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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 76 127 193
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +66
Contract jobs citing BDD 1273 881 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.25% 1.65% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.24% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1017 739 451
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

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
42045 39415 41397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.46% 73.73% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26091 24205 23959
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1093 1499
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +40 1199 £415 +3.75% 387
London +25 882 £425 - 230
City of London +54 198 £450 +5.88% 58
South East +39 154 £400 +6.66% 50
Buckinghamshire +37 47 £425 +13.33% 1
Wales +25 42 £410 +3.14% 8
Hampshire -32 41 £325 -7.14% 10
Milton Keynes +30 38 £438 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +8 37 £333 +20.90% 23
East of England -12 37 £400 - 22
South Wales +21 34 £395 -0.62% 6
Southampton +23 31 £315 -10.00% 2
North West +1 31 £350 +12.00% 30
South West -18 28 £325 - 17
West Yorkshire -6 22 £340 +23.63% 10
Hertfordshire -2 20 £400 -11.11% 8
Manchester +6 19 £375 +20.00% 14
Scotland -3 18 £375 -16.66% 10
Surrey +11 17 £400 +11.88% 10
Newport - 17 £410 - 1
Leeds -9 16 £340 +23.63% 7
Berkshire +1 15 £388 +3.33% 6
Kent +7 14 £375 -11.76% 1
Cardiff +5 12 £325 -18.23% 3
Somerset -8 11 £325 - 5
Oxfordshire - 11 £363 - 12
Bromley - 11 £375 - 4
Edinburgh -6 10 £375 -31.81% 5
West Midlands -12 10 £425 +6.25% 6
Norfolk -7 9 £300 +50.00% 2

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1909 (77.32%) TDD
2 1086 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1070 (43.34%) Java
4 1015 (41.11%) Scrum
5 753 (30.50%) JavaScript
6 653 (26.45%) C#
7 623 (25.23%) HTML
8 570 (23.09%) Continuous Integration
9 563 (22.80%) Cucumber
10 553 (22.40%) Selenium
11 543 (21.99%) Web Services
12 536 (21.71%) .NET
13 519 (21.02%) CSS
14 511 (20.70%) OO
15 485 (19.64%) MVC
16 455 (18.43%) Ruby
17 445 (18.02%) SQL
18 374 (15.15%) XML
19 356 (14.42%) Test Automation
20 342 (13.85%) Git (software)
21 336 (13.61%) QA
22 333 (13.49%) HTML5
23 328 (13.28%) Spring
24 298 (12.07%) jQuery
25 296 (11.99%) Finance
26 290 (11.75%) WebDriver
27 284 (11.50%) Open Source
28 282 (11.42%) E-Commerce
29 270 (10.94%) RESTful
30 265 (10.73%) ASP.NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 160 (6.48%) Node.js
2 153 (6.20%) CMS
3 77 (3.12%) Tomcat
4 57 (2.31%) Apache
5 42 (1.70%) SharePoint
6 39 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (1.50%) Adobe CQ
7 37 (1.50%) IIS
8 27 (1.09%) Umbraco
9 25 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 24 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
11 20 (0.81%) Drupal
12 16 (0.65%) FileNet
13 15 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.61%) Confluence
14 13 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.45%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.36%) Mule
17 8 (0.32%) nginx
17 8 (0.32%) Liferay
Applications
1 81 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.28%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.28%) MS Office
4 4 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.41%) RMDS
5 9 (0.36%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.16%) Magento
7 2 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.081%) Endur
7 2 (0.081%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.041%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.041%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.041%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 98 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
3 36 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (1.30%) SaaS
5 27 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (0.97%) GitHub
7 16 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 15 (0.61%) Office 365
9 8 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.28%) PaaS
11 6 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
12 5 (0.20%) Heroku
12 5 (0.20%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.16%) IaaS
14 1 (0.041%) ElastiCache
14 1 (0.041%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.041%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.69%) HTTP
2 44 (1.78%) Internet
3 20 (0.81%) Intranet
4 9 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.32%) Wireshark
6 6 (0.24%) SSL
7 4 (0.16%) PBX
7 4 (0.16%) VoIP
7 4 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (0.081%) AMQP
9 1 (0.041%) DVB
9 1 (0.041%) SSH
9 1 (0.041%) LDAP
9 1 (0.041%) LAN
9 1 (0.041%) DMZ
9 1 (0.041%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 202 (8.18%) NoSQL
3 160 (6.48%) MongoDB
4 153 (6.20%) MySQL
5 98 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 78 (3.16%) Big Data
7 66 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 66 (2.67%) CouchDB
8 43 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (1.74%) Redis
9 36 (1.46%) Hadoop
10 28 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.09%) Oracle Database
12 22 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (0.85%) RavenDB
14 20 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 18 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (0.69%) Couchbase
17 16 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 563 (22.80%) Cucumber
2 553 (22.40%) Selenium
3 342 (13.85%) Git (software)
4 290 (11.75%) WebDriver
5 263 (10.65%) Jenkins
6 238 (9.64%) Subversion
7 220 (8.91%) JUnit
8 205 (8.30%) SpecFlow
9 176 (7.13%) JIRA
10 172 (6.97%) Maven
11 149 (6.03%) Hudson
12 133 (5.39%) TeamCity
13 125 (5.06%) Visual Studio
14 121 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
15 114 (4.62%) JBehave
16 104 (4.21%) Jasmine
17 100 (4.05%) Mockito
18 89 (3.60%) RSpec
19 83 (3.36%) WATIR
20 79 (3.20%) Calabash
General
1 296 (11.99%) Finance
2 91 (3.69%) Banking
3 66 (2.67%) Publishing
4 58 (2.35%) Retail
5 55 (2.23%) Marketing
6 51 (2.07%) Front Office
7 40 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.42%) Games
10 29 (1.17%) Advertising
11 23 (0.93%) Back Office
12 20 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.65%) Electronics
13 16 (0.65%) Legal
14 9 (0.36%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.28%) Automotive
16 7 (0.28%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.24%) Law
18 4 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1410 (57.11%) Developer
2 397 (16.08%) Java Developer
3 332 (13.45%) Analyst
4 230 (9.32%) Tester
5 203 (8.22%) .NET Developer
6 188 (7.61%) Senior Developer
7 159 (6.44%) Test Analyst
8 154 (6.24%) Business Analyst
9 127 (5.14%) C# Developer
10 115 (4.66%) Test Engineer
11 112 (4.54%) Automation Tester
12 103 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
13 91 (3.69%) PHP Developer
14 89 (3.60%) Ruby Developer
15 86 (3.48%) Front-End Developer
16 83 (3.36%) Web Developer
17 76 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
18 71 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
19 70 (2.84%) Scala Developer
20 60 (2.43%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 623 (25.23%) HTML
2 543 (21.99%) Web Services
3 536 (21.71%) .NET
4 519 (21.02%) CSS
5 374 (15.15%) XML
6 333 (13.49%) HTML5
7 328 (13.28%) Spring
8 298 (12.07%) jQuery
9 270 (10.94%) RESTful
10 265 (10.73%) ASP.NET
11 255 (10.33%) REST
12 242 (9.80%) CSS3
13 238 (9.64%) AngularJS
14 213 (8.63%) JSON
15 180 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 172 (6.97%) SOAP
17 171 (6.93%) Ajax
18 164 (6.64%) Backbone.js
19 161 (6.52%) .NET Framework
20 150 (6.08%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 284 (11.50%) Open Source
2 130 (5.27%) Mobile App
3 81 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 80 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (1.58%) Digital Media
6 37 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
7 31 (1.26%) Derivative
8 25 (1.01%) Wiki
9 23 (0.93%) Equities
9 23 (0.93%) Fixed Income
10 22 (0.89%) N-Tier
10 22 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
10 22 (0.89%) New Media
11 21 (0.85%) GIS
12 20 (0.81%) iPhone
13 19 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.73%) DTV
15 16 (0.65%) Video on Demand
15 16 (0.65%) iPad
16 15 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 255 (10.33%) Linux
2 126 (5.10%) Android
3 125 (5.06%) Apple iOS
4 123 (4.98%) UNIX
5 81 (3.28%) Windows
6 28 (1.13%) Solaris
7 27 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 26 (1.05%) AIX
9 18 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.53%) CentOS
11 8 (0.32%) Windows NT
12 6 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.081%) Debian
15 1 (0.041%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.041%) BlackBerry OS
15 1 (0.041%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1909 (77.32%) TDD
2 1086 (43.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1015 (41.11%) Scrum
4 570 (23.09%) Continuous Integration
5 511 (20.70%) OO
6 485 (19.64%) MVC
7 356 (14.42%) Test Automation
8 282 (11.42%) E-Commerce
9 257 (10.41%) Kanban
10 240 (9.72%) User Stories
11 220 (8.91%) Automated Testing
12 217 (8.79%) Pair Programming
13 199 (8.06%) Software Engineering
14 175 (7.09%) Web Development
15 169 (6.84%) Test Scripting
16 162 (6.56%) Unit Testing
17 155 (6.28%) OOP
18 137 (5.55%) SOA
19 122 (4.94%) Mentoring
20 118 (4.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1070 (43.34%) Java
2 753 (30.50%) JavaScript
3 653 (26.45%) C#
4 455 (18.43%) Ruby
5 445 (18.02%) SQL
6 221 (8.95%) PHP
7 219 (8.87%) Scala
8 212 (8.59%) Python
9 74 (3.00%) Groovy
10 73 (2.96%) Objective-C
11 69 (2.79%) C++
12 53 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 46 (1.86%) PHP5
14 36 (1.46%) Perl
15 33 (1.34%) T-SQL
16 28 (1.13%) PL/SQL
17 26 (1.05%) C
18 25 (1.01%) Bash Shell
19 21 (0.85%) Clojure
20 16 (0.65%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 142 (5.75%) ISEB
2 93 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 82 (3.32%) SC Cleared
3 82 (3.32%) ISTQB
4 79 (3.20%) Degree
5 25 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.16%) CBAP
7 3 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.12%) MCP
7 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.081%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.041%) IIBA
9 1 (0.041%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.041%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.041%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.041%) MCTS
9 1 (0.041%) MCAD
9 1 (0.041%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (13.61%) QA
2 6 (0.24%) WCAG
3 4 (0.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.041%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (0.24%) Docker
2 5 (0.20%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.16%) vCloud
3 4 (0.16%) HDFS
4 3 (0.12%) Varnish
4 3 (0.12%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.081%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.041%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.041%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.041%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 55 (2.23%) Puppet
2 49 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (0.93%) Vagrant
5 21 (0.85%) Capistrano
6 14 (0.57%) Salt
6 14 (0.57%) ZABBIX
7 11 (0.45%) YUM
8 8 (0.32%) Oozie
8 8 (0.32%) Ansible
9 6 (0.24%) Nagios
10 5 (0.20%) Control-M
11 4 (0.16%) logstash
12 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.12%) WebInspect
13 2 (0.081%) OpenIDM
14 1 (0.041%) Kibana
14 1 (0.041%) WMI
Vendors
1 184 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 130 (5.27%) Oracle
3 61 (2.47%) Zend
4 51 (2.07%) JBoss
5 40 (1.62%) Google
6 31 (1.26%) Adobe
7 26 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 21 (0.85%) IBM
9 19 (0.77%) SAP
9 19 (0.77%) Rackspace
10 14 (0.57%) HP
10 14 (0.57%) Informatica
10 14 (0.57%) Red Hat
10 14 (0.57%) TIBCO
11 13 (0.53%) Twitter
12 12 (0.49%) Apple
13 10 (0.41%) ION Trading
14 9 (0.36%) VMware
14 9 (0.36%) Facebook
15 8 (0.32%) Bloomberg
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £480 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
FPSG Connect
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 per day + £320 / Day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day for 6 Months, chance of extension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day £300 to £375
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 4 days ago