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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Feature Driven Development (FDD)
Rank 562 540 508
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -32
Contract jobs citing Feature Driven Development 21 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.027% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.036% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 21
Average daily rate
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£418 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £400 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 - £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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 20 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 30 January 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 -11 20 £418 -4.57% 3
London -5 13 £500 +14.28% 1
City of London +10 5 £410 -13.68% 1
South East - 4 £308 -
South West - 3 - -
Slough - 3 £308 -
Berkshire - 3 £308 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Feature Driven Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (94.29%) TDD
2 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (68.57%) Java
4 23 (65.71%) Scrum
5 21 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (60.00%) ATDD
6 20 (57.14%) BDD
7 16 (45.71%) Kanban
7 16 (45.71%) JIRA
8 15 (42.86%) Scala
9 14 (40.00%) Groovy
10 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
10 13 (37.14%) Games
10 13 (37.14%) MongoDB
10 13 (37.14%) User Stories
11 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (25.71%) E-Commerce
11 9 (25.71%) Pair Programming
12 8 (22.86%) Use Case
12 8 (22.86%) QA
12 8 (22.86%) TestNG
12 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
12 8 (22.86%) JUnit
12 8 (22.86%) SQL
12 8 (22.86%) Extreme Programming
12 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
12 8 (22.86%) Hudson
12 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
12 8 (22.86%) RESTful
12 8 (22.86%) JBehave

Feature Driven Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) MongoDB
2 7 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (17.14%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) JIRA
2 8 (22.86%) TestNG
2 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.86%) JUnit
2 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
2 8 (22.86%) Hudson
2 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
2 8 (22.86%) JBehave
2 8 (22.86%) WebDriver
3 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (37.14%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) ScrumMaster
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Agile Coach
5 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Scala Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) RESTful
2 7 (20.00%) HTML
3 4 (11.43%) J2EE
3 4 (11.43%) Web Services
4 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
4 3 (8.57%) Spring
5 2 (5.71%) Velocity
6 1 (2.86%) .NET
6 1 (2.86%) Scalatra
6 1 (2.86%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) User Experience
1 7 (20.00%) Web 2.0
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) TDD
2 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (65.71%) Scrum
4 21 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (60.00%) ATDD
5 20 (57.14%) BDD
6 16 (45.71%) Kanban
7 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
7 13 (37.14%) User Stories
8 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (25.71%) E-Commerce
8 9 (25.71%) Pair Programming
9 8 (22.86%) Use Case
9 8 (22.86%) Extreme Programming
10 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
10 7 (20.00%) Analytics
10 7 (20.00%) Coaching
10 7 (20.00%) SEO
10 7 (20.00%) V-Model
10 7 (20.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) Java
2 15 (42.86%) Scala
3 14 (40.00%) Groovy
4 8 (22.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) ISEB
2 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) ATG
1 3 (8.57%) hybris
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Atlassian