The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK
Rank 62 70 94
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +24
Contract jobs citing BDD 1573 1416 1114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.46% 2.77% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 3.34% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1204 1133 832
Median daily rate £451 £450 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37677 42341 41624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.81% 82.72% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25060 27689 26256
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1155 1112
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

BDD Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

BDD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
England +10 1484 £463 +2.77% 523
London -2 834 £490 +3.15% 269
City of London +6 168 £500 - 57
South East +27 143 £413 +4.76% 64
East of England +47 97 £495 +16.47% 31
South West +14 90 £325 -20.24% 34
North West -10 81 £425 +6.25% 39
Yorkshire +23 76 £411 +2.81% 44
West Midlands +64 74 £475 +5.55% 20
Scotland +52 64 £420 +8.03% 15
West Yorkshire +13 55 £410 -8.88% 21
Leeds +5 52 £410 -3.52% 18
Hertfordshire +27 50 £525 +13.51% 11
North East +24 50 £478 +19.37% 8
Manchester -15 47 £425 +3.03% 21
Edinburgh +40 46 £444 +14.14% 8
Berkshire +44 43 £413 +11.48% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +25 42 £475 +18.75% 7
Tyne and Wear +15 42 £486 +21.56% 8
East Midlands +23 32 £415 -7.77% 14
Coventry +22 31 £515 +11.35% 3
Wiltshire +20 31 £348 -4.79% 1
Swindon +18 29 £350 -4.10% 1
Hampshire +4 26 £475 +18.75% 17
South Yorkshire +5 23 £425 +30.76% 7
Surrey +14 22 £433 +1.76% 12
Sheffield +9 22 £425 +7.93% 4
Bristol +8 22 £325 -13.33% 12
Essex +14 20 £505 -12.17% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 19 £363 -17.14% 5

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for BDD.

1 3124 (85.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2871 (79.00%) TDD
3 1812 (49.86%) Java
4 1451 (39.93%) Scrum
5 1202 (33.08%) JavaScript
6 888 (24.44%) HTML
7 840 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
8 779 (21.44%) CSS
9 773 (21.27%) Selenium
10 740 (20.36%) Git (software)
11 724 (19.92%) Cucumber
12 698 (19.21%) C#
13 697 (19.18%) AngularJS
14 688 (18.93%) Web Services
15 681 (18.74%) Kanban
16 619 (17.03%) Jenkins
17 602 (16.57%) SQL
18 601 (16.54%) .NET
19 592 (16.29%) JIRA
20 580 (15.96%) REST
21 552 (15.19%) Node.js
22 551 (15.16%) Spring
23 535 (14.72%) RESTful
24 518 (14.25%) Finance
25 503 (13.84%) DevOps
26 493 (13.57%) HTML5
27 492 (13.54%) Software Engineering
28 479 (13.18%) MVC
29 475 (13.07%) Test Automation
30 473 (13.02%) QA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 250 (6.88%) Confluence
2 120 (3.30%) Tomcat
3 114 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
4 112 (3.08%) Apache Spark
5 74 (2.04%) Apache
6 56 (1.54%) CMS
7 52 (1.43%) WebLogic
8 45 (1.24%) WebSphere
9 34 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 33 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
11 32 (0.88%) JBoss
12 28 (0.77%) Drupal
13 26 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
14 25 (0.69%) GeoServer
15 21 (0.58%) nginx
16 20 (0.55%) Mule
17 19 (0.52%) OpenStack
18 18 (0.50%) Apache Solr
19 17 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
20 16 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 69 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.50%) MS Office
3 15 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.19%) MS Project
5 5 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.083%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.028%) InVision
7 1 (0.028%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 35 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 30 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.083%) FLEXCUBE
7 3 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.083%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.083%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.055%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.055%) Endur
8 2 (0.055%) Magento
8 2 (0.055%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.028%) Retail-J
9 1 (0.028%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 391 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
2 239 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (3.66%) GitHub
4 76 (2.09%) PaaS
5 54 (1.49%) SaaS
6 43 (1.18%) IaaS
7 42 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 35 (0.96%) Heroku
9 28 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
10 25 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (0.69%) Slack
