Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 104 90
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 105 57 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.82% 1.59% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 1.94% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 27 58
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £303
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £475 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,094 2,937 3,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 83.04% 81.88% 80.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,782 1,762 2,217
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £556 £525
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 179 154
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.58 £12.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.75 £53.00
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 Hampshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Hampshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Hampshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Hampshire

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BDD in Hampshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Hampshire 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
Basingstoke +20 22 £475 +11.76% 4
Southampton -8 9 £388 +10.71% 5
Farnborough -14 9 £500 - 5
Fareham +2 6 £288 -42.50% 5
Portsmouth - 5 £438 - 2
Hook - 4 £400 -
Winchester - 4 £315 - 1
Andover -10 3 - - 1
Romsey - 2 £400 -
Havant -3 1 - - 1
Fleet -10 1 £500 -4.76%
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 Hampshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 81 (77.14%) TDD
2 79 (75.24%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (55.24%) Java
3 58 (55.24%) Test Automation
4 41 (39.05%) Linux
4 41 (39.05%) Scrum
5 40 (38.10%) JSON
6 39 (37.14%) C#
7 37 (35.24%) Oracle
8 36 (34.29%) Cucumber
9 35 (33.33%) .NET
10 32 (30.48%) OO
10 32 (30.48%) Git (software)
11 31 (29.52%) Jenkins
12 30 (28.57%) Unix
12 30 (28.57%) Selenium
12 30 (28.57%) Spring
13 29 (27.62%) RDBMS
13 29 (27.62%) Relational Database
14 28 (26.67%) RESTful
15 27 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
16 26 (24.76%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
16 26 (24.76%) Finance
17 24 (22.86%) XML
17 24 (22.86%) Eclipse
17 24 (22.86%) HDFS
18 23 (21.90%) DevOps
18 23 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (20.95%) Web Services

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 17 (16.19%) Apache Spark
2 15 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (10.48%) Apache
3 11 (10.48%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (10.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (9.52%) Oracle Service Bus
4 10 (9.52%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.86%) GemFire
5 3 (2.86%) SAS
6 1 (0.95%) Confluence
6 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.95%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.95%) Hyperledger
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (25.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (15.24%) GitHub
3 12 (11.43%) PaaS
4 5 (4.76%) Serverless
5 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) HTTP
2 6 (5.71%) PuTTY
2 6 (5.71%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.62%) RDBMS
1 29 (27.62%) Relational Database
2 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
3 22 (20.95%) Hadoop
4 21 (20.00%) HBase
5 17 (16.19%) Oracle Database
5 17 (16.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (11.43%) Big Data
6 12 (11.43%) MySQL
7 10 (9.52%) NoSQL
8 6 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (5.71%) Parquet
8 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (2.86%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.86%) Sqoop
10 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.90%) Redis
11 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (34.29%) Cucumber
2 32 (30.48%) Git (software)
3 31 (29.52%) Jenkins
4 30 (28.57%) Selenium
5 24 (22.86%) Eclipse
6 20 (19.05%) SoapUI
6 20 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (17.14%) JUnit
8 16 (15.24%) Subversion
9 15 (14.29%) Maven
9 15 (14.29%) ReSharper
9 15 (14.29%) SonarQube
10 14 (13.33%) IntelliJ
11 12 (11.43%) SpecFlow
12 11 (10.48%) XMLSpy
13 9 (8.57%) JIRA
14 8 (7.62%) HP UFT
14 8 (7.62%) Oracle APEX
15 7 (6.67%) JBehave
16 6 (5.71%) TestNG
General
1 26 (24.76%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.90%) Military
3 2 (1.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (63.81%) Developer
2 23 (21.90%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.14%) Senior Developer
4 14 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 14 (13.33%) Azure Developer
4 14 (13.33%) BizTalk Developer
4 14 (13.33%) Senior BizTalk Developer
5 13 (12.38%) Integration Developer
6 12 (11.43%) Analyst
6 12 (11.43%) BizTalk Integration Developer
6 12 (11.43%) C# Developer
6 12 (11.43%) Cloud Developer
7 11 (10.48%) Senior .NET Developer
7 11 (10.48%) Test Analyst
8 10 (9.52%) Tester
9 8 (7.62%) Automation Tester
9 8 (7.62%) Test Engineer
10 7 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (5.71%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (38.10%) JSON
2 35 (33.33%) .NET
3 30 (28.57%) Spring
4 28 (26.67%) RESTful
5 24 (22.86%) XML
6 22 (20.95%) Web Services
7 21 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 21 (20.00%) Middleware
7 21 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (19.05%) J2EE
9 19 (18.10%) Kafka
10 18 (17.14%) REST
11 15 (14.29%) AngularJS
11 15 (14.29%) Java EE
12 12 (11.43%) XSD
13 11 (10.48%) EJB
13 11 (10.48%) JAXB
13 11 (10.48%) JMS
13 11 (10.48%) WSDL
13 11 (10.48%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.76%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (8.57%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (8.57%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.81%) Replication
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 41 (39.05%) Linux
2 30 (28.57%) Unix
3 11 (10.48%) Windows
4 6 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.95%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.95%) CentOS
5 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (77.14%) TDD
2 79 (75.24%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (55.24%) Test Automation
4 41 (39.05%) Scrum
5 32 (30.48%) OO
6 23 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (21.90%) DevOps
7 20 (19.05%) OOP
8 19 (18.10%) ATDD
9 18 (17.14%) User Stories
10 17 (16.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (15.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 15 (14.29%) B2B
13 13 (12.38%) Acceptance Criteria
13 13 (12.38%) Test Scripting
14 11 (10.48%) Scenario Testing
14 11 (10.48%) SOA
15 10 (9.52%) Software Testing
16 9 (8.57%) Test Planning
17 8 (7.62%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 58 (55.24%) Java
2 39 (37.14%) C#
3 16 (15.24%) JavaScript
3 16 (15.24%) SQL
4 15 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 9 (8.57%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.67%) Java 8
7 6 (5.71%) C++
7 6 (5.71%) F#
8 5 (4.76%) Scala
9 3 (2.86%) Go
9 3 (2.86%) Python
9 3 (2.86%) R
9 3 (2.86%) Ruby
9 3 (2.86%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.95%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.95%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) Degree
3 9 (8.57%) ISEB
4 8 (7.62%) ISEB Practitioner
4 8 (7.62%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.90%) OCA
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 24 (22.86%) HDFS
2 11 (10.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (5.71%) vSphere
4 1 (0.95%) Docker
4 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (5.71%) HP ALM
2 6 (5.71%) vRealize
3 3 (2.86%) Kibana
4 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 37 (35.24%) Oracle
2 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.62%) HP
4 7 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.67%) VMware
5 6 (5.71%) Software AG
5 6 (5.71%) webMethods
6 4 (3.81%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.95%) Xamarin