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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 59 95 101
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 1590 1068 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.12% 2.11% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 2.67% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1284 807 822
Median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 - -
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
41638 40050 39311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.70% 79.08% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27840 25369 24942
Median daily rate £445 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1170 1165
Median hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +28 1048 £488 +14.70% 240
South East +32 159 £380 +4.82% 69
North West +39 114 £370 -11.64% 35
Yorkshire +15 101 £425 +7.59% 33
South West -9 51 £400 +8.47% 18
West Midlands +8 41 £450 +28.57% 10
East of England +2 37 £400 - 19
North East -24 31 £405 +6.22% 6
East Midlands -3 10 £325 -17.72% 6
Midlands - 1 - - 1
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 2524 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2341 (77.06%) TDD
3 1446 (47.60%) Java
4 1204 (39.63%) JavaScript
5 1175 (38.68%) Scrum
6 876 (28.83%) HTML
7 741 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
8 715 (23.54%) CSS
9 645 (21.23%) C#
10 642 (21.13%) Cucumber
11 620 (20.41%) Git (software)
12 579 (19.06%) Web Services
13 572 (18.83%) AngularJS
14 570 (18.76%) .NET
15 525 (17.28%) MVC
16 522 (17.18%) Spring
17 498 (16.39%) Selenium
18 476 (15.67%) OO
19 467 (15.37%) SQL
20 457 (15.04%) HTML5
21 430 (14.15%) REST
21 430 (14.15%) Kanban
22 420 (13.82%) Pair Programming
23 419 (13.79%) RESTful
24 414 (13.63%) Node.js
25 399 (13.13%) MongoDB
26 393 (12.94%) Jenkins
27 375 (12.34%) Finance
28 368 (12.11%) Ruby
29 362 (11.92%) NoSQL

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
1 414 (13.63%) Node.js
2 131 (4.31%) Tomcat
3 104 (3.42%) Apache
4 93 (3.06%) JBoss
5 79 (2.60%) CMS
6 77 (2.53%) Confluence
7 69 (2.27%) Jetty
8 49 (1.61%) Apache Spark
9 47 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (0.92%) Apache Solr
10 28 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 27 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (0.69%) IIS
13 19 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.56%) nginx
15 15 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
16 14 (0.46%) GlassFish
17 11 (0.36%) Umbraco
18 10 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 10 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 42 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.30%) MS Office
5 7 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.13%) Mingle
8 3 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.099%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.033%) MS Project
9 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (1.42%) Magento
2 21 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.30%) Endur
6 7 (0.23%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.16%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.066%) Maximo
8 2 (0.066%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 257 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (4.61%) GitHub
3 124 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.72%) PaaS
5 21 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 19 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.63%) Heroku
7 18 (0.59%) IaaS
7 18 (0.59%) SaaS
8 17 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 11 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.33%) Google App Engine
11 9 (0.30%) Force.com
12 6 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.20%) Lucidchart
13 4 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.099%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 166 (5.46%) HTTP
2 55 (1.81%) Internet
3 33 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.36%) DMZ
4 11 (0.36%) VPN
5 9 (0.30%) Intranet
6 6 (0.20%) SSL
7 5 (0.16%) DVB
7 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.16%) LDAP
7 5 (0.16%) Network Security
7 5 (0.16%) SNA
8 3 (0.099%) DNS
8 3 (0.099%) Extranet
8 3 (0.099%) FTP
9 2 (0.066%) AMQP
9 2 (0.066%) DSL
9 2 (0.066%) Firewall
9 2 (0.066%) SSH
10 1 (0.033%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (13.13%) MongoDB
2 362 (11.92%) NoSQL
3 281 (9.25%) SQL Server
4 205 (6.75%) MySQL
5 203 (6.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 158 (5.20%) Relational Database
7 112 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
8 74 (2.44%) Big Data
9 66 (2.17%) Redis
10 60 (1.97%) Hadoop
11 52 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 47 (1.55%) Neo4j
13 46 (1.51%) RDBMS
14 44 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 30 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 28 (0.92%) HBase
17 26 (0.86%) Jackrabbit
18 24 (0.79%) Apache Hive
18 24 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 23 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 642 (21.13%) Cucumber
2 620 (20.41%) Git (software)
3 498 (16.39%) Selenium
4 393 (12.94%) Jenkins
5 315 (10.37%) Maven
6 306 (10.07%) JIRA
7 279 (9.18%) WebDriver
8 263 (8.66%) JUnit
9 235 (7.74%) Subversion
10 210 (6.91%) SpecFlow
11 176 (5.79%) Mockito
12 134 (4.41%) Jasmine
13 132 (4.34%) Gradle
14 99 (3.26%) TeamCity
15 96 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
16 87 (2.86%) NUnit
17 77 (2.53%) Protractor
18 73 (2.40%) Grunt
19 71 (2.34%) Visual Studio
20 69 (2.27%) JMeter
General
1 375 (12.34%) Finance
2 211 (6.95%) Banking
3 71 (2.34%) Investment Banking
4 58 (1.91%) Retail
5 51 (1.68%) Marketing
6 49 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 48 (1.58%) Publishing
8 40 (1.32%) Games
9 26 (0.86%) Front Office
10 21 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.66%) Electronics
11 20 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.63%) Back Office
13 13 (0.43%) Advertising
14 10 (0.33%) Law
15 5 (0.16%) Billing
16 4 (0.13%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.099%) Arabic Language
18 2 (0.066%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2008 (66.10%) Developer
2 743 (24.46%) Java Developer
3 379 (12.48%) Senior Developer
4 373 (12.28%) Agile Developer
5 319 (10.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 285 (9.38%) Analyst
