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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 65 81 82
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 1757 1453 1274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.22% 2.49% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 3.10% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1158 1019
Median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -

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
45124 46910 43512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.26% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29802 30476 26956
Median daily rate £438 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 1272 1173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.01 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +27.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +12 1639 £470 +10.58% 505
London +9 1017 £475 +2.70% 274
City of London +9 200 £475 -5.00% 69
South East -33 153 £450 +20.00% 68
North West +45 131 £465 +16.25% 41
Yorkshire +5 105 £438 +9.37% 19
Manchester +28 87 £450 +18.42% 31
West Yorkshire +9 83 £435 +12.98% 9
Leeds +1 76 £450 +14.64% 8
Scotland +63 69 £400 +8.84% 13
South West +20 63 £400 +6.66% 33
East Midlands +34 58 £425 +13.33% 16
Edinburgh +37 51 £400 - 6
East of England +35 50 £483 +30.40% 23
Nottinghamshire +19 41 £450 +20.00% 7
Nottingham +17 41 £450 +20.00% 7
Wales +26 40 £475 +5.55% 2
South Wales +29 39 £475 +5.55% 1
West Midlands -29 36 £425 +21.42% 21
Bristol +3 33 £450 +5.88% 6
North East -8 32 £350 -26.31% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 31 £350 -26.31% 6
Tyne and Wear -12 31 £350 -26.31% 8
Hampshire -32 31 £375 +9.48% 15
West Sussex +22 24 £475 +55.10% 4
Cheshire +21 24 £475 +29.25% 1
Berkshire -24 23 £400 +12.67% 17
East Sussex +27 21 £450 +22.03% 2
South Yorkshire +5 20 £438 -18.60% 3
Newport -1 20 £460 -3.15% 1

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 2943 (84.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2694 (77.44%) TDD
3 1642 (47.20%) Java
4 1425 (40.96%) Scrum
5 1239 (35.61%) JavaScript
6 961 (27.62%) HTML
7 858 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
8 785 (22.56%) CSS
9 751 (21.59%) Cucumber
10 740 (21.27%) C#
11 674 (19.37%) Git (software)
12 666 (19.14%) .NET
13 645 (18.54%) AngularJS
14 621 (17.85%) Selenium
15 565 (16.24%) Web Services
16 550 (15.81%) Jenkins
17 544 (15.64%) MVC
18 523 (15.03%) Kanban
19 482 (13.85%) OO
20 481 (13.83%) REST
21 477 (13.71%) HTML5
22 473 (13.60%) Pair Programming
23 464 (13.34%) SQL
24 463 (13.31%) Node.js
25 447 (12.85%) Finance
26 438 (12.59%) Spring
27 426 (12.24%) QA
28 406 (11.67%) Test Automation
29 404 (11.61%) Software Engineering
30 402 (11.56%) JIRA

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
1 165 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
2 115 (3.31%) Confluence
3 101 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 69 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 63 (1.81%) Apache
6 57 (1.64%) JBoss
7 54 (1.55%) CMS
8 41 (1.18%) GeoServer
9 40 (1.15%) IIS
10 35 (1.01%) Jetty
11 34 (0.98%) WebSphere
12 33 (0.95%) WebLogic
13 28 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 25 (0.72%) nginx
15 21 (0.60%) Drupal
16 20 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
17 16 (0.46%) Apache Solr
17 16 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
18 14 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
19 12 (0.34%) Mule
Applications
1 55 (1.58%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 23 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 19 (0.55%) MS Office
4 18 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.086%) InVision
6 3 (0.086%) Mingle
6 3 (0.086%) MS Project
7 2 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
2 18 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.34%) Magento
4 6 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.14%) Endur
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.057%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.057%) Maximo
7 2 (0.057%) Unica
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 319 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
2 197 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (3.48%) GitHub
4 78 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
5 51 (1.47%) PaaS
6 48 (1.38%) Amazon S3
7 43 (1.24%) SaaS
8 41 (1.18%) IaaS
9 28 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
10 22 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (0.55%) OpenShift
12 18 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.46%) Heroku
14 14 (0.40%) Google Play
15 11 (0.32%) CloudBees
16 8 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (0.20%) Google App Engine
18 6 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
18 6 (0.17%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 148 (4.25%) HTTP
2 52 (1.49%) Internet
3 15 (0.43%) LDAP
4 11 (0.32%) Network Security
5 10 (0.29%) DMZ
6 9 (0.26%) VPN
7 8 (0.23%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.20%) AMQP
9 6 (0.17%) SSL
10 4 (0.11%) DVB
10 4 (0.11%) FTP
10 4 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.11%) SSH
11 3 (0.086%) DNS
11 3 (0.086%) Intranet
12 2 (0.057%) Extranet
12 2 (0.057%) MQTT
12 2 (0.057%) OpenVPN
12 2 (0.057%) RTSP
12 2 (0.057%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (9.74%) NoSQL
2 332 (9.54%) MongoDB
3 328 (9.43%) SQL Server
4 189 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
5 183 (5.26%) MySQL
6 160 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 128 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 118 (3.39%) Hadoop
9 98 (2.82%) Big Data
10 73 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 46 (1.32%) Redis
12 45 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 45 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 41 (1.18%) GIS
14 29 (0.83%) HBase
14 29 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
15 27 (0.78%) Neo4j
16 26 (0.75%) Oracle Database
17 21 (0.60%) Apache Hive
18 19 (0.55%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 751 (21.59%) Cucumber
2 674 (19.37%) Git (software)
3 621 (17.85%) Selenium
4 550 (15.81%) Jenkins
5 402 (11.56%) JIRA
6 397 (11.41%) WebDriver
7 334 (9.60%) Maven
8 273 (7.85%) JUnit
9 243 (6.98%) SpecFlow
10 201 (5.78%) Subversion
11 167 (4.80%) Gradle
12 146 (4.20%) Jasmine
13 122 (3.51%) TeamCity
14 118 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
15 116 (3.33%) NUnit
16 115 (3.31%) gulp
17 112 (3.22%) Mockito
18 107 (3.08%) Mocha
19 106 (3.05%) Visual Studio
20 101 (2.90%) SoapUI
General
1 447 (12.85%) Finance
2 230 (6.61%) Banking
3 99 (2.85%) Retail
4 78 (2.24%) Publishing
5 52 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 46 (1.32%) Marketing
7 40 (1.15%) Games
8 38 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 33 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 27 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.75%) Advertising
11 26 (0.75%) Back Office
12 25 (0.72%) Front Office
13 20 (0.57%) Electronics
14 10 (0.29%) Law
15 7 (0.20%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.14%) Military
17 3 (0.086%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.086%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.057%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2183 (62.75%) Developer
2 752 (21.62%) Java Developer
3 513 (14.75%) Senior Developer
4 428 (12.30%) Agile Developer
5 327 (9.40%) Analyst
6 304 (8.74%) .NET Developer
7 299 (8.59%) Agile Java Developer
8 266 (7.65%) C# Developer
9 250 (7.19%) JavaScript Developer
10 242 (6.96%) Tester
11 227 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
12 180 (5.17%) Scala Developer
13 176 (5.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 174 (5.00%) Test Analyst
15 156 (4.48%) Automation Tester
15 156 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
16 141 (4.05%) Senior Agile Developer
17 136 (3.91%) Business Analyst
18 121 (3.48%) Test Engineer
19 117 (3.36%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 961 (27.62%) HTML
2 785 (22.56%) CSS
3 666 (19.14%) .NET
4 645 (18.54%) AngularJS
5 565 (16.24%) Web Services
6 481 (13.83%) REST
7 477 (13.71%) HTML5
8 463 (13.31%) Node.js
9 438 (12.59%) Spring
10 380 (10.92%) RESTful
11 321 (9.23%) CSS3
12 302 (8.68%) ASP.NET
13 275 (7.90%) jQuery
14 268 (7.70%) JSON
15 260 (7.47%) React
16 249 (7.16%) XML
17 222 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
18 210 (6.04%) SOAP
19 202 (5.81%) Gherkin
20 197 (5.66%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 293 (8.42%) User Experience
2 200 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 173 (4.97%) Mobile App
4 109 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 79 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
6 56 (1.61%) Derivative
7 49 (1.41%) iPad
8 47 (1.35%) iPhone
9 44 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 39 (1.12%) Fintech
11 38 (1.09%) Visualisation
12 36 (1.03%) Algorithms
12 36 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 34 (0.98%) Blog
14 33 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
15 26 (0.75%) Virtual Team
16 24 (0.69%) Data Structures
17 22 (0.63%) Wiki
18 20 (0.57%) Digital Media
19 18 (0.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 326 (9.37%) Linux
2 193 (5.55%) Apple iOS
3 149 (4.28%) Unix
4 139 (4.00%) Android
5 63 (1.81%) Windows
