Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 November 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 54 41
Rank change year-on-year +30 -13 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 107 57 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.55% 4.47% 4.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.29% 5.11% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 48 64
Oxfordshire median daily rate £525 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% +17.24%
10th Percentile £375 £383 £300
90th Percentile £625 £508 £500
South East median daily rate £435 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% +20.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1040 1116 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 83.07% 87.46% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 805 809
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £230
90th Percentile £589 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +57.89%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.44 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £43.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Oxfordshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Oxfordshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Oxfordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Oxford +23 72 £525 +16.67% 4
Kidlington -3 7 £500 +11.11%
BDD
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 102 (95.33%) TDD
2 85 (79.44%) Java
3 83 (77.57%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (49.53%) Amazon AWS
5 49 (45.79%) JavaScript
6 46 (42.99%) AngularJS
7 44 (41.12%) Scrum
8 39 (36.45%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (33.64%) Git (software)
9 36 (33.64%) React
10 34 (31.78%) Maven
11 33 (30.84%) Kanban
12 32 (29.91%) Test Automation
12 32 (29.91%) QA
12 32 (29.91%) jQuery
13 31 (28.97%) CSS
13 31 (28.97%) Linux
14 30 (28.04%) HTML
15 26 (24.30%) Node.js
16 25 (23.36%) JUnit
16 25 (23.36%) Unit Testing
17 24 (22.43%) JIRA
18 23 (21.50%) Configuration Management
18 23 (21.50%) MVC
19 22 (20.56%) Pair Programming
19 22 (20.56%) HTML5
19 22 (20.56%) SOLID
20 21 (19.63%) MongoDB
20 21 (19.63%) Web Services
21 20 (18.69%) Mockito

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 8 (7.48%) JBoss
1 8 (7.48%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.61%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.67%) Confluence
4 3 (2.80%) IIS
5 2 (1.87%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.93%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 53 (49.53%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.54%) GitHub
3 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.80%) IaaS
4 3 (2.80%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.93%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.63%) MongoDB
2 9 (8.41%) MySQL
3 6 (5.61%) Redis
4 5 (4.67%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.80%) OLAP
5 3 (2.80%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.87%) Big Data
6 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (33.64%) Git (software)
2 34 (31.78%) Maven
3 25 (23.36%) JUnit
4 24 (22.43%) JIRA
5 20 (18.69%) Mockito
6 19 (17.76%) Ant
7 16 (14.95%) Grunt
7 16 (14.95%) gulp
8 15 (14.02%) IntelliJ
9 11 (10.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (9.35%) Jenkins
11 9 (8.41%) Selenium
12 7 (6.54%) Gradle
13 6 (5.61%) Cucumber
13 6 (5.61%) JProfiler
13 6 (5.61%) VisualVM
13 6 (5.61%) YourKit
14 5 (4.67%) JMeter
15 4 (3.74%) LoadRunner
15 4 (3.74%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (6.54%) Publishing
2 5 (4.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 69 (64.49%) Developer
2 45 (42.06%) Java Developer
3 18 (16.82%) Java Team Leader
3 18 (16.82%) Team Leader
4 14 (13.08%) AWS Developer
5 10 (9.35%) PHP Developer
6 7 (6.54%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Lead Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Technical Leader
6 7 (6.54%) Test Leader
7 6 (5.61%) Agile Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Agile Java Developer
7 6 (5.61%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Symfony Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.74%) Linux Developer
9 4 (3.74%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (42.99%) AngularJS
2 36 (33.64%) React
3 32 (29.91%) jQuery
4 31 (28.97%) CSS
5 30 (28.04%) HTML
6 26 (24.30%) Node.js
7 22 (20.56%) HTML5
8 21 (19.63%) Web Services
9 15 (14.02%) Dropwizard
9 15 (14.02%) Hystrix
9 15 (14.02%) Scalatra
10 14 (13.08%) Play Framework
11 13 (12.15%) REST
12 10 (9.35%) RESTful
12 10 (9.35%) Spring
12 10 (9.35%) Symfony
13 9 (8.41%) J2EE
14 8 (7.48%) SOAP
15 6 (5.61%) JSON
15 6 (5.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.74%) Minimum Viable Product
2 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
2 2 (1.87%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.93%) Fintech
3 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.93%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.97%) Linux
2 6 (5.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (95.33%) TDD
2 83 (77.57%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (41.12%) Scrum
4 39 (36.45%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (30.84%) Kanban
6 32 (29.91%) Test Automation
7 25 (23.36%) Unit Testing
8 23 (21.50%) Configuration Management
8 23 (21.50%) MVC
9 22 (20.56%) Pair Programming
9 22 (20.56%) SOLID
10 19 (17.76%) SOA
11 17 (15.89%) Domain-Driven Design
11 17 (15.89%) Refactoring
11 17 (15.89%) Software Engineering
12 16 (14.95%) Front End Development
12 16 (14.95%) Web Development
13 15 (14.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 15 (14.02%) Web Application Development
14 11 (10.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 85 (79.44%) Java
2 49 (45.79%) JavaScript
3 15 (14.02%) Groovy
4 10 (9.35%) PHP
5 6 (5.61%) SQL
6 5 (4.67%) Scala
7 3 (2.80%) C#
7 3 (2.80%) Python
8 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.91%) QA
2 6 (5.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (18.69%) Ansible
1 20 (18.69%) Puppet
2 19 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.87%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) New Relic
2 5 (4.67%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) HP
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.80%) Talend
4 3 (2.80%) Twitter
4 3 (2.80%) VMware
4 3 (2.80%) Zend
5 2 (1.87%) Splunk
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com