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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / South East
Rank 120 118 134
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16  
Contract jobs citing BDD 132 158 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.70% 1.73% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.13% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 128 89
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £324 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year -2.92% -  

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 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Berkshire +46 36 £450 +13.56% 15
Hampshire -15 27 £481 +13.23% 10
Surrey +15 21 £450 +9.09% 17
Buckinghamshire -4 13 £363 -14.70% 6
Oxfordshire -11 11 £500 +29.03% 9
East Sussex +9 10 £401 +6.80% 3
West Sussex -13 6 £363 -6.45% 8
Middlesex - 4 £338 -
Kent +2 2 £375 +13.63% 4
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 288 (87.01%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (74.92%) TDD
3 139 (41.99%) Java
4 132 (39.88%) Selenium
5 112 (33.84%) Scrum
6 111 (33.53%) C#
7 98 (29.61%) JavaScript
8 93 (28.10%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (25.68%) Git (software)
10 70 (21.15%) WebDriver
10 70 (21.15%) .NET
11 67 (20.24%) Test Automation
12 63 (19.03%) JIRA
13 62 (18.73%) REST
14 61 (18.43%) Web Services
15 57 (17.22%) Jenkins
16 55 (16.62%) XML
17 53 (16.01%) Cucumber
18 52 (15.71%) AngularJS
19 50 (15.11%) Automated Testing
20 48 (14.50%) QA
21 47 (14.20%) SQL
21 47 (14.20%) Kanban
22 46 (13.90%) Amazon AWS
22 46 (13.90%) CSS
23 44 (13.29%) MVC
23 44 (13.29%) SpecFlow
24 43 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
25 42 (12.69%) Finance
25 42 (12.69%) Ruby

BDD
Top Related 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 22 (6.65%) Confluence
2 17 (5.14%) CMS
3 16 (4.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (3.63%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.42%) Apache
5 8 (2.42%) Apache Spark
5 8 (2.42%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.11%) JBoss
7 6 (1.81%) IIS
8 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.21%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.60%) GemFire
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (1.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.90%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.63%) GitHub
4 10 (3.02%) PaaS
5 7 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.21%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.21%) Heroku
6 4 (1.21%) SaaS
7 3 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.91%) IaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.60%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.60%) Google Play
9 1 (0.30%) Asana
9 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.65%) HTTP
2 6 (1.81%) PuTTY
2 6 (1.81%) WinSCP
3 4 (1.21%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.21%) LDAP
3 4 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.30%) AMQP
4 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.04%) MongoDB
2 16 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.93%) NoSQL
3 13 (3.93%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.72%) MySQL
4 9 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (2.42%) Big Data
5 8 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.81%) HBase
7 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.51%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.51%) Redis
8 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 132 (39.88%) Selenium
2 85 (25.68%) Git (software)
3 70 (21.15%) WebDriver
4 63 (19.03%) JIRA
5 57 (17.22%) Jenkins
6 53 (16.01%) Cucumber
7 44 (13.29%) SpecFlow
8 43 (12.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (10.57%) Maven
10 31 (9.37%) Gradle
11 28 (8.46%) Bitbucket
12 25 (7.55%) JMeter
13 21 (6.34%) Ant
13 21 (6.34%) JUnit
13 21 (6.34%) Protractor
14 20 (6.04%) Subversion
14 20 (6.04%) TeamCity
15 18 (5.44%) eggPlant
15 18 (5.44%) Grunt
15 18 (5.44%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 42 (12.69%) Finance
2 15 (4.53%) Publishing
2 15 (4.53%) Retail
3 8 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.11%) Advertising
4 7 (2.11%) Marketing
5 6 (1.81%) Games
6 4 (1.21%) Automotive
6 4 (1.21%) Banking
6 4 (1.21%) German Language
7 3 (0.91%) Electronics
7 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Military
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 164 (49.55%) Developer
