Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 51 79
Rank change year-on-year +29 +28 -7
Contract jobs citing BDD 117 47 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.20% 3.82% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.64% 4.35% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 21 59
North East median daily rate £389 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% -1.33% -1.64%
10th Percentile £278 £310 £300
90th Percentile £588 £536 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £45.50
% change year-on-year -23.08% +7.14% -

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 1,100 1,080 2,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.48% 87.73% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 703 1,458
North East median daily rate £388 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +13.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £224
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 119
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £29.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.72% +4.46% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.39 £13.90
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.60 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +32 105 £389 +5.07% 10
Durham - 11 £375 - 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 96 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (64.10%) TDD
3 66 (56.41%) Linux
4 52 (44.44%) Scrum
5 50 (42.74%) Java
6 48 (41.03%) Test Automation
7 45 (38.46%) DevOps
8 43 (36.75%) Jenkins
8 43 (36.75%) Amazon AWS
9 40 (34.19%) Windows
10 39 (33.33%) Docker
11 36 (30.77%) High Availability
12 35 (29.91%) Python
12 35 (29.91%) SQL
12 35 (29.91%) Configuration Management
13 34 (29.06%) Microsoft Azure
13 34 (29.06%) Bash Shell
14 33 (28.21%) Open Source
14 33 (28.21%) Puppet
14 33 (28.21%) Ansible
15 32 (27.35%) Packer
15 32 (27.35%) Terraform
15 32 (27.35%) TeamCity
16 29 (24.79%) Git (software)
16 29 (24.79%) Data Centre
17 28 (23.93%) Kubernetes
18 26 (22.22%) New Relic
18 26 (22.22%) Amazon Redshift
18 26 (22.22%) Splunk
18 26 (22.22%) 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 11 (9.40%) nginx
2 7 (5.98%) Confluence
3 3 (2.56%) CICS
3 3 (2.56%) Jetty
3 3 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.56%) WildFly
4 1 (0.85%) Documentum
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (36.75%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (29.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (21.37%) Datadog
4 5 (4.27%) Slack
5 2 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.26%) Internet
2 10 (8.55%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.22%) Amazon Redshift
2 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (9.40%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.56%) MySQL
7 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.85%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 43 (36.75%) Jenkins
2 32 (27.35%) TeamCity
3 29 (24.79%) Git (software)
4 20 (17.09%) JIRA
5 19 (16.24%) SpecFlow
6 15 (12.82%) Jasmine
7 13 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 13 (11.11%) Selenium
8 8 (6.84%) JUnit
9 5 (4.27%) gulp
9 5 (4.27%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.42%) JMeter
10 4 (3.42%) Maven
10 4 (3.42%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.56%) Artifactory
11 3 (2.56%) Burp Suite
11 3 (2.56%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.56%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.71%) Gradle
12 2 (1.71%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (8.55%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (3.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (45.30%) Developer
2 29 (24.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 15 (12.82%) Java Developer
5 8 (6.84%) Analyst
5 8 (6.84%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (5.98%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 7 (5.98%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.98%) Senior Delivery Manager
6 7 (5.98%) Senior Manager
6 7 (5.98%) Senior Service Manager
6 7 (5.98%) Systems Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Test Leader
7 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Project Leader
8 5 (4.27%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.66%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (16.24%) .NET
2 19 (16.24%) ASP.NET
2 19 (16.24%) ASP.NET MVC
3 18 (15.38%) CSS
4 17 (14.53%) HTML
5 14 (11.97%) RESTful
5 14 (11.97%) XML
6 13 (11.11%) J2EE
7 10 (8.55%) CreateJS
7 10 (8.55%) CSS3
7 10 (8.55%) HTML5
7 10 (8.55%) JSON
7 10 (8.55%) lodash
8 9 (7.69%) Node.js
9 8 (6.84%) Web Services
10 7 (5.98%) AngularJS
10 7 (5.98%) Flash
10 7 (5.98%) JDBC
11 6 (5.13%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.79%) Data Centre
2 18 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.26%) User Experience
4 9 (7.69%) RIA
5 6 (5.13%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.27%) Wiki
7 3 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (2.56%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.71%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 66 (56.41%) Linux
2 40 (34.19%) Windows
3 3 (2.56%) AIX
3 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.56%) Unix
4 2 (1.71%) Android
4 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (64.10%) TDD
3 52 (44.44%) Scrum
4 48 (41.03%) Test Automation
5 45 (38.46%) DevOps
6 36 (30.77%) High Availability
7 35 (29.91%) Configuration Management
8 33 (28.21%) Open Source
9 25 (21.37%) MVC
10 18 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (15.38%) Microservices
11 17 (14.53%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (11.97%) Front End Development
14 12 (10.26%) Continuous Deployment
14 12 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
15 11 (9.40%) Asynchronous Programming
15 11 (9.40%) Kanban
15 11 (9.40%) Line Management
15 11 (9.40%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.74%) Java
2 35 (29.91%) Python
2 35 (29.91%) SQL
3 34 (29.06%) Bash Shell
4 25 (21.37%) Ruby
5 23 (19.66%) C
5 23 (19.66%) C++
5 23 (19.66%) Perl
5 23 (19.66%) PowerShell
6 20 (17.09%) C#
7 19 (16.24%) T-SQL
8 15 (12.82%) JavaScript
9 13 (11.11%) TypeScript
10 11 (9.40%) Shell Script
11 10 (8.55%) ActionScript
11 10 (8.55%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.82%) Degree
3 8 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.71%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (33.33%) Docker
2 10 (8.55%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (28.21%) Ansible
1 33 (28.21%) Puppet
2 32 (27.35%) Packer
2 32 (27.35%) Terraform
3 28 (23.93%) Kubernetes
4 26 (22.22%) Nagios
5 11 (9.40%) HAProxy
6 9 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.42%) Matomo
8 3 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 26 (22.22%) New Relic
1 26 (22.22%) Splunk
2 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.26%) Oracle
4 3 (2.56%) IBM
4 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Capita
6 1 (0.85%) Informatica
6 1 (0.85%) Pega