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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 61 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 1729 1174 1147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.11% 2.10% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 2.67% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 887 885
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £527 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 - -

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
45304 44011 42247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.57% 78.89% 77.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 27402 26436
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1284 1210
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +35 1583 £450 +12.50% 478
London +27 1038 £493 +15.20% 260
City of London +32 218 £513 +13.88% 54
South East +32 163 £394 +9.75% 78
North West +35 112 £375 -9.09% 41
Yorkshire +20 104 £425 +11.11% 36
Manchester +32 82 £375 -9.09% 34
West Yorkshire +26 82 £438 +16.66% 29
Leeds +14 77 £438 +16.66% 28
Scotland 0 57 £375 -6.25% 27
Edinburgh +18 49 £375 -6.25% 7
South West -11 49 £400 +10.34% 19
West Midlands -2 41 £450 +28.57% 9
East of England +2 37 £400 - 19
Hampshire -16 35 £400 +7.02% 29
East Sussex +32 34 £425 - 2
Wales -3 33 £388 -3.12% 6
North East -26 31 £405 +8.00% 6
South Wales -7 30 £388 -3.12% 5
Tyne and Wear -26 30 £405 +8.00% 6
Brighton +24 29 £425 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 28 £405 +8.00% 5
Surrey +11 25 £420 +12.00% 10
Berkshire +3 24 £365 +2.81% 16
Cardiff -6 20 £388 -6.62% 1
South Yorkshire 0 18 £406 +4.83% 2
Reading -1 17 £365 +2.81% 8
West Sussex -7 17 £400 -11.11% 5
Birmingham -9 17 £350 - 3
Norwich +13 16 £390 -

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 2689 (83.56%) Agile Software Development
2 2485 (77.22%) TDD
3 1547 (48.07%) Java
4 1288 (40.02%) Scrum
5 1255 (39.00%) JavaScript
6 935 (29.06%) HTML
7 791 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
8 765 (23.77%) CSS
9 680 (21.13%) C#
10 676 (21.01%) Cucumber
11 644 (20.01%) Git (software)
12 610 (18.96%) .NET
13 604 (18.77%) AngularJS
14 603 (18.74%) Web Services
15 561 (17.43%) Selenium
16 558 (17.34%) MVC
17 549 (17.06%) Spring
18 502 (15.60%) SQL
19 493 (15.32%) HTML5
20 491 (15.26%) OO
21 469 (14.57%) Kanban
22 455 (14.14%) REST
23 439 (13.64%) Jenkins
24 437 (13.58%) Pair Programming
25 422 (13.11%) RESTful
26 417 (12.96%) Node.js
27 408 (12.68%) Finance
28 401 (12.46%) MongoDB
29 381 (11.84%) NoSQL
30 374 (11.62%) Ruby

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
1 417 (12.96%) Node.js
2 132 (4.10%) Tomcat
3 107 (3.33%) Apache
4 100 (3.11%) JBoss
5 81 (2.52%) CMS
6 80 (2.49%) Confluence
7 68 (2.11%) Jetty
8 55 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
9 50 (1.55%) Apache Spark
10 36 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 27 (0.84%) Apache Solr
12 26 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
13 24 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 21 (0.65%) IIS
14 21 (0.65%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.56%) GeoServer
16 17 (0.53%) nginx
17 15 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
18 14 (0.44%) GlassFish
19 11 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 43 (1.34%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.62%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.28%) MS Office
5 7 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.12%) Mingle
8 3 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.093%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.031%) MS Project
9 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (1.18%) Magento
2 27 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.28%) Endur
6 7 (0.22%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.16%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.062%) Maximo
8 2 (0.062%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 271 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (4.26%) GitHub
4 41 (1.27%) PaaS
5 36 (1.12%) IaaS
5 36 (1.12%) SaaS
6 23 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 21 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (0.59%) Heroku
9 18 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.31%) Google App Engine
13 9 (0.28%) Force.com
14 7 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.19%) Lucidchart
16 4 (0.12%) Google Analytics
17 3 (0.093%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 167 (5.19%) HTTP
2 53 (1.65%) Internet
3 34 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.34%) DMZ
4 11 (0.34%) VPN
5 9 (0.28%) Intranet
6 6 (0.19%) DVB
6 6 (0.19%) SSL
7 5 (0.16%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.16%) LDAP
7 5 (0.16%) Network Security
7 5 (0.16%) SNA
8 4 (0.12%) FTP
9 3 (0.093%) DNS
9 3 (0.093%) Extranet
10 2 (0.062%) AMQP
10 2 (0.062%) DSL
10 2 (0.062%) Firewall
10 2 (0.062%) Skype
10 2 (0.062%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (12.46%) MongoDB
2 381 (11.84%) NoSQL
3 306 (9.51%) SQL Server
4 214 (6.65%) MySQL
5 206 (6.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 160 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 124 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
8 77 (2.39%) Big Data
9 65 (2.02%) Redis
10 60 (1.86%) Hadoop
11 57 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
12 53 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 52 (1.62%) RDBMS
14 42 (1.31%) Neo4j
15 36 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 28 (0.87%) HBase
16 28 (0.87%) Oracle Database
17 25 (0.78%) Apache Hive
17 25 (0.78%) Jackrabbit
17 25 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 676 (21.01%) Cucumber
2 644 (20.01%) Git (software)
3 561 (17.43%) Selenium
4 439 (13.64%) Jenkins
5 346 (10.75%) JIRA
6 335 (10.41%) Maven
7 314 (9.76%) WebDriver
8 276 (8.58%) JUnit
9 249 (7.74%) Subversion
10 230 (7.15%) SpecFlow
11 169 (5.25%) Mockito
12 156 (4.85%) Gradle
13 133 (4.13%) Jasmine
14 115 (3.57%) Visual Studio
15 105 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
16 100 (3.11%) NUnit
17 95 (2.95%) TeamCity
18 85 (2.64%) JMeter
19 76 (2.36%) Hudson
20 73 (2.27%) JBehave
General
1 408 (12.68%) Finance
2 214 (6.65%) Banking
3 70 (2.18%) Investment Banking
4 59 (1.83%) Retail
5 54 (1.68%) Publishing
6 51 (1.58%) Marketing
7 49 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 41 (1.27%) Games
9 25 (0.78%) Front Office
10 24 (0.75%) Back Office
11 21 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.62%) Electronics
12 20 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.34%) Advertising
14 10 (0.31%) Law
15 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.16%) Billing
17 4 (0.12%) Private Banking
18 3 (0.093%) Arabic Language
18 3 (0.093%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2096 (65.13%) Developer
2 776 (24.11%) Java Developer
3 414 (12.87%) Agile Developer
3 414 (12.87%) Senior Developer
4 319 (9.91%) JavaScript Developer
5 306 (9.51%) Analyst
6 284 (8.83%) .NET Developer
7 275 (8.55%) Agile Java Developer
8 267 (8.30%) C# Developer
9 214 (6.65%) Tester
10 194 (6.03%) Senior Java Developer
11 175 (5.44%) Test Analyst
12 162 (5.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 154 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
14 144 (4.47%) Scala Developer
15 137 (4.26%) Automation Tester
15 137 (4.26%) Senior Agile Developer
16 135 (4.20%) Test Engineer
17 131 (4.07%) Angular Developer
18 129 (4.01%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 935 (29.06%) HTML
2 765 (23.77%) CSS
3 610 (18.96%) .NET
4 604 (18.77%) AngularJS
5 603 (18.74%) Web Services
6 549 (17.06%) Spring
7 493 (15.32%) HTML5
8 455 (14.14%) REST
9 422 (13.11%) RESTful
10 364 (11.31%) CSS3
11 302 (9.38%) jQuery
12 294 (9.14%) ASP.NET
13 252 (7.83%) Hibernate
14 238 (7.40%) JSON
15 232 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 224 (6.96%) XML
17 174 (5.41%) React
17 174 (5.41%) SOAP
18 163 (5.07%) ASP.NET Web API
19 158 (4.91%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 229 (7.12%) User Experience
2 163 (5.07%) Mobile App
3 146 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 73 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (1.40%) Derivative
7 41 (1.27%) iPad
8 38 (1.18%) iPhone
9 35 (1.09%) Visualisation
10 33 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
11 29 (0.90%) Fintech
12 28 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 25 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 24 (0.75%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.53%) Digital Media
15 17 (0.53%) Wiki
16 15 (0.47%) Blog
16 15 (0.47%) Data Integration
17 14 (0.44%) Video on Demand
17 14 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 348 (10.81%) Linux
2 189 (5.87%) Unix
3 141 (4.38%) Apple iOS
4 116 (3.60%) Android
5 63 (1.96%) Windows
6 56 (1.74%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.37%) Mac OS
8 11 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.31%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.28%) CentOS
11 7 (0.22%) AIX
11 7 (0.22%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.093%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.062%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.062%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.031%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2689 (83.56%) Agile Software Development
2 2485 (77.22%) TDD
3 1288 (40.02%) Scrum
4 791 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
5 558 (17.34%) MVC
6 491 (15.26%) OO
7 469 (14.57%) Kanban
8 437 (13.58%) Pair Programming
9 372 (11.56%) Software Engineering
10 333 (10.35%) Test Automation
11 320 (9.94%) Unit Testing
12 283 (8.79%) E-Commerce
13 250 (7.77%) Continuous Delivery
14 248 (7.71%) Open Source
15 238 (7.40%) DevOps
16 227 (7.05%) Web Development
17 222 (6.90%) User Stories
18 220 (6.84%) Front End Development
19 198 (6.15%) Microservices
20 186 (5.78%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1547 (48.07%) Java
2 1255 (39.00%) JavaScript
3 680 (21.13%) C#
4 502 (15.60%) SQL
5 374 (11.62%) Ruby
6 298 (9.26%) Scala
7 250 (7.77%) Python
8 221 (6.87%) PHP
9 135 (4.20%) Groovy
10 78 (2.42%) C++
11 75 (2.33%) Objective-C
12 71 (2.21%) Perl
13 57 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 54 (1.68%) C
15 49 (1.52%) ES6
16 46 (1.43%) T-SQL
17 41 (1.27%) TypeScript
18 35 (1.09%) PL/SQL
19 33 (1.03%) Apple Swift
20 31 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 181 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 148 (4.60%) Degree
3 118 (3.67%) ISEB
4 114 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 103 (3.20%) ISTQB
6 37 (1.15%) DV Cleared
7 35 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.16%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.093%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.093%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.062%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.062%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.062%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.062%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.031%) MCP
12 1 (0.031%) MCSA
12 1 (0.031%) MCSE
12 1 (0.031%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (10.91%) QA
2 35 (1.09%) SDET
3 34 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.75%) WCAG
5 13 (0.40%) WAI
6 10 (0.31%) ISO 14001
6 10 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.093%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.062%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.031%) GPG13
11 1 (0.031%) SLA
System Software
1 181 (5.62%) Docker
2 31 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.65%) Apache Flume
4 12 (0.37%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.28%) HDFS
6 3 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.062%) GridGain
7 2 (0.062%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.031%) Varnish
8 1 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.031%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 60 (1.86%) Puppet
2 51 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 32 (0.99%) Ansible
5 26 (0.81%) Graphite
6 12 (0.37%) Capistrano
7 11 (0.34%) BladeLogic
8 9 (0.28%) Kibana
9 7 (0.22%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.22%) Oozie
10 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.12%) Mesos
11 4 (0.12%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.12%) yum
12 3 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.093%) SELinux
13 2 (0.062%) Nagios
13 2 (0.062%) WMI
14 1 (0.031%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 1 (0.031%) logstash
Vendors
1 255 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 171 (5.31%) Oracle
3 49 (1.52%) Atlassian
4 43 (1.34%) HP
5 41 (1.27%) Google
6 37 (1.15%) VMware
7 36 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 33 (1.03%) IBM
9 29 (0.90%) Sitecore
10 28 (0.87%) Zend
11 27 (0.84%) Apple
12 24 (0.75%) SOASTA, Inc
13 23 (0.71%) SAP
14 20 (0.62%) Red Hat
14 20 (0.62%) Telerik
15 15 (0.47%) Rally
16 13 (0.40%) EPiServer
16 13 (0.40%) Splunk
17 12 (0.37%) Adobe
18 10 (0.31%) Informatica
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £585 - £625 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £550 per day +
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Intapeople
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £700 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £550 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday