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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 68 83 80
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 1556 1291 1162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.12% 2.50% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 3.13% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1042 945
Median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
41358 41294 38921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.08% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27581 27319 24541
Median daily rate £450 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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 median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 1095 1119
Median hourly rate £28.63 £28.30 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.19 £46.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +12 962 £475 +5.55% 268
South East -32 151 £450 +20.00% 57
Yorkshire +30 124 £438 +16.66% 19
North West +35 108 £470 +25.33% 36
South West +5 52 £345 -10.96% 27
East of England +36 47 £450 +20.00% 22
North East -7 43 £400 +6.66% 9
East Midlands +13 42 £425 +13.33% 16
West Midlands -44 28 £400 +14.28% 12
Midlands - 3 £363 - 2
BDD
UK

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2633 (83.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2445 (77.82%) TDD
3 1488 (47.36%) Java
4 1213 (38.61%) Scrum
5 1140 (36.28%) JavaScript
6 892 (28.39%) HTML
7 771 (24.54%) Continuous Integration
8 730 (23.23%) CSS
9 675 (21.48%) C#
10 639 (20.34%) Cucumber
11 625 (19.89%) Git (software)
12 588 (18.71%) .NET
13 535 (17.03%) AngularJS
14 515 (16.39%) Web Services
14 515 (16.39%) Selenium
15 500 (15.91%) MVC
16 458 (14.58%) OO
17 451 (14.35%) Jenkins
18 449 (14.29%) Pair Programming
19 435 (13.84%) REST
20 432 (13.75%) Spring
21 430 (13.69%) Kanban
22 429 (13.65%) SQL
23 424 (13.49%) Finance
24 420 (13.37%) HTML5
25 397 (12.64%) Node.js
26 378 (12.03%) Ruby
27 370 (11.78%) Software Engineering
28 354 (11.27%) QA
29 348 (11.08%) RESTful

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
1 128 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
2 95 (3.02%) Confluence
2 95 (3.02%) Tomcat
3 62 (1.97%) Apache Spark
4 61 (1.94%) Apache
5 58 (1.85%) CMS
6 57 (1.81%) JBoss
7 42 (1.34%) IIS
8 41 (1.30%) Jetty
9 37 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 29 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 27 (0.86%) nginx
12 15 (0.48%) Mule
13 14 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 12 (0.38%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.38%) Drupal
14 12 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.35%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 53 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 20 (0.64%) MS Office
4 15 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.13%) Mingle
8 3 (0.095%) InVision
8 3 (0.095%) MS Project
9 2 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.38%) Magento
4 6 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.19%) Endur
5 3 (0.095%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.064%) Maximo
6 2 (0.064%) Unica
7 1 (0.032%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 263 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (3.44%) GitHub
4 68 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (1.34%) Amazon S3
6 27 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
7 26 (0.83%) SaaS
8 25 (0.80%) PaaS
9 20 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 20 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.54%) IaaS
11 12 (0.38%) Google Play
12 11 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.32%) Google App Engine
14 8 (0.25%) Lucidchart
14 8 (0.25%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 142 (4.52%) HTTP
2 45 (1.43%) Internet
3 13 (0.41%) DMZ
3 13 (0.41%) LDAP
4 12 (0.38%) VPN
5 11 (0.35%) Network Security
5 11 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.19%) SSL
7 5 (0.16%) AMQP
8 4 (0.13%) DVB
8 4 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.13%) Intranet
8 4 (0.13%) SSH
9 3 (0.095%) DNS
10 2 (0.064%) Extranet
10 2 (0.064%) SNMP
11 1 (0.032%) DSL
11 1 (0.032%) DWDM
11 1 (0.032%) MPLS
11 1 (0.032%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (9.71%) MongoDB
2 299 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 271 (8.63%) SQL Server
4 174 (5.54%) MySQL
5 157 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 150 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
7 139 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 98 (3.12%) Hadoop
9 81 (2.58%) Big Data
10 68 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 48 (1.53%) Redis
12 43 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 37 (1.18%) Neo4j
14 27 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (0.76%) Oracle Database
16 21 (0.67%) Apache Hive
17 20 (0.64%) HBase
18 18 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
19 17 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 639 (20.34%) Cucumber
2 625 (19.89%) Git (software)
3 515 (16.39%) Selenium
4 451 (14.35%) Jenkins
5 342 (10.88%) WebDriver
6 331 (10.53%) JIRA
7 305 (9.71%) Maven
8 282 (8.98%) JUnit
9 197 (6.27%) SpecFlow
10 194 (6.17%) Subversion
11 133 (4.23%) Jasmine
11 133 (4.23%) Mockito
12 126 (4.01%) Gradle
13 114 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 110 (3.50%) gulp
15 103 (3.28%) TeamCity
16 97 (3.09%) Grunt
17 94 (2.99%) Mocha
18 80 (2.55%) SoapUI
18 80 (2.55%) Xcode
General
1 424 (13.49%) Finance
2 232 (7.38%) Banking
3 81 (2.58%) Retail
4 64 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 60 (1.91%) Publishing
6 46 (1.46%) Marketing
7 41 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.27%) Games
9 30 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 25 (0.80%) Back Office
10 25 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 23 (0.73%) Front Office
12 22 (0.70%) Electronics
13 18 (0.57%) Advertising
14 10 (0.32%) Law
15 8 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.13%) Military
17 3 (0.095%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.095%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.064%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2014 (64.10%) Developer
2 713 (22.69%) Java Developer
3 455 (14.48%) Senior Developer
4 382 (12.16%) Agile Developer
5 291 (9.26%) .NET Developer
6 276 (8.78%) Agile Java Developer
7 274 (8.72%) Analyst
8 250 (7.96%) C# Developer
9 244 (7.77%) JavaScript Developer
10 213 (6.78%) Tester
11 208 (6.62%) Senior Java Developer
12 176 (5.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 162 (5.16%) Scala Developer
14 152 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
15 141 (4.49%) Test Analyst
16 140 (4.46%) Automation Tester
17 122 (3.88%) Business Analyst
18 115 (3.66%) Test Engineer
19 114 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
20 106 (3.37%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 892 (28.39%) HTML
2 730 (23.23%) CSS
3 588 (18.71%) .NET
4 535 (17.03%) AngularJS
5 515 (16.39%) Web Services
6 435 (13.84%) REST
7 432 (13.75%) Spring
8 420 (13.37%) HTML5
9 397 (12.64%) Node.js
10 348 (11.08%) RESTful
11 282 (8.98%) CSS3
12 275 (8.75%) ASP.NET
13 244 (7.77%) jQuery
14 225 (7.16%) XML
15 215 (6.84%) React
16 207 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
17 205 (6.52%) JSON
18 198 (6.30%) Hibernate
19 183 (5.82%) SOAP
20 174 (5.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 264 (8.40%) User Experience
2 182 (5.79%) Mobile App
3 181 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 79 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 60 (1.91%) Derivative
7 48 (1.53%) iPad
8 46 (1.46%) iPhone
9 41 (1.30%) Visualisation
10 38 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
11 36 (1.15%) Fintech
11 36 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (1.11%) Public Cloud
13 34 (1.08%) Algorithms
14 25 (0.80%) Blog
15 23 (0.73%) Virtual Team
16 22 (0.70%) Digital Media
17 21 (0.67%) Wiki
18 20 (0.64%) Data Structures
19 17 (0.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 287 (9.13%) Linux
2 182 (5.79%) Apple iOS
3 167 (5.32%) Unix
4 135 (4.30%) Android
5 58 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 54 (1.72%) Windows
7 16 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.19%) CentOS
9 6 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.13%) VMS
10 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.064%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.032%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2633 (83.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2445 (77.82%) TDD
3 1213 (38.61%) Scrum
4 771 (24.54%) Continuous Integration
5 500 (15.91%) MVC
6 458 (14.58%) OO
7 449 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 430 (13.69%) Kanban
9 370 (11.78%) Software Engineering
10 330 (10.50%) E-Commerce
11 304 (9.68%) Test Automation
12 301 (9.58%) DevOps
12 301 (9.58%) Unit Testing
13 269 (8.56%) Continuous Delivery
14 263 (8.37%) Front End Development
15 247 (7.86%) Microservices
16 233 (7.42%) Open Source
17 220 (7.00%) Web Development
18 198 (6.30%) User Stories
19 182 (5.79%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1488 (47.36%) Java
2 1140 (36.28%) JavaScript
3 675 (21.48%) C#
4 429 (13.65%) SQL
5 378 (12.03%) Ruby
6 347 (11.04%) Scala
7 262 (8.34%) Python
8 208 (6.62%) PHP
9 110 (3.50%) Groovy
10 100 (3.18%) Objective-C
11 76 (2.42%) C++
12 69 (2.20%) ES6
13 46 (1.46%) Clojure
14 41 (1.30%) Apple Swift
15 37 (1.18%) C
16 35 (1.11%) Perl
17 32 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 30 (0.95%) PL/SQL
19 29 (0.92%) PowerShell
20 27 (0.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 211 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 140 (4.46%) Degree
3 124 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 104 (3.31%) ISEB
5 88 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 38 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 32 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 32 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.095%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.095%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.064%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.064%) MCAD
12 2 (0.064%) MCSD
12 2 (0.064%) MCTS
13 1 (0.032%) MCP
13 1 (0.032%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (11.27%) QA
2 70 (2.23%) SDET
3 32 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (0.83%) WAI
5 6 (0.19%) WCAG
6 5 (0.16%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.13%) FATCA
8 2 (0.064%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.032%) COBIT
9 1 (0.032%) GPG13
9 1 (0.032%) MiFID
9 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.032%) SLA
System Software
1 175 (5.57%) Docker
2 13 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.38%) Apache Flume
4 9 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.22%) HDFS
6 5 (0.16%) Varnish
7 3 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.064%) GridGain
8 2 (0.064%) vSphere
9 1 (0.032%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.032%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 72 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 66 (2.10%) Puppet
3 40 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (0.92%) Ansible
5 17 (0.54%) Kibana
6 12 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.35%) BladeLogic
8 8 (0.25%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.19%) Nagios
10 5 (0.16%) logstash
10 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.13%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.095%) Graphite
12 3 (0.095%) Oozie
12 3 (0.095%) Salt
12 3 (0.095%) Terraform
13 2 (0.064%) Mesos
13 2 (0.064%) SELinux
13 2 (0.064%) WMI
13 2 (0.064%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 180 (5.73%) Microsoft
2 164 (5.22%) Oracle
3 53 (1.69%) HP
4 47 (1.50%) Atlassian
4 47 (1.50%) Google
4 47 (1.50%) Zend
5 33 (1.05%) Apple
6 32 (1.02%) IBM
7 28 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (0.80%) SAP
9 23 (0.73%) Rally
9 23 (0.73%) Sitecore
10 19 (0.60%) Splunk
11 17 (0.54%) VMware
12 16 (0.51%) Adobe
12 16 (0.51%) New Relic
13 15 (0.48%) MuleSoft
14 11 (0.35%) Xamarin
15 9 (0.29%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.29%) Tableau
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £375 per day + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Generous Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago