Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 53 76
Rank change year-on-year +26 +23 -16
Contract jobs citing BDD 95 45 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.84% 3.74% 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.04% 4.44% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 29 83
North East median daily rate £400 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £302 £363 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33% +20.00%

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 1,051 1,013 2,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.72% 84.28% 87.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 666 1,720
North East median daily rate £400 £370 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +7.56% -14.00%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £518
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 121
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% +1.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £11.05
90th Percentile £30.78 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +22 84 £400 -5.88% 15
Durham - 9 £375 - 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 74 (77.89%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (57.89%) TDD
3 51 (53.68%) Linux
4 46 (48.42%) Java
5 41 (43.16%) Jenkins
6 38 (40.00%) Scrum
7 36 (37.89%) Test Automation
8 33 (34.74%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (33.68%) DevOps
10 31 (32.63%) Docker
10 31 (32.63%) High Availability
11 30 (31.58%) Git (software)
12 27 (28.42%) Open Source
12 27 (28.42%) Configuration Management
13 26 (27.37%) TeamCity
14 25 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (26.32%) Puppet
14 25 (26.32%) Ansible
14 25 (26.32%) Python
14 25 (26.32%) Packer
14 25 (26.32%) Terraform
15 24 (25.26%) Bash Shell
16 23 (24.21%) Data Centre
16 23 (24.21%) SQL
16 23 (24.21%) Windows
17 20 (21.05%) Microservices
17 20 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (21.05%) CSS
17 20 (21.05%) Kubernetes
18 19 (20.00%) 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 9 (9.47%) Confluence
2 8 (8.42%) nginx
3 3 (3.16%) CICS
3 3 (3.16%) Jetty
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.16%) WildFly
4 2 (2.11%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (34.74%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (18.95%) Datadog
4 5 (5.26%) Slack
5 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) Internet
2 8 (8.42%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 12 (12.63%) MongoDB
3 9 (9.47%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.26%) MySQL
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.05%) Big Data
7 1 (1.05%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 41 (43.16%) Jenkins
2 30 (31.58%) Git (software)
3 26 (27.37%) TeamCity
4 18 (18.95%) JIRA
5 15 (15.79%) JUnit
6 13 (13.68%) Jasmine
7 12 (12.63%) Cucumber
8 10 (10.53%) Selenium
9 9 (9.47%) Maven
10 6 (6.32%) JMeter
10 6 (6.32%) SpecFlow
11 5 (5.26%) gulp
12 3 (3.16%) Artifactory
12 3 (3.16%) Gradle
12 3 (3.16%) HP UFT
12 3 (3.16%) Mockito
13 2 (2.11%) DbUnit
13 2 (2.11%) jMock
13 2 (2.11%) LoadRunner
13 2 (2.11%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (45.26%) Developer
2 21 (22.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (22.11%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.58%) Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 8 (8.42%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (8.42%) Senior Delivery Manager
4 8 (8.42%) Senior Manager
4 8 (8.42%) Senior Service Manager
5 7 (7.37%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Agile Developer
6 5 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Systems Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.05%) CSS
2 18 (18.95%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (16.84%) HTML
3 16 (16.84%) XML
4 13 (13.68%) J2EE
4 13 (13.68%) Web Services
5 12 (12.63%) JSON
6 11 (11.58%) HTML5
6 11 (11.58%) Node.js
7 10 (10.53%) RESTful
8 9 (9.47%) CSS3
8 9 (9.47%) REST
9 8 (8.42%) .NET
9 8 (8.42%) AngularJS
9 8 (8.42%) CreateJS
9 8 (8.42%) JDBC
9 8 (8.42%) lodash
10 6 (6.32%) Flash
10 6 (6.32%) SOAP
11 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.53%) User Experience
3 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.32%) RIA
5 4 (4.21%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.16%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (3.16%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.11%) Wiki
8 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (53.68%) Linux
2 23 (24.21%) Windows
3 5 (5.26%) Unix
4 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.05%) AIX
5 1 (1.05%) Android
5 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (77.89%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (57.89%) TDD
3 38 (40.00%) Scrum
4 36 (37.89%) Test Automation
5 32 (33.68%) DevOps
6 31 (32.63%) High Availability
7 27 (28.42%) Configuration Management
7 27 (28.42%) Open Source
8 20 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (21.05%) Microservices
9 16 (16.84%) Kanban
10 12 (12.63%) MVC
11 11 (11.58%) Front End Development
11 11 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (10.53%) Line Management
13 9 (9.47%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (9.47%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (8.42%) Asynchronous Programming
14 8 (8.42%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.42%) Java
2 25 (26.32%) Python
3 24 (25.26%) Bash Shell
4 23 (24.21%) SQL
5 18 (18.95%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.95%) Ruby
6 16 (16.84%) C
6 16 (16.84%) C++
6 16 (16.84%) Perl
6 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
7 10 (10.53%) Shell Script
8 8 (8.42%) ActionScript
8 8 (8.42%) ActionScript 3.0
8 8 (8.42%) TypeScript
9 7 (7.37%) C#
10 5 (5.26%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.05%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.05%) Korn
11 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.37%) Degree
3 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (32.63%) Docker
2 8 (8.42%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) vSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.05%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (26.32%) Ansible
1 25 (26.32%) Packer
1 25 (26.32%) Puppet
1 25 (26.32%) Terraform
2 20 (21.05%) Kubernetes
3 19 (20.00%) Nagios
4 8 (8.42%) HAProxy
5 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.21%) Matomo
7 2 (2.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) New Relic
1 19 (20.00%) Splunk
2 9 (9.47%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.16%) IBM
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.11%) VMware
6 1 (1.05%) Solace