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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 90 79
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing BDD 1602 1304 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.99% 2.32% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 2.92% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1041 996
Median daily rate £450 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 - -

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
44155 44688 42248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.64% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 28799 26498
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1198 1222
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +18 1493 £463 +8.82% 486
London +19 913 £475 +5.55% 272
City of London +27 196 £500 +11.11% 64
South East +9 170 £425 +8.62% 70
Yorkshire +36 121 £436 +24.64% 27
North West +40 109 £465 +24.00% 40
West Yorkshire +26 104 £450 +28.57% 19
Leeds +31 101 £475 +35.71% 16
Scotland +28 73 £375 +7.14% 17
Manchester +42 69 £375 - 27
Edinburgh +32 62 £375 +5.63% 4
North East -27 49 £400 +6.66% 8
Tyne and Wear -34 46 £400 +6.66% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 43 £400 +6.66% 6
South West -8 41 £388 +3.33% 18
East of England +24 38 £450 +16.12% 29
West Midlands -39 36 £400 +14.28% 15
Berkshire +11 35 £360 +2.85% 12
Hampshire -15 33 £350 +4.47% 19
East Sussex +35 30 £450 +20.00% 5
Cheshire +12 30 £475 +46.15% 5
Surrey +8 25 £450 +5.88% 16
Croydon +7 24 £450 +16.12% 1
West Sussex -1 21 £445 -1.11% 3
Brighton +23 20 £525 +40.00% 3
Reading -2 20 £360 +2.85% 7
Birmingham -28 19 £335 -4.28% 4
East Midlands +2 17 £350 -6.66% 9
Oxfordshire -4 16 £475 +11.76% 4
Wales -18 16 £475 +16.56% 3

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 2689 (84.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2496 (78.10%) TDD
3 1556 (48.69%) Java
4 1319 (41.27%) Scrum
5 1179 (36.89%) JavaScript
6 922 (28.85%) HTML
7 791 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
8 749 (23.44%) CSS
9 708 (22.15%) C#
10 637 (19.93%) .NET
11 612 (19.15%) Cucumber
12 610 (19.09%) Git (software)
13 570 (17.83%) AngularJS
14 560 (17.52%) Selenium
15 541 (16.93%) Web Services
16 529 (16.55%) MVC
17 497 (15.55%) SQL
18 480 (15.02%) Kanban
19 474 (14.83%) Spring
20 465 (14.55%) HTML5
21 449 (14.05%) Pair Programming
22 445 (13.92%) OO
23 432 (13.52%) Finance
23 432 (13.52%) Jenkins
24 425 (13.30%) REST
25 391 (12.23%) Software Engineering
26 380 (11.89%) Node.js
27 372 (11.64%) RESTful
28 353 (11.05%) QA
28 353 (11.05%) Ruby

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 89 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 81 (2.53%) Confluence
3 77 (2.41%) CMS
4 73 (2.28%) Apache
5 70 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
6 69 (2.16%) JBoss
7 60 (1.88%) Apache Spark
8 50 (1.56%) Jetty
9 45 (1.41%) WebLogic
10 39 (1.22%) IIS
11 34 (1.06%) GeoServer
12 32 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.91%) OpenStack
14 23 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
15 22 (0.69%) nginx
16 18 (0.56%) Drupal
17 15 (0.47%) Mule
18 14 (0.44%) Apache Solr
19 13 (0.41%) Umbraco
20 12 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (1.78%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.69%) MS Office
3 21 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.094%) Mingle
7 3 (0.094%) MS Project
8 2 (0.063%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.063%) InVision
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
1 22 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.47%) Magento
3 8 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.25%) Endur
4 3 (0.094%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.063%) Maximo
5 2 (0.063%) Unica
6 1 (0.031%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 261 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (3.29%) GitHub
4 45 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (1.31%) SaaS
6 37 (1.16%) PaaS
7 33 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 33 (1.03%) IaaS
8 25 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
9 18 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.34%) Google Play
12 10 (0.31%) Google App Engine
13 8 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.22%) Heroku
15 6 (0.19%) Force.com
15 6 (0.19%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 140 (4.38%) HTTP
