The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 31 37 45
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing BDD 4 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.67% 2.60% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 3.42% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 12
Median daily rate £338 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £328 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -
BDD
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
190 292 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.50% 76.04% 84.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 180 291
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £588 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 9
Median hourly rate £42.25 £38.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.18% +12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £28.70 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £55.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 4 £338 - 4
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for BDD.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) TDD
3 10 (76.92%) Scrum
4 7 (53.85%) Java
5 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 6 (46.15%) Spring
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (38.46%) Kanban
6 5 (38.46%) HTML
6 5 (38.46%) .NET
6 5 (38.46%) CSS
7 4 (30.77%) Web Services
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 4 (30.77%) C#
8 3 (23.08%) SQL
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
8 3 (23.08%) MVC
8 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
8 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
8 3 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
8 3 (23.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (23.08%) User Stories
8 3 (23.08%) DevOps
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (15.38%) Power BI
9 2 (15.38%) Concurrent Programming
9 2 (15.38%) Biml
9 2 (15.38%) CMS
9 2 (15.38%) SOA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
2 1 (7.69%) GeoServer
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (15.38%) Biml
3 2 (15.38%) Power BI
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) GIS
4 1 (7.69%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.69%) GitLab
1 1 (7.69%) Gradle
1 1 (7.69%) JBehave
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Application Integration Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Agile Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Sitecore Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Integration Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Spring
2 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (15.38%) LINQ
5 2 (15.38%) WCF
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
6 1 (7.69%) J2EE
6 1 (7.69%) PostGIS
6 1 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
6 1 (7.69%) WPF
6 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) TDD
3 10 (76.92%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Kanban
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) Concurrent Programming
6 2 (15.38%) Pair Programming
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) Web Development
7 1 (7.69%) BPMN
7 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.69%) Open Source
7 1 (7.69%) Process Management
7 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
7 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.69%) Capita