7 278 (9.15%) .NET Developer
8 267 (8.79%) C# Developer
9 252 (8.29%) Agile Java Developer
10 199 (6.55%) Tester
11 178 (5.86%) Senior Java Developer
12 167 (5.50%) Test Analyst
13 165 (5.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 158 (5.20%) C# .NET Developer
15 145 (4.77%) Scala Developer
16 136 (4.48%) Angular Developer
17 130 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 130 (4.28%) Automation Tester
18 122 (4.02%) Test Engineer
19 116 (3.82%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 876 (28.83%) HTML
2 715 (23.54%) CSS
3 579 (19.06%) Web Services
4 572 (18.83%) AngularJS
5 570 (18.76%) .NET
6 522 (17.18%) Spring
7 457 (15.04%) HTML5
8 430 (14.15%) REST
9 419 (13.79%) RESTful
10 343 (11.29%) CSS3
11 292 (9.61%) ASP.NET
12 267 (8.79%) jQuery
13 242 (7.97%) Hibernate
14 238 (7.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 222 (7.31%) JSON
16 215 (7.08%) XML
17 174 (5.73%) React
18 167 (5.50%) SOAP
19 145 (4.77%) Sass
20 143 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 209 (6.88%) User Experience
2 157 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 139 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 73 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (1.45%) Derivative
7 40 (1.32%) iPad
8 37 (1.22%) iPhone
9 33 (1.09%) Visualisation
10 31 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
11 28 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 27 (0.89%) Fintech
13 25 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.56%) Digital Media
16 16 (0.53%) Blog
16 16 (0.53%) Wiki
17 14 (0.46%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.46%) Data Integration
17 14 (0.46%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 311 (10.24%) Linux
2 191 (6.29%) Unix
3 132 (4.34%) Apple iOS
4 105 (3.46%) Android
5 62 (2.04%) Mac OS X
5 62 (2.04%) Windows
6 13 (0.43%) Mac OS
7 11 (0.36%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.33%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.30%) CentOS
10 8 (0.26%) AIX
10 8 (0.26%) Windows Vista
10 8 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.099%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.066%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.033%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2524 (83.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2341 (77.06%) TDD
3 1175 (38.68%) Scrum
4 741 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
5 525 (17.28%) MVC
6 476 (15.67%) OO
7 430 (14.15%) Kanban
8 420 (13.82%) Pair Programming
9 346 (11.39%) Software Engineering
10 312 (10.27%) Test Automation
11 281 (9.25%) E-Commerce
12 260 (8.56%) Unit Testing
13 247 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
14 229 (7.54%) Open Source
15 215 (7.08%) Front End Development
16 204 (6.71%) DevOps
17 195 (6.42%) User Stories
18 190 (6.25%) Web Development
19 185 (6.09%) Microservices
20 177 (5.83%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1446 (47.60%) Java
2 1204 (39.63%) JavaScript
3 645 (21.23%) C#
4 467 (15.37%) SQL
5 368 (12.11%) Ruby
6 292 (9.61%) Scala
7 218 (7.18%) PHP
8 217 (7.14%) Python
9 136 (4.48%) Groovy
10 73 (2.40%) Objective-C
11 72 (2.37%) C++
12 63 (2.07%) Perl
13 49 (1.61%) ES6
13 49 (1.61%) Shell Script
14 48 (1.58%) C
15 46 (1.51%) T-SQL
16 33 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 32 (1.05%) Apple Swift
18 31 (1.02%) Bash Shell
19 28 (0.92%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 166 (5.46%) Security Cleared
2 143 (4.71%) Degree
3 101 (3.32%) ISEB
3 101 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 88 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 36 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 28 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.16%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.099%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.099%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.066%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.066%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.066%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.066%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.033%) MCP
11 1 (0.033%) MCSA
11 1 (0.033%) MCSE
11 1 (0.033%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (10.76%) QA
2 30 (0.99%) SDET
3 23 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (0.69%) WCAG
5 13 (0.43%) WAI
6 12 (0.39%) ISO 14001
6 12 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.099%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.099%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.066%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.033%) GPG13
9 1 (0.033%) SLA
System Software
1 183 (6.02%) Docker
2 21 (0.69%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.30%) HDFS
6 3 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.066%) GridGain
7 2 (0.066%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.033%) Varnish
8 1 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.033%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (1.65%) Puppet
2 40 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (0.89%) Graphite
5 23 (0.76%) Ansible
6 12 (0.39%) Capistrano
7 9 (0.30%) Kibana
8 7 (0.23%) Oozie
9 6 (0.20%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.20%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.13%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.13%) yum
12 3 (0.099%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.099%) Mesos
13 2 (0.066%) Nagios
13 2 (0.066%) SELinux
13 2 (0.066%) WMI
14 1 (0.033%) Ambari
14 1 (0.033%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 234 (7.70%) Microsoft
2 159 (5.23%) Oracle
3 40 (1.32%) HP
4 38 (1.25%) Atlassian
4 38 (1.25%) Google
5 36 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (1.02%) IBM
7 30 (0.99%) Sitecore
8 27 (0.89%) Apple
9 24 (0.79%) SOASTA, Inc
9 24 (0.79%) Zend
10 23 (0.76%) SAP
11 20 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 20 (0.66%) Telerik
12 14 (0.46%) EPiServer
12 14 (0.46%) Rally
13 13 (0.43%) Splunk
13 13 (0.43%) VMware
14 12 (0.39%) Adobe
15 10 (0.33%) Informatica
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salt
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £535 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne And Wear
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £535 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago