Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 67 129
Rank change year-on-year -37 +62 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 62 85 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.61% 2.33% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.82% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 56 46
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79% +0.69%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £320
90th Percentile £504 £550 £459
South East median daily rate £475 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.11% -

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 3,278 3,017 3,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.30% 82.54% 81.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,660 1,402 2,123
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £252
90th Percentile £588 £575 £549
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 126 122
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% -8.82% -21.11%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £10.58
90th Percentile £50.63 £44.50 £54.80
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -23.08% +18.18%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -15 22 £375 -9.09% 20
Bracknell -5 20 £550 +15.79% 2
Maidenhead - 2 £400 - 12
Newbury -18 1 £288 +0.88% 5
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 52 (83.87%) TDD
2 50 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (61.29%) Git (software)
4 36 (58.06%) Java
4 36 (58.06%) JIRA
5 35 (56.45%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (53.23%) JavaScript
6 33 (53.23%) Jenkins
7 30 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (43.55%) Spring
8 27 (43.55%) Scrum
9 26 (41.94%) Maven
10 25 (40.32%) JUnit
11 24 (38.71%) HTML
11 24 (38.71%) CSS
11 24 (38.71%) MVC
12 23 (37.10%) REST
13 22 (35.48%) DevOps
13 22 (35.48%) Java 8
14 20 (32.26%) User Stories
14 20 (32.26%) Kanban
14 20 (32.26%) Web Services
15 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
15 19 (30.65%) Unit Testing
16 18 (29.03%) QA
16 18 (29.03%) Pair Programming
16 18 (29.03%) Confluence
16 18 (29.03%) Mercurial
16 18 (29.03%) Serverless
17 16 (25.81%) RESTful

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 18 (29.03%) Confluence
2 5 (8.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (8.06%) Apache Solr
2 5 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.84%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 30 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (29.03%) Serverless
3 15 (24.19%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (12.90%) Amazon Kinesis
4 8 (12.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (8.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (8.06%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (8.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (8.06%) Amazon S3
5 5 (8.06%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (8.06%) CloudFront
6 4 (6.45%) BrowserStack
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (3.23%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (1.61%) GitHub
9 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.19%) NoSQL
2 14 (22.58%) MySQL
3 13 (20.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 13 (20.97%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (20.97%) MongoDB
4 11 (17.74%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.23%) Big Data
7 2 (3.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 38 (61.29%) Git (software)
2 36 (58.06%) JIRA
3 33 (53.23%) Jenkins
4 26 (41.94%) Maven
5 25 (40.32%) JUnit
6 18 (29.03%) Mercurial
7 12 (19.35%) Eclipse
7 12 (19.35%) IntelliJ
8 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
8 11 (17.74%) git-flow
8 11 (17.74%) Mockito
9 10 (16.13%) Selenium
10 9 (14.52%) Gradle
10 9 (14.52%) SoapUI
11 5 (8.06%) Checkstyle
11 5 (8.06%) SonarQube
12 4 (6.45%) JMeter
13 3 (4.84%) Subversion
13 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
13 3 (4.84%) XMLSpy
General
1 5 (8.06%) Retail
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (72.58%) Developer
2 24 (38.71%) Java Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Senior Developer
4 9 (14.52%) React Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (9.68%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Lead Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Lead Java Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior React Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Xamarin Developer
10 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Developer in Test
10 2 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (43.55%) Spring
2 24 (38.71%) CSS
2 24 (38.71%) HTML
3 23 (37.10%) REST
4 20 (32.26%) Web Services
5 16 (25.81%) AngularJS
5 16 (25.81%) RESTful
6 10 (16.13%) CSS3
6 10 (16.13%) HTML5
6 10 (16.13%) Node.js
6 10 (16.13%) Sass
6 10 (16.13%) SOAP
7 9 (14.52%) JSF
7 9 (14.52%) LESS
7 9 (14.52%) Spring MVC
7 9 (14.52%) Struts
8 8 (12.90%) React
9 7 (11.29%) .NET
10 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
10 5 (8.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (12.90%) User Experience
3 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.84%) Linux
1 3 (4.84%) Unix
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (83.87%) TDD
2 50 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (56.45%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (43.55%) Scrum
5 24 (38.71%) MVC
6 22 (35.48%) DevOps
7 20 (32.26%) Kanban
7 20 (32.26%) User Stories
8 19 (30.65%) Test Scripting
8 19 (30.65%) Unit Testing
9 18 (29.03%) Pair Programming
10 16 (25.81%) SOA
11 14 (22.58%) Software Engineering
12 13 (20.97%) Microservices
13 12 (19.35%) OO
14 11 (17.74%) API Testing
14 11 (17.74%) Functional Testing
14 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
15 10 (16.13%) Release Management
16 9 (14.52%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) Java
2 33 (53.23%) JavaScript
3 22 (35.48%) Java 8
4 12 (19.35%) SQL
5 8 (12.90%) C#
6 3 (4.84%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.23%) Python
7 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.23%) VBScript
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) Scala
8 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) ISEB
2 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.03%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Adobe
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.23%) HP
3 2 (3.23%) IBM
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) Capita