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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 120 147 150
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +3
Contract jobs citing BDD 143 101 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.55% 1.16% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 1.63% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 91 56
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
6780 6205 7123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.42% 71.36% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3467 3403
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 244 320
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.74% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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
Buckinghamshire +29 42 £425 +13.33%
Hampshire -38 32 £300 -12.72% 14
Surrey +10 21 £400 +11.11% 14
Oxfordshire +9 15 £363 - 3
Kent +6 12 £375 -11.76% 1
Berkshire -2 11 £450 +18.03% 4
West Sussex - 3 £350 - 3
East Sussex - 2 £375 - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 236 (90.77%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (60.77%) TDD
3 151 (58.08%) Scrum
4 98 (37.69%) C#
5 94 (36.15%) .NET
6 82 (31.54%) JavaScript
7 75 (28.85%) MVC
8 73 (28.08%) SQL
9 65 (25.00%) Web Services
10 64 (24.62%) Java
11 62 (23.85%) HTML
11 62 (23.85%) Selenium
12 60 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
13 52 (20.00%) Finance
14 50 (19.23%) CSS
15 48 (18.46%) OO
15 48 (18.46%) Web Development
16 43 (16.54%) Automated Testing
16 43 (16.54%) XML
17 40 (15.38%) SQL Server
17 40 (15.38%) QA
17 40 (15.38%) WCF
18 39 (15.00%) Oracle
19 38 (14.62%) SOAP
19 38 (14.62%) jQuery
20 37 (14.23%) User Stories
21 36 (13.85%) HTML5
22 34 (13.08%) REST
22 34 (13.08%) Spring
23 33 (12.69%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (7.31%) Node.js
2 17 (6.54%) CMS
3 13 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (4.23%) Apache
5 10 (3.85%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.08%) TeamSite
7 6 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.77%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.77%) Confluence
9 2 (0.77%) Escenic
9 2 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.38%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.38%) Liferay
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.23%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.00%) Office 365
2 10 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.08%) Amazon S3
3 8 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.15%) GitHub
5 2 (0.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.08%) Intranet
1 8 (3.08%) Internet
2 4 (1.54%) Asterisk PBX
2 4 (1.54%) PBX
2 4 (1.54%) VoIP
3 2 (0.77%) HTTP
3 2 (0.77%) DAB
4 1 (0.38%) LAN
4 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.62%) MySQL
3 14 (5.38%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (4.62%) Redis
5 9 (3.46%) Big Data
5 9 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.08%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.31%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.92%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.77%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.38%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (23.85%) Selenium
2 31 (11.92%) Cucumber
3 28 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 28 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (10.38%) JUnit
5 26 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 26 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 26 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 24 (9.23%) Subversion
7 23 (8.85%) JIRA
8 21 (8.08%) SpecFlow
9 18 (6.92%) Maven
9 18 (6.92%) JMeter
10 14 (5.38%) Mockito
11 12 (4.62%) SoapUI
12 11 (4.23%) Eclipse
12 11 (4.23%) Jasmine
13 10 (3.85%) NUnit
14 8 (3.08%) Ant
15 7 (2.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 52 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.62%) Marketing
4 11 (4.23%) Publishing
5 7 (2.69%) Automotive
6 6 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.31%) Electronics
7 3 (1.15%) Retail
8 2 (0.77%) Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 114 (43.85%) Developer
2 85 (32.69%) Analyst
3 48 (18.46%) Business Analyst
4 35 (13.46%) Agile Business Analyst
5 34 (13.08%) Test Analyst
6 31 (11.92%) Java Developer
7 24 (9.23%) .NET Developer
8 21 (8.08%) C# Developer
9 20 (7.69%) Web Developer
10 19 (7.31%) C# .NET Developer
11 18 (6.92%) Senior Developer
12 17 (6.54%) Development Manager
13 14 (5.38%) Test Engineer
13 14 (5.38%) Web Development Manager
13 14 (5.38%) Web Manager
14 13 (5.00%) Programmer
15 12 (4.62%) PHP Developer
15 12 (4.62%) QA Analyst
16 11 (4.23%) JavaScript Developer
16 11 (4.23%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (36.15%) .NET
2 65 (25.00%) Web Services
3 62 (23.85%) HTML
4 50 (19.23%) CSS
5 43 (16.54%) XML
6 40 (15.38%) WCF
7 38 (14.62%) SOAP
7 38 (14.62%) jQuery
8 36 (13.85%) HTML5
9 34 (13.08%) REST
9 34 (13.08%) Spring
10 32 (12.31%) ASP.NET
11 29 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
12 26 (10.00%) .NET Framework
13 23 (8.85%) AngularJS
14 22 (8.46%) RESTful
15 20 (7.69%) WPF
16 18 (6.92%) Spring MVC
16 18 (6.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.23%) Open Source
2 21 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.77%) N-Tier
4 12 (4.62%) Wiki
5 8 (3.08%) GIS
5 8 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.31%) DTV
7 5 (1.92%) W3C
7 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.92%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.54%) EPoS
8 4 (1.54%) User Experience
9 2 (0.77%) Blog
9 2 (0.77%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.77%) Xbox
10 1 (0.38%) iPad
10 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.69%) Linux
2 17 (6.54%) UNIX
3 12 (4.62%) Windows
4 7 (2.69%) Windows NT
5 4 (1.54%) Android
6 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (90.77%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (60.77%) TDD
3 151 (58.08%) Scrum
4 75 (28.85%) MVC
5 60 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (18.46%) Web Development
6 48 (18.46%) OO
7 43 (16.54%) Automated Testing
8 37 (14.23%) User Stories
9 33 (12.69%) Test Automation
10 30 (11.54%) Waterfall
11 28 (10.77%) Kanban
11 28 (10.77%) Business Analysis
11 28 (10.77%) SOA
12 27 (10.38%) UML
13 26 (10.00%) Software Testing
14 22 (8.46%) Software Engineering
15 20 (7.69%) E-Commerce
15 20 (7.69%) Unit Testing
16 19 (7.31%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 98 (37.69%) C#
2 82 (31.54%) JavaScript
3 73 (28.08%) SQL
4 64 (24.62%) Java
5 23 (8.85%) PHP
6 15 (5.77%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.23%) Ruby
8 10 (3.85%) Perl
9 9 (3.46%) Python
10 8 (3.08%) VB
11 7 (2.69%) VBScript
12 6 (2.31%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.31%) Scala
13 5 (1.92%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.54%) C
14 4 (1.54%) C++
15 3 (1.15%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.77%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 28 (10.77%) ISEB
2 7 (2.69%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) Degree
6 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (15.38%) QA
2 5 (1.92%) WCAG
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.69%) VirtualBox
1 7 (2.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.69%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.15%) WebInspect
2 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.15%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (15.00%) Oracle
2 14 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.08%) SAP
4 6 (2.31%) Google
4 6 (2.31%) Zend
5 5 (1.92%) Interwoven
6 3 (1.15%) Twitter
6 3 (1.15%) JBoss
6 3 (1.15%) HP
7 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.38%) Cadence
8 1 (0.38%) Akamai
8 1 (0.38%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.38%) Facebook
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