (1.23%) CMS
8 42 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 41 (1.17%) WebLogic
10 34 (0.97%) JBoss
11 27 (0.77%) Drupal
12 26 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 25 (0.71%) nginx
14 24 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
15 23 (0.66%) Apache Solr
16 20 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
17 19 (0.54%) Mule
18 17 (0.49%) IIS
18 17 (0.49%) OpenStack
19 15 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 61 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.31%) MS Office
3 10 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.23%) Pixelmator
5 7 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.086%) MS Project
6 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.057%) InVision
7 2 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.029%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 27 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.086%) FLEXCUBE
7 3 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.086%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.086%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.057%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.029%) Endur
9 1 (0.029%) Magento
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.029%) Retail-J
9 1 (0.029%) SAP hybris
9 1 (0.029%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 402 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
2 235 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 151 (4.32%) GitHub
4 77 (2.20%) PaaS
5 52 (1.49%) SaaS
6 51 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
6 51 (1.46%) IaaS
7 48 (1.37%) Heroku
8 36 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 34 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
10 33 (0.94%) OpenShift
11 24 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (0.63%) CloudBees
13 20 (0.57%) Slack
14 15 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 11 (0.31%) Google Play
18 10 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
19 8 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 183 (5.23%) HTTP
2 59 (1.69%) Internet
3 40 (1.14%) MQTT
4 34 (0.97%) RTSP
5 18 (0.51%) AMQP
6 12 (0.34%) LDAP
7 11 (0.31%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.17%) DNS
8 6 (0.17%) VPN
9 5 (0.14%) OpenVPN
10 4 (0.11%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.11%) IMAP
10 4 (0.11%) Intranet
10 4 (0.11%) Network Security
10 4 (0.11%) SNMP
10 4 (0.11%) SSH
11 3 (0.086%) DMZ
11 3 (0.086%) Firewall
11 3 (0.086%) SSL
12 2 (0.057%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (9.89%) MongoDB
2 311 (8.89%) NoSQL
3 254 (7.26%) SQL Server
4 179 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
5 150 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 148 (4.23%) MySQL
7 145 (4.15%) Big Data
8 134 (3.83%) Hadoop
9 119 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 63 (1.80%) HBase
11 40 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 33 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 32 (0.92%) Oracle Database
13 32 (0.92%) Redis
14 27 (0.77%) Neo4j
15 23 (0.66%) Apache Hive
16 21 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
16 21 (0.60%) RDBMS
17 20 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 773 (22.10%) Git (software)
2 762 (21.79%) Cucumber
3 722 (20.65%) Selenium
4 651 (18.62%) Jenkins
5 540 (15.44%) JIRA
6 392 (11.21%) WebDriver
7 311 (8.89%) Maven
8 309 (8.84%) JUnit
9 192 (5.49%) SpecFlow
10 160 (4.58%) Subversion
11 156 (4.46%) Mockito
11 156 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 151 (4.32%) TeamCity
13 149 (4.26%) SoapUI
14 143 (4.09%) Gradle
15 130 (3.72%) Jasmine
16 109 (3.12%) Grunt
17 100 (2.86%) NUnit
18 99 (2.83%) Protractor
19 94 (2.69%) gulp
General
1 466 (13.33%) Finance
2 233 (6.66%) Banking
3 151 (4.32%) Retail
4 86 (2.46%) Marketing
5 68 (1.94%) Games
6 52 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 52 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 51 (1.46%) Publishing
8 38 (1.09%) Advertising
9 35 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 28 (0.80%) Electronics
11 25 (0.71%) Front Office
12 21 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.57%) Back Office
14 15 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.26%) Legal
16 8 (0.23%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.20%) Automotive
18 6 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2126 (60.79%) Developer
2 744 (21.28%) Java Developer
3 430 (12.30%) Senior Developer
4 323 (9.24%) Agile Developer
5 284 (8.12%) Analyst
6 271 (7.75%) .NET Developer
7 258 (7.38%) Tester
8 238 (6.81%) C# Developer
8 238 (6.81%) JavaScript Developer
9 226 (6.46%) Agile Java Developer
10 220 (6.29%) Scala Developer
10 220 (6.29%) Senior Java Developer
11 186 (5.32%) Automation Tester
12 176 (5.03%) Software Engineer
13 166 (4.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 165 (4.72%) Test Analyst
15 159 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
16 149 (4.26%) Test Engineer
17 141 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
18 137 (3.92%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 921 (26.34%) HTML
2 779 (22.28%) CSS
3 684 (19.56%) AngularJS
4 657 (18.79%) Web Services
5 601 (17.19%) .NET
6 599 (17.13%) REST
7 554 (15.84%) Node.js
8 514 (14.70%) Spring
9 502 (14.36%) HTML5
10 486 (13.90%) RESTful
11 390 (11.15%) React
12 339 (9.69%) CSS3
13 325 (9.29%) JSON
13 325 (9.29%) XML
14 307 (8.78%) ASP.NET
15 286 (8.18%) jQuery
16 270 (7.72%) Gherkin
17 254 (7.26%) SOAP
18 187 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC
19 177 (5.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 215 (6.15%) User Experience
2 126 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (3.43%) Mobile App
4 118 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 60 (1.72%) Fintech
6 59 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 52 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 43 (1.23%) Video on Demand
9 36 (1.03%) Virtual Team
10 35 (1.00%) Visualisation
11 34 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 30 (0.86%) Algorithms
13 29 (0.83%) Blog
14 28 (0.80%) iPad
15 25 (0.71%) Social Media
16 22 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
17 18 (0.51%) Animation
17 18 (0.51%) iPhone
18 17 (0.49%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 345 (9.87%) Linux
2 177 (5.06%) Unix
3 160 (4.58%) Apple iOS
4 140 (4.00%) Android
5 89 (2.55%) Windows
6 35 (1.00%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.17%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.11%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.086%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.057%) CentOS
11 2 (0.057%) VMS
11 2 (0.057%) zOS
12 1 (0.029%) OS/2
12 1 (0.029%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2967 (84.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2775 (79.35%) TDD
3 1368 (39.12%) Scrum
4 851 (24.34%) Continuous Integration
5 603 (17.24%) Kanban
6 497 (14.21%) DevOps
7 493 (14.10%) Software Engineering
8 486 (13.90%) MVC
9 469 (13.41%) Test Automation
10 429 (12.27%) Microservices
11 413 (11.81%) OO
12 384 (10.98%) Pair Programming
13 346 (9.89%) E-Commerce
14 296 (8.46%) Open Source
15 286 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 278 (7.95%) Unit Testing
17 275 (7.86%) Web Development
18 263 (7.52%) Front End Development
19 243 (6.95%) Automated Testing
20 213 (6.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1701 (48.64%) Java
2 1193 (34.11%) JavaScript
3 688 (19.67%) C#
4 551 (15.76%) SQL
5 451 (12.90%) Scala
6 364 (10.41%) Ruby
7 328 (9.38%) Python
8 205 (5.86%) PHP
9 83 (2.37%) Groovy
10 82 (2.34%) Objective-C
11 81 (2.32%) Shell Script
12 72 (2.06%) Clojure
13 71 (2.03%) C
14 69 (1.97%) ES6
15 54 (1.54%) Apple Swift
16 51 (1.46%) C++
17 43 (1.23%) T-SQL
18 39 (1.12%) PL/SQL
19 36 (1.03%) Korn
20 34 (0.97%) F#
Qualifications
1 180 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 175 (5.00%) Degree
3 115 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 102 (2.92%) ISEB
5 64 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 46 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (0.46%) BC Cleared
9 15 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.31%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.23%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.086%) PhD
13 3 (0.086%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.057%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.057%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.057%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.057%) PMP
15 1 (0.029%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.029%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 456 (13.04%) QA
2 129 (3.69%) SDET
3 41 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.69%) FATCA
5 19 (0.54%) WAI
6 13 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.37%) WCAG
7 6 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.17%) SLA
8 4 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.029%) MiFID
9 1 (0.029%) SEPA
System Software
1 319 (9.12%) Docker
2 28 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 23 (0.66%) HDFS
4 19 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.17%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.086%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.057%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.057%) Varnish
9 2 (0.057%) vSphere
10 1 (0.029%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 120 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
2 106 (3.03%) Puppet
3 81 (2.32%) Ansible
4 25 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 22 (0.63%) Kibana
6 20 (0.57%) logstash
7 12 (0.34%) Nagios
8 11 (0.31%) Grafana
9 9 (0.26%) rkt
10 7 (0.20%) Salt
11 6 (0.17%) Capistrano
11 6 (0.17%) Terraform
12 5 (0.14%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.086%) Perfmon
14 2 (0.057%) Graphite
14 2 (0.057%) HP SiteScope
14 2 (0.057%) Mesos
14 2 (0.057%) Pingdom
14 2 (0.057%) Rancher
Vendors
1 226 (6.46%) Microsoft
2 159 (4.55%) Oracle
3 81 (2.32%) Atlassian
4 66 (1.89%) Sitecore
5 60 (1.72%) Google
6 49 (1.40%) SAP
7 48 (1.37%) MuleSoft
8 44 (1.26%) Zend
9 43 (1.23%) Splunk
10 38 (1.09%) Solace
11 31 (0.89%) HP
12 26 (0.74%) IBM
13 24 (0.69%) Apple
13 24 (0.69%) VMware
14 23 (0.66%) New Relic
15 22 (0.63%) Xamarin
16 21 (0.60%) hybris
17 19 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
17 19 (0.54%) Red Hat
18 18 (0.51%) Hortonworks
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