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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 640 628
Rank change year-on-year +47 -12  
Contract jobs citing Feature Driven Development 17 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.020% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.025% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 11
Median daily rate £475 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -22.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99202 112242 99576
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £284 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3122 2959 3052
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Feature Driven Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Feature Driven Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 28 June 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 6 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 28 June 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 +41 14 £500 +25.00% 1
London +18 11 £488 +21.87% 1
UK excluding London +36 6 £425 +6.25%
Scotland +36 3 £398 -20.50%
South East +23 2 - -
North of England - 1 £558 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 42 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (88.89%) TDD
3 29 (64.44%) Scrum
4 28 (62.22%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (57.78%) ATDD
6 25 (55.56%) Test Automation
7 23 (51.11%) Kanban
8 19 (42.22%) BDD
8 19 (42.22%) User Stories
9 17 (37.78%) Mentoring
10 14 (31.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (28.89%) QA
11 13 (28.89%) C#
11 13 (28.89%) Java
11 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
12 12 (26.67%) Games
13 10 (22.22%) Web Services
13 10 (22.22%) JIRA
13 10 (22.22%) Defect Management
13 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
14 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 8 (17.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (17.78%) Coaching
16 7 (15.56%) DevOps
16 7 (15.56%) YourKit
16 7 (15.56%) Performance Monitoring
16 7 (15.56%) SDET
16 7 (15.56%) Graphite
16 7 (15.56%) HP SiteScope

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 7 (15.56%) Apache
1 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) HTTP
1 7 (15.56%) LDAP
2 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (15.56%) MySQL
3 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 10 (22.22%) JIRA
2 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (17.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (15.56%) Bitbucket
4 7 (15.56%) Fiddler
4 7 (15.56%) JMeter
4 7 (15.56%) Log4j
4 7 (15.56%) TeamCity
4 7 (15.56%) YourKit
5 6 (13.33%) Gatling
5 6 (13.33%) Hudson
5 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
5 6 (13.33%) LoadUI
5 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.67%) JUnit
7 3 (6.67%) TestNG
7 3 (6.67%) WebPagetest
General
1 12 (26.67%) Games
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.89%) Finance
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Scrum Master
2 7 (15.56%) Developer
3 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Agile Scrum Master
4 5 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Coach
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Developer
6 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) Web Services
2 7 (15.56%) Ajax
2 7 (15.56%) HTML
2 7 (15.56%) ODBC
2 7 (15.56%) Velocity
3 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.44%) Backbone.js
4 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 2 (4.44%) ELMAH
4 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.44%) J2EE
4 2 (4.44%) Node.js
4 2 (4.44%) POCO
4 2 (4.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Linux
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (88.89%) TDD
3 29 (64.44%) Scrum
4 28 (62.22%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (57.78%) ATDD
6 25 (55.56%) Test Automation
7 23 (51.11%) Kanban
8 19 (42.22%) BDD
8 19 (42.22%) User Stories
9 17 (37.78%) Mentoring
10 14 (31.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (22.22%) Defect Management
13 8 (17.78%) Coaching
14 7 (15.56%) DevOps
14 7 (15.56%) Performance Monitoring
14 7 (15.56%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (15.56%) SDET
15 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
15 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) C#
1 13 (28.89%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (6.67%) C
4 3 (6.67%) Groovy
4 3 (6.67%) Perl
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) Scala
5 2 (4.44%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Grafana
1 7 (15.56%) Graphite
1 7 (15.56%) HP SiteScope
1 7 (15.56%) Nagios
1 7 (15.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Dynatrace
1 7 (15.56%) HP
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) SOASTA, Inc
3 3 (6.67%) Xamarin
4 2 (4.44%) ForgeRock
4 2 (4.44%) SAP