The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 95 112 308
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +196
Contract jobs citing BDD 1040 750 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.03% 1.74% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 2.38% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 605 221
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37929 31517 38922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 72.98% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23931 19262 22641
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 994 1339
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.55 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
BDD
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +20 765 £425 +6.25% 222
South East -13 120 £359 +2.64% 55
Yorkshire +25 46 £280 +17.89% 23
South West +16 46 £425 +41.66% 7
North West -10 33 £413 +27.90% 19
East of England -54 20 £413 -8.33% 17
East Midlands -12 11 £400 -21.95% 6
West Midlands -22 7 £438 +25.00% 5
North East - - - - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1382 (76.78%) TDD
2 852 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
3 737 (40.94%) Scrum
4 727 (40.39%) Java
5 553 (30.72%) JavaScript
6 531 (29.50%) HTML
7 526 (29.22%) C#
8 438 (24.33%) Selenium
9 435 (24.17%) CSS
10 433 (24.06%) Cucumber
11 420 (23.33%) .NET
12 403 (22.39%) Web Services
13 369 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
14 357 (19.83%) OO
15 346 (19.22%) MVC
16 325 (18.06%) Ruby
17 323 (17.94%) SQL
18 293 (16.28%) Test Automation
19 286 (15.89%) Git (software)
20 278 (15.44%) Finance
21 270 (15.00%) QA
22 268 (14.89%) E-Commerce
23 262 (14.56%) XML
24 261 (14.50%) HTML5
25 257 (14.28%) jQuery
26 243 (13.50%) WebDriver
27 228 (12.67%) SQL Server
28 224 (12.44%) Spring
29 217 (12.06%) Kanban
30 206 (11.44%) SOAP

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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
1 119 (6.61%) CMS
2 95 (5.28%) Node.js
3 61 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 40 (2.22%) Umbraco
5 32 (1.78%) Drupal
6 30 (1.67%) Apache
7 25 (1.39%) SharePoint
8 23 (1.28%) Adobe CQ
9 18 (1.00%) Mule
10 17 (0.94%) IIS
11 16 (0.89%) Apache Solr
12 15 (0.83%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.67%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.67%) Alfresco
14 11 (0.61%) Escenic
14 11 (0.61%) MQSeries
15 10 (0.56%) Confluence
16 8 (0.44%) NServiceBus
17 6 (0.33%) Sitefinity
17 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.33%) Mingle
5 4 (0.22%) MS Office
6 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) MS Project
8 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 25 (1.39%) Google Analytics
2 19 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.33%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.056%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.056%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.17%) SaaS
3 35 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (0.61%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (0.56%) Joyent
7 10 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (0.44%) Office 365
8 8 (0.44%) GitHub
9 6 (0.33%) Heroku
10 4 (0.22%) PaaS
11 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.056%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (5.28%) HTTP
2 64 (3.56%) Internet
3 9 (0.50%) SSL
3 9 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.33%) VPN
4 6 (0.33%) Intranet
5 4 (0.22%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.11%) NAS
6 2 (0.11%) AMQP
6 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.11%) IPv4
6 2 (0.11%) IPv6
6 2 (0.11%) SAN
6 2 (0.11%) DSL
6 2 (0.11%) Firewall
7 1 (0.056%) SSH
7 1 (0.056%) LAN
7 1 (0.056%) PBX
7 1 (0.056%) VoIP
7 1 (0.056%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.56%) MySQL
3 112 (6.22%) MongoDB
4 101 (5.61%) NoSQL
5 68 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 58 (3.22%) Relational Database
7 43 (2.39%) Big Data
8 36 (2.00%) CouchDB
9 31 (1.72%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (1.28%) RavenDB
11 20 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (0.83%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.67%) Neo4j
15 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.61%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 438 (24.33%) Selenium
2 433 (24.06%) Cucumber
3 286 (15.89%) Git (software)
4 243 (13.50%) WebDriver
5 194 (10.78%) Jenkins
6 167 (9.28%) Subversion
7 161 (8.94%) SpecFlow
8 149 (8.28%) Visual Studio
9 142 (7.89%) JUnit
10 128 (7.11%) TeamCity
11 116 (6.44%) JBehave
12 112 (6.22%) Maven
13 105 (5.83%) JIRA
13 105 (5.83%) Hudson
14 91 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
15 78 (4.33%) NUnit
16 72 (4.00%) WATIR
17 67 (3.72%) RSpec
18 66 (3.67%) SoapUI
19 61 (3.39%) Calabash
General
1 278 (15.44%) Finance
2 96 (5.33%) Banking
3 50 (2.78%) Retail
4 46 (2.56%) Publishing
5 35 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 34 (1.89%) Marketing
6 34 (1.89%) Games
7 33 (1.83%) Front Office
8 29 (1.61%) Back Office
9 22 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.00%) Advertising
11 12 (0.67%) Legal
12 10 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.44%) Law
14 7 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.33%) Electronics
15 6 (0.33%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.22%) French Language
17 3 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1029 (57.17%) Developer
2 280 (15.56%) Analyst
3 248 (13.78%) Java Developer
4 184 (10.22%) Tester
5 164 (9.11%) Test Analyst
6 139 (7.72%) .NET Developer
7 132 (7.33%) Senior Developer
8 119 (6.61%) C# Developer
9 98 (5.44%) Test Engineer
10 89 (4.94%) Business Analyst
11 82 (4.56%) Front-End Developer
12 72 (4.00%) Automation Tester
13 59 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
13 59 (3.28%) Scala Developer
14 54 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
15 51 (2.83%) Web Developer
15 51 (2.83%) Agile Business Analyst
16 47 (2.61%) ASP.NET Developer
17 45 (2.50%) Ruby Developer
18 43 (2.39%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 531 (29.50%) HTML
2 435 (24.17%) CSS
3 420 (23.33%) .NET
4 403 (22.39%) Web Services
5 262 (14.56%) XML
6 261 (14.50%) HTML5
7 257 (14.28%) jQuery
8 224 (12.44%) Spring
9 206 (11.44%) SOAP
10 197 (10.94%) RESTful
10 197 (10.94%) REST
11 196 (10.89%) ASP.NET
12 191 (10.61%) CSS3
13 157 (8.72%) JSON
14 153 (8.50%) ASP.NET MVC
15 141 (7.83%) AngularJS
16 128 (7.11%) Backbone.js
17 124 (6.89%) Hibernate
18 112 (6.22%) Ajax
19 101 (5.61%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 189 (10.50%) Open Source
2 82 (4.56%) Mobile App
3 59 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 56 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 29 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 29 (1.61%) IPTV
6 26 (1.44%) Derivative
7 24 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
7 24 (1.33%) Video on Demand
8 22 (1.22%) Equities
9 18 (1.00%) Hedge funds
10 14 (0.78%) New Media
10 14 (0.78%) Blog
11 13 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
12 12 (0.67%) Taxonomies
13 11 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
13 11 (0.61%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.56%) W3C
14 10 (0.56%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.56%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 146 (8.11%) Linux
2 93 (5.17%) Windows
3 92 (5.11%) Android
4 90 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 64 (3.56%) UNIX
6 38 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.00%) CentOS
9 9 (0.50%) Solaris
10 8 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.22%) AIX
12 1 (0.056%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.056%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.056%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1382 (76.78%) TDD
2 852 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
3 737 (40.94%) Scrum
4 369 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
5 357 (19.83%) OO
6 346 (19.22%) MVC
7 293 (16.28%) Test Automation
8 268 (14.89%) E-Commerce
9 217 (12.06%) Kanban
10 160 (8.89%) Pair Programming
11 151 (8.39%) Software Engineering
12 135 (7.50%) Automated Testing
13 124 (6.89%) User Stories
14 109 (6.06%) Test Scripting
15 108 (6.00%) SOA
16 107 (5.94%) Unit Testing
17 105 (5.83%) OOP
18 103 (5.72%) Automation Testing
19 96 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
20 95 (5.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 727 (40.39%) Java
2 553 (30.72%) JavaScript
3 526 (29.22%) C#
4 325 (18.06%) Ruby
5 323 (17.94%) SQL
6 138 (7.67%) Scala
7 129 (7.17%) PHP
8 108 (6.00%) Python
9 63 (3.50%) Groovy
10 44 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.11%) Objective-C
12 34 (1.89%) C++
13 27 (1.50%) Perl
14 24 (1.33%) C
15 21 (1.17%) Bash Shell
16 20 (1.11%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.89%) PowerShell
18 14 (0.78%) PHP5
19 12 (0.67%) XPath
20 11 (0.61%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 117 (6.50%) ISEB
2 81 (4.50%) Degree
3 51 (2.83%) ISTQB
4 31 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.39%) CBAP
7 4 (0.22%) CCA
8 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.11%) MCTS
9 2 (0.11%) MCSD
9 2 (0.11%) MCSE
10 1 (0.056%) PhD
10 1 (0.056%) PMP
10 1 (0.056%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.056%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.056%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (15.00%) QA
2 8 (0.44%) WCAG
3 6 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.056%) FATCA
5 1 (0.056%) WAI
5 1 (0.056%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (0.83%) Varnish
2 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.056%) vCloud
5 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 42 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (1.94%) Puppet
3 24 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.61%) Capistrano
5 8 (0.44%) Nagios
6 6 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.22%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.17%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.11%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.056%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.056%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.056%) Oozie
10 1 (0.056%) StatsD
10 1 (0.056%) Control-M
Vendors
1 125 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 85 (4.72%) Oracle
3 44 (2.44%) JBoss
4 38 (2.11%) Zend
5 34 (1.89%) Google
6 25 (1.39%) Venda
7 20 (1.11%) Twitter
8 14 (0.78%) VMware
9 13 (0.72%) Rackspace
10 12 (0.67%) Apple
10 12 (0.67%) HP
10 12 (0.67%) Informatica
11 11 (0.61%) Adobe
12 10 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.50%) Elastic Path
14 8 (0.44%) Business Objects
15 7 (0.39%) Siebel
15 7 (0.39%) Murex
15 7 (0.39%) Fidessa
15 7 (0.39%) Atlassian
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Annum contract
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis IT
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago