Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 June 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)
England > North East
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 47 85
Rank change year-on-year +18 +38 -22
Contract jobs citing BDD 101 61 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.83% 4.71% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.13% 5.36% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 29 44
North East median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £295 £308 £316
90th Percentile £600 £536 £512
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £48.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,106 1,137 2,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.74% 87.73% 86.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 742 1,375
North East median daily rate £390 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -7.84%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £225
90th Percentile £578 £538 £533
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 86
North East median hourly rate £15.18 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.40% +7.14% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.13 £14.36
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the North East

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the North East

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the North East over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the North East

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North East region over the 6 months to 21 June 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
Tyne and Wear +19 92 £400 +2.56% 7
Durham +5 7 £363 +31.82% 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 North East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 81 (80.20%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (59.41%) TDD
3 52 (51.49%) Linux
4 48 (47.52%) Test Automation
5 44 (43.56%) DevOps
5 44 (43.56%) Scrum
6 42 (41.58%) Java
7 41 (40.59%) Jenkins
8 38 (37.62%) Windows
8 38 (37.62%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (31.68%) Open Source
9 32 (31.68%) Docker
10 31 (30.69%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (30.69%) Puppet
10 31 (30.69%) Configuration Management
11 30 (29.70%) Python
11 30 (29.70%) Ansible
11 30 (29.70%) Terraform
12 29 (28.71%) Packer
12 29 (28.71%) Bash Shell
12 29 (28.71%) TeamCity
13 27 (26.73%) High Availability
13 27 (26.73%) Data Centre
14 26 (25.74%) Kubernetes
14 26 (25.74%) Git (software)
14 26 (25.74%) SQL
15 25 (24.75%) MVC
16 24 (23.76%) Ruby
16 24 (23.76%) JIRA
16 24 (23.76%) Nagios

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 13 (12.87%) Confluence
2 7 (6.93%) nginx
3 3 (2.97%) CICS
3 3 (2.97%) Jetty
3 3 (2.97%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.97%) WildFly
4 2 (1.98%) SAS
5 1 (0.99%) Apache
5 1 (0.99%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 38 (37.62%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (30.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (23.76%) Datadog
4 11 (10.89%) Slack
5 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) Internet
2 6 (5.94%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.76%) Amazon Redshift
2 17 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (16.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.92%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.98%) MySQL
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.98%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.99%) Big Data
6 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (40.59%) Jenkins
2 29 (28.71%) TeamCity
3 26 (25.74%) Git (software)
4 24 (23.76%) JIRA
5 19 (18.81%) SpecFlow
6 15 (14.85%) Cucumber
6 15 (14.85%) Selenium
7 8 (7.92%) Burp Suite
7 8 (7.92%) HP UFT
7 8 (7.92%) JMeter
7 8 (7.92%) LoadRunner
8 7 (6.93%) Jasmine
8 7 (6.93%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.96%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.97%) JUnit
10 3 (2.97%) Maven
11 2 (1.98%) Gradle
11 2 (1.98%) jMock
11 2 (1.98%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (39.60%) Developer
2 26 (25.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (16.83%) C# Developer
4 9 (8.91%) Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.92%) Test Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Test Leader
7 6 (5.94%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Project Leader
8 5 (4.95%) Systems Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Test Project Leader
9 4 (3.96%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) Automation Tester
10 3 (2.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.79%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (18.81%) .NET
3 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET
3 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (11.88%) RESTful
5 11 (10.89%) CSS
5 11 (10.89%) HTML
6 9 (8.91%) REST
7 8 (7.92%) J2EE
7 8 (7.92%) XML
8 6 (5.94%) Ajax
8 6 (5.94%) CreateJS
8 6 (5.94%) CSS3
8 6 (5.94%) HTML5
8 6 (5.94%) JSON
8 6 (5.94%) lodash
8 6 (5.94%) Web Services
9 5 (4.95%) Node.js
10 4 (3.96%) JDBC
10 4 (3.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.73%) Data Centre
2 17 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.87%) User Experience
4 7 (6.93%) RIA
5 6 (5.94%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.97%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.97%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.97%) Wiki
7 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.98%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (51.49%) Linux
2 38 (37.62%) Windows
3 4 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.97%) AIX
4 3 (2.97%) Unix
5 2 (1.98%) Android
5 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (80.20%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (59.41%) TDD
3 48 (47.52%) Test Automation
4 44 (43.56%) DevOps
4 44 (43.56%) Scrum
5 32 (31.68%) Open Source
6 31 (30.69%) Configuration Management
7 27 (26.73%) High Availability
8 25 (24.75%) MVC
9 20 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (16.83%) Coaching
11 15 (14.85%) Mentoring
11 15 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (13.86%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (12.87%) Microservices
13 13 (12.87%) SFIA
14 11 (10.89%) Front End Development
14 11 (10.89%) Technical Architecture
15 10 (9.90%) SDLC
16 9 (8.91%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.58%) Java
2 30 (29.70%) Python
3 29 (28.71%) Bash Shell
4 26 (25.74%) SQL
5 24 (23.76%) Ruby
6 22 (21.78%) C
6 22 (21.78%) C++
6 22 (21.78%) Perl
6 22 (21.78%) PowerShell
7 18 (17.82%) C#
8 17 (16.83%) T-SQL
9 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
10 9 (8.91%) TypeScript
11 6 (5.94%) ActionScript
11 6 (5.94%) ActionScript 3.0
11 6 (5.94%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.98%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.85%) Degree
3 7 (6.93%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.98%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) WCAG
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 32 (31.68%) Docker
2 6 (5.94%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (30.69%) Puppet
2 30 (29.70%) Ansible
2 30 (29.70%) Terraform
3 29 (28.71%) Packer
4 26 (25.74%) Kubernetes
5 24 (23.76%) Nagios
6 8 (7.92%) Nessus
6 8 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (6.93%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.99%) Grafana
8 1 (0.99%) Graylog
Vendors
1 24 (23.76%) New Relic
1 24 (23.76%) Splunk
2 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.91%) Oracle
4 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.97%) Capita
5 3 (2.97%) IBM
6 2 (1.98%) Informatica
6 2 (1.98%) VMware
7 1 (0.99%) Pega