The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 50 98 117
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +19
Contract jobs citing BDD 202 137 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.42% 1.89% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 2.49% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 126 95
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £581 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4443 5510 5867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.32% 76.01% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3296 4117 4370
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 323 (81.16%) TDD
2 209 (52.51%) Java
3 171 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (38.94%) Scrum
5 125 (31.41%) JavaScript
6 109 (27.39%) C#
7 92 (23.12%) .NET
8 90 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
9 88 (22.11%) Cucumber
10 87 (21.86%) MVC
11 86 (21.61%) E-Commerce
12 82 (20.60%) HTML
12 82 (20.60%) Web Services
13 77 (19.35%) CSS
14 73 (18.34%) SQL
15 69 (17.34%) Test Automation
16 67 (16.83%) Selenium
16 67 (16.83%) OO
17 66 (16.58%) Spring
18 65 (16.33%) jQuery
19 62 (15.58%) Ruby
20 60 (15.08%) Finance
21 59 (14.82%) XML
21 59 (14.82%) QA
22 52 (13.07%) AngularJS
23 50 (12.56%) RESTful
24 48 (12.06%) HTML5
25 47 (11.81%) Git (software)
25 47 (11.81%) ASP.NET
26 45 (11.31%) SQL Server

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 35 (8.79%) Node.js
2 19 (4.77%) CMS
3 10 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.51%) Drupal
7 5 (1.26%) Liferay
7 5 (1.26%) Mule
8 3 (0.75%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.75%) Apache
8 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.26%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.51%) RMDS
2 5 (1.26%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (2.51%) GitHub
2 9 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) PaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.27%) HTTP
2 9 (2.26%) Internet
3 6 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.75%) Intranet
5 1 (0.25%) AMQP
5 1 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.80%) MongoDB
3 32 (8.04%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.77%) MySQL
4 19 (4.77%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.27%) Big Data
6 10 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.76%) Redis
7 7 (1.76%) CouchDB
7 7 (1.76%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.01%) RavenDB
9 4 (1.01%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.75%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.75%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 88 (22.11%) Cucumber
2 67 (16.83%) Selenium
3 47 (11.81%) Git (software)
4 44 (11.06%) WebDriver
5 37 (9.30%) Jenkins
6 34 (8.54%) SpecFlow
7 33 (8.29%) Jasmine
8 28 (7.04%) Subversion
9 26 (6.53%) JUnit
10 25 (6.28%) JBehave
11 24 (6.03%) TeamCity
11 24 (6.03%) Calabash
12 22 (5.53%) JIRA
13 21 (5.28%) Maven
14 17 (4.27%) Mockito
15 15 (3.77%) WATIR
15 15 (3.77%) Robotium
15 15 (3.77%) Hudson
16 13 (3.27%) Visual Studio
17 11 (2.76%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (15.08%) Finance
2 37 (9.30%) Banking
3 21 (5.28%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.02%) Front Office
5 15 (3.77%) Retail
6 13 (3.27%) Advertising
7 10 (2.51%) Games
8 9 (2.26%) Marketing
8 9 (2.26%) Publishing
8 9 (2.26%) Back Office
9 4 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.75%) Local Government
11 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 243 (61.06%) Developer
2 86 (21.61%) Java Developer
3 39 (9.80%) Analyst
4 35 (8.79%) Tester
5 33 (8.29%) Senior Developer
6 31 (7.79%) .NET Developer
7 27 (6.78%) C# Developer
8 25 (6.28%) Automation Tester
9 18 (4.52%) Business Analyst
10 17 (4.27%) Test Analyst
10 17 (4.27%) Test Engineer
10 17 (4.27%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (3.27%) Scala Developer
12 12 (3.02%) PHP Developer
12 12 (3.02%) Software Engineer
12 12 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (2.76%) iOS Developer
13 11 (2.76%) Front-End Developer
14 10 (2.51%) Agile Java Developer
14 10 (2.51%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (23.12%) .NET
2 82 (20.60%) HTML
2 82 (20.60%) Web Services
3 77 (19.35%) CSS
4 66 (16.58%) Spring
5 65 (16.33%) jQuery
6 59 (14.82%) XML
7 52 (13.07%) AngularJS
8 50 (12.56%) RESTful
9 48 (12.06%) HTML5
10 47 (11.81%) ASP.NET
11 45 (11.31%) Ajax
12 43 (10.80%) REST
13 41 (10.30%) Hibernate
14 40 (10.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 38 (9.55%) CSS3
16 35 (8.79%) JSON
17 31 (7.79%) J2EE
18 29 (7.29%) Spring MVC
18 29 (7.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.80%) Open Source
2 18 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.02%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.27%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.26%) Digital Media
6 9 (2.26%) Derivative
7 8 (2.01%) Online Games
8 6 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.01%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.75%) New Media
11 3 (0.75%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.75%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.50%) Equities
12 2 (0.50%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.29%) Linux
2 31 (7.79%) Apple iOS
3 23 (5.78%) Android
4 17 (4.27%) UNIX
5 15 (3.77%) Windows
6 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.75%) CentOS
7 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.75%) AIX
7 3 (0.75%) Solaris
7 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (81.16%) TDD
2 171 (42.96%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (38.94%) Scrum
4 90 (22.61%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (21.86%) MVC
6 86 (21.61%) E-Commerce
7 69 (17.34%) Test Automation
8 67 (16.83%) OO
9 39 (9.80%) Kanban
10 32 (8.04%) User Stories
10 32 (8.04%) Software Engineering
11 29 (7.29%) DevOps
12 27 (6.78%) Extreme Programming
13 26 (6.53%) Domain-Driven Design
14 25 (6.28%) Automated Testing
15 21 (5.28%) Test Scripting
15 21 (5.28%) Pair Programming
16 20 (5.03%) OOP
17 18 (4.52%) Automation Testing
18 16 (4.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 209 (52.51%) Java
2 125 (31.41%) JavaScript
3 109 (27.39%) C#
4 73 (18.34%) SQL
5 62 (15.58%) Ruby
6 33 (8.29%) Scala
7 32 (8.04%) Python
8 26 (6.53%) Groovy
9 23 (5.78%) PHP
10 16 (4.02%) Objective-C
11 11 (2.76%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.76%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.76%) C++
13 6 (1.51%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.26%) PHP5
15 4 (1.01%) Perl
15 4 (1.01%) C
15 4 (1.01%) XAML
15 4 (1.01%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 12 (3.02%) ISEB
1 12 (3.02%) Degree
2 9 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.26%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.50%) CBAP
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (14.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.75%) HDFS
2 1 (0.25%) vCloud
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (3.02%) Puppet
2 11 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.26%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.01%) Salt
5 3 (0.75%) Oozie
5 3 (0.75%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.50%) Control-M
6 2 (0.50%) YUM
6 2 (0.50%) logstash
7 1 (0.25%) Ansible
7 1 (0.25%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.25%) WMI
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (5.28%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.52%) Oracle
3 10 (2.51%) JBoss
4 8 (2.01%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.76%) Murex
5 7 (1.76%) Fidessa
5 7 (1.76%) Bloomberg
5 7 (1.76%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.51%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.51%) Adobe
6 6 (1.51%) Zend
7 5 (1.26%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.26%) Sybase
7 5 (1.26%) Apple
8 4 (1.01%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.75%) Akamai
9 3 (0.75%) Google
10 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) IBM
10 2 (0.50%) Informatica
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