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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 49 59 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +42
Contract jobs citing BDD 2072 1774 1167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.07% 3.24% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 4.00% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1427 921
Median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -

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
42021 44388 43486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.55% 81.15% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28019 28757 28290
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1336 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

BDD Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 December 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 +6 1877 £451 +6.00% 524
London -3 1075 £500 +11.11% 264
South East +28 226 £425 +1.19% 76
City of London -1 187 £530 +17.77% 41
North West +11 145 £425 +9.67% 43
Manchester +20 119 £425 +6.25% 32
Scotland +69 99 £400 +6.66% 8
East of England +67 95 £450 +5.88% 31
Yorkshire +3 90 £450 +28.57% 34
Edinburgh +63 80 £425 +6.25% 4
North East 0 74 £475 +46.15% 8
South West 0 74 £355 -6.88% 46
Tyne and Wear +1 71 £475 +40.74% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 70 £475 +40.74% 7
West Midlands +13 64 £400 +23.07% 12
West Yorkshire +18 60 £450 +36.88% 25
Wales -3 58 £488 +18.18% 2
Hertfordshire +32 54 £504 +43.92% 11
Leeds +15 54 £450 +40.62% 21
South Wales +3 50 £500 +23.07% 1
Hampshire +6 48 £475 +25.00% 16
Surrey +44 46 £400 +3.22% 11
Oxfordshire +5 39 £450 - 6
Berkshire +28 35 £425 +18.05% 14
Woking +9 29 £405 - 2
South Yorkshire -11 29 £438 +9.37% 5
Newport +6 28 £488 +5.40% 1
Sheffield -14 28 £444 +10.93% 3
East Midlands +9 27 £413 -5.71% 10
Wiltshire +8 25 £355 -5.33% 5

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 3311 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 3035 (78.71%) TDD
3 1895 (49.14%) Java
4 1518 (39.37%) Scrum
5 1337 (34.67%) JavaScript
6 1039 (26.95%) HTML
7 945 (24.51%) Continuous Integration
8 881 (22.85%) CSS
9 834 (21.63%) Git (software)
10 823 (21.34%) Cucumber
11 773 (20.05%) AngularJS
12 729 (18.91%) Selenium
12 729 (18.91%) C#
13 693 (17.97%) Web Services
14 684 (17.74%) Jenkins
15 682 (17.69%) Kanban
16 640 (16.60%) REST
17 629 (16.31%) .NET
18 607 (15.74%) Node.js
19 588 (15.25%) SQL
20 582 (15.09%) JIRA
21 567 (14.70%) DevOps
22 536 (13.90%) HTML5
23 527 (13.67%) MVC
24 524 (13.59%) RESTful
25 520 (13.49%) Software Engineering
26 519 (13.46%) Spring
27 510 (13.23%) Scala
28 493 (12.79%) QA
29 484 (12.55%) Finance

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
1 220 (5.71%) Confluence
2 212 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
3 135 (3.50%) Tomcat
4 97 (2.52%) Apache Spark
5 69 (1.79%) Apache
6 52 (1.35%) CMS
7 50 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 50 (1.30%) WebSphere
8 43 (1.12%) JBoss
9 41 (1.06%) GeoServer
10 36 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 32 (0.83%) Drupal
12 30 (0.78%) nginx
13 25 (0.65%) Apache Solr
14 24 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
15 22 (0.57%) IIS
16 21 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 18 (0.47%) OpenStack
18 17 (0.44%) Jetty
18 17 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 51 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.34%) MS Office
5 9 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.10%) InVision
6 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.052%) Mingle
7 2 (0.052%) MS Project
7 2 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 32 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.078%) FLEXCUBE
6 3 (0.078%) Magento
6 3 (0.078%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.078%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.026%) Endur
8 1 (0.026%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.026%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.026%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.026%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 453 (11.75%) Amazon AWS
2 258 (6.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (4.12%) GitHub
4 87 (2.26%) PaaS
5 76 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
6 54 (1.40%) SaaS
7 51 (1.32%) IaaS
8 48 (1.24%) Heroku
9 43 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 35 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
10 35 (0.91%) OpenShift
11 29 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (0.60%) CloudBees
13 20 (0.52%) Slack
14 15 (0.39%) Google Play
15 12 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 10 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
18 9 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
19 8 (0.21%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 207 (5.37%) HTTP
2 62 (1.61%) Internet
3 40 (1.04%) MQTT
4 34 (0.88%) RTSP
5 13 (0.34%) LDAP
6 11 (0.29%) AMQP
7 8 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.18%) Network Security
8 7 (0.18%) VPN
9 5 (0.13%) OpenVPN
10 4 (0.10%) Intranet
10 4 (0.10%) SNMP
11 3 (0.078%) DMZ
11 3 (0.078%) DNS
11 3 (0.078%) Firewall
11 3 (0.078%) SSL
12 2 (0.052%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.052%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.052%) FTP
12 2 (0.052%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (9.67%) NoSQL
2 367 (9.52%) MongoDB
3 297 (7.70%) SQL Server
4 206 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
5 197 (5.11%) Relational Database
6 171 (4.43%) MySQL
7 163 (4.23%) Hadoop
8 133 (3.45%) Big Data
9 125 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 60 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 55 (1.43%) HBase
12 46 (1.19%) GIS
13 43 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 37 (0.96%) Redis
15 33 (0.86%) RDBMS
16 32 (0.83%) Oracle Database
17 31 (0.80%) Neo4j
18 27 (0.70%) Apache Hive
18 27 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
19 24 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 834 (21.63%) Git (software)
2 823 (21.34%) Cucumber
3 729 (18.91%) Selenium
4 684 (17.74%) Jenkins
5 582 (15.09%) JIRA
6 400 (10.37%) WebDriver
7 323 (8.38%) Maven
8 315 (8.17%) JUnit
9 223 (5.78%) SpecFlow
10 173 (4.49%) Subversion
11 171 (4.43%) TeamCity
12 166 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
13 158 (4.10%) Gradle
14 157 (4.07%) Jasmine
15 148 (3.84%) Mockito
16 140 (3.63%) SoapUI
17 126 (3.27%) Grunt
17 126 (3.27%) gulp
18 119 (3.09%) JBehave
19 114 (2.96%) Protractor
General
1 484 (12.55%) Finance
2 246 (6.38%) Banking
3 150 (3.89%) Retail
4 89 (2.31%) Marketing
5 77 (2.00%) Publishing
6 55 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 53 (1.37%) Games
8 47 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 47 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 46 (1.19%) Front Office
10 35 (0.91%) Advertising
11 34 (0.88%) Electronics
12 25 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.44%) Back Office
14 10 (0.26%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.21%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.16%) Legal
17 5 (0.13%) Private Banking
18 4 (0.10%) Automotive
18 4 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 2379 (61.70%) Developer
2 865 (22.43%) Java Developer
3 494 (12.81%) Senior Developer
4 393 (10.19%) Agile Developer
5 332 (8.61%) Analyst
6 285 (7.39%) Agile Java Developer
7 284 (7.37%) .NET Developer
8 275 (7.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 255 (6.61%) Tester
10 245 (6.35%) C# Developer
11 240 (6.22%) Senior Java Developer
12 238 (6.17%) Scala Developer
13 199 (5.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 189 (4.90%) Test Analyst
15 185 (4.80%) Automation Tester
16 183 (4.75%) Software Engineer
17 170 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
18 143 (3.71%) Test Engineer
19 140 (3.63%) Full Stack Developer
20 130 (3.37%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1039 (26.95%) HTML
2 881 (22.85%) CSS
3 773 (20.05%) AngularJS
4 693 (17.97%) Web Services
5 640 (16.60%) REST
6 629 (16.31%) .NET
7 607 (15.74%) Node.js
8 536 (13.90%) HTML5
9 524 (13.59%) RESTful
10 519 (13.46%) Spring
11 404 (10.48%) React
12 383 (9.93%) JSON
13 358 (9.28%) CSS3
14 325 (8.43%) XML
15 316 (8.20%) ASP.NET
16 313 (8.12%) jQuery
17 266 (6.90%) Gherkin
18 243 (6.30%) SOAP
19 210 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
20 204 (5.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 277 (7.18%) User Experience
2 156 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (3.35%) Mobile App
4 120 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 81 (2.10%) Public Cloud
6 57 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 49 (1.27%) Fintech
8 45 (1.17%) Video on Demand
9 40 (1.04%) Virtual Team
10 39 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 36 (0.93%) Algorithms
11 36 (0.93%) Visualisation
12 35 (0.91%) Blog
13 32 (0.83%) iPad
14 28 (0.73%) Data Structures
15 27 (0.70%) iPhone
16 23 (0.60%) Mathematics
17 21 (0.54%) Animation
17 21 (0.54%) Social Media
18 19 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 361 (9.36%) Linux
2 203 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 178 (4.62%) Android
4 175 (4.54%) Unix
5 92 (2.39%) Windows
6 40 (1.04%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.16%) VMS
8 6 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.078%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.052%) CentOS
10 2 (0.052%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.052%) zOS
11 1 (0.026%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.026%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 3311 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 3035 (78.71%) TDD
3 1518 (39.37%) Scrum
4 945 (24.51%) Continuous Integration
5 682 (17.69%) Kanban
6 567 (14.70%) DevOps
7 527 (13.67%) MVC
8 520 (13.49%) Software Engineering
9 465 (12.06%) Test Automation
10 455 (11.80%) OO
11 443 (11.49%) Microservices
12 437 (11.33%) Pair Programming
13 403 (10.45%) E-Commerce
14 364 (9.44%) Open Source
15 326 (8.45%) Unit Testing
16 316 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
17 311 (8.07%) Front End Development
18 307 (7.96%) Web Development
19 270 (7.00%) User Stories
20 254 (6.59%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1895 (49.14%) Java
2 1337 (34.67%) JavaScript
3 729 (18.91%) C#
4 588 (15.25%) SQL
5 510 (13.23%) Scala
6 445 (11.54%) Python
7 417 (10.81%) Ruby
8 235 (6.09%) PHP
9 108 (2.80%) Objective-C
10 88 (2.28%) Clojure
11 87 (2.26%) ES6
12 85 (2.20%) Groovy
13 74 (1.92%) C
14 73 (1.89%) C++
15 69 (1.79%) Shell Script
16 65 (1.69%) Apple Swift
17 40 (1.04%) T-SQL
18 38 (0.99%) F#
19 35 (0.91%) PL/SQL
20 34 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 219 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 209 (5.42%) Degree
3 143 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 110 (2.85%) ISEB
5 74 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 50 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 31 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (0.52%) DBS Check
9 17 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 12 (0.31%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.16%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.052%) MCAD
14 2 (0.052%) MCSD
14 2 (0.052%) MCTS
14 2 (0.052%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.052%) PMP
15 1 (0.026%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 493 (12.79%) QA
2 136 (3.53%) SDET
3 58 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (0.67%) WAI
5 23 (0.60%) FATCA
6 18 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.34%) WCAG
8 5 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.13%) SLA
9 3 (0.078%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.026%) COBIT
10 1 (0.026%) MiFID
10 1 (0.026%) SEPA
System Software
1 321 (8.32%) Docker
2 29 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (0.52%) HDFS
4 14 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.34%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.13%) Varnish
8 3 (0.078%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.052%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.052%) vSphere
10 1 (0.026%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 130 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
2 97 (2.52%) Puppet
3 71 (1.84%) Ansible
4 37 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 27 (0.70%) Kibana
6 22 (0.57%) logstash
7 21 (0.54%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.26%) Grafana
9 9 (0.23%) Nagios
10 7 (0.18%) rkt
11 6 (0.16%) Capistrano
11 6 (0.16%) Terraform
12 4 (0.10%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.10%) Salt
13 3 (0.078%) CA Service Virtualization
13 3 (0.078%) Graphite
13 3 (0.078%) Perfmon
14 2 (0.052%) CA Endevor
14 2 (0.052%) HP SiteScope
14 2 (0.052%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 195 (5.06%) Microsoft
2 156 (4.05%) Oracle
3 76 (1.97%) Atlassian
4 53 (1.37%) Google
4 53 (1.37%) SAP
4 53 (1.37%) Zend
5 50 (1.30%) Sitecore
6 45 (1.17%) MuleSoft
7 44 (1.14%) HP
8 40 (1.04%) ESRI
9 37 (0.96%) Solace
10 32 (0.83%) Splunk
11 31 (0.80%) Apple
12 25 (0.65%) IBM
13 21 (0.54%) Xamarin
14 20 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
14 20 (0.52%) hybris
15 19 (0.49%) Apigee
15 19 (0.49%) Red Hat
16 18 (0.47%) New Relic
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Sussex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dunfermline, Fife
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
24 Seven
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: £250 per day 12 month contract
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day 3 Month Rolling Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton
Rate: £300 a day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £355 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago