The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Feature Driven Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Feature Driven Development over the 3 months to 29 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.

Feature Driven Development (FDD)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 627 613
Rank change year-on-year +49 -14  
Contract jobs citing Feature Driven Development 27 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.039% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.047% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 5
Median daily rate £475 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £380 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £585 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £380 £438
% change year-on-year +8.55% -13.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Feature Driven Development 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Feature Driven Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Feature Driven Development in the UK

Feature Driven Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Feature Driven Development.

Contractor daily rate trend for Feature Driven Development in the UK

Feature Driven Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Feature Driven Development over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Feature Driven Development in the UK

Feature Driven Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Feature Driven Development.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Feature Driven Development in the UK

Feature Driven Development
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Feature Driven Development within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +52 24 £475 -9.52% 4
London +32 10 £500 -11.11% 3
East of England - 7 £475 -
South East +19 5 £310 -18.42%
Surrey +3 5 £310 -
Luton - 5 £475 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £475 -
Guildford - 4 £290 -
Edinburgh - 3 £400 - 1
Scotland - 3 £400 - 1
Bristol - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £413 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Feature Driven Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Feature Driven Development.

1 36 (97.30%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (86.49%) TDD
3 22 (59.46%) Scrum
3 22 (59.46%) ATDD
4 19 (51.35%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (45.95%) Kanban
6 16 (43.24%) C#
7 14 (37.84%) BDD
7 14 (37.84%) Mentoring
8 13 (35.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (35.14%) User Stories
9 12 (32.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (32.43%) QA
9 12 (32.43%) TeamCity
10 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
11 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
11 10 (27.03%) SDET
12 9 (24.32%) API Testing
12 9 (24.32%) SpecFlow
12 9 (24.32%) Games
12 9 (24.32%) E-Commerce
13 8 (21.62%) Coaching
14 6 (16.22%) JIRA
14 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
14 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
15 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
15 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
16 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
16 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
16 4 (10.81%) REST

Feature Driven Development
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (2.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.70%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) PBX
2 1 (2.70%) SSL
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) TeamCity
2 9 (24.32%) SpecFlow
3 6 (16.22%) JIRA
4 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.81%) JUnit
5 4 (10.81%) TestNG
6 3 (8.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.41%) Bugzilla
7 2 (5.41%) FogBugz
7 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.41%) Hudson
7 2 (5.41%) JBehave
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium
7 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.70%) Maven
8 1 (2.70%) Xcode
General
1 9 (24.32%) Games
2 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Scrum Master
2 7 (18.92%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Test Automation Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Test Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Agile Scrum Master
3 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Xamarin Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Coach
6 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) REST
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.11%) Velocity
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) Backbone.js
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
3 2 (5.41%) JSON
3 2 (5.41%) Node.js
3 2 (5.41%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) Ajax
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) OAuth
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) SAML
4 1 (2.70%) WebRTC
4 1 (2.70%) XACML
4 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (97.30%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (86.49%) TDD
3 22 (59.46%) ATDD
3 22 (59.46%) Scrum
4 19 (51.35%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (45.95%) Kanban
6 14 (37.84%) BDD
6 14 (37.84%) Mentoring
7 13 (35.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (35.14%) User Stories
8 12 (32.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
10 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
11 9 (24.32%) API Testing
11 9 (24.32%) E-Commerce
12 8 (21.62%) Coaching
13 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
14 4 (10.81%) DevOps
15 3 (8.11%) Performance Metrics
16 2 (5.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.81%) Perl
2 4 (10.81%) Python
2 4 (10.81%) Ruby
3 3 (8.11%) C
4 1 (2.70%) Apple Swift
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) ISEB
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) QA
2 10 (27.03%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Xamarin
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) BroadSoft
4 1 (2.70%) ForgeRock