Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 53 47
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 -9
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.60% 1.75% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.40% 2.18% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Kent median daily rate £444 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +22.58% +15.67%
10th Percentile £335 £369 £354
90th Percentile £488 £550 £461
South East median daily rate £488 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +11.43% -2.78% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.75 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -28.95% +11.76% -

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 352 412 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.23% 80.16% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 314 287
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £193
90th Percentile £601 £625 £559
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 7
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +22.33% -19.23%
10th Percentile £11.24 £20.61 £15.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.00 £114.40
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.56% -10.00% -

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 November 2018.

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 19 November 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
Tunbridge Wells - 8 - - 1
West Malling - 3 £413 - 3
Chatham - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £475 - 3
Ramsgate - 1 - -
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) TDD
2 18 (94.74%) C#
2 18 (94.74%) .NET Framework
3 17 (89.47%) ASP.NET
3 17 (89.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (84.21%) AngularJS
5 14 (73.68%) Scrum
6 13 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (68.42%) RESTful
6 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
7 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (63.16%) TeamCity
7 12 (63.16%) OO
7 12 (63.16%) Entity Framework
8 11 (57.89%) SOLID
8 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET Core
8 11 (57.89%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (57.89%) Deployment Automation
8 11 (57.89%) SOA
8 11 (57.89%) Degree
8 11 (57.89%) CMS
8 11 (57.89%) Economics
9 6 (31.58%) .NET Core
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
9 6 (31.58%) Finance
10 5 (26.32%) Selenium
10 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
10 5 (26.32%) WebDriver

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 11 (57.89%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) GitHub
2 1 (5.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) TeamCity
2 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (10.53%) MSTest
3 2 (10.53%) NUnit
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.26%) Appium
4 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.26%) Grunt
4 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (5.26%) ReSharper
4 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 16 (84.21%) .NET Developer
2 16 (84.21%) C# .NET Developer
2 16 (84.21%) C# Developer
3 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET Developer
3 10 (52.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (36.84%) Azure Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (94.74%) .NET Framework
3 17 (89.47%) ASP.NET
3 17 (89.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (84.21%) AngularJS
5 13 (68.42%) RESTful
6 12 (63.16%) Entity Framework
7 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET Core
8 6 (31.58%) .NET Core
9 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (21.05%) CSS
9 4 (21.05%) HTML
9 4 (21.05%) HTML5
9 4 (21.05%) REST
10 3 (15.79%) Angular 2
10 3 (15.79%) JSON
10 3 (15.79%) LESS
11 1 (5.26%) CSS3
11 1 (5.26%) Redux
11 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) TDD
2 14 (73.68%) Scrum
3 13 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
4 12 (63.16%) OO
5 11 (57.89%) Deployment Automation
5 11 (57.89%) Economics
5 11 (57.89%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (57.89%) SOA
5 11 (57.89%) SOLID
6 5 (26.32%) MVC
7 4 (21.05%) Web Development
8 2 (10.53%) API Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (10.53%) DevOps
8 2 (10.53%) Kanban
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
9 1 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Xamarin