The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 94 96 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +21
Contract jobs citing BDD 191 216 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.28% 2.18% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.73% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 172 123
Median daily rate £450 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
BDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6813 7909 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.43% 79.66% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4846 3982
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 270 274
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +71.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.57 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the South East region.

BDD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Hampshire -9 38 £475 +31.03% 19
West Sussex +15 26 £500 +42.85% 3
Oxfordshire -5 26 £456 +7.35% 7
Surrey +13 25 £380 +1.33% 4
Berkshire -26 24 £438 +21.52% 14
East Sussex +18 21 £450 +32.35% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £385 -3.75% 9
Middlesex +3 3 £450 +8.43%
Kent -4 2 £363 +8.20% 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 South East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 299 (83.52%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (67.60%) TDD
3 201 (56.15%) Java
4 142 (39.66%) Scrum
5 120 (33.52%) C#
5 120 (33.52%) Selenium
6 103 (28.77%) Web Services
7 102 (28.49%) .NET
8 89 (24.86%) Cucumber
9 81 (22.63%) JavaScript
10 78 (21.79%) HTML
10 78 (21.79%) Spring
11 77 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (21.51%) REST
12 75 (20.95%) User Stories
13 67 (18.72%) Kanban
14 64 (17.88%) JUnit
15 62 (17.32%) Jenkins
15 62 (17.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 62 (17.32%) WebDriver
16 59 (16.48%) CSS
17 56 (15.64%) Linux
17 56 (15.64%) Security Cleared
18 55 (15.36%) SQL
18 55 (15.36%) Git (software)
18 55 (15.36%) SpecFlow
19 53 (14.80%) XML
20 52 (14.53%) Regression Testing
21 48 (13.41%) HTML5
22 47 (13.13%) JSON

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 36 (10.06%) Tomcat
2 35 (9.78%) JBoss
3 30 (8.38%) Confluence
4 26 (7.26%) WebLogic
4 26 (7.26%) WebSphere
5 22 (6.15%) IIS
5 22 (6.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (3.91%) Apache Spark
8 12 (3.35%) Apache
9 5 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.40%) GemFire
10 3 (0.84%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.84%) WordPress
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.28%) CMS
12 1 (0.28%) Documentum
12 1 (0.28%) Drupal
12 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.87%) Amazon S3
2 21 (5.87%) Amazon SQS
3 9 (2.51%) GitHub
4 6 (1.68%) PaaS
5 5 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.40%) Google Play
5 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.84%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.84%) SaaS
7 2 (0.56%) Heroku
8 1 (0.28%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.40%) HTTP
1 5 (1.40%) Internet
2 2 (0.56%) WebEx
3 1 (0.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.03%) NoSQL
3 17 (4.75%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.19%) Big Data
4 15 (4.19%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (3.91%) Apache Hive
5 14 (3.91%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.63%) HBase
7 12 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.79%) VoltDB
9 8 (2.23%) MySQL
9 8 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.40%) OLTP
10 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 120 (33.52%) Selenium
2 89 (24.86%) Cucumber
3 64 (17.88%) JUnit
4 62 (17.32%) Jenkins
4 62 (17.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 62 (17.32%) WebDriver
5 55 (15.36%) Git (software)
5 55 (15.36%) SpecFlow
6 44 (12.29%) JIRA
7 40 (11.17%) SoapUI
8 36 (10.06%) Maven
9 29 (8.10%) Gradle
10 28 (7.82%) JMeter
11 20 (5.59%) Hudson
11 20 (5.59%) Subversion
12 18 (5.03%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (4.75%) Ant
13 17 (4.75%) Eclipse
13 17 (4.75%) Grunt
14 16 (4.47%) Bower
General
1 36 (10.06%) Finance
2 19 (5.31%) Publishing
3 18 (5.03%) Retail
4 5 (1.40%) Military
5 3 (0.84%) Legal
6 2 (0.56%) Back Office
6 2 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
7 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 207 (57.82%) Developer
2 94 (26.26%) Java Developer
3 56 (15.64%) Analyst
4 53 (14.80%) Tester
5 43 (12.01%) Automation Tester
6 41 (11.45%) Agile Developer
7 37 (10.34%) Senior Developer
8 35 (9.78%) Test Analyst
9 32 (8.94%) .NET Developer
9 32 (8.94%) Agile Java Developer
10 30 (8.38%) Developer in Test
11 29 (8.10%) C# Developer
12 28 (7.82%) Automation Test Analyst
13 22 (6.15%) Business Analyst
13 22 (6.15%) Software Engineer
14 21 (5.87%) Senior Java Developer
15 19 (5.31%) Java Engineer
16 18 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
17 17 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
17 17 (4.75%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (28.77%) Web Services
2 102 (28.49%) .NET
3 78 (21.79%) HTML
3 78 (21.79%) Spring
4 77 (21.51%) REST
5 59 (16.48%) CSS
6 53 (14.80%) XML
7 48 (13.41%) HTML5
8 47 (13.13%) JSON
9 46 (12.85%) AngularJS
9 46 (12.85%) RESTful
10 35 (9.78%) Hibernate
10 35 (9.78%) Node.js
11 33 (9.22%) Gherkin
11 33 (9.22%) jQuery
11 33 (9.22%) SOAP
12 32 (8.94%) ASP.NET
13 29 (8.10%) Java EE
13 29 (8.10%) React
14 28 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.54%) Computer Science
2 17 (4.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.63%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.07%) User Experience
5 5 (1.40%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.84%) Blog
6 3 (0.84%) IVR
6 3 (0.84%) Minimum Viable Product
6 3 (0.84%) W3C
7 2 (0.56%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.56%) Replication
7 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.28%) Animation
8 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.28%) iPad
8 1 (0.28%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 56 (15.64%) Linux
2 22 (6.15%) Unix
3 17 (4.75%) Windows
4 11 (3.07%) Android
5 6 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (83.52%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (67.60%) TDD
3 142 (39.66%) Scrum
4 77 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (20.95%) User Stories
6 67 (18.72%) Kanban
7 52 (14.53%) Regression Testing
8 45 (12.57%) Web Development
9 44 (12.29%) Test Scripting
10 43 (12.01%) MVC
11 42 (11.73%) Unit Testing
12 36 (10.06%) Functional Testing
13 35 (9.78%) Test Automation
14 29 (8.10%) Defect Tracking
14 29 (8.10%) Migration
14 29 (8.10%) Software Engineering
15 28 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (7.54%) Pair Programming
17 25 (6.98%) Domain-Driven Design
18 24 (6.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 201 (56.15%) Java
2 120 (33.52%) C#
3 81 (22.63%) JavaScript
4 55 (15.36%) SQL
5 38 (10.61%) Scala
6 28 (7.82%) F#
7 25 (6.98%) Python
8 20 (5.59%) Groovy
9 17 (4.75%) PHP
10 16 (4.47%) C++
11 12 (3.35%) Ruby
12 7 (1.96%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.96%) VBScript
13 5 (1.40%) C
13 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.12%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.56%) Perl
15 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.56%) XPath
16 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (15.64%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.29%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.66%) Degree
3 31 (8.66%) ISEB
4 21 (5.87%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.23%) DBS Check
6 6 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.34%) QA
2 12 (3.35%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (1.96%) Docker
2 6 (1.68%) HDFS
3 2 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.28%) Ansible
4 1 (0.28%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (11.45%) Oracle
2 35 (9.78%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.03%) Atlassian
4 16 (4.47%) Rally
5 15 (4.19%) HP
6 5 (1.40%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.84%) Avaya
7 3 (0.84%) ForgeRock
7 3 (0.84%) IBM
7 3 (0.84%) Pega
7 3 (0.84%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco
8 2 (0.56%) Zend
9 1 (0.28%) Apple
9 1 (0.28%) hybris
9 1 (0.28%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.28%) New Relic
9 1 (0.28%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
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