The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 39 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 30 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.39% 0.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
670 495 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.71% 72.26% 67.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 265 210
Average daily rate £370 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £258 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
Buckinghamshire

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 36 (72.00%) Finance
1 36 (72.00%) Scrum
2 35 (70.00%) OO
3 33 (66.00%) C#
4 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (52.00%) Web Development
5 26 (52.00%) SQL
6 25 (50.00%) TDD
7 24 (48.00%) .NET
8 23 (46.00%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (36.00%) Selenium
9 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET
10 17 (34.00%) MVC
11 16 (32.00%) Oracle
11 16 (32.00%) PRINCE2
11 16 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (30.00%) WebDriver
12 15 (30.00%) SOA
13 14 (28.00%) Domain-Driven Design
13 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (28.00%) Waterfall
14 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
15 12 (24.00%) Business Analysis
15 12 (24.00%) N-Tier
15 12 (24.00%) PL/SQL
16 11 (22.00%) SOAP
16 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
16 11 (22.00%) Oracle Applications
16 11 (22.00%) Matrix Management
16 11 (22.00%) SoapUI

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Business Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Selenium
2 16 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
5 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (22.00%) PhantomJS
6 10 (20.00%) JMeter
7 3 (6.00%) NUnit
8 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 36 (72.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Automotive
3 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.00%) Electronics
3 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (60.00%) Analyst
2 17 (34.00%) Test Analyst
3 16 (32.00%) Development Manager
4 13 (26.00%) Business Analyst
4 13 (26.00%) Web Development Manager
4 13 (26.00%) Web Manager
4 13 (26.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Lead Business Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Development Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Scala Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) .NET
2 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (22.00%) SOAP
5 2 (4.00%) Web Services
5 2 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.00%) Spring
5 2 (4.00%) CSS
5 2 (4.00%) J2EE
5 2 (4.00%) HTML5
5 2 (4.00%) REST
5 2 (4.00%) HTML
5 2 (4.00%) JSON
5 2 (4.00%) Akka
5 2 (4.00%) Play Framework
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.00%) DTV
3 2 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) UNIX
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
1 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) Scrum
2 35 (70.00%) OO
3 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (52.00%) Web Development
5 25 (50.00%) TDD
6 23 (46.00%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (34.00%) MVC
8 16 (32.00%) PRINCE2
9 15 (30.00%) SOA
10 14 (28.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 14 (28.00%) Waterfall
11 12 (24.00%) Business Analysis
12 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
12 11 (22.00%) Matrix Management
13 7 (14.00%) User Stories
14 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
15 4 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
15 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (8.00%) Project Management
15 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (66.00%) C#
2 26 (52.00%) SQL
3 12 (24.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.00%) Java
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) Scala
6 1 (2.00%) VBScript
6 1 (2.00%) VB
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) SAP
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