The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 42 37 49
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12  
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 34 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.33% 5.81% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 6.72% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 1
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £47.00 -
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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 469 506 324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 84.20% 86.50% 74.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 351 220
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.15 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +91.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in South Wales

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in South Wales over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in South Wales

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BDD in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BDD in South Wales

BDD
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 22 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
Cardiff +6 7 £350 -9.67% 1
Newport -10 6 £450 - 1
BDD
Wales

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for BDD.

1 53 (100.00%) TDD
2 49 (92.45%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (62.26%) Scrum
3 33 (62.26%) Java
4 31 (58.49%) Kanban
5 20 (37.74%) DevOps
6 15 (28.30%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (28.30%) RESTful
6 15 (28.30%) NoSQL
6 15 (28.30%) Python
7 14 (26.42%) Open Source
7 14 (26.42%) OWASP
7 14 (26.42%) Web Development
7 14 (26.42%) JSON
7 14 (26.42%) Secure Coding
8 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
8 13 (24.53%) Scala
8 13 (24.53%) HTTP
8 13 (24.53%) HTML
9 12 (22.64%) CSS
10 11 (20.75%) Software Engineering
11 10 (18.87%) Web Services
11 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
12 9 (16.98%) Jenkins
12 9 (16.98%) AngularJS
12 9 (16.98%) REST
13 8 (15.09%) Linux
13 8 (15.09%) Hadoop
13 8 (15.09%) MongoDB
13 8 (15.09%) PaaS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 15 (28.30%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (11.32%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.66%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (3.77%) Confluence
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) PaaS
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) NoSQL
2 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
3 8 (15.09%) Hadoop
3 8 (15.09%) MongoDB
4 7 (13.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (5.66%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (5.66%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.89%) Big Data
6 1 (1.89%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.89%) HBase
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.66%) JUnit
4 3 (5.66%) Selenium
5 2 (3.77%) DbUnit
5 2 (3.77%) JIRA
5 2 (3.77%) jMock
5 2 (3.77%) Maven
5 2 (3.77%) Mockito
5 2 (3.77%) SonarQube
5 2 (3.77%) Subversion
6 1 (1.89%) Babel
6 1 (1.89%) gulp
6 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.89%) MbUnit
6 1 (1.89%) MSTest
6 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.89%) webpack
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Marketing
3 3 (5.66%) Electronics
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (79.25%) Developer
2 15 (28.30%) Java Developer
3 11 (20.75%) Scala Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Agile Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Software Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Agile Java Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Elasticsearch Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.66%) Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.77%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Java Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) RESTful
2 14 (26.42%) JSON
3 13 (24.53%) HTML
4 12 (22.64%) CSS
5 10 (18.87%) Web Services
6 9 (16.98%) AngularJS
6 9 (16.98%) REST
7 7 (13.21%) Node.js
8 6 (11.32%) CSS3
8 6 (11.32%) HTML5
9 5 (9.43%) jQuery
10 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (5.66%) Spring
11 3 (5.66%) Swagger
12 2 (3.77%) .NET
12 2 (3.77%) J2EE
12 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (3.77%) PowerMock
12 2 (3.77%) Sass
12 2 (3.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.66%) User Experience
4 2 (3.77%) W3C
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) TDD
2 49 (92.45%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (62.26%) Scrum
4 31 (58.49%) Kanban
5 20 (37.74%) DevOps
6 14 (26.42%) Open Source
6 14 (26.42%) OWASP
6 14 (26.42%) Secure Coding
6 14 (26.42%) Web Development
7 11 (20.75%) Software Engineering
8 7 (13.21%) API Development
8 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (13.21%) High Availability
9 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (9.43%) API Design
10 5 (9.43%) Front End Development
10 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
10 5 (9.43%) Microservices
11 4 (7.55%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (7.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (62.26%) Java
2 15 (28.30%) Python
3 13 (24.53%) Scala
4 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.32%) Go
6 5 (9.43%) Ruby
7 2 (3.77%) SQL
8 1 (1.89%) C#
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) WAI
1 2 (3.77%) WCAG
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) SAP
2 5 (9.43%) Cloudera
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) Teradata
4 1 (1.89%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.89%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.89%) HP
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