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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 40 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.70% 0.21% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 0.29% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
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£363 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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%
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
401 347 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.12% 73.05% 66.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 214 157
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 21
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 September 2014. 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 +9 9 £350 -
Thame - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Faringdon - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Kidlington - - - - 2
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) TDD
2 17 (89.47%) Java
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) J2EE
3 12 (63.16%) Spring
4 11 (57.89%) MVC
4 11 (57.89%) HTML
4 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (52.63%) Spring MVC
5 10 (52.63%) Oracle
5 10 (52.63%) XML
6 8 (42.11%) XSLT
6 8 (42.11%) Web Services
6 8 (42.11%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
8 6 (31.58%) C#
8 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
9 5 (26.32%) .NET
9 5 (26.32%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
9 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
11 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
11 3 (15.79%) Scrum
11 3 (15.79%) Publishing
11 3 (15.79%) Finance
11 3 (15.79%) Ruby
11 3 (15.79%) QA
11 3 (15.79%) CSS
11 3 (15.79%) SQL Server

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 2 (10.53%) Adobe CQ
1 2 (10.53%) Escenic
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) MQSeries
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 2 (10.53%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (10.53%) Jasmine
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.79%) Publishing
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 12 (63.16%) Java Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Java Software Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Java Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) J2EE
1 12 (63.16%) Spring
2 11 (57.89%) HTML
3 10 (52.63%) Spring MVC
3 10 (52.63%) XML
4 8 (42.11%) XSLT
4 8 (42.11%) Web Services
5 5 (26.32%) .NET
5 5 (26.32%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
7 3 (15.79%) CSS
7 3 (15.79%) jQuery
7 3 (15.79%) HTML5
7 3 (15.79%) CSS3
8 2 (10.53%) Java RMI
8 2 (10.53%) Struts
8 2 (10.53%) EJB
8 2 (10.53%) Ajax
8 2 (10.53%) JSF
8 2 (10.53%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) TDD
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) MVC
3 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.53%) UML
7 2 (10.53%) OOP
7 2 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (10.53%) RUP
7 2 (10.53%) OOD
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Extreme Programming
8 1 (5.26%) OO
8 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
8 1 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
4 3 (15.79%) Ruby
5 2 (10.53%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Atlassian
2 2 (10.53%) JBoss
2 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.26%) Facebook