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 3 months to 28 June 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 90 108
Rank change year-on-year +13 +18  
Contract jobs citing BDD 53 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.24% 1.53% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 1.91% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 22
Median daily rate £450 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £323 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1979 2044 2420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.78% 80.13% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1177 1441
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 162 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +2 17 £444 -7.79% 15
Cambridgeshire +10 14 £425 +13.33% 10
Norfolk +8 12 £450 - 2
Essex -12 6 £513 +86.36% 4
Bedfordshire -7 3 £475 +8.57% 1
Suffolk - 1 £285 - 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for BDD.

1 127 (96.21%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (84.09%) TDD
3 73 (55.30%) Scrum
4 62 (46.97%) Java
5 53 (40.15%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (35.61%) JIRA
7 39 (29.55%) Jenkins
8 38 (28.79%) Kanban
8 38 (28.79%) Test Automation
9 34 (25.76%) User Stories
10 32 (24.24%) Git (software)
11 31 (23.48%) JavaScript
12 30 (22.73%) Confluence
12 30 (22.73%) Cucumber
13 28 (21.21%) HTML
14 27 (20.45%) OO
15 26 (19.70%) XML
16 25 (18.94%) C#
16 25 (18.94%) RESTful
16 25 (18.94%) Selenium
17 24 (18.18%) Web Services
17 24 (18.18%) DevOps
18 23 (17.42%) E-Commerce
18 23 (17.42%) Spring
19 20 (15.15%) Maven
19 20 (15.15%) JUnit
19 20 (15.15%) REST
20 19 (14.39%) JSON
20 19 (14.39%) jQuery
21 18 (13.64%) QA

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 30 (22.73%) Confluence
2 7 (5.30%) CMS
3 6 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.03%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.03%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.27%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (2.27%) Magnolia
6 2 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.52%) IIS
6 2 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.52%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) Intranet
2 1 (0.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) LDAP
2 1 (0.76%) SSL
2 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.12%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.79%) Apache Hive
4 5 (3.79%) Big Data
4 5 (3.79%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.79%) HBase
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.03%) Impala
5 4 (3.03%) MySQL
5 4 (3.03%) Sqoop
6 3 (2.27%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.52%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.76%) DB2
8 1 (0.76%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (35.61%) JIRA
2 39 (29.55%) Jenkins
3 32 (24.24%) Git (software)
4 30 (22.73%) Cucumber
5 25 (18.94%) Selenium
6 20 (15.15%) JUnit
6 20 (15.15%) Maven
7 17 (12.88%) JIRA Agile
8 14 (10.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (9.85%) SpecFlow
10 12 (9.09%) SoapUI
11 11 (8.33%) Appium
11 11 (8.33%) Mockito
12 9 (6.82%) JMeter
12 9 (6.82%) TeamCity
13 8 (6.06%) IntelliJ
13 8 (6.06%) Subversion
14 7 (5.30%) Ant
14 7 (5.30%) LoadRunner
14 7 (5.30%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (11.36%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Retail
3 4 (3.03%) Legal
3 4 (3.03%) Marketing
4 3 (2.27%) Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Automotive
5 2 (1.52%) Games
5 2 (1.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (50.00%) Developer
2 41 (31.06%) Java Developer
3 17 (12.88%) Agile Developer
3 17 (12.88%) Agile Java Developer
4 16 (12.12%) Scrum Master
5 15 (11.36%) AWS Developer
5 15 (11.36%) Senior Developer
6 14 (10.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (9.85%) Test Engineer
8 12 (9.09%) Tester
9 10 (7.58%) Analyst
9 10 (7.58%) Senior Agile Developer
9 10 (7.58%) Senior Agile Java Developer
10 9 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (6.06%) Web Developer
12 7 (5.30%) Automation Tester
12 7 (5.30%) Test Analyst
13 6 (4.55%) C# Developer
13 6 (4.55%) Test Manager
14 5 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.21%) HTML
2 26 (19.70%) XML
3 25 (18.94%) RESTful
4 24 (18.18%) Web Services
5 23 (17.42%) Spring
6 20 (15.15%) REST
7 19 (14.39%) jQuery
7 19 (14.39%) JSON
8 17 (12.88%) AngularJS
8 17 (12.88%) HTML5
9 16 (12.12%) CSS
10 15 (11.36%) Hibernate
11 13 (9.85%) .NET
12 10 (7.58%) Gherkin
12 10 (7.58%) JPA
13 8 (6.06%) SOAP
13 8 (6.06%) XHTML
14 7 (5.30%) Node.js
14 7 (5.30%) XML Schema
14 7 (5.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
1 16 (12.12%) Virtual Team
2 14 (10.61%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 10 (7.58%) User Experience
6 7 (5.30%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.03%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.27%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.27%) W3C
9 2 (1.52%) Clustering
9 2 (1.52%) PMI
9 2 (1.52%) Replication
9 2 (1.52%) Tandem
10 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.06%) Android
1 8 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.03%) Unix
3 3 (2.27%) Linux
3 3 (2.27%) Windows
4 2 (1.52%) Solaris
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (96.21%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (84.09%) TDD
3 73 (55.30%) Scrum
4 53 (40.15%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (28.79%) Kanban
5 38 (28.79%) Test Automation
6 34 (25.76%) User Stories
7 27 (20.45%) OO
8 24 (18.18%) DevOps
9 23 (17.42%) E-Commerce
10 18 (13.64%) MVC
11 16 (12.12%) SOA
12 15 (11.36%) Microservices
13 14 (10.61%) Open Source
13 14 (10.61%) Software Delivery
13 14 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (9.85%) ATDD
14 13 (9.85%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (9.85%) Software Engineering
15 12 (9.09%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 62 (46.97%) Java
2 31 (23.48%) JavaScript
3 25 (18.94%) C#
4 17 (12.88%) SQL
5 13 (9.85%) Groovy
6 10 (7.58%) Scala
7 7 (5.30%) C
8 6 (4.55%) Python
9 5 (3.79%) Ruby
10 4 (3.03%) Clojure
10 4 (3.03%) F#
10 4 (3.03%) Go
10 4 (3.03%) HiveQL
10 4 (3.03%) PHP
10 4 (3.03%) Rust
10 4 (3.03%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.27%) Perl
11 3 (2.27%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.27%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.30%) ISEB
1 7 (5.30%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.03%) Degree
3 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.52%) PMP
4 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.64%) QA
2 5 (3.79%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.27%) WAI
4 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) Ansible
1 4 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.03%) Puppet
2 3 (2.27%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (10.61%) Oracle
2 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.58%) Xamarin
3 4 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.03%) Cloudera
3 4 (3.03%) IBM
4 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.52%) Adobe
5 2 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.76%) hybris
6 1 (0.76%) New Relic
6 1 (0.76%) Sonatype
6 1 (0.76%) Teradata
6 1 (0.76%) WSO2
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