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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 129 123 170
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +47
Contract jobs citing BDD 125 151 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 1.58% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.05% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 93 37
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
6811 7377 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.31% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4043 3391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 240 269
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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
Oxfordshire +22 30 £450 +9.75% 8
Hampshire -43 18 £381 -4.68% 26
West Sussex - 18 £400 - 4
Surrey -6 17 £394 +5.00% 11
East Sussex +16 14 £425 +39.34% 1
Berkshire +2 12 £360 -4.00% 9
Kent -4 7 £335 -25.55% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £425 +9.67% 5
Sussex - 3 £500 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

1 252 (75.45%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (66.47%) TDD
3 121 (36.23%) Scrum
4 115 (34.43%) JavaScript
5 99 (29.64%) Java
6 98 (29.34%) Cucumber
7 89 (26.65%) C#
8 79 (23.65%) .NET
9 75 (22.46%) HTML
10 74 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (20.36%) MVC
12 65 (19.46%) CSS
13 63 (18.86%) Selenium
14 60 (17.96%) Web Services
15 54 (16.17%) AngularJS
16 52 (15.57%) Test Automation
16 52 (15.57%) Microsoft
17 48 (14.37%) SQL
17 48 (14.37%) WebDriver
18 46 (13.77%) ASP.NET
19 45 (13.47%) Oracle
20 43 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
21 41 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
22 40 (11.98%) HTML5
22 40 (11.98%) SpecFlow
22 40 (11.98%) Software Engineering
23 39 (11.68%) E-Commerce
24 38 (11.38%) Node.js
24 38 (11.38%) Kanban
25 36 (10.78%) Functional Testing

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 38 (11.38%) Node.js
2 21 (6.29%) Tomcat
3 15 (4.49%) JBoss
4 11 (3.29%) Apache
4 11 (3.29%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.99%) IIS
6 8 (2.40%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.50%) Confluence
8 4 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.20%) CMS
8 4 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.90%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (6.59%) Magento
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (8.38%) GitHub
3 10 (2.99%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.40%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.80%) HTTP
2 4 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) AMQP
3 1 (0.30%) FTP
3 1 (0.30%) SSH
3 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.49%) NoSQL
3 23 (6.89%) MongoDB
4 21 (6.29%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 12 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (2.99%) MySQL
6 10 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.40%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.50%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.50%) OLAP
10 5 (1.50%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.90%) Big Data
12 3 (0.90%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 98 (29.34%) Cucumber
2 63 (18.86%) Selenium
3 48 (14.37%) WebDriver
4 41 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (11.98%) SpecFlow
6 29 (8.68%) Jenkins
7 28 (8.38%) Git (software)
8 23 (6.89%) JIRA
9 19 (5.69%) JUnit
9 19 (5.69%) Subversion
10 14 (4.19%) SoapUI
11 13 (3.89%) HP UFT
11 13 (3.89%) Visual Studio
12 11 (3.29%) Mockito
13 9 (2.69%) Maven
13 9 (2.69%) MSTest
13 9 (2.69%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (2.40%) Appium
14 8 (2.40%) FitNesse
15 7 (2.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 25 (7.49%) Finance
2 7 (2.10%) Military
3 5 (1.50%) Publishing
4 3 (0.90%) Advertising
4 3 (0.90%) Games
4 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.60%) Banking
5 2 (0.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Legal
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 172 (51.50%) Developer
2 66 (19.76%) Analyst
3 50 (14.97%) Java Developer
4 49 (14.67%) Senior Developer
4 49 (14.67%) Test Analyst
5 45 (13.47%) .NET Developer
6 31 (9.28%) C# Developer
7 29 (8.68%) Agile Developer
8 28 (8.38%) Tester
9 27 (8.08%) Automation Analyst
9 27 (8.08%) Automation Test Analyst
10 26 (7.78%) Agile Java Developer
10 26 (7.78%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (7.78%) Consultant
10 26 (7.78%) Test Engineer
11 24 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 22 (6.59%) JavaScript Developer
13 21 (6.29%) Automation Engineer
14 20 (5.99%) Automation Tester
14 20 (5.99%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (23.65%) .NET
2 75 (22.46%) HTML
3 65 (19.46%) CSS
4 60 (17.96%) Web Services
5 54 (16.17%) AngularJS
6 46 (13.77%) ASP.NET
7 43 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (11.98%) HTML5
9 35 (10.48%) Spring
10 32 (9.58%) REST
11 25 (7.49%) .NET Framework
12 23 (6.89%) CSS3
13 22 (6.59%) jQuery
14 20 (5.99%) Entity Framework
14 20 (5.99%) RESTful
14 20 (5.99%) XML
15 17 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (5.09%) JSON
16 16 (4.79%) Backbone.js
17 15 (4.49%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.98%) Mobile App
2 22 (6.59%) User Experience
3 11 (3.29%) Animation
4 9 (2.69%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.50%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (0.90%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.30%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.30%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.30%) iPad
8 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.28%) Linux
2 16 (4.79%) Android
3 15 (4.49%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.99%) Windows
5 3 (0.90%) Unix
6 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (75.45%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (66.47%) TDD
3 121 (36.23%) Scrum
4 74 (22.16%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (20.36%) MVC
6 52 (15.57%) Test Automation
7 40 (11.98%) Software Engineering
8 39 (11.68%) E-Commerce
9 38 (11.38%) Kanban
10 36 (10.78%) Functional Testing
10 36 (10.78%) OO
11 34 (10.18%) SDLC
11 34 (10.18%) User Stories
12 33 (9.88%) DevOps
13 32 (9.58%) Automated Testing
13 32 (9.58%) Data Protection
14 29 (8.68%) Test Scripting
15 24 (7.19%) Automation Testing
16 23 (6.89%) Unit Testing
17 22 (6.59%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (34.43%) JavaScript
2 99 (29.64%) Java
3 89 (26.65%) C#
4 48 (14.37%) SQL
5 31 (9.28%) Ruby
6 21 (6.29%) PHP
7 15 (4.49%) C++
8 14 (4.19%) Objective-C
9 12 (3.59%) Python
10 10 (2.99%) F#
11 9 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.40%) VBScript
13 7 (2.10%) VB
14 6 (1.80%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.50%) Scala
16 4 (1.20%) Groovy
17 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.90%) XAML
18 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
18 2 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (8.08%) ISEB
1 27 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (4.19%) ISEB Practitioner
5 8 (2.40%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.50%) Degree
7 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.38%) QA
2 5 (1.50%) SDET
3 3 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (9.28%) Docker
2 5 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.80%) Puppet
3 3 (0.90%) Ansible
3 3 (0.90%) Mesos
4 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 52 (15.57%) Microsoft
2 45 (13.47%) Oracle
3 22 (6.59%) HP
4 11 (3.29%) Apple
5 8 (2.40%) IBM
6 5 (1.50%) ION Trading
6 5 (1.50%) Telerik
6 5 (1.50%) VMware
7 2 (0.60%) Adobe
7 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.60%) Rally
7 2 (0.60%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.30%) Google
8 1 (0.30%) Progress
8 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
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