6 36 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.43%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.17%) VMS
9 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.086%) CentOS
10 3 (0.086%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.029%) OS/2
11 1 (0.029%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2943 (84.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2694 (77.44%) TDD
3 1425 (40.96%) Scrum
4 858 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
5 544 (15.64%) MVC
6 523 (15.03%) Kanban
7 482 (13.85%) OO
8 473 (13.60%) Pair Programming
9 406 (11.67%) Test Automation
10 404 (11.61%) Software Engineering
11 397 (11.41%) DevOps
12 371 (10.66%) Unit Testing
13 359 (10.32%) E-Commerce
14 300 (8.62%) Open Source
15 286 (8.22%) Front End Development
16 277 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
16 277 (7.96%) Microservices
17 268 (7.70%) Web Development
18 259 (7.44%) User Stories
19 213 (6.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1642 (47.20%) Java
2 1239 (35.61%) JavaScript
3 740 (21.27%) C#
4 464 (13.34%) SQL
5 401 (11.53%) Ruby
6 394 (11.33%) Scala
7 354 (10.18%) Python
8 225 (6.47%) PHP
9 117 (3.36%) Objective-C
10 86 (2.47%) Groovy
11 81 (2.33%) C++
12 74 (2.13%) ES6
13 63 (1.81%) Clojure
14 55 (1.58%) Apple Swift
15 54 (1.55%) Perl
16 52 (1.49%) C
17 48 (1.38%) Shell Script
18 40 (1.15%) TypeScript
19 34 (0.98%) PL/SQL
19 34 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 222 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 172 (4.94%) Degree
3 135 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 115 (3.31%) ISEB
5 92 (2.64%) ISTQB
6 49 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 34 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.55%) DBS Check
10 11 (0.32%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.086%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.057%) MCAD
14 2 (0.057%) MCSD
14 2 (0.057%) MCTS
14 2 (0.057%) PMP
14 2 (0.057%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.029%) HND
15 1 (0.029%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 426 (12.24%) QA
2 99 (2.85%) SDET
3 55 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 29 (0.83%) WAI
5 9 (0.26%) ISO 14001
5 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.20%) WCAG
8 6 (0.17%) FATCA
9 2 (0.057%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.029%) COBIT
10 1 (0.029%) GPG13
10 1 (0.029%) MiFID
10 1 (0.029%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.029%) SLA
System Software
1 217 (6.24%) Docker
2 31 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.40%) Apache Flume
3 14 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.37%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.32%) HDFS
6 7 (0.20%) GeoWebCache
7 5 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.14%) Varnish
8 2 (0.057%) GridGain
8 2 (0.057%) vSphere
9 1 (0.029%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 105 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
2 86 (2.47%) Puppet
3 49 (1.41%) Ansible
4 48 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
5 26 (0.75%) Kibana
6 15 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 14 (0.40%) BladeLogic
8 11 (0.32%) logstash
9 6 (0.17%) Nagios
10 5 (0.14%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.14%) Graphite
10 5 (0.14%) Terraform
10 5 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.11%) Mesos
12 3 (0.086%) Grafana
12 3 (0.086%) Oozie
12 3 (0.086%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.086%) Salt
13 2 (0.057%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.029%) Packer
Vendors
1 190 (5.46%) Microsoft
2 165 (4.74%) Oracle
3 54 (1.55%) HP
4 49 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 49 (1.41%) Google
5 47 (1.35%) VMware
5 47 (1.35%) Zend
6 40 (1.15%) Apple
7 32 (0.92%) ESRI
8 26 (0.75%) IBM
8 26 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (0.72%) Rally
10 24 (0.69%) Sitecore
11 23 (0.66%) SAP
11 23 (0.66%) Splunk
12 19 (0.55%) New Relic
13 17 (0.49%) MuleSoft
14 16 (0.46%) Adobe
15 15 (0.43%) Xamarin
16 11 (0.32%) PayPal
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hainton Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £375 per day + Generous Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day + Long term contracts
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £565 per day
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £240.00 per day + long term contracts
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £650 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450pd
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 21 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £430 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday