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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 63 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 1699 1175 1176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.16% 2.10% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 2.65% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 923 927
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 - -

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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +37 1551 £450 +9.09% 497
London +28 974 £475 +5.55% 280
City of London +31 211 £500 +11.11% 70
South East +63 172 £400 +6.66% 70
Yorkshire +33 116 £438 +25.00% 24
West Yorkshire +40 102 £450 +28.57% 18
Leeds +35 97 £450 +28.57% 18
North West +35 96 £413 +10.00% 40
Manchester +28 68 £375 +1.35% 28
Scotland +6 67 £375 +7.14% 17
Edinburgh +25 57 £375 -6.25% 4
North East -13 49 £400 +6.66% 5
Tyne and Wear -24 47 £413 +10.00% 5
East of England +21 46 £395 -1.25% 24
South West -6 45 £388 +10.71% 31
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 44 £425 +13.33% 4
Wales -4 35 £388 -3.12% 5
West Midlands -21 35 £450 +28.57% 16
Berkshire +7 34 £365 +2.81% 13
Hampshire -6 33 £365 -3.94% 21
South Wales -11 32 £388 -3.12% 4
East Sussex +31 31 £450 +20.00% 5
Surrey +16 28 £450 +9.09% 11
Brighton +22 24 £500 +33.33% 4
Reading +1 24 £360 +1.40% 7
Cardiff +10 22 £388 -4.90% 1
Birmingham -18 19 £350 - 3
Croydon +6 17 £450 +16.12% 3
Cheshire -1 17 £490 +30.66% 4
Devon - 17 £376 -

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2635 (83.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2427 (77.15%) TDD
3 1528 (48.57%) Java
4 1277 (40.59%) Scrum
5 1178 (37.44%) JavaScript
6 904 (28.73%) HTML
7 759 (24.13%) Continuous Integration
8 737 (23.43%) CSS
9 672 (21.36%) C#
10 612 (19.45%) Cucumber
11 598 (19.01%) .NET
12 586 (18.63%) Git (software)
13 566 (17.99%) Web Services
14 558 (17.74%) AngularJS
15 550 (17.48%) Selenium
16 533 (16.94%) MVC
17 514 (16.34%) Spring
18 488 (15.51%) SQL
19 465 (14.78%) HTML5
20 463 (14.72%) OO
21 455 (14.46%) Kanban
22 447 (14.21%) Pair Programming
23 446 (14.18%) REST
24 419 (13.32%) Jenkins
25 406 (12.91%) Finance
26 394 (12.52%) Node.js
27 381 (12.11%) Software Engineering
28 380 (12.08%) RESTful
29 377 (11.98%) MongoDB
30 366 (11.63%) NoSQL

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
1 394 (12.52%) Node.js
2 115 (3.66%) Tomcat
3 95 (3.02%) Apache
4 86 (2.73%) JBoss
5 82 (2.61%) Confluence
6 79 (2.51%) CMS
7 58 (1.84%) Jetty
8 57 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
9 55 (1.75%) Apache Spark
10 42 (1.34%) WebLogic
11 30 (0.95%) GeoServer
11 30 (0.95%) IIS
12 28 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
13 27 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.73%) nginx
15 22 (0.70%) OpenStack
16 19 (0.60%) Apache Solr
17 14 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
18 13 (0.41%) GlassFish
18 13 (0.41%) Mule
Applications
1 55 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.51%) MS Office
3 16 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.095%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.095%) Mingle
7 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.032%) MS Project
8 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (1.05%) Magento
2 21 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.29%) Endur
5 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.095%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.064%) Maximo
8 2 (0.064%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 252 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (3.62%) GitHub
4 38 (1.21%) SaaS
5 37 (1.18%) PaaS
6 33 (1.05%) IaaS
7 28 (0.89%) Amazon S3
8 25 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
10 18 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (0.48%) Heroku
13 14 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.32%) Google App Engine
15 10 (0.32%) Google Play
16 8 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 6 (0.19%) Force.com
17 6 (0.19%) Lucidchart
18 5 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 155 (4.93%) HTTP
2 48 (1.53%) Internet
3 24 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.41%) DMZ
5 11 (0.35%) VPN
6 10 (0.32%) Intranet
7 7 (0.22%) LDAP
8 6 (0.19%) DVB
8 6 (0.19%) FTP
8 6 (0.19%) Network Security
8 6 (0.19%) SSL
9 5 (0.16%) Extranet
9 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.16%) SNA
10 4 (0.13%) DNS
10 4 (0.13%) SSH
11 2 (0.064%) AMQP
11 2 (0.064%) Firewall
11 2 (0.064%) Skype
12 1 (0.032%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (11.98%) MongoDB
2 366 (11.63%) NoSQL
3 302 (9.60%) SQL Server
4 196 (6.23%) MySQL
5 187 (5.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 166 (5.28%) Relational Database
7 122 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
8 72 (2.29%) Big Data
9 60 (1.91%) Redis
10 57 (1.81%) RDBMS
11 52 (1.65%) Hadoop
12 51 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 45 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 42 (1.34%) Neo4j
15 32 (1.02%) GIS
16 31 (0.99%) Oracle Database
17 30 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
18 23 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 21 (0.67%) HBase
20 20 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 612 (19.45%) Cucumber
2 586 (18.63%) Git (software)
3 550 (17.48%) Selenium
4 419 (13.32%) Jenkins
5 347 (11.03%) Maven
6 343 (10.90%) JIRA
7 307 (9.76%) WebDriver
8 270 (8.58%) JUnit
9 228 (7.25%) Subversion
10 199 (6.33%) SpecFlow
11 161 (5.12%) Gradle
12 148 (4.70%) Mockito
13 118 (3.75%) Jasmine
14 112 (3.56%) Visual Studio
15 106 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 104 (3.31%) NUnit
17 83 (2.64%) TeamCity
18 81 (2.57%) JMeter
19 73 (2.32%) Hudson
20 72 (2.29%) Grunt
General
1 406 (12.91%) Finance
2 210 (6.68%) Banking
3 64 (2.03%) Investment Banking
4 58 (1.84%) Publishing
5 57 (1.81%) Retail
6 50 (1.59%) Marketing
7 44 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.37%) Games
9 25 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.76%) Back Office
11 22 (0.70%) Front Office
12 20 (0.64%) Electronics
12 20 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.54%) Advertising
14 10 (0.32%) Law
15 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.095%) Arabic Language
16 3 (0.095%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.095%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.064%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 2033 (64.62%) Developer
2 767 (24.38%) Java Developer
3 431 (13.70%) Senior Developer
4 406 (12.91%) Agile Developer
5 303 (9.63%) Analyst
6 286 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
7 281 (8.93%) .NET Developer
8 270 (8.58%) Agile Java Developer
9 248 (7.88%) C# Developer
10 214 (6.80%) Tester
11 210 (6.68%) Senior Java Developer
12 169 (5.37%) Test Analyst
13 150 (4.77%) Scala Developer
14 144 (4.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 143 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
16 134 (4.26%) Senior Agile Developer
17 133 (4.23%) Automation Tester
18 129 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 128 (4.07%) Business Analyst
19 128 (4.07%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 904 (28.73%) HTML
2 737 (23.43%) CSS
3 598 (19.01%) .NET
4 566 (17.99%) Web Services
5 558 (17.74%) AngularJS
6 514 (16.34%) Spring
7 465 (14.78%) HTML5
8 446 (14.18%) REST
9 380 (12.08%) RESTful
10 334 (10.62%) CSS3
11 296 (9.41%) jQuery
12 273 (8.68%) ASP.NET
13 243 (7.72%) Hibernate
14 233 (7.41%) XML
15 224 (7.12%) JSON
16 216 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
17 178 (5.66%) SOAP
18 164 (5.21%) React
19 151 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
20 146 (4.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 243 (7.72%) User Experience
2 172 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (5.18%) Mobile App
4 89 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 84 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 52 (1.65%) Derivative
7 45 (1.43%) iPad
8 41 (1.30%) iPhone
9 38 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
10 35 (1.11%) Visualisation
11 27 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 26 (0.83%) Fintech
12 26 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (0.64%) Data Structures
14 18 (0.57%) Data Integration
15 17 (0.54%) Digital Media
16 16 (0.51%) Video on Demand
16 16 (0.51%) Wiki
17 14 (0.45%) Blog
18 13 (0.41%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 348 (11.06%) Linux
2 173 (5.50%) Unix
3 130 (4.13%) Apple iOS
4 98 (3.12%) Android
5 55 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 52 (1.65%) Windows
7 14 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.29%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.25%) CentOS
11 3 (0.095%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.064%) AIX
12 2 (0.064%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.064%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.064%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.032%) Solaris
13 1 (0.032%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.032%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2635 (83.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2427 (77.15%) TDD
3 1277 (40.59%) Scrum
4 759 (24.13%) Continuous Integration
5 533 (16.94%) MVC
6 463 (14.72%) OO
7 455 (14.46%) Kanban
8 447 (14.21%) Pair Programming
9 381 (12.11%) Software Engineering
10 341 (10.84%) Unit Testing
11 300 (9.54%) Test Automation
12 276 (8.77%) E-Commerce
13 245 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
14 240 (7.63%) User Stories
15 229 (7.28%) DevOps
15 229 (7.28%) Web Development
16 227 (7.22%) Open Source
17 218 (6.93%) Microservices
18 203 (6.45%) Front End Development
19 192 (6.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1528 (48.57%) Java
2 1178 (37.44%) JavaScript
3 672 (21.36%) C#
4 488 (15.51%) SQL
5 339 (10.78%) Ruby
6 312 (9.92%) Scala
7 235 (7.47%) Python
8 201 (6.39%) PHP
9 115 (3.66%) Groovy
10 77 (2.45%) C++
11 72 (2.29%) Objective-C
12 64 (2.03%) Perl
13 47 (1.49%) ES6
13 47 (1.49%) T-SQL
14 45 (1.43%) C
14 45 (1.43%) PL/SQL
15 43 (1.37%) Shell Script
16 41 (1.30%) TypeScript
17 32 (1.02%) Apple Swift
18 29 (0.92%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 192 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 148 (4.70%) Degree
3 120 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 110 (3.50%) ISEB
5 104 (3.31%) ISTQB
6 32 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.095%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.095%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.064%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.064%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.032%) CISSP
13 1 (0.032%) IIBA
13 1 (0.032%) MCTS
13 1 (0.032%) PMP
13 1 (0.032%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (10.74%) QA
2 38 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (1.14%) SDET
4 22 (0.70%) WCAG
5 13 (0.41%) WAI
6 11 (0.35%) ISO 14001
6 11 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.095%) FATCA
9 3 (0.095%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.064%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.032%) GPG13
11 1 (0.032%) SLA
System Software
1 175 (5.56%) Docker
2 35 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.48%) Apache Flume
4 12 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.16%) HDFS
6 2 (0.064%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.064%) GridGain
7 1 (0.032%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.032%) vSphere
7 1 (0.032%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 65 (2.07%) Puppet
2 49 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
4 33 (1.05%) Ansible
5 16 (0.51%) Graphite
6 14 (0.45%) Kibana
7 13 (0.41%) BladeLogic
8 9 (0.29%) Capistrano
9 7 (0.22%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.16%) Nagios
10 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.13%) Mesos
11 4 (0.13%) Oozie
11 4 (0.13%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.095%) SELinux
13 2 (0.064%) logstash
13 2 (0.064%) Salt
13 2 (0.064%) WMI
14 1 (0.032%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 1 (0.032%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 257 (8.17%) Microsoft
2 171 (5.44%) Oracle
3 53 (1.68%) Atlassian
4 49 (1.56%) VMware
5 45 (1.43%) Google
5 45 (1.43%) HP
6 34 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (1.05%) IBM
7 33 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 30 (0.95%) Apple
9 28 (0.89%) Zend
10 25 (0.79%) SAP
11 19 (0.60%) Red Hat
12 17 (0.54%) Rally
12 17 (0.54%) Splunk
13 15 (0.48%) ESRI
14 13 (0.41%) EPiServer
14 13 (0.41%) SOASTA, Inc
15 12 (0.38%) Telerik
16 11 (0.35%) New Relic
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