Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 104 94
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10 +47
Contract jobs citing BDD 456 373 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.71% 2.24% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.72% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 269 343
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
90th Percentile £585 £538 £536
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -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 13933 13731 15560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.79% 82.58% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8355 8291 9281
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 544 605
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +46 269 £444 +1.43% 32
Oxfordshire +28 107 £518 +15.00% 6
Berkshire +39 93 £400 -1.54% 21
Surrey +9 77 £425 +5.59% 18
Buckinghamshire +15 69 £400 +6.67% 5
Hampshire -25 44 £388 -15.76% 20
East Sussex -9 24 £450 - 2
West Sussex -36 19 £403 -15.26% 8
Kent -7 9 £475 +22.58% 4
Middlesex +12 8 £425 -5.56%
Home Counties - 1 - -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 390 (85.53%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (79.82%) TDD
3 228 (50.00%) Java
4 195 (42.76%) Scrum
5 176 (38.60%) Continuous Integration
6 162 (35.53%) Test Automation
7 148 (32.46%) JavaScript
8 123 (26.97%) AngularJS
9 121 (26.54%) Git (software)
10 104 (22.81%) Kanban
11 99 (21.71%) Jenkins
12 96 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
13 94 (20.61%) C#
14 92 (20.18%) Selenium
15 90 (19.74%) REST
16 88 (19.30%) CSS
17 87 (19.08%) Spring
18 86 (18.86%) HTML
19 85 (18.64%) JIRA
20 80 (17.54%) QA
21 72 (15.79%) Maven
21 72 (15.79%) MVC
22 71 (15.57%) Finance
23 70 (15.35%) Web Services
24 67 (14.69%) .NET
25 66 (14.47%) Unit Testing
26 63 (13.82%) SQL
27 62 (13.60%) React
28 61 (13.38%) Cucumber
29 60 (13.16%) Linux

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 32 (7.02%) Confluence
2 23 (5.04%) Apache
3 13 (2.85%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.41%) JBoss
5 10 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.75%) NServiceBus
6 8 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (1.54%) IIS
8 4 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.88%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.88%) CMS
8 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.44%) Apache TomEE
10 2 (0.44%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
3 19 (4.17%) npm
3 19 (4.17%) Serverless
4 15 (3.29%) GitHub
5 13 (2.85%) PaaS
6 7 (1.54%) BlazeMeter
7 5 (1.10%) Bluemix
7 5 (1.10%) IaaS
7 5 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (1.10%) Slack
8 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.44%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.44%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.85%) HTTP
2 5 (1.10%) Internet
3 2 (0.44%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.44%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.44%) Skype
3 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.44%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.22%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.89%) Big Data
3 34 (7.46%) Hadoop
4 27 (5.92%) MongoDB
5 14 (3.07%) MySQL
6 12 (2.63%) Redis
7 11 (2.41%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.41%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.19%) HBase
9 7 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.54%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.10%) OLAP
11 5 (1.10%) OLAP Cube
11 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.10%) Parquet
12 4 (0.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 121 (26.54%) Git (software)
2 99 (21.71%) Jenkins
3 92 (20.18%) Selenium
4 85 (18.64%) JIRA
5 72 (15.79%) Maven
6 61 (13.38%) Cucumber
7 51 (11.18%) JUnit
8 42 (9.21%) gulp
9 36 (7.89%) Jasmine
10 34 (7.46%) WebDriver
11 33 (7.24%) Mockito
11 33 (7.24%) Protractor
12 27 (5.92%) webpack
13 26 (5.70%) JMeter
13 26 (5.70%) SpecFlow
14 24 (5.26%) Gradle
15 23 (5.04%) Ant
15 23 (5.04%) IntelliJ
15 23 (5.04%) Karma Test Runner
16 22 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (15.57%) Finance
2 28 (6.14%) Banking
3 15 (3.29%) Retail
4 14 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.54%) Publishing
6 6 (1.32%) Advertising
6 6 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.10%) Back Office
8 4 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (0.88%) Games
8 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.66%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 2 (0.44%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 277 (60.75%) Developer
2 127 (27.85%) Java Developer
3 37 (8.11%) Tester
4 33 (7.24%) .NET Developer
5 29 (6.36%) Automation Tester
6 28 (6.14%) Analyst
6 28 (6.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 27 (5.92%) Architect
7 27 (5.92%) Senior Developer
8 24 (5.26%) AWS Developer
9 22 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
9 22 (4.82%) Test Analyst
10 20 (4.39%) C# Developer
10 20 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (4.17%) Java Team Leader
11 19 (4.17%) Team Leader
12 18 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 17 (3.73%) Technical Leader
14 16 (3.51%) Test Architect
15 14 (3.07%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (26.97%) AngularJS
2 90 (19.74%) REST
3 88 (19.30%) CSS
4 87 (19.08%) Spring
5 86 (18.86%) HTML
6 70 (15.35%) Web Services
7 67 (14.69%) .NET
8 62 (13.60%) React
9 55 (12.06%) HTML5
10 51 (11.18%) Node.js
11 49 (10.75%) SOAP
12 47 (10.31%) JSON
13 45 (9.87%) jQuery
14 44 (9.65%) J2EE
15 42 (9.21%) RESTful
16 33 (7.24%) Kafka
17 32 (7.02%) Angular 2
17 32 (7.02%) Hibernate
18 31 (6.80%) ASP.NET
19 30 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.14%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 22 (4.82%) User Experience
4 14 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.32%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.10%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.10%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.88%) Fintech
8 4 (0.88%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (0.88%) Smart Home
9 3 (0.66%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.66%) Equities
10 1 (0.22%) Clustering
10 1 (0.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 60 (13.16%) Linux
2 27 (5.92%) Unix
3 22 (4.82%) Windows
4 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.32%) Android
6 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (85.53%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (79.82%) TDD
3 195 (42.76%) Scrum
4 176 (38.60%) Continuous Integration
5 162 (35.53%) Test Automation
6 104 (22.81%) Kanban
7 72 (15.79%) MVC
8 66 (14.47%) Unit Testing
9 57 (12.50%) DevOps
10 56 (12.28%) Microservices
11 52 (11.40%) SOLID
12 46 (10.09%) SDLC
12 46 (10.09%) SOA
13 41 (8.99%) Continuous Delivery
14 38 (8.33%) Mentoring
15 37 (8.11%) Domain-Driven Design
16 36 (7.89%) Pair Programming
16 36 (7.89%) Software Engineering
17 34 (7.46%) Test Strategy
18 32 (7.02%) OO
Programming Languages
1 228 (50.00%) Java
2 148 (32.46%) JavaScript
3 94 (20.61%) C#
4 63 (13.82%) SQL
5 36 (7.89%) Ruby
6 23 (5.04%) ES6
6 23 (5.04%) Groovy
7 21 (4.61%) ECMAScript
8 17 (3.73%) T-SQL
9 16 (3.51%) Python
10 15 (3.29%) Scala
11 13 (2.85%) PHP
12 6 (1.32%) C++
12 6 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.10%) C
13 5 (1.10%) Go
13 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.10%) XPath
14 4 (0.88%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.88%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 45 (9.87%) Degree
2 20 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.17%) ISEB
3 19 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (17.54%) QA
2 7 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.66%) WCAG
4 2 (0.44%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) WAI
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) PSD2
System Software
1 20 (4.39%) Docker
2 16 (3.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 11 (2.41%) HDFS
4 7 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.88%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.44%) Varnish
6 2 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (4.82%) Ansible
2 20 (4.39%) Puppet
3 19 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.29%) Hadoop YARN
5 13 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.10%) Terraform
7 4 (0.88%) Oozie
8 2 (0.44%) Consul
8 2 (0.44%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.44%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.44%) vRealize
9 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 29 (6.36%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.82%) HP
2 22 (4.82%) Twitter
3 20 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (4.17%) Oracle
5 16 (3.51%) New Relic
6 7 (1.54%) VMware
7 6 (1.32%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.32%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.88%) Adobe
9 4 (0.88%) MapR
9 4 (0.88%) Splunk
10 3 (0.66%) Talend
10 3 (0.66%) Zend
11 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.44%) Google
11 2 (0.44%) IBM
12 1 (0.22%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.22%) hybris