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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 125 140 154
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 134 93 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.38% 1.08% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.51% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 83 49
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £403 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
7089 6153 6619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.94% 71.57% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4032 3421 3194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 241 331
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.31% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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
Buckinghamshire +26 35 £415 +10.66% 3
Surrey -7 26 £375 +3.44% 15
Hampshire -31 22 £300 -20.00% 15
Oxfordshire +8 18 £350 - 6
Berkshire +3 15 £488 +30.00% 7
Kent +3 9 £400 -5.88% 6
West Sussex - 2 £350 - 5
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 235 (90.73%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (62.93%) TDD
3 146 (56.37%) Scrum
4 89 (34.36%) JavaScript
5 85 (32.82%) MVC
6 83 (32.05%) C#
7 82 (31.66%) .NET
8 77 (29.73%) HTML
9 69 (26.64%) Java
10 68 (26.25%) Selenium
11 65 (25.10%) SQL
12 63 (24.32%) CSS
13 61 (23.55%) Finance
14 58 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
15 54 (20.85%) Web Development
16 53 (20.46%) Web Services
16 53 (20.46%) OO
17 40 (15.44%) User Stories
17 40 (15.44%) jQuery
18 39 (15.06%) Oracle
18 39 (15.06%) HTML5
19 35 (13.51%) Automated Testing
20 34 (13.13%) Spring
20 34 (13.13%) Business Analysis
20 34 (13.13%) XML
20 34 (13.13%) ASP.NET
20 34 (13.13%) Test Automation
21 33 (12.74%) Waterfall
21 33 (12.74%) Cucumber
22 31 (11.97%) ASP.NET MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 21 (8.11%) Node.js
2 18 (6.95%) CMS
3 13 (5.02%) Apache
3 13 (5.02%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (3.47%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.09%) TeamSite
6 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.16%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.77%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.39%) Liferay
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (1.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.25%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (3.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (3.47%) Amazon S3
1 9 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.32%) Office 365
3 3 (1.16%) GitHub
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.09%) Intranet
2 6 (2.32%) Internet
3 4 (1.54%) PBX
3 4 (1.54%) VoIP
3 4 (1.54%) Asterisk PBX
4 3 (1.16%) HTTP
4 3 (1.16%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.42%) MySQL
2 22 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.18%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (4.63%) Redis
5 9 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.09%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.70%) Big Data
7 7 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.32%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.77%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.39%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.39%) DB2
11 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (26.25%) Selenium
2 33 (12.74%) Cucumber
3 30 (11.58%) JUnit
4 29 (11.20%) WebDriver
5 26 (10.04%) JIRA
6 24 (9.27%) Git (software)
6 24 (9.27%) Jenkins
7 23 (8.88%) Subversion
8 21 (8.11%) JMeter
9 18 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (6.56%) Visual Studio
11 16 (6.18%) Maven
11 16 (6.18%) SpecFlow
12 15 (5.79%) Mockito
13 12 (4.63%) Eclipse
13 12 (4.63%) Jasmine
14 10 (3.86%) SoapUI
15 9 (3.47%) PHPUnit
15 9 (3.47%) QuickTest Pro
16 7 (2.70%) Ant
General
1 61 (23.55%) Finance
2 16 (6.18%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.79%) Marketing
4 13 (5.02%) Publishing
5 10 (3.86%) Automotive
6 8 (3.09%) Electronics
6 8 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.16%) Retail
8 2 (0.77%) Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 119 (45.95%) Developer
2 80 (30.89%) Analyst
3 53 (20.46%) Business Analyst
4 43 (16.60%) Agile Business Analyst
5 31 (11.97%) Java Developer
6 26 (10.04%) .NET Developer
6 26 (10.04%) Test Analyst
7 20 (7.72%) Web Developer
7 20 (7.72%) C# Developer
7 20 (7.72%) Senior Developer
8 17 (6.56%) Development Manager
8 17 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (5.79%) PHP Developer
10 14 (5.41%) Web Development Manager
10 14 (5.41%) Web Manager
11 12 (4.63%) Financial Business Analyst
11 12 (4.63%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 12 (4.63%) Front-End Developer
12 11 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (4.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (31.66%) .NET
2 77 (29.73%) HTML
3 63 (24.32%) CSS
4 53 (20.46%) Web Services
5 40 (15.44%) jQuery
6 39 (15.06%) HTML5
7 34 (13.13%) Spring
7 34 (13.13%) XML
7 34 (13.13%) ASP.NET
8 31 (11.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (10.81%) KnockoutJS
9 28 (10.81%) AngularJS
10 27 (10.42%) REST
11 26 (10.04%) .NET Framework
11 26 (10.04%) WCF
12 25 (9.65%) SOAP
13 24 (9.27%) RESTful
14 21 (8.11%) CSS3
15 19 (7.34%) Spring MVC
16 18 (6.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.81%) Open Source
2 15 (5.79%) N-Tier
3 13 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.63%) Wiki
5 10 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.09%) User Experience
6 8 (3.09%) DTV
7 7 (2.70%) GIS
8 6 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.93%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.93%) EPoS
9 5 (1.93%) W3C
10 3 (1.16%) Web 2.0
10 3 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.77%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.77%) iPad
11 2 (0.77%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.39%) New Media
12 1 (0.39%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.49%) Linux
2 21 (8.11%) UNIX
3 13 (5.02%) Windows
4 9 (3.47%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.77%) Android
5 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (90.73%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (62.93%) TDD
3 146 (56.37%) Scrum
4 85 (32.82%) MVC
5 58 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (20.85%) Web Development
7 53 (20.46%) OO
8 40 (15.44%) User Stories
9 35 (13.51%) Automated Testing
10 34 (13.13%) Business Analysis
10 34 (13.13%) Test Automation
11 33 (12.74%) Waterfall
12 30 (11.58%) Kanban
13 29 (11.20%) E-Commerce
14 26 (10.04%) SOA
15 21 (8.11%) PRINCE2
15 21 (8.11%) Software Engineering
16 20 (7.72%) Software Testing
17 19 (7.34%) Responsive Web Design
18 18 (6.95%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 89 (34.36%) JavaScript
2 83 (32.05%) C#
3 69 (26.64%) Java
4 65 (25.10%) SQL
5 29 (11.20%) PHP
6 15 (5.79%) PL/SQL
7 13 (5.02%) Perl
7 13 (5.02%) Ruby
7 13 (5.02%) Python
8 9 (3.47%) VBScript
9 8 (3.09%) VB
10 7 (2.70%) Scala
11 5 (1.93%) Groovy
11 5 (1.93%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.93%) C++
12 4 (1.54%) C
12 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (7.34%) ISEB
2 7 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) Degree
5 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.04%) QA
2 5 (1.93%) WCAG
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.70%) VirtualBox
1 7 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.70%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.16%) WebInspect
2 3 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.16%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (15.06%) Oracle
2 13 (5.02%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.63%) SAP
4 9 (3.47%) Zend
5 6 (2.32%) Google
6 5 (1.93%) Interwoven
7 3 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.16%) HP
8 2 (0.77%) Twitter
8 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.39%) hybris
9 1 (0.39%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.39%) Demandware
9 1 (0.39%) Facebook
9 1 (0.39%) ATG
9 1 (0.39%) Cadence
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Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: Up to £500 per day
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
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Rate: £200 - £350 per day
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