The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 48 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.89% 1.47% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.11% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Average daily rate
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£418 £275 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.81% -32.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £275 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
503 284 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.34% 69.44% 73.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 147 195
Average daily rate £435 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 22
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.35 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £39.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Oxford -8 8 £425 - 3
Abingdon - - - -
Faringdon - - - -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 29 (96.67%) TDD
2 25 (83.33%) Java
3 22 (73.33%) HTML
4 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (56.67%) Spring
6 15 (50.00%) Web Services
6 15 (50.00%) XML
7 12 (40.00%) Linux
7 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
8 11 (36.67%) Web Development
8 11 (36.67%) MVC
9 10 (33.33%) Spring MVC
9 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 10 (33.33%) J2EE
9 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (26.67%) HTML5
10 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
10 8 (26.67%) Oracle
10 8 (26.67%) SQL
10 8 (26.67%) .NET
10 8 (26.67%) XSLT
10 8 (26.67%) CSS
10 8 (26.67%) Publishing
11 7 (23.33%) Scrum
11 7 (23.33%) JSON
11 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
11 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
11 7 (23.33%) OO
11 7 (23.33%) JBoss
11 7 (23.33%) JUnit

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
1 7 (23.33%) Tomcat
1 7 (23.33%) JBoss
1 7 (23.33%) WebLogic
2 6 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (16.67%) Apache
3 5 (16.67%) Node.js
4 2 (6.67%) CMS
5 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
2 6 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 5 (16.67%) Big Data
1 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) JUnit
1 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (26.67%) Publishing
2 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Developer
2 16 (53.33%) Java Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Data Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Big Data Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Data Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (73.33%) HTML
2 17 (56.67%) Spring
3 15 (50.00%) Web Services
3 15 (50.00%) XML
4 10 (33.33%) Spring MVC
4 10 (33.33%) J2EE
5 8 (26.67%) HTML5
5 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
5 8 (26.67%) .NET
5 8 (26.67%) XSLT
5 8 (26.67%) CSS
6 7 (23.33%) JSON
6 7 (23.33%) REST
7 6 (20.00%) Backbone.js
7 6 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (20.00%) EJB
7 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (16.67%) Ember.js
9 2 (6.67%) jQuery
9 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) TDD
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (36.67%) Web Development
4 11 (36.67%) MVC
5 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 7 (23.33%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (20.00%) Analytics
8 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (3.33%) OO PHP
10 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.33%) User Stories
10 1 (3.33%) Product Management
10 1 (3.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) C#
5 6 (20.00%) PHP
6 5 (16.67%) C++
6 5 (16.67%) Scala
7 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Twitter
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
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