Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 93 113
Rank change year-on-year +19 +20 +32
Contract jobs citing BDD 486 361 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.89% 2.32% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 2.84% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 268 274
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £306
90th Percentile £576 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £440
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.11% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £44.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 £34.25
% change year-on-year +9.00% +33.93% -

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 13,998 12,725 14,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.22% 81.89% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,396 7,533 8,924
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £573 £538
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 516 614
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.68
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.68
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 22 February 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
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 22 February 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 +28 237 £438 +1.39% 71
Surrey +17 129 £495 +25.19% 20
Oxfordshire +18 91 £518 +15.00% 28
Berkshire +12 91 £375 -9.09% 29
Hampshire -3 66 £394 -17.11% 29
Buckinghamshire -3 55 £425 +10.39% 14
West Sussex -16 26 £425 -10.53% 17
Middlesex +12 11 £408 +20.74%
East Sussex -14 7 £525 +39.07% 4
Kent -11 5 £500 +33.33% 6
Sussex -4 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 394 (81.07%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (73.05%) TDD
3 210 (43.21%) Test Automation
4 194 (39.92%) Java
5 183 (37.65%) JavaScript
6 181 (37.24%) Scrum
7 178 (36.63%) Continuous Integration
8 144 (29.63%) AngularJS
9 136 (27.98%) Jenkins
10 123 (25.31%) Git (software)
11 117 (24.07%) CSS
12 116 (23.87%) HTML
13 107 (22.02%) Unit Testing
14 100 (20.58%) DevOps
14 100 (20.58%) C#
15 98 (20.16%) Spring
16 97 (19.96%) Selenium
17 96 (19.75%) REST
18 95 (19.55%) Continuous Delivery
19 93 (19.14%) Kanban
20 89 (18.31%) .NET
21 82 (16.87%) QA
22 76 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
23 75 (15.43%) React
24 73 (15.02%) HTML5
25 72 (14.81%) Web Services
25 72 (14.81%) Finance
26 71 (14.61%) JSON
27 68 (13.99%) Linux
28 65 (13.37%) MVC

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 44 (9.05%) Apache
2 29 (5.97%) Confluence
3 21 (4.32%) Apache Spark
3 21 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.67%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.06%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.85%) NServiceBus
8 8 (1.65%) IIS
9 7 (1.44%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.82%) JBoss
11 4 (0.82%) Jetty
11 4 (0.82%) nginx
12 3 (0.62%) CMS
12 3 (0.62%) GemFire
13 2 (0.41%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.41%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.41%) Mule
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) OpenText MBPM
1 2 (0.41%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 76 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (7.41%) npm
4 26 (5.35%) Serverless
5 24 (4.94%) GitHub
6 15 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.67%) PaaS
8 12 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (2.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (2.06%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.65%) IaaS
12 7 (1.44%) Yarn
13 6 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (1.23%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (1.23%) CloudFront
14 5 (1.03%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.85%) HTTP
2 5 (1.03%) Internet
3 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.41%) Wireless
4 1 (0.21%) DNS
4 1 (0.21%) Firewall
4 1 (0.21%) FTP
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.26%) Hadoop
3 44 (9.05%) Big Data
4 28 (5.76%) Relational Database
5 26 (5.35%) MySQL
6 25 (5.14%) HBase
7 23 (4.73%) MongoDB
8 20 (4.12%) RDBMS
9 19 (3.91%) Redis
10 17 (3.50%) Parquet
11 13 (2.67%) NoSQL
12 10 (2.06%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.23%) DB2
16 5 (1.03%) OLAP
16 5 (1.03%) OLAP Cube
16 5 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 136 (27.98%) Jenkins
2 123 (25.31%) Git (software)
3 97 (19.96%) Selenium
4 63 (12.96%) JIRA
5 60 (12.35%) Maven
6 53 (10.91%) Cucumber
7 46 (9.47%) JUnit
8 45 (9.26%) webpack
9 42 (8.64%) gulp
10 40 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 40 (8.23%) WebDriver
11 38 (7.82%) Jasmine
11 38 (7.82%) Karma Test Runner
12 32 (6.58%) Mockito
12 32 (6.58%) Protractor
13 27 (5.56%) Gradle
13 27 (5.56%) SpecFlow
14 24 (4.94%) Mocha
14 24 (4.94%) SonarQube
15 22 (4.53%) IntelliJ
General
1 72 (14.81%) Finance
2 20 (4.12%) Banking
3 15 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.85%) Retail
5 8 (1.65%) Publishing
6 7 (1.44%) Marketing
6 7 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.82%) Advertising
7 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 313 (64.40%) Developer
2 116 (23.87%) Java Developer
3 43 (8.85%) .NET Developer
4 40 (8.23%) JavaScript Developer
5 34 (7.00%) Analyst
5 34 (7.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 32 (6.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 32 (6.58%) Senior Developer
6 32 (6.58%) Tester
7 31 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 27 (5.56%) Test Analyst
9 26 (5.35%) Node.js Developer
10 21 (4.32%) Big Data Developer
11 20 (4.12%) Automation Tester
11 20 (4.12%) DevOps Developer
11 20 (4.12%) Salesforce Developer
12 19 (3.91%) Automation Test Analyst
12 19 (3.91%) AWS Developer
12 19 (3.91%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (29.63%) AngularJS
2 117 (24.07%) CSS
3 116 (23.87%) HTML
4 98 (20.16%) Spring
5 96 (19.75%) REST
6 89 (18.31%) .NET
7 75 (15.43%) React
8 73 (15.02%) HTML5
9 72 (14.81%) Web Services
10 71 (14.61%) JSON
11 63 (12.96%) Node.js
12 59 (12.14%) RESTful
13 56 (11.52%) J2EE
13 56 (11.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 50 (10.29%) Sass
15 47 (9.67%) jQuery
16 43 (8.85%) Kafka
17 41 (8.44%) RabbitMQ
18 40 (8.23%) SOAP
19 38 (7.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.23%) User Experience
2 37 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.35%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (3.70%) Virtual Team
6 17 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.26%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.85%) Clustering
10 6 (1.23%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.03%) Life Science
11 5 (1.03%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.82%) Blog
12 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.82%) Grid Computing
12 4 (0.82%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.62%) Animation
13 3 (0.62%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.62%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 68 (13.99%) Linux
2 38 (7.82%) Unix
3 23 (4.73%) Windows
4 15 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.67%) Android
6 5 (1.03%) CentOS
6 5 (1.03%) Debian
6 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (81.07%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (73.05%) TDD
3 210 (43.21%) Test Automation
4 181 (37.24%) Scrum
5 178 (36.63%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (22.02%) Unit Testing
7 100 (20.58%) DevOps
8 95 (19.55%) Continuous Delivery
9 93 (19.14%) Kanban
10 65 (13.37%) MVC
11 51 (10.49%) Microservices
12 47 (9.67%) Front End Development
13 44 (9.05%) User Stories
14 43 (8.85%) System Testing
15 41 (8.44%) Open Source
16 39 (8.02%) CRM
17 36 (7.41%) SDLC
17 36 (7.41%) Software Engineering
17 36 (7.41%) Web Development
18 34 (7.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (39.92%) Java
2 183 (37.65%) JavaScript
3 100 (20.58%) C#
4 53 (10.91%) SQL
5 42 (8.64%) ES6
6 36 (7.41%) TypeScript
7 27 (5.56%) ES7
8 17 (3.50%) Groovy
8 17 (3.50%) Shell Script
8 17 (3.50%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.88%) Ruby
10 12 (2.47%) PHP
10 12 (2.47%) Python
11 11 (2.26%) Scala
11 11 (2.26%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.85%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.44%) XAML
14 6 (1.23%) Apple Swift
14 6 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 54 (11.11%) Degree
2 28 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.03%) ISEB
4 5 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.82%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.62%) HNC
7 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (16.87%) QA
2 3 (0.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) PSD2
3 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (8.64%) Docker
2 35 (7.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 24 (4.94%) HDFS
4 7 (1.44%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (8.02%) Ansible
2 35 (7.20%) Hadoop YARN
3 30 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (6.17%) Puppet
4 17 (3.50%) Terraform
5 10 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.44%) BladeLogic
7 5 (1.03%) Kibana
7 5 (1.03%) logstash
8 4 (0.82%) Packer
9 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.21%) Opsview
Vendors
1 41 (8.44%) Oracle
2 37 (7.61%) Salesforce.com
3 33 (6.79%) Microsoft
4 32 (6.58%) Twitter
5 14 (2.88%) Google
6 13 (2.67%) HP
7 12 (2.47%) New Relic
8 6 (1.23%) Adobe
8 6 (1.23%) VMware
9 5 (1.03%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.82%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.82%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.62%) SAP
12 2 (0.41%) IBM
12 2 (0.41%) OpenText
12 2 (0.41%) Pega
12 2 (0.41%) Splunk
12 2 (0.41%) Zend
13 1 (0.21%) Talend