Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 19 February 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 > Kent
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 53 43
Rank change year-on-year -10 -10 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.94% 0.81% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.98% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 17
Kent median daily rate £500 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +11.94% -21.18%
10th Percentile £393 £353 £313
90th Percentile £555 £388 £376
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £44.19 -
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 420 407 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 78.80% 82.89% 79.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 295 351
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% -9.33%
10th Percentile £250 £201 £200
90th Percentile £625 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 29
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £16.21 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.88% -16.86% -12.69%
10th Percentile £25.50 £9.61 £12.25
90th Percentile £40.71 £29.29 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year - -17.36% +51.25%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Kent

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Kent

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Kent over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Kent region with a requirement for BDD.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Advertising
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) NUnit
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) JMeter
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) MSTest
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) NUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) MSTest
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) Moq
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (80.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (20.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) SOLID
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) API Design
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PSD2
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft