The table below looks at the statistics for Feature Driven Development skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Feature Driven Development over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Feature Driven Development (FDD)
Rank 564 552 515
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -37
Contract jobs citing Feature Driven Development 17 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.028% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.037% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 15
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£410 £466 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.01% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £400 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £107.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £107.50

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
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 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
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 £12.16
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%

Feature Driven Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Feature Driven Development within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Feature Driven Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Feature Driven Development
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Feature Driven Development within the UK.

Feature Driven Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Feature Driven Development
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Feature Driven Development within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Feature Driven Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Feature Driven Development
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Feature Driven Development within the UK.

Feature Driven Development Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Feature Driven Development
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Feature Driven Development within the UK over the 3 months to 4 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
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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 -2 16 £410 -12.01% 2
London -11 10 £418 -10.40% 1
City of London +11 4 £383 -23.50%
South East - 3 £400 - 1
Slough - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Southampton - - - -
York - - - -
East of England - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -

Feature Driven Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Feature Driven Development 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 Feature Driven Development.

1 35 (94.59%) TDD
2 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (67.57%) Java
3 25 (67.57%) Scrum
4 22 (59.46%) BDD
5 21 (56.76%) ATDD
5 21 (56.76%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (45.95%) JIRA
7 16 (43.24%) Kanban
7 16 (43.24%) Scala
8 15 (40.54%) Groovy
9 14 (37.84%) MongoDB
9 14 (37.84%) User Stories
10 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
10 13 (35.14%) Games
11 11 (29.73%) Pair Programming
12 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (27.03%) Extreme Programming
12 10 (27.03%) E-Commerce
13 9 (24.32%) RESTful
14 8 (21.62%) JBehave
14 8 (21.62%) WebDriver
14 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
14 8 (21.62%) NoSQL
14 8 (21.62%) Hudson
14 8 (21.62%) Analytics
14 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
14 8 (21.62%) User Experience
14 8 (21.62%) JUnit
14 8 (21.62%) HTTP

Feature Driven Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Feature Driven Development 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 Feature Driven Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) MongoDB
2 8 (21.62%) NoSQL
3 6 (16.22%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) JIRA
2 8 (21.62%) JBehave
2 8 (21.62%) WebDriver
2 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
2 8 (21.62%) Hudson
2 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
2 8 (21.62%) JUnit
2 8 (21.62%) TestNG
2 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
3 7 (18.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (18.92%) Selenium
3 7 (18.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (35.14%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) ScrumMaster
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Business Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Business Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Coach
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Scala Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.70%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) RESTful
2 8 (21.62%) HTML
3 4 (10.81%) J2EE
3 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
4 3 (8.11%) Spring
5 2 (5.41%) Velocity
6 1 (2.70%) .NET
6 1 (2.70%) Scalatra
6 1 (2.70%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) User Experience
1 8 (21.62%) Web 2.0
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) TDD
2 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (67.57%) Scrum
4 22 (59.46%) BDD
5 21 (56.76%) ATDD
5 21 (56.76%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (43.24%) Kanban
7 14 (37.84%) User Stories
8 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
9 11 (29.73%) Pair Programming
10 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (27.03%) Extreme Programming
10 10 (27.03%) E-Commerce
11 8 (21.62%) Analytics
11 8 (21.62%) SEO
11 8 (21.62%) Web Analytics
11 8 (21.62%) Use Case
12 7 (18.92%) V-Model
12 7 (18.92%) Coaching
12 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) Scala
3 15 (40.54%) Groovy
4 8 (21.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) ATG
1 3 (8.11%) hybris
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
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