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 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 85 76 144
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +68
Contract jobs citing BDD 1283 1225 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.33% 2.28% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 3.00% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 973 598
Average daily rate
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£415 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £389 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.53% +11.07%
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
42683 40843 36923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 76.03% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27538 25481 22182
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1208 1092
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 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 2 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
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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 -4 1183 £425 - 478
London -9 712 £450 +5.88% 260
City of London +1 196 £450 - 74
South East +31 175 £380 -1.93% 70
Hampshire +31 66 £350 -9.67% 18
Yorkshire -2 65 £350 +14.75% 21
South West +1 59 £375 +7.14% 27
Wales -10 58 £415 -7.77% 3
West Midlands +47 57 £350 -9.67% 16
West Yorkshire +9 53 £350 +14.75% 17
South Wales -3 51 £400 -11.11% 3
Leeds -10 48 £350 +14.75% 15
North West -26 45 £365 -11.51% 46
Birmingham +32 43 £350 -9.67% 2
Newport -3 42 £400 -11.11%
East of England +6 36 £400 +14.28% 15
Bristol +11 33 £425 -5.55% 5
Scotland +17 32 £350 -17.64% 5
Oxfordshire 0 30 £425 +9.67% 6
Southampton +4 29 £345 -10.96% 7
Buckinghamshire +6 25 £425 -5.55% 6
Berkshire +9 24 £350 -9.67% 16
Edinburgh +12 20 £350 -17.64% 4
Milton Keynes +1 20 £425 -5.55% 2
North East +1 20 £375 +50.00% 3
Tyne and Wear - 20 £375 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £375 - 2
Oxford +2 19 £425 - 6
East Midlands -4 18 £375 +17.18% 20
Manchester -10 18 £375 +2.73% 27

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 1978 (81.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1906 (78.86%) TDD
3 1011 (41.83%) Scrum
4 967 (40.01%) Java
5 798 (33.02%) JavaScript
6 719 (29.75%) HTML
7 636 (26.31%) C#
8 605 (25.03%) .NET
9 584 (24.16%) Continuous Integration
10 570 (23.58%) MVC
11 556 (23.00%) CSS
12 547 (22.63%) Web Services
13 525 (21.72%) Selenium
14 514 (21.27%) Cucumber
15 479 (19.82%) Git (software)
16 460 (19.03%) OO
17 440 (18.20%) SQL
18 432 (17.87%) RESTful
19 430 (17.79%) AngularJS
20 411 (17.00%) HTML5
21 367 (15.18%) REST
22 364 (15.06%) Finance
23 358 (14.81%) Spring
24 330 (13.65%) CSS3
25 320 (13.24%) QA
26 319 (13.20%) SQL Server
27 314 (12.99%) E-Commerce
28 308 (12.74%) XML
28 308 (12.74%) Ruby
28 308 (12.74%) Jenkins

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 201 (8.32%) Node.js
2 94 (3.89%) Tomcat
3 86 (3.56%) Apache
4 78 (3.23%) CMS
5 77 (3.19%) JBoss
6 55 (2.28%) Confluence
7 54 (2.23%) WebSphere
8 48 (1.99%) IIS
9 38 (1.57%) Umbraco
10 36 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 36 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (1.12%) WebLogic
12 26 (1.08%) Mule
13 22 (0.91%) Kentico
14 20 (0.83%) SharePoint
15 17 (0.70%) Mule ESB
16 16 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
16 16 (0.66%) Drupal
17 14 (0.58%) MQSeries
17 14 (0.58%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 35 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.70%) MS Office
3 16 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.17%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (0.70%) Magento
2 12 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) Summit
4 3 (0.12%) Endur
5 2 (0.083%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.041%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.041%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 165 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.37%) SaaS
4 24 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
5 23 (0.95%) GitHub
6 22 (0.91%) Amazon S3
7 21 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.62%) Heroku
9 14 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.17%) PaaS
14 3 (0.12%) Force.com
14 3 (0.12%) Engine Yard
14 3 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.083%) Office 365
15 2 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.083%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 126 (5.21%) HTTP
2 77 (3.19%) Internet
3 11 (0.46%) Intranet
3 11 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.37%) VPN
6 8 (0.33%) Firewall
7 6 (0.25%) NFC
7 6 (0.25%) DAB
8 5 (0.21%) AMQP
9 4 (0.17%) 4G
9 4 (0.17%) LTE
9 4 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.17%) DMZ
9 4 (0.17%) 3G
10 3 (0.12%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.12%) Skype
11 2 (0.083%) SAN
11 2 (0.083%) SNA
11 2 (0.083%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 241 (9.97%) MongoDB
3 219 (9.06%) NoSQL
4 128 (5.30%) MySQL
5 126 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 107 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
7 61 (2.52%) Hadoop
8 55 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 55 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 54 (2.23%) Redis
10 51 (2.11%) Big Data
11 37 (1.53%) Oracle Database
12 35 (1.45%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.24%) Neo4j
14 28 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 27 (1.12%) Couchbase
16 26 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (0.83%) Apache Hive
18 19 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 18 (0.74%) HBase
Development Applications
1 525 (21.72%) Selenium
2 514 (21.27%) Cucumber
3 479 (19.82%) Git (software)
4 308 (12.74%) Jenkins
5 263 (10.88%) Subversion
6 248 (10.26%) WebDriver
7 222 (9.18%) JIRA
8 209 (8.65%) JUnit
9 206 (8.52%) SpecFlow
10 190 (7.86%) Maven
11 125 (5.17%) Jasmine
12 122 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 110 (4.55%) NUnit
14 92 (3.81%) Mockito
15 90 (3.72%) JMeter
16 79 (3.27%) Visual Studio
17 65 (2.69%) RSpec
18 63 (2.61%) TeamCity
19 60 (2.48%) Grunt
20 52 (2.15%) Calabash
General
1 364 (15.06%) Finance
2 114 (4.72%) Banking
3 84 (3.48%) Retail
4 54 (2.23%) Games
5 44 (1.82%) Publishing
6 40 (1.65%) Marketing
7 35 (1.45%) Back Office
8 34 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.32%) Front Office
10 30 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.79%) Electronics
12 16 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.50%) Automotive
15 11 (0.46%) Legal
16 9 (0.37%) Advertising
17 7 (0.29%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.25%) Multimedia
19 3 (0.12%) Law
19 3 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1486 (61.48%) Developer
2 430 (17.79%) Java Developer
3 329 (13.61%) Analyst
4 265 (10.96%) .NET Developer
5 244 (10.10%) Senior Developer
6 197 (8.15%) Test Analyst
7 158 (6.54%) Tester
8 157 (6.50%) C# Developer
9 120 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
10 106 (4.39%) Business Analyst
11 94 (3.89%) Senior Java Developer
12 84 (3.48%) C# .NET Developer
13 79 (3.27%) Front-End Developer
14 76 (3.14%) Architect
15 68 (2.81%) Automation Tester
16 65 (2.69%) PHP Developer
17 57 (2.36%) Software Engineer
18 56 (2.32%) AWS Developer
19 55 (2.28%) Web Developer
19 55 (2.28%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 719 (29.75%) HTML
2 605 (25.03%) .NET
3 556 (23.00%) CSS
4 547 (22.63%) Web Services
5 432 (17.87%) RESTful
6 430 (17.79%) AngularJS
7 411 (17.00%) HTML5
8 367 (15.18%) REST
9 358 (14.81%) Spring
10 330 (13.65%) CSS3
11 308 (12.74%) XML
12 292 (12.08%) ASP.NET
13 288 (11.92%) jQuery
14 234 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 211 (8.73%) SOAP
16 206 (8.52%) .NET Framework
17 204 (8.44%) JSON
18 181 (7.49%) Hibernate
19 138 (5.71%) J2EE
20 127 (5.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 126 (5.21%) User Experience
2 118 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 69 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 32 (1.32%) Digital Media
6 26 (1.08%) iPhone
6 26 (1.08%) Derivative
7 25 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 20 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 20 (0.83%) iPad
10 17 (0.70%) Market Risk
10 17 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
10 17 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
11 15 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.58%) DTV
12 14 (0.58%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.54%) Equities
