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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 136 128 105
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs citing BDD 137 116 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 1.24% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.72% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 71 85
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£375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
7569 6760 5782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.27% 72.45% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4223 3698 2938
Average daily rate £395 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 273 290
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +34 61 £380 -1.93% 12
Berkshire +2 24 £355 -13.93% 10
Buckinghamshire -21 16 £375 +13.63% 4
Surrey -10 12 £375 +4.16% 8
Oxfordshire -7 11 £405 +47.27% 9
Kent - 6 £338 - 1
East Sussex -5 5 £335 +3.07% 3
West Sussex - - - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 201 (80.40%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (75.60%) TDD
3 139 (55.60%) Scrum
4 105 (42.00%) Java
5 100 (40.00%) Selenium
6 88 (35.20%) JavaScript
6 88 (35.20%) Web Services
7 87 (34.80%) Cucumber
8 81 (32.40%) HTML
9 77 (30.80%) CSS
10 75 (30.00%) C#
11 66 (26.40%) .NET
12 64 (25.60%) MVC
12 64 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (24.40%) RESTful
13 61 (24.40%) Jenkins
14 55 (22.00%) Linux
15 54 (21.60%) JUnit
16 53 (21.20%) SQL
17 51 (20.40%) OO
18 48 (19.20%) Spring
18 48 (19.20%) Web Development
19 47 (18.80%) Git (software)
20 44 (17.60%) E-Commerce
21 43 (17.20%) AngularJS
21 43 (17.20%) HTML5
22 39 (15.60%) Subversion
23 37 (14.80%) JSON
23 37 (14.80%) WebDriver
24 36 (14.40%) Apache

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 36 (14.40%) Apache
2 23 (9.20%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.60%) Node.js
4 12 (4.80%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.00%) JBoss
6 7 (2.80%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.60%) CMS
9 2 (0.80%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.80%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) WildFly
10 1 (0.40%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.40%) Mule
10 1 (0.40%) WordPress
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.80%) Magento
2 4 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.80%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.20%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (2.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (2.40%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.60%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.00%) Internet
2 6 (2.40%) HTTP
3 3 (1.20%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.40%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) PBX
4 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (7.60%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.20%) NoSQL
4 15 (6.00%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.00%) MySQL
6 8 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.20%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.80%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.00%) Hazelcast
9 5 (2.00%) Big Data
10 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 100 (40.00%) Selenium
2 87 (34.80%) Cucumber
3 61 (24.40%) Jenkins
4 54 (21.60%) JUnit
5 47 (18.80%) Git (software)
6 39 (15.60%) Subversion
7 37 (14.80%) WebDriver
8 32 (12.80%) Mockito
9 29 (11.60%) SpecFlow
10 26 (10.40%) Maven
11 21 (8.40%) JIRA
12 17 (6.80%) Eclipse
13 14 (5.60%) Visual Studio
14 12 (4.80%) PHPUnit
15 10 (4.00%) Jasmine
15 10 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (4.00%) RSpec
16 9 (3.60%) MSTest
17 8 (3.20%) SoapUI
18 5 (2.00%) Gerrit
General
1 23 (9.20%) Finance
2 8 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.40%) Marketing
3 6 (2.40%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.40%) Publishing
4 5 (2.00%) Retail
5 4 (1.60%) Games
5 4 (1.60%) Electronics
6 2 (0.80%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 138 (55.20%) Developer
2 75 (30.00%) Analyst
3 48 (19.20%) Test Analyst
4 43 (17.20%) Java Developer
5 25 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 24 (9.60%) Senior Developer
7 23 (9.20%) .NET Developer
8 22 (8.80%) Agile Business Analyst
9 21 (8.40%) Tester
10 16 (6.40%) C# Developer
11 15 (6.00%) PHP Developer
11 15 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
12 13 (5.20%) Agile Test Analyst
12 13 (5.20%) Automation Analyst
13 12 (4.80%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (4.80%) Software Engineer
14 11 (4.40%) Automation Tester
15 10 (4.00%) Senior PHP Developer
16 9 (3.60%) Architect
16 9 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (35.20%) Web Services
2 81 (32.40%) HTML
3 77 (30.80%) CSS
4 66 (26.40%) .NET
5 61 (24.40%) RESTful
6 48 (19.20%) Spring
7 43 (17.20%) HTML5
7 43 (17.20%) AngularJS
8 37 (14.80%) JSON
9 35 (14.00%) jQuery
10 34 (13.60%) SOAP
11 33 (13.20%) XML
11 33 (13.20%) CSS3
12 31 (12.40%) REST
13 29 (11.60%) Hibernate
13 29 (11.60%) .NET Framework
14 28 (11.20%) ASP.NET
15 24 (9.60%) Ajax
16 21 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (7.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.00%) Open Source
2 17 (6.80%) User Experience
3 14 (5.60%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.40%) Web 2.0
6 5 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.00%) GIS
7 4 (1.60%) DTV
8 3 (1.20%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.80%) iPad
9 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.80%) FMCG
10 1 (0.40%) Online Games
10 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.40%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.00%) Linux
2 6 (2.40%) UNIX
3 5 (2.00%) Windows
4 4 (1.60%) Android
5 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.80%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (80.40%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (75.60%) TDD
3 139 (55.60%) Scrum
4 64 (25.60%) MVC
4 64 (25.60%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (20.40%) OO
6 48 (19.20%) Web Development
7 44 (17.60%) E-Commerce
8 35 (14.00%) Test Automation
9 34 (13.60%) Automated Testing
10 30 (12.00%) Kanban
11 28 (11.20%) Test Scripting
12 26 (10.40%) User Stories
13 24 (9.60%) Software Engineering
14 23 (9.20%) Change Control
15 22 (8.80%) SOA
16 20 (8.00%) Unit Testing
16 20 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
17 15 (6.00%) Automation Testing
17 15 (6.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (42.00%) Java
2 88 (35.20%) JavaScript
3 75 (30.00%) C#
4 53 (21.20%) SQL
5 27 (10.80%) PHP
6 22 (8.80%) Ruby
7 13 (5.20%) T-SQL
8 12 (4.80%) Scala
9 10 (4.00%) C++
10 9 (3.60%) Python
11 8 (3.20%) PHP5
12 7 (2.80%) Groovy
12 7 (2.80%) XAML
13 5 (2.00%) Perl
14 4 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.80%) VBScript
15 2 (0.80%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (7.20%) ISEB
2 9 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.20%) Degree
3 8 (3.20%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.60%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.80%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (4.80%) VirtualBox
2 7 (2.80%) Docker
3 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.20%) vSphere
4 1 (0.40%) Varnish
4 1 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (5.20%) Puppet
2 12 (4.80%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.60%) logstash
3 4 (1.60%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.20%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.40%) Ansible
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Salt
5 1 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (7.20%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.60%) Oracle
3 6 (2.40%) Twitter
4 5 (2.00%) WSO2
4 5 (2.00%) SAP
5 4 (1.60%) VMware
5 4 (1.60%) Zend
6 3 (1.20%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.20%) ESRI
7 2 (0.80%) ATG
7 2 (0.80%) Cadence
7 2 (0.80%) hybris
7 2 (0.80%) Appcelerator
7 2 (0.80%) Demandware
8 1 (0.40%) Google
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £360 to £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago