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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 123 156 138
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -18
Contract jobs citing BDD 167 107 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.73% 1.07% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.38% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 76 80
Average daily rate £376 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.25 - -
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
7654 7741 6995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.46% 77.75% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4724 4349 3897
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 281 276
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
East Sussex +29 34 £425 - 5
Hampshire -21 31 £380 +2.01% 25
Berkshire +13 28 £365 +2.81% 11
Surrey +3 22 £415 +10.66% 7
West Sussex +5 21 £400 -11.11% 4
Kent -18 15 £330 -2.22% 3
Oxfordshire +8 7 £425 +16.43% 8
Buckinghamshire +9 5 £388 +20.15% 5
Sussex - 1 £475 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 223 (73.11%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (66.56%) TDD
3 113 (37.05%) JavaScript
4 112 (36.72%) Java
5 104 (34.10%) Scrum
6 82 (26.89%) C#
7 80 (26.23%) Cucumber
8 75 (24.59%) Selenium
9 73 (23.93%) HTML
10 72 (23.61%) CSS
11 67 (21.97%) .NET
12 55 (18.03%) Web Services
12 55 (18.03%) WebDriver
13 51 (16.72%) AngularJS
13 51 (16.72%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (16.07%) MVC
15 48 (15.74%) Test Automation
16 44 (14.43%) Spring
17 43 (14.10%) HTML5
18 41 (13.44%) E-Commerce
19 39 (12.79%) Microsoft
19 39 (12.79%) Kanban
20 38 (12.46%) SQL
21 37 (12.13%) SpecFlow
21 37 (12.13%) jQuery
22 35 (11.48%) Oracle
22 35 (11.48%) Git (software)
23 34 (11.15%) Node.js
24 32 (10.49%) Team Foundation Server
25 31 (10.16%) REST

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 34 (11.15%) Node.js
2 14 (4.59%) Confluence
3 9 (2.95%) JBoss
4 8 (2.62%) IIS
5 7 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.97%) CMS
7 5 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.66%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.66%) nginx
9 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.33%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.33%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (1.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (7.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.51%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.87%) GitHub
3 5 (1.64%) SaaS
4 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.31%) PaaS
5 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.66%) Force.com
5 2 (0.66%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.97%) HTTP
2 4 (1.31%) Internet
3 2 (0.66%) Network Security
4 1 (0.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.84%) NoSQL
2 25 (8.20%) MongoDB
3 20 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 14 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (2.95%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.62%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.64%) VoltDB
10 3 (0.98%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.98%) GIS
10 3 (0.98%) MySQL
10 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.66%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.33%) Big Data
12 1 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 80 (26.23%) Cucumber
2 75 (24.59%) Selenium
3 55 (18.03%) WebDriver
4 37 (12.13%) SpecFlow
5 35 (11.48%) Git (software)
6 32 (10.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (9.18%) JIRA
8 27 (8.85%) Jenkins
9 21 (6.89%) JUnit
9 21 (6.89%) SoapUI
10 19 (6.23%) Travis CI
11 18 (5.90%) Maven
12 15 (4.92%) JMeter
12 15 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (4.59%) Gradle
14 10 (3.28%) Ant
14 10 (3.28%) Subversion
15 8 (2.62%) jMock
15 8 (2.62%) NUnit
15 8 (2.62%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (7.21%) Finance
2 9 (2.95%) Publishing
3 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.31%) Retail
5 3 (0.98%) Advertising
6 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.66%) Games
6 2 (0.66%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 172 (56.39%) Developer
2 62 (20.33%) Analyst
3 61 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 51 (16.72%) Senior Developer
5 46 (15.08%) Test Analyst
6 42 (13.77%) Agile Developer
7 38 (12.46%) Agile Java Developer
8 36 (11.80%) .NET Developer
9 32 (10.49%) C# Developer
10 28 (9.18%) Automation Test Analyst
10 28 (9.18%) Tester
11 27 (8.85%) Test Engineer
12 23 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 23 (7.54%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (7.54%) Test Automation Engineer
13 22 (7.21%) Automation Tester
13 22 (7.21%) JavaScript Developer
13 22 (7.21%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (5.90%) Senior C# Developer
14 18 (5.90%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (23.93%) HTML
2 72 (23.61%) CSS
3 67 (21.97%) .NET
4 55 (18.03%) Web Services
5 51 (16.72%) AngularJS
6 44 (14.43%) Spring
7 43 (14.10%) HTML5
8 37 (12.13%) jQuery
9 31 (10.16%) REST
10 30 (9.84%) ASP.NET
11 29 (9.51%) CSS3
12 28 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (8.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (6.89%) .NET Framework
14 21 (6.89%) Hibernate
15 20 (6.56%) Entity Framework
16 19 (6.23%) SOAP
17 17 (5.57%) Java EE
17 17 (5.57%) JSON
17 17 (5.57%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.18%) Mobile App
2 25 (8.20%) User Experience
3 9 (2.95%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.31%) Animation
6 3 (0.98%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.98%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.98%) Tandem
6 3 (0.98%) W3C
7 2 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.33%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (0.33%) iPad
8 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.18%) Linux
2 17 (5.57%) Android
3 9 (2.95%) Unix
3 9 (2.95%) Windows
4 6 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (73.11%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (66.56%) TDD
3 104 (34.10%) Scrum
4 51 (16.72%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (16.07%) MVC
6 48 (15.74%) Test Automation
7 41 (13.44%) E-Commerce
8 39 (12.79%) Kanban
9 30 (9.84%) User Stories
10 29 (9.51%) Functional Testing
11 27 (8.85%) DevOps
12 26 (8.52%) Test Scripting
13 25 (8.20%) Automated Testing
14 24 (7.87%) Automation Testing
14 24 (7.87%) Data Protection
15 23 (7.54%) SOLID
16 22 (7.21%) SDLC
16 22 (7.21%) Software Engineering
17 19 (6.23%) OO
17 19 (6.23%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 113 (37.05%) JavaScript
2 112 (36.72%) Java
3 82 (26.89%) C#
4 38 (12.46%) SQL
5 25 (8.20%) PHP
6 18 (5.90%) Ruby
7 10 (3.28%) F#
7 10 (3.28%) Groovy
7 10 (3.28%) Python
8 8 (2.62%) C++
9 7 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.30%) Scala
10 5 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.64%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.31%) C
12 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.66%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.66%) SOQL
13 2 (0.66%) SOSL
13 2 (0.66%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (7.87%) ISEB
2 22 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.90%) ISTQB
3 18 (5.90%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.61%) Degree
5 8 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.66%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.84%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) SDET
System Software
1 24 (7.87%) Docker
2 2 (0.66%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.64%) Puppet
3 3 (0.98%) Ansible
3 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.66%) SELinux
5 1 (0.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 39 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.48%) Oracle
3 14 (4.59%) HP
4 9 (2.95%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.62%) Rally
6 6 (1.97%) Zend
7 5 (1.64%) Telerik
8 4 (1.31%) Apple
8 4 (1.31%) Pega
8 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.31%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.98%) Adobe
9 3 (0.98%) ForgeRock
10 2 (0.66%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.66%) VMware
11 1 (0.33%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.33%) SAP
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