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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 52 72 87
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +15
Contract jobs citing BDD 1905 1437 1149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.83% 2.76% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.59% 3.41% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1152 930
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
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
41492 42194 40271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.40% 81.13% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27669 28069 25578
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1048 1167 1122
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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
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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 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 +2 1103 £488 +5.40% 287
South East +1 189 £450 +23.28% 62
North West +36 156 £425 +6.25% 36
Yorkshire +17 117 £450 +5.88% 19
East Midlands +49 81 £425 +21.42% 15
South West +36 74 £350 -12.50% 26
East of England +40 70 £475 +15.85% 44
North East -2 65 £438 +3.00% 7
West Midlands +14 49 £400 +14.28% 20
Midlands - 3 £500 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 2887 (84.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2684 (78.41%) TDD
3 1561 (45.60%) Java
4 1328 (38.80%) Scrum
5 1185 (34.62%) JavaScript
6 953 (27.84%) HTML
7 842 (24.60%) Continuous Integration
8 794 (23.20%) CSS
9 732 (21.38%) Cucumber
10 718 (20.98%) Git (software)
11 713 (20.83%) C#
12 634 (18.52%) AngularJS
13 619 (18.08%) .NET
14 590 (17.24%) Web Services
15 583 (17.03%) Selenium
16 578 (16.89%) Jenkins
17 528 (15.43%) MVC
18 513 (14.99%) REST
19 509 (14.87%) Node.js
20 508 (14.84%) Kanban
21 483 (14.11%) Pair Programming
22 468 (13.67%) OO
22 468 (13.67%) HTML5
23 462 (13.50%) SQL
24 444 (12.97%) Software Engineering
25 443 (12.94%) Scala
26 442 (12.91%) Spring
27 435 (12.71%) Finance
28 423 (12.36%) RESTful
29 412 (12.04%) JIRA

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
1 184 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
2 170 (4.97%) Confluence
3 125 (3.65%) Tomcat
4 81 (2.37%) Apache Spark
5 68 (1.99%) Apache
6 58 (1.69%) JBoss
7 47 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 43 (1.26%) IIS
9 40 (1.17%) CMS
9 40 (1.17%) WebLogic
10 36 (1.05%) nginx
11 28 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
12 27 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
13 26 (0.76%) Drupal
14 22 (0.64%) Apache Solr
15 19 (0.56%) Jetty
16 13 (0.38%) Mule
17 12 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 11 (0.32%) OpenStack
19 9 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 56 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.47%) MS Office
4 14 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.12%) InVision
7 3 (0.088%) Mingle
7 3 (0.088%) MS Project
8 2 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.35%) Magento
3 11 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.29%) 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 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.058%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.058%) Endur
7 2 (0.058%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.058%) Maximo
7 2 (0.058%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.058%) Unica
7 2 (0.058%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.029%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 359 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
2 212 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (4.03%) GitHub
4 75 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
5 55 (1.61%) Amazon S3
6 38 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
6 38 (1.11%) PaaS
7 33 (0.96%) SaaS
8 29 (0.85%) Heroku
9 28 (0.82%) IaaS
10 25 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (0.70%) OpenShift
12 18 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (0.47%) CloudBees
14 15 (0.44%) Google Play
15 9 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.23%) iTunes
17 6 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 6 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 160 (4.67%) HTTP
2 65 (1.90%) Internet
3 33 (0.96%) MQTT
4 28 (0.82%) RTSP
5 13 (0.38%) LDAP
6 10 (0.29%) Network Security
7 6 (0.18%) AMQP
8 4 (0.12%) DVB
8 4 (0.12%) SSL
8 4 (0.12%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.12%) VPN
9 3 (0.088%) DMZ
9 3 (0.088%) DNS
9 3 (0.088%) Intranet
9 3 (0.088%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.088%) SNMP
10 2 (0.058%) Extranet
10 2 (0.058%) Firewall
10 2 (0.058%) FTP
10 2 (0.058%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (9.82%) MongoDB
2 303 (8.85%) SQL Server
3 300 (8.76%) NoSQL
4 197 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
5 173 (5.05%) MySQL
6 153 (4.47%) Relational Database
7 130 (3.80%) Hadoop
8 117 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
9 112 (3.27%) Big Data
10 68 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 41 (1.20%) HBase
11 41 (1.20%) RDBMS
12 37 (1.08%) Redis
13 30 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (0.85%) Oracle Database
15 26 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (0.67%) Apache Hive
17 20 (0.58%) Neo4j
18 17 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
18 17 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 732 (21.38%) Cucumber
2 718 (20.98%) Git (software)
3 583 (17.03%) Selenium
4 578 (16.89%) Jenkins
5 412 (12.04%) JIRA
6 378 (11.04%) WebDriver
7 297 (8.68%) Maven
8 275 (8.03%) JUnit
9 201 (5.87%) SpecFlow
10 168 (4.91%) Subversion
11 143 (4.18%) Jasmine
12 137 (4.00%) TeamCity
13 133 (3.89%) Gradle
14 130 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
15 129 (3.77%) SoapUI
16 123 (3.59%) gulp
17 108 (3.16%) Grunt
18 100 (2.92%) NUnit
19 98 (2.86%) Mockito
20 96 (2.80%) Mocha
General
1 435 (12.71%) Finance
2 229 (6.69%) Banking
3 120 (3.51%) Retail
4 64 (1.87%) Publishing
5 55 (1.61%) Marketing
6 40 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.08%) Games
8 34 (0.99%) Front Office
9 33 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 30 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 29 (0.85%) Advertising
12 25 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.67%) Back Office
14 16 (0.47%) Electronics
15 9 (0.26%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.23%) Law
17 6 (0.18%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.15%) Military
19 3 (0.088%) Corporate Banking
19 3 (0.088%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2214 (64.68%) Developer
2 742 (21.68%) Java Developer
3 510 (14.90%) Senior Developer
4 393 (11.48%) Agile Developer
5 293 (8.56%) .NET Developer
6 288 (8.41%) Analyst
7 276 (8.06%) Agile Java Developer
8 262 (7.65%) C# Developer
9 254 (7.42%) JavaScript Developer
10 228 (6.66%) Senior Java Developer
10 228 (6.66%) Tester
11 219 (6.40%) Scala Developer
12 180 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 159 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
14 156 (4.56%) Test Analyst
15 149 (4.35%) Automation Tester
16 147 (4.29%) Software Engineer
17 122 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
18 119 (3.48%) Business Analyst
19 114 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 953 (27.84%) HTML
2 794 (23.20%) CSS
3 634 (18.52%) AngularJS
4 619 (18.08%) .NET
5 590 (17.24%) Web Services
6 513 (14.99%) REST
7 509 (14.87%) Node.js
8 468 (13.67%) HTML5
9 442 (12.91%) Spring
10 423 (12.36%) RESTful
11 315 (9.20%) React
12 314 (9.17%) JSON
13 308 (9.00%) ASP.NET
14 306 (8.94%) CSS3
15 282 (8.24%) XML
16 281 (8.21%) jQuery
17 220 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
18 214 (6.25%) SOAP
19 193 (5.64%) Gherkin
20 192 (5.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 278 (8.12%) User Experience
2 218 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 162 (4.73%) Mobile App
4 119 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 70 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 57 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (1.34%) Derivative
8 43 (1.26%) iPad
9 42 (1.23%) Fintech
10 41 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (1.20%) Video on Demand
11 39 (1.14%) iPhone
12 38 (1.11%) Blog
13 31 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
14 30 (0.88%) Algorithms
15 26 (0.76%) Visualisation
16 25 (0.73%) Virtual Team
17 21 (0.61%) Data Structures
17 21 (0.61%) Digital Media
18 18 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 288 (8.41%) Linux
2 208 (6.08%) Apple iOS
3 163 (4.76%) Android
4 150 (4.38%) Unix
5 91 (2.66%) Windows
6 32 (0.93%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.18%) VMS
9 5 (0.15%) CentOS
9 5 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.088%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.088%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.029%) OS/2
12 1 (0.029%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2887 (84.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2684 (78.41%) TDD
3 1328 (38.80%) Scrum
4 842 (24.60%) Continuous Integration
5 528 (15.43%) MVC
6 508 (14.84%) Kanban
7 483 (14.11%) Pair Programming
8 468 (13.67%) OO
9 444 (12.97%) Software Engineering
10 396 (11.57%) DevOps
11 386 (11.28%) E-Commerce
12 380 (11.10%) Test Automation
13 371 (10.84%) Unit Testing
14 338 (9.87%) Microservices
15 293 (8.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 287 (8.38%) Open Source
17 282 (8.24%) Front End Development
18 245 (7.16%) Web Development
19 239 (6.98%) User Stories
20 220 (6.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1561 (45.60%) Java
2 1185 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 713 (20.83%) C#
4 462 (13.50%) SQL
5 443 (12.94%) Scala
6 379 (11.07%) Ruby
7 319 (9.32%) Python
8 243 (7.10%) PHP
9 130 (3.80%) Objective-C
10 87 (2.54%) Groovy
11 76 (2.22%) Clojure
12 74 (2.16%) C
13 72 (2.10%) C++
14 70 (2.04%) ES6
15 58 (1.69%) Apple Swift
16 37 (1.08%) Shell Script
17 36 (1.05%) T-SQL
18 35 (1.02%) Perl
19 33 (0.96%) F#
20 32 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 217 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 169 (4.94%) Degree
3 127 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 93 (2.72%) ISEB
5 81 (2.37%) ISTQB
6 51 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 33 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 23 (0.67%) DBS Check
9 18 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.38%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.12%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.088%) MCAD
14 3 (0.088%) MCSD
14 3 (0.088%) MCTS
14 3 (0.088%) PMP
15 1 (0.029%) CISSP
15 1 (0.029%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 405 (11.83%) QA
2 111 (3.24%) SDET
3 47 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 31 (0.91%) WAI
5 10 (0.29%) FATCA
6 9 (0.26%) ISO 14001
6 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.23%) WCAG
8 6 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.029%) COBIT
9 1 (0.029%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.029%) MiFID
9 1 (0.029%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.029%) SEPA
9 1 (0.029%) SLA
System Software
1 252 (7.36%) Docker
2 19 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (0.50%) HDFS
4 12 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.20%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.18%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.15%) Varnish
9 2 (0.058%) GridGain
9 2 (0.058%) vSphere
10 1 (0.029%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.029%) vCloud
10 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 106 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
2 77 (2.25%) Puppet
3 41 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 38 (1.11%) Ansible
5 22 (0.64%) Kibana
6 17 (0.50%) Kubernetes
7 12 (0.35%) logstash
8 10 (0.29%) BladeLogic
9 7 (0.20%) Terraform
10 6 (0.18%) Nagios
11 4 (0.12%) Capistrano
11 4 (0.12%) Salt
12 3 (0.088%) Grafana
12 3 (0.088%) Mesos
12 3 (0.088%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.088%) Rundeck
13 2 (0.058%) CA Service Virtualization
13 2 (0.058%) Graphite
13 2 (0.058%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.058%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 166 (4.85%) Microsoft
2 164 (4.79%) Oracle
3 75 (2.19%) Atlassian
4 52 (1.52%) Zend
5 48 (1.40%) HP
6 47 (1.37%) Google
7 41 (1.20%) Apple
8 30 (0.88%) Sitecore
9 29 (0.85%) SAP
10 27 (0.79%) Rally
11 23 (0.67%) New Relic
12 20 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (0.58%) Xamarin
13 18 (0.53%) IBM
13 18 (0.53%) MuleSoft
14 17 (0.50%) Adobe
14 17 (0.50%) Splunk
15 16 (0.47%) VMware
16 14 (0.41%) hybris
16 14 (0.41%) Solace
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + £500 / Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
BBC Research & Development
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day 6 months, rolling
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 19 hours ago