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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 90 86 128
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +42
Contract jobs citing BDD 1034 1080 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.12% 2.27% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 3.00% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 858 543
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
37641 35942 31002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.30% 75.56% 75.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 23021 18987
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
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 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1071 1101 961
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -13 653 £450 +5.88% 273
South East -5 100 £384 +2.33% 58
Yorkshire -5 64 £350 +14.75% 19
North West -8 53 £383 -7.27% 47
West Midlands +37 48 £350 -9.67% 28
South West -24 44 £350 -3.44% 20
East of England +22 35 £400 -3.03% 15
East Midlands -3 21 £390 +21.87% 19
North East +5 19 £375 - 4
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1707 (80.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1653 (78.16%) TDD
3 863 (40.80%) Java
4 846 (40.00%) Scrum
5 722 (34.14%) JavaScript
6 675 (31.91%) HTML
7 523 (24.73%) C#
8 520 (24.59%) CSS
9 507 (23.97%) MVC
10 505 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
11 479 (22.65%) .NET
12 462 (21.84%) Selenium
13 454 (21.47%) Web Services
14 448 (21.18%) Git (software)
14 448 (21.18%) Cucumber
15 407 (19.24%) OO
16 385 (18.20%) AngularJS
17 380 (17.97%) HTML5
18 367 (17.35%) RESTful
19 341 (16.12%) SQL
20 315 (14.89%) E-Commerce
21 313 (14.80%) Finance
22 299 (14.14%) Spring
22 299 (14.14%) CSS3
23 292 (13.81%) REST
24 290 (13.71%) Ruby
25 283 (13.38%) jQuery
26 280 (13.24%) Linux
27 273 (12.91%) QA
28 265 (12.53%) Kanban

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 186 (8.79%) Node.js
2 81 (3.83%) CMS
3 74 (3.50%) Apache
4 66 (3.12%) Tomcat
5 40 (1.89%) JBoss
6 39 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 36 (1.70%) Confluence
9 34 (1.61%) Umbraco
9 34 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 25 (1.18%) Mule
11 23 (1.09%) Kentico
12 20 (0.95%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.90%) Drupal
13 19 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 17 (0.80%) Mule ESB
14 17 (0.80%) IIS
15 15 (0.71%) Apache Spark
16 13 (0.61%) nginx
17 11 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 36 (1.70%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.66%) MS Office
3 13 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.24%) Mingle
7 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.47%) Magento
3 3 (0.14%) Summit
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.047%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.047%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.047%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 122 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (1.09%) GitHub
4 23 (1.09%) SaaS
5 18 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 18 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
6 16 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (0.61%) Heroku
8 11 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 11 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.14%) Force.com
13 3 (0.14%) PaaS
14 2 (0.095%) Trello
14 2 (0.095%) Office 365
14 2 (0.095%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.11%) HTTP
2 69 (3.26%) Internet
3 10 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (0.33%) VPN
4 7 (0.33%) AMQP
5 6 (0.28%) Firewall
6 5 (0.24%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.19%) 4G
7 4 (0.19%) LTE
7 4 (0.19%) 3G
7 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.19%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.14%) Skype
8 3 (0.14%) FTP
8 3 (0.14%) DMZ
9 2 (0.095%) SNA
9 2 (0.095%) UPnP
10 1 (0.047%) LDAP
10 1 (0.047%) DVB
10 1 (0.047%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 202 (9.55%) MongoDB
3 179 (8.46%) NoSQL
4 115 (5.44%) Relational Database
5 99 (4.68%) MySQL
6 98 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
7 64 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 56 (2.65%) Big Data
9 49 (2.32%) Redis
10 41 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 36 (1.70%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.37%) Couchbase
12 29 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 25 (1.18%) Neo4j
14 24 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (1.09%) Apache Hive
16 22 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 16 (0.76%) HBase
19 15 (0.71%) Impala
Development Applications
1 462 (21.84%) Selenium
2 448 (21.18%) Git (software)
2 448 (21.18%) Cucumber
3 232 (10.97%) Jenkins
4 218 (10.31%) Subversion
5 211 (9.98%) WebDriver
6 188 (8.89%) SpecFlow
7 180 (8.51%) JUnit
8 163 (7.71%) JIRA
9 149 (7.04%) Maven
10 126 (5.96%) Jasmine
11 90 (4.26%) NUnit
12 76 (3.59%) Mockito
13 68 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 67 (3.17%) RSpec
15 65 (3.07%) Grunt
16 63 (2.98%) TeamCity
17 60 (2.84%) Calabash
18 51 (2.41%) JMeter
19 43 (2.03%) Eclipse
General
1 313 (14.80%) Finance
2 96 (4.54%) Banking
3 69 (3.26%) Retail
4 50 (2.36%) Games
5 38 (1.80%) Publishing
6 32 (1.51%) Marketing
7 29 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.32%) Front Office
8 28 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.85%) Electronics
10 17 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.61%) Back Office
13 11 (0.52%) Automotive
14 10 (0.47%) Advertising
14 10 (0.47%) Legal
15 4 (0.19%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.095%) Law
Job Titles
1 1324 (62.60%) Developer
2 370 (17.49%) Java Developer
3 286 (13.52%) Analyst
4 219 (10.35%) Senior Developer
5 202 (9.55%) .NET Developer
6 161 (7.61%) Test Analyst
7 139 (6.57%) C# Developer
8 127 (6.00%) Tester
9 110 (5.20%) JavaScript Developer
10 103 (4.87%) Business Analyst
11 81 (3.83%) Front-End Developer
12 73 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
13 69 (3.26%) Architect
14 66 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
15 62 (2.93%) Automation Tester
16 59 (2.79%) AWS Developer
17 57 (2.70%) PHP Developer
18 50 (2.36%) Web Developer
18 50 (2.36%) Agile Business Analyst
19 46 (2.17%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 675 (31.91%) HTML
2 520 (24.59%) CSS
3 479 (22.65%) .NET
4 454 (21.47%) Web Services
5 385 (18.20%) AngularJS
6 380 (17.97%) HTML5
7 367 (17.35%) RESTful
8 299 (14.14%) Spring
8 299 (14.14%) CSS3
9 292 (13.81%) REST
10 283 (13.38%) jQuery
11 220 (10.40%) XML
12 218 (10.31%) ASP.NET
13 179 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 173 (8.18%) .NET Framework
15 171 (8.09%) JSON
16 166 (7.85%) Hibernate
17 154 (7.28%) SOAP
18 125 (5.91%) Backbone.js
19 112 (5.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 123 (5.82%) User Experience
2 109 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 59 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 34 (1.61%) Digital Media
6 27 (1.28%) Derivative
7 25 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (0.99%) iPhone
9 20 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 17 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 16 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
12 15 (0.71%) iPad
13 14 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
13 14 (0.66%) Equities
14 13 (0.61%) DTV
15 12 (0.57%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.52%) Animation
16 11 (0.52%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.52%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 280 (13.24%) Linux
2 119 (5.63%) Apple iOS
3 115 (5.44%) UNIX
4 113 (5.34%) Android
5 79 (3.74%) Windows
6 50 (2.36%) Mac OS X
7 25 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 19 (0.90%) Debian
9 16 (0.76%) CentOS
10 11 (0.52%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.43%) AIX
12 8 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
13 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.28%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.19%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.095%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1707 (80.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1653 (78.16%) TDD
3 846 (40.00%) Scrum
4 507 (23.97%) MVC
5 505 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
6 407 (19.24%) OO
7 315 (14.89%) E-Commerce
8 265 (12.53%) Kanban
9 244 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 184 (8.70%) Software Engineering
11 182 (8.61%) Pair Programming
12 173 (8.18%) Open Source
13 164 (7.75%) Responsive Web Design
14 148 (7.00%) SOA
15 146 (6.90%) Unit Testing
16 142 (6.71%) Automated Testing
17 135 (6.38%) OOP
18 125 (5.91%) DevOps
18 125 (5.91%) Web Development
19 122 (5.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 863 (40.80%) Java
2 722 (34.14%) JavaScript
3 523 (24.73%) C#
4 341 (16.12%) SQL
5 290 (13.71%) Ruby
6 150 (7.09%) PHP
7 148 (7.00%) Scala
8 124 (5.86%) Python
9 70 (3.31%) Groovy
10 59 (2.79%) Objective-C
11 34 (1.61%) C++
12 33 (1.56%) T-SQL
13 28 (1.32%) Bash Shell
14 25 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.04%) Perl
16 21 (0.99%) C
17 17 (0.80%) XPath
17 17 (0.80%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.76%) Clojure
19 14 (0.66%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 78 (3.69%) Degree
2 76 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 62 (2.93%) ISEB
4 40 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 35 (1.65%) ISTQB
6 28 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.61%) HND
8 4 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.095%) PMP
9 2 (0.095%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.047%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.047%) PhD
10 1 (0.047%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (12.91%) QA
2 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.24%) WAI
4 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.14%) Basel III
5 1 (0.047%) HL7
System Software
1 28 (1.32%) Docker
2 18 (0.85%) Apache Flume
3 16 (0.76%) Varnish
4 13 (0.61%) HDFS
5 7 (0.33%) vCloud
5 7 (0.33%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.095%) vSphere
8 1 (0.047%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.047%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.047%) GridGain
8 1 (0.047%) XenApp
8 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 84 (3.97%) Puppet
2 44 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (1.75%) Vagrant
4 36 (1.70%) Ansible
5 20 (0.95%) Salt
6 14 (0.66%) Oozie
7 10 (0.47%) Rundeck
8 8 (0.38%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.28%) Kibana
9 6 (0.28%) Mesos
10 5 (0.24%) logstash
11 4 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.095%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.095%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.047%) Graphite
14 1 (0.047%) Nagios
14 1 (0.047%) Control-M
14 1 (0.047%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 164 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 102 (4.82%) Oracle
3 41 (1.94%) Sitecore
4 28 (1.32%) Google
5 27 (1.28%) IBM
6 26 (1.23%) Zend
7 25 (1.18%) EPiServer
8 24 (1.13%) Apple
9 21 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 20 (0.95%) hybris
10 20 (0.95%) Adobe
11 12 (0.57%) Twitter
11 12 (0.57%) SAP
12 11 (0.52%) Rackspace
13 10 (0.47%) Coverity
13 10 (0.47%) Xamarin
14 9 (0.43%) ATG
14 9 (0.43%) WSO2
14 9 (0.43%) SaltStack
15 8 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
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