2 48 (1.50%) Internet
3 19 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.41%) DMZ
5 12 (0.38%) VPN
6 9 (0.28%) Network Security
7 6 (0.19%) Intranet
7 6 (0.19%) LDAP
8 5 (0.16%) DVB
8 5 (0.16%) FTP
8 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.16%) SSL
9 4 (0.13%) DNS
9 4 (0.13%) SSH
10 3 (0.094%) AMQP
11 2 (0.063%) Extranet
11 2 (0.063%) Skype
11 2 (0.063%) SNMP
12 1 (0.031%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.031%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (10.98%) NoSQL
2 343 (10.73%) MongoDB
3 311 (9.73%) SQL Server
4 186 (5.82%) MySQL
5 174 (5.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 160 (5.01%) Relational Database
7 120 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
8 74 (2.32%) Big Data
9 72 (2.25%) Hadoop
10 55 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 54 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 52 (1.63%) Redis
12 52 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 36 (1.13%) Neo4j
14 31 (0.97%) GIS
15 30 (0.94%) Oracle Database
15 30 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (0.66%) HBase
16 21 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 19 (0.59%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 612 (19.15%) Cucumber
2 610 (19.09%) Git (software)
3 560 (17.52%) Selenium
4 432 (13.52%) Jenkins
5 351 (10.98%) JIRA
6 334 (10.45%) Maven
7 305 (9.54%) WebDriver
8 276 (8.64%) JUnit
9 221 (6.91%) Subversion
10 209 (6.54%) SpecFlow
11 158 (4.94%) Gradle
12 134 (4.19%) Mockito
13 116 (3.63%) Jasmine
14 115 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
15 112 (3.50%) Visual Studio
16 105 (3.29%) NUnit
17 85 (2.66%) Grunt
17 85 (2.66%) Hudson
18 81 (2.53%) JMeter
19 79 (2.47%) TeamCity
General
1 432 (13.52%) Finance
2 219 (6.85%) Banking
3 68 (2.13%) Retail
4 67 (2.10%) Investment Banking
5 62 (1.94%) Publishing
6 52 (1.63%) Marketing
7 41 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 35 (1.10%) Games
9 30 (0.94%) Back Office
10 29 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 24 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 23 (0.72%) Electronics
13 22 (0.69%) Front Office
14 18 (0.56%) Advertising
15 11 (0.34%) Law
16 7 (0.22%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.094%) Arabic Language
17 3 (0.094%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.094%) Military
17 3 (0.094%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2035 (63.67%) Developer
2 756 (23.65%) Java Developer
3 438 (13.70%) Senior Developer
4 424 (13.27%) Agile Developer
5 304 (9.51%) .NET Developer
6 297 (9.29%) Analyst
7 289 (9.04%) Agile Java Developer
8 260 (8.14%) JavaScript Developer
9 249 (7.79%) C# Developer
10 213 (6.66%) Senior Java Developer
11 210 (6.57%) Tester
12 151 (4.72%) Test Analyst
13 149 (4.66%) C# .NET Developer
14 148 (4.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 147 (4.60%) Scala Developer
16 135 (4.22%) Business Analyst
16 135 (4.22%) Senior Agile Developer
17 133 (4.16%) Automation Tester
18 127 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 116 (3.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 922 (28.85%) HTML
2 749 (23.44%) CSS
3 637 (19.93%) .NET
4 570 (17.83%) AngularJS
5 541 (16.93%) Web Services
6 474 (14.83%) Spring
7 465 (14.55%) HTML5
8 425 (13.30%) REST
9 380 (11.89%) Node.js
10 372 (11.64%) RESTful
11 321 (10.04%) CSS3
12 301 (9.42%) jQuery
13 288 (9.01%) ASP.NET
14 243 (7.60%) XML
15 222 (6.95%) JSON
16 220 (6.88%) Hibernate
17 215 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
18 182 (5.69%) React
18 182 (5.69%) SOAP
19 158 (4.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 259 (8.10%) User Experience
2 177 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 173 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 86 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
5 79 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 59 (1.85%) Derivative
7 46 (1.44%) iPad
8 42 (1.31%) iPhone
9 39 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
10 34 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 34 (1.06%) Visualisation
11 28 (0.88%) Fintech
12 27 (0.84%) Algorithms
13 25 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 20 (0.63%) Digital Media
15 19 (0.59%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.59%) Minimum Viable Product
15 19 (0.59%) Wiki
16 18 (0.56%) Blog
17 17 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 332 (10.39%) Linux
2 158 (4.94%) Unix
3 156 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 113 (3.54%) Android
5 48 (1.50%) Windows
6 47 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 16 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.22%) CentOS
10 6 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.094%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.094%) VMS
12 2 (0.063%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.063%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.031%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2689 (84.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2496 (78.10%) TDD
3 1319 (41.27%) Scrum
4 791 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
5 529 (16.55%) MVC
6 480 (15.02%) Kanban
7 449 (14.05%) Pair Programming
8 445 (13.92%) OO
9 391 (12.23%) Software Engineering
10 349 (10.92%) Unit Testing
11 308 (9.64%) E-Commerce
12 301 (9.42%) Test Automation
13 260 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
14 254 (7.95%) DevOps
15 238 (7.45%) Microservices
16 236 (7.38%) User Stories
17 235 (7.35%) Open Source
18 233 (7.29%) Web Development
19 225 (7.04%) Front End Development
20 182 (5.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1556 (48.69%) Java
2 1179 (36.89%) JavaScript
3 708 (22.15%) C#
4 497 (15.55%) SQL
5 353 (11.05%) Ruby
6 325 (10.17%) Scala
7 254 (7.95%) Python
8 189 (5.91%) PHP
9 116 (3.63%) Groovy
10 84 (2.63%) C++
10 84 (2.63%) Objective-C
11 51 (1.60%) ES6
12 50 (1.56%) Perl
13 47 (1.47%) PL/SQL
14 43 (1.35%) TypeScript
15 41 (1.28%) C
16 39 (1.22%) T-SQL
17 38 (1.19%) Shell Script
18 35 (1.10%) Clojure
19 33 (1.03%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 192 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 151 (4.72%) Degree
3 121 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 116 (3.63%) ISEB
5 101 (3.16%) ISTQB
6 37 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 26 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.13%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.094%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.094%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.063%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.063%) MCAD
13 2 (0.063%) MCSD
13 2 (0.063%) MCTS
14 1 (0.031%) MCP
14 1 (0.031%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (11.05%) QA
2 47 (1.47%) SDET
3 38 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.44%) WAI
4 14 (0.44%) WCAG
5 10 (0.31%) ISO 14001
5 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.13%) FATCA
9 2 (0.063%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.031%) GPG13
10 1 (0.031%) MiFID
10 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 144 (4.51%) Docker
2 33 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.34%) Apache Flume
4 10 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.22%) GeoWebCache
6 5 (0.16%) HDFS
6 5 (0.16%) Varnish
7 2 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.063%) GridGain
7 2 (0.063%) vSphere
8 1 (0.031%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.031%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 70 (2.19%) Puppet
2 62 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (1.22%) Ansible
3 39 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (0.63%) Kibana
5 13 (0.41%) BladeLogic
6 12 (0.38%) Graphite
7 8 (0.25%) Capistrano
7 8 (0.25%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.19%) logstash
8 6 (0.19%) Nagios
9 4 (0.13%) Oozie
9 4 (0.13%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.13%) Salt
9 4 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.094%) Mesos
10 3 (0.094%) SELinux
11 2 (0.063%) WMI
12 1 (0.031%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.031%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 242 (7.57%) Microsoft
2 177 (5.54%) Oracle
3 59 (1.85%) Atlassian
4 50 (1.56%) HP
5 49 (1.53%) VMware
6 45 (1.41%) Google
7 34 (1.06%) IBM
8 32 (1.00%) Apple
8 32 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (0.94%) Sitecore
10 27 (0.84%) SAP
10 27 (0.84%) Zend
11 22 (0.69%) ESRI
12 21 (0.66%) Rally
13 19 (0.59%) Splunk
14 14 (0.44%) Adobe
15 13 (0.41%) New Relic
16 12 (0.38%) MuleSoft
16 12 (0.38%) Red Hat
17 11 (0.34%) PayPal
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Talent International
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £601 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per month
Posted: 3 days ago