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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Feature Driven Development (FDD)
Rank 594 574 536
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -38
Contract jobs citing Feature Driven Development 13 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.015% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.031% 0.020% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
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£475 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.03 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 - -

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
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 £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 17 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 22 May 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 -21 13 £475 +31.03% 2
London -7 6 £528 +75.83% 1
City of London - 3 £550 - 1
North East - 2 - -
South East - 2 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 1
Lincoln - 1 £475 -
Oxford - 1 £350 -
Slough - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £475 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £475 -

Feature Driven Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (86.67%) TDD
2 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (63.33%) Scrum
3 19 (63.33%) Java
4 18 (60.00%) BDD
5 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (43.33%) Kanban
7 12 (40.00%) JIRA
8 11 (36.67%) ATDD
9 9 (30.00%) Groovy
9 9 (30.00%) Scala
10 8 (26.67%) Spring
10 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
10 8 (26.67%) Hibernate
10 8 (26.67%) User Stories
11 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
11 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (23.33%) JBehave
11 7 (23.33%) Extreme Programming
11 7 (23.33%) Pair Programming
11 7 (23.33%) JUnit
12 6 (20.00%) SQL
12 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
12 6 (20.00%) HTML
12 6 (20.00%) Games
12 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
12 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
12 6 (20.00%) NoSQL

Feature Driven Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
2 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) JIRA
2 7 (23.33%) JBehave
2 7 (23.33%) JUnit
3 5 (16.67%) Hudson
3 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 5 (16.67%) TestNG
3 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (13.33%) Selenium
4 4 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (20.00%) Games
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Front Office
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) ScrumMaster
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Spring
1 8 (26.67%) Hibernate
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
3 5 (16.67%) Web Services
4 4 (13.33%) J2EE
4 4 (13.33%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) WSDL
5 2 (6.67%) XML Schema
5 2 (6.67%) JAXB
5 2 (6.67%) JMS
5 2 (6.67%) Velocity
5 2 (6.67%) Grails
6 1 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) User Experience
2 4 (13.33%) Web 2.0
3 2 (6.67%) W3C
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) TDD
2 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (63.33%) Scrum
4 18 (60.00%) BDD
5 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (43.33%) Kanban
7 11 (36.67%) ATDD
8 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
8 8 (26.67%) User Stories
9 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (23.33%) Extreme Programming
9 7 (23.33%) Pair Programming
10 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
10 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
11 5 (16.67%) Analytics
11 5 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) Groovy
2 9 (30.00%) Scala
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) R
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) WSUS
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) ATG
1 4 (13.33%) hybris
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.67%) Sophos
3 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
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