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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 75 127 197
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +70
Contract jobs citing BDD 1289 875 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.29% 1.64% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.24% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1035 735 434
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +42 1220 £425 +6.25% 463
London +29 886 £425 - 276
City of London +54 204 £450 +5.88% 70
South East +36 153 £400 +14.28% 69
North West +28 51 £413 +26.92% 34
Wales +28 44 £420 +5.66% 6
Hampshire -26 44 £365 +4.28% 14
Buckinghamshire +28 43 £425 +13.33% 6
South Wales +26 37 £418 +5.03% 5
Milton Keynes +35 34 £450 +28.57% 3
East of England -24 34 £396 -1.09% 17
Yorkshire +7 33 £325 +18.18% 23
South West -14 33 £325 - 21
Southampton +22 32 £325 -4.41% 2
Cheshire +12 22 £510 +23.63% 14
West Yorkshire +3 22 £333 +20.90% 13
Manchester +4 21 £388 +19.23% 13
Newport - 21 £420 -
Warrington - 20 £515 - 5
Berkshire +6 17 £388 +3.33% 10
Leeds -4 17 £333 +20.90% 9
Surrey +13 15 £400 +11.88% 13
Hertfordshire -12 15 £400 -20.00% 7
Kent +9 14 £375 -11.76% 3
Somerset -6 14 £325 - 5
Cardiff +10 13 £415 +4.40% 2
Scotland -9 13 £375 -16.66% 7
East Midlands -3 12 £350 -5.08% 12
Bromley +12 11 £375 - 4
Reading +15 10 £425 +7.93% 3

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1897 (77.27%) TDD
2 1086 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1065 (43.38%) Java
4 1010 (41.14%) Scrum
5 736 (29.98%) JavaScript
6 660 (26.88%) C#
7 623 (25.38%) HTML
8 573 (23.34%) Cucumber
9 555 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
9 555 (22.61%) Selenium
10 538 (21.91%) .NET
11 537 (21.87%) Web Services
12 515 (20.98%) CSS
13 507 (20.65%) OO
14 480 (19.55%) MVC
15 468 (19.06%) Ruby
16 441 (17.96%) SQL
17 377 (15.36%) XML
18 363 (14.79%) Test Automation
19 347 (14.13%) Git (software)
20 334 (13.60%) QA
21 330 (13.44%) HTML5
22 323 (13.16%) Spring
23 298 (12.14%) WebDriver
24 288 (11.73%) Finance
25 287 (11.69%) Open Source
25 287 (11.69%) jQuery
26 284 (11.57%) E-Commerce
27 274 (11.16%) RESTful
28 272 (11.08%) ASP.NET

BDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 162 (6.60%) CMS
2 154 (6.27%) Node.js
3 75 (3.05%) Tomcat
4 47 (1.91%) Apache
5 44 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 39 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (1.55%) Adobe CQ
8 36 (1.47%) IIS
9 28 (1.14%) Umbraco
10 27 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
11 24 (0.98%) WebSphere
12 18 (0.73%) Drupal
13 16 (0.65%) FileNet
14 15 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.49%) Confluence
16 10 (0.41%) Apache Solr
17 8 (0.33%) TeamSite
17 8 (0.33%) Mule
17 8 (0.33%) Liferay
Applications
1 81 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.29%) MS Office
3 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.37%) RMDS
5 8 (0.33%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.16%) Magento
7 2 (0.081%) Endur
7 2 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.081%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.041%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.041%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.041%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 97 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
3 36 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (1.34%) SaaS
5 28 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (0.90%) GitHub
7 16 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.53%) Office 365
9 8 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.29%) PaaS
11 6 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.20%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.20%) Heroku
12 5 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
13 4 (0.16%) IaaS
14 1 (0.041%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.041%) ElastiCache
14 1 (0.041%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.041%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.75%) HTTP
2 48 (1.96%) Internet
3 15 (0.61%) Intranet
4 11 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.33%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.16%) PBX
6 4 (0.16%) VoIP
6 4 (0.16%) SSL
6 4 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.081%) AMQP
8 1 (0.041%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.041%) LAN
8 1 (0.041%) LDAP
8 1 (0.041%) DMZ
8 1 (0.041%) DVB
8 1 (0.041%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 206 (8.39%) NoSQL
3 158 (6.44%) MongoDB
4 144 (5.87%) MySQL
5 98 (3.99%) Relational Database
6 77 (3.14%) Big Data
7 67 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 65 (2.65%) CouchDB
9 44 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 39 (1.59%) Redis
11 34 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 29 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (1.10%) Oracle Database
14 24 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 23 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (0.90%) RavenDB
17 21 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 18 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 17 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 15 (0.61%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 573 (23.34%) Cucumber
2 555 (22.61%) Selenium
3 347 (14.13%) Git (software)
4 298 (12.14%) WebDriver
5 263 (10.71%) Jenkins
6 239 (9.74%) Subversion
7 220 (8.96%) JUnit
8 201 (8.19%) SpecFlow
9 176 (7.17%) JIRA
10 160 (6.52%) Maven
11 148 (6.03%) Hudson
12 129 (5.25%) TeamCity
13 126 (5.13%) Visual Studio
14 120 (4.89%) JBehave
15 119 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
16 104 (4.24%) Jasmine
17 99 (4.03%) Mockito
18 91 (3.71%) RSpec
19 87 (3.54%) WATIR
20 79 (3.22%) Calabash
General
1 288 (11.73%) Finance
2 88 (3.58%) Banking
3 66 (2.69%) Publishing
4 60 (2.44%) Retail
5 54 (2.20%) Marketing
6 51 (2.08%) Front Office
7 41 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.43%) Games
10 29 (1.18%) Advertising
11 23 (0.94%) Back Office
12 20 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.65%) Electronics
14 13 (0.53%) Legal
15 9 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.33%) Automotive
17 7 (0.29%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.29%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.24%) Law
19 4 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1383 (56.33%) Developer
2 388 (15.80%) Java Developer
3 340 (13.85%) Analyst
4 225 (9.16%) Tester
5 206 (8.39%) .NET Developer
6 187 (7.62%) Senior Developer
7 163 (6.64%) Test Analyst
8 158 (6.44%) Business Analyst
9 124 (5.05%) C# Developer
10 113 (4.60%) Test Engineer
11 111 (4.52%) Automation Tester
12 102 (4.15%) Agile Business Analyst
13 88 (3.58%) Ruby Developer
14 83 (3.38%) PHP Developer
15 82 (3.34%) Web Developer
16 73 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
16 73 (2.97%) Front-End Developer
17 72 (2.93%) C# .NET Developer
18 68 (2.77%) Scala Developer
19 61 (2.48%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 623 (25.38%) HTML
2 538 (21.91%) .NET
3 537 (21.87%) Web Services
4 515 (20.98%) CSS
5 377 (15.36%) XML
6 330 (13.44%) HTML5
7 323 (13.16%) Spring
8 287 (11.69%) jQuery
9 274 (11.16%) RESTful
10 272 (11.08%) ASP.NET
11 250 (10.18%) REST
12 238 (9.69%) CSS3
13 227 (9.25%) AngularJS
14 216 (8.80%) JSON
15 183 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
16 176 (7.17%) SOAP
17 170 (6.92%) Ajax
18 162 (6.60%) .NET Framework
19 154 (6.27%) Ruby on Rails
19 154 (6.27%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 287 (11.69%) Open Source
2 131 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 83 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
4 80 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 41 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 36 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
7 31 (1.26%) Derivative
8 25 (1.02%) Wiki
9 23 (0.94%) Equities
10 22 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
10 22 (0.90%) New Media
11 21 (0.86%) GIS
11 21 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 21 (0.86%) N-Tier
12 20 (0.81%) Fixed Income
12 20 (0.81%) Video on Demand
12 20 (0.81%) iPhone
13 18 (0.73%) DTV
14 16 (0.65%) iPad
15 15 (0.61%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 247 (10.06%) Linux
2 129 (5.25%) Android
3 124 (5.05%) Apple iOS
4 118 (4.81%) UNIX
5 84 (3.42%) Windows
6 27 (1.10%) Solaris
7 26 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 25 (1.02%) AIX
9 18 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.49%) CentOS
11 8 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.041%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.041%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (0.041%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1897 (77.27%) TDD
2 1086 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1010 (41.14%) Scrum
4 555 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
5 507 (20.65%) OO
6 480 (19.55%) MVC
7 363 (14.79%) Test Automation
8 284 (11.57%) E-Commerce
9 259 (10.55%) Kanban
10 243 (9.90%) User Stories
11 220 (8.96%) Pair Programming
12 216 (8.80%) Automated Testing
13 199 (8.11%) Software Engineering
14 170 (6.92%) Web Development
15 169 (6.88%) Test Scripting
16 159 (6.48%) Unit Testing
17 152 (6.19%) OOP
18 138 (5.62%) SOA
19 117 (4.77%) UML
20 114 (4.64%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1065 (43.38%) Java
2 736 (29.98%) JavaScript
3 660 (26.88%) C#
4 468 (19.06%) Ruby
5 441 (17.96%) SQL
6 215 (8.76%) Scala
7 208 (8.47%) PHP
8 201 (8.19%) Python
9 76 (3.10%) Groovy
10 74 (3.01%) Objective-C
11 66 (2.69%) C++
12 53 (2.16%) Shell Script
13 39 (1.59%) PHP5
14 36 (1.47%) Perl
15 33 (1.34%) T-SQL
16 26 (1.06%) PL/SQL
17 24 (0.98%) C
17 24 (0.98%) Bash Shell
18 21 (0.86%) Clojure
19 15 (0.61%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 144 (5.87%) ISEB
2 92 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 85 (3.46%) Degree
4 82 (3.34%) SC Cleared
5 81 (3.30%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.20%) CBAP
8 3 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.12%) MCP
9 2 (0.081%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.041%) IIBA
10 1 (0.041%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.041%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.041%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.041%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.041%) MCAD
10 1 (0.041%) MCSD
10 1 (0.041%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (13.60%) QA
2 6 (0.24%) WCAG
3 4 (0.16%) SLA
4 2 (0.081%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (0.24%) Docker
2 5 (0.20%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.16%) vCloud
3 4 (0.16%) HDFS
4 3 (0.12%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.081%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.081%) Varnish
6 1 (0.041%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.041%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.041%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 54 (2.20%) Puppet
2 49 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (0.94%) Vagrant
5 21 (0.86%) Capistrano
6 14 (0.57%) Salt
6 14 (0.57%) ZABBIX
7 8 (0.33%) Oozie
7 8 (0.33%) YUM
8 6 (0.24%) Nagios
8 6 (0.24%) Ansible
9 5 (0.20%) Control-M
10 4 (0.16%) logstash
11 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.12%) WebInspect
12 2 (0.081%) OpenIDM
13 1 (0.041%) Kibana
13 1 (0.041%) WMI
Vendors
1 183 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 131 (5.34%) Oracle
3 60 (2.44%) Zend
4 50 (2.04%) JBoss
5 38 (1.55%) Google
6 32 (1.30%) Adobe
7 29 (1.18%) Sitecore
8 20 (0.81%) IBM
8 20 (0.81%) Rackspace
9 19 (0.77%) SAP
10 14 (0.57%) HP
10 14 (0.57%) Informatica
11 13 (0.53%) Twitter
11 13 (0.53%) TIBCO
12 12 (0.49%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.41%) VMware
13 10 (0.41%) Apple
14 9 (0.37%) Facebook
14 9 (0.37%) ION Trading
15 8 (0.33%) Bloomberg
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day £300 to £375
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: daily rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £325 - £365 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £275 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: Yesterday