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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 90 116 132
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 1116 894 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.12% 1.76% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.35% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 646 559
Average daily rate
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£403 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +19 1079 £410 -0.30% 396
London +7 674 £425 - 244
City of London +9 163 £450 - 67
South East +16 143 £375 +4.16% 49
Yorkshire +28 65 £375 +33.92% 17
South West +30 63 £400 -15.78% 14
Hampshire +24 63 £380 -1.93% 10
North West -2 61 £400 +6.66% 31
West Yorkshire +18 54 £375 +33.92% 13
Leeds +20 52 £375 +33.92% 13
East of England +30 41 £463 +15.55% 17
Southampton +14 36 £380 +26.66% 8
Manchester -3 33 £400 +10.34% 22
Gloucestershire - 30 £400 - 2
Cambridgeshire +24 29 - - 2
East Midlands +6 26 £375 -6.25% 8
Scotland +4 25 £363 +9.84% 5
Berkshire -5 18 £350 -9.67% 12
Buckinghamshire -12 18 £388 +10.71% 3
Nottinghamshire - 18 £300 - 2
Nottingham - 18 £300 - 2
Edinburgh +7 16 £375 +23.96% 2
Lancashire -11 16 £400 -5.88% 1
Surrey -17 14 £375 +4.16% 8
Cambridge +13 13 - - 2
Oxfordshire -8 12 £410 +49.09% 5
Milton Keynes -11 10 £388 +8.08% 3
Brighton -1 9 £305 -6.15% 3
East Sussex -2 9 £305 -6.15% 8
Devon - 9 £400 - 1

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1883 (81.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1827 (79.02%) TDD
3 1037 (44.85%) Java
4 968 (41.87%) Scrum
5 786 (34.00%) JavaScript
6 766 (33.13%) HTML
7 584 (25.26%) CSS
8 575 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
9 564 (24.39%) MVC
10 555 (24.01%) C#
11 548 (23.70%) .NET
12 523 (22.62%) Cucumber
13 501 (21.67%) Selenium
14 488 (21.11%) Web Services
15 443 (19.16%) OO
16 435 (18.81%) Git (software)
17 427 (18.47%) SQL
18 419 (18.12%) HTML5
19 370 (16.00%) REST
20 358 (15.48%) AngularJS
21 345 (14.92%) Ruby
22 338 (14.62%) Spring
22 338 (14.62%) RESTful
23 335 (14.49%) Linux
24 318 (13.75%) E-Commerce
24 318 (13.75%) jQuery
25 316 (13.67%) Finance
26 314 (13.58%) Kanban
27 310 (13.41%) CSS3
28 272 (11.76%) QA

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 175 (7.57%) Node.js
2 102 (4.41%) CMS
3 94 (4.07%) Apache
4 86 (3.72%) Tomcat
5 41 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 40 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 33 (1.43%) Confluence
8 33 (1.43%) Drupal
9 32 (1.38%) JBoss
10 31 (1.34%) IIS
11 26 (1.12%) Mule
12 25 (1.08%) nginx
12 25 (1.08%) Umbraco
12 25 (1.08%) Apache Solr
13 20 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
13 20 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.69%) Kentico
15 13 (0.56%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.48%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 51 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.35%) Mingle
3 6 (0.26%) MS Office
3 6 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.087%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.043%) MS Project
6 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.69%) Magento
4 5 (0.22%) Summit
5 4 (0.17%) RMDS
5 4 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.13%) Shopify
7 1 (0.043%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.043%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.043%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (1.04%) Amazon S3
5 20 (0.87%) GitHub
6 15 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
6 15 (0.65%) SaaS
7 11 (0.48%) Joyent
8 10 (0.43%) ElastiCache
8 10 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 7 (0.30%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.22%) Heroku
11 4 (0.17%) Trello
11 4 (0.17%) PaaS
11 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.13%) Force.com
13 2 (0.087%) IaaS
14 1 (0.043%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.043%) Office 365
14 1 (0.043%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 137 (5.93%) HTTP
2 70 (3.03%) Internet
3 10 (0.43%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.43%) HTTPS
4 9 (0.39%) AMQP
5 7 (0.30%) VPN
5 7 (0.30%) FTP
5 7 (0.30%) Intranet
6 6 (0.26%) Firewall
7 5 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.13%) DAB
10 2 (0.087%) DVB
10 2 (0.087%) SNA
11 1 (0.043%) SSL
11 1 (0.043%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.043%) RIP
11 1 (0.043%) PBX
11 1 (0.043%) VoIP
11 1 (0.043%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 197 (8.52%) MongoDB
3 160 (6.92%) NoSQL
4 138 (5.97%) Relational Database
5 106 (4.58%) MySQL
6 71 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
7 53 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 53 (2.29%) Hadoop
8 47 (2.03%) Big Data
9 44 (1.90%) Redis
10 41 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 40 (1.73%) Neo4j
12 35 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 30 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (1.25%) Couchbase
15 21 (0.91%) Oracle Database
16 19 (0.82%) Apache Hive
17 17 (0.74%) CouchDB
18 14 (0.61%) HBase
18 14 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 523 (22.62%) Cucumber
2 501 (21.67%) Selenium
3 435 (18.81%) Git (software)
4 269 (11.63%) Subversion
5 251 (10.86%) Jenkins
6 221 (9.56%) Maven
6 221 (9.56%) WebDriver
7 207 (8.95%) JUnit
8 204 (8.82%) SpecFlow
9 198 (8.56%) JIRA
10 131 (5.67%) Jasmine
11 128 (5.54%) NUnit
12 103 (4.46%) Mockito
13 95 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 81 (3.50%) Calabash
15 71 (3.07%) TeamCity
15 71 (3.07%) Hudson
16 70 (3.03%) Eclipse
17 69 (2.98%) Visual Studio
18 67 (2.90%) Ant
General
1 316 (13.67%) Finance
2 102 (4.41%) Banking
3 54 (2.34%) Retail
3 54 (2.34%) Games
4 52 (2.25%) Marketing
5 49 (2.12%) Publishing
6 40 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.04%) Front Office
9 22 (0.95%) Electronics
10 17 (0.74%) Advertising
11 14 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.56%) Legal
13 9 (0.39%) Automotive
14 6 (0.26%) Back Office
15 5 (0.22%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.13%) Law
17 2 (0.087%) Music Industry
17 2 (0.087%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1466 (63.41%) Developer
2 472 (20.42%) Java Developer
3 288 (12.46%) Analyst
4 273 (11.81%) Senior Developer
5 218 (9.43%) .NET Developer
6 174 (7.53%) Test Analyst
7 165 (7.14%) Tester
8 153 (6.62%) C# Developer
9 101 (4.37%) Front-End Developer
10 97 (4.20%) JavaScript Developer
10 97 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
11 94 (4.07%) Business Analyst
11 94 (4.07%) Automation Tester
12 82 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
13 78 (3.37%) Architect
14 70 (3.03%) PHP Developer
15 65 (2.81%) Web Developer
16 63 (2.72%) Agile Business Analyst
17 52 (2.25%) Senior .NET Developer
18 47 (2.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 766 (33.13%) HTML
2 584 (25.26%) CSS
3 548 (23.70%) .NET
4 488 (21.11%) Web Services
5 419 (18.12%) HTML5
6 370 (16.00%) REST
7 358 (15.48%) AngularJS
8 338 (14.62%) RESTful
8 338 (14.62%) Spring
9 318 (13.75%) jQuery
10 310 (13.41%) CSS3
11 263 (11.38%) XML
12 235 (10.16%) ASP.NET
13 196 (8.48%) .NET Framework
14 188 (8.13%) JSON
15 182 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 172 (7.44%) Hibernate
17 161 (6.96%) SOAP
18 147 (6.36%) Backbone.js
19 141 (6.10%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 236 (10.21%) Open Source
2 135 (5.84%) User Experience
3 87 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 85 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 42 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
6 42 (1.82%) Digital Media
7 33 (1.43%) Derivative
8 29 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (1.04%) Blog
10 22 (0.95%) DTV
11 21 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 21 (0.91%) W3C
11 21 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 21 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 18 (0.78%) iPad
13 17 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
14 16 (0.69%) Video on Demand
15 15 (0.65%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 335 (14.49%) Linux
2 157 (6.79%) UNIX
3 114 (4.93%) Android
4 105 (4.54%) Apple iOS
5 98 (4.24%) Windows
6 66 (2.85%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.65%) CentOS
8 13 (0.56%) Windows Phone
9 10 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
10 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.26%) Windows NT
11 6 (0.26%) AIX
12 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.087%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.087%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.087%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1883 (81.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1827 (79.02%) TDD
3 968 (41.87%) Scrum
4 575 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
5 564 (24.39%) MVC
6 443 (19.16%) OO
7 318 (13.75%) E-Commerce
8 314 (13.58%) Kanban
9 259 (11.20%) Test Automation
10 191 (8.26%) Pair Programming
11 185 (8.00%) Software Engineering
12 184 (7.96%) Automated Testing
13 178 (7.70%) Responsive Web Design
14 172 (7.44%) Web Development
15 159 (6.88%) SOA
16 151 (6.53%) OOP
17 144 (6.23%) User Stories
18 140 (6.06%) Unit Testing
19 134 (5.80%) DevOps
20 126 (5.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1037 (44.85%) Java
2 786 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 555 (24.01%) C#
4 427 (18.47%) SQL
5 345 (14.92%) Ruby
6 198 (8.56%) PHP
7 164 (7.09%) Scala
8 140 (6.06%) Python
9 69 (2.98%) Groovy
10 49 (2.12%) Objective-C
11 45 (1.95%) T-SQL
12 35 (1.51%) C++
13 34 (1.47%) Perl
14 21 (0.91%) C
14 21 (0.91%) Bash Shell
15 20 (0.87%) Clojure
15 20 (0.87%) PHP5
15 20 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 18 (0.78%) F#
16 18 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 119 (5.15%) ISEB
2 104 (4.50%) Degree
3 71 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 63 (2.72%) ISTQB
5 44 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 40 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 34 (1.47%) VCP4
8 17 (0.74%) HND
9 2 (0.087%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.087%) MCP
9 2 (0.087%) PMP
9 2 (0.087%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.087%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.043%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.043%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.043%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.043%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.13%) Basel III
2 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.087%) WAI
3 2 (0.087%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (0.95%) Varnish
2 20 (0.87%) Docker
3 14 (0.61%) VirtualBox
4 10 (0.43%) Apache Flume
5 9 (0.39%) vCloud
5 9 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.30%) HDFS
7 4 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.087%) XenApp
8 2 (0.087%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.087%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.087%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.043%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 100 (4.33%) Puppet
2 56 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (1.73%) Ansible
4 30 (1.30%) Vagrant
5 27 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (0.48%) Salt
7 10 (0.43%) Oozie
7 10 (0.43%) Capistrano
7 10 (0.43%) logstash
8 8 (0.35%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.26%) Kibana
9 6 (0.26%) Mesos
10 3 (0.13%) Graphite
10 3 (0.13%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.087%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.087%) yum
11 2 (0.087%) Nagios
12 1 (0.043%) Control-M
12 1 (0.043%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 202 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 103 (4.46%) Oracle
3 44 (1.90%) Sitecore
4 39 (1.69%) Zend
5 33 (1.43%) Google
6 29 (1.25%) Rackspace
7 24 (1.04%) SAP
8 20 (0.87%) hybris
9 16 (0.69%) EPiServer
9 16 (0.69%) Apple
10 14 (0.61%) VMware
11 13 (0.56%) Adobe
12 12 (0.52%) Sybase
13 11 (0.48%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.43%) ATG
14 10 (0.43%) Twitter
15 9 (0.39%) TIBCO
15 9 (0.39%) HP
16 8 (0.35%) IBM
17 5 (0.22%) Demandware
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
UK
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £580 - £620 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £330.00 - £365.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago