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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK
Rank 55 59 86
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +27
Contract jobs citing BDD 1649 1583 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.68% 3.17% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 3.88% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 1281 850
Median daily rate £450 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.87 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

BDD Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +4 1528 £454 +0.83% 487
London -8 869 £500 +6.38% 246
South East +23 171 £413 -2.94% 67
City of London -3 146 £506 +6.57% 51
North West +10 101 £440 +6.66% 39
East of England +49 95 £475 +11.76% 28
South West +1 85 £335 -16.25% 35
Manchester +7 74 £425 - 26
Scotland +66 65 £394 -7.35% 7
North East +21 62 £483 +28.66% 8
Yorkshire -2 59 £425 +6.25% 37
Hertfordshire +39 58 £513 +13.88% 12
West Midlands +27 58 £425 +30.76% 20
Tyne and Wear +18 55 £483 +28.66% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 54 £475 +26.66% 6
Edinburgh +46 51 £400 -11.11% 4
West Yorkshire +13 46 £413 +15.38% 20
Leeds +2 43 £415 +18.57% 18
Berkshire +32 38 £413 +14.58% 5
Surrey +30 35 £425 +13.33% 12
Hampshire +12 33 £425 +13.33% 16
Wiltshire +15 28 £350 -6.66% 2
Coventry +12 27 £419 +28.92% 4
Swindon +22 26 £355 -6.88% 2
Wales -4 24 £485 +49.23% 3
Bristol +3 23 £325 -13.33% 10
South Wales +6 21 £486 +49.61% 1
Oxfordshire -16 21 £400 -13.51% 6
East Midlands +12 20 £418 -5.91% 6
Woking +5 19 £450 - 1

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 3273 (85.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3021 (79.04%) TDD
3 1893 (49.53%) Java
4 1538 (40.24%) Scrum
5 1260 (32.97%) JavaScript
6 967 (25.30%) HTML
7 929 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
8 824 (21.56%) Cucumber
9 818 (21.40%) CSS
10 799 (20.91%) Git (software)
11 785 (20.54%) Selenium
12 741 (19.39%) AngularJS
13 713 (18.66%) C#
14 708 (18.52%) Kanban
15 706 (18.47%) Web Services
16 694 (18.16%) Jenkins
17 635 (16.61%) REST
18 613 (16.04%) .NET
19 612 (16.01%) SQL
20 610 (15.96%) JIRA
21 573 (14.99%) Node.js
22 554 (14.50%) Spring
23 552 (14.44%) DevOps
24 539 (14.10%) RESTful
25 524 (13.71%) Software Engineering
26 520 (13.61%) HTML5
27 513 (13.42%) Test Automation
28 501 (13.11%) QA
29 497 (13.00%) Finance
30 495 (12.95%) MVC

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
1 243 (6.36%) Confluence
2 167 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
3 142 (3.72%) Tomcat
4 104 (2.72%) Apache Spark
5 73 (1.91%) Apache
6 48 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 47 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
8 46 (1.20%) CMS
9 44 (1.15%) WebLogic
10 37 (0.97%) JBoss
11 32 (0.84%) GeoServer
12 27 (0.71%) Drupal
12 27 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 25 (0.65%) nginx
14 24 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
15 23 (0.60%) Apache Solr
16 20 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
17 19 (0.50%) Mule
17 19 (0.50%) OpenStack
18 17 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 62 (1.62%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.31%) MS Office
3 11 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.21%) Pixelmator
5 7 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.078%) MS Project
8 2 (0.052%) InVision
8 2 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.026%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 33 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.078%) FLEXCUBE
7 3 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.078%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.078%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.052%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.026%) Endur
9 1 (0.026%) Magento
9 1 (0.026%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.026%) Retail-J
9 1 (0.026%) SAP hybris
9 1 (0.026%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 415 (10.86%) Amazon AWS
2 238 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 152 (3.98%) GitHub
4 88 (2.30%) PaaS
5 54 (1.41%) SaaS
6 53 (1.39%) IaaS
7 52 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
8 48 (1.26%) Heroku
9 36 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 34 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
11 33 (0.86%) OpenShift
12 27 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (0.58%) CloudBees
14 20 (0.52%) Slack
15 15 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
16 13 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 11 (0.29%) Google Play
19 10 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
20 8 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 209 (5.47%) HTTP
2 62 (1.62%) Internet
3 40 (1.05%) MQTT
4 34 (0.89%) RTSP
5 18 (0.47%) AMQP
6 12 (0.31%) LDAP
7 11 (0.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.16%) DNS
8 6 (0.16%) VPN
9 5 (0.13%) OpenVPN
10 4 (0.10%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.10%) IMAP
10 4 (0.10%) Intranet
10 4 (0.10%) Network Security
10 4 (0.10%) SNMP
10 4 (0.10%) SSH
11 3 (0.078%) DMZ
11 3 (0.078%) Firewall
11 3 (0.078%) SSL
12 2 (0.052%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (9.60%) NoSQL
2 355 (9.29%) MongoDB
3 256 (6.70%) SQL Server
4 185 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 182 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 150 (3.92%) MySQL
7 147 (3.85%) Big Data
7 147 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 129 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 65 (1.70%) HBase
10 42 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 37 (0.97%) GIS
12 34 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 33 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 32 (0.84%) Redis
15 30 (0.78%) Neo4j
16 29 (0.76%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.65%) Apache Hive
18 23 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
19 21 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 824 (21.56%) Cucumber
2 799 (20.91%) Git (software)
3 785 (20.54%) Selenium
4 694 (18.16%) Jenkins
5 610 (15.96%) JIRA
6 406 (10.62%) WebDriver
7 343 (8.97%) Maven
8 315 (8.24%) JUnit
9 209 (5.47%) SpecFlow
10 169 (4.42%) Subversion
11 168 (4.40%) Gradle
12 159 (4.16%) Mockito
13 157 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 155 (4.06%) TeamCity
15 153 (4.00%) SoapUI
16 139 (3.64%) Jasmine
17 113 (2.96%) Grunt
18 108 (2.83%) JBehave
19 106 (2.77%) Protractor
20 103 (2.69%) NUnit
General
1 497 (13.00%) Finance
2 245 (6.41%) Banking
3 156 (4.08%) Retail
4 94 (2.46%) Marketing
5 68 (1.78%) Games
6 65 (1.70%) Publishing
7 58 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 52 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 45 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 38 (0.99%) Advertising
10 38 (0.99%) Front Office
11 34 (0.89%) Electronics
12 21 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.52%) Back Office
14 15 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.24%) Legal
16 8 (0.21%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.18%) Automotive
18 6 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 4 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2301 (60.20%) Developer
2 855 (22.37%) Java Developer
3 461 (12.06%) Senior Developer
4 347 (9.08%) Agile Developer
5 332 (8.69%) Analyst
6 276 (7.22%) .NET Developer
7 274 (7.17%) Tester
8 260 (6.80%) JavaScript Developer
9 249 (6.51%) Agile Java Developer
10 243 (6.36%) Senior Java Developer
11 240 (6.28%) C# Developer
12 238 (6.23%) Scala Developer
13 202 (5.29%) Automation Tester
14 195 (5.10%) Test Analyst
15 191 (5.00%) Software Engineer
16 176 (4.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 161 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
18 153 (4.00%) Test Engineer
19 152 (3.98%) Angular Developer
20 143 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 967 (25.30%) HTML
2 818 (21.40%) CSS
3 741 (19.39%) AngularJS
4 706 (18.47%) Web Services
5 635 (16.61%) REST
6 613 (16.04%) .NET
7 573 (14.99%) Node.js
8 554 (14.50%) Spring
9 539 (14.10%) RESTful
10 520 (13.61%) HTML5
11 401 (10.49%) React
12 355 (9.29%) JSON
13 350 (9.16%) CSS3
14 330 (8.63%) XML
15 311 (8.14%) ASP.NET
16 305 (7.98%) jQuery
17 279 (7.30%) Gherkin
18 263 (6.88%) SOAP
19 199 (5.21%) Hibernate
20 191 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 236 (6.17%) User Experience
2 142 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (3.14%) Computer Science
3 120 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 63 (1.65%) Fintech
5 62 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 59 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 45 (1.18%) Virtual Team
8 43 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 43 (1.13%) Video on Demand
9 38 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 34 (0.89%) Data Structures
11 33 (0.86%) Algorithms
12 30 (0.78%) iPad
13 29 (0.76%) Blog
14 25 (0.65%) Social Media
15 22 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
15 22 (0.58%) Mathematics
16 20 (0.52%) iPhone
17 18 (0.47%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 390 (10.20%) Linux
2 179 (4.68%) Unix
3 162 (4.24%) Apple iOS
4 140 (3.66%) Android
5 90 (2.35%) Windows
6 35 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.16%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.10%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.078%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.078%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.052%) CentOS
11 2 (0.052%) VMS
11 2 (0.052%) zOS
12 1 (0.026%) OS/2
12 1 (0.026%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3273 (85.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3021 (79.04%) TDD
3 1538 (40.24%) Scrum
4 929 (24.31%) Continuous Integration
5 708 (18.52%) Kanban
6 552 (14.44%) DevOps
7 524 (13.71%) Software Engineering
8 513 (13.42%) Test Automation
9 495 (12.95%) MVC
10 458 (11.98%) Microservices
11 430 (11.25%) OO
12 395 (10.33%) Pair Programming
13 367 (9.60%) E-Commerce
14 342 (8.95%) Open Source
15 304 (7.95%) Web Development
16 300 (7.85%) Continuous Delivery
17 293 (7.67%) Unit Testing
18 285 (7.46%) Front End Development
19 264 (6.91%) User Stories
20 256 (6.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1893 (49.53%) Java
2 1260 (32.97%) JavaScript
3 713 (18.66%) C#
4 612 (16.01%) SQL
5 490 (12.82%) Scala
6 428 (11.20%) Python
7 376 (9.84%) Ruby
8 205 (5.36%) PHP
9 84 (2.20%) Groovy
9 84 (2.20%) Objective-C
10 81 (2.12%) Shell Script
11 75 (1.96%) ES6
12 74 (1.94%) Clojure
13 71 (1.86%) C
14 66 (1.73%) C++
15 57 (1.49%) Apple Swift
16 45 (1.18%) T-SQL
17 40 (1.05%) Go
18 39 (1.02%) PL/SQL
19 36 (0.94%) Korn
Qualifications
1 205 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 202 (5.29%) Degree
3 130 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 116 (3.04%) ISEB
5 72 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 47 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 23 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (0.42%) BC Cleared
9 15 (0.39%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.21%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.078%) PhD
13 3 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.052%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.052%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.052%) PMP
15 1 (0.026%) MCP
15 1 (0.026%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 501 (13.11%) QA
2 130 (3.40%) SDET
3 56 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.63%) FATCA
5 20 (0.52%) WAI
6 16 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.37%) WCAG
8 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.16%) SLA
9 4 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.026%) MiFID
10 1 (0.026%) SEPA
System Software
1 327 (8.56%) Docker
2 28 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (0.63%) HDFS
4 21 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.34%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.16%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.078%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.052%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.052%) Varnish
9 2 (0.052%) vSphere
10 1 (0.026%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 121 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 112 (2.93%) Puppet
3 87 (2.28%) Ansible
4 27 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (0.65%) Kubernetes
6 23 (0.60%) Kibana
7 20 (0.52%) logstash
8 12 (0.31%) Nagios
9 11 (0.29%) Grafana
10 9 (0.24%) rkt
11 7 (0.18%) Salt
12 6 (0.16%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.16%) Terraform
13 5 (0.13%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.078%) Perfmon
15 2 (0.052%) CA Endevor
15 2 (0.052%) CA Service Virtualization
15 2 (0.052%) HP SiteScope
15 2 (0.052%) Pingdom
15 2 (0.052%) Rancher
Vendors
1 228 (5.97%) Microsoft
2 169 (4.42%) Oracle
3 81 (2.12%) Atlassian
4 66 (1.73%) Sitecore
5 62 (1.62%) Google
6 59 (1.54%) SAP
7 48 (1.26%) MuleSoft
8 44 (1.15%) Zend
9 43 (1.13%) Splunk
10 38 (0.99%) Solace
11 36 (0.94%) HP
12 32 (0.84%) ESRI
13 26 (0.68%) Apple
13 26 (0.68%) IBM
13 26 (0.68%) VMware
14 23 (0.60%) New Relic
15 22 (0.58%) Xamarin
16 21 (0.55%) hybris
16 21 (0.55%) Red Hat
17 19 (0.50%) Hortonworks
Chichester, West Sussex
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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London
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
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London
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City, London
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