Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 50 56
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.73% 0.71% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 0.86% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Kent median daily rate £525 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -25.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £416 £300 £365
90th Percentile £632 £300 £465
South East median daily rate £463 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -2.63% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +9.89%

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 391 348 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.63% 82.27% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 223 325
Kent median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £232 £205
90th Percentile £633 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 18
Kent median hourly rate £42.75 £39.38 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +48.39% -26.80%
10th Percentile £35.60 £11.75 £12.30
90th Percentile £47.25 £49.50 £45.75
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +22.50% -11.11%

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 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Kent

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Kent region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
Chatham - 2 - - 1
West Malling - 2 £525 - 2
Tunbridge Wells +2 1 £443 - 1
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Core
4 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Serverless
5 2 (25.00%) Azure Functions
5 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Microservices
5 2 (25.00%) Azure
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) DB2
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio

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 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Azure
1 2 (25.00%) Azure Functions
1 2 (25.00%) Serverless
2 1 (12.50%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) GitLab
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) Mocha
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Travis CI
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Azure Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Development
3 1 (12.50%) Head of IT
3 1 (12.50%) Head of IT Development
3 1 (12.50%) React Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Core
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (12.50%) Enzyme
5 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (12.50%) Jest
5 1 (12.50%) JSON
5 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (12.50%) Node.js
5 1 (12.50%) Redux
5 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (12.50%) Vue.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Microservices
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (12.50%) MVVM
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
6 1 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) ES6
3 1 (12.50%) ES7
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) RPG
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Xamarin