The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 66 69
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.45% 0.66% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.77% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £388 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +20.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £503 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £47.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.38% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 644 648 739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.96% 84.93% 80.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 376 382
Median daily rate £420 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.96% -66.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Milton Keynes

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Milton Keynes

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for BDD.

1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) XML
4 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 8 (47.06%) PL/SQL
4 8 (47.06%) TDD
4 8 (47.06%) Retail
5 7 (41.18%) C#
5 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
6 6 (35.29%) OO
6 6 (35.29%) Selenium
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
7 5 (29.41%) .NET
7 5 (29.41%) MVC
7 5 (29.41%) Scrum
7 5 (29.41%) OOP
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (29.41%) Docker
7 5 (29.41%) Spring Boot
7 5 (29.41%) jQuery
7 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
7 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
8 4 (23.53%) Fluent NHibernate
8 4 (23.53%) REST
8 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
8 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
1 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Redis
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) Bitbucket
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) JIRA
5 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.88%) Appium
6 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.88%) Calabash
6 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 1 (5.88%) Gradle
6 1 (5.88%) Grunt
6 1 (5.88%) gulp
6 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) JUnit
6 1 (5.88%) Maven
6 1 (5.88%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Retail
3 4 (23.53%) Automotive
3 4 (23.53%) German Language
4 1 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Java Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Angular Developer
5 2 (11.76%) AWS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) MongoDB Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Azure Developer
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) XML
2 7 (41.18%) AngularJS
3 5 (29.41%) .NET
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
3 5 (29.41%) jQuery
3 5 (29.41%) Spring Boot
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (23.53%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (23.53%) Fluent NHibernate
4 4 (23.53%) JSON
4 4 (23.53%) Kafka
4 4 (23.53%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (23.53%) REST
5 3 (17.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (11.76%) CSS
6 2 (11.76%) HTML
6 2 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 5 (29.41%) OOP
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) API Design
5 4 (23.53%) B2C
5 4 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (23.53%) Kanban
5 4 (23.53%) Microservices
5 4 (23.53%) QA Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) SOLID
5 4 (23.53%) Web Development
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) PL/SQL
4 7 (41.18%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) TypeScript
6 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
6 1 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (5.88%) F#
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 3 (17.65%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Marathon
1 3 (17.65%) Mesos
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
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