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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 63 85 132
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +47
Contract jobs citing BDD 1434 1073 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.04% 2.29% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 2.94% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1176 821 552
Average daily rate £450 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
38390 36509 34149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.35% 77.80% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 23681 21098
Average daily rate £428 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1105 979 1068
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 933 £475 +11.76% 295
South East -6 133 £411 +6.12% 59
South West +51 104 £400 - 29
North West +14 101 £413 +4.43% 49
Yorkshire +14 77 £400 +14.28% 48
East of England -5 39 £425 +6.25% 16
West Midlands +5 18 £325 -23.52% 20
North East -13 15 £425 +36.00% 5
East Midlands -21 14 £450 +20.00% 9
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2524 (82.73%) Agile Software Development
2 2392 (78.40%) TDD
3 1302 (42.67%) Java
4 1246 (40.84%) JavaScript
5 1096 (35.92%) Scrum
6 955 (31.30%) HTML
7 787 (25.79%) CSS
8 764 (25.04%) Continuous Integration
9 710 (23.27%) Git (software)
10 696 (22.81%) AngularJS
11 690 (22.62%) C#
12 646 (21.17%) Cucumber
13 636 (20.85%) Web Services
14 597 (19.57%) .NET
15 571 (18.72%) MVC
16 558 (18.29%) HTML5
17 504 (16.52%) OO
18 502 (16.45%) SQL
19 488 (15.99%) Selenium
20 469 (15.37%) RESTful
21 453 (14.85%) Node.js
22 450 (14.75%) Spring
23 434 (14.22%) MongoDB
24 431 (14.13%) REST
24 431 (14.13%) Ruby
25 428 (14.03%) CSS3
26 412 (13.50%) Kanban
27 404 (13.24%) Jenkins
28 360 (11.80%) Test Automation
29 358 (11.73%) NoSQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 453 (14.85%) Node.js
2 156 (5.11%) Tomcat
3 127 (4.16%) Apache
4 107 (3.51%) JBoss
5 79 (2.59%) CMS
6 65 (2.13%) Confluence
7 62 (2.03%) Apache Spark
7 62 (2.03%) Jetty
8 45 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
9 42 (1.38%) Apache Solr
10 29 (0.95%) IIS
11 26 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
12 24 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.72%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.59%) Apache Pig
14 18 (0.59%) Umbraco
15 16 (0.52%) Alfresco
15 16 (0.52%) nginx
16 15 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
17 14 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 49 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.62%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.23%) Mingle
3 7 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.16%) MS Office
6 4 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.098%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 39 (1.28%) Magento
2 24 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.39%) BigMachines
4 12 (0.39%) Eloqua
5 11 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.23%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 308 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (5.83%) GitHub
3 108 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (1.15%) Heroku
5 27 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 20 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.62%) SaaS
9 16 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
9 16 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.23%) Force.com
12 6 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.20%) PaaS
13 5 (0.16%) IaaS
14 4 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.13%) Trello
15 3 (0.098%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.098%) MailChimp
15 3 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 189 (6.19%) HTTP
2 58 (1.90%) Internet
3 33 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.46%) DVB
4 14 (0.46%) Firewall
5 11 (0.36%) Intranet
6 10 (0.33%) VPN
7 6 (0.20%) DSL
7 6 (0.20%) SNA
8 4 (0.13%) DNS
8 4 (0.13%) FTP
8 4 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.098%) DMZ
9 3 (0.098%) Extranet
9 3 (0.098%) Network Security
10 2 (0.066%) SSL
11 1 (0.033%) AMQP
11 1 (0.033%) iBeacon
11 1 (0.033%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.033%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (14.22%) MongoDB
2 358 (11.73%) NoSQL
3 297 (9.73%) SQL Server
4 215 (7.05%) MySQL
5 190 (6.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 143 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
7 138 (4.52%) Relational Database
8 79 (2.59%) Big Data
8 79 (2.59%) Hadoop
8 79 (2.59%) Redis
9 52 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 51 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 49 (1.61%) Neo4j
12 45 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 43 (1.41%) HBase
14 38 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 37 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
16 35 (1.15%) Apache Hive
17 31 (1.02%) Jackrabbit
17 31 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 710 (23.27%) Git (software)
2 646 (21.17%) Cucumber
3 488 (15.99%) Selenium
4 404 (13.24%) Jenkins
5 287 (9.41%) Subversion
6 279 (9.14%) JIRA
7 267 (8.75%) Maven
8 257 (8.42%) SpecFlow
9 249 (8.16%) WebDriver
10 196 (6.42%) JUnit
11 181 (5.93%) Mockito
12 160 (5.24%) Jasmine
13 130 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 126 (4.13%) TeamCity
15 107 (3.51%) Gradle
16 97 (3.18%) Visual Studio
17 88 (2.88%) NUnit
18 83 (2.72%) Grunt
18 83 (2.72%) JMeter
19 75 (2.46%) Protractor
General
1 329 (10.78%) Finance
2 164 (5.38%) Banking
3 64 (2.10%) Retail
4 53 (1.74%) Investment Banking
5 48 (1.57%) Publishing
6 46 (1.51%) Front Office
7 41 (1.34%) Games
7 41 (1.34%) Marketing
8 37 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 19 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.56%) Advertising
11 16 (0.52%) Electronics
12 15 (0.49%) Back Office
13 9 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.23%) Military
15 6 (0.20%) Law
16 5 (0.16%) Billing
16 5 (0.16%) Legal
17 3 (0.098%) Arabic Language
17 3 (0.098%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2026 (66.40%) Developer
2 676 (22.16%) Java Developer
3 339 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 326 (10.69%) Senior Developer
5 321 (10.52%) Agile Developer
6 313 (10.26%) Analyst
7 303 (9.93%) C# Developer
8 279 (9.14%) .NET Developer
9 202 (6.62%) Agile Java Developer
10 188 (6.16%) Test Analyst
10 188 (6.16%) Tester
11 181 (5.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 177 (5.80%) Angular Developer
13 170 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
14 138 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
15 129 (4.23%) Automation Tester
16 126 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 124 (4.06%) ASP.NET Developer
18 120 (3.93%) Business Analyst
19 115 (3.77%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 955 (31.30%) HTML
2 787 (25.79%) CSS
3 696 (22.81%) AngularJS
4 636 (20.85%) Web Services
5 597 (19.57%) .NET
6 558 (18.29%) HTML5
7 469 (15.37%) RESTful
8 450 (14.75%) Spring
9 431 (14.13%) REST
10 428 (14.03%) CSS3
11 352 (11.54%) ASP.NET
12 335 (10.98%) jQuery
13 283 (9.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 241 (7.90%) JSON
15 209 (6.85%) Hibernate
16 200 (6.56%) XML
17 184 (6.03%) React
18 168 (5.51%) Sass
19 161 (5.28%) SOAP
20 147 (4.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 194 (6.36%) User Experience
2 133 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 71 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 47 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (1.02%) iPad
5 31 (1.02%) iPhone
6 29 (0.95%) Blog
7 28 (0.92%) Visualisation
8 26 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 26 (0.85%) N-Tier
9 25 (0.82%) Fintech
10 23 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
11 22 (0.72%) Derivative
12 20 (0.66%) Animation
12 20 (0.66%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.62%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.56%) Digital Media
15 16 (0.52%) Over-the-Top Content
15 16 (0.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 335 (10.98%) Linux
2 188 (6.16%) Unix
3 171 (5.60%) Apple iOS
4 141 (4.62%) Android
5 106 (3.47%) Windows
