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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 24 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.60% 0.49% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.97% 0.66% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £313
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%
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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
181 151 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 72.40% 74.38% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 90 94
Average daily rate £350 £365 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £27.13 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
2 9 (90.00%) Java
3 8 (80.00%) MVC
3 8 (80.00%) J2EE
3 8 (80.00%) Spring
3 8 (80.00%) Spring MVC
4 7 (70.00%) HTML
5 6 (60.00%) Web Services
5 6 (60.00%) XML
5 6 (60.00%) XSLT
5 6 (60.00%) Oracle
5 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (30.00%) Publishing
7 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
8 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
8 2 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
9 1 (10.00%) Subversion
9 1 (10.00%) Ruby
9 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (10.00%) QA
9 1 (10.00%) CSS
9 1 (10.00%) Finance
9 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (30.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 8 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (60.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) J2EE
1 8 (80.00%) Spring
1 8 (80.00%) Spring MVC
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) XSLT
4 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) Sass
5 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (80.00%) MVC
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (10.00%) Android Development
6 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle