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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 34 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.32% - 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
186 143 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.81% 67.45% 60.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 94 100
Average daily rate £375 £365 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +18.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% -12.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
Tonbridge - 1 £300 -
Whitstable - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (50.00%) RESTful
4 4 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (37.50%) Ember.js
5 3 (37.50%) WCF
5 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (37.50%) SOA
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) Selenium
6 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (12.50%) HTML5
7 1 (12.50%) CSS3
7 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
7 1 (12.50%) Kanban
7 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) C# Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) RESTful
3 4 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (37.50%) Ember.js
4 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) CSS3
5 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft