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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 147 135 118
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs citing BDD 114 118 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.14% 1.25% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.73% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 79 76
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £303 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
7510 6809 6094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.02% 71.99% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3803 3178
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 261 265
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Hampshire +33 60 £375 -3.22% 18
Berkshire -4 21 £355 -16.47% 16
Surrey -24 10 £375 +4.16% 10
Buckinghamshire -19 9 £325 -1.51% 4
Kent - 6 £338 - 6
Oxfordshire -19 5 £365 +4.28% 8
East Sussex -17 1 - - 4
West Sussex -21 1 £450 +38.46% 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 200 (79.37%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (77.78%) TDD
3 138 (54.76%) Scrum
4 113 (44.84%) Java
5 110 (43.65%) Selenium
6 99 (39.29%) Cucumber
7 93 (36.90%) Web Services
8 83 (32.94%) JavaScript
9 78 (30.95%) C#
10 76 (30.16%) HTML
11 69 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (26.98%) CSS
13 65 (25.79%) Jenkins
14 64 (25.40%) RESTful
14 64 (25.40%) .NET
15 60 (23.81%) JUnit
16 58 (23.02%) MVC
17 57 (22.62%) Linux
18 54 (21.43%) Spring
19 53 (21.03%) Git (software)
20 52 (20.63%) OO
21 51 (20.24%) SQL
22 49 (19.44%) Web Development
23 44 (17.46%) E-Commerce
23 44 (17.46%) AngularJS
24 42 (16.67%) WebDriver
24 42 (16.67%) HTML5
24 42 (16.67%) Subversion
25 38 (15.08%) JSON
25 38 (15.08%) SOAP

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 37 (14.68%) Apache
2 26 (10.32%) Tomcat
3 15 (5.95%) WebLogic
4 13 (5.16%) JBoss
5 10 (3.97%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.97%) Node.js
6 8 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.79%) IIS
7 2 (0.79%) WildFly
7 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.79%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.79%) Confluence
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.40%) CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.40%) WordPress
8 1 (0.40%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (5.16%) Magento
2 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.75%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (5.95%) Amazon S3
4 8 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
5 7 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (1.59%) SaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Office 365
8 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.10%) Internet
2 5 (1.98%) HTTP
3 3 (1.19%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.40%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.40%) PBX
4 1 (0.40%) VoIP
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.92%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (7.54%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.95%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.17%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.98%) Hazelcast
7 5 (1.98%) MySQL
8 4 (1.59%) Big Data
9 3 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 110 (43.65%) Selenium
2 99 (39.29%) Cucumber
3 65 (25.79%) Jenkins
4 60 (23.81%) JUnit
5 53 (21.03%) Git (software)
6 42 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 42 (16.67%) Subversion
7 35 (13.89%) Mockito
8 29 (11.51%) SpecFlow
9 26 (10.32%) Maven
10 20 (7.94%) JIRA
11 16 (6.35%) Eclipse
12 14 (5.56%) Visual Studio
13 10 (3.97%) RSpec
13 10 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (3.57%) PHPUnit
14 9 (3.57%) SoapUI
14 9 (3.57%) Jasmine
15 8 (3.17%) MSTest
16 6 (2.38%) Gerrit
General
1 23 (9.13%) Finance
2 7 (2.78%) Retail
3 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.59%) Games
4 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.19%) Publishing
5 3 (1.19%) Marketing
6 2 (0.79%) Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 138 (54.76%) Developer
2 77 (30.56%) Analyst
3 55 (21.83%) Test Analyst
4 48 (19.05%) Java Developer
5 24 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 20 (7.94%) .NET Developer
6 20 (7.94%) Business Analyst
6 20 (7.94%) Tester
7 18 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 18 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
8 16 (6.35%) JavaScript Developer
8 16 (6.35%) Automation Analyst
9 15 (5.95%) Agile Test Analyst
9 15 (5.95%) Automation Test Analyst
10 13 (5.16%) Software Engineer
11 12 (4.76%) PHP Developer
12 10 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
13 9 (3.57%) Automation Tester
14 8 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (36.90%) Web Services
2 76 (30.16%) HTML
3 68 (26.98%) CSS
4 64 (25.40%) RESTful
4 64 (25.40%) .NET
5 54 (21.43%) Spring
6 44 (17.46%) AngularJS
7 42 (16.67%) HTML5
8 38 (15.08%) JSON
8 38 (15.08%) SOAP
9 35 (13.89%) Hibernate
10 34 (13.49%) XML
11 31 (12.30%) REST
11 31 (12.30%) CSS3
12 28 (11.11%) jQuery
13 27 (10.71%) .NET Framework
14 25 (9.92%) ASP.NET
15 22 (8.73%) Ajax
16 18 (7.14%) WCF
16 18 (7.14%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.11%) Open Source
2 15 (5.95%) User Experience
3 12 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.38%) GIS
6 5 (1.98%) Web 2.0
6 5 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.79%) FMCG
8 2 (0.79%) DTV
8 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.79%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) New Media
9 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Online Games
9 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.40%) iSeries
9 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 57 (22.62%) Linux
2 5 (1.98%) UNIX
2 5 (1.98%) Windows
3 4 (1.59%) Android
4 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.79%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (79.37%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (77.78%) TDD
3 138 (54.76%) Scrum
4 69 (27.38%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (23.02%) MVC
6 52 (20.63%) OO
7 49 (19.44%) Web Development
8 44 (17.46%) E-Commerce
9 38 (15.08%) Test Automation
10 36 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 31 (12.30%) Test Scripting
12 30 (11.90%) Kanban
13 27 (10.71%) Change Control
14 24 (9.52%) SOA
14 24 (9.52%) Software Engineering
15 21 (8.33%) User Stories
16 20 (7.94%) Unit Testing
17 17 (6.75%) Responsive Web Design
17 17 (6.75%) Automation Testing
18 16 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (44.84%) Java
2 83 (32.94%) JavaScript
3 78 (30.95%) C#
4 51 (20.24%) SQL
5 20 (7.94%) PHP
6 19 (7.54%) Ruby
7 13 (5.16%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.97%) Scala
9 9 (3.57%) C++
10 8 (3.17%) PHP5
11 6 (2.38%) XAML
11 6 (2.38%) Python
12 5 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.98%) Groovy
13 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.79%) Perl
13 2 (0.79%) VBScript
13 2 (0.79%) VB
13 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.56%) ISEB
2 11 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.17%) Degree
5 4 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.13%) QA
System Software
1 12 (4.76%) VirtualBox
2 7 (2.78%) Docker
3 3 (1.19%) vSphere
3 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Varnish
4 1 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (5.16%) Puppet
2 12 (4.76%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.59%) logstash
3 4 (1.59%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.19%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Ansible
5 1 (0.40%) Salt
5 1 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (7.14%) Oracle
2 17 (6.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.78%) Apigee
4 6 (2.38%) WSO2
5 5 (1.98%) Twitter
6 4 (1.59%) VMware
7 3 (1.19%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.19%) SAP
7 3 (1.19%) ESRI
8 2 (0.79%) Google
8 2 (0.79%) Cadence
8 2 (0.79%) ATG
8 2 (0.79%) CODA
8 2 (0.79%) Demandware
8 2 (0.79%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.79%) hybris
9 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe
9 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
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