11 21 (0.58%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 14 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (0.36%) CloudBees
15 11 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 10 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
16 10 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (0.22%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 175 (4.82%) HTTP
2 60 (1.65%) Internet
3 35 (0.96%) MQTT
4 29 (0.80%) RTSP
5 17 (0.47%) AMQP
6 10 (0.28%) Intranet
6 10 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.22%) LDAP
8 6 (0.17%) DNS
8 6 (0.17%) VPN
9 4 (0.11%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.11%) IMAP
9 4 (0.11%) SNMP
9 4 (0.11%) SSH
10 3 (0.083%) DMZ
10 3 (0.083%) Firewall
10 3 (0.083%) Network Security
10 3 (0.083%) OpenVPN
11 2 (0.055%) POP3
11 2 (0.055%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (9.11%) NoSQL
2 317 (8.72%) MongoDB
3 241 (6.63%) SQL Server
4 156 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 148 (4.07%) Big Data
6 141 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
7 138 (3.80%) MySQL
8 134 (3.69%) Hadoop
9 126 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 62 (1.71%) HBase
11 34 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 33 (0.91%) Neo4j
12 33 (0.91%) Oracle Database
12 33 (0.91%) Redis
13 31 (0.85%) GIS
14 29 (0.80%) RDBMS
15 25 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
15 25 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
17 20 (0.55%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 773 (21.27%) Selenium
2 740 (20.36%) Git (software)
3 724 (19.92%) Cucumber
4 619 (17.03%) Jenkins
5 592 (16.29%) JIRA
6 396 (10.90%) WebDriver
7 317 (8.72%) Maven
8 281 (7.73%) JUnit
9 209 (5.75%) SpecFlow
10 178 (4.90%) Mockito
11 157 (4.32%) TeamCity
12 155 (4.27%) Gradle
13 154 (4.24%) Subversion
14 152 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 137 (3.77%) Jasmine
16 136 (3.74%) SoapUI
17 106 (2.92%) Grunt
18 103 (2.83%) JBehave
19 92 (2.53%) Protractor
20 87 (2.39%) NUnit
General
1 518 (14.25%) Finance
2 235 (6.47%) Banking
3 143 (3.94%) Retail
4 97 (2.67%) Marketing
5 77 (2.12%) Games
6 65 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 57 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 50 (1.38%) Publishing
9 41 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 35 (0.96%) Electronics
10 35 (0.96%) Front Office
11 31 (0.85%) Advertising
12 25 (0.69%) Back Office
13 18 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.28%) Automotive
15 9 (0.25%) Legal
16 7 (0.19%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.17%) Local Government
18 5 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2158 (59.38%) Developer
2 810 (22.29%) Java Developer
3 415 (11.42%) Senior Developer
4 311 (8.56%) Agile Developer
5 303 (8.34%) Analyst
6 276 (7.59%) Tester
7 258 (7.10%) JavaScript Developer
8 253 (6.96%) .NET Developer
9 228 (6.27%) Senior Java Developer
10 217 (5.97%) Agile Java Developer
11 213 (5.86%) C# Developer
12 205 (5.64%) Automation Tester
13 186 (5.12%) Scala Developer
14 176 (4.84%) Test Analyst
15 175 (4.82%) Software Engineer
16 155 (4.27%) Test Engineer
17 150 (4.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 139 (3.82%) Angular Developer
18 139 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
19 137 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 888 (24.44%) HTML
2 779 (21.44%) CSS
3 697 (19.18%) AngularJS
4 688 (18.93%) Web Services
5 601 (16.54%) .NET
6 580 (15.96%) REST
7 552 (15.19%) Node.js
8 551 (15.16%) Spring
9 535 (14.72%) RESTful
10 493 (13.57%) HTML5
11 388 (10.68%) React
12 342 (9.41%) CSS3
13 305 (8.39%) XML
14 304 (8.37%) ASP.NET
15 293 (8.06%) JSON
16 290 (7.98%) jQuery
17 282 (7.76%) Gherkin
18 246 (6.77%) SOAP
19 205 (5.64%) Hibernate
20 187 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 201 (5.53%) User Experience
2 136 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 96 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 70 (1.93%) Fintech
6 67 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 53 (1.46%) Public Cloud
8 50 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 48 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 40 (1.10%) Video on Demand
11 32 (0.88%) Data Structures
12 29 (0.80%) Algorithms
13 25 (0.69%) iPad
14 23 (0.63%) Social Media
15 22 (0.61%) Blog
16 17 (0.47%) Derivative
16 17 (0.47%) NHS
16 17 (0.47%) Online Games
16 17 (0.47%) Wiki
17 16 (0.44%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 375 (10.32%) Linux
2 167 (4.60%) Unix
3 141 (3.88%) Android
4 137 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 76 (2.09%) Windows
6 33 (0.91%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.19%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.11%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.083%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.055%) CentOS
12 2 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.055%) zOS
13 1 (0.028%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3124 (85.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2871 (79.00%) TDD
3 1451 (39.93%) Scrum
4 840 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
5 681 (18.74%) Kanban
6 503 (13.84%) DevOps
7 492 (13.54%) Software Engineering
8 479 (13.18%) MVC
9 475 (13.07%) Test Automation
10 472 (12.99%) Microservices
11 396 (10.90%) OO
12 362 (9.96%) E-Commerce
13 334 (9.19%) Pair Programming
14 299 (8.23%) Open Source
15 279 (7.68%) Continuous Delivery
16 273 (7.51%) Web Development
17 266 (7.32%) Unit Testing
18 245 (6.74%) User Stories
19 242 (6.66%) Front End Development
20 237 (6.52%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1812 (49.86%) Java
2 1202 (33.08%) JavaScript
3 698 (19.21%) C#
4 602 (16.57%) SQL
5 438 (12.05%) Scala
6 376 (10.35%) Python
7 347 (9.55%) Ruby
8 159 (4.38%) PHP
9 105 (2.89%) Groovy
10 75 (2.06%) Shell Script
11 73 (2.01%) C++
11 73 (2.01%) ES6
12 61 (1.68%) C
13 55 (1.51%) Objective-C
14 53 (1.46%) Clojure
15 45 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 43 (1.18%) Go
17 37 (1.02%) Apple Swift
17 37 (1.02%) Korn
17 37 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 182 (5.01%) Degree
2 181 (4.98%) Security Cleared
3 119 (3.27%) ISEB
4 115 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 71 (1.95%) ISTQB
6 35 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 27 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 10 (0.28%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.14%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.11%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.083%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.083%) PhD
13 3 (0.083%) PMP
14 2 (0.055%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.055%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.028%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.028%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.028%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 473 (13.02%) QA
2 109 (3.00%) SDET
3 45 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (0.72%) FATCA
5 18 (0.50%) WAI
6 16 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.30%) WCAG
8 10 (0.28%) SLA
9 5 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.055%) MiFID
11 1 (0.028%) IFRS
11 1 (0.028%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.028%) SEPA
System Software
1 285 (7.84%) Docker
2 23 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (0.58%) HDFS
4 19 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.17%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.11%) Varnish
9 3 (0.083%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.083%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.083%) vSphere
10 2 (0.055%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.028%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 106 (2.92%) Puppet
2 98 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (2.37%) Ansible
4 25 (0.69%) Kubernetes
5 19 (0.52%) Kibana
6 17 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (0.47%) logstash
7 12 (0.33%) Grafana
7 12 (0.33%) Nagios
8 11 (0.30%) rkt
9 9 (0.25%) Salt
10 5 (0.14%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.14%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.11%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.11%) Rancher
11 4 (0.11%) Terraform
12 3 (0.083%) Mesos
13 2 (0.055%) CA Service Virtualization
13 2 (0.055%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.055%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 243 (6.69%) Microsoft
2 189 (5.20%) Oracle
3 86 (2.37%) Atlassian
4 74 (2.04%) Sitecore
5 62 (1.71%) SAP
6 60 (1.65%) Google
7 48 (1.32%) Splunk
8 43 (1.18%) MuleSoft
9 38 (1.05%) Solace
10 34 (0.94%) HP
11 30 (0.83%) Xamarin
12 26 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 25 (0.69%) ESRI
13 25 (0.69%) IBM
14 23 (0.63%) VMware
15 20 (0.55%) Zend
16 19 (0.52%) ATG
16 19 (0.52%) New Relic
17 18 (0.50%) Cloudera
17 18 (0.50%) Hortonworks
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £601 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £610 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Interact Consulting
Rate: 550-600pd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 & 12 months contracts available
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £475 - £510 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago