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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 80 132 143
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +11
Contract jobs citing BDD 1116 772 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 1.58% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.13% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 561 494
Average daily rate
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£410 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +48 1083 £413 - 445
London +17 719 £425 - 258
City of London +22 174 £444 -1.38% 77
South East +54 142 £389 +0.32% 72
North West +24 62 £383 +5.51% 31
Hampshire +27 58 £400 +8.47% 24
East of England +25 47 £394 -1.56% 16
Yorkshire +14 41 £350 +22.80% 22
South West +8 40 £400 +18.51% 16
Southampton +14 33 £413 +32.00% 12
Manchester +7 30 £350 - 17
West Yorkshire +16 29 £350 +23.89% 14
Cambridgeshire +9 27 - - 3
East Midlands +31 26 £375 -13.04% 10
Leeds +6 26 £363 +28.31% 12
Berkshire +9 24 £394 +1.61% 9
Buckinghamshire +1 23 £381 -7.01% 6
Scotland +4 21 £344 -0.36% 10
Lancashire -9 20 £400 -5.88% 1
Nottinghamshire - 18 £338 - 2
Nottingham - 18 £338 - 2
Hertfordshire +9 16 £403 +0.62% 9
Milton Keynes +1 15 £375 -8.53% 3
Edinburgh +6 14 £350 +2.94% 3
Gloucestershire - 13 £400 - 6
Oxfordshire -9 12 £418 +51.81% 6
Reading +7 11 £400 +3.22% 4
Cambridge +4 11 - - 3
Surrey -6 11 £375 +3.44% 12
Cheshire +6 10 £363 +6.61% 9

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1940 (82.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1837 (78.40%) TDD
3 1035 (44.17%) Java
4 987 (42.13%) Scrum
5 804 (34.31%) JavaScript
6 756 (32.27%) HTML
7 624 (26.63%) Continuous Integration
8 600 (25.61%) C#
8 600 (25.61%) CSS
9 597 (25.48%) MVC
10 579 (24.71%) .NET
11 509 (21.72%) Selenium
12 506 (21.60%) Cucumber
13 503 (21.47%) Web Services
14 469 (20.02%) OO
15 434 (18.52%) Git (software)
15 434 (18.52%) HTML5
16 428 (18.27%) SQL
17 352 (15.02%) REST
18 347 (14.81%) Ruby
19 345 (14.72%) jQuery
20 338 (14.43%) Spring
21 337 (14.38%) AngularJS
22 334 (14.26%) Finance
23 315 (13.44%) Linux
24 314 (13.40%) Kanban
25 311 (13.27%) CSS3
26 309 (13.19%) RESTful
27 305 (13.02%) E-Commerce
28 273 (11.65%) QA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (7.60%) Node.js
2 111 (4.74%) CMS
3 99 (4.23%) Apache
4 93 (3.97%) Tomcat
5 47 (2.01%) SharePoint
6 43 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
7 40 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 36 (1.54%) Drupal
8 36 (1.54%) IIS
9 35 (1.49%) JBoss
10 30 (1.28%) Confluence
10 30 (1.28%) Apache Solr
11 29 (1.24%) nginx
12 21 (0.90%) Umbraco
13 20 (0.85%) Adobe CQ
13 20 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.60%) Mule
15 13 (0.55%) Apache Spark
16 12 (0.51%) Kentico
17 11 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 62 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.30%) MS Office
2 7 (0.30%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.30%) Mingle
3 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.043%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.60%) Magento
4 9 (0.38%) RMDS
4 9 (0.38%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.17%) Summit
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.13%) Shopify
7 2 (0.085%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.043%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.043%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.043%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 76 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (1.24%) Amazon S3
5 20 (0.85%) GitHub
6 16 (0.68%) SaaS
7 12 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (0.47%) Joyent
9 8 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.26%) ElastiCache
10 6 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.21%) Heroku
12 4 (0.17%) PaaS
12 4 (0.17%) Trello
13 3 (0.13%) Office 365
14 2 (0.085%) IaaS
14 2 (0.085%) Force.com
14 2 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.043%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 130 (5.55%) HTTP
2 70 (2.99%) Internet
3 14 (0.60%) Intranet
4 12 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.30%) FTP
7 5 (0.21%) VPN
7 5 (0.21%) Firewall
7 5 (0.21%) AMQP
8 4 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.13%) DAB
10 2 (0.085%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (0.085%) DVB
10 2 (0.085%) PBX
10 2 (0.085%) VoIP
10 2 (0.085%) SSL
11 1 (0.043%) iBeacon
11 1 (0.043%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.043%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 178 (7.60%) MongoDB
3 155 (6.62%) NoSQL
4 122 (5.21%) MySQL
5 114 (4.87%) Relational Database
6 65 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
7 54 (2.30%) Big Data
8 53 (2.26%) Hadoop
9 51 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 44 (1.88%) Redis
11 43 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 40 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 32 (1.37%) Oracle Database
14 30 (1.28%) Neo4j
14 30 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
15 24 (1.02%) CouchDB
16 22 (0.94%) Couchbase
17 17 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 15 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (0.64%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 509 (21.72%) Selenium
2 506 (21.60%) Cucumber
3 434 (18.52%) Git (software)
4 268 (11.44%) Jenkins
5 257 (10.97%) Subversion
6 228 (9.73%) WebDriver
7 215 (9.18%) SpecFlow
8 210 (8.96%) Maven
8 210 (8.96%) JIRA
9 207 (8.83%) JUnit
10 133 (5.68%) Jasmine
11 126 (5.38%) NUnit
12 115 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 96 (4.10%) Mockito
14 94 (4.01%) Hudson
15 87 (3.71%) Visual Studio
16 86 (3.67%) TeamCity
17 78 (3.33%) Calabash
18 72 (3.07%) Ant
19 65 (2.77%) Eclipse
General
1 334 (14.26%) Finance
2 106 (4.52%) Banking
3 60 (2.56%) Marketing
4 54 (2.30%) Retail
5 53 (2.26%) Publishing
6 46 (1.96%) Games
7 43 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.15%) Advertising
10 24 (1.02%) Front Office
11 21 (0.90%) Legal
12 20 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.73%) Electronics
14 13 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.47%) Automotive
16 6 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.21%) Back Office
18 4 (0.17%) Law
19 2 (0.085%) Billing
19 2 (0.085%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1465 (62.53%) Developer
2 451 (19.25%) Java Developer
3 280 (11.95%) Analyst
4 265 (11.31%) Senior Developer
5 222 (9.48%) .NET Developer
6 165 (7.04%) Tester
7 158 (6.74%) Test Analyst
8 155 (6.62%) C# Developer
9 118 (5.04%) Front-End Developer
10 106 (4.52%) Business Analyst
11 94 (4.01%) Automation Tester
12 86 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
13 85 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
14 83 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
15 79 (3.37%) PHP Developer
16 77 (3.29%) Web Developer
17 75 (3.20%) Architect
18 72 (3.07%) Agile Business Analyst
19 60 (2.56%) Test Engineer
20 54 (2.30%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 756 (32.27%) HTML
2 600 (25.61%) CSS
3 579 (24.71%) .NET
4 503 (21.47%) Web Services
5 434 (18.52%) HTML5
6 352 (15.02%) REST
7 345 (14.72%) jQuery
8 338 (14.43%) Spring
9 337 (14.38%) AngularJS
10 311 (13.27%) CSS3
11 309 (13.19%) RESTful
12 264 (11.27%) XML
13 252 (10.76%) ASP.NET
14 191 (8.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 188 (8.02%) .NET Framework
16 180 (7.68%) JSON
17 171 (7.30%) Ajax
18 164 (7.00%) Backbone.js
19 160 (6.83%) SOAP
20 154 (6.57%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 231 (9.86%) Open Source
2 156 (6.66%) User Experience
3 110 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 86 (3.67%) Mobile App
5 61 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 46 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
7 41 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 30 (1.28%) Derivative
9 28 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 28 (1.20%) Blog
10 26 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (0.98%) Algorithms
13 22 (0.94%) W3C
14 20 (0.85%) Fixed Income
14 20 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.81%) iPad
16 17 (0.73%) DTV
17 16 (0.68%) Video on Demand
17 16 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 315 (13.44%) Linux
2 157 (6.70%) UNIX
3 107 (4.57%) Android
4 102 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 96 (4.10%) Windows
6 44 (1.88%) Mac OS X
7 20 (0.85%) CentOS
8 11 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.43%) Windows NT
10 8 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (0.26%) AIX
13 3 (0.13%) Solaris
13 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.085%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.085%) Debian
14 2 (0.085%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1940 (82.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1837 (78.40%) TDD
3 987 (42.13%) Scrum
4 624 (26.63%) Continuous Integration
5 597 (25.48%) MVC
6 469 (20.02%) OO
7 314 (13.40%) Kanban
8 305 (13.02%) E-Commerce
9 257 (10.97%) Test Automation
10 189 (8.07%) Pair Programming
11 179 (7.64%) Automated Testing
12 177 (7.55%) Software Engineering
13 172 (7.34%) Web Development
14 159 (6.79%) User Stories
15 151 (6.44%) Unit Testing
16 148 (6.32%) OOP
17 147 (6.27%) Responsive Web Design
18 134 (5.72%) DevOps
19 133 (5.68%) SOA
20 129 (5.51%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1035 (44.17%) Java
2 804 (34.31%) JavaScript
3 600 (25.61%) C#
4 428 (18.27%) SQL
5 347 (14.81%) Ruby
6 217 (9.26%) PHP
7 161 (6.87%) Scala
8 150 (6.40%) Python
9 70 (2.99%) Groovy
10 53 (2.26%) Objective-C
11 49 (2.09%) T-SQL
12 35 (1.49%) C++
12 35 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.45%) Perl
14 33 (1.41%) PHP5
15 26 (1.11%) Bash Shell
16 25 (1.07%) PowerShell
17 24 (1.02%) C
18 20 (0.85%) Clojure
18 20 (0.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 123 (5.25%) ISEB
2 107 (4.57%) Degree
3 69 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 64 (2.73%) ISTQB
5 45 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 39 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (0.73%) HND
8 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.17%) MCP
9 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.085%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.043%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.043%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.043%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.043%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.043%) IIBA
11 1 (0.043%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (11.65%) QA
2 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (0.13%) Basel III
3 2 (0.085%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.085%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.085%) WAI
4 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (0.94%) Docker
2 21 (0.90%) Varnish
3 17 (0.73%) VirtualBox
4 10 (0.43%) vCloud
4 10 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.34%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.21%) HDFS
7 4 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.085%) XenApp
8 2 (0.085%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.085%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.085%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.043%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 97 (4.14%) Puppet
2 65 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (1.66%) Ansible
4 36 (1.54%) Vagrant
5 28 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (0.68%) ZABBIX
7 13 (0.55%) logstash
8 11 (0.47%) Salt
9 10 (0.43%) Capistrano
10 8 (0.34%) Oozie
11 7 (0.30%) yum
12 6 (0.26%) Kibana
13 5 (0.21%) Mesos
14 3 (0.13%) Graphite
14 3 (0.13%) Hyperic
15 2 (0.085%) HAProxy
15 2 (0.085%) WebInspect
16 1 (0.043%) Control-M
16 1 (0.043%) Nagios
16 1 (0.043%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 219 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 123 (5.25%) Oracle
3 53 (2.26%) Zend
4 46 (1.96%) Sitecore
5 38 (1.62%) Google
6 29 (1.24%) Rackspace
7 21 (0.90%) SAP
8 17 (0.73%) hybris
9 15 (0.64%) VMware
9 15 (0.64%) Twitter
10 14 (0.60%) Red Hat
10 14 (0.60%) Adobe
10 14 (0.60%) TIBCO
10 14 (0.60%) Apple
11 12 (0.51%) EPiServer
11 12 (0.51%) Sybase
12 10 (0.43%) HP
13 9 (0.38%) ION Trading
13 9 (0.38%) ATG
14 7 (0.30%) IBM
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Advanced Resource Managers
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: £325 - £375 Per Day
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
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Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £500 per annum + per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
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Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Negotiable
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Parallel Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 2 days ago