Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 118 102
Rank change year-on-year +40 -16 +41
Contract jobs citing BDD 93 51 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.27% 1.21% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 1.48% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 26 75
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £406 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +11.30% -6.41%
10th Percentile £304 £325 £299
90th Percentile £554 £525 £485
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 3419 3438 3919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.59% 81.35% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 1853 2162
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 130 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +78.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £39.05 £48.83 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +46 53 £370 -8.92% 13
Bracknell +16 16 £475 -5.00% 1
Newbury - 10 - -
Maidenhead -15 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Slough +6 1 - - 3
Ascot - 1 £525 -
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 88 (94.62%) TDD
2 75 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (50.54%) Scrum
4 46 (49.46%) JavaScript
5 43 (46.24%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (38.71%) HTML
7 35 (37.63%) CSS
7 35 (37.63%) AngularJS
8 32 (34.41%) REST
9 30 (32.26%) Java
10 28 (30.11%) Test Automation
10 28 (30.11%) HTML5
11 25 (26.88%) webpack
12 23 (24.73%) ES6
13 22 (23.66%) Git (software)
13 22 (23.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (23.66%) Degree
14 21 (22.58%) .NET
14 21 (22.58%) CRM
14 21 (22.58%) ECMAScript
14 21 (22.58%) Sass
14 21 (22.58%) gulp
15 20 (21.51%) Open Source
15 20 (21.51%) C#
15 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
16 19 (20.43%) Computer Science
16 19 (20.43%) Protractor
16 19 (20.43%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (19.35%) Kanban
18 17 (18.28%) Karma Test Runner

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 6 (6.45%) Confluence
2 4 (4.30%) Apache
2 4 (4.30%) Apache Solr
2 4 (4.30%) NServiceBus
2 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.15%) Apache TomEE
4 2 (2.15%) CMS
4 2 (2.15%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.15%) IIS
4 2 (2.15%) JBoss
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.28%) npm
2 9 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.30%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.30%) Serverless
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.15%) CloudFront
4 2 (2.15%) GitHub
4 2 (2.15%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.15%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.68%) HTTP
2 2 (2.15%) Skype
3 1 (1.08%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.15%) MySQL
2 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.15%) Redis
3 1 (1.08%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.08%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (26.88%) webpack
2 22 (23.66%) Git (software)
3 21 (22.58%) gulp
4 19 (20.43%) Protractor
5 17 (18.28%) Jasmine
5 17 (18.28%) Karma Test Runner
6 12 (12.90%) Maven
7 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
8 9 (9.68%) Cucumber
8 9 (9.68%) JIRA
8 9 (9.68%) JUnit
8 9 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (7.53%) Selenium
10 6 (6.45%) Gradle
11 5 (5.38%) Eclipse
11 5 (5.38%) IntelliJ
11 5 (5.38%) Mercurial
11 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (5.38%) WebDriver
12 4 (4.30%) Subversion
General
1 10 (10.75%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.23%) Games
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (70.97%) Developer
2 14 (15.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 13 (13.98%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (8.60%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Scrum Master
6 6 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (5.38%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Tester
8 4 (4.30%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Sitecore Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Agile Developer
9 3 (3.23%) AWS Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.15%) Sitecore Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (38.71%) HTML
2 35 (37.63%) AngularJS
2 35 (37.63%) CSS
3 32 (34.41%) REST
4 28 (30.11%) HTML5
5 22 (23.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 21 (22.58%) .NET
6 21 (22.58%) Sass
7 17 (18.28%) Web Services
8 14 (15.05%) React
9 13 (13.98%) JSON
9 13 (13.98%) SOAP
10 10 (10.75%) Spring
10 10 (10.75%) XML
11 9 (9.68%) ASP.NET
11 9 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (9.68%) RESTful
12 8 (8.60%) CSS3
13 7 (7.53%) Node.js
14 6 (6.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.53%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.08%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
1 4 (4.30%) Windows
2 2 (2.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Android
3 1 (1.08%) Unix
3 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (94.62%) TDD
2 75 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (50.54%) Scrum
4 43 (46.24%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (30.11%) Test Automation
6 21 (22.58%) CRM
7 20 (21.51%) Open Source
8 18 (19.35%) Kanban
9 16 (17.20%) Microservices
10 14 (15.05%) Front End Development
10 14 (15.05%) MVC
11 13 (13.98%) DevOps
12 10 (10.75%) SDLC
12 10 (10.75%) User Stories
13 9 (9.68%) OOD
14 8 (8.60%) Domain-Driven Design
14 8 (8.60%) SOA
14 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
15 7 (7.53%) E-Commerce
15 7 (7.53%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 46 (49.46%) JavaScript
2 30 (32.26%) Java
3 23 (24.73%) ES6
4 21 (22.58%) ECMAScript
5 20 (21.51%) C#
6 7 (7.53%) SQL
7 5 (5.38%) Scala
7 5 (5.38%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.38%) XPath
8 4 (4.30%) C++
8 4 (4.30%) Python
9 3 (3.23%) Groovy
9 3 (3.23%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.15%) PHP
10 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.15%) Ruby
10 2 (2.15%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.08%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.08%) C
11 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (23.66%) Degree
2 19 (20.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) HP Fortify
1 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Twitter
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.45%) Sitecore
4 5 (5.38%) HP
4 5 (5.38%) Oracle
5 3 (3.23%) Adobe
6 2 (2.15%) Google
6 2 (2.15%) IBM
6 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.15%) Splunk
6 2 (2.15%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.08%) Apple
7 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.08%) SAP