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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 45 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.26% 0.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£338 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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Oxfordshire

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
315 164 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 83.11% 67.49% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 107 110
Average daily rate £425 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £10.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +58.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Web Development
3 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (55.56%) REST
4 5 (55.56%) Web Services
4 5 (55.56%) .NET
4 5 (55.56%) C#
5 4 (44.44%) C++
5 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (44.44%) PHP
5 4 (44.44%) JUnit
5 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
5 4 (44.44%) EJB
5 4 (44.44%) CSS
5 4 (44.44%) OO
5 4 (44.44%) JBoss
5 4 (44.44%) Apache
5 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) Spring
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 4 (44.44%) Backbone.js
5 4 (44.44%) Twitter

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
1 4 (44.44%) JBoss
1 4 (44.44%) Apache
1 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
1 4 (44.44%) Node.js
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon S3
2 4 (44.44%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Big Data
1 4 (44.44%) Hadoop
1 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
1 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JUnit
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Architect
3 4 (44.44%) Data Architect
3 4 (44.44%) Senior Data Architect
3 4 (44.44%) Senior Architect
3 4 (44.44%) Big Data Architect
3 4 (44.44%) AWS Architect
3 4 (44.44%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Senior Full Stack Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Web Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
2 5 (55.56%) REST
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) EJB
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) Spring
3 4 (44.44%) Backbone.js
3 4 (44.44%) Ember.js
3 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 4 (44.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) TDD
1 8 (88.89%) Web Development
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) PHP
3 4 (44.44%) Scala
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Twitter
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Xamarin