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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Feature Driven Development (FDD)
Rank 606 612 576
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -36
Contract jobs citing Feature Driven Development 19 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.007% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.009% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£550 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.36 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.36 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-73.98% -

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 8 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 28 August 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 +3 19 £550 +37.50% 2
London - 13 £550 - 1
South East - 5 - -
Surrey - 5 - -
City of London - 2 £550 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

Feature Driven Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (80.00%) Scrum
2 27 (77.14%) TDD
3 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (71.43%) Kanban
5 18 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 14 (40.00%) BDD
7 13 (37.14%) User Stories
8 12 (34.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (28.57%) Java
9 10 (28.57%) Web Services
9 10 (28.57%) Mentoring
9 10 (28.57%) Coaching
10 9 (25.71%) Oracle
10 9 (25.71%) Games
10 9 (25.71%) ATDD
11 8 (22.86%) Spring
11 8 (22.86%) Hibernate
11 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
12 7 (20.00%) C#
12 7 (20.00%) .NET
12 7 (20.00%) Analytics
12 7 (20.00%) SDLC
13 6 (17.14%) HTML
13 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
13 6 (17.14%) WebSphere
13 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
13 6 (17.14%) JIRA
14 5 (14.29%) Multithreading

Feature Driven Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (17.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.29%) Confluence
3 4 (11.43%) GlassFish
3 4 (11.43%) Apache
4 2 (5.71%) CICS
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.86%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.71%) Adabas
4 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 4 (11.43%) JUnit
4 3 (8.57%) Log4Net
4 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.57%) JBehave
5 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (25.71%) Games
2 3 (8.57%) Front Office
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) ScrumMaster
2 14 (40.00%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) COBOL Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Product Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Web Services
2 8 (22.86%) Hibernate
2 8 (22.86%) Spring
3 7 (20.00%) .NET
4 6 (17.14%) HTML
5 4 (11.43%) WSDL
5 4 (11.43%) XML Schema
5 4 (11.43%) JAXB
5 4 (11.43%) XML
5 4 (11.43%) Grails
5 4 (11.43%) CSS
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (8.57%) POCO
6 3 (8.57%) ELMAH
6 3 (8.57%) JMS
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
7 2 (5.71%) J2EE
7 2 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (5.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) W3C
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.71%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.86%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Scrum
2 27 (77.14%) TDD
3 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (71.43%) Kanban
5 18 (51.43%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (40.00%) BDD
6 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
7 13 (37.14%) User Stories
8 12 (34.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (28.57%) Mentoring
9 10 (28.57%) Coaching
10 9 (25.71%) ATDD
11 7 (20.00%) Analytics
11 7 (20.00%) SDLC
12 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
12 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
13 5 (14.29%) UML
13 5 (14.29%) OO
13 5 (14.29%) CRM
13 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.00%) C#
4 5 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) Python
5 3 (8.57%) Perl
5 3 (8.57%) Scala
6 2 (5.71%) COBOL
6 2 (5.71%) NATURAL
6 2 (5.71%) JCL
6 2 (5.71%) Groovy
7 1 (2.86%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) WSUS
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.57%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.57%) Sophos
4 3 (8.57%) Endeca
5 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) hybris
6 1 (2.86%) ATG