The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 112 139 197
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +58
Contract jobs citing BDD 130 92 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.42% 1.09% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.55% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 67 28
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £412 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6664 5946 6806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.64% 70.23% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3661 3169 3242
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 260 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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
Hampshire -14 40 £388 +10.71% 13
Buckinghamshire +23 37 £438 +16.66% 5
Berkshire 0 19 £375 -1.63% 9
Surrey -2 17 £390 -4.29% 15
Kent - 7 £350 - 4
Middlesex - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £388 - 8
West Sussex -8 1 - - 3
East Sussex -8 1 £375 +3.44% 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 141 (56.85%) Scrum
2 134 (54.03%) TDD
3 115 (46.37%) C#
4 112 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (39.52%) .NET
6 84 (33.87%) SQL
7 79 (31.85%) JavaScript
8 65 (26.21%) HTML
9 64 (25.81%) OO
10 60 (24.19%) MVC
11 57 (22.98%) CSS
12 55 (22.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 52 (20.97%) Automated Testing
13 52 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (20.56%) SOAP
14 51 (20.56%) Web Services
14 51 (20.56%) Visual Studio
15 50 (20.16%) Selenium
16 49 (19.76%) SQL Server
17 47 (18.95%) Finance
18 46 (18.55%) QA
19 45 (18.15%) Web Development
20 44 (17.74%) XML
21 43 (17.34%) REST
22 38 (15.32%) Software Testing
23 37 (14.92%) WCF
23 37 (14.92%) ASP.NET
24 35 (14.11%) HTML5
25 34 (13.71%) jQuery
26 33 (13.31%) Java

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (6.05%) Node.js
2 14 (5.65%) CMS
3 12 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.23%) TeamSite
5 7 (2.82%) Apache
6 6 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.02%) Drupal
8 4 (1.61%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.81%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.81%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.81%) Escenic
10 1 (0.40%) Liferay
10 1 (0.40%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) IIS
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 6 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.44%) Office 365
2 7 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.42%) SaaS
4 2 (0.81%) GitHub
4 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.23%) Intranet
2 4 (1.61%) Internet
2 4 (1.61%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (1.21%) PBX
3 3 (1.21%) VoIP
3 3 (1.21%) HTTP
4 2 (0.81%) VPN
5 1 (0.40%) SSL
5 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.76%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.27%) MySQL
3 12 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (4.84%) Redis
4 9 (3.63%) Big Data
5 8 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.61%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.40%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 55 (22.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (20.56%) Visual Studio
3 50 (20.16%) Selenium
4 28 (11.29%) Jenkins
5 27 (10.89%) WebDriver
6 25 (10.08%) Git (software)
7 22 (8.87%) Subversion
8 20 (8.06%) SoapUI
9 19 (7.66%) Cucumber
10 18 (7.26%) SpecFlow
11 15 (6.05%) Jasmine
11 15 (6.05%) JMeter
11 15 (6.05%) JIRA
12 13 (5.24%) JUnit
13 11 (4.44%) PhantomJS
14 10 (4.03%) NUnit
15 9 (3.63%) Maven
16 8 (3.23%) Behat
17 7 (2.82%) PHPUnit
17 7 (2.82%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (18.95%) Finance
2 8 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.82%) Publishing
3 7 (2.82%) Marketing
3 7 (2.82%) Automotive
4 5 (2.02%) Electronics
4 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.61%) Retail
6 2 (0.81%) Advertising
6 2 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 100 (40.32%) Developer
2 96 (38.71%) Analyst
3 53 (21.37%) Test Analyst
4 41 (16.53%) Business Analyst
5 30 (12.10%) Agile Business Analyst
6 24 (9.68%) Test Engineer
7 20 (8.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 18 (7.26%) QA Analyst
9 17 (6.85%) Web Developer
9 17 (6.85%) Development Manager
9 17 (6.85%) .NET Developer
10 16 (6.45%) C# Developer
10 16 (6.45%) PHP Developer
11 14 (5.65%) Programmer
11 14 (5.65%) Web Development Manager
11 14 (5.65%) Web Manager
11 14 (5.65%) Agile Test Analyst
11 14 (5.65%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (5.24%) Front-End Developer
13 12 (4.84%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (39.52%) .NET
2 65 (26.21%) HTML
3 57 (22.98%) CSS
4 51 (20.56%) Web Services
4 51 (20.56%) SOAP
5 44 (17.74%) XML
6 43 (17.34%) REST
7 37 (14.92%) ASP.NET
7 37 (14.92%) WCF
8 35 (14.11%) HTML5
9 34 (13.71%) jQuery
10 30 (12.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (10.08%) WPF
12 24 (9.68%) AngularJS
13 22 (8.87%) KnockoutJS
14 18 (7.26%) .NET Framework
15 16 (6.45%) CSS3
16 15 (6.05%) Ember.js
17 14 (5.65%) LAMP
18 13 (5.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.68%) Open Source
2 14 (5.65%) N-Tier
3 12 (4.84%) Wiki
4 6 (2.42%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (2.02%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.02%) Xbox
5 5 (2.02%) Blog
5 5 (2.02%) W3C
5 5 (2.02%) DTV
5 5 (2.02%) GIS
5 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) iPad
8 1 (0.40%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.40%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.24%) Linux
2 8 (3.23%) Windows
3 7 (2.82%) UNIX
4 5 (2.02%) Android
5 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (56.85%) Scrum
2 134 (54.03%) TDD
3 112 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (25.81%) OO
5 60 (24.19%) MVC
6 52 (20.97%) Automated Testing
6 52 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (18.15%) Web Development
8 38 (15.32%) Software Testing
9 26 (10.48%) Unit Testing
9 26 (10.48%) SOA
9 26 (10.48%) User Stories
10 25 (10.08%) UML
11 23 (9.27%) Business Analysis
12 21 (8.47%) Kanban
13 20 (8.06%) Test Automation
14 19 (7.66%) E-Commerce
15 18 (7.26%) Waterfall
16 17 (6.85%) PRINCE2
17 15 (6.05%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 115 (46.37%) C#
2 84 (33.87%) SQL
3 79 (31.85%) JavaScript
4 33 (13.31%) Java
5 23 (9.27%) PHP
6 15 (6.05%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.63%) Ruby
9 8 (3.23%) Perl
10 6 (2.42%) VB
10 6 (2.42%) Python
11 5 (2.02%) C
11 5 (2.02%) C++
11 5 (2.02%) Scala
12 3 (1.21%) VBScript
12 3 (1.21%) PHP5
13 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.81%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.40%) Groovy
14 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (13.31%) ISEB
2 6 (2.42%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.81%) Degree
4 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (18.55%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) WCAG
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) VirtualBox
1 2 (0.81%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (10.48%) Oracle
2 12 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.23%) Twitter
4 7 (2.82%) SAP
5 6 (2.42%) Google
6 5 (2.02%) Interwoven
7 4 (1.61%) Zend
7 4 (1.61%) JBoss
8 3 (1.21%) HP
9 1 (0.40%) Akamai
9 1 (0.40%) Facebook
9 1 (0.40%) Mercator
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