2 51 (15.41%) Java Developer
3 48 (14.50%) Analyst
4 39 (11.78%) Test Analyst
4 39 (11.78%) Tester
5 32 (9.67%) Automation Tester
6 29 (8.76%) .NET Developer
7 27 (8.16%) Automation Test Analyst
8 26 (7.85%) C# Developer
8 26 (7.85%) Developer in Test
9 24 (7.25%) Senior Developer
10 21 (6.34%) Test Engineer
11 19 (5.74%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (5.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 17 (5.14%) Selenium Tester
13 14 (4.23%) Angular Developer
13 14 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
14 13 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (3.93%) Scrum Master
14 13 (3.93%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (21.15%) .NET
2 62 (18.73%) REST
3 61 (18.43%) Web Services
4 55 (16.62%) XML
5 52 (15.71%) AngularJS
6 46 (13.90%) CSS
7 39 (11.78%) RESTful
7 39 (11.78%) Spring
8 38 (11.48%) HTML
8 38 (11.48%) Node.js
9 35 (10.57%) JSON
10 33 (9.97%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (9.97%) React
11 31 (9.37%) SOAP
12 24 (7.25%) CSS3
12 24 (7.25%) HTML5
13 23 (6.95%) ASP.NET
13 23 (6.95%) jQuery
14 19 (5.74%) KnockoutJS
15 15 (4.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.42%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.11%) User Experience
4 5 (1.51%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.91%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.30%) iPad
8 1 (0.30%) IVR
8 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.30%) Social Media
8 1 (0.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.16%) Linux
2 15 (4.53%) Windows
3 12 (3.63%) Unix
4 11 (3.32%) Android
5 7 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (87.01%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (74.92%) TDD
3 112 (33.84%) Scrum
4 93 (28.10%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (20.24%) Test Automation
6 50 (15.11%) Automated Testing
7 47 (14.20%) Kanban
8 44 (13.29%) MVC
9 39 (11.78%) OO
10 37 (11.18%) Unit Testing
11 35 (10.57%) Web Development
12 34 (10.27%) Test Strategy
13 33 (9.97%) DevOps
14 30 (9.06%) Regression Testing
15 28 (8.46%) SDLC
15 28 (8.46%) Test Scripting
16 27 (8.16%) User Stories
17 26 (7.85%) Software Engineering
18 25 (7.55%) Automation Testing
18 25 (7.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 139 (41.99%) Java
2 111 (33.53%) C#
3 98 (29.61%) JavaScript
4 47 (14.20%) SQL
5 42 (12.69%) Ruby
6 37 (11.18%) Python
7 23 (6.95%) C++
8 21 (6.34%) Groovy
9 19 (5.74%) F#
10 16 (4.83%) Scala
11 14 (4.23%) PHP
12 10 (3.02%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.72%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.42%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.21%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.91%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.60%) Go
17 2 (0.60%) VB
17 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.14%) Degree
2 17 (5.14%) ISEB
3 16 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.11%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.60%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (14.50%) QA
2 9 (2.72%) SDET
3 6 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.91%) WAI
4 3 (0.91%) WCAG
5 1 (0.30%) IFRS
5 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (5.74%) Docker
2 8 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.81%) vSphere
4 4 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.21%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.91%) HDFS
6 2 (0.60%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (1.81%) vRealize
2 5 (1.51%) HP Fortify
3 4 (1.21%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.60%) Consul
4 2 (0.60%) Terraform
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
5 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 35 (10.57%) Oracle
2 31 (9.37%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.83%) HP
3 16 (4.83%) Sitecore
3 16 (4.83%) Splunk
4 14 (4.23%) VMware
5 8 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.11%) Talend
7 3 (0.91%) SAP
8 2 (0.60%) Adobe
8 2 (0.60%) Apigee
8 2 (0.60%) Citrix
9 1 (0.30%) ATG
9 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.30%) Avaya
9 1 (0.30%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.30%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.30%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.30%) hybris
9 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
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