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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 84 115 142
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +27
Contract jobs citing BDD 236 149 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.38% 1.62% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 2.18% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 125 90
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£375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - -
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
7592 6850 6365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.66% 74.38% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4673 3872 3526
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 267 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +41 57 £355 -11.25% 20
Hampshire +16 56 £344 +5.76% 28
Oxfordshire +8 38 £425 +13.33% 8
Buckinghamshire -22 34 £425 - 5
Surrey +6 23 £375 -6.25% 10
Kent +3 14 £338 -10.00% 8
West Sussex -10 5 £300 -14.28% 14
East Sussex +6 4 £363 -3.33% 4
Middlesex +6 2 £415 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 272 (79.30%) TDD
2 266 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (41.40%) Scrum
4 130 (37.90%) C#
5 107 (31.20%) Java
5 107 (31.20%) Selenium
6 104 (30.32%) JavaScript
7 96 (27.99%) .NET
8 88 (25.66%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (24.78%) Cucumber
10 74 (21.57%) AngularJS
10 74 (21.57%) MVC
10 74 (21.57%) SQL
11 72 (20.99%) Web Services
12 71 (20.70%) HTML
12 71 (20.70%) Git (software)
13 64 (18.66%) XML
14 61 (17.78%) WebDriver
15 60 (17.49%) Web Development
16 57 (16.62%) Oracle
17 56 (16.33%) ASP.NET
18 55 (16.03%) Jenkins
19 54 (15.74%) Test Automation
20 53 (15.45%) RESTful
21 50 (14.58%) CSS
21 50 (14.58%) Spring
22 49 (14.29%) OO
23 47 (13.70%) Subversion
24 46 (13.41%) User Stories
25 45 (13.12%) Test Scripting

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 26 (7.58%) Apache
2 21 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 20 (5.83%) JBoss
4 13 (3.79%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.21%) WebSphere
5 11 (3.21%) Confluence
6 8 (2.33%) Umbraco
7 7 (2.04%) Node.js
8 6 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.87%) IIS
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.29%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.29%) WordPress
11 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (1.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.79%) Magento
2 4 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.29%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.50%) Amazon SQS
2 12 (3.50%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.17%) SaaS
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.25%) Internet
2 17 (4.96%) HTTP
3 7 (2.04%) Intranet
4 6 (1.75%) DAB
5 1 (0.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.16%) MySQL
3 21 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 18 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.62%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.46%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.58%) DB2
10 2 (0.58%) OLAP
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.58%) HBase
10 2 (0.58%) Big Data
10 2 (0.58%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 107 (31.20%) Selenium
2 85 (24.78%) Cucumber
3 71 (20.70%) Git (software)
4 61 (17.78%) WebDriver
5 55 (16.03%) Jenkins
6 47 (13.70%) Subversion
7 40 (11.66%) JUnit
8 38 (11.08%) JIRA
9 32 (9.33%) SpecFlow
10 23 (6.71%) Visual Studio
11 18 (5.25%) Mockito
12 17 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (4.66%) PHPUnit
14 15 (4.37%) JMeter
15 14 (4.08%) SoapUI
16 10 (2.92%) HP UFT
17 9 (2.62%) NUnit
17 9 (2.62%) Maven
18 7 (2.04%) Gerrit
19 6 (1.75%) Appium
General
1 35 (10.20%) Finance
2 8 (2.33%) Retail
3 6 (1.75%) Publishing
3 6 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.46%) Marketing
5 4 (1.17%) Games
5 4 (1.17%) Electronics
5 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.58%) Legal
6 2 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 168 (48.98%) Developer
2 94 (27.41%) Analyst
3 64 (18.66%) Test Analyst
4 50 (14.58%) Java Developer
5 44 (12.83%) .NET Developer
