Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 83 115
Rank change year-on-year +24 +32 -18
Contract jobs citing BDD 643 459 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.89% 2.72% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.52% 3.23% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 337 262
South East median daily rate £488 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -3.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £544 £580 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
South East median hourly rate £33.75 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.95% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £21.23 £46.25 £37.40
90th Percentile £55.50 £48.75 £45.33
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% -27.47% +21.33%

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 14,240 14,194 14,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.20% 84.23% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,584 8,485 8,496
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 471 580
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -10.00% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Hampshire +75 212 £513 +32.26% 23
Thames Valley -24 178 £425 -5.56% 74
Surrey +24 149 £500 +17.65% 23
Berkshire +1 105 £425 +6.25% 41
Buckinghamshire +12 55 £450 +12.50% 17
West Sussex +28 52 £404 +0.31% 7
Kent +14 19 £444 -6.58% 16
Oxfordshire -55 18 £450 -14.29% 16
East Sussex -26 7 £453 +0.56% 4
Middlesex +7 4 £425 - 1
Sussex - 4 - -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 499 (77.60%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (74.03%) TDD
3 389 (60.50%) Java
4 242 (37.64%) Spring
5 226 (35.15%) Git (software)
6 222 (34.53%) Test Automation
7 203 (31.57%) Jenkins
8 202 (31.42%) JavaScript
9 194 (30.17%) Scrum
10 180 (27.99%) REST
11 177 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
12 175 (27.22%) NoSQL
13 154 (23.95%) C#
14 147 (22.86%) RESTful
15 146 (22.71%) MVC
15 146 (22.71%) Selenium
16 145 (22.55%) Greenfield Project
17 140 (21.77%) Amazon AWS
18 133 (20.68%) MongoDB
19 131 (20.37%) JIRA
20 129 (20.06%) CSS
21 125 (19.44%) HTML
22 121 (18.82%) .NET
23 120 (18.66%) JSON
24 117 (18.20%) AngularJS
25 115 (17.88%) Hadoop
26 110 (17.11%) Microsoft Azure
26 110 (17.11%) Hibernate
27 109 (16.95%) Software Engineering
27 109 (16.95%) Cucumber

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 86 (13.37%) Confluence
2 62 (9.64%) JBoss
2 62 (9.64%) Tomcat
3 61 (9.49%) Jetty
4 48 (7.47%) Apache
5 44 (6.84%) Apache Spark
6 42 (6.53%) MQSeries
7 25 (3.89%) CMS
7 25 (3.89%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.02%) Apache Solr
9 11 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (1.56%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.40%) GemFire
11 9 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.24%) EPiServer
13 7 (1.09%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.62%) Liferay
16 3 (0.47%) SAS
17 1 (0.16%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.62%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.40%) Magento
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 140 (21.77%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (17.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (8.09%) GitHub
4 43 (6.69%) Serverless
5 21 (3.27%) AWS Lambda
5 21 (3.27%) BrowserStack
6 16 (2.49%) PaaS
7 15 (2.33%) SaaS
8 13 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (1.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 11 (1.71%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.71%) CloudFront
11 10 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (1.40%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (1.24%) IaaS
14 5 (0.78%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.13%) HTTP
2 5 (0.78%) Internet
3 3 (0.47%) SSL
4 2 (0.31%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.31%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.16%) RFID
5 1 (0.16%) Skype
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (27.22%) NoSQL
2 133 (20.68%) MongoDB
3 115 (17.88%) Hadoop
4 60 (9.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 50 (7.78%) Big Data
6 43 (6.69%) Couchbase
7 39 (6.07%) Relational Database
8 37 (5.75%) SQL Server
9 28 (4.35%) HBase
9 28 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (3.27%) MySQL
11 20 (3.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 19 (2.95%) Cloudant
13 12 (1.87%) Parquet
13 12 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (1.56%) Redis
15 7 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 226 (35.15%) Git (software)
2 203 (31.57%) Jenkins
3 146 (22.71%) Selenium
4 131 (20.37%) JIRA
5 109 (16.95%) Cucumber
6 95 (14.77%) Maven
7 66 (10.26%) JUnit
8 53 (8.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 46 (7.15%) JMeter
10 45 (7.00%) SoapUI
11 39 (6.07%) WebDriver
12 36 (5.60%) git-flow
12 36 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 35 (5.44%) Gradle
14 33 (5.13%) Mercurial
14 33 (5.13%) Protractor
15 31 (4.82%) Subversion
16 27 (4.20%) TeamCity
17 25 (3.89%) SpecFlow
18 24 (3.73%) IntelliJ
General
1 83 (12.91%) Finance
2 42 (6.53%) Games
3 17 (2.64%) Retail
4 9 (1.40%) Banking
4 9 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.62%) Back Office
6 2 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.16%) Billing
7 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.16%) Marketing
7 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 438 (68.12%) Developer
2 218 (33.90%) Java Developer
3 68 (10.58%) .NET Developer
4 64 (9.95%) Analyst
5 53 (8.24%) C# Developer
6 52 (8.09%) Test Analyst
7 44 (6.84%) Tester
8 37 (5.75%) Senior Developer
9 33 (5.13%) Agile Developer
10 32 (4.98%) Automation Tester
11 31 (4.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 28 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 25 (3.89%) Big Data Developer
14 24 (3.73%) Software Engineer
15 22 (3.42%) Scala Developer
16 21 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
17 20 (3.11%) React Developer
17 20 (3.11%) Test Engineer
18 19 (2.95%) Angular Developer
19 18 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (37.64%) Spring
2 180 (27.99%) REST
3 147 (22.86%) RESTful
4 129 (20.06%) CSS
5 125 (19.44%) HTML
6 121 (18.82%) .NET
7 120 (18.66%) JSON
8 117 (18.20%) AngularJS
9 110 (17.11%) Hibernate
10 105 (16.33%) Web Services
11 93 (14.46%) Spring Boot
12 78 (12.13%) Spring MVC
13 75 (11.66%) HTML5
14 74 (11.51%) J2EE
15 64 (9.95%) Play Framework
16 61 (9.49%) Node.js
17 59 (9.18%) SOAP
18 58 (9.02%) RabbitMQ
19 57 (8.86%) Kafka
20 54 (8.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 145 (22.55%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (5.29%) User Experience
3 25 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.49%) Virtual Team
5 14 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.40%) iPad
9 8 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.09%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.93%) Blog
12 4 (0.62%) Fintech
12 4 (0.62%) Tandem
13 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.47%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.31%) Life Science
14 2 (0.31%) NHS
15 1 (0.16%) Credit Derivative
15 1 (0.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 87 (13.53%) Linux
2 53 (8.24%) Unix
3 18 (2.80%) Windows
4 9 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.24%) Android
6 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (77.60%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (74.03%) TDD
3 222 (34.53%) Test Automation
4 194 (30.17%) Scrum
5 177 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
6 146 (22.71%) MVC
7 109 (16.95%) Software Engineering
8 108 (16.80%) Kanban
9 107 (16.64%) DevOps
9 107 (16.64%) Microservices
10 92 (14.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 77 (11.98%) User Stories
12 75 (11.66%) OO
13 73 (11.35%) Unit Testing
14 67 (10.42%) Multithreading
15 62 (9.64%) Pair Programming
15 62 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
16 61 (9.49%) API Testing
17 46 (7.15%) Open Source
18 44 (6.84%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 389 (60.50%) Java
2 202 (31.42%) JavaScript
3 154 (23.95%) C#
4 96 (14.93%) Java 8
5 75 (11.66%) SQL
6 67 (10.42%) Scala
7 42 (6.53%) Java 9
8 38 (5.91%) Python
9 33 (5.13%) Ruby
10 18 (2.80%) TypeScript
11 16 (2.49%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.18%) C++
13 13 (2.02%) PHP
14 12 (1.87%) F#
15 9 (1.40%) Go
15 9 (1.40%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 8 (1.24%) VB
16 8 (1.24%) VBScript
17 6 (0.93%) ES6
Qualifications
1 43 (6.69%) Degree
2 34 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.56%) ISEB
7 7 (1.09%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (12.91%) QA
2 7 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.47%) WCAG
4 2 (0.31%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 95 (14.77%) Docker
2 45 (7.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 31 (4.82%) HDFS
4 4 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (11.82%) Ansible
2 71 (11.04%) Puppet
3 70 (10.89%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (9.49%) Cobbler
5 43 (6.69%) Hadoop YARN
6 18 (2.80%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.78%) Kibana
8 4 (0.62%) Terraform
9 3 (0.47%) Grafana
9 3 (0.47%) Graphite
9 3 (0.47%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.31%) logstash
10 2 (0.31%) vRealize
11 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 42 (6.53%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.67%) Google
2 30 (4.67%) Oracle
3 11 (1.71%) Adobe
4 9 (1.40%) ATG
4 9 (1.40%) Demandware
4 9 (1.40%) HP
4 9 (1.40%) hybris
5 7 (1.09%) Talend
6 6 (0.93%) Atlassian
6 6 (0.93%) VMware
7 5 (0.78%) webMethods
8 4 (0.62%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.47%) Telerik
10 2 (0.31%) Apple
10 2 (0.31%) Software AG
10 2 (0.31%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.16%) New Relic
11 1 (0.16%) Splunk
11 1 (0.16%) WSO2