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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 37 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 37 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.10% 1.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.42% 2.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - -
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
576 387 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.45% 72.88% 73.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 243 231
Average daily rate £413 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £9.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 0 24 £425 +21.42% 2
Kidlington - 1 £393 -
BDD
South East

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 43 (97.73%) TDD
2 34 (77.27%) Java
3 33 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 29 (65.91%) XML
5 27 (61.36%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (59.09%) Web Development
7 25 (56.82%) Spring
8 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (54.55%) jQuery
9 22 (50.00%) Web Services
9 22 (50.00%) SQL
10 20 (45.45%) HTML
10 20 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (43.18%) Oracle
11 19 (43.18%) JBoss
12 18 (40.91%) Tomcat
12 18 (40.91%) JSON
13 17 (38.64%) HTML5
13 17 (38.64%) AngularJS
13 17 (38.64%) Jenkins
14 16 (36.36%) MySQL
14 16 (36.36%) JUnit
15 15 (34.09%) MVC
16 14 (31.82%) RESTful
17 13 (29.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (29.55%) CSS
17 13 (29.55%) HTTP
18 12 (27.27%) JDBC
18 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
18 12 (27.27%) Amazon SQS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (43.18%) JBoss
2 18 (40.91%) Tomcat
3 11 (25.00%) Confluence
4 7 (15.91%) WebSphere
5 6 (13.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (13.64%) WebLogic
6 4 (9.09%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (61.36%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (27.27%) Amazon SQS
2 12 (27.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) HTTP
2 7 (15.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) MySQL
2 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.55%) HBase
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Jenkins
2 16 (36.36%) JUnit
3 12 (27.27%) JIRA
3 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 7 (15.91%) Mockito
4 7 (15.91%) Cucumber
5 4 (9.09%) RSpec
6 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (13.64%) Publishing
2 2 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (79.55%) Developer
2 27 (61.36%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Senior Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Web Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Java Web Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Ruby Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) PHP Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Architect
9 2 (4.55%) DevOps Architect
9 2 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (65.91%) XML
2 25 (56.82%) Spring
3 24 (54.55%) jQuery
4 22 (50.00%) Web Services
5 20 (45.45%) HTML
6 18 (40.91%) JSON
7 17 (38.64%) HTML5
7 17 (38.64%) AngularJS
8 14 (31.82%) RESTful
9 13 (29.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (29.55%) CSS
10 12 (27.27%) JDBC
10 12 (27.27%) CSS3
10 12 (27.27%) Java EE
11 11 (25.00%) Spring MVC
11 11 (25.00%) Hibernate
12 8 (18.18%) XSLT
13 7 (15.91%) REST
14 6 (13.64%) EJB
15 4 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
1 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (97.73%) TDD
2 26 (59.09%) Web Development
3 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (34.09%) MVC
6 11 (25.00%) Computer Security
7 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
8 7 (15.91%) DevOps
8 7 (15.91%) SDLC
9 5 (11.36%) Scrum
9 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Refactoring
10 4 (9.09%) OO
11 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
12 1 (2.27%) Software Architecture
12 1 (2.27%) Embedded Software Development
12 1 (2.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (77.27%) Java
2 33 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (13.64%) Ruby
5 4 (9.09%) PHP
6 3 (6.82%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) XPath
7 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) Puppet
1 11 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (20.45%) Ansible
3 2 (4.55%) Mesos
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Oracle
2 11 (25.00%) Progress
3 1 (2.27%) IBM