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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / South East
Rank 89 112 139
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +27
Contract jobs citing BDD 171 153 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.34% 1.86% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 2.33% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 114 76
Median daily rate £413 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £320 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £540 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.19 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
5884 6563 7065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.39% 79.99% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3451 3925 3900
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 284 242
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +32 38 £413 +14.58% 6
Surrey +30 35 £425 +13.33% 12
Hampshire +12 33 £425 +13.33% 19
Oxfordshire -16 21 £400 -13.51% 5
Buckinghamshire +8 16 £400 -5.88% 11
West Sussex -1 13 £475 -9.52% 5
East Sussex +3 9 £363 -27.50% 3
Sussex +1 4 £361 -27.75%
Kent -7 1 £375 +10.29% 6
Middlesex - 1 £300 - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 313 (83.47%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (73.33%) TDD
3 172 (45.87%) Java
4 140 (37.33%) Selenium
5 138 (36.80%) C#
6 122 (32.53%) Scrum
7 101 (26.93%) Continuous Integration
8 99 (26.40%) Git (software)
9 97 (25.87%) JavaScript
10 91 (24.27%) .NET
11 89 (23.73%) Web Services
12 83 (22.13%) Cucumber
13 74 (19.73%) REST
14 73 (19.47%) Kanban
15 70 (18.67%) WebDriver
16 64 (17.07%) XML
17 63 (16.80%) CSS
17 63 (16.80%) RESTful
18 60 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
18 60 (16.00%) JIRA
19 59 (15.73%) HTML
19 59 (15.73%) Test Automation
20 58 (15.47%) Spring
20 58 (15.47%) QA
21 56 (14.93%) SQL
22 55 (14.67%) Web Development
22 55 (14.67%) Jenkins
23 54 (14.40%) AngularJS
23 54 (14.40%) Node.js
24 50 (13.33%) Automated Testing

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 35 (9.33%) Tomcat
2 22 (5.87%) Confluence
2 22 (5.87%) JBoss
2 22 (5.87%) WebSphere
3 17 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (4.53%) WebLogic
4 16 (4.27%) Apache Spark
5 15 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (2.93%) Apache
6 11 (2.93%) CMS
7 10 (2.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (2.13%) IIS
9 7 (1.87%) GemFire
10 6 (1.60%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.80%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.47%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.27%) GitHub
4 14 (3.73%) Amazon S3
4 14 (3.73%) Amazon SQS
5 13 (3.47%) PaaS
6 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.07%) Heroku
8 3 (0.80%) Google Play
8 3 (0.80%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.00%) HTTP
2 4 (1.07%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.53%) Internet
3 2 (0.53%) WebEx
4 1 (0.27%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.60%) MongoDB
1 21 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.07%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.27%) Big Data
3 16 (4.27%) HBase
4 15 (4.00%) Hadoop
5 12 (3.20%) Apache Hive
6 10 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.60%) MySQL
9 6 (1.60%) OLTP
9 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.53%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 140 (37.33%) Selenium
2 99 (26.40%) Git (software)
3 83 (22.13%) Cucumber
4 70 (18.67%) WebDriver
5 60 (16.00%) JIRA
5 60 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 55 (14.67%) Jenkins
7 44 (11.73%) SpecFlow
8 39 (10.40%) JUnit
9 30 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
10 29 (7.73%) Gradle
10 29 (7.73%) Grunt
11 26 (6.93%) Bower
11 26 (6.93%) Maven
12 23 (6.13%) JMeter
13 22 (5.87%) Subversion
14 20 (5.33%) SoapUI
15 19 (5.07%) NUnit
16 18 (4.80%) NuGet
17 17 (4.53%) Ant
General
1 40 (10.67%) Finance
2 21 (5.60%) Publishing
3 15 (4.00%) Retail
4 6 (1.60%) Advertising
5 4 (1.07%) Legal
5 4 (1.07%) Marketing
5 4 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.80%) Electronics
6 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.53%) Automotive
7 2 (0.53%) Games
7 2 (0.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 198 (52.80%) Developer
2 64 (17.07%) Analyst
3 60 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 47 (12.53%) Test Analyst
5 43 (11.47%) Tester
6 36 (9.60%) .NET Developer
6 36 (9.60%) C# Developer
7 35 (9.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 35 (9.33%) Automation Tester
8 28 (7.47%) Developer in Test
9 25 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 25 (6.67%) Test Engineer
10 24 (6.40%) Senior Developer
10 24 (6.40%) Software Engineer
11 20 (5.33%) Agile Developer
11 20 (5.33%) Java Engineer
12 19 (5.07%) Angular Developer
13 17 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
14 16 (4.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 16 (4.27%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (24.27%) .NET
2 89 (23.73%) Web Services
3 74 (19.73%) REST
4 64 (17.07%) XML
5 63 (16.80%) CSS
5 63 (16.80%) RESTful
6 59 (15.73%) HTML
7 58 (15.47%) Spring
8 54 (14.40%) AngularJS
8 54 (14.40%) Node.js
9 47 (12.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 45 (12.00%) JSON
11 42 (11.20%) React
12 36 (9.60%) CSS3
12 36 (9.60%) HTML5
13 35 (9.33%) ASP.NET
14 33 (8.80%) jQuery
15 31 (8.27%) SOAP
16 29 (7.73%) KnockoutJS
17 27 (7.20%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.27%) Computer Science
2 11 (2.93%) Visualisation
3 9 (2.40%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.60%) User Experience
7 5 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.07%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.80%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.80%) IVR
10 2 (0.53%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.53%) Replication
10 2 (0.53%) W3C
11 1 (0.27%) Animation
11 1 (0.27%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.27%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.27%) iPad
11 1 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.93%) Linux
2 17 (4.53%) Unix
3 13 (3.47%) Windows
4 12 (3.20%) Android
5 7 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (83.47%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (73.33%) TDD
3 122 (32.53%) Scrum
4 101 (26.93%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (19.47%) Kanban
6 59 (15.73%) Test Automation
7 55 (14.67%) Web Development
8 50 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 46 (12.27%) User Stories
10 43 (11.47%) MVC
11 40 (10.67%) Unit Testing
12 37 (9.87%) OO
13 34 (9.07%) Regression Testing
13 34 (9.07%) Software Engineering
14 29 (7.73%) Test Scripting
15 28 (7.47%) Test Strategy
16 27 (7.20%) Automation Testing
17 25 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
17 25 (6.67%) Open Source
18 24 (6.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 172 (45.87%) Java
2 138 (36.80%) C#
3 97 (25.87%) JavaScript
4 56 (14.93%) SQL
5 36 (9.60%) Python
6 33 (8.80%) Scala
7 32 (8.53%) Ruby
8 21 (5.60%) Groovy
9 19 (5.07%) C++
10 17 (4.53%) F#
11 15 (4.00%) T-SQL
12 14 (3.73%) PHP
13 10 (2.67%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.87%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.07%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.53%) Go
17 2 (0.53%) Perl
17 2 (0.53%) XPath
18 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (7.20%) Degree
2 24 (6.40%) ISEB
3 23 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 20 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.20%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (15.47%) QA
2 14 (3.73%) SDET
3 6 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.80%) WAI
4 3 (0.80%) WCAG
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.67%) Docker
2 7 (1.87%) HDFS
3 6 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.53%) Ansible
2 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.80%) Oracle
3 10 (2.67%) Sitecore
4 9 (2.40%) Splunk
5 8 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.60%) CA Agile Central
6 6 (1.60%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.60%) Talend
6 6 (1.60%) VMware
7 3 (0.80%) Avaya
7 3 (0.80%) HP
7 3 (0.80%) IBM
7 3 (0.80%) SAP
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco
8 2 (0.53%) hybris
9 1 (0.27%) Apple
9 1 (0.27%) ATG
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix
9 1 (0.27%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.27%) Pega
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