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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / South East
Rank 109 136 123
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -13
Contract jobs citing BDD 143 133 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.86% 1.53% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.89% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 105 95
Median daily rate £413 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.87 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
6241 7043 7728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.98% 81.22% 79.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3704 4359 4223
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 271 258
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +44 43 £413 +11.48% 6
Hampshire +4 26 £475 +18.75% 17
Surrey +14 22 £433 +1.76% 12
Buckinghamshire +7 19 £363 -17.14% 5
Oxfordshire -21 11 £475 +5.55% 5
West Sussex -17 8 £375 +7.14% 9
East Sussex -2 5 £388 +3.33% 3
Kent +7 3 £375 +11.94% 6
Middlesex - 3 £300 -
Sussex +2 1 £373 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 305 (84.25%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (75.97%) TDD
3 161 (44.48%) Java
4 131 (36.19%) Selenium
5 128 (35.36%) C#
6 118 (32.60%) Scrum
7 96 (26.52%) Continuous Integration
7 96 (26.52%) Git (software)
8 94 (25.97%) JavaScript
9 82 (22.65%) Web Services
10 81 (22.38%) .NET
11 72 (19.89%) REST
12 71 (19.61%) WebDriver
13 70 (19.34%) Kanban
14 66 (18.23%) Cucumber
15 64 (17.68%) XML
16 63 (17.40%) Test Automation
16 63 (17.40%) RESTful
17 60 (16.57%) CSS
18 58 (16.02%) JIRA
19 55 (15.19%) SQL
20 53 (14.64%) Web Development
20 53 (14.64%) Team Foundation Server
21 52 (14.36%) Automated Testing
22 51 (14.09%) Spring
22 51 (14.09%) HTML
22 51 (14.09%) AngularJS
23 50 (13.81%) QA
24 49 (13.54%) ASP.NET Web API
25 48 (13.26%) Amazon AWS

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 24 (6.63%) Tomcat
2 21 (5.80%) Confluence
3 17 (4.70%) CMS
4 16 (4.42%) JBoss
4 16 (4.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 15 (4.14%) WebSphere
6 13 (3.59%) Apache Spark
7 12 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (3.04%) WebLogic
9 10 (2.76%) Apache
10 9 (2.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (2.21%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (1.10%) GemFire
13 4 (1.10%) IIS
14 3 (0.83%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.55%) Drupal
15 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (2.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.87%) GitHub
4 12 (3.31%) PaaS
5 9 (2.49%) Amazon S3
5 9 (2.49%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.10%) Heroku
6 4 (1.10%) SaaS
7 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.83%) Google Play
7 3 (0.83%) IaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.80%) HTTP
2 4 (1.10%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.28%) AMQP
3 1 (0.28%) Intranet
3 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.28%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.08%) MongoDB
2 14 (3.87%) NoSQL
2 14 (3.87%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.59%) Big Data
3 13 (3.59%) Hadoop
3 13 (3.59%) HBase
4 8 (2.21%) Apache Hive
4 8 (2.21%) MySQL
4 8 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.10%) OLTP
7 4 (1.10%) Redis
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 131 (36.19%) Selenium
2 96 (26.52%) Git (software)
3 71 (19.61%) WebDriver
4 66 (18.23%) Cucumber
5 58 (16.02%) JIRA
6 53 (14.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 47 (12.98%) Jenkins
8 40 (11.05%) SpecFlow
9 32 (8.84%) Gradle
10 30 (8.29%) Maven
10 30 (8.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 29 (8.01%) JUnit
12 28 (7.73%) Grunt
13 26 (7.18%) JMeter
14 25 (6.91%) Bower
15 21 (5.80%) Ant
15 21 (5.80%) Bitbucket
16 18 (4.97%) NuGet
16 18 (4.97%) Protractor
17 17 (4.70%) eggPlant
General
1 42 (11.60%) Finance
2 20 (5.52%) Publishing
3 15 (4.14%) Retail
4 7 (1.93%) Advertising
5 6 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.38%) Marketing
7 4 (1.10%) Automotive
7 4 (1.10%) Games
7 4 (1.10%) German Language
8 3 (0.83%) Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Electronics
8 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 192 (53.04%) Developer
2 61 (16.85%) Java Developer
3 55 (15.19%) Analyst
4 42 (11.60%) Test Analyst
5 39 (10.77%) Tester
6 37 (10.22%) .NET Developer
7 33 (9.12%) C# Developer
8 31 (8.56%) Automation Tester
9 29 (8.01%) Automation Test Analyst
10 28 (7.73%) Senior Developer
11 27 (7.46%) Developer in Test
12 24 (6.63%) Test Engineer
13 23 (6.35%) Software Engineer
14 21 (5.80%) Agile Developer
15 19 (5.25%) Full Stack Developer
16 18 (4.97%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 18 (4.97%) Selenium Tester
17 17 (4.70%) C# .NET Developer
18 16 (4.42%) Java Engineer
18 16 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (22.65%) Web Services
2 81 (22.38%) .NET
3 72 (19.89%) REST
4 64 (17.68%) XML
5 63 (17.40%) RESTful
6 60 (16.57%) CSS
7 51 (14.09%) AngularJS
7 51 (14.09%) HTML
7 51 (14.09%) Spring
8 49 (13.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 46 (12.71%) Node.js
10 42 (11.60%) JSON
10 42 (11.60%) React
11 33 (9.12%) CSS3
12 32 (8.84%) jQuery
13 31 (8.56%) KnockoutJS
13 31 (8.56%) SOAP
14 30 (8.29%) HTML5
15 29 (8.01%) ASP.NET
16 25 (6.91%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.59%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.21%) User Experience
4 7 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.93%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.38%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.55%) iPad
8 2 (0.55%) IVR
8 2 (0.55%) W3C
9 1 (0.28%) Animation
9 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.77%) Linux
2 14 (3.87%) Unix
2 14 (3.87%) Windows
3 12 (3.31%) Android
4 8 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (84.25%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (75.97%) TDD
3 118 (32.60%) Scrum
4 96 (26.52%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (19.34%) Kanban
6 63 (17.40%) Test Automation
7 53 (14.64%) Web Development
8 52 (14.36%) Automated Testing
9 44 (12.15%) OO
10 41 (11.33%) MVC
11 39 (10.77%) Unit Testing
12 32 (8.84%) Software Engineering
13 31 (8.56%) User Stories
14 28 (7.73%) Regression Testing
15 26 (7.18%) SDLC
16 24 (6.63%) Automation Testing
16 24 (6.63%) OOP
16 24 (6.63%) Test Strategy
17 23 (6.35%) Open Source
17 23 (6.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 161 (44.48%) Java
2 128 (35.36%) C#
3 94 (25.97%) JavaScript
4 55 (15.19%) SQL
5 45 (12.43%) Ruby
6 41 (11.33%) Python
7 33 (9.12%) Scala
8 25 (6.91%) Groovy
9 21 (5.80%) C++
10 14 (3.87%) F#
11 13 (3.59%) T-SQL
12 12 (3.31%) PHP
13 10 (2.76%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.49%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.66%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.55%) Go
17 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.28%) VB
18 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (6.35%) Degree
2 17 (4.70%) ISEB
2 17 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.21%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.28%) HNC
6 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (13.81%) QA
2 11 (3.04%) SDET
3 6 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.83%) WAI
4 3 (0.83%) WCAG
5 1 (0.28%) IFRS
5 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (4.97%) Docker
2 8 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.38%) HDFS
3 5 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.28%) Varnish
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) HP Fortify
2 2 (0.55%) Ansible
2 2 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.28%) Consul
3 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.28%) Terraform
3 1 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.01%) Oracle
3 16 (4.42%) Sitecore
4 15 (4.14%) Splunk
5 9 (2.49%) VMware
6 8 (2.21%) HP
7 7 (1.93%) Talend
8 5 (1.38%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (0.83%) SAP
11 2 (0.55%) Avaya
11 2 (0.55%) Citrix
11 2 (0.55%) hybris
11 2 (0.55%) IBM
12 1 (0.28%) Adobe
12 1 (0.28%) Apple
12 1 (0.28%) ATG
12 1 (0.28%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.28%) Pega
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