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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 100 141 151
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 180 110 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.92% 1.23% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.66% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 88 49
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£384 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
7214 6642 5966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.15% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4214 3656 3114
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 256 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +36 68 £350 -9.67% 19
Oxfordshire +5 30 £425 +9.67% 9
Buckinghamshire +5 27 £425 -5.55% 7
Berkshire +17 25 £350 -9.67% 15
Surrey -19 11 £425 +13.33% 11
Kent +4 9 £350 - 3
West Sussex - 4 £406 - 3
East Sussex - 3 £375 - 2
Middlesex 0 1 - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 249 (78.55%) TDD
2 244 (76.97%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (44.16%) Scrum
4 130 (41.01%) Selenium
5 128 (40.38%) Java
6 102 (32.18%) Cucumber
7 100 (31.55%) JavaScript
7 100 (31.55%) C#
8 97 (30.60%) Web Services
9 81 (25.55%) HTML
10 80 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
10 80 (25.24%) Git (software)
11 74 (23.34%) .NET
12 71 (22.40%) Spring
13 70 (22.08%) RESTful
13 70 (22.08%) Jenkins
14 68 (21.45%) JUnit
15 67 (21.14%) SQL
15 67 (21.14%) AngularJS
16 65 (20.50%) MVC
17 64 (20.19%) Web Development
18 62 (19.56%) CSS
19 61 (19.24%) WebDriver
20 60 (18.93%) XML
21 59 (18.61%) Subversion
22 55 (17.35%) OO
23 54 (17.03%) Linux
24 52 (16.40%) HTML5
25 50 (15.77%) Oracle
26 49 (15.46%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 35 (11.04%) Apache
2 32 (10.09%) Tomcat
3 25 (7.89%) JBoss
4 22 (6.94%) WebLogic
5 15 (4.73%) WebSphere
6 12 (3.79%) Confluence
7 11 (3.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.89%) Node.js
9 5 (1.58%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.63%) IIS
10 2 (0.63%) WildFly
10 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.32%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.32%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.32%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.32%) Mule
11 1 (0.32%) WordPress
11 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.42%) Magento
2 4 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.32%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.36%) Amazon S3
3 16 (5.05%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (1.89%) SaaS
5 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.09%) Internet
2 16 (5.05%) HTTP
3 7 (2.21%) Intranet
4 6 (1.89%) DAB
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (6.94%) MySQL
4 13 (4.10%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.15%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.84%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.84%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.63%) Big Data
9 2 (0.63%) DB2
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 130 (41.01%) Selenium
2 102 (32.18%) Cucumber
3 80 (25.24%) Git (software)
4 70 (22.08%) Jenkins
5 68 (21.45%) JUnit
6 61 (19.24%) WebDriver
7 59 (18.61%) Subversion
8 38 (11.99%) JIRA
9 30 (9.46%) Mockito
10 23 (7.26%) SpecFlow
11 17 (5.36%) JMeter
12 15 (4.73%) Maven
12 15 (4.73%) PHPUnit
13 11 (3.47%) SoapUI
13 11 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (3.47%) Visual Studio
13 11 (3.47%) Eclipse
14 10 (3.15%) NUnit
14 10 (3.15%) Gerrit
15 8 (2.52%) Jasmine
General
1 33 (10.41%) Finance
2 8 (2.52%) Telecoms
2 8 (2.52%) Publishing
2 8 (2.52%) Retail
3 6 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.58%) Games
4 5 (1.58%) Marketing
5 4 (1.26%) Electronics
6 2 (0.63%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 166 (52.37%) Developer
2 93 (29.34%) Analyst
3 70 (22.08%) Test Analyst
4 68 (21.45%) Java Developer
5 30 (9.46%) .NET Developer
6 23 (7.26%) Tester
7 22 (6.94%) Business Analyst
7 22 (6.94%) C# Developer
8 21 (6.62%) Senior Developer
9 18 (5.68%) Agile Test Analyst
10 17 (5.36%) Agile Business Analyst
11 16 (5.05%) Software Engineer
12 15 (4.73%) PHP Developer
12 15 (4.73%) Automation Test Analyst
12 15 (4.73%) Automation Analyst
13 13 (4.10%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (3.47%) Test Manager
14 11 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
15 10 (3.15%) Team Leader
16 9 (2.84%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (30.60%) Web Services
2 81 (25.55%) HTML
3 74 (23.34%) .NET
4 71 (22.40%) Spring
5 70 (22.08%) RESTful
6 67 (21.14%) AngularJS
7 62 (19.56%) CSS
8 60 (18.93%) XML
9 52 (16.40%) HTML5
10 43 (13.56%) jQuery
11 41 (12.93%) SOAP
11 41 (12.93%) ASP.NET
12 40 (12.62%) JSON
13 38 (11.99%) CSS3
14 36 (11.36%) Hibernate
15 33 (10.41%) REST
16 32 (10.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (6.94%) KnockoutJS
18 20 (6.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 19 (5.99%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.10%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.52%) User Experience
2 8 (2.52%) GIS
3 4 (1.26%) DTV
4 3 (0.95%) Digital Media
4 3 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.95%) Web 2.0
4 3 (0.95%) FMCG
5 2 (0.63%) Replication
5 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.32%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.32%) iPad
6 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.32%) PlayStation
6 1 (0.32%) Xbox
6 1 (0.32%) Clustering
6 1 (0.32%) Tandem
6 1 (0.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.03%) Linux
2 9 (2.84%) Windows
3 6 (1.89%) Android
3 6 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.26%) UNIX
4 4 (1.26%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.63%) CentOS
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (78.55%) TDD
2 244 (76.97%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (44.16%) Scrum
4 80 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (20.50%) MVC
6 64 (20.19%) Web Development
7 55 (17.35%) OO
8 49 (15.46%) Test Automation
9 43 (13.56%) E-Commerce
10 42 (13.25%) Automated Testing
11 41 (12.93%) Test Scripting
12 35 (11.04%) Change Control
13 31 (9.78%) User Stories
14 29 (9.15%) Unit Testing
15 27 (8.52%) SOA
16 25 (7.89%) Software Testing
17 23 (7.26%) Software Engineering
17 23 (7.26%) Open Source
18 22 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
19 20 (6.31%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 128 (40.38%) Java
2 100 (31.55%) JavaScript
2 100 (31.55%) C#
3 67 (21.14%) SQL
4 29 (9.15%) PHP
5 13 (4.10%) Ruby
6 10 (3.15%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.84%) Python
8 7 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.89%) PHP5
9 6 (1.89%) VB
10 5 (1.58%) C++
11 4 (1.26%) VBScript
11 4 (1.26%) Scala
12 3 (0.95%) Groovy
13 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.63%) Perl
14 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.73%) ISEB
1 15 (4.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.10%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.47%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.95%) Degree
6 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.32%) Varnish
2 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (3.15%) Puppet
2 8 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.21%) Ansible
4 3 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.32%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.32%) logstash
5 1 (0.32%) Salt
5 1 (0.32%) Kibana
5 1 (0.32%) Mesos
5 1 (0.32%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (15.77%) Oracle
2 24 (7.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.47%) WSO2
4 10 (3.15%) Progress
5 7 (2.21%) Apigee
6 5 (1.58%) SAP
7 3 (0.95%) IBM
7 3 (0.95%) CODA
7 3 (0.95%) HP
7 3 (0.95%) Twitter
8 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.63%) Cadence
8 2 (0.63%) Google
9 1 (0.32%) Coremetrics
9 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.32%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.32%) ESRI
9 1 (0.32%) VMware
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day - 3 Months Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
GCS
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Mason Frank
Posted: 10 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Guildford
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Mason Frank
Posted: 24 days ago