The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 23 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.50% 2.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.05% 3.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
298 162 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.76% 72.97% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 102 93
Average daily rate £413 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.43 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 27 (96.43%) TDD
2 24 (85.71%) Java
3 21 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (75.00%) XML
4 20 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (64.29%) Spring
6 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (60.71%) SQL
6 17 (60.71%) jQuery
7 15 (53.57%) Web Development
7 15 (53.57%) Web Services
8 14 (50.00%) Oracle
9 12 (42.86%) HTML
9 12 (42.86%) JBoss
9 12 (42.86%) MVC
10 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
10 11 (39.29%) MySQL
10 11 (39.29%) JUnit
10 11 (39.29%) JSON
10 11 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (39.29%) HTML5
10 11 (39.29%) AngularJS
11 10 (35.71%) Puppet
11 10 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (35.71%) RESTful
12 9 (32.14%) Spring MVC
12 9 (32.14%) CSS
12 9 (32.14%) HTTP
12 9 (32.14%) Hibernate
12 9 (32.14%) Java EE

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 12 (42.86%) JBoss
2 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
3 8 (28.57%) Confluence
4 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 3 (10.71%) Apache
5 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (28.57%) Amazon SQS
2 8 (28.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) HTTP
2 3 (10.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) MySQL
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.14%) HBase
3 2 (7.14%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) JUnit
2 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 8 (28.57%) JIRA
2 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 6 (21.43%) Mockito
4 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (14.29%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 19 (67.86%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Java Web Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (7.14%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
8 1 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) XML
2 18 (64.29%) Spring
3 17 (60.71%) jQuery
4 15 (53.57%) Web Services
5 12 (42.86%) HTML
6 11 (39.29%) HTML5
6 11 (39.29%) JSON
6 11 (39.29%) AngularJS
7 10 (35.71%) RESTful
8 9 (32.14%) Java EE
8 9 (32.14%) Spring MVC
8 9 (32.14%) CSS
8 9 (32.14%) Hibernate
9 8 (28.57%) JDBC
9 8 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (28.57%) CSS3
10 7 (25.00%) XSLT
11 4 (14.29%) J2EE
11 4 (14.29%) REST
12 3 (10.71%) EJB
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) TDD
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) Web Development
4 12 (42.86%) MVC
5 11 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (28.57%) Computer Security
7 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 6 (21.43%) SDLC
8 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 5 (17.86%) Scrum
9 3 (10.71%) OO
9 3 (10.71%) DevOps
9 3 (10.71%) Refactoring
9 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Kanban
10 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
10 1 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) Java
2 21 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (60.71%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) PHP
5 2 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) Puppet
1 10 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (28.57%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) Progress
3 1 (3.57%) IBM