6 31 (9.04%) Tester
7 30 (8.75%) Business Analyst
8 25 (7.29%) Senior Developer
9 23 (6.71%) Agile Business Analyst
10 20 (5.83%) C# Developer
11 18 (5.25%) Software Engineer
11 18 (5.25%) PHP Developer
11 18 (5.25%) Automation Analyst
12 17 (4.96%) Automation Test Analyst
13 16 (4.66%) Agile Test Analyst
14 15 (4.37%) Automation Tester
15 14 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
15 14 (4.08%) Test Manager
16 13 (3.79%) C# .NET Developer
17 12 (3.50%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (27.99%) .NET
2 74 (21.57%) AngularJS
3 72 (20.99%) Web Services
4 71 (20.70%) HTML
5 64 (18.66%) XML
6 56 (16.33%) ASP.NET
7 53 (15.45%) RESTful
8 50 (14.58%) CSS
8 50 (14.58%) Spring
9 41 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (11.66%) HTML5
11 37 (10.79%) jQuery
12 36 (10.50%) SOAP
13 35 (10.20%) JSON
14 31 (9.04%) CSS3
15 25 (7.29%) REST
16 24 (7.00%) KnockoutJS
16 24 (7.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (6.41%) Hibernate
18 20 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.50%) Mobile App
2 6 (1.75%) GIS
3 5 (1.46%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.17%) DTV
4 4 (1.17%) User Experience
5 3 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
5 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.87%) Visualisation
5 3 (0.87%) Digital Media
5 3 (0.87%) N-Tier
5 3 (0.87%) NHS
5 3 (0.87%) Replication
6 2 (0.58%) Clustering
6 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.29%) Blog
7 1 (0.29%) Online Games
7 1 (0.29%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.29%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.20%) Linux
2 11 (3.21%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.33%) Android
4 7 (2.04%) Windows
5 4 (1.17%) UNIX
5 4 (1.17%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) CentOS
7 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (79.30%) TDD
2 266 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (41.40%) Scrum
4 88 (25.66%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (21.57%) MVC
6 60 (17.49%) Web Development
7 54 (15.74%) Test Automation
8 49 (14.29%) OO
9 46 (13.41%) User Stories
10 45 (13.12%) Test Scripting
11 39 (11.37%) E-Commerce
12 38 (11.08%) Data Protection
13 37 (10.79%) Unit Testing
14 34 (9.91%) SDLC
15 28 (8.16%) Software Engineering
16 27 (7.87%) Software Testing
17 23 (6.71%) Automated Testing
18 22 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (6.41%) Change Control
19 21 (6.12%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (37.90%) C#
2 107 (31.20%) Java
3 104 (30.32%) JavaScript
4 74 (21.57%) SQL
5 32 (9.33%) PHP
6 17 (4.96%) Ruby
7 9 (2.62%) Python
8 8 (2.33%) VB
8 8 (2.33%) PHP5
8 8 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.46%) VBScript
10 5 (1.46%) C++
11 3 (0.87%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.58%) F#
13 1 (0.29%) Scala
13 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (5.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.37%) SC Cleared
2 15 (4.37%) ISEB
3 11 (3.21%) ISTQB
3 11 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.58%) Degree
4 2 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.17%) Docker
2 3 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) vSphere
3 1 (0.29%) Varnish
3 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.50%) Puppet
3 9 (2.62%) Ansible
4 5 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.58%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.58%) Mesos
6 1 (0.29%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 57 (16.62%) Oracle
2 31 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.21%) Progress
4 7 (2.04%) IBM
4 7 (2.04%) WSO2
5 5 (1.46%) HP
5 5 (1.46%) SAP
6 3 (0.87%) ESRI
6 3 (0.87%) VMware
6 3 (0.87%) Apple
6 3 (0.87%) CODA
7 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.58%) Apigee
8 1 (0.29%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.29%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.29%) Google
8 1 (0.29%) Coremetrics
8 1 (0.29%) VocaLink
8 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.29%) Twitter
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £400.00 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago