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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 109 140 188
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +48
Contract jobs citing BDD 134 97 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 1.15% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.62% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 75 35
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £403 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £369 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +17.06%
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
6696 5991 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.96% 70.82% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3666 3220 3261
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
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 253 250 319
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -11 41 £388 +10.71% 12
Buckinghamshire +28 38 £425 +13.33% 3
Berkshire -7 20 £375 - 8
Surrey -7 14 £375 -7.97% 14
Kent - 10 £350 - 4
Oxfordshire - 2 £388 - 13
East Sussex -3 1 £375 - 3
West Sussex -5 1 - - 3
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 143 (57.66%) Scrum
2 134 (54.03%) TDD
3 111 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (44.76%) C#
4 94 (37.90%) .NET
5 84 (33.87%) SQL
6 79 (31.85%) JavaScript
7 65 (26.21%) HTML
8 64 (25.81%) OO
9 59 (23.79%) MVC
10 57 (22.98%) CSS
11 52 (20.97%) SOAP
11 52 (20.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 51 (20.56%) Web Services
12 51 (20.56%) Automated Testing
12 51 (20.56%) Selenium
13 49 (19.76%) Visual Studio
14 48 (19.35%) SQL Server
14 48 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (18.95%) Finance
16 46 (18.55%) QA
17 45 (18.15%) XML
18 44 (17.74%) Web Development
18 44 (17.74%) REST
19 38 (15.32%) Software Testing
20 37 (14.92%) WCF
21 35 (14.11%) ASP.NET
21 35 (14.11%) Java
21 35 (14.11%) HTML5
22 32 (12.90%) ISEB

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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%) CMS
1 15 (6.05%) Node.js
2 12 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.23%) TeamSite
3 8 (3.23%) Apache
4 6 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.02%) Drupal
5 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.81%) Escenic
7 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.81%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.81%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.40%) IIS
8 1 (0.40%) Liferay
8 1 (0.40%) Confluence
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 6 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.02%) 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%) Asterisk PBX
2 4 (1.61%) Internet
3 3 (1.21%) HTTP
3 3 (1.21%) PBX
3 3 (1.21%) VoIP
4 1 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.08%) 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%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.40%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 52 (20.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (20.56%) Selenium
3 49 (19.76%) Visual Studio
4 29 (11.69%) WebDriver
5 27 (10.89%) Jenkins
6 26 (10.48%) Git (software)
7 24 (9.68%) Subversion
8 20 (8.06%) SoapUI
9 18 (7.26%) Cucumber
10 17 (6.85%) SpecFlow
11 15 (6.05%) JIRA
11 15 (6.05%) JMeter
11 15 (6.05%) Jasmine
12 14 (5.65%) JUnit
13 11 (4.44%) PhantomJS
14 10 (4.03%) Maven
15 9 (3.63%) NUnit
16 8 (3.23%) Behat
17 7 (2.82%) PHPUnit
18 6 (2.42%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (18.95%) Finance
2 9 (3.63%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.23%) Publishing
3 8 (3.23%) Marketing
4 7 (2.82%) Automotive
5 5 (2.02%) Electronics
5 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 98 (39.52%) Developer
2 94 (37.90%) Analyst
3 50 (20.16%) Test Analyst
4 42 (16.94%) Business Analyst
5 31 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
6 23 (9.27%) Test Engineer
7 20 (8.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 18 (7.26%) QA Analyst
8 18 (7.26%) Web Developer
9 17 (6.85%) Development Manager
10 16 (6.45%) PHP Developer
11 15 (6.05%) .NET Developer
11 15 (6.05%) C# Developer
12 14 (5.65%) Programmer
12 14 (5.65%) Web Manager
12 14 (5.65%) Web Development Manager
13 13 (5.24%) Java Developer
13 13 (5.24%) Senior Developer
13 13 (5.24%) Agile Test Analyst
13 13 (5.24%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (37.90%) .NET
2 65 (26.21%) HTML
3 57 (22.98%) CSS
4 52 (20.97%) SOAP
5 51 (20.56%) Web Services
6 45 (18.15%) XML
7 44 (17.74%) REST
8 37 (14.92%) WCF
9 35 (14.11%) ASP.NET
9 35 (14.11%) HTML5
10 31 (12.50%) jQuery
11 28 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (10.08%) AngularJS
12 25 (10.08%) WPF
13 23 (9.27%) KnockoutJS
14 18 (7.26%) .NET Framework
15 16 (6.45%) Ember.js
15 16 (6.45%) CSS3
16 14 (5.65%) LAMP
16 14 (5.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.68%) Open Source
2 14 (5.65%) N-Tier
3 12 (4.84%) Wiki
4 5 (2.02%) W3C
4 5 (2.02%) DTV
4 5 (2.02%) GIS
4 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.02%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.02%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (1.61%) Xbox
5 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.61%) Blog
6 1 (0.40%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.40%) iPhone
6 1 (0.40%) iPad
6 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.65%) Linux
2 8 (3.23%) UNIX
2 8 (3.23%) Windows
3 5 (2.02%) Android
4 3 (1.21%) Windows NT
4 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (57.66%) Scrum
2 134 (54.03%) TDD
3 111 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (25.81%) OO
5 59 (23.79%) MVC
6 51 (20.56%) Automated Testing
7 48 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (17.74%) Web Development
9 38 (15.32%) Software Testing
10 28 (11.29%) User Stories
11 27 (10.89%) Unit Testing
11 27 (10.89%) SOA
12 25 (10.08%) UML
13 24 (9.68%) Business Analysis
14 22 (8.87%) Kanban
15 19 (7.66%) Waterfall
16 18 (7.26%) Test Automation
16 18 (7.26%) E-Commerce
17 17 (6.85%) PRINCE2
18 16 (6.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 111 (44.76%) C#
2 84 (33.87%) SQL
3 79 (31.85%) JavaScript
4 35 (14.11%) Java
5 25 (10.08%) PHP
6 14 (5.65%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.03%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.23%) Perl
8 8 (3.23%) Ruby
9 6 (2.42%) VB
9 6 (2.42%) Python
10 5 (2.02%) Scala
11 4 (1.61%) C
11 4 (1.61%) C++
12 3 (1.21%) PHP5
12 3 (1.21%) VBScript
13 2 (0.81%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (12.90%) 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%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.40%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (10.08%) Oracle
2 13 (5.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.82%) SAP
3 7 (2.82%) Twitter
4 6 (2.42%) Google
5 5 (2.02%) Interwoven
6 4 (1.61%) JBoss
6 4 (1.61%) Zend
7 3 (1.21%) HP
8 1 (0.40%) Mercator
8 1 (0.40%) Facebook
8 1 (0.40%) Akamai
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 280-320
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago