The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 47 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.19% 2.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 3.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 0
Average daily rate £330 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -
BDD
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
344 169 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 73.19% 69.55% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 81 88
Average daily rate £375 £340 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 2
Average hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+750.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Kent

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - - 1
Canterbury - 1 £375 -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) TDD
3 15 (78.95%) MVC
3 15 (78.95%) ASP.NET
3 15 (78.95%) C#
3 15 (78.95%) JavaScript
3 15 (78.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (78.95%) AngularJS
3 15 (78.95%) KnockoutJS
3 15 (78.95%) SDLC
3 15 (78.95%) SOLID
4 14 (73.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (73.68%) SignalR
4 14 (73.68%) CSS3
4 14 (73.68%) HTML5
4 14 (73.68%) jQuery
4 14 (73.68%) HTML
4 14 (73.68%) CSS
5 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Test Management
8 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
8 2 (10.53%) DevOps
8 2 (10.53%) Gherkin

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) .NET Developer
1 15 (78.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 15 (78.95%) C# .NET Developer
1 15 (78.95%) C# Developer
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 14 (73.68%) JavaScript Developer
2 14 (73.68%) Senior .NET Developer
2 14 (73.68%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 14 (73.68%) Senior C# Developer
2 14 (73.68%) Senior Developer
2 14 (73.68%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 15 (78.95%) AngularJS
2 15 (78.95%) ASP.NET
2 15 (78.95%) ASP.NET MVC
2 15 (78.95%) KnockoutJS
3 14 (73.68%) CSS
3 14 (73.68%) CSS3
3 14 (73.68%) HTML
3 14 (73.68%) HTML5
3 14 (73.68%) jQuery
3 14 (73.68%) SignalR
4 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (5.26%) Java EE
6 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) TDD
2 15 (78.95%) MVC
2 15 (78.95%) SDLC
2 15 (78.95%) SOLID
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Test Management
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) C#
1 15 (78.95%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft