Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 101 113
Rank change year-on-year +23 +12 +35
Contract jobs citing BDD 98 66 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.39% 1.63% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.99% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 37 57
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £289 £340 £299
90th Percentile £538 £525 £530
South East median daily rate £450 £434 £400
% change year-on-year +3.69% +8.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £44.19 -
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,400 3,309 3,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 82.99% 81.97% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,784 1,747 2,112
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 119 168
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £26.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -32.74% +29.28%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.10 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Berkshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +34 56 £365 -11.52% 21
Bracknell +4 19 £400 -11.11%
Newbury - 8 - - 2
Maidenhead -14 2 £425 -2.86% 4
Slough +6 1 - - 3
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 92 (93.88%) TDD
2 76 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (60.20%) JavaScript
4 57 (58.16%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (55.10%) AngularJS
6 51 (52.04%) Scrum
7 45 (45.92%) HTML
8 44 (44.90%) CSS
9 39 (39.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 37 (37.76%) Sass
11 36 (36.73%) Test Automation
12 35 (35.71%) CRM
13 34 (34.69%) HTML5
13 34 (34.69%) REST
14 32 (32.65%) Computer Science
15 30 (30.61%) Open Source
16 29 (29.59%) webpack
16 29 (29.59%) gulp
17 28 (28.57%) ES6
17 28 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
17 28 (28.57%) Git (software)
17 28 (28.57%) Degree
18 27 (27.55%) Jasmine
18 27 (27.55%) Twitter
18 27 (27.55%) Karma Test Runner
18 27 (27.55%) npm
18 27 (27.55%) Protractor
18 27 (27.55%) ES7
19 25 (25.51%) Java
20 24 (24.49%) Front End Development

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (13.27%) Confluence
2 8 (8.16%) Apache Solr
3 7 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (6.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (4.08%) NServiceBus
6 3 (3.06%) Apache
6 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.04%) Apache TomEE
7 2 (2.04%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.04%) IIS
7 2 (2.04%) JBoss
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.55%) npm
2 12 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (10.20%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (10.20%) Serverless
4 6 (6.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 6 (6.12%) Amazon S3
4 6 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (6.12%) CloudFront
5 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (4.08%) Firebase
7 2 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.04%) GitHub
7 2 (2.04%) Google App Engine
7 2 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.04%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) Skype
3 1 (1.02%) DSL
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.04%) MySQL
5 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.02%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.02%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (29.59%) gulp
1 29 (29.59%) webpack
2 28 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 27 (27.55%) Jasmine
3 27 (27.55%) Karma Test Runner
3 27 (27.55%) Protractor
4 20 (20.41%) Jenkins
5 15 (15.31%) JIRA
6 14 (14.29%) Maven
7 13 (13.27%) JUnit
8 11 (11.22%) Mercurial
9 10 (10.20%) Eclipse
9 10 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (9.18%) IntelliJ
11 8 (8.16%) Cucumber
11 8 (8.16%) Gradle
12 6 (6.12%) Checkstyle
12 6 (6.12%) SonarQube
13 4 (4.08%) Selenium
13 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (9.18%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 80 (81.63%) Developer
2 21 (21.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 17 (17.35%) JavaScript Developer
4 14 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Software Developer
6 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.12%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Sitecore Developer
9 3 (3.06%) AWS Developer
9 3 (3.06%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Node.js Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Scrum Master
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Tester
10 2 (2.04%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (55.10%) AngularJS
2 45 (45.92%) HTML
3 44 (44.90%) CSS
4 39 (39.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 37 (37.76%) Sass
6 34 (34.69%) HTML5
6 34 (34.69%) REST
7 23 (23.47%) .NET
8 22 (22.45%) React
9 18 (18.37%) Web Services
10 12 (12.24%) SOAP
10 12 (12.24%) Spring
11 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET
12 10 (10.20%) JSF
13 9 (9.18%) Angular 2
13 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (8.16%) Node.js
14 8 (8.16%) Spring MVC
14 8 (8.16%) Struts
15 7 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (32.65%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (5.10%) User Experience
4 4 (4.08%) Life Science
5 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.02%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.10%) Android
2 5 (5.10%) Windows
3 3 (3.06%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Unix
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (93.88%) TDD
2 76 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (58.16%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (52.04%) Scrum
5 36 (36.73%) Test Automation
6 35 (35.71%) CRM
7 30 (30.61%) Open Source
8 24 (24.49%) Front End Development
9 20 (20.41%) MVC
10 19 (19.39%) DevOps
11 17 (17.35%) Kanban
11 17 (17.35%) Microservices
12 13 (13.27%) Unit Testing
12 13 (13.27%) User Stories
13 12 (12.24%) SOA
14 11 (11.22%) Pair Programming
15 9 (9.18%) OOD
15 9 (9.18%) Test Scripting
16 8 (8.16%) Domain-Driven Design
16 8 (8.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (60.20%) JavaScript
2 28 (28.57%) ES6
3 27 (27.55%) ES7
4 25 (25.51%) Java
5 22 (22.45%) C#
6 9 (9.18%) SQL
7 7 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.10%) XPath
9 4 (4.08%) C++
10 3 (3.06%) Objective-C
10 3 (3.06%) Scala
11 2 (2.04%) PHP
11 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.04%) Python
12 1 (1.02%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.02%) C
12 1 (1.02%) CQL
12 1 (1.02%) Groovy
12 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 28 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (3.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.02%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) Opsview
Vendors
1 27 (27.55%) Twitter
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.12%) Adobe
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle
5 4 (4.08%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.06%) HP
7 2 (2.04%) Google
7 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.04%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.02%) Apple
8 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.02%) SAP
8 1 (1.02%) VMware