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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 99 101 133
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +32
Contract jobs citing BDD 1130 1104 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 1.96% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.63% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 844 609
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
42679 42004 35169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.33% 74.69% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26596 26089 20994
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1217 1180 1087
Average hourly rate £29.91 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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 +5 1043 £413 - 416
London -6 674 £425 - 235
City of London +5 172 £438 +2.94% 75
South East -4 121 £373 +3.68% 58
Yorkshire +9 73 £400 +42.85% 16
Hampshire +43 61 £375 -3.22% 17
South West +14 56 £363 -14.70% 20
North West +3 55 £425 +3.03% 41
West Yorkshire +5 50 £400 +42.85% 7
Leeds +1 49 £400 +42.85% 6
Wales -10 43 £375 -16.66% 4
South Wales +2 39 £363 -23.68% 4
Scotland -5 38 £375 -10.44% 15
Southampton +18 35 £356 - 4
Newport -3 34 £350 -26.31% 1
East of England +40 32 £475 +16.85% 14
Manchester +2 32 £395 +5.33% 28
Gloucestershire +15 26 £400 -5.88% 2
Berkshire +2 24 £355 -16.47% 14
Cambridgeshire +27 23 £481 +78.24% 2
Edinburgh 0 22 £400 -5.88% 3
East Midlands +11 20 £400 - 7
Reading +12 17 £355 -16.47% 2
West Midlands +1 12 £325 -25.71% 15
Nottingham - 12 £390 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 12 £390 - 2
North Yorkshire 0 11 £400 +34.11% 3
Glasgow -15 11 £350 -15.15% 10
Somerset +1 10 £313 -3.61% 4
Surrey -26 10 £375 +4.16% 10

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 1818 (80.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1749 (77.84%) TDD
3 1000 (44.50%) Java
4 938 (41.74%) Scrum
5 730 (32.49%) JavaScript
6 717 (31.91%) HTML
7 545 (24.25%) C#
8 535 (23.81%) CSS
9 534 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
10 518 (23.05%) .NET
11 510 (22.70%) Cucumber
12 509 (22.65%) MVC
13 494 (21.98%) Selenium
14 460 (20.47%) Web Services
15 442 (19.67%) Git (software)
16 421 (18.74%) OO
17 397 (17.67%) AngularJS
18 396 (17.62%) SQL
19 379 (16.87%) HTML5
20 375 (16.69%) REST
21 352 (15.67%) RESTful
22 328 (14.60%) E-Commerce
23 313 (13.93%) Linux
24 310 (13.80%) Ruby
25 306 (13.62%) Finance
26 303 (13.48%) Spring
26 303 (13.48%) CSS3
27 295 (13.13%) jQuery
28 282 (12.55%) Kanban
29 273 (12.15%) QA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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
1 178 (7.92%) Node.js
2 97 (4.32%) CMS
3 84 (3.74%) Apache
4 78 (3.47%) Tomcat
5 45 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
6 44 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (1.91%) JBoss
8 39 (1.74%) Umbraco
9 37 (1.65%) Confluence
10 35 (1.56%) IIS
11 29 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.20%) Mule
13 25 (1.11%) Drupal
13 25 (1.11%) SharePoint
14 22 (0.98%) Kentico
15 21 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
16 19 (0.85%) nginx
17 17 (0.76%) Mule ESB
18 15 (0.67%) Apache Spark
19 14 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.36%) MS Office
2 8 (0.36%) Mingle
3 7 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (0.76%) Magento
2 14 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Shopify
4 3 (0.13%) Summit
5 2 (0.089%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.045%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.045%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.045%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.045%) RMDS
6 1 (0.045%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 142 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (0.93%) GitHub
4 21 (0.93%) SaaS
4 21 (0.93%) Amazon S3
5 18 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 10 (0.45%) Heroku
8 10 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.31%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.22%) PaaS
13 4 (0.18%) Trello
14 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.13%) Force.com
15 2 (0.089%) IaaS
15 2 (0.089%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 121 (5.38%) HTTP
2 67 (2.98%) Internet
3 10 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 9 (0.40%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.36%) VPN
6 7 (0.31%) AMQP
6 7 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.31%) Firewall
7 5 (0.22%) FTP
8 4 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.13%) Skype
9 3 (0.13%) Intranet
10 2 (0.089%) UPnP
10 2 (0.089%) DMZ
10 2 (0.089%) DVB
10 2 (0.089%) SNA
11 1 (0.045%) iBeacon
11 1 (0.045%) LTE
11 1 (0.045%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (0.045%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 214 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 166 (7.39%) NoSQL
4 136 (6.05%) Relational Database
5 97 (4.32%) MySQL
6 88 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 62 (2.76%) Hadoop
8 58 (2.58%) Big Data
9 51 (2.27%) Redis
10 47 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 43 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
12 41 (1.82%) Neo4j
13 33 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.34%) Couchbase
15 29 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
16 26 (1.16%) Oracle Database
17 22 (0.98%) Apache Hive
18 18 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 17 (0.76%) HBase
20 15 (0.67%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 510 (22.70%) Cucumber
2 494 (21.98%) Selenium
3 442 (19.67%) Git (software)
4 255 (11.35%) Jenkins
5 227 (10.10%) Subversion
6 224 (9.97%) WebDriver
7 214 (9.52%) SpecFlow
8 210 (9.35%) Maven
9 206 (9.17%) JUnit
10 197 (8.77%) JIRA
11 132 (5.87%) Jasmine
12 96 (4.27%) Mockito
13 85 (3.78%) NUnit
13 85 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 75 (3.34%) Calabash
15 65 (2.89%) JMeter
16 63 (2.80%) Visual Studio
17 61 (2.71%) Grunt
17 61 (2.71%) Eclipse
18 59 (2.63%) Hudson
General
1 306 (13.62%) Finance
2 105 (4.67%) Banking
3 58 (2.58%) Retail
4 54 (2.40%) Games
5 43 (1.91%) Publishing
6 33 (1.47%) Investment Banking
6 33 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 32 (1.42%) Marketing
8 26 (1.16%) Front Office
9 19 (0.85%) Electronics
10 18 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.53%) Advertising
13 10 (0.45%) Back Office
14 9 (0.40%) Automotive
15 7 (0.31%) Legal
16 3 (0.13%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.13%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.089%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.089%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1412 (62.84%) Developer
2 446 (19.85%) Java Developer
3 289 (12.86%) Analyst
4 252 (11.21%) Senior Developer
5 210 (9.35%) .NET Developer
6 179 (7.97%) Test Analyst
7 154 (6.85%) Tester
8 143 (6.36%) C# Developer
9 107 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
10 99 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
11 91 (4.05%) Business Analyst
12 83 (3.69%) Front-End Developer
13 76 (3.38%) Automation Tester
14 72 (3.20%) Architect
15 71 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
16 70 (3.12%) AWS Developer
17 69 (3.07%) PHP Developer
18 50 (2.23%) Web Developer
19 48 (2.14%) Test Engineer
20 44 (1.96%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 717 (31.91%) HTML
2 535 (23.81%) CSS
3 518 (23.05%) .NET
4 460 (20.47%) Web Services
5 397 (17.67%) AngularJS
6 379 (16.87%) HTML5
7 375 (16.69%) REST
8 352 (15.67%) RESTful
9 303 (13.48%) Spring
9 303 (13.48%) CSS3
10 295 (13.13%) jQuery
11 254 (11.30%) XML
12 210 (9.35%) ASP.NET
13 203 (9.03%) JSON
14 198 (8.81%) .NET Framework
15 173 (7.70%) SOAP
16 172 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 167 (7.43%) Hibernate
18 132 (5.87%) Backbone.js
19 115 (5.12%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 193 (8.59%) Open Source
2 131 (5.83%) User Experience
3 91 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 74 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (2.18%) Computer Science
6 41 (1.82%) Digital Media
6 41 (1.82%) Derivative
7 26 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
9 19 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (0.85%) iPad
10 18 (0.80%) iPhone
11 17 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 17 (0.76%) Equities
11 17 (0.76%) W3C
12 16 (0.71%) DTV
12 16 (0.71%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 313 (13.93%) Linux
2 134 (5.96%) UNIX
3 121 (5.38%) Android
4 115 (5.12%) Apple iOS
5 89 (3.96%) Windows
6 66 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.58%) CentOS
8 12 (0.53%) Windows Phone
9 9 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
10 7 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.31%) AIX
11 6 (0.27%) Windows Vista
11 6 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.18%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.089%) Solaris
15 2 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.089%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1818 (80.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1749 (77.84%) TDD
3 938 (41.74%) Scrum
4 534 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
5 509 (22.65%) MVC
6 421 (18.74%) OO
7 328 (14.60%) E-Commerce
8 282 (12.55%) Kanban
9 260 (11.57%) Test Automation
10 199 (8.86%) Pair Programming
11 179 (7.97%) Software Engineering
12 174 (7.74%) SOA
13 173 (7.70%) Responsive Web Design
14 164 (7.30%) Unit Testing
15 155 (6.90%) OOP
16 152 (6.76%) Web Development
17 149 (6.63%) Automated Testing
18 139 (6.19%) DevOps
19 134 (5.96%) Test Scripting
20 132 (5.87%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1000 (44.50%) Java
2 730 (32.49%) JavaScript
3 545 (24.25%) C#
4 396 (17.62%) SQL
5 310 (13.80%) Ruby
6 164 (7.30%) PHP
7 161 (7.17%) Scala
8 111 (4.94%) Python
9 75 (3.34%) Groovy
10 51 (2.27%) Objective-C
11 43 (1.91%) T-SQL
12 33 (1.47%) C++
13 28 (1.25%) Perl
14 25 (1.11%) Bash Shell
15 24 (1.07%) XPath
16 22 (0.98%) C
17 19 (0.85%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.71%) Clojure
18 16 (0.71%) PHP5
19 15 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (4.41%) ISEB
2 95 (4.23%) Degree
3 94 (4.18%) Security Cleared
4 62 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 42 (1.87%) ISTQB
6 34 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (0.71%) HND
8 2 (0.089%) PMP
8 2 (0.089%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.089%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.045%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.045%) MCP
9 1 (0.045%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (12.15%) QA
2 9 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.13%) Basel III
4 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.089%) WAI
6 1 (0.045%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (1.11%) Docker
2 15 (0.67%) Apache Flume
2 15 (0.67%) Varnish
3 12 (0.53%) VirtualBox
3 12 (0.53%) HDFS
4 9 (0.40%) vCloud
5 8 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.18%) vSphere
7 2 (0.089%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.089%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.089%) XenApp
7 2 (0.089%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 94 (4.18%) Puppet
2 45 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (1.56%) Vagrant
3 35 (1.56%) Ansible
4 18 (0.80%) Salt
5 12 (0.53%) Oozie
6 10 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.45%) logstash
7 8 (0.36%) Capistrano
7 8 (0.36%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.27%) Kibana
9 5 (0.22%) Mesos
10 3 (0.13%) Hyperic
10 3 (0.13%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.089%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.045%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 1 (0.045%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.045%) Control-M
12 1 (0.045%) Nagios
Vendors
1 177 (7.88%) Microsoft
2 96 (4.27%) Oracle
3 52 (2.31%) Sitecore
4 34 (1.51%) Google
5 29 (1.29%) Zend
6 23 (1.02%) EPiServer
7 20 (0.89%) Apple
7 20 (0.89%) Rackspace
8 19 (0.85%) hybris
9 18 (0.80%) Adobe
10 17 (0.76%) Red Hat
11 16 (0.71%) SAP
11 16 (0.71%) IBM
12 14 (0.62%) VMware
13 12 (0.53%) Twitter
14 10 (0.45%) ATG
14 10 (0.45%) Sybase
15 8 (0.36%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.36%) HP
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £580 - £620 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £299 - £451 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + £320 - £350 / Day
Posted: 4 days ago