The table below looks at the statistics for TDD 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 TDD over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 19 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs citing TDD 5 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 4.39% 2.44% 4.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.10% 3.07% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 18
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£575 £615 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +11.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
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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
98 163 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 85.96% 79.51% 86.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 113 273
Average daily rate £450 £550 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing TDD 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 TDD.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Rackspace
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
3 4 (57.14%) Puppet
3 4 (57.14%) Scala
3 4 (57.14%) Ruby
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) WCF
5 2 (28.57%) WPF
5 2 (28.57%) LINQ
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
5 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Salt
5 2 (28.57%) MCollective
5 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (28.57%) Ansible
5 2 (28.57%) SOA
5 2 (28.57%) Mesos

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing TDD 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 TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) WCF
1 2 (28.57%) WPF
1 2 (28.57%) LINQ
1 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (28.57%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
5 1 (14.29%) ATDD
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Ruby
2 4 (57.14%) Scala
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) Python
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Puppet
2 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (28.57%) Ansible
2 2 (28.57%) Salt
2 2 (28.57%) Mesos
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Rackspace
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle