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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 51 58 90
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +32
Contract jobs citing BDD 1805 1671 1131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.94% 3.32% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 4.07% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1343 889
Median daily rate £463 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £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 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
37964 41054 39822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.80% 81.51% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25471 27018 26370
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1215 1133
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -3 1055 £500 +11.11% 259
South East +29 216 £425 - 61
North West +12 133 £425 +9.67% 35
East of England +65 94 £450 +5.88% 25
Yorkshire +16 85 £438 +9.37% 31
South West 0 74 £358 -7.74% 44
North East +12 62 £480 +17.07% 9
West Midlands +21 61 £394 +21.15% 18
East Midlands +7 20 £400 -8.57% 13
Midlands +6 3 £350 -
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 2995 (84.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2789 (79.10%) TDD
3 1706 (48.38%) Java
4 1341 (38.03%) Scrum
5 1253 (35.54%) JavaScript
6 977 (27.71%) HTML
7 859 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
8 827 (23.45%) CSS
9 796 (22.58%) Git (software)
10 761 (21.58%) Cucumber
11 707 (20.05%) C#
12 703 (19.94%) AngularJS
13 677 (19.20%) Selenium
14 642 (18.21%) Web Services
15 637 (18.07%) Jenkins
16 614 (17.41%) .NET
17 609 (17.27%) REST
18 584 (16.56%) Node.js
18 584 (16.56%) Kanban
19 517 (14.66%) SQL
19 517 (14.66%) MVC
19 517 (14.66%) DevOps
20 509 (14.44%) JIRA
21 506 (14.35%) HTML5
22 490 (13.90%) Spring
23 488 (13.84%) Software Engineering
24 478 (13.56%) RESTful
25 475 (13.47%) Scala
26 449 (12.73%) Finance
27 447 (12.68%) 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
1 219 (6.21%) Confluence
2 196 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 131 (3.72%) Tomcat
4 98 (2.78%) Apache Spark
5 63 (1.79%) Apache
6 48 (1.36%) WebSphere
7 46 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 46 (1.30%) CMS
8 37 (1.05%) JBoss
9 35 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 30 (0.85%) nginx
11 27 (0.77%) Drupal
12 25 (0.71%) Apache Solr
13 23 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
14 22 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 20 (0.57%) IIS
16 18 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
17 16 (0.45%) Jetty
17 16 (0.45%) Mule
18 15 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 50 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.37%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.37%) Photoshop
2 13 (0.37%) Pixelmator
3 11 (0.31%) MS Office
4 8 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.11%) InVision
6 3 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.057%) Mingle
7 2 (0.057%) MS Project
7 2 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 26 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.34%) 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 3 (0.085%) FLEXCUBE
6 3 (0.085%) Magento
6 3 (0.085%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.085%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.028%) Endur
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.028%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.028%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 432 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
2 252 (7.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 152 (4.31%) GitHub
4 77 (2.18%) PaaS
5 71 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
6 52 (1.47%) SaaS
7 51 (1.45%) IaaS
8 49 (1.39%) Heroku
9 41 (1.16%) Amazon S3
10 36 (1.02%) OpenShift
11 34 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
12 27 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (0.68%) CloudBees
14 20 (0.57%) Slack
15 13 (0.37%) Google Play
16 12 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
17 11 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 9 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
