The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 68 92 133
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +41
Contract jobs citing BDD 1496 1087 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.91% 2.15% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 2.76% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1210 827 570
Average daily rate £450 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
England +24 1440 £450 +9.09% 520
London +17 935 £475 +11.76% 288
City of London +19 136 £488 +8.33% 63
South East -4 132 £413 +5.76% 65
South West +55 104 £400 - 31
North West +15 102 £413 +4.43% 41
Manchester +22 80 £425 +18.88% 26
Yorkshire +18 80 £394 +12.50% 46
West Yorkshire +14 54 £400 +6.66% 28
Leeds -1 48 £358 -4.66% 22
East of England -8 39 £425 +6.25% 13
Oxfordshire +19 32 £450 +7.78% 7
Bristol +18 26 £369 -7.81% 12
Devon +15 26 £433 -3.88% 4
Oxford +16 24 £500 +17.64%
Scotland -6 24 £413 +17.85% 12
South Yorkshire +6 21 £394 +21.15% 7
West Sussex - 21 £425 - 7
Wales +9 20 £350 +10.67%
Edinburgh -9 20 £450 +24.13% 1
South Wales +6 19 £346 +12.60%
West Midlands +3 19 £325 -23.52% 18
Surrey +3 19 £375 - 13
Hampshire -32 19 £381 -4.68% 18
Sheffield +1 18 £400 +23.07% 5
Exeter +14 17 £415 -7.77% 1
Somerset +10 16 £433 +8.12% 2
Cheshire +1 16 £390 +7.58% 10
Wiltshire +7 15 £375 - 1
North East -13 15 £425 +36.00% 4

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2619 (82.10%) Agile Software Development
2 2497 (78.28%) TDD
3 1356 (42.51%) Java
4 1284 (40.25%) JavaScript
5 1180 (36.99%) Scrum
6 988 (30.97%) HTML
7 816 (25.58%) CSS
8 781 (24.48%) Continuous Integration
9 763 (23.92%) Git (software)
10 747 (23.42%) C#
11 710 (22.26%) AngularJS
12 679 (21.29%) Cucumber
13 671 (21.03%) Web Services
14 647 (20.28%) .NET
15 632 (19.81%) MVC
16 573 (17.96%) HTML5
17 561 (17.59%) Selenium
18 532 (16.68%) SQL
19 522 (16.36%) OO
20 491 (15.39%) REST
21 490 (15.36%) RESTful
22 463 (14.51%) Node.js
23 462 (14.48%) Spring
24 443 (13.89%) CSS3
25 439 (13.76%) MongoDB
26 434 (13.61%) Ruby
27 428 (13.42%) Jenkins
28 426 (13.35%) Kanban
29 382 (11.97%) jQuery
30 367 (11.50%) ASP.NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 463 (14.51%) Node.js
2 159 (4.98%) Tomcat
3 131 (4.11%) Apache
4 111 (3.48%) JBoss
5 80 (2.51%) CMS
6 78 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
7 68 (2.13%) Confluence
8 63 (1.97%) Jetty
9 61 (1.91%) Apache Spark
10 48 (1.50%) Apache Solr
11 38 (1.19%) IIS
12 26 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
13 23 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 21 (0.66%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.56%) Apache Pig
15 18 (0.56%) Umbraco
16 17 (0.53%) nginx
17 16 (0.50%) Alfresco
18 15 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
19 14 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 50 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.22%) Mingle
5 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.16%) MS Office
7 3 (0.094%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 40 (1.25%) Magento
2 24 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.38%) BigMachines
4 12 (0.38%) Eloqua
5 11 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.22%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 311 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (5.74%) GitHub
3 111 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (1.10%) Heroku
5 27 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 19 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.56%) SaaS
9 16 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
9 16 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.22%) Force.com
12 6 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.19%) PaaS
13 5 (0.16%) IaaS
14 4 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.13%) Trello
15 3 (0.094%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.094%) MailChimp
15 3 (0.094%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 199 (6.24%) HTTP
2 62 (1.94%) Internet
3 32 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.47%) Firewall
5 14 (0.44%) DVB
6 11 (0.34%) Intranet
6 11 (0.34%) VPN
7 6 (0.19%) DSL
7 6 (0.19%) SNA
8 4 (0.13%) DMZ
8 4 (0.13%) DNS
8 4 (0.13%) FTP
8 4 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.094%) Extranet
9 3 (0.094%) Network Security
10 2 (0.063%) NFC
10 2 (0.063%) SSL
11 1 (0.031%) AMQP
11 1 (0.031%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.031%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (13.76%) MongoDB
2 366 (11.47%) NoSQL
3 345 (10.82%) SQL Server
4 220 (6.90%) MySQL
5 191 (5.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 146 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
7 138 (4.33%) Relational Database
8 97 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 79 (2.48%) Big Data
9 79 (2.48%) Hadoop
9 79 (2.48%) Redis
10 74 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 52 (1.63%) Oracle Database
12 49 (1.54%) Neo4j
13 46 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 43 (1.35%) HBase
15 37 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
16 35 (1.10%) Apache Hive
17 32 (1.00%) Jackrabbit
18 31 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 763 (23.92%) Git (software)
2 679 (21.29%) Cucumber
3 561 (17.59%) Selenium
4 428 (13.42%) Jenkins
5 312 (9.78%) JIRA
6 304 (9.53%) Subversion
7 294 (9.22%) SpecFlow
8 278 (8.71%) Maven
9 267 (8.37%) WebDriver
10 196 (6.14%) JUnit
11 182 (5.71%) Mockito
12 172 (5.39%) Jasmine
12 172 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 151 (4.73%) Visual Studio
14 133 (4.17%) TeamCity
15 116 (3.64%) Gradle
16 92 (2.88%) NUnit
17 86 (2.70%) JMeter
18 83 (2.60%) Grunt
19 81 (2.54%) JBehave
General
1 352 (11.03%) Finance
2 168 (5.27%) Banking
3 66 (2.07%) Retail
4 54 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 49 (1.54%) Publishing
6 46 (1.44%) Front Office
7 42 (1.32%) Games
8 41 (1.29%) Marketing
9 38 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 30 (0.94%) Back Office
11 19 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.53%) Advertising
13 16 (0.50%) Electronics
14 9 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.22%) Military
16 6 (0.19%) Law
17 5 (0.16%) Billing
17 5 (0.16%) Legal
17 5 (0.16%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.094%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2123 (66.55%) Developer
2 698 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 349 (10.94%) JavaScript Developer
4 334 (10.47%) Senior Developer
5 332 (10.41%) Agile Developer
6 326 (10.22%) .NET Developer
7 324 (10.16%) Analyst
8 313 (9.81%) C# Developer
9 208 (6.52%) Agile Java Developer
10 197 (6.18%) Test Analyst
11 194 (6.08%) Tester
12 181 (5.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 180 (5.64%) C# .NET Developer
14 179 (5.61%) Angular Developer
15 142 (4.45%) Senior Java Developer
16 134 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 131 (4.11%) Automation Tester
18 130 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
19 123 (3.86%) Business Analyst
20 117 (3.67%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 988 (30.97%) HTML
2 816 (25.58%) CSS
3 710 (22.26%) AngularJS
4 671 (21.03%) Web Services
5 647 (20.28%) .NET
6 573 (17.96%) HTML5
7 491 (15.39%) REST
8 490 (15.36%) RESTful
9 462 (14.48%) Spring
10 443 (13.89%) CSS3
11 382 (11.97%) jQuery
12 367 (11.50%) ASP.NET
13 297 (9.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 247 (7.74%) JSON
15 213 (6.68%) Hibernate
16 211 (6.61%) XML
17 187 (5.86%) .NET Framework
18 185 (5.80%) React
19 184 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
20 171 (5.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 205 (6.43%) User Experience
2 139 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 74 (2.32%) Computer Science
5 48 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (0.94%) iPad
6 30 (0.94%) iPhone
6 30 (0.94%) Visualisation
7 29 (0.91%) Blog
8 27 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
9 26 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (0.82%) N-Tier
10 25 (0.78%) Fintech
11 23 (0.72%) Derivative
12 22 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 20 (0.63%) Animation
13 20 (0.63%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.53%) Algorithms
14 17 (0.53%) Digital Media
15 16 (0.50%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 343 (10.75%) Linux
2 188 (5.89%) Unix
3 181 (5.67%) Apple iOS
4 158 (4.95%) Android
5 111 (3.48%) Windows
6 82 (2.57%) Mac OS X
7 23 (0.72%) Mac OS
8 18 (0.56%) CentOS
9 16 (0.50%) AIX
10 15 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.41%) Windows Server
11 13 (0.41%) Windows Vista
11 13 (0.41%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.19%) Solaris
12 6 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.16%) Windows CE
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.063%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.063%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2619 (82.10%) Agile Software Development
2 2497 (78.28%) TDD
3 1180 (36.99%) Scrum
4 781 (24.48%) Continuous Integration
5 632 (19.81%) MVC
6 522 (16.36%) OO
7 426 (13.35%) Kanban
8 366 (11.47%) Test Automation
9 339 (10.63%) Pair Programming
10 310 (9.72%) Software Engineering
11 298 (9.34%) E-Commerce
12 286 (8.97%) Unit Testing
13 256 (8.03%) Open Source
14 215 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
15 211 (6.61%) User Stories
16 209 (6.55%) Front End Development
17 206 (6.46%) DevOps
18 201 (6.30%) Automated Testing
19 196 (6.14%) SDLC
20 190 (5.96%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1356 (42.51%) Java
2 1284 (40.25%) JavaScript
3 747 (23.42%) C#
4 532 (16.68%) SQL
5 434 (13.61%) Ruby
6 282 (8.84%) Scala
7 260 (8.15%) Python
8 219 (6.87%) PHP
9 112 (3.51%) Groovy
10 100 (3.13%) C++
11 93 (2.92%) Objective-C
12 69 (2.16%) Perl
13 63 (1.97%) T-SQL
14 60 (1.88%) ES6
15 56 (1.76%) C
16 41 (1.29%) Apple Swift
17 38 (1.19%) Bash Shell
18 37 (1.16%) Shell Script
19 35 (1.10%) Clojure
20 29 (0.91%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 180 (5.64%) Security Cleared
2 130 (4.08%) Degree
3 121 (3.79%) ISEB
4 108 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 96 (3.01%) ISTQB
6 49 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.16%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.16%) PMP
11 3 (0.094%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.031%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.031%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.031%) MCSA
13 1 (0.031%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (10.22%) QA
2 31 (0.97%) SDET
3 30 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 24 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.69%) WCAG
6 10 (0.31%) ISO 14001
6 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.16%) WAI
8 3 (0.094%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.094%) SLA
9 2 (0.063%) MiFID
10 1 (0.031%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.031%) EMIR
10 1 (0.031%) FATCA
System Software
1 167 (5.24%) Docker
2 25 (0.78%) Apache Flume
3 20 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.47%) HDFS
5 9 (0.28%) vCloud
6 7 (0.22%) vSphere
7 5 (0.16%) Varnish
8 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.063%) Active Directory
10 1 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.031%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 63 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
2 60 (1.88%) Puppet
3 33 (1.03%) Ansible
4 32 (1.00%) Graphite
5 27 (0.85%) Capistrano
6 26 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (0.44%) Mesos
7 14 (0.44%) Oozie
8 12 (0.38%) Salt
9 11 (0.34%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.34%) logstash
10 9 (0.28%) Kibana
11 8 (0.25%) Rundeck
12 7 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.19%) Ambari
13 6 (0.19%) Nagios
13 6 (0.19%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.13%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.13%) yum
15 3 (0.094%) Riemann
Vendors
1 268 (8.40%) Microsoft
2 177 (5.55%) Oracle
3 43 (1.35%) HP
4 35 (1.10%) Google
5 33 (1.03%) Apple
6 32 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (1.00%) VMware
7 31 (0.97%) SOASTA, Inc
8 29 (0.91%) Red Hat
9 27 (0.85%) Sitecore
10 23 (0.72%) Atlassian
10 23 (0.72%) Twitter
11 19 (0.60%) Zend
12 18 (0.56%) Telerik
13 17 (0.53%) EPiServer
13 17 (0.53%) hybris
13 17 (0.53%) IBM
13 17 (0.53%) SAP
14 16 (0.50%) Facebook
14 16 (0.50%) Informatica
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent depending on experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £351 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago