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 3 months to 28 June 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 118 108
Rank change year-on-year +46 -10  
Contract jobs citing BDD 221 170 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.86% 1.89% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 2.31% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 134 121
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £538 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.58% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £52.25 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14363 16339 15225
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 804 610
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +25.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £55.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +30 58 £438 -7.89% 6
Berkshire +33 45 £470 +30.55% 18
Buckinghamshire +15 33 £400 -11.11% 9
Hampshire +1 30 £350 - 16
East Sussex -5 22 £445 -1.11% 3
Surrey +3 20 £438 -2.77% 17
West Sussex +5 9 £399 -13.67% 7
Kent +1 7 £400 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £525 -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for BDD.

1 302 (84.36%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (78.77%) TDD
3 163 (45.53%) Java
4 150 (41.90%) Test Automation
5 134 (37.43%) Scrum
6 127 (35.47%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (33.52%) JavaScript
8 107 (29.89%) Selenium
9 90 (25.14%) C#
10 86 (24.02%) Git (software)
11 79 (22.07%) REST
12 72 (20.11%) Amazon AWS
13 71 (19.83%) JIRA
14 70 (19.55%) AngularJS
15 68 (18.99%) Jenkins
16 62 (17.32%) MVC
17 60 (16.76%) DevOps
18 58 (16.20%) .NET
19 57 (15.92%) Spring
19 57 (15.92%) WebDriver
20 55 (15.36%) CSS
21 53 (14.80%) Web Services
21 53 (14.80%) HTML
22 51 (14.25%) Kanban
23 50 (13.97%) Node.js
23 50 (13.97%) Maven
23 50 (13.97%) Microservices
24 49 (13.69%) Finance
25 48 (13.41%) JSON
26 44 (12.29%) OO

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 36 (10.06%) Confluence
2 17 (4.75%) CMS
3 15 (4.19%) Apache
4 12 (3.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (2.23%) Apache Spark
5 8 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.96%) IIS
7 6 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.68%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.40%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.12%) EPiServer
9 4 (1.12%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.84%) JBoss
11 1 (0.28%) nginx
11 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 72 (20.11%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.10%) AWS Lambda
3 23 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.35%) GitHub
5 9 (2.51%) PaaS
6 7 (1.96%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.68%) Bluemix
7 6 (1.68%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (1.40%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.84%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.87%) HTTP
2 8 (2.23%) PuTTY
2 8 (2.23%) WinSCP
3 4 (1.12%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.12%) LDAP
3 4 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.28%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.94%) MongoDB
2 30 (8.38%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.59%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.31%) Oracle Database
5 18 (5.03%) Redis
6 16 (4.47%) Big Data
7 14 (3.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 14 (3.91%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.35%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.07%) MySQL
10 9 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.51%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.23%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.40%) HBase
15 4 (1.12%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 107 (29.89%) Selenium
2 86 (24.02%) Git (software)
3 71 (19.83%) JIRA
4 68 (18.99%) Jenkins
5 57 (15.92%) WebDriver
6 50 (13.97%) Maven
7 39 (10.89%) Bitbucket
7 39 (10.89%) Cucumber
8 38 (10.61%) Gradle
9 32 (8.94%) SpecFlow
10 31 (8.66%) JUnit
11 28 (7.82%) Protractor
12 26 (7.26%) Jasmine
12 26 (7.26%) Mocha
12 26 (7.26%) TeamCity
13 22 (6.15%) JMeter
14 21 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (5.31%) IntelliJ
16 17 (4.75%) gulp
16 17 (4.75%) Mercurial
General
1 49 (13.69%) Finance
2 22 (6.15%) Retail
3 17 (4.75%) Banking
4 11 (3.07%) Games
5 6 (1.68%) Back Office
5 6 (1.68%) Corporate Banking
5 6 (1.68%) Publishing
6 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.12%) Advertising
7 4 (1.12%) Marketing
8 3 (0.84%) Automotive
8 3 (0.84%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (55.31%) Developer
2 77 (21.51%) Java Developer
3 37 (10.34%) Tester
4 32 (8.94%) Automation Tester
5 28 (7.82%) Analyst
6 23 (6.42%) .NET Developer
6 23 (6.42%) Full Stack Developer
6 23 (6.42%) Test Analyst
7 21 (5.87%) Senior Developer
8 18 (5.03%) Test Engineer
9 17 (4.75%) Developer in Test
10 15 (4.19%) Automation Test Analyst
10 15 (4.19%) Node.js Developer
10 15 (4.19%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (3.63%) Angular Developer
12 12 (3.35%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.07%) Architect
13 11 (3.07%) AWS Developer
13 11 (3.07%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.07%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (22.07%) REST
2 70 (19.55%) AngularJS
3 58 (16.20%) .NET
4 57 (15.92%) Spring
5 55 (15.36%) CSS
6 53 (14.80%) HTML
6 53 (14.80%) Web Services
7 50 (13.97%) Node.js
8 48 (13.41%) JSON
9 40 (11.17%) XML
10 34 (9.50%) React
11 32 (8.94%) HTML5
12 31 (8.66%) SOAP
13 29 (8.10%) RESTful
14 26 (7.26%) J2EE
15 25 (6.98%) Angular 2
15 25 (6.98%) Spring Boot
16 21 (5.87%) ASP.NET
16 21 (5.87%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (5.87%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.68%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.40%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.40%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.12%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.12%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.56%) Fintech
8 2 (0.56%) User Experience
9 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) iPad
9 1 (0.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.06%) Linux
2 25 (6.98%) Windows
3 16 (4.47%) Unix
4 11 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.79%) Android
5 10 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.40%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (84.36%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (78.77%) TDD
3 150 (41.90%) Test Automation
4 134 (37.43%) Scrum
5 127 (35.47%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (17.32%) MVC
7 60 (16.76%) DevOps
8 51 (14.25%) Kanban
9 50 (13.97%) Microservices
10 44 (12.29%) OO
11 43 (12.01%) Software Engineering
12 40 (11.17%) Unit Testing
13 38 (10.61%) SOA
13 38 (10.61%) SOLID
14 35 (9.78%) Test Strategy
15 34 (9.50%) Regression Testing
16 33 (9.22%) Functional Testing
17 31 (8.66%) Continuous Delivery
17 31 (8.66%) SDLC
18 29 (8.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 163 (45.53%) Java
2 120 (33.52%) JavaScript
3 90 (25.14%) C#
4 39 (10.89%) SQL
5 37 (10.34%) Ruby
6 26 (7.26%) C++
7 22 (6.15%) PHP
8 21 (5.87%) Python
9 20 (5.59%) Groovy
10 11 (3.07%) F#
11 10 (2.79%) Scala
12 8 (2.23%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.23%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.96%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.68%) ES6
14 6 (1.68%) Go
15 5 (1.40%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.40%) VB.NET
16 4 (1.12%) ECMAScript
16 4 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (7.26%) Degree
2 19 (5.31%) ISEB
3 11 (3.07%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.79%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.51%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.12%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.84%) HNC
9 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.45%) QA
2 3 (0.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) IFRS
3 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 35 (9.78%) Docker
2 10 (2.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (2.51%) vSphere
4 6 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.68%) Varnish
5 5 (1.40%) HDFS
6 4 (1.12%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (3.07%) Hadoop YARN
2 9 (2.51%) HP Fortify
3 8 (2.23%) vRealize
4 7 (1.96%) Terraform
5 6 (1.68%) Consul
5 6 (1.68%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.12%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.84%) Marathon
8 3 (0.84%) Mesos
9 1 (0.28%) Ansible
9 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (8.38%) HP
2 28 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.26%) Oracle
4 12 (3.35%) Sitecore
4 12 (3.35%) Splunk
5 9 (2.51%) Red Hat
5 9 (2.51%) VMware
6 8 (2.23%) Talend
7 7 (1.96%) IBM
7 7 (1.96%) New Relic
8 5 (1.40%) Adobe
8 5 (1.40%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.12%) Apigee
10 3 (0.84%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.56%) Citrix
11 2 (0.56%) Zend
12 1 (0.28%) Elastic Path
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