6 79 (2.59%) Mac OS X
7 22 (0.72%) Mac OS
8 18 (0.59%) CentOS
9 16 (0.52%) AIX
10 15 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.43%) Windows Vista
11 13 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.33%) Windows Server
13 6 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.16%) Solaris
14 5 (0.16%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.066%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.066%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.066%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2524 (82.73%) Agile Software Development
2 2392 (78.40%) TDD
3 1096 (35.92%) Scrum
4 764 (25.04%) Continuous Integration
5 571 (18.72%) MVC
6 504 (16.52%) OO
7 412 (13.50%) Kanban
8 360 (11.80%) Test Automation
9 339 (11.11%) Pair Programming
10 307 (10.06%) Software Engineering
11 295 (9.67%) E-Commerce
12 243 (7.96%) Open Source
13 234 (7.67%) Unit Testing
14 209 (6.85%) Continuous Delivery
14 209 (6.85%) Front End Development
15 199 (6.52%) DevOps
16 197 (6.46%) User Stories
17 196 (6.42%) Automated Testing
18 187 (6.13%) SDLC
19 178 (5.83%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1302 (42.67%) Java
2 1246 (40.84%) JavaScript
3 690 (22.62%) C#
4 502 (16.45%) SQL
5 431 (14.13%) Ruby
6 275 (9.01%) Scala
7 250 (8.19%) Python
8 218 (7.15%) PHP
9 115 (3.77%) Groovy
10 99 (3.24%) C++
11 93 (3.05%) Objective-C
12 65 (2.13%) Perl
13 60 (1.97%) ES6
13 60 (1.97%) T-SQL
14 56 (1.84%) C
15 41 (1.34%) Apple Swift
16 38 (1.25%) Shell Script
17 37 (1.21%) Bash Shell
18 35 (1.15%) Clojure
19 29 (0.95%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 158 (5.18%) Security Cleared
2 128 (4.20%) Degree
3 114 (3.74%) ISEB
4 90 (2.95%) SC Cleared
5 87 (2.85%) ISTQB
6 46 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.20%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.16%) PMP
12 3 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.066%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.033%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.033%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.033%) MCSA
14 1 (0.033%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (10.10%) QA
2 27 (0.88%) SDET
3 25 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (0.62%) WCAG
5 10 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 10 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.16%) WAI
7 3 (0.098%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.098%) SLA
8 2 (0.066%) MiFID
9 1 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.033%) EMIR
9 1 (0.033%) FATCA
System Software
1 165 (5.41%) Docker
2 25 (0.82%) Apache Flume
3 20 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.49%) HDFS
5 8 (0.26%) vCloud
6 7 (0.23%) vSphere
7 4 (0.13%) Varnish
7 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.066%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.033%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.033%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
2 59 (1.93%) Puppet
3 33 (1.08%) Ansible
4 32 (1.05%) Graphite
5 28 (0.92%) Capistrano
6 23 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (0.46%) Mesos
7 14 (0.46%) Oozie
8 12 (0.39%) Salt
9 11 (0.36%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.36%) logstash
10 9 (0.29%) Kibana
11 8 (0.26%) Rundeck
12 7 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.20%) Ambari
13 6 (0.20%) Nagios
13 6 (0.20%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.13%) yum
15 3 (0.098%) BladeLogic
15 3 (0.098%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 260 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 172 (5.64%) Oracle
3 42 (1.38%) HP
4 34 (1.11%) Google
5 33 (1.08%) Apple
6 32 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 31 (1.02%) VMware
8 30 (0.98%) SOASTA, Inc
9 28 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 27 (0.88%) Sitecore
11 24 (0.79%) Atlassian
12 22 (0.72%) Twitter
13 18 (0.59%) IBM
13 18 (0.59%) Telerik
13 18 (0.59%) Zend
14 17 (0.56%) EPiServer
14 17 (0.56%) hybris
14 17 (0.56%) SAP
15 16 (0.52%) Facebook
15 16 (0.52%) Informatica
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