Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 62 56
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.42% 0.74% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.84% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 18
Kent median daily rate £425 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +13.64% -2.22%
10th Percentile £351 £363 £313
90th Percentile £509 £388 £414
South East median daily rate £475 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +17.28% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 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 372 475 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 77.66% 87.32% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 345 434
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £204 £180
90th Percentile £599 £538 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 11
Kent median hourly rate £39.90 £22.52 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.19% -24.93% +107.83%
10th Percentile £15.29 £10.50 £11.46
90th Percentile £50.10 £29.92 £175.00
South East median hourly rate £22.40 £20.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +7.95% -12.63% +5.56%

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 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture

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 (50.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 1 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) SOLID
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft