Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 77 51
Rank change year-on-year -12 -26 +100
Contract jobs citing BDD 125 158 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.51% 3.09% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 3.65% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 108 121
East of England median daily rate £538 £439 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.51% -9.54% +19.75%
10th Percentile £311 £314 £289
90th Percentile £576 £538 £540
England median daily rate £500 £480 £460
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East of England median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £45.87
% change year-on-year -21.21% -28.06% +22.32%

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 4,256 4,327 3,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.38% 84.74% 82.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,515 2,500 2,288
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 257 320
East of England median hourly rate £17.97 £33.33 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.08% +5.81% +29.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.94 £12.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.04 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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
Essex +6 62 £488 -2.50% 8
Hertfordshire -7 36 £550 +7.32% 11
Suffolk +6 12 £400 - 4
Cambridgeshire -14 8 £275 -27.63% 8
Bedfordshire -7 4 £463 +2.78% 6
Norfolk -17 3 £438 +9.38%
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 East of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 106 (84.80%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (78.40%) TDD
3 60 (48.00%) Test Automation
4 56 (44.80%) JIRA
4 56 (44.80%) Scrum
4 56 (44.80%) SQL
5 49 (39.20%) Java
6 45 (36.00%) Kanban
7 44 (35.20%) Oracle
8 43 (34.40%) Jenkins
9 39 (31.20%) Selenium
10 38 (30.40%) Confluence
11 35 (28.00%) User Stories
11 35 (28.00%) Microservices
12 34 (27.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 33 (26.40%) ETL
13 33 (26.40%) Problem-Solving
14 32 (25.60%) Spring
14 32 (25.60%) SoapUI
15 31 (24.80%) Security Cleared
16 30 (24.00%) SC Cleared
16 30 (24.00%) Linux
17 28 (22.40%) Continuous Integration
18 27 (21.60%) Spring Boot
18 27 (21.60%) AngularJS
19 26 (20.80%) Coaching
19 26 (20.80%) DevOps
19 26 (20.80%) User Acceptance Testing
19 26 (20.80%) QA
19 26 (20.80%) HTML

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 38 (30.40%) Confluence
2 8 (6.40%) WebLogic
2 8 (6.40%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (5.60%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.80%) Apache
6 1 (0.80%) JBoss
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.60%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.80%) Heroku
4 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.20%) Internet
2 2 (1.60%) HTTP
2 2 (1.60%) LAN
2 2 (1.60%) SSL
2 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.80%) DNS
3 1 (0.80%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.80%) PostgreSQL
1 21 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.60%) Pentaho
3 13 (10.40%) MySQL
4 12 (9.60%) Impala
5 10 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (7.20%) Relational Database
7 8 (6.40%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (5.60%) NoSQL
9 5 (4.00%) MongoDB
10 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (44.80%) JIRA
2 43 (34.40%) Jenkins
3 39 (31.20%) Selenium
4 32 (25.60%) SoapUI
5 25 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 25 (20.00%) Subversion
6 22 (17.60%) JMeter
7 20 (16.00%) Cucumber
8 17 (13.60%) LoadRunner
8 17 (13.60%) Maven
9 13 (10.40%) Jasmine
10 11 (8.80%) Protractor
11 10 (8.00%) Bitbucket
11 10 (8.00%) JIRA Agile
12 9 (7.20%) JUnit
13 8 (6.40%) Gradle
13 8 (6.40%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (5.60%) AccuRev
14 7 (5.60%) Ant
14 7 (5.60%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (5.60%) Marketing
2 5 (4.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (54.40%) Developer
2 34 (27.20%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.00%) Data Migration Developer
3 20 (16.00%) SQL Developer
4 19 (15.20%) Analyst
5 15 (12.00%) ETL Developer
5 15 (12.00%) Oracle Developer
5 15 (12.00%) Oracle ETL Developer
5 15 (12.00%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 15 (12.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 14 (11.20%) Senior Developer
6 14 (11.20%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (11.20%) Tester
7 11 (8.80%) Test Analyst
8 10 (8.00%) Scrum Master
9 7 (5.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (4.80%) Agile Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Angular Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Migration Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.60%) Spring
2 27 (21.60%) AngularJS
2 27 (21.60%) Spring Boot
3 26 (20.80%) HTML
4 25 (20.00%) CSS
5 24 (19.20%) XML
6 18 (14.40%) HTML5
6 18 (14.40%) Web Services
7 16 (12.80%) REST
8 15 (12.00%) J2EE
9 13 (10.40%) SOAP
10 12 (9.60%) .NET
10 12 (9.60%) CSS3
11 10 (8.00%) JSON
12 9 (7.20%) Gherkin
13 8 (6.40%) jQuery
13 8 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (6.40%) XHTML
14 7 (5.60%) EclipseLink
14 7 (5.60%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (13.60%) Client/Server
2 15 (12.00%) Reference Data
3 13 (10.40%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (6.40%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (4.00%) Clustering
6 5 (4.00%) Replication
6 5 (4.00%) Virtual Team
7 4 (3.20%) Internet of Things
7 4 (3.20%) Smart City
8 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.60%) Fintech
10 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.80%) User Experience
10 1 (0.80%) Vector Graphics
10 1 (0.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.00%) Linux
2 20 (16.00%) Unix
3 8 (6.40%) Windows
4 7 (5.60%) Solaris
5 5 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (84.80%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (78.40%) TDD
3 60 (48.00%) Test Automation
4 56 (44.80%) Scrum
5 45 (36.00%) Kanban
6 35 (28.00%) Microservices
6 35 (28.00%) User Stories
7 34 (27.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 33 (26.40%) ETL
8 33 (26.40%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (22.40%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (20.80%) Coaching
10 26 (20.80%) DevOps
10 26 (20.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (18.40%) Acceptance Criteria
12 22 (17.60%) Test Strategy
13 21 (16.80%) Data Migration
13 21 (16.80%) Migration
14 20 (16.00%) Software Testing
15 19 (15.20%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.80%) SQL
2 49 (39.20%) Java
3 24 (19.20%) C#
4 21 (16.80%) Java 8
4 21 (16.80%) PL/SQL
5 18 (14.40%) JavaScript
6 13 (10.40%) Python
7 10 (8.00%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.60%) Groovy
8 7 (5.60%) Perl
9 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.60%) C
10 2 (1.60%) ES6
10 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.60%) Ruby
11 1 (0.80%) Elixir
11 1 (0.80%) Go
11 1 (0.80%) Scala
11 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (24.80%) Security Cleared
2 30 (24.00%) SC Cleared
3 21 (16.80%) ISEB
4 20 (16.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.60%) Degree
6 2 (1.60%) OCPJP
6 2 (1.60%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.80%) QA
2 20 (16.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (12.00%) Docker
2 5 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) Ansible
2 7 (5.60%) Puppet
3 2 (1.60%) Kibana
3 2 (1.60%) Terraform
4 1 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (35.20%) Oracle
2 15 (12.00%) Talend
3 8 (6.40%) IBM
3 8 (6.40%) Informatica
4 7 (5.60%) Adobe
5 6 (4.80%) BEA
5 6 (4.80%) Pega
5 6 (4.80%) webMethods
6 4 (3.20%) Google
6 4 (3.20%) New Relic
7 3 (2.40%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.60%) Sun
9 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.80%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.80%) Coverity
9 1 (0.80%) hybris
9 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.80%) WSO2
9 1 (0.80%) Xerox