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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 72 127 238
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +111
Contract jobs citing BDD 1253 837 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.29% 1.64% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 2.24% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1014 683 365
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 +45 1184 £425 +6.25% 424
London +31 855 £425 - 256
City of London +36 194 £450 +11.11% 73
South East +21 131 £390 +4.00% 64
North West +32 53 £400 +23.07% 37
Wales - 53 £450 - 4
South West +23 52 £350 +16.66% 18
South Wales - 44 £450 - 3
Hampshire -11 40 £388 +10.71% 11
Buckinghamshire +24 37 £438 +16.66% 3
Yorkshire +18 36 £320 +16.36% 13
Milton Keynes +28 31 £450 +38.46%
West Yorkshire +6 28 £320 +16.36% 5
East of England -24 28 £375 -3.22% 15
Southampton +19 27 £388 +17.42% 3
Leeds -2 26 £320 +16.36% 4
Newport - 26 £450 - 1
Cheshire +17 23 £510 +23.63% 13
Warrington - 20 £515 - 3
Manchester +1 19 £400 +24.03% 9
Berkshire -6 19 £375 - 8
Cardiff - 18 £438 - 2
Somerset -6 16 £325 -10.34% 1
Surrey -1 15 £375 -7.97% 18
East Midlands -1 14 £320 -24.70% 13
Bristol -13 12 £450 +66.66% 4
Reading +6 11 £400 +1.58% 2
Norfolk -2 11 £350 +75.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -14 11 £425 +3.03% 3
Scotland -23 11 £350 -20.00% 10

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1861 (76.90%) TDD
2 1082 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
3 1058 (43.72%) Java
4 1013 (41.86%) Scrum
5 737 (30.45%) JavaScript
6 667 (27.56%) C#
7 633 (26.16%) HTML
8 572 (23.64%) Cucumber
9 558 (23.06%) Selenium
10 533 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
11 532 (21.98%) .NET
12 522 (21.57%) CSS
12 522 (21.57%) Web Services
13 490 (20.25%) OO
14 463 (19.13%) SQL
15 459 (18.97%) Ruby
16 442 (18.26%) MVC
17 373 (15.41%) XML
17 373 (15.41%) Test Automation
18 340 (14.05%) QA
19 336 (13.88%) Git (software)
20 323 (13.35%) HTML5
21 314 (12.98%) Spring
22 304 (12.56%) E-Commerce
22 304 (12.56%) Open Source
23 302 (12.48%) jQuery
24 299 (12.36%) WebDriver
25 294 (12.15%) Finance
26 268 (11.07%) Kanban
27 266 (10.99%) ASP.NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 159 (6.57%) CMS
2 136 (5.62%) Node.js
3 71 (2.93%) Tomcat
4 45 (1.86%) Umbraco
5 41 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 38 (1.57%) Apache
6 38 (1.57%) Adobe CQ
7 32 (1.32%) IIS
8 31 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (1.03%) Drupal
10 24 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
12 16 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (0.66%) FileNet
13 12 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.45%) Confluence
15 10 (0.41%) Alfresco
16 9 (0.37%) Mule
16 9 (0.37%) Apache Solr
17 8 (0.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 73 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.25%) MS Office
4 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.083%) MS Project
6 1 (0.041%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.58%) Google Analytics
3 12 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.21%) RMDS
5 5 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.17%) Magento
7 2 (0.083%) Endur
7 2 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.041%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 89 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
3 36 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (1.45%) SaaS
5 29 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (0.83%) GitHub
7 13 (0.54%) Office 365
8 10 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.29%) PaaS
10 6 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.21%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
11 5 (0.21%) Joyent
12 4 (0.17%) IaaS
12 4 (0.17%) Heroku
13 1 (0.041%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.51%) HTTP
2 53 (2.19%) Internet
3 12 (0.50%) Intranet
3 12 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.33%) Wireshark
5 7 (0.29%) SSL
6 4 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (0.12%) PBX
7 3 (0.12%) VoIP
8 2 (0.083%) NAS
8 2 (0.083%) AMQP
8 2 (0.083%) SAN
8 2 (0.083%) Firewall
8 2 (0.083%) IPv4
8 2 (0.083%) IPv6
8 2 (0.083%) VPN
9 1 (0.041%) LAN
9 1 (0.041%) LDAP
9 1 (0.041%) DVB
9 1 (0.041%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 185 (7.64%) NoSQL
3 146 (6.03%) MongoDB
4 137 (5.66%) MySQL
5 91 (3.76%) Relational Database
6 68 (2.81%) Big Data
7 63 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 61 (2.52%) CouchDB
9 60 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 38 (1.57%) Redis
11 31 (1.28%) Hadoop
12 24 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (0.95%) RavenDB
14 21 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 20 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 19 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (0.74%) Oracle Database
18 16 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 572 (23.64%) Cucumber
2 558 (23.06%) Selenium
3 336 (13.88%) Git (software)
4 299 (12.36%) WebDriver
5 262 (10.83%) Jenkins
6 227 (9.38%) Subversion
7 216 (8.93%) JUnit
8 188 (7.77%) SpecFlow
9 167 (6.90%) JIRA
10 159 (6.57%) Maven
11 143 (5.91%) Visual Studio
12 137 (5.66%) TeamCity
13 136 (5.62%) Hudson
14 134 (5.54%) JBehave
15 124 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 96 (3.97%) Mockito
17 91 (3.76%) Jasmine
18 87 (3.60%) RSpec
19 85 (3.51%) WATIR
20 83 (3.43%) Calabash
General
1 294 (12.15%) Finance
2 89 (3.68%) Banking
3 64 (2.64%) Retail
4 56 (2.31%) Publishing
5 49 (2.02%) Front Office
6 48 (1.98%) Marketing
7 37 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 36 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.32%) Games
10 31 (1.28%) Back Office
11 21 (0.87%) Advertising
12 18 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.66%) Electronics
14 12 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.45%) Legal
15 11 (0.45%) General Ledger
16 7 (0.29%) Automotive
16 7 (0.29%) Multimedia
17 6 (0.25%) Law
18 5 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1375 (56.82%) Developer
2 378 (15.62%) Java Developer
3 326 (13.47%) Analyst
4 240 (9.92%) Tester
5 200 (8.26%) .NET Developer
6 174 (7.19%) Senior Developer
7 168 (6.94%) Test Analyst
8 140 (5.79%) Business Analyst
9 129 (5.33%) C# Developer
10 126 (5.21%) Test Engineer
11 114 (4.71%) Automation Tester
12 90 (3.72%) Agile Business Analyst
13 85 (3.51%) Ruby Developer
13 85 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
14 84 (3.47%) PHP Developer
15 78 (3.22%) C# .NET Developer
16 77 (3.18%) Scala Developer
17 70 (2.89%) Web Developer
18 68 (2.81%) Front-End Developer
19 65 (2.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (26.16%) HTML
2 532 (21.98%) .NET
3 522 (21.57%) CSS
3 522 (21.57%) Web Services
4 373 (15.41%) XML
5 323 (13.35%) HTML5
6 314 (12.98%) Spring
7 302 (12.48%) jQuery
8 266 (10.99%) ASP.NET
9 256 (10.58%) RESTful
10 252 (10.41%) REST
11 226 (9.34%) AngularJS
11 226 (9.34%) CSS3
12 225 (9.30%) JSON
13 193 (7.98%) SOAP
14 173 (7.15%) Ajax
15 171 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 156 (6.45%) Backbone.js
17 155 (6.40%) Ruby on Rails
18 154 (6.36%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 304 (12.56%) Open Source
2 134 (5.54%) Mobile App
3 89 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
4 78 (3.22%) Computer Science
5 40 (1.65%) Digital Media
6 34 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
7 32 (1.32%) Derivative
8 25 (1.03%) Equities
8 25 (1.03%) Wiki
9 24 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 23 (0.95%) Video on Demand
11 22 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
12 21 (0.87%) New Media
13 20 (0.83%) IPTV
13 20 (0.83%) N-Tier
14 18 (0.74%) Visualisation
14 18 (0.74%) GIS
15 17 (0.70%) DTV
16 16 (0.66%) iPhone
17 13 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 229 (9.46%) Linux
2 124 (5.12%) Android
3 116 (4.79%) Apple iOS
4 99 (4.09%) Windows
5 98 (4.05%) UNIX
6 32 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.03%) Solaris
8 24 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 23 (0.95%) AIX
10 16 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.33%) CentOS
12 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.17%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.083%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.083%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.041%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.041%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1861 (76.90%) TDD
2 1082 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
3 1013 (41.86%) Scrum
4 533 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
5 490 (20.25%) OO
6 442 (18.26%) MVC
7 373 (15.41%) Test Automation
8 304 (12.56%) E-Commerce
9 268 (11.07%) Kanban
10 235 (9.71%) User Stories
11 229 (9.46%) Automated Testing
12 213 (8.80%) Pair Programming
13 192 (7.93%) Software Engineering
14 170 (7.02%) Web Development
15 166 (6.86%) Unit Testing
16 164 (6.78%) Test Scripting
17 163 (6.74%) SOA
18 136 (5.62%) OOP
19 131 (5.41%) Software Testing
20 122 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1058 (43.72%) Java
2 737 (30.45%) JavaScript
3 667 (27.56%) C#
4 463 (19.13%) SQL
5 459 (18.97%) Ruby
6 219 (9.05%) Scala
7 208 (8.60%) PHP
8 185 (7.64%) Python
9 74 (3.06%) Groovy
10 68 (2.81%) Objective-C
11 63 (2.60%) C++
12 38 (1.57%) Perl
13 37 (1.53%) T-SQL
14 34 (1.40%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.40%) PHP5
15 24 (0.99%) PL/SQL
16 23 (0.95%) Clojure
17 21 (0.87%) C
18 19 (0.79%) XPath
18 19 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 156 (6.45%) ISEB
2 89 (3.68%) ISTQB
3 87 (3.60%) Security Cleared
4 83 (3.43%) Degree
5 79 (3.26%) SC Cleared
6 24 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.25%) CBAP
8 2 (0.083%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.041%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.041%) MCP
9 1 (0.041%) MCAD
9 1 (0.041%) MCSD
9 1 (0.041%) MCTS
9 1 (0.041%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.041%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.041%) IIBA
9 1 (0.041%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (14.05%) QA
2 6 (0.25%) WCAG
3 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.17%) SLA
5 2 (0.083%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (0.25%) HDFS
1 6 (0.25%) Varnish
2 4 (0.17%) Cygwin
2 4 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.12%) vCloud
4 2 (0.083%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.083%) Docker
4 2 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.083%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.041%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 55 (2.27%) Puppet
2 52 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (0.95%) Capistrano
5 17 (0.70%) Vagrant
6 12 (0.50%) Salt
7 9 (0.37%) Nagios
8 8 (0.33%) Oozie
9 7 (0.29%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.21%) Control-M
10 5 (0.21%) YUM
11 4 (0.17%) Ansible
12 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.083%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.083%) Graylog2
14 1 (0.041%) WebInspect
14 1 (0.041%) WMI
14 1 (0.041%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 186 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 118 (4.88%) Oracle
3 59 (2.44%) JBoss
4 51 (2.11%) Zend
5 45 (1.86%) Google
6 31 (1.28%) Adobe
7 24 (0.99%) Sitecore
8 22 (0.91%) Rackspace
9 20 (0.83%) IBM
10 19 (0.79%) HP
10 19 (0.79%) Informatica
11 18 (0.74%) SAP
12 15 (0.62%) VMware
13 14 (0.58%) Venda
14 13 (0.54%) Twitter
15 10 (0.41%) Apple
15 10 (0.41%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.33%) Akamai
16 8 (0.33%) Bloomberg
16 8 (0.33%) TIBCO
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £230 to £275 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day - Start date: 6th August 2014
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £440 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Maket rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday