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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 83 79 132
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +53
Contract jobs citing BDD 1349 1230 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.37% 2.25% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.96% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1084 995 666
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
- +4.52%
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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
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 £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -2 1294 £425 +0.59% 520
London -4 786 £450 +5.88% 277
South East +44 224 £375 -3.84% 78
City of London +3 207 £475 +5.55% 61
Yorkshire +12 71 £375 +17.18% 29
Hampshire +18 68 £345 -10.96% 16
West Yorkshire +9 61 £375 +17.18% 25
North West -16 61 £375 -6.25% 45
Leeds +7 57 £375 +17.18% 24
South West -6 55 £388 +10.71% 27
Berkshire +37 51 £350 -6.66% 17
West Midlands +38 45 £350 -17.64% 22
Reading +22 35 £355 -11.25% 5
Southampton +4 35 £348 -10.32% 9
Oxfordshire +8 34 £425 +9.67% 12
Buckinghamshire -1 33 £425 -2.85% 7
Birmingham +32 32 £369 -9.23% 4
Bristol +16 31 £425 -5.55% 8
Manchester +5 31 £375 -6.25% 25
East of England -1 27 £375 - 16
Milton Keynes -9 26 £425 -5.55% 3
Scotland +5 25 £350 -6.66% 12
Oxford - 24 £425 - 6
East Midlands +7 21 £375 +17.18% 22
Wales -28 21 £400 -11.11% 5
Nottinghamshire +8 17 £375 - 6
Nottingham +4 17 £375 - 6
South Wales -22 17 £400 -11.11% 4
Edinburgh 0 15 £375 +7.14% 3
Surrey -1 15 £408 +8.66% 16

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2086 (82.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2009 (79.41%) TDD
3 1033 (40.83%) Scrum
4 985 (38.93%) Java
5 825 (32.61%) JavaScript
6 753 (29.76%) HTML
7 692 (27.35%) C#
8 637 (25.18%) .NET
9 619 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
10 578 (22.85%) CSS
11 565 (22.33%) MVC
12 550 (21.74%) Web Services
13 531 (20.99%) Selenium
14 523 (20.67%) Cucumber
15 508 (20.08%) Git (software)
16 469 (18.54%) OO
17 464 (18.34%) SQL
18 461 (18.22%) AngularJS
19 435 (17.19%) HTML5
20 433 (17.11%) RESTful
21 379 (14.98%) REST
22 365 (14.43%) Finance
23 358 (14.15%) Spring
24 341 (13.48%) SQL Server
25 340 (13.44%) Ruby
26 339 (13.40%) QA
27 331 (13.08%) CSS3
28 322 (12.73%) Jenkins
29 318 (12.57%) Kanban
30 310 (12.25%) ASP.NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 215 (8.50%) Node.js
2 98 (3.87%) Tomcat
3 92 (3.64%) Apache
4 78 (3.08%) CMS
5 75 (2.96%) JBoss
6 67 (2.65%) Confluence
7 52 (2.06%) IIS
8 48 (1.90%) WebSphere
9 37 (1.46%) Umbraco
10 35 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
11 28 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
12 22 (0.87%) Jetty
12 22 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 21 (0.83%) MQSeries
14 20 (0.79%) SharePoint
15 18 (0.71%) Apache Spark
16 17 (0.67%) Mule
17 16 (0.63%) Kentico
18 15 (0.59%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 36 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 24 (0.95%) MS Office
3 16 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.32%) Mingle
6 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.040%) MS Project
8 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (0.75%) Magento
2 9 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.20%) Endur
5 3 (0.12%) Summit
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.079%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.040%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 178 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.11%) SaaS
4 23 (0.91%) GitHub
5 18 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
6 16 (0.63%) Heroku
6 16 (0.63%) Amazon S3
7 14 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.16%) PaaS
13 4 (0.16%) Engine Yard
14 3 (0.12%) Office 365
15 2 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.079%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.079%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.079%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 135 (5.34%) HTTP
2 79 (3.12%) Internet
3 15 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.55%) Intranet
