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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Feature Driven Development (FDD)
Rank 608 607 560
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -47
Contract jobs citing Feature Driven Development 20 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.015% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.019% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 11
Average daily rate
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£550 £425 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £380 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £445 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -
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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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 12 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 July 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 -17 20 £550 +29.41% 2
London - 11 £550 - 2
City of London - 5 £550 - 1
Surrey - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
South East - 4 - -
Bradford - 2 £375 -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

Feature Driven Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (83.87%) TDD
2 25 (80.65%) Scrum
3 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (64.52%) Kanban
5 16 (51.61%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (48.39%) BDD
7 12 (38.71%) Automated Testing
7 12 (38.71%) User Stories
8 11 (35.48%) Java
9 10 (32.26%) Web Services
9 10 (32.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
11 8 (25.81%) Coaching
11 8 (25.81%) Spring
11 8 (25.81%) Oracle
11 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
11 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
11 8 (25.81%) Hibernate
12 7 (22.58%) Games
12 7 (22.58%) ATDD
12 7 (22.58%) Analytics
12 7 (22.58%) JIRA
12 7 (22.58%) SDLC
13 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
13 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
13 6 (19.35%) C#
13 6 (19.35%) HTML
13 6 (19.35%) .NET
13 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
14 5 (16.13%) SQL Server

Feature Driven Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (19.35%) WebSphere
2 5 (16.13%) Confluence
3 4 (12.90%) GlassFish
3 4 (12.90%) Apache
4 2 (6.45%) CICS
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Pig
5 1 (3.23%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) Adabas
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
3 4 (12.90%) JUnit
4 3 (9.68%) Log4Net
4 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.68%) JBehave
5 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (22.58%) Games
2 3 (9.68%) Front Office
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
1 13 (41.94%) ScrumMaster
2 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
2 8 (25.81%) Hibernate
2 8 (25.81%) Spring
3 6 (19.35%) HTML
3 6 (19.35%) .NET
4 4 (12.90%) WSDL
4 4 (12.90%) XML Schema
4 4 (12.90%) JAXB
4 4 (12.90%) Grails
4 4 (12.90%) XML
5 3 (9.68%) JMS
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (9.68%) RESTful
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (9.68%) POCO
5 3 (9.68%) ELMAH
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
5 3 (9.68%) CSS
6 2 (6.45%) J2EE
6 2 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) W3C
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.45%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.23%) Online Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) TDD
2 25 (80.65%) Scrum
3 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (64.52%) Kanban
5 16 (51.61%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (48.39%) BDD
7 12 (38.71%) Automated Testing
7 12 (38.71%) User Stories
8 10 (32.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
10 8 (25.81%) Coaching
11 7 (22.58%) SDLC
11 7 (22.58%) ATDD
11 7 (22.58%) Analytics
12 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
12 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
13 5 (16.13%) UML
13 5 (16.13%) OO
13 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
13 5 (16.13%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 6 (19.35%) C#
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) Scala
6 3 (9.68%) Groovy
6 3 (9.68%) Python
6 3 (9.68%) Perl
7 2 (6.45%) COBOL
7 2 (6.45%) NATURAL
7 2 (6.45%) JCL
8 1 (3.23%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) WSUS
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
3 3 (9.68%) HP
3 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.68%) Sophos
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) Endeca
5 1 (3.23%) hybris
5 1 (3.23%) ATG