Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 64 92
Rank change year-on-year -42 +28 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 310 582 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.23% 3.54% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 4.09% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 408 285
South East median daily rate £451 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.44% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £585 £538 £575
England median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
South East median hourly rate - £33.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.95% +5.56%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +7.69% -21.21% -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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 12,044 14,242 13,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.51% 86.59% 84.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,122 8,553 8,143
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £260
90th Percentile £609 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 510 473
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £13.04 £11.50 £11.28
90th Percentile £71.25 £51.03 £49.90
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.07% -18.00% +11.11%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the South East

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the South East

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the South East over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the South East

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BDD in the South East

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 15 October 2019. 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
Hampshire -30 102 £495 -3.41% 29
Thames Valley -39 101 £450 +5.88% 41
Surrey -9 67 £450 -10.00% 18
Berkshire -54 42 £438 +16.67% 27
Buckinghamshire -7 36 £413 -8.33% 7
Oxfordshire +33 23 £450 -1.10% 7
West Sussex -10 22 £350 -14.11% 7
East Sussex +11 11 £400 -12.33% 6
Kent -6 5 £425 -10.53% 18
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 219 (70.65%) Agile Software Development
1 219 (70.65%) TDD
2 130 (41.94%) C#
2 130 (41.94%) Test Automation
3 124 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 115 (37.10%) Java
5 102 (32.90%) Azure
6 97 (31.29%) .NET
7 84 (27.10%) Scrum
8 74 (23.87%) AngularJS
9 72 (23.23%) Cucumber
9 72 (23.23%) SQL
10 71 (22.90%) Selenium
11 64 (20.65%) Jenkins
11 64 (20.65%) DevOps
12 62 (20.00%) Git (software)
12 62 (20.00%) ASP.NET
13 59 (19.03%) CSS
14 58 (18.71%) SQL Server
15 57 (18.39%) HTML
16 56 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
16 56 (18.06%) React
17 54 (17.42%) Spring
18 51 (16.45%) AWS
19 50 (16.13%) Finance
20 49 (15.81%) Python
21 48 (15.48%) Microservices
22 46 (14.84%) Docker
22 46 (14.84%) QA
23 44 (14.19%) Kubernetes

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 26 (8.39%) Confluence
2 13 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (4.19%) Umbraco
3 12 (3.87%) Apache
4 11 (3.55%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.90%) CMS
6 5 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.29%) ColdFusion
7 4 (1.29%) Jetty
7 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.97%) Liferay
9 2 (0.65%) GemFire
9 2 (0.65%) IIS
9 2 (0.65%) Mule
9 2 (0.65%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 102 (32.90%) Azure
2 51 (16.45%) AWS
3 32 (10.32%) PaaS
4 20 (6.45%) Serverless
5 17 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (5.48%) Azure Functions
6 14 (4.52%) GitHub
7 9 (2.90%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.94%) GCP
9 5 (1.61%) IaaS
9 5 (1.61%) Loggly
10 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.29%) Datadog
11 3 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.97%) npm
11 3 (0.97%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.65%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.52%) HTTP
2 9 (2.90%) FTP
3 6 (1.94%) DNS
4 4 (1.29%) Internet
5 3 (0.97%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.97%) WinSCP
6 2 (0.65%) MQTT
6 2 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.65%) SSL
6 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.10%) MongoDB
3 19 (6.13%) Cosmos DB
3 19 (6.13%) Redis
4 17 (5.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 16 (5.16%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.19%) Big Data
6 13 (4.19%) MySQL
6 13 (4.19%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.87%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.94%) SQLite
11 4 (1.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.29%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (23.23%) Cucumber
2 71 (22.90%) Selenium
3 64 (20.65%) Jenkins
4 62 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 41 (13.23%) SpecFlow
6 39 (12.58%) JIRA
7 33 (10.65%) Maven
8 27 (8.71%) TeamCity
9 25 (8.06%) webpack
10 22 (7.10%) JMeter
11 18 (5.81%) JUnit
12 17 (5.48%) gulp
13 16 (5.16%) Jasmine
14 15 (4.84%) Visual Studio
15 14 (4.52%) IntelliJ
15 14 (4.52%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (4.52%) WebDriver
16 13 (4.19%) Babel
16 13 (4.19%) Visual Studio Team System
17 11 (3.55%) Gradle
General
1 50 (16.13%) Finance
2 19 (6.13%) Banking
3 11 (3.55%) Law
4 10 (3.23%) Retail
5 8 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.97%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 183 (59.03%) Developer
2 58 (18.71%) Java Developer
3 46 (14.84%) .NET Developer
4 42 (13.55%) Full Stack Developer
5 36 (11.61%) Senior Developer
6 33 (10.65%) C# Developer
7 28 (9.03%) Test Engineer
8 26 (8.39%) Tester
9 24 (7.74%) Automation Tester
10 23 (7.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 22 (7.10%) Software Developer
12 21 (6.77%) Analyst
13 19 (6.13%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (5.81%) Angular Developer
15 17 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
15 17 (5.48%) React Developer
16 16 (5.16%) Test Automation Engineer
17 13 (4.19%) Senior C# Developer
18 12 (3.87%) Xamarin Developer
19 11 (3.55%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (31.29%) .NET
2 74 (23.87%) AngularJS
3 62 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 59 (19.03%) CSS
5 57 (18.39%) HTML
6 56 (18.06%) React
7 54 (17.42%) Spring
8 44 (14.19%) REST
9 42 (13.55%) ASP.NET Web API
9 42 (13.55%) RESTful
10 41 (13.23%) JSON
10 41 (13.23%) Node.js
10 41 (13.23%) Web Services
11 40 (12.90%) .NET Core
12 39 (12.58%) XML
13 37 (11.94%) .NET Framework
14 32 (10.32%) Spring Boot
15 30 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 24 (7.74%) SOAP
17 23 (7.42%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.71%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.61%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.61%) User Experience
7 4 (1.29%) Replication
8 3 (0.97%) IVR
9 2 (0.65%) Blog
9 2 (0.65%) DataPower
9 2 (0.65%) Life Science
9 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.32%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.32%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) iPhone
10 1 (0.32%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.03%) Linux
2 12 (3.87%) Android
2 12 (3.87%) Unix
3 11 (3.55%) Apple iOS
3 11 (3.55%) Windows
4 5 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.61%) VMS
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (70.65%) Agile Software Development
1 219 (70.65%) TDD
2 130 (41.94%) Test Automation
3 84 (27.10%) Scrum
4 64 (20.65%) DevOps
5 56 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (15.48%) Microservices
7 43 (13.87%) MVC
8 42 (13.55%) Continuous Delivery
9 40 (12.90%) Software Engineering
10 37 (11.94%) Computer Science
11 33 (10.65%) Kanban
12 31 (10.00%) User Stories
13 30 (9.68%) OO
14 26 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (7.10%) SOA
15 22 (7.10%) UML
15 22 (7.10%) Unit Testing
16 19 (6.13%) Functional Testing
17 18 (5.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 130 (41.94%) C#
2 124 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 115 (37.10%) Java
4 72 (23.23%) SQL
5 49 (15.81%) Python
6 38 (12.26%) Java 8
7 26 (8.39%) TypeScript
8 22 (7.10%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.19%) Scala
10 9 (2.90%) PHP
10 9 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.90%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.58%) Ruby
12 7 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.94%) Groovy
14 5 (1.61%) Kotlin
14 5 (1.61%) VB
14 5 (1.61%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.29%) Java 9
15 4 (1.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (8.06%) Degree
2 24 (7.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.55%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.58%) ISEB
6 5 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.65%) IIBA
9 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (14.84%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) GDPR
3 1 (0.32%) GAMP
3 1 (0.32%) GxP
System Software
1 46 (14.84%) Docker
2 17 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.94%) vSphere
4 3 (0.97%) NFS
4 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 44 (14.19%) Kubernetes
2 17 (5.48%) Ansible
3 11 (3.55%) Terraform
4 4 (1.29%) Graphite
4 4 (1.29%) Kibana
4 4 (1.29%) logstash
4 4 (1.29%) Nagios
4 4 (1.29%) StatsD
5 3 (0.97%) Control-M
5 3 (0.97%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.00%) Xamarin
3 21 (6.77%) Oracle
4 9 (2.90%) New Relic
5 7 (2.26%) Google
5 7 (2.26%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.94%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 6 (1.94%) DevExpress
6 6 (1.94%) VMware
7 4 (1.29%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.29%) IBM
7 4 (1.29%) Software AG
7 4 (1.29%) webMethods
8 3 (0.97%) HP
9 2 (0.65%) Databricks
9 2 (0.65%) hybris
9 2 (0.65%) SAP
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe
10 1 (0.32%) Cognos
10 1 (0.32%) ESRI