5 10 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (0.36%) NFC
7 8 (0.32%) VPN
8 7 (0.28%) Firewall
9 6 (0.24%) DAB
9 6 (0.24%) DMZ
10 5 (0.20%) AMQP
11 4 (0.16%) 4G
11 4 (0.16%) LTE
11 4 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.16%) 3G
12 3 (0.12%) Extranet
13 2 (0.079%) UPnP
13 2 (0.079%) SAN
13 2 (0.079%) Bluetooth
14 1 (0.040%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 260 (10.28%) MongoDB
3 233 (9.21%) NoSQL
4 136 (5.38%) MySQL
5 134 (5.30%) Relational Database
6 112 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
7 72 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 69 (2.73%) Hadoop
9 58 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 56 (2.21%) Redis
11 55 (2.17%) Big Data
12 42 (1.66%) Oracle Database
13 34 (1.34%) Neo4j
14 32 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
15 30 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (1.15%) RDBMS
16 29 (1.15%) HBase
17 26 (1.03%) Couchbase
18 23 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 531 (20.99%) Selenium
2 523 (20.67%) Cucumber
3 508 (20.08%) Git (software)
4 322 (12.73%) Jenkins
5 300 (11.86%) Subversion
6 256 (10.12%) WebDriver
7 228 (9.01%) JIRA
8 208 (8.22%) SpecFlow
9 199 (7.87%) JUnit
10 192 (7.59%) Maven
11 138 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 124 (4.90%) Jasmine
13 119 (4.70%) NUnit
14 100 (3.95%) JMeter
14 100 (3.95%) Mockito
15 85 (3.36%) Visual Studio
16 68 (2.69%) TeamCity
17 66 (2.61%) RSpec
18 63 (2.49%) Grunt
19 50 (1.98%) Hudson
General
1 365 (14.43%) Finance
2 112 (4.43%) Banking
3 78 (3.08%) Retail
4 55 (2.17%) Games
5 43 (1.70%) Publishing
6 40 (1.58%) Marketing
7 38 (1.50%) Back Office
8 36 (1.42%) Front Office
9 34 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 33 (1.30%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.63%) Electronics
12 13 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.51%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.43%) Legal
13 11 (0.43%) Automotive
14 10 (0.40%) Advertising
15 7 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.20%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.079%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1555 (61.46%) Developer
2 440 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 338 (13.36%) Analyst
4 267 (10.55%) .NET Developer
5 263 (10.40%) Senior Developer
6 192 (7.59%) Test Analyst
7 173 (6.84%) C# Developer
8 164 (6.48%) Tester
9 123 (4.86%) JavaScript Developer
10 122 (4.82%) Business Analyst
11 92 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
12 86 (3.40%) Architect
13 85 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
14 75 (2.96%) Automation Tester
14 75 (2.96%) Front-End Developer
15 70 (2.77%) Software Engineer
16 67 (2.65%) PHP Developer
17 61 (2.41%) Agile Business Analyst
18 58 (2.29%) Agile Java Developer
19 54 (2.13%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 753 (29.76%) HTML
2 637 (25.18%) .NET
3 578 (22.85%) CSS
4 550 (21.74%) Web Services
5 461 (18.22%) AngularJS
6 435 (17.19%) HTML5
7 433 (17.11%) RESTful
8 379 (14.98%) REST
9 358 (14.15%) Spring
10 331 (13.08%) CSS3
11 310 (12.25%) ASP.NET
12 298 (11.78%) XML
13 284 (11.23%) jQuery
14 243 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 212 (8.38%) SOAP
16 202 (7.98%) JSON
17 195 (7.71%) .NET Framework
18 171 (6.76%) Hibernate
19 141 (5.57%) J2EE
20 124 (4.90%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 143 (5.65%) User Experience
2 128 (5.06%) Mobile App
3 65 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (1.42%) iPhone
6 33 (1.30%) Digital Media
7 32 (1.26%) Derivative
8 31 (1.23%) iPad
9 27 (1.07%) Computer Science
10 25 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 23 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 22 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 20 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
13 20 (0.79%) Market Risk
14 19 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
15 16 (0.63%) Equities
15 16 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
16 14 (0.55%) Management Information System
17 13 (0.51%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 291 (11.50%) Linux
2 153 (6.05%) UNIX
3 137 (5.42%) Apple iOS
4 126 (4.98%) Android
5 81 (3.20%) Windows
6 58 (2.29%) Mac OS X
7 31 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 27 (1.07%) CentOS
9 19 (0.75%) Debian
10 14 (0.55%) Windows Phone
11 13 (0.51%) AIX
12 9 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.32%) Solaris
14 7 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
15 5 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.20%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.20%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.16%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2086 (82.45%) Agile Software Development
2 2009 (79.41%) TDD
3 1033 (40.83%) Scrum
4 619 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
5 565 (22.33%) MVC
6 469 (18.54%) OO
7 318 (12.57%) Kanban
8 305 (12.06%) Test Automation
9 297 (11.74%) E-Commerce
10 242 (9.57%) Unit Testing
11 225 (8.89%) Pair Programming
11 225 (8.89%) Software Engineering
12 199 (7.87%) Open Source
13 182 (7.19%) User Stories
14 180 (7.11%) SOA
15 170 (6.72%) SDLC
16 163 (6.44%) Automated Testing
17 160 (6.32%) DevOps
18 158 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
18 158 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 985 (38.93%) Java
2 825 (32.61%) JavaScript
3 692 (27.35%) C#
4 464 (18.34%) SQL
5 340 (13.44%) Ruby
6 181 (7.15%) PHP
7 180 (7.11%) Scala
8 141 (5.57%) Python
9 89 (3.52%) Groovy
10 63 (2.49%) Objective-C
11 60 (2.37%) C++
12 40 (1.58%) T-SQL
13 28 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 28 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.03%) Perl
15 24 (0.95%) C
16 23 (0.91%) XPath
17 20 (0.79%) PowerShell
18 18 (0.71%) Clojure
19 15 (0.59%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 136 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 90 (3.56%) SC Cleared
3 60 (2.37%) ISEB
4 58 (2.29%) Degree
5 37 (1.46%) ISTQB
6 18 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.20%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.12%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.079%) PMP
9 2 (0.079%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.040%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (13.40%) QA
2 12 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.20%) WAI
5 4 (0.16%) SLA
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.040%) HL7
7 1 (0.040%) WCAG
7 1 (0.040%) Basel III
7 1 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 55 (2.17%) Docker
2 14 (0.55%) HDFS
3 13 (0.51%) Varnish
3 13 (0.51%) Apache Flume
4 10 (0.40%) GridGain
5 9 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.28%) vCloud
7 3 (0.12%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.079%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.040%) KVM
9 1 (0.040%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.040%) Xen
9 1 (0.040%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.040%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (3.68%) Puppet
2 58 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (1.66%) Ansible
4 36 (1.42%) Vagrant
5 24 (0.95%) Salt
6 19 (0.75%) Capistrano
7 11 (0.43%) Oozie
8 10 (0.40%) Apache Shiro
9 9 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.36%) Mesos
9 9 (0.36%) Graphite
10 8 (0.32%) Rundeck
11 5 (0.20%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.20%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.16%) Kibana
13 3 (0.12%) logstash
13 3 (0.12%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.079%) Nagios
14 2 (0.079%) OpenAM
15 1 (0.040%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 180 (7.11%) Microsoft
2 129 (5.10%) Oracle
3 38 (1.50%) IBM
4 37 (1.46%) Sitecore
5 34 (1.34%) Google
6 27 (1.07%) Red Hat
7 23 (0.91%) Zend
8 22 (0.87%) Apple
9 21 (0.83%) EPiServer
10 19 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 17 (0.67%) Adobe
11 17 (0.67%) VMware
12 15 (0.59%) Twitter
13 14 (0.55%) hybris
13 14 (0.55%) SOASTA, Inc
14 13 (0.51%) Xamarin
14 13 (0.51%) SAP
15 12 (0.47%) Bloomberg
15 12 (0.47%) SaltStack
16 10 (0.40%) Facebook
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 16 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day - 6 Months Contract
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day plus other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago