The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 19 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.65% 0.92% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 1.13% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£575 £484 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.80% +7.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 177 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 87.61% 81.19% 82.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 132 237
Average daily rate £450 £485 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £336 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -14.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Canary Wharf region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Scala
2 5 (83.33%) Puppet
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
2 5 (83.33%) Rackspace
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
3 4 (66.67%) Salt
3 4 (66.67%) MCollective
3 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) ATDD
5 1 (16.67%) Ansible
5 1 (16.67%) Big Data
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Back Office
5 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (16.67%) OO

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) ATDD
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Scala
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Puppet
2 4 (66.67%) Salt
2 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Rackspace
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle