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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 83 138 175
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +37
Contract jobs citing BDD 1189 768 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.19% 1.50% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.03% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 584 438
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £337 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 +46 1141 £415 +0.60% 270
London +27 802 £425 - 140
City of London +29 182 £448 -0.55% 56
South East +2 114 £381 +1.66% 53
East of England +24 60 £404 +0.93% 16
North West +3 52 £350 -6.66% 17
Yorkshire +15 40 £375 -3.53% 18
South West -3 38 £375 +9.09% 10
Hertfordshire +30 32 £419 +4.68% 5
Hampshire +6 32 £388 -3.12% 20
West Yorkshire +7 27 £375 -18.91% 7
Wales +1 26 £350 -12.50% 4
Leeds +5 25 £375 -18.91% 6
Manchester -13 25 £325 -11.86% 10
Berkshire +1 24 £419 +8.06% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 24 £375 -6.25% 5
East Midlands +19 22 £363 -9.37% 6
Cambridgeshire +6 22 - - 4
Scotland +5 18 £400 +8.10% 5
Southampton +10 17 £400 +23.07% 11
South Wales -1 17 £325 -18.75% 2
Lancashire -7 17 £400 -13.51%
Surrey -20 17 £350 -3.44% 5
Milton Keynes 0 16 £375 -6.25% 3
Somerset - 16 £350 - 1
Reading +13 12 £419 +11.66% 2
Nottinghamshire - 12 £250 -
Nottingham - 12 £250 -
West Midlands -6 10 £444 +61.36% 8
Edinburgh - 10 £400 - 2

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2008 (83.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1867 (77.69%) TDD
3 1045 (43.49%) Java
4 1030 (42.86%) Scrum
5 802 (33.37%) JavaScript
6 721 (30.00%) HTML
7 632 (26.30%) Continuous Integration
8 615 (25.59%) C#
9 588 (24.47%) MVC
10 587 (24.43%) CSS
11 571 (23.76%) .NET
12 522 (21.72%) Cucumber
13 500 (20.81%) Selenium
14 485 (20.18%) Web Services
15 476 (19.81%) OO
16 432 (17.98%) HTML5
17 425 (17.69%) SQL
18 405 (16.85%) Git (software)
19 383 (15.94%) Ruby
20 332 (13.82%) jQuery
21 330 (13.73%) Spring
22 323 (13.44%) AngularJS
23 321 (13.36%) Finance
24 320 (13.32%) Kanban
25 317 (13.19%) REST
26 309 (12.86%) RESTful
27 299 (12.44%) CSS3
28 294 (12.23%) E-Commerce
29 287 (11.94%) QA
29 287 (11.94%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 174 (7.24%) Node.js
2 133 (5.53%) CMS
3 91 (3.79%) Apache
4 88 (3.66%) Tomcat
5 51 (2.12%) SharePoint
6 42 (1.75%) IIS
7 38 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (1.50%) Drupal
9 34 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 33 (1.37%) Apache Solr
11 28 (1.17%) nginx
11 28 (1.17%) JBoss
12 25 (1.04%) Confluence
13 23 (0.96%) Umbraco
14 21 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
15 11 (0.46%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.42%) Apache Spark
17 9 (0.37%) Apache Pig
17 9 (0.37%) lighttpd
Applications
1 67 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.29%) Mingle
3 4 (0.17%) MS Office
3 4 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.042%) MS Project
5 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.042%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.54%) Magento
4 10 (0.42%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.42%) RMDS
5 3 (0.12%) Summit
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.12%) Shopify
6 2 (0.083%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.083%) Endur
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.042%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.042%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (0.92%) GitHub
5 20 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 17 (0.71%) SaaS
7 11 (0.46%) Joyent
8 8 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.25%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.25%) Heroku
10 4 (0.17%) Trello
11 3 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.12%) Office 365
11 3 (0.12%) PaaS
12 2 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.083%) IaaS
13 1 (0.042%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 115 (4.79%) HTTP
2 43 (1.79%) Internet
3 19 (0.79%) Intranet
4 17 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.37%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.25%) FTP
7 5 (0.21%) PBX
7 5 (0.21%) VoIP
7 5 (0.21%) Asterisk PBX
8 4 (0.17%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (0.17%) AMQP
9 3 (0.12%) DAB
10 2 (0.083%) Firewall
10 2 (0.083%) DVB
10 2 (0.083%) SSL
10 2 (0.083%) VPN
10 2 (0.083%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.042%) MVNO
11 1 (0.042%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 177 (7.37%) MongoDB
3 167 (6.95%) NoSQL
4 134 (5.58%) MySQL
5 98 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 63 (2.62%) Big Data
7 57 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 52 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 51 (2.12%) Hadoop
10 45 (1.87%) Redis
11 37 (1.54%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 33 (1.37%) Oracle Database
14 29 (1.21%) CouchDB
15 22 (0.92%) Couchbase
16 21 (0.87%) Neo4j
17 17 (0.71%) RavenDB
17 17 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 522 (21.72%) Cucumber
2 500 (20.81%) Selenium
3 405 (16.85%) Git (software)
4 273 (11.36%) Jenkins
5 243 (10.11%) Subversion
6 234 (9.74%) WebDriver
7 220 (9.16%) SpecFlow
8 211 (8.78%) JUnit
9 210 (8.74%) JIRA
10 201 (8.36%) Maven
11 132 (5.49%) NUnit
12 128 (5.33%) Jasmine
13 122 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 111 (4.62%) Hudson
15 96 (4.00%) Visual Studio
16 94 (3.91%) TeamCity
17 87 (3.62%) Mockito
18 78 (3.25%) Calabash
19 71 (2.95%) Ant
20 69 (2.87%) JMeter
General
1 321 (13.36%) Finance
2 107 (4.45%) Banking
3 60 (2.50%) Marketing
4 59 (2.46%) Retail
5 49 (2.04%) Publishing
6 46 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.87%) Investment Banking
8 40 (1.66%) Games
9 28 (1.17%) Front Office
10 26 (1.08%) Advertising
11 24 (1.00%) Legal
12 20 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.67%) Electronics
14 15 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.50%) Automotive
16 7 (0.29%) Back Office
17 5 (0.21%) Law
17 5 (0.21%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.083%) Billing
19 1 (0.042%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1477 (61.46%) Developer
2 427 (17.77%) Java Developer
3 287 (11.94%) Analyst
4 256 (10.65%) Senior Developer
5 227 (9.45%) .NET Developer
6 179 (7.45%) Tester
7 168 (6.99%) C# Developer
8 143 (5.95%) Test Analyst
9 128 (5.33%) Business Analyst
10 114 (4.74%) Front-End Developer
11 101 (4.20%) Automation Tester
12 97 (4.04%) PHP Developer
13 94 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
14 82 (3.41%) Agile Business Analyst
15 81 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
15 81 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
15 81 (3.37%) Web Developer
16 77 (3.20%) Test Engineer
17 70 (2.91%) Architect
18 58 (2.41%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 721 (30.00%) HTML
2 587 (24.43%) CSS
3 571 (23.76%) .NET
4 485 (20.18%) Web Services
5 432 (17.98%) HTML5
6 332 (13.82%) jQuery
7 330 (13.73%) Spring
8 323 (13.44%) AngularJS
9 317 (13.19%) REST
10 309 (12.86%) RESTful
11 299 (12.44%) CSS3
12 265 (11.03%) XML
13 257 (10.69%) ASP.NET
14 190 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 184 (7.66%) .NET Framework
16 173 (7.20%) Ajax
17 168 (6.99%) JSON
18 165 (6.87%) Backbone.js
19 149 (6.20%) SOAP
20 143 (5.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 247 (10.28%) Open Source
2 159 (6.62%) User Experience
3 128 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 60 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 47 (1.96%) Digital Media
7 45 (1.87%) Inversion of Control
8 34 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.41%) Derivative
9 32 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 28 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 28 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 28 (1.17%) Blog
11 22 (0.92%) Fixed Income
12 20 (0.83%) iPad
13 19 (0.79%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.75%) W3C
14 18 (0.75%) Video on Demand
15 17 (0.71%) DTV
16 16 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 286 (11.90%) Linux
2 160 (6.66%) UNIX
3 105 (4.37%) Android
4 103 (4.29%) Windows
5 102 (4.24%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.71%) CentOS
8 12 (0.50%) Windows NT
9 9 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.33%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
13 5 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.17%) AIX
14 4 (0.17%) Solaris
14 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.083%) Debian
16 1 (0.042%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.042%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2008 (83.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1867 (77.69%) TDD
3 1030 (42.86%) Scrum
4 632 (26.30%) Continuous Integration
5 588 (24.47%) MVC
6 476 (19.81%) OO
7 320 (13.32%) Kanban
8 294 (12.23%) E-Commerce
9 287 (11.94%) Test Automation
10 200 (8.32%) Pair Programming
11 196 (8.16%) Automated Testing
12 179 (7.45%) User Stories
13 174 (7.24%) Software Engineering
14 158 (6.58%) Unit Testing
15 157 (6.53%) Web Development
16 148 (6.16%) OOP
17 140 (5.83%) Test Scripting
17 140 (5.83%) DevOps
18 134 (5.58%) SOA
19 131 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1045 (43.49%) Java
2 802 (33.37%) JavaScript
3 615 (25.59%) C#
4 425 (17.69%) SQL
5 383 (15.94%) Ruby
6 243 (10.11%) PHP
7 174 (7.24%) Python
8 167 (6.95%) Scala
9 74 (3.08%) Groovy
10 60 (2.50%) Objective-C
11 45 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 43 (1.79%) PHP5
13 42 (1.75%) Shell Script
14 40 (1.66%) C++
15 38 (1.58%) Perl
16 25 (1.04%) C
16 25 (1.04%) Bash Shell
17 24 (1.00%) PowerShell
18 23 (0.96%) Clojure
19 22 (0.92%) Golang
Qualifications
1 122 (5.08%) ISEB
2 105 (4.37%) Degree
3 78 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 73 (3.04%) ISTQB
5 58 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 36 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.42%) HND
8 4 (0.17%) MCP
8 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.083%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.042%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.042%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.042%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.042%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.042%) IIBA
10 1 (0.042%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (11.94%) QA
2 3 (0.12%) WCAG
3 2 (0.083%) WAI
4 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.042%) Basel III
4 1 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 21 (0.87%) Docker
2 19 (0.79%) Varnish
3 15 (0.62%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.29%) vCloud
6 4 (0.17%) vSphere
7 3 (0.12%) HDFS
8 2 (0.083%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.083%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.042%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.042%) XenApp
9 1 (0.042%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.042%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 100 (4.16%) Puppet
2 71 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (1.46%) Vagrant
4 34 (1.41%) Ansible
4 34 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.62%) ZABBIX
6 12 (0.50%) Capistrano
7 11 (0.46%) Salt
8 10 (0.42%) logstash
9 7 (0.29%) yum
10 6 (0.25%) Oozie
11 4 (0.17%) Mesos
11 4 (0.17%) Graphite
12 3 (0.12%) Hyperic
12 3 (0.12%) Kibana
12 3 (0.12%) WebInspect
13 2 (0.083%) Nagios
13 2 (0.083%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.083%) Hadoop YARN
14 1 (0.042%) Control-M
Vendors
1 209 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 125 (5.20%) Oracle
3 78 (3.25%) Zend
4 36 (1.50%) Google
5 35 (1.46%) Sitecore
6 32 (1.33%) Rackspace
7 21 (0.87%) SAP
8 16 (0.67%) hybris
9 15 (0.62%) TIBCO
10 14 (0.58%) Adobe
11 13 (0.54%) Twitter
12 12 (0.50%) HP
12 12 (0.50%) VMware
13 11 (0.46%) Apple
13 11 (0.46%) Sybase
14 10 (0.42%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.42%) ION Trading
15 9 (0.37%) ATG
16 8 (0.33%) EPiServer
17 7 (0.29%) Facebook
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £345 per day DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £440 per day DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Market rates depending
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago