Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 88 125
Rank change year-on-year +8 +37 +1
Contract jobs citing BDD 511 415 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.04% 2.58% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 3.06% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 280 273
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £320
90th Percentile £544 £557 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 4
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.89% -
10th Percentile £21.53 £46.25 £37.78
90th Percentile £54.75 £58.00 £48.38
England median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year -21.05% +4.40% -

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 14,393 13,542 15,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.64% 84.17% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,589 7,856 9,360
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 494 562
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.09% +3.41%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -35 161 £425 - 71
Surrey +40 159 £500 +11.11% 15
Hampshire +49 152 £513 +35.31% 21
Berkshire -16 83 £375 -16.67% 47
Buckinghamshire +6 52 £450 +12.50% 13
Oxfordshire -47 26 £458 -0.54% 11
West Sussex -2 22 £348 -7.29% 5
Middlesex +4 4 £425 -10.53%
Sussex - 4 - -
Kent +6 3 £300 -25.00% 11
East Sussex -29 3 £488 +10.80% 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 404 (79.06%) TDD
2 401 (78.47%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (57.53%) Java
4 190 (37.18%) Jenkins
5 189 (36.99%) Spring
6 182 (35.62%) Test Automation
7 169 (33.07%) Git (software)
8 160 (31.31%) JavaScript
9 159 (31.12%) RESTful
10 155 (30.33%) Scrum
11 124 (24.27%) Continuous Integration
12 121 (23.68%) REST
13 118 (23.09%) C#
14 108 (21.14%) JSON
15 106 (20.74%) Web Services
16 105 (20.55%) .NET
17 104 (20.35%) DevOps
18 103 (20.16%) MVC
19 100 (19.57%) HTML
19 100 (19.57%) CSS
20 96 (18.79%) Linux
21 95 (18.59%) NoSQL
22 89 (17.42%) Cucumber
22 89 (17.42%) Greenfield Project
23 87 (17.03%) Microservices
23 87 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
23 87 (17.03%) AngularJS
24 86 (16.83%) Hadoop
24 86 (16.83%) Finance
24 86 (16.83%) Spring Boot

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 62 (12.13%) Apache Spark
2 53 (10.37%) Apache
3 39 (7.63%) Confluence
4 27 (5.28%) JBoss
4 27 (5.28%) Tomcat
5 26 (5.09%) Jetty
6 25 (4.89%) Cloud Foundry
7 24 (4.70%) GemFire
7 24 (4.70%) MQSeries
8 18 (3.52%) WebLogic
9 16 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (1.96%) CMS
11 10 (1.96%) EPiServer
11 10 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
12 9 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.98%) Mule
14 4 (0.78%) IIS
14 4 (0.78%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.59%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.59%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.20%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 87 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (9.78%) Serverless
4 30 (5.87%) GitHub
5 28 (5.48%) PaaS
6 13 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.96%) BrowserStack
8 9 (1.76%) SaaS
9 8 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (1.57%) OpenShift
10 7 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.17%) IaaS
12 5 (0.98%) Force.com
13 4 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
14 3 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.59%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.11%) HTTP
2 6 (1.17%) PuTTY
2 6 (1.17%) WinSCP
3 3 (0.59%) Internet
4 2 (0.39%) DNS
4 2 (0.39%) SSL
5 1 (0.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (18.59%) NoSQL
2 86 (16.83%) Hadoop
3 81 (15.85%) MongoDB
4 58 (11.35%) SQL Server
5 55 (10.76%) Big Data
5 55 (10.76%) Relational Database
6 48 (9.39%) MySQL
7 43 (8.41%) HBase
8 39 (7.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 28 (5.48%) RDBMS
10 26 (5.09%) Couchbase
11 25 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (4.11%) Oracle Database
13 19 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (3.72%) Redis
14 12 (2.35%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 190 (37.18%) Jenkins
2 169 (33.07%) Git (software)
3 89 (17.42%) Cucumber
4 85 (16.63%) Selenium
5 84 (16.44%) JIRA
6 68 (13.31%) JUnit
6 68 (13.31%) Maven
7 43 (8.41%) SoapUI
8 42 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (7.83%) Eclipse
10 33 (6.46%) SpecFlow
11 31 (6.07%) IntelliJ
11 31 (6.07%) Visual Studio Team System
12 29 (5.68%) Subversion
13 24 (4.70%) Mocha
13 24 (4.70%) webpack
14 22 (4.31%) Babel
14 22 (4.31%) Gerrit
14 22 (4.31%) Sinon.JS
15 20 (3.91%) Mockito
General
1 86 (16.83%) Finance
2 24 (4.70%) Games
3 9 (1.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.57%) Retail
5 7 (1.37%) Banking
6 5 (0.98%) Back Office
7 2 (0.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 341 (66.73%) Developer
2 170 (33.27%) Java Developer
3 52 (10.18%) Analyst
4 50 (9.78%) .NET Developer
5 43 (8.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 43 (8.41%) Test Analyst
6 37 (7.24%) C# Developer
7 35 (6.85%) Senior Developer
8 34 (6.65%) React Developer
9 31 (6.07%) Node.js Developer
10 24 (4.70%) Big Data Developer
10 24 (4.70%) Software Engineer
11 23 (4.50%) Tester
12 22 (4.31%) Angular Developer
13 21 (4.11%) Java Engineer
14 20 (3.91%) Automation Test Analyst
15 17 (3.33%) Agile Developer
15 17 (3.33%) Lead Developer
16 16 (3.13%) Azure Developer
16 16 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (36.99%) Spring
2 159 (31.12%) RESTful
3 121 (23.68%) REST
4 108 (21.14%) JSON
5 106 (20.74%) Web Services
6 105 (20.55%) .NET
7 100 (19.57%) CSS
7 100 (19.57%) HTML
8 87 (17.03%) AngularJS
9 86 (16.83%) Spring Boot
10 81 (15.85%) Node.js
11 68 (13.31%) RabbitMQ
12 67 (13.11%) Kafka
13 64 (12.52%) Hibernate
14 61 (11.94%) J2EE
14 61 (11.94%) Middleware
15 58 (11.35%) JMS
15 58 (11.35%) React
16 55 (10.76%) HTML5
17 53 (10.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (17.42%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (6.26%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.91%) User Experience
5 13 (2.54%) Virtual Team
6 12 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.57%) Blog
7 8 (1.57%) Fintech
8 7 (1.37%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.17%) Clustering
9 6 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.78%) Replication
10 4 (0.78%) Tandem
11 3 (0.59%) iPad
11 3 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.39%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 96 (18.79%) Linux
2 73 (14.29%) Unix
3 21 (4.11%) Windows
4 11 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.76%) Android
6 8 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (79.06%) TDD
2 401 (78.47%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (35.62%) Test Automation
4 155 (30.33%) Scrum
5 124 (24.27%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (20.35%) DevOps
7 103 (20.16%) MVC
8 87 (17.03%) Microservices
9 78 (15.26%) Unit Testing
10 70 (13.70%) OO
11 67 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 64 (12.52%) User Stories
13 63 (12.33%) Software Engineering
14 59 (11.55%) Kanban
15 46 (9.00%) SDLC
16 42 (8.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 42 (8.22%) Pair Programming
17 39 (7.63%) API Testing
18 36 (7.05%) API Development
18 36 (7.05%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 294 (57.53%) Java
2 160 (31.31%) JavaScript
3 118 (23.09%) C#
4 71 (13.89%) Java 8
5 56 (10.96%) SQL
6 45 (8.81%) TypeScript
7 44 (8.61%) Scala
8 25 (4.89%) Python
9 24 (4.70%) ES6
9 24 (4.70%) Java 9
10 21 (4.11%) Ruby
11 14 (2.74%) C++
12 13 (2.54%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.35%) F#
14 9 (1.76%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.57%) PHP
15 8 (1.57%) VBScript
15 8 (1.57%) XAML
16 7 (1.37%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 27 (5.28%) Degree
2 24 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.11%) ISTQB
5 13 (2.54%) ISEB
6 10 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.39%) OCA
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.39%) SAFe Agilist
12 1 (0.20%) HNC
12 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.59%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) GCP
3 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (14.29%) Docker
2 49 (9.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 41 (8.02%) HDFS
4 7 (1.37%) vSphere
5 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (9.98%) Ansible
2 37 (7.24%) Hadoop YARN
3 32 (6.26%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (6.26%) Puppet
4 26 (5.09%) Cobbler
5 9 (1.76%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.76%) Terraform
6 7 (1.37%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.17%) vRealize
8 5 (0.98%) Kibana
9 2 (0.39%) logstash
10 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (9.78%) Oracle
2 36 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.13%) Google
4 12 (2.35%) HP
5 9 (1.76%) webMethods
6 8 (1.57%) VMware
7 7 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.17%) Software AG
9 5 (0.98%) SAP
9 5 (0.98%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.78%) Capita
11 3 (0.59%) Adobe
11 3 (0.59%) ATG
11 3 (0.59%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.59%) Demandware
11 3 (0.59%) hybris
11 3 (0.59%) New Relic
12 2 (0.39%) Splunk
13 1 (0.20%) WSO2