The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 April 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.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 89 120 313
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +193
Contract jobs citing BDD 1129 787 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 1.65% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.28% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 625 227
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +12.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40055 34550 41999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.44% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24990 20571 23942
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1039 1411
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BDD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD within the UK.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BDD within the UK.

BDD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BDD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +21 1038 £413 +3.12% 306
London +18 754 £425 +4.29% 201
City of London +23 189 £431 +7.81% 47
South East -6 117 £360 +2.85% 42
Wales - 66 £450 - 8
South West +33 50 £400 +42.22% 4
Yorkshire +18 47 £280 +14.87% 19
South Wales - 46 £450 - 5
Scotland +16 39 £425 +5.59% 4
West Yorkshire +11 39 £280 +14.87% 12
Leeds +7 38 £280 +14.87% 11
North West -7 38 £413 +27.90% 14
West Wales - 38 £450 - 3
Swansea - 38 £450 - 3
Cardiff - 36 £450 - 3
Surrey +13 35 £360 - 16
Bristol +18 34 £450 +60.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 29 £330 +32.00% 2
Newport - 28 £450 - 1
Manchester -11 21 £375 +16.27% 6
Berkshire -21 20 £425 +13.33% 6
East of England -50 20 £413 -8.33% 15
Milton Keynes - 20 £338 -
Edinburgh -5 19 £425 +21.42% 3
Glasgow +25 18 £413 - 1
Woking -2 18 £363 +5.83% 1
Chiswick - 17 £300 -
Hampshire -39 15 £388 +10.71% 7
Lancashire - 14 £413 - 2
East Midlands -10 12 £400 -21.95% 4

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1473 (76.05%) TDD
2 897 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
3 797 (41.15%) Scrum
4 786 (40.58%) Java
5 606 (31.29%) JavaScript
6 580 (29.94%) HTML
7 549 (28.34%) C#
8 484 (24.99%) CSS
9 472 (24.37%) Selenium
10 459 (23.70%) Cucumber
11 446 (23.03%) .NET
12 436 (22.51%) Web Services
13 404 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
14 381 (19.67%) OO
15 366 (18.90%) MVC
16 345 (17.81%) Ruby
17 339 (17.50%) SQL
18 308 (15.90%) Test Automation
19 304 (15.69%) Git (software)
20 286 (14.77%) jQuery
21 282 (14.56%) Finance
22 281 (14.51%) HTML5
23 278 (14.35%) XML
24 275 (14.20%) E-Commerce
25 270 (13.94%) QA
26 268 (13.84%) WebDriver
27 243 (12.55%) Spring
28 237 (12.24%) SQL Server
29 230 (11.87%) Kanban
30 219 (11.31%) Jenkins

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 126 (6.50%) CMS
2 99 (5.11%) Node.js
3 61 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 48 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 40 (2.07%) Umbraco
6 39 (2.01%) Drupal
7 32 (1.65%) Apache
8 25 (1.29%) Adobe CQ
9 18 (0.93%) IIS
10 17 (0.88%) Alfresco
10 17 (0.88%) Mule
11 16 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.77%) Apache Solr
13 14 (0.72%) Confluence
14 13 (0.67%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.62%) MQSeries
15 12 (0.62%) Escenic
16 11 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
18 9 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 61 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.31%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.21%) MS Office
5 4 (0.21%) Mingle
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) MS Project
8 1 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 25 (1.29%) Google Analytics
2 23 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.26%) Magento
5 3 (0.15%) RMDS
6 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.052%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.17%) SaaS
2 42 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 36 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 11 (0.57%) GitHub
5 11 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (0.52%) Joyent
6 10 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (0.41%) Office 365
8 6 (0.31%) Heroku
9 4 (0.21%) PaaS
10 2 (0.10%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.052%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (4.96%) HTTP
2 70 (3.61%) Internet
3 10 (0.52%) SSL
4 9 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.31%) VPN
5 6 (0.31%) Intranet
6 4 (0.21%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.10%) NAS
7 2 (0.10%) AMQP
7 2 (0.10%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.10%) IPv4
7 2 (0.10%) IPv6
7 2 (0.10%) SAN
7 2 (0.10%) DSL
7 2 (0.10%) Firewall
8 1 (0.052%) SSH
8 1 (0.052%) LAN
8 1 (0.052%) PBX
8 1 (0.052%) VoIP
8 1 (0.052%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 130 (6.71%) MySQL
3 111 (5.73%) MongoDB
4 102 (5.27%) NoSQL
5 66 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 60 (3.10%) Relational Database
7 46 (2.37%) CouchDB
8 42 (2.17%) Big Data
9 30 (1.55%) Hadoop
10 25 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (1.03%) RavenDB
12 20 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.77%) Oracle Database
16 12 (0.62%) Neo4j
16 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.57%) Redis
17 11 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 472 (24.37%) Selenium
2 459 (23.70%) Cucumber
3 304 (15.69%) Git (software)
4 268 (13.84%) WebDriver
5 219 (11.31%) Jenkins
6 191 (9.86%) Subversion
7 161 (8.31%) SpecFlow
8 150 (7.74%) JUnit
9 145 (7.49%) Visual Studio
9 145 (7.49%) Maven
10 138 (7.12%) JIRA
11 128 (6.61%) TeamCity
12 126 (6.50%) JBehave
13 111 (5.73%) Hudson
14 101 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
15 74 (3.82%) NUnit
16 73 (3.77%) RSpec
17 71 (3.67%) SoapUI
18 70 (3.61%) WATIR
19 67 (3.46%) Calabash
General
1 282 (14.56%) Finance
2 101 (5.21%) Banking
3 48 (2.48%) Retail
3 48 (2.48%) Publishing
4 40 (2.07%) Marketing
5 36 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 36 (1.86%) Front Office
6 35 (1.81%) Games
7 32 (1.65%) Back Office
8 25 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 17 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.88%) Advertising
10 11 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.52%) Legal
12 8 (0.41%) Law
13 7 (0.36%) Electronics
13 7 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.26%) French Language
16 3 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1109 (57.25%) Developer
2 296 (15.28%) Analyst
3 277 (14.30%) Java Developer
4 190 (9.81%) Tester
5 170 (8.78%) Test Analyst
6 153 (7.90%) .NET Developer
7 135 (6.97%) Senior Developer
8 115 (5.94%) C# Developer
9 101 (5.21%) Test Engineer
10 98 (5.06%) Business Analyst
11 87 (4.49%) Front-End Developer
12 77 (3.98%) Automation Tester
13 72 (3.72%) Scala Developer
14 58 (2.99%) Agile Business Analyst
15 57 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
16 55 (2.84%) Ruby Developer
16 55 (2.84%) Web Developer
17 54 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
18 50 (2.58%) PHP Developer
19 46 (2.37%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (29.94%) HTML
2 484 (24.99%) CSS
3 446 (23.03%) .NET
4 436 (22.51%) Web Services
5 286 (14.77%) jQuery
6 281 (14.51%) HTML5
7 278 (14.35%) XML
8 243 (12.55%) Spring
9 211 (10.89%) ASP.NET
9 211 (10.89%) RESTful
10 209 (10.79%) SOAP
11 199 (10.27%) CSS3
12 198 (10.22%) REST
13 176 (9.09%) JSON
14 152 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC
15 151 (7.80%) AngularJS
16 141 (7.28%) Hibernate
17 136 (7.02%) Backbone.js
18 130 (6.71%) Ajax
19 121 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 208 (10.74%) Open Source
2 91 (4.70%) Mobile App
3 66 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 58 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 30 (1.55%) Digital Media
6 28 (1.45%) IPTV
6 28 (1.45%) Derivative
7 26 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
8 24 (1.24%) Equities
9 23 (1.19%) Video on Demand
10 19 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 16 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 15 (0.77%) Blog
13 14 (0.72%) New Media
13 14 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
14 13 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
15 12 (0.62%) Fixed Income
15 12 (0.62%) Taxonomies
16 10 (0.52%) W3C
16 10 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 168 (8.67%) Linux
2 108 (5.58%) Windows
3 93 (4.80%) Apple iOS
4 89 (4.59%) Android
5 71 (3.67%) UNIX
6 38 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (1.14%) Mac OS X
8 22 (1.14%) Solaris
9 17 (0.88%) AIX
9 17 (0.88%) CentOS
10 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.052%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.052%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1473 (76.05%) TDD
2 897 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
3 797 (41.15%) Scrum
4 404 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
5 381 (19.67%) OO
6 366 (18.90%) MVC
7 308 (15.90%) Test Automation
8 275 (14.20%) E-Commerce
9 230 (11.87%) Kanban
10 177 (9.14%) Pair Programming
11 158 (8.16%) Software Engineering
12 147 (7.59%) User Stories
13 146 (7.54%) Automated Testing
14 125 (6.45%) SOA
15 122 (6.30%) Test Scripting
16 121 (6.25%) Unit Testing
17 118 (6.09%) Web Development
18 113 (5.83%) Automation Testing
19 112 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
20 107 (5.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 786 (40.58%) Java
2 606 (31.29%) JavaScript
3 549 (28.34%) C#
4 345 (17.81%) Ruby
5 339 (17.50%) SQL
6 156 (8.05%) Scala
7 140 (7.23%) PHP
8 118 (6.09%) Python
9 68 (3.51%) Groovy
10 46 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 42 (2.17%) Objective-C
12 36 (1.86%) C++
13 31 (1.60%) Perl
14 25 (1.29%) C
15 20 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.03%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.77%) PowerShell
17 14 (0.72%) XPath
17 14 (0.72%) PHP5
18 12 (0.62%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 126 (6.50%) ISEB
2 77 (3.98%) Degree
3 59 (3.05%) ISTQB
4 38 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 34 (1.76%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.36%) CBAP
7 4 (0.21%) CCA
8 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.052%) PMP
9 1 (0.052%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.052%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.052%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (13.94%) QA
2 8 (0.41%) WCAG
3 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.052%) FATCA
5 1 (0.052%) WAI
5 1 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (0.77%) Varnish
2 5 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.15%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.052%) vCloud
5 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 41 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (1.81%) Puppet
3 32 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (0.83%) Capistrano
5 8 (0.41%) Nagios
6 6 (0.31%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.15%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.10%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.10%) Control-M
10 1 (0.052%) StatsD
10 1 (0.052%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.052%) Oozie
10 1 (0.052%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 138 (7.12%) Microsoft
2 88 (4.54%) Oracle
3 56 (2.89%) JBoss
4 44 (2.27%) Zend
5 34 (1.76%) Google
6 25 (1.29%) Venda
7 21 (1.08%) Twitter
8 14 (0.72%) VMware
9 13 (0.67%) Rackspace
9 13 (0.67%) HP
9 13 (0.67%) Informatica
10 12 (0.62%) Adobe
11 11 (0.57%) Apple
11 11 (0.57%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.41%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.41%) Elastic Path
14 7 (0.36%) Siebel
14 7 (0.36%) Murex
14 7 (0.36%) Fidessa
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 33 minutes ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £330 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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