Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 22 January 2019 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)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 39 33
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 72 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 15.13% 2.04% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.70% 2.46% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 6 17
Southampton median daily rate £513 £356 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.86% -25.00% +46.15%
10th Percentile £423 £313 £373
90th Percentile £538 £472 £513
Hampshire median daily rate £513 £381 £475
% change year-on-year +34.43% -19.74% +28.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 385 366 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 80.88% 82.81% 76.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 225 239
Southampton median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £304 £268 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £559
Hampshire median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 34
Southampton median hourly rate £15.00 £44.56 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.34% +212.68% -51.02%
10th Percentile £10.00 £14.72 £10.43
90th Percentile £28.75 £51.02 £38.83
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.40 £30.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +11.33% +6.19% -19.29%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Southampton

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Southampton

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Southampton over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for BDD.

1 62 (86.11%) TDD
2 47 (65.28%) Java
2 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (62.50%) Spring
3 45 (62.50%) MongoDB
3 45 (62.50%) Hibernate
3 45 (62.50%) NoSQL
3 45 (62.50%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (44.44%) Git (software)
5 31 (43.06%) RESTful
5 31 (43.06%) Scala
5 31 (43.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 31 (43.06%) Maven
5 31 (43.06%) Spring MVC
5 31 (43.06%) Games
5 31 (43.06%) MVC
5 31 (43.06%) Web Services
5 31 (43.06%) MQSeries
5 31 (43.06%) JMS
5 31 (43.06%) Java 9
5 31 (43.06%) Java 8
5 31 (43.06%) REST
5 31 (43.06%) Couchbase
5 31 (43.06%) Jenkins
5 31 (43.06%) Play Framework
5 31 (43.06%) Docker
5 31 (43.06%) Microservices
5 31 (43.06%) Spring Boot
6 20 (27.78%) C#
7 17 (23.61%) Software Engineering

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 31 (43.06%) MQSeries
2 14 (19.44%) JBoss
2 14 (19.44%) Jetty
2 14 (19.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (12.50%) Serverless
4 2 (2.78%) PaaS
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Functions
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (62.50%) MongoDB
1 45 (62.50%) NoSQL
2 31 (43.06%) Apache Cassandra
2 31 (43.06%) Couchbase
3 14 (19.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.39%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 32 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 31 (43.06%) Jenkins
2 31 (43.06%) Maven
3 10 (13.89%) Selenium
4 9 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 7 (9.72%) JMeter
5 7 (9.72%) MSTest
5 7 (9.72%) NUnit
5 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (9.72%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.39%) JIRA
7 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (43.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 63 (87.50%) Developer
2 45 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.28%) C# Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Backend Developer
5 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) .NET Developer
6 2 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (2.78%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.39%) Android Developer
7 1 (1.39%) React Developer
7 1 (1.39%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (1.39%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (1.39%) Senior React Developer
7 1 (1.39%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (1.39%) Tester
7 1 (1.39%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (62.50%) Hibernate
1 45 (62.50%) Spring
2 31 (43.06%) JMS
2 31 (43.06%) Play Framework
2 31 (43.06%) REST
2 31 (43.06%) RESTful
2 31 (43.06%) Spring Boot
2 31 (43.06%) Spring MVC
2 31 (43.06%) Web Services
3 9 (12.50%) React
4 7 (9.72%) JSON
5 5 (6.94%) CSS
5 5 (6.94%) HTML
5 5 (6.94%) HTML5
6 3 (4.17%) .NET
7 2 (2.78%) CSS3
8 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.39%) LESS
8 1 (1.39%) Node.js
8 1 (1.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 45 (62.50%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (9.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.39%) Android
1 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (86.11%) TDD
2 47 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (43.06%) Microservices
3 31 (43.06%) MVC
4 17 (23.61%) Software Engineering
5 14 (19.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 14 (19.44%) Multithreading
6 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.72%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 4 (5.56%) Test Strategy
9 3 (4.17%) OO
9 3 (4.17%) OOP
10 2 (2.78%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.78%) Software Testing
10 2 (2.78%) SOLID
10 2 (2.78%) User Stories
10 2 (2.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (65.28%) Java
2 31 (43.06%) Java 8
2 31 (43.06%) Java 9
2 31 (43.06%) Scala
3 20 (27.78%) C#
4 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.39%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.39%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 31 (43.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) Ansible
1 14 (19.44%) Cobbler
1 14 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (19.44%) Puppet