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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 49 44 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing BDD 27 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.21% 1.84% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 2.51% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £338 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
646 359 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.90% 73.27% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 163 338
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £262 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +68.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 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 19 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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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 - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (96.67%) TDD
2 17 (56.67%) Scrum
3 16 (53.33%) Marketing
3 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (53.33%) CSS
4 15 (50.00%) HTML
5 13 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 12 (40.00%) Selenium
6 12 (40.00%) REST
6 12 (40.00%) Linux
6 12 (40.00%) Subversion
7 11 (36.67%) Apache
7 11 (36.67%) Ant
7 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
8 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 10 (33.33%) SQL
8 10 (33.33%) MVC
9 9 (30.00%) Ajax
9 9 (30.00%) .NET
9 9 (30.00%) C#
10 8 (26.67%) OO
10 8 (26.67%) Web Services
10 8 (26.67%) XML
10 8 (26.67%) NoSQL
11 7 (23.33%) HTML5
11 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
11 7 (23.33%) WCF
11 7 (23.33%) Ruby

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (36.67%) Apache
2 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
3 6 (20.00%) CMS
4 4 (13.33%) Node.js
4 4 (13.33%) lighttpd
5 2 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) NoSQL
2 7 (23.33%) MySQL
3 6 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (13.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (40.00%) Selenium
1 12 (40.00%) Subversion
2 11 (36.67%) Ant
2 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (23.33%) Eclipse
4 6 (20.00%) Maven
4 6 (20.00%) JUnit
4 6 (20.00%) IntelliJ
4 6 (20.00%) Hudson
4 6 (20.00%) Capybara
4 6 (20.00%) WATIR
4 6 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 6 (20.00%) Mockito
4 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (20.00%) RSpec
5 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 4 (13.33%) Grunt
7 2 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 16 (53.33%) Marketing
2 7 (23.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (93.33%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Silverlight Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Portal Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Designer
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) CSS
2 15 (50.00%) HTML
3 12 (40.00%) REST
4 9 (30.00%) Ajax
4 9 (30.00%) .NET
5 8 (26.67%) Web Services
5 8 (26.67%) XML
6 7 (23.33%) HTML5
6 7 (23.33%) WCF
6 7 (23.33%) JSP
6 7 (23.33%) SOAP
6 7 (23.33%) Spring
7 6 (20.00%) JSON
7 6 (20.00%) JDBC
7 6 (20.00%) CSS3
8 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
9 2 (6.67%) XSL
9 2 (6.67%) XSLT
9 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
9 2 (6.67%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) User Experience
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (96.67%) TDD
2 17 (56.67%) Scrum
3 13 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 10 (33.33%) MVC
5 8 (26.67%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Web Development
7 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Web Design
10 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
11 2 (6.67%) Code Coverage
11 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
12 1 (3.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) C#
4 7 (23.33%) Ruby
4 7 (23.33%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) VBScript
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe
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