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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 1607 1346 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.97% 2.36% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 2.96% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1087 952
Median daily rate £461 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -

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
44752 45442 41756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.70% 79.80% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29560 29386 25936
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 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1183 1176
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +10 1509 £470 +10.58% 495
London +13 926 £475 +5.55% 281
City of London +15 189 £475 - 48
South East -33 160 £443 +18.00% 66
Yorkshire +53 132 £450 +34.32% 19
West Yorkshire +47 113 £460 +37.31% 8
Leeds +40 106 £475 +42.85% 8
North West +27 103 £465 +27.39% 40
Scotland +44 68 £375 +7.14% 19
Manchester +17 62 £428 +14.00% 30
Edinburgh +29 54 £375 - 8
South West -8 44 £348 -13.12% 28
East of England +35 43 £475 +26.66% 23
North East -22 41 £400 +6.66% 9
Tyne and Wear -28 39 £400 +6.66% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 37 £400 +6.66% 6
East Midlands +16 34 £420 +13.51% 12
Berkshire -14 32 £360 +2.12% 11
Hampshire -29 31 £375 +7.91% 17
Cheshire +20 30 £475 +58.33% 2
West Midlands -52 27 £338 -3.57% 15
Croydon +8 25 £463 +2.77% 6
Surrey +7 24 £450 +8.43% 14
West Sussex +15 23 £475 +55.10% 4
Nottinghamshire +5 21 £415 +18.57% 4
Nottingham +2 21 £415 +18.57% 4
Oxfordshire -6 19 £475 +11.76% 6
Bristol -15 19 £456 +7.35% 9
East Sussex +22 16 £400 +8.47% 6
South Yorkshire +10 16 £419 +8.06% 6

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2800 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 2591 (77.92%) TDD
3 1590 (47.82%) Java
4 1351 (40.63%) Scrum
5 1215 (36.54%) JavaScript
6 962 (28.93%) HTML
7 817 (24.57%) Continuous Integration
8 791 (23.79%) CSS
9 712 (21.41%) C#
10 656 (19.73%) Cucumber
11 651 (19.58%) Git (software)
12 641 (19.28%) .NET
13 594 (17.86%) AngularJS
14 574 (17.26%) Selenium
15 540 (16.24%) Web Services
16 530 (15.94%) MVC
17 490 (14.74%) Kanban
18 485 (14.59%) Jenkins
19 475 (14.29%) SQL
20 468 (14.08%) OO
21 464 (13.95%) HTML5
22 454 (13.65%) Pair Programming
23 449 (13.50%) REST
24 448 (13.47%) Spring
25 445 (13.38%) Finance
26 413 (12.42%) Node.js
27 389 (11.70%) Software Engineering
28 379 (11.40%) QA
29 378 (11.37%) Ruby
30 364 (10.95%) JIRA

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
1 116 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
2 91 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 88 (2.65%) Confluence
4 67 (2.02%) CMS
5 64 (1.92%) JBoss
6 61 (1.83%) Apache
7 60 (1.80%) Apache Spark
8 44 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 42 (1.26%) Jetty
10 40 (1.20%) IIS
11 38 (1.14%) GeoServer
12 31 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.87%) OpenStack
14 26 (0.78%) nginx
15 18 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (0.48%) Drupal
17 14 (0.42%) Mule
18 12 (0.36%) Apache Solr
18 12 (0.36%) Umbraco
18 12 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 52 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 24 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 21 (0.63%) MS Office
5 14 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.090%) Mingle
7 3 (0.090%) MS Project
8 2 (0.060%) InVision
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
1 22 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.36%) Magento
3 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.18%) Endur
4 3 (0.090%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.060%) Maximo
5 2 (0.060%) Unica
6 1 (0.030%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 275 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (2.98%) GitHub
4 61 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
5 43 (1.29%) SaaS
6 40 (1.20%) PaaS
7 39 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 36 (1.08%) IaaS
9 25 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
10 20 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.33%) Google Play
14 10 (0.30%) Google App Engine
15 7 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.21%) Lucidchart
16 5 (0.15%) Force.com
16 5 (0.15%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 136 (4.09%) HTTP
2 50 (1.50%) Internet
3 13 (0.39%) DMZ
4 12 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.36%) VPN
5 10 (0.30%) LDAP
5 10 (0.30%) Network Security
6 5 (0.15%) DNS
6 5 (0.15%) Intranet
6 5 (0.15%) SSL
7 4 (0.12%) AMQP
7 4 (0.12%) DVB
7 4 (0.12%) FTP
7 4 (0.12%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.12%) SSH
8 2 (0.060%) Extranet
8 2 (0.060%) Skype
8 2 (0.060%) SNMP
9 1 (0.030%) DWDM
9 1 (0.030%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (10.05%) MongoDB
2 332 (9.98%) NoSQL
3 306 (9.20%) SQL Server
4 186 (5.59%) MySQL
5 162 (4.87%) Relational Database
6 155 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
7 144 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 90 (2.71%) Hadoop
9 76 (2.29%) Big Data
10 61 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 50 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 49 (1.47%) RDBMS
12 49 (1.47%) Redis
13 38 (1.14%) GIS
14 36 (1.08%) Neo4j
15 32 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
16 28 (0.84%) Oracle Database
17 20 (0.60%) Spatial Data
18 19 (0.57%) Apache Hive
19 18 (0.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 656 (19.73%) Cucumber
2 651 (19.58%) Git (software)
3 574 (17.26%) Selenium
4 485 (14.59%) Jenkins
5 364 (10.95%) JIRA
6 352 (10.59%) WebDriver
7 337 (10.14%) Maven
8 278 (8.36%) JUnit
9 223 (6.71%) SpecFlow
10 219 (6.59%) Subversion
11 159 (4.78%) Gradle
12 132 (3.97%) Mockito
13 123 (3.70%) Jasmine
14 119 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
15 110 (3.31%) Visual Studio
16 106 (3.19%) TeamCity
17 101 (3.04%) NUnit
18 97 (2.92%) gulp
19 92 (2.77%) Grunt
20 85 (2.56%) Hudson
General
1 445 (13.38%) Finance
2 233 (7.01%) Banking
3 76 (2.29%) Retail
4 64 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 61 (1.83%) Publishing
6 51 (1.53%) Marketing
7 42 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.14%) Games
9 30 (0.90%) Back Office
9 30 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 26 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 23 (0.69%) Electronics
12 21 (0.63%) Front Office
13 17 (0.51%) Advertising
14 10 (0.30%) Law
15 8 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.12%) Military
17 3 (0.090%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.090%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.060%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2106 (63.34%) Developer
2 748 (22.50%) Java Developer
3 483 (14.53%) Senior Developer
4 421 (12.66%) Agile Developer
5 308 (9.26%) Analyst
6 306 (9.20%) .NET Developer
7 291 (8.75%) Agile Java Developer
8 252 (7.58%) C# Developer
9 251 (7.55%) JavaScript Developer
10 225 (6.77%) Senior Java Developer
10 225 (6.77%) Tester
11 172 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 156 (4.69%) Scala Developer
13 154 (4.63%) Test Analyst
14 151 (4.54%) C# .NET Developer
15 145 (4.36%) Automation Tester
16 144 (4.33%) Business Analyst
17 136 (4.09%) Senior Agile Developer
18 123 (3.70%) Test Engineer
19 116 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 962 (28.93%) HTML
2 791 (23.79%) CSS
3 641 (19.28%) .NET
4 594 (17.86%) AngularJS
5 540 (16.24%) Web Services
6 464 (13.95%) HTML5
7 449 (13.50%) REST
8 448 (13.47%) Spring
9 413 (12.42%) Node.js
10 352 (10.59%) RESTful
11 319 (9.59%) CSS3
12 301 (9.05%) jQuery
13 284 (8.54%) ASP.NET
14 235 (7.07%) XML
15 219 (6.59%) JSON
16 210 (6.32%) Hibernate
17 209 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
18 205 (6.17%) React
19 189 (5.68%) SOAP
20 179 (5.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 280 (8.42%) User Experience
2 187 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 187 (5.62%) Mobile App
3 83 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 83 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 60 (1.80%) Derivative
5 46 (1.38%) iPad
6 44 (1.32%) iPhone
7 41 (1.23%) Visualisation
8 40 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
9 35 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 34 (1.02%) Fintech
10 34 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 29 (0.87%) Public Cloud
12 23 (0.69%) Virtual Team
13 22 (0.66%) Blog
13 22 (0.66%) Digital Media
14 20 (0.60%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.57%) Minimum Viable Product
16 18 (0.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 330 (9.92%) Linux
2 181 (5.44%) Apple iOS
3 161 (4.84%) Unix
4 136 (4.09%) Android
5 56 (1.68%) Mac OS X
6 52 (1.56%) Windows
7 16 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.21%) CentOS
10 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.12%) VMS
12 3 (0.090%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.060%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.030%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2800 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 2591 (77.92%) TDD
3 1351 (40.63%) Scrum
4 817 (24.57%) Continuous Integration
5 530 (15.94%) MVC
6 490 (14.74%) Kanban
7 468 (14.08%) OO
8 454 (13.65%) Pair Programming
9 389 (11.70%) Software Engineering
10 356 (10.71%) Unit Testing
11 332 (9.98%) Test Automation
12 331 (9.95%) E-Commerce
13 317 (9.53%) DevOps
14 269 (8.09%) Continuous Delivery
15 267 (8.03%) Front End Development
16 263 (7.91%) Open Source
17 251 (7.55%) Web Development
18 247 (7.43%) Microservices
19 233 (7.01%) User Stories
20 190 (5.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1590 (47.82%) Java
2 1215 (36.54%) JavaScript
3 712 (21.41%) C#
4 475 (14.29%) SQL
5 378 (11.37%) Ruby
6 344 (10.35%) Scala
7 295 (8.87%) Python
8 207 (6.23%) PHP
9 107 (3.22%) Groovy
10 95 (2.86%) Objective-C
11 86 (2.59%) C++
12 61 (1.83%) ES6
13 53 (1.59%) Perl
14 42 (1.26%) Clojure
14 42 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 41 (1.23%) Apple Swift
15 41 (1.23%) TypeScript
16 40 (1.20%) Shell Script
17 38 (1.14%) C
18 28 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 222 (6.68%) Security Cleared
2 149 (4.48%) Degree
3 138 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 119 (3.58%) ISEB
5 97 (2.92%) ISTQB
6 37 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 35 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 32 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.42%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.090%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.090%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.060%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.060%) MCAD
14 2 (0.060%) MCSD
14 2 (0.060%) MCTS
15 1 (0.030%) IIBA
15 1 (0.030%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (11.40%) QA
2 67 (2.02%) SDET
3 44 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 23 (0.69%) WAI
5 7 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.21%) WCAG
6 6 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.12%) FATCA
9 2 (0.060%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.030%) COBIT
10 1 (0.030%) GPG13
10 1 (0.030%) MiFID
10 1 (0.030%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.030%) SLA
System Software
1 160 (4.81%) Docker
2 34 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.33%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.21%) GeoWebCache
7 5 (0.15%) HDFS
7 5 (0.15%) Varnish
8 2 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.060%) GridGain
8 2 (0.060%) vSphere
9 1 (0.030%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.030%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 78 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 75 (2.26%) Puppet
3 41 (1.23%) Ansible
4 40 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (0.57%) Kibana
6 16 (0.48%) BladeLogic
7 9 (0.27%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.24%) Capistrano
9 7 (0.21%) Nagios
10 5 (0.15%) Graphite
10 5 (0.15%) logstash
11 4 (0.12%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.12%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.090%) Mesos
12 3 (0.090%) Oozie
12 3 (0.090%) Salt
12 3 (0.090%) SELinux
13 2 (0.060%) Terraform
13 2 (0.060%) WMI
13 2 (0.060%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 207 (6.23%) Microsoft
2 174 (5.23%) Oracle
3 56 (1.68%) Atlassian
4 52 (1.56%) HP
5 50 (1.50%) VMware
6 46 (1.38%) Google
7 43 (1.29%) Zend
8 34 (1.02%) Apple
9 33 (0.99%) IBM
10 30 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (0.81%) ESRI
11 27 (0.81%) SAP
12 26 (0.78%) Sitecore
13 21 (0.63%) Rally
14 19 (0.57%) Splunk
15 15 (0.45%) New Relic
16 13 (0.39%) Adobe
16 13 (0.39%) MuleSoft
17 11 (0.33%) PayPal
17 11 (0.33%) Xamarin
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Searchability
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Searchability
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
UK
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago