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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 112 119 139
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 169 163 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.92% 1.73% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.17% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 119 89
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -
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
7094 7500 6928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 79.41% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4343 4350 3832
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 251 262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.81 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 33 £360 +2.85% 17
Hampshire -22 32 £363 +4.31% 16
East Sussex +35 31 £450 +20.00% 5
Surrey +6 26 £450 +5.88% 16
West Sussex -2 20 £445 -1.11% 6
Oxfordshire -1 16 £475 +11.76% 3
Kent +1 4 £388 +6.89% 3
Sussex - 3 £475 -
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £450 +5.88% 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 240 (79.21%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (73.60%) TDD
3 135 (44.55%) Java
4 113 (37.29%) Scrum
5 93 (30.69%) C#
6 88 (29.04%) JavaScript
7 83 (27.39%) Selenium
8 81 (26.73%) .NET
9 80 (26.40%) HTML
10 70 (23.10%) CSS
11 64 (21.12%) Cucumber
12 60 (19.80%) Web Services
13 53 (17.49%) Spring
13 53 (17.49%) AngularJS
14 52 (17.16%) HTML5
14 52 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (17.16%) MVC
15 47 (15.51%) SpecFlow
16 46 (15.18%) WebDriver
17 45 (14.85%) User Stories
18 44 (14.52%) REST
19 43 (14.19%) jQuery
20 42 (13.86%) SQL
20 42 (13.86%) Oracle
20 42 (13.86%) Microsoft
20 42 (13.86%) Jenkins
21 39 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
21 39 (12.87%) Test Automation
22 38 (12.54%) JUnit
23 36 (11.88%) Linux

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 20 (6.60%) JBoss
2 19 (6.27%) Confluence
3 16 (5.28%) IIS
4 11 (3.63%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.97%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.31%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.99%) Apache
8 3 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.99%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.99%) WordPress
9 2 (0.66%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.66%) CMS
9 2 (0.66%) nginx
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.97%) Amazon SQS
3 8 (2.64%) Google Play
4 7 (2.31%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.31%) SaaS
5 5 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.32%) PaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Force.com
7 2 (0.66%) IaaS
8 1 (0.33%) GitHub
8 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.32%) HTTP
2 3 (0.99%) Internet
2 3 (0.99%) Network Security
3 1 (0.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.59%) NoSQL
2 22 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.94%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (3.30%) VoltDB
6 9 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.31%) MySQL
8 6 (1.98%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.99%) Big Data
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 83 (27.39%) Selenium
2 64 (21.12%) Cucumber
3 47 (15.51%) SpecFlow
4 46 (15.18%) WebDriver
5 42 (13.86%) Jenkins
6 39 (12.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (12.54%) JUnit
8 32 (10.56%) Git (software)
9 28 (9.24%) Maven
10 27 (8.91%) JIRA
10 27 (8.91%) SoapUI
11 25 (8.25%) JMeter
12 20 (6.60%) Gradle
13 17 (5.61%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (4.95%) Ant
14 15 (4.95%) Subversion
15 13 (4.29%) Eclipse
15 13 (4.29%) Hudson
15 13 (4.29%) jMock
16 12 (3.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (7.59%) Finance
2 14 (4.62%) Publishing
3 7 (2.31%) Retail
4 3 (0.99%) Military
5 2 (0.66%) Advertising
5 2 (0.66%) Back Office
5 2 (0.66%) Banking
5 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.33%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 184 (60.73%) Developer
2 73 (24.09%) Java Developer
3 48 (15.84%) Senior Developer
4 40 (13.20%) Agile Developer
4 40 (13.20%) Analyst
5 35 (11.55%) .NET Developer
5 35 (11.55%) Tester
6 34 (11.22%) Agile Java Developer
7 33 (10.89%) C# Developer
8 29 (9.57%) Automation Tester
9 24 (7.92%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (7.92%) Senior .NET Developer
10 23 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 22 (7.26%) Developer in Test
11 22 (7.26%) Test Analyst
12 19 (6.27%) Business Analyst
12 19 (6.27%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 19 (6.27%) Senior C# Developer
13 17 (5.61%) PHP Developer
14 16 (5.28%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (26.73%) .NET
2 80 (26.40%) HTML
3 70 (23.10%) CSS
4 60 (19.80%) Web Services
5 53 (17.49%) AngularJS
5 53 (17.49%) Spring
6 52 (17.16%) HTML5
7 44 (14.52%) REST
8 43 (14.19%) jQuery
9 31 (10.23%) Hibernate
10 30 (9.90%) ASP.NET
10 30 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (9.90%) CSS3
11 28 (9.24%) Java EE
11 28 (9.24%) JSON
11 28 (9.24%) SOAP
12 26 (8.58%) XML
13 24 (7.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (6.27%) .NET Framework
14 19 (6.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.91%) User Experience
2 22 (7.26%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.28%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.32%) Animation
6 4 (1.32%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.32%) W3C
7 3 (0.99%) Blog
7 3 (0.99%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.99%) Minimum Viable Product
7 3 (0.99%) Tandem
8 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.33%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) iPad
9 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.88%) Linux
2 15 (4.95%) Android
2 15 (4.95%) Unix
3 12 (3.96%) Windows
4 6 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (79.21%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (73.60%) TDD
3 113 (37.29%) Scrum
4 52 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (17.16%) MVC
5 45 (14.85%) User Stories
6 39 (12.87%) Test Automation
7 36 (11.88%) Kanban
7 36 (11.88%) Regression Testing
8 30 (9.90%) Functional Testing
9 28 (9.24%) Test Scripting
10 25 (8.25%) SOLID
10 25 (8.25%) Unit Testing
11 24 (7.92%) SDLC
11 24 (7.92%) Web Development
12 23 (7.59%) Data Protection
13 22 (7.26%) DevOps
14 21 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (6.93%) E-Commerce
14 21 (6.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 135 (44.55%) Java
2 93 (30.69%) C#
3 88 (29.04%) JavaScript
4 42 (13.86%) SQL
5 28 (9.24%) PHP
6 18 (5.94%) Python
6 18 (5.94%) Ruby
7 16 (5.28%) F#
8 14 (4.62%) Groovy
9 13 (4.29%) C++
9 13 (4.29%) Scala
10 5 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.65%) C
10 5 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.32%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.32%) VBScript
12 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.66%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.66%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.66%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.24%) ISEB
3 27 (8.91%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.92%) ISTQB
5 17 (5.61%) Degree
6 9 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.65%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.57%) QA
2 6 (1.98%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (5.28%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.99%) Ansible
2 3 (0.99%) Puppet
3 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.66%) SELinux
4 1 (0.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 42 (13.86%) Microsoft
1 42 (13.86%) Oracle
2 16 (5.28%) HP
3 14 (4.62%) Atlassian
4 13 (4.29%) Rally
5 8 (2.64%) Zend
6 5 (1.65%) Pega
7 4 (1.32%) Apple
7 4 (1.32%) ForgeRock
7 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.32%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.99%) Telerik
9 2 (0.66%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.66%) VMware
10 1 (0.33%) Adobe
10 1 (0.33%) New Relic
10 1 (0.33%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.33%) SAP
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