The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 46 44 63
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing BDD 20 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.54% 1.93% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.65% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £374 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
BDD
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
612 378 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.76% 73.11% 71.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 188 340
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.88 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Hertfordshire region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
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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
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £550 -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 3
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 24 (96.00%) TDD
2 16 (64.00%) Marketing
3 14 (56.00%) Scrum
4 13 (52.00%) HTML
5 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (48.00%) CSS
5 12 (48.00%) Selenium
5 12 (48.00%) REST
6 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
6 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (44.00%) Subversion
6 11 (44.00%) Ant
6 11 (44.00%) Apache
6 11 (44.00%) Linux
7 10 (40.00%) Unit Testing
8 8 (32.00%) MVC
8 8 (32.00%) SQL
8 8 (32.00%) NoSQL
9 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
9 7 (28.00%) MySQL
9 7 (28.00%) Java
9 7 (28.00%) JSP
9 7 (28.00%) SOAP
9 7 (28.00%) UNIX
9 7 (28.00%) Eclipse
9 7 (28.00%) Tomcat
9 7 (28.00%) Finance
9 7 (28.00%) Spring
9 7 (28.00%) CMS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (44.00%) Apache
2 7 (28.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (28.00%) CMS
3 4 (16.00%) lighttpd
3 4 (16.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (28.00%) MySQL
3 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (16.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Selenium
2 11 (44.00%) Subversion
2 11 (44.00%) Ant
2 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (44.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (28.00%) Eclipse
4 6 (24.00%) IntelliJ
4 6 (24.00%) JUnit
4 6 (24.00%) Maven
4 6 (24.00%) WATIR
4 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
4 6 (24.00%) RSpec
4 6 (24.00%) Mockito
4 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (24.00%) Hudson
4 6 (24.00%) Capybara
5 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (16.00%) Grunt
7 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
General
1 16 (64.00%) Marketing
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Portal Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Silverlight Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) HTML
2 12 (48.00%) CSS
2 12 (48.00%) REST
3 7 (28.00%) JSP
3 7 (28.00%) SOAP
3 7 (28.00%) Spring
3 7 (28.00%) Ajax
4 6 (24.00%) JSON
4 6 (24.00%) Web Services
4 6 (24.00%) XML
4 6 (24.00%) JDBC
4 6 (24.00%) HTML5
5 5 (20.00%) CSS3
5 5 (20.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) WCF
6 2 (8.00%) Silverlight
7 1 (4.00%) jQuery
7 1 (4.00%) WPF
7 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) TDD
2 14 (56.00%) Scrum
3 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (32.00%) MVC
6 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 5 (20.00%) OO
8 5 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (16.00%) Web Design
9 4 (16.00%) Web Development
10 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
11 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (4.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Ruby
3 7 (28.00%) Java
4 6 (24.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe
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