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 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 166 152 144
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 95 91 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 1.02% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.40% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 66 57
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
7191 6515 5708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.18% 72.88% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4106 3623 3017
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 262 241
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 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
Hampshire +33 40 £380 +1.33% 15
Berkshire +4 19 £355 -16.47% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 15 £350 +6.06%
Oxfordshire -15 9 £425 +9.67% 5
Surrey -19 6 £413 +13.79% 8
West Sussex -16 2 £463 +60.86% 2
Kent - 2 £319 - 1
East Sussex -20 1 £375 +15.38% 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 189 (78.75%) TDD
2 187 (77.92%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (48.33%) Scrum
4 113 (47.08%) Selenium
5 101 (42.08%) Java
6 87 (36.25%) JavaScript
7 85 (35.42%) Cucumber
8 82 (34.17%) Web Services
9 78 (32.50%) C#
10 74 (30.83%) HTML
11 63 (26.25%) CSS
12 58 (24.17%) .NET
12 58 (24.17%) Continuous Integration
13 57 (23.75%) JUnit
13 57 (23.75%) MVC
14 54 (22.50%) Jenkins
15 52 (21.67%) RESTful
15 52 (21.67%) Spring
16 51 (21.25%) AngularJS
17 50 (20.83%) Git (software)
17 50 (20.83%) Linux
18 48 (20.00%) WebDriver
19 46 (19.17%) OO
20 42 (17.50%) SQL
20 42 (17.50%) Web Development
21 40 (16.67%) HTML5
22 38 (15.83%) Automated Testing
22 38 (15.83%) Subversion
22 38 (15.83%) E-Commerce
23 36 (15.00%) Hibernate

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 32 (13.33%) Apache
2 22 (9.17%) Tomcat
3 19 (7.92%) WebLogic
4 12 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 11 (4.58%) JBoss
6 10 (4.17%) Node.js
7 8 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.25%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.83%) Confluence
9 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.83%) IIS
9 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.83%) WildFly
10 1 (0.42%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.42%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.42%) CMS
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.42%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.33%) Magento
2 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.42%) Amazon S3
3 10 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.75%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (2.08%) SaaS
6 4 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.25%) Internet
2 3 (1.25%) HTTP
3 1 (0.42%) VPN
3 1 (0.42%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.42%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.75%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.92%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.08%) MySQL
7 4 (1.67%) Big Data
7 4 (1.67%) Hazelcast
8 3 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.83%) DB2
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 113 (47.08%) Selenium
2 85 (35.42%) Cucumber
3 57 (23.75%) JUnit
4 54 (22.50%) Jenkins
5 50 (20.83%) Git (software)
6 48 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 38 (15.83%) Subversion
8 27 (11.25%) Mockito
9 24 (10.00%) SpecFlow
10 21 (8.75%) Maven
11 16 (6.67%) JIRA
12 12 (5.00%) Eclipse
13 11 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (4.17%) Gerrit
14 10 (4.17%) Jasmine
15 9 (3.75%) Visual Studio
16 8 (3.33%) NUnit
17 7 (2.92%) JMeter
18 6 (2.50%) RSpec
19 5 (2.08%) PHPUnit
General
1 23 (9.58%) Finance
2 6 (2.50%) Retail
3 4 (1.67%) Games
3 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.25%) Publishing
4 3 (1.25%) Marketing
5 2 (0.83%) Banking
5 2 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 130 (54.17%) Developer
2 72 (30.00%) Analyst
3 52 (21.67%) Test Analyst
4 50 (20.83%) Java Developer
5 23 (9.58%) Senior Developer
6 21 (8.75%) .NET Developer
7 18 (7.50%) Business Analyst
8 17 (7.08%) C# Developer
9 16 (6.67%) Tester
9 16 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
10 15 (6.25%) Software Engineer
11 14 (5.83%) Agile Business Analyst
12 13 (5.42%) Agile Test Analyst
13 12 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
13 12 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
14 8 (3.33%) PHP Developer
14 8 (3.33%) Architect
14 8 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
15 7 (2.92%) Agile Java Developer
15 7 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (34.17%) Web Services
2 74 (30.83%) HTML
3 63 (26.25%) CSS
4 58 (24.17%) .NET
5 52 (21.67%) Spring
5 52 (21.67%) RESTful
6 51 (21.25%) AngularJS
7 40 (16.67%) HTML5
8 36 (15.00%) Hibernate
9 35 (14.58%) XML
10 32 (13.33%) jQuery
11 30 (12.50%) CSS3
11 30 (12.50%) JSON
12 29 (12.08%) SOAP
13 28 (11.67%) ASP.NET
14 25 (10.42%) REST
15 23 (9.58%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (8.75%) Gherkin
17 19 (7.92%) KnockoutJS
18 18 (7.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.75%) User Experience
3 6 (2.50%) GIS
3 6 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.25%) Web 2.0
4 3 (1.25%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.83%) FMCG
5 2 (0.83%) DTV
6 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.42%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.42%) Blog
6 1 (0.42%) Online Games
6 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.42%) iSeries
6 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.42%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.42%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.83%) Linux
2 5 (2.08%) Windows
3 4 (1.67%) Android
4 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.25%) UNIX
5 2 (0.83%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (78.75%) TDD
2 187 (77.92%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (48.33%) Scrum
4 58 (24.17%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (23.75%) MVC
6 46 (19.17%) OO
7 42 (17.50%) Web Development
8 38 (15.83%) E-Commerce
8 38 (15.83%) Automated Testing
9 35 (14.58%) Test Automation
10 29 (12.08%) Test Scripting
11 24 (10.00%) Change Control
11 24 (10.00%) Open Source
11 24 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 24 (10.00%) SOA
12 23 (9.58%) Kanban
13 21 (8.75%) User Stories
14 19 (7.92%) Unit Testing
15 17 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 101 (42.08%) Java
2 87 (36.25%) JavaScript
3 78 (32.50%) C#
4 42 (17.50%) SQL
5 16 (6.67%) PHP
6 14 (5.83%) Ruby
7 9 (3.75%) PL/SQL
7 9 (3.75%) C++
8 8 (3.33%) Python
9 7 (2.92%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.92%) Scala
10 5 (2.08%) PHP5
11 3 (1.25%) Groovy
12 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.83%) VBScript
12 2 (0.83%) VB
12 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.83%) Perl
13 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.42%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (5.00%) ISEB
2 10 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.92%) Degree
5 5 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.92%) VirtualBox
2 4 (1.67%) Docker
3 1 (0.42%) Varnish
3 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (4.17%) Puppet
2 7 (2.92%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.83%) Ansible
5 1 (0.42%) logstash
5 1 (0.42%) Salt
5 1 (0.42%) Kibana
5 1 (0.42%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (11.25%) Oracle
2 19 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.92%) Apigee
4 6 (2.50%) WSO2
4 6 (2.50%) Twitter
5 3 (1.25%) CODA
5 3 (1.25%) IBM
6 2 (0.83%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.83%) SAP
6 2 (0.83%) Cadence
6 2 (0.83%) Google
7 1 (0.42%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.42%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.42%) Cognos
7 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.42%) ESRI
7 1 (0.42%) VMware
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe
7 1 (0.42%) HP
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
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