19 8 (0.23%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 183 (5.19%) HTTP
2 57 (1.62%) Internet
3 40 (1.13%) MQTT
4 34 (0.96%) RTSP
5 14 (0.40%) LDAP
6 11 (0.31%) AMQP
7 10 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.20%) VPN
9 6 (0.17%) Network Security
10 5 (0.14%) OpenVPN
11 4 (0.11%) DNS
11 4 (0.11%) Intranet
11 4 (0.11%) SNMP
12 3 (0.085%) DMZ
12 3 (0.085%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.085%) Firewall
12 3 (0.085%) SSL
13 2 (0.057%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.057%) SSH
13 2 (0.057%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (9.90%) MongoDB
2 312 (8.85%) NoSQL
3 288 (8.17%) SQL Server
4 204 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
5 164 (4.65%) MySQL
6 161 (4.57%) Relational Database
7 155 (4.40%) Hadoop
8 132 (3.74%) Big Data
9 117 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 57 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 55 (1.56%) HBase
12 38 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 36 (1.02%) Redis
14 31 (0.88%) Oracle Database
15 27 (0.77%) Neo4j
15 27 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
16 25 (0.71%) Apache Hive
16 25 (0.71%) RDBMS
17 21 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
18 19 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 796 (22.58%) Git (software)
2 761 (21.58%) Cucumber
3 677 (19.20%) Selenium
4 637 (18.07%) Jenkins
5 509 (14.44%) JIRA
6 394 (11.17%) WebDriver
7 309 (8.76%) JUnit
8 283 (8.03%) Maven
9 199 (5.64%) SpecFlow
10 163 (4.62%) Subversion
11 162 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 159 (4.51%) TeamCity
13 146 (4.14%) Mockito
14 140 (3.97%) Jasmine
15 137 (3.89%) SoapUI
16 128 (3.63%) Gradle
17 118 (3.35%) gulp
18 117 (3.32%) Grunt
19 110 (3.12%) Protractor
20 96 (2.72%) NUnit
General
1 449 (12.73%) Finance
2 228 (6.47%) Banking
3 146 (4.14%) Retail
4 80 (2.27%) Marketing
5 61 (1.73%) Publishing
6 56 (1.59%) Games
7 50 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 37 (1.05%) Advertising
9 37 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 33 (0.94%) Front Office
11 28 (0.79%) Electronics
12 23 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.48%) Back Office
14 10 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.23%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.17%) Legal
17 4 (0.11%) Automotive
17 4 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2193 (62.20%) Developer
2 762 (21.61%) Java Developer
3 461 (13.07%) Senior Developer
4 361 (10.24%) Agile Developer
5 278 (7.88%) .NET Developer
6 277 (7.86%) Analyst
7 261 (7.40%) Agile Java Developer
8 249 (7.06%) JavaScript Developer
9 246 (6.98%) C# Developer
10 240 (6.81%) Tester
11 222 (6.30%) Scala Developer
12 214 (6.07%) Senior Java Developer
13 185 (5.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 173 (4.91%) Automation Tester
15 170 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
16 168 (4.76%) Software Engineer
17 159 (4.51%) Test Analyst
18 143 (4.06%) Test Engineer
19 141 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
20 121 (3.43%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 977 (27.71%) HTML
2 827 (23.45%) CSS
3 703 (19.94%) AngularJS
4 642 (18.21%) Web Services
5 614 (17.41%) .NET
6 609 (17.27%) REST
7 584 (16.56%) Node.js
8 506 (14.35%) HTML5
9 490 (13.90%) Spring
10 478 (13.56%) RESTful
11 395 (11.20%) React
12 344 (9.76%) JSON
13 337 (9.56%) CSS3
14 314 (8.91%) XML
15 312 (8.85%) ASP.NET
16 285 (8.08%) jQuery
17 252 (7.15%) Gherkin
18 235 (6.66%) SOAP
19 203 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
20 192 (5.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 243 (6.89%) User Experience
2 138 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (3.55%) Mobile App
4 118 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 79 (2.24%) Public Cloud
6 49 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 48 (1.36%) Fintech
8 44 (1.25%) Video on Demand
9 38 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 36 (1.02%) Algorithms
11 34 (0.96%) Blog
11 34 (0.96%) Visualisation
12 33 (0.94%) Virtual Team
13 30 (0.85%) iPad
14 28 (0.79%) Data Structures
15 24 (0.68%) iPhone
16 22 (0.62%) Social Media
17 19 (0.54%) Animation
18 18 (0.51%) Tandem
19 17 (0.48%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 318 (9.02%) Linux
2 198 (5.62%) Apple iOS
3 173 (4.91%) Android
4 171 (4.85%) Unix
5 91 (2.58%) Windows
6 41 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.17%) VMS
9 4 (0.11%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.085%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.085%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.057%) CentOS
11 2 (0.057%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.057%) zOS
12 1 (0.028%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2995 (84.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2789 (79.10%) TDD
3 1341 (38.03%) Scrum
4 859 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
5 584 (16.56%) Kanban
6 517 (14.66%) DevOps
6 517 (14.66%) MVC
7 488 (13.84%) Software Engineering
8 434 (12.31%) OO
9 422 (11.97%) Test Automation
10 420 (11.91%) Pair Programming
11 415 (11.77%) Microservices
12 383 (10.86%) E-Commerce
13 308 (8.74%) Open Source
14 301 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
14 301 (8.54%) Unit Testing
15 292 (8.28%) Front End Development
16 272 (7.71%) Web Development
17 238 (6.75%) Automated Testing
18 209 (5.93%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1706 (48.38%) Java
2 1253 (35.54%) JavaScript
3 707 (20.05%) C#
4 517 (14.66%) SQL
5 475 (13.47%) Scala
6 407 (11.54%) Ruby
7 356 (10.10%) Python
8 225 (6.38%) PHP
9 104 (2.95%) Objective-C
10 86 (2.44%) Groovy
11 85 (2.41%) Clojure
12 81 (2.30%) ES6
13 74 (2.10%) C
14 69 (1.96%) Shell Script
15 62 (1.76%) Apple Swift
16 57 (1.62%) C++
17 40 (1.13%) T-SQL
18 38 (1.08%) F#
19 32 (0.91%) Korn
19 32 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 201 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 172 (4.88%) Degree
3 130 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 95 (2.69%) ISEB
5 66 (1.87%) ISTQB
6 50 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 26 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (0.57%) DBS Check
9 17 (0.48%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.34%) BC Cleared
11 7 (0.20%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.057%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.057%) PMP
16 1 (0.028%) A+ Certification
16 1 (0.028%) AWS Certification
16 1 (0.028%) MCP
16 1 (0.028%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 447 (12.68%) QA
2 134 (3.80%) SDET
3 44 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 25 (0.71%) WAI
5 22 (0.62%) FATCA
6 13 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.34%) WCAG
8 6 (0.17%) SLA
9 4 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.085%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.028%) COBIT
11 1 (0.028%) MiFID
11 1 (0.028%) SEPA
System Software
1 317 (8.99%) Docker
2 28 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (0.57%) HDFS
4 13 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.20%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.11%) Varnish
7 3 (0.085%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.085%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.057%) vSphere
9 1 (0.028%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 130 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
2 95 (2.69%) Puppet
3 65 (1.84%) Ansible
4 33 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (0.68%) Kibana
6 23 (0.65%) Kubernetes
7 22 (0.62%) logstash
8 10 (0.28%) Grafana
8 10 (0.28%) Nagios
9 7 (0.20%) rkt
10 6 (0.17%) Capistrano
10 6 (0.17%) Terraform
11 5 (0.14%) Salt
12 4 (0.11%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.085%) CA Service Virtualization
13 3 (0.085%) Perfmon
13 3 (0.085%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.057%) Graphite
14 2 (0.057%) HP SiteScope
14 2 (0.057%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 194 (5.50%) Microsoft
2 145 (4.11%) Oracle
3 79 (2.24%) Atlassian
4 54 (1.53%) Sitecore
5 53 (1.50%) Google
6 51 (1.45%) Zend
7 48 (1.36%) MuleSoft
8 46 (1.30%) SAP
9 38 (1.08%) HP
10 34 (0.96%) Solace
10 34 (0.96%) Splunk
11 31 (0.88%) Apple
12 24 (0.68%) IBM
13 22 (0.62%) Xamarin
14 21 (0.60%) hybris
15 20 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
16 19 (0.54%) Apigee
16 19 (0.54%) New Relic
17 17 (0.48%) Red Hat
18 16 (0.45%) Adobe
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