Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 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 > South East
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 102 125
Rank change year-on-year +18 +23 +30
Contract jobs citing BDD 483 338 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.87% 2.19% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 2.63% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 235 270
South East median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £328 £300 £313
90th Percentile £556 £550 £525
England median daily rate £485 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +4.86% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 2
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% -
10th Percentile £40.00 £45.87 £42.88
90th Percentile £52.50 £58.00 £48.63
England median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 14,241 12,868 14,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.58% 83.26% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,401 7,471 9,167
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 500 563
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.62 £11.66
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -13.73% +8.51% +11.90%

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 26 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the South East over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 May 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
Thames Valley -7 184 £450 +9.09% 75
Surrey +47 168 £495 +13.68% 32
Hampshire +31 105 £475 +13.10% 35
Berkshire -30 72 £375 -9.09% 43
Buckinghamshire +16 56 £450 +12.50% 15
Oxfordshire -4 56 £500 +21.21% 17
West Sussex 0 19 £425 +11.70% 12
Middlesex -2 6 £388 +3.33%
Sussex 0 2 - - 2
Kent +5 1 £350 -6.67% 15
East Sussex -18 1 - - 1
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 South East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 383 (79.30%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (74.12%) TDD
3 228 (47.20%) Test Automation
4 214 (44.31%) Java
5 188 (38.92%) Jenkins
6 177 (36.65%) JavaScript
7 158 (32.71%) Scrum
8 154 (31.88%) Git (software)
9 150 (31.06%) Continuous Integration
10 139 (28.78%) Spring
11 125 (25.88%) DevOps
12 122 (25.26%) RESTful
13 115 (23.81%) AngularJS
13 115 (23.81%) Unit Testing
13 115 (23.81%) HTML
13 115 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
14 114 (23.60%) CSS
15 105 (21.74%) C#
16 103 (21.33%) .NET
16 103 (21.33%) REST
17 101 (20.91%) Web Services
18 100 (20.70%) JSON
19 97 (20.08%) Selenium
20 90 (18.63%) Node.js
21 88 (18.22%) Linux
22 85 (17.60%) Finance
23 75 (15.53%) HTML5
24 73 (15.11%) JIRA
25 72 (14.91%) SQL Server
25 72 (14.91%) React

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 54 (11.18%) Apache
2 45 (9.32%) Apache Spark
3 34 (7.04%) Confluence
4 29 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (4.35%) WebLogic
6 20 (4.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 19 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (3.52%) GemFire
9 13 (2.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (2.07%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (1.66%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.45%) Mule
13 6 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (1.24%) IIS
14 5 (1.04%) EPiServer
14 5 (1.04%) Jetty
14 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.83%) nginx
15 4 (0.83%) NServiceBus
16 2 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) OpenText MBPM
1 3 (0.62%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (11.18%) Serverless
3 47 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (6.42%) GitHub
5 24 (4.97%) PaaS
6 17 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (3.31%) npm
8 13 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (2.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (2.28%) Amazon SQS
9 11 (2.28%) OpenShift
10 10 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.66%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (1.45%) Yarn
13 6 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (1.24%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.24%) CloudFront
14 5 (1.04%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.31%) HTTP
2 5 (1.04%) PuTTY
2 5 (1.04%) WinSCP
3 3 (0.62%) DNS
3 3 (0.62%) SSL
4 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.41%) Wireless
5 1 (0.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.21%) FTP
5 1 (0.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (14.91%) SQL Server
2 61 (12.63%) Hadoop
3 58 (12.01%) MySQL
3 58 (12.01%) Relational Database
4 57 (11.80%) Big Data
5 49 (10.14%) HBase
6 42 (8.70%) RDBMS
7 32 (6.63%) MongoDB
7 32 (6.63%) NoSQL
8 27 (5.59%) Oracle Database
9 26 (5.38%) Redis
10 21 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (2.48%) Parquet
15 10 (2.07%) Apache Hive
16 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
17 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 188 (38.92%) Jenkins
2 154 (31.88%) Git (software)
3 97 (20.08%) Selenium
4 73 (15.11%) JIRA
5 68 (14.08%) Cucumber
6 59 (12.22%) JUnit
7 54 (11.18%) Maven
8 42 (8.70%) Mocha
8 42 (8.70%) webpack
9 40 (8.28%) Eclipse
9 40 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 36 (7.45%) IntelliJ
11 35 (7.25%) SpecFlow
11 35 (7.25%) WebDriver
12 32 (6.63%) Babel
12 32 (6.63%) Gerrit
12 32 (6.63%) Sinon.JS
13 30 (6.21%) SonarQube
14 27 (5.59%) SoapUI
15 23 (4.76%) Gradle
General
1 85 (17.60%) Finance
2 14 (2.90%) Banking
3 7 (1.45%) Retail
3 7 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.24%) Publishing
5 5 (1.04%) Marketing
6 3 (0.62%) Back Office
6 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.41%) Electronics
7 2 (0.41%) Military
7 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 321 (66.46%) Developer
2 125 (25.88%) Java Developer
3 57 (11.80%) Full Stack Developer
4 52 (10.77%) Node.js Developer
5 43 (8.90%) .NET Developer
5 43 (8.90%) React Developer
6 39 (8.07%) Analyst
6 39 (8.07%) Senior Developer
7 33 (6.83%) JavaScript Developer
8 31 (6.42%) Test Analyst
9 30 (6.21%) C# Developer
10 29 (6.00%) Big Data Developer
10 29 (6.00%) Tester
11 28 (5.80%) Angular Developer
12 26 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
13 24 (4.97%) Automation Test Analyst
14 22 (4.55%) AWS Developer
15 21 (4.35%) Software Engineer
16 20 (4.14%) Test Engineer
17 19 (3.93%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (28.78%) Spring
2 122 (25.26%) RESTful
3 115 (23.81%) AngularJS
3 115 (23.81%) HTML
4 114 (23.60%) CSS
5 103 (21.33%) .NET
5 103 (21.33%) REST
6 101 (20.91%) Web Services
7 100 (20.70%) JSON
8 90 (18.63%) Node.js
9 75 (15.53%) HTML5
10 72 (14.91%) React
11 65 (13.46%) Kafka
12 64 (13.25%) Middleware
12 64 (13.25%) RabbitMQ
13 60 (12.42%) J2EE
14 58 (12.01%) Spring Boot
15 55 (11.39%) CSS3
16 44 (9.11%) JMS
17 43 (8.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.90%) Enterprise Software
2 38 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (5.80%) User Experience
4 22 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
4 22 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 20 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.73%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.69%) Clustering
8 9 (1.86%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.45%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.45%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.24%) Blog
10 6 (1.24%) Fintech
10 6 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.04%) Life Science
12 4 (0.83%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.62%) Animation
13 3 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (18.22%) Linux
2 67 (13.87%) Unix
3 27 (5.59%) Windows
4 19 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 17 (3.52%) Android
6 10 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.45%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.04%) CentOS
8 5 (1.04%) Debian
8 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (79.30%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (74.12%) TDD
3 228 (47.20%) Test Automation
4 158 (32.71%) Scrum
5 150 (31.06%) Continuous Integration
6 125 (25.88%) DevOps
7 115 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 115 (23.81%) Unit Testing
8 71 (14.70%) Microservices
9 66 (13.66%) MVC
9 66 (13.66%) User Stories
10 59 (12.22%) OO
11 56 (11.59%) Kanban
12 48 (9.94%) SDLC
13 47 (9.73%) API Development
13 47 (9.73%) OOP
14 46 (9.52%) Software Engineering
14 46 (9.52%) Web Development
15 38 (7.87%) Pair Programming
16 37 (7.66%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 214 (44.31%) Java
2 177 (36.65%) JavaScript
3 105 (21.74%) C#
4 65 (13.46%) TypeScript
5 49 (10.14%) Java 8
6 41 (8.49%) ES6
7 36 (7.45%) SQL
8 22 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 19 (3.93%) VB.NET
10 14 (2.90%) Python
11 12 (2.48%) C++
12 10 (2.07%) Groovy
12 10 (2.07%) Scala
12 10 (2.07%) XAML
13 9 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.86%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.66%) ES7
14 8 (1.66%) PHP
14 8 (1.66%) Ruby
15 7 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (7.45%) Degree
2 14 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.28%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.86%) ISEB
7 7 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.62%) HNC
8 3 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.41%) OCA
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.41%) SAFe Agilist
10 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (13.46%) QA
2 3 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (12.63%) Docker
2 49 (10.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 42 (8.70%) HDFS
4 5 (1.04%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (8.07%) Hadoop YARN
2 33 (6.83%) Ansible
3 24 (4.97%) Terraform
4 13 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.69%) Puppet
5 6 (1.24%) BladeLogic
6 5 (1.04%) HP ALM
6 5 (1.04%) Kibana
6 5 (1.04%) logstash
6 5 (1.04%) vRealize
7 4 (0.83%) Packer
8 1 (0.21%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.21%) Opsview
Vendors
1 66 (13.66%) Oracle
2 34 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (2.69%) Google
5 8 (1.66%) HP
5 8 (1.66%) Twitter
6 7 (1.45%) New Relic
6 7 (1.45%) SAP
7 6 (1.24%) Adobe
7 6 (1.24%) VMware
8 5 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.04%) Software AG
8 5 (1.04%) webMethods
9 4 (0.83%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.83%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.62%) OpenText
10 3 (0.62%) Pega
11 2 (0.41%) IBM
11 2 (0.41%) Splunk
12 1 (0.21%) Zend