Period
to 24 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 March 2019 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 61 48
Rank change year-on-year -25 -13 +74
Contract jobs citing BDD 109 170 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.66% 3.66% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 4.28% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 113 143
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £270 £331 £313
90th Percentile £550 £550 £546
England median daily rate £500 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.04% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £41.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.87
% change year-on-year -22.22% -1.90% -3.43%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,457 3,970 3,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.46% 85.43% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,018 2,254 2,224
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.42%
10th Percentile £263 £247 £216
90th Percentile £588 £588 £558
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 225 262
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £25.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.00% -25.37% +29.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.51 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% - +8.70%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BDD in the East of England

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. 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
Essex +22 63 £500 +8.11% 1
Hertfordshire -39 18 £550 +6.02% 3
Cambridgeshire -11 14 £275 -26.96% 2
Suffolk +11 7 £463 +8.82% 2
Bedfordshire -9 4 £463 +2.78% 6
Norfolk -15 3 £363 -10.56%
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 East of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 98 (89.91%) TDD
2 87 (79.82%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (48.62%) Java
4 51 (46.79%) Scrum
4 51 (46.79%) Jenkins
5 49 (44.95%) JIRA
6 48 (44.04%) Oracle
7 47 (43.12%) SQL
8 44 (40.37%) Microservices
9 41 (37.61%) Linux
10 38 (34.86%) Git (software)
11 37 (33.94%) Amazon AWS
11 37 (33.94%) Kanban
12 36 (33.03%) Test Automation
12 36 (33.03%) User Stories
13 35 (32.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 34 (31.19%) Confluence
14 34 (31.19%) SoapUI
14 34 (31.19%) Spring
15 32 (29.36%) Spring Boot
16 30 (27.52%) Unix
17 27 (24.77%) MySQL
17 27 (24.77%) Selenium
17 27 (24.77%) Sprint Planning
18 24 (22.02%) Oracle Database
18 24 (22.02%) Data Quality
18 24 (22.02%) JUnit
19 23 (21.10%) ETL
20 22 (20.18%) Sprint Retrospective
20 22 (20.18%) Problem-Solving

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 34 (31.19%) Confluence
2 9 (8.26%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (4.59%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (4.59%) CMS
3 5 (4.59%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.92%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.92%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Magento
2 2 (1.83%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (33.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.43%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.77%) MySQL
2 24 (22.02%) Oracle Database
3 15 (13.76%) Pentaho
4 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
5 11 (10.09%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (9.17%) Impala
6 10 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (8.26%) NoSQL
8 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.75%) Data Lake
10 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (46.79%) Jenkins
2 49 (44.95%) JIRA
3 38 (34.86%) Git (software)
4 34 (31.19%) SoapUI
5 27 (24.77%) Selenium
6 24 (22.02%) JUnit
7 17 (15.60%) Maven
8 16 (14.68%) JMeter
9 15 (13.76%) LoadRunner
10 14 (12.84%) Cucumber
11 13 (11.93%) Subversion
12 9 (8.26%) Bitbucket
13 7 (6.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (6.42%) Checkstyle
14 6 (5.50%) JIRA Agile
15 5 (4.59%) AccuRev
15 5 (4.59%) Eclipse
15 5 (4.59%) Gradle
15 5 (4.59%) Jasmine
15 5 (4.59%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 5 (4.59%) Marketing
2 2 (1.83%) Legal
2 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.83%) Retail
3 1 (0.92%) Finance
3 1 (0.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (59.63%) Developer
2 35 (32.11%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.68%) Analyst
3 16 (14.68%) Lead Developer
3 16 (14.68%) Lead Java Developer
4 11 (10.09%) Data Migration Developer
4 11 (10.09%) SQL Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Java Team Leader
5 10 (9.17%) Team Leader
5 10 (9.17%) Test Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Tester
6 7 (6.42%) QA Tester
6 7 (6.42%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.42%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (5.50%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (5.50%) Data Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Data Migration Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Developer Analyst
7 6 (5.50%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (31.19%) Spring
2 32 (29.36%) Spring Boot
3 21 (19.27%) SOAP
4 17 (15.60%) J2EE
4 17 (15.60%) REST
5 14 (12.84%) HTML
6 12 (11.01%) AngularJS
6 12 (11.01%) XML
7 11 (10.09%) CSS
8 10 (9.17%) .NET
8 10 (9.17%) jQuery
8 10 (9.17%) JSON
9 9 (8.26%) Gherkin
9 9 (8.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (8.26%) XHTML
10 8 (7.34%) Web Services
11 7 (6.42%) JPA
11 7 (6.42%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
12 5 (4.59%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Client/Server
2 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.42%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.59%) Reference Data
5 4 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.67%) Internet of Things
5 4 (3.67%) Smart City
5 4 (3.67%) User Experience
5 4 (3.67%) Vector Graphics
5 4 (3.67%) W3C
6 3 (2.75%) Clustering
6 3 (2.75%) Replication
6 3 (2.75%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.83%) Life Science
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.92%) Fintech
8 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (37.61%) Linux
2 30 (27.52%) Unix
3 16 (14.68%) CentOS
4 5 (4.59%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (4.59%) Solaris
4 5 (4.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (89.91%) TDD
2 87 (79.82%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (46.79%) Scrum
4 44 (40.37%) Microservices
5 37 (33.94%) Kanban
6 36 (33.03%) Test Automation
6 36 (33.03%) User Stories
7 35 (32.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 27 (24.77%) Sprint Planning
9 23 (21.10%) ETL
10 22 (20.18%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (20.18%) Sprint Retrospective
11 20 (18.35%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (18.35%) Test Strategy
12 19 (17.43%) Coaching
13 18 (16.51%) Acceptance Criteria
13 18 (16.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (15.60%) Pair Programming
14 17 (15.60%) SDLC
15 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 53 (48.62%) Java
2 47 (43.12%) SQL
3 21 (19.27%) Java 8
4 20 (18.35%) JavaScript
5 16 (14.68%) C#
6 12 (11.01%) Python
7 9 (8.26%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.59%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.67%) Perl
9 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.75%) Elixir
10 3 (2.75%) Groovy
10 3 (2.75%) Ruby
11 2 (1.83%) PHP
11 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.83%) Scala
12 1 (0.92%) C
12 1 (0.92%) ES6
12 1 (0.92%) Go
12 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) SC Cleared
1 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.76%) ISEB
2 15 (13.76%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.50%) Degree
3 6 (5.50%) OCPJP
3 6 (5.50%) Sun Certification
4 3 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.02%) Data Quality
2 17 (15.60%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 19 (17.43%) Docker
2 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) Ansible
2 2 (1.83%) Kibana
2 2 (1.83%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.83%) Puppet
2 2 (1.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (44.04%) Oracle
2 16 (14.68%) Red Hat
3 9 (8.26%) IBM
4 6 (5.50%) Sun
5 5 (4.59%) Adobe
5 5 (4.59%) Talend
6 4 (3.67%) BEA
6 4 (3.67%) Google
6 4 (3.67%) Informatica
6 4 (3.67%) Pega
6 4 (3.67%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.67%) webMethods
7 3 (2.75%) Embarcadero
8 2 (1.83%) hybris
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.92%) BT
9 1 (0.92%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.92%) Coverity
9 1 (0.92%) SAP
9 1 (0.92%) ServiceNow