13 13 (0.54%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 294 (12.16%) Linux
2 134 (5.54%) UNIX
3 125 (5.17%) Apple iOS
4 115 (4.76%) Android
5 76 (3.14%) Windows
6 48 (1.99%) Mac OS X
7 26 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 22 (0.91%) CentOS
9 19 (0.79%) Debian
10 13 (0.54%) AIX
11 12 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.25%) Solaris
13 6 (0.25%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.25%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1978 (81.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1906 (78.86%) TDD
3 1011 (41.83%) Scrum
4 584 (24.16%) Continuous Integration
5 570 (23.58%) MVC
6 460 (19.03%) OO
7 314 (12.99%) E-Commerce
8 300 (12.41%) Kanban
9 295 (12.21%) Test Automation
10 217 (8.98%) Unit Testing
11 206 (8.52%) Pair Programming
12 199 (8.23%) Open Source
13 198 (8.19%) Software Engineering
14 166 (6.87%) Automated Testing
14 166 (6.87%) SOA
15 157 (6.50%) Responsive Web Design
15 157 (6.50%) User Stories
16 150 (6.21%) Web Development
17 148 (6.12%) DevOps
18 146 (6.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 967 (40.01%) Java
2 798 (33.02%) JavaScript
3 636 (26.31%) C#
4 440 (18.20%) SQL
5 308 (12.74%) Ruby
6 176 (7.28%) PHP
7 160 (6.62%) Scala
8 121 (5.01%) Python
9 77 (3.19%) Groovy
10 57 (2.36%) Objective-C
11 51 (2.11%) C++
12 33 (1.37%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 28 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 26 (1.08%) C
16 25 (1.03%) XPath
17 24 (0.99%) Perl
18 16 (0.66%) Shell Script
18 16 (0.66%) Clojure
18 16 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 121 (5.01%) Security Cleared
2 80 (3.31%) SC Cleared
3 70 (2.90%) Degree
4 67 (2.77%) ISEB
5 39 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 24 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.12%) HND
9 2 (0.083%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.083%) PMP
9 2 (0.083%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.041%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (13.24%) QA
2 12 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.21%) WAI
3 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.083%) Basel III
5 2 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.041%) HL7
6 1 (0.041%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (1.45%) Docker
2 17 (0.70%) Apache Flume
3 15 (0.62%) Varnish
4 14 (0.58%) HDFS
5 10 (0.41%) GridGain
6 8 (0.33%) vCloud
7 7 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.12%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.083%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.041%) KVM
10 1 (0.041%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.041%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.041%) Xen
10 1 (0.041%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.041%) XenApp
10 1 (0.041%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.041%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (3.48%) Puppet
2 48 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (1.57%) Ansible
4 34 (1.41%) Vagrant
5 24 (0.99%) Salt
6 14 (0.58%) Oozie
7 11 (0.46%) Rundeck
8 10 (0.41%) Capistrano
9 9 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.29%) Kibana
10 7 (0.29%) Mesos
10 7 (0.29%) Apache Shiro
11 6 (0.25%) logstash
12 4 (0.17%) Graphite
12 4 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.12%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.083%) OpenAM
14 2 (0.083%) Nagios
15 1 (0.041%) BladeLogic
15 1 (0.041%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 185 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 129 (5.34%) Oracle
3 46 (1.90%) Sitecore
4 38 (1.57%) IBM
5 28 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 26 (1.08%) Google
7 25 (1.03%) EPiServer
8 24 (0.99%) Zend
9 22 (0.91%) Apple
10 18 (0.74%) Adobe
11 16 (0.66%) SAP
12 15 (0.62%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.58%) hybris
14 13 (0.54%) Twitter
14 13 (0.54%) VMware
15 12 (0.50%) Xamarin
16 11 (0.46%) WSO2
16 11 (0.46%) SaltStack
17 10 (0.41%) Rackspace
17 10 (0.41%) Coverity
Southampton, Hampshire
GCS
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £290.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £550 per day 6 MONTH CONTRACT
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday