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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 59 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.20% 0.83% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
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£425 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
570 327 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 76.10% 67.98% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 212 206
Average daily rate £423 £349 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.14% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 12
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £49.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 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 -4 5 £458 +7.64% 1
Abingdon -2 1 £425 +21.42%
Kidlington - 1 £410 -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 20 (90.91%) TDD
2 18 (81.82%) Java
3 15 (68.18%) HTML
4 13 (59.09%) Linux
4 13 (59.09%) Spring
5 12 (54.55%) Web Development
5 12 (54.55%) XML
5 12 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (50.00%) REST
6 11 (50.00%) Web Services
6 11 (50.00%) JUnit
6 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
7 10 (45.45%) JBoss
7 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
8 9 (40.91%) JSON
8 9 (40.91%) Amazon S3
8 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
8 9 (40.91%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (40.91%) WebLogic
8 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
8 9 (40.91%) C#
8 9 (40.91%) Tomcat
9 8 (36.36%) EJB
9 8 (36.36%) .NET
9 8 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (36.36%) HTML5
10 7 (31.82%) CSS
11 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
11 6 (27.27%) Scrum

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 10 (45.45%) JBoss
1 10 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 9 (40.91%) Tomcat
2 9 (40.91%) WebLogic
3 8 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (18.18%) Apache
4 4 (18.18%) Node.js
5 1 (4.55%) IIS
5 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 12 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (40.91%) Amazon SQS
2 9 (40.91%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
2 4 (18.18%) Big Data
2 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) JUnit
2 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.55%) Mockito
4 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (13.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (36.36%) Senior Developer
4 6 (27.27%) Software Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) Data Architect
6 4 (18.18%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) Architect
6 4 (18.18%) AWS Architect
6 4 (18.18%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (18.18%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 4 (18.18%) Senior Data Architect
6 4 (18.18%) Senior Architect
6 4 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (18.18%) Big Data Architect
7 3 (13.64%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
8 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
9 1 (4.55%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) HTML
2 13 (59.09%) Spring
3 12 (54.55%) XML
4 11 (50.00%) Web Services
4 11 (50.00%) REST
5 9 (40.91%) JSON
6 8 (36.36%) HTML5
6 8 (36.36%) .NET
6 8 (36.36%) EJB
7 7 (31.82%) CSS
8 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
8 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
9 5 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (22.73%) Backbone.js
10 4 (18.18%) Ember.js
11 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
11 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
11 3 (13.64%) jQuery
12 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) TDD
2 12 (54.55%) Web Development
3 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) MVC
7 4 (18.18%) OO
7 4 (18.18%) Analytics
8 2 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.55%) Kanban
9 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
9 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (4.55%) DevOps
9 1 (4.55%) SDLC
9 1 (4.55%) SOA
9 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.55%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) C++
3 4 (18.18%) Scala
3 4 (18.18%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Twitter
2 2 (9.09%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft