The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 56 89 135
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +46
Contract jobs citing BDD 194 151 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.29% 2.13% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 2.79% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 141 73
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4462 5414 5841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.65% 76.20% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3314 4055 4356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 95 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.30 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
London

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 25 July 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 25 July 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.

1 318 (81.75%) TDD
2 203 (52.19%) Java
3 178 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (39.85%) Scrum
5 121 (31.11%) JavaScript
6 100 (25.71%) C#
7 91 (23.39%) Cucumber
8 86 (22.11%) .NET
9 82 (21.08%) Web Services
9 82 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
10 79 (20.31%) E-Commerce
11 78 (20.05%) MVC
12 76 (19.54%) HTML
13 75 (19.28%) Selenium
14 74 (19.02%) Test Automation
14 74 (19.02%) SQL
15 68 (17.48%) OO
16 67 (17.22%) Finance
17 65 (16.71%) Ruby
18 64 (16.45%) CSS
18 64 (16.45%) jQuery
19 62 (15.94%) Spring
20 56 (14.40%) XML
21 53 (13.62%) QA
22 49 (12.60%) WebDriver
23 48 (12.34%) RESTful
24 47 (12.08%) HTML5
25 46 (11.83%) Git (software)
25 46 (11.83%) ASP.NET
26 45 (11.57%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 32 (8.23%) Node.js
2 18 (4.63%) CMS
3 7 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.29%) Drupal
5 5 (1.29%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.29%) Apache Pig
5 5 (1.29%) Mule
5 5 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.29%) Liferay
6 3 (0.77%) Kentico
6 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.51%) Apache
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.51%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.51%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 11 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) RMDS
2 3 (0.77%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.77%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.80%) GitHub
3 6 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.63%) HTTP
2 16 (4.11%) Internet
3 4 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.51%) SSL
5 1 (0.26%) SSH
5 1 (0.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 40 (10.28%) MongoDB
3 34 (8.74%) NoSQL
4 20 (5.14%) MySQL
4 20 (5.14%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.83%) Big Data
6 9 (2.31%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.54%) CouchDB
8 6 (1.54%) Redis
9 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.03%) RavenDB
10 4 (1.03%) HBase
10 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.77%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.77%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 91 (23.39%) Cucumber
2 75 (19.28%) Selenium
3 49 (12.60%) WebDriver
4 46 (11.83%) Git (software)
5 35 (9.00%) Jenkins
6 31 (7.97%) SpecFlow
7 30 (7.71%) JBehave
8 29 (7.46%) Jasmine
9 25 (6.43%) Calabash
9 25 (6.43%) Subversion
10 22 (5.66%) TeamCity
11 21 (5.40%) JUnit
12 19 (4.88%) Maven
13 17 (4.37%) JIRA
14 16 (4.11%) WATIR
14 16 (4.11%) Robotium
15 15 (3.86%) Hudson
15 15 (3.86%) Mockito
16 13 (3.34%) SoapUI
16 13 (3.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (17.22%) Finance
2 35 (9.00%) Banking
3 20 (5.14%) Retail
4 16 (4.11%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.11%) Front Office
5 11 (2.83%) Games
6 10 (2.57%) Back Office
7 9 (2.31%) Marketing
7 9 (2.31%) Advertising
8 7 (1.80%) Publishing
9 4 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.77%) Legal
10 3 (0.77%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 235 (60.41%) Developer
2 78 (20.05%) Java Developer
3 39 (10.03%) Tester
4 36 (9.25%) Analyst
5 30 (7.71%) .NET Developer
5 30 (7.71%) C# Developer
6 29 (7.46%) Senior Developer
7 26 (6.68%) Automation Tester
8 20 (5.14%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.11%) ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (3.86%) Test Engineer
10 15 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (3.60%) Test Analyst
12 13 (3.34%) PHP Developer
13 12 (3.08%) Software Engineer
14 11 (2.83%) iOS Developer
14 11 (2.83%) Scala Developer
15 10 (2.57%) Agile Java Developer
15 10 (2.57%) QA Engineer
16 9 (2.31%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (22.11%) .NET
2 82 (21.08%) Web Services
3 76 (19.54%) HTML
4 64 (16.45%) CSS
4 64 (16.45%) jQuery
5 62 (15.94%) Spring
6 56 (14.40%) XML
7 48 (12.34%) RESTful
8 47 (12.08%) HTML5
9 46 (11.83%) ASP.NET
10 45 (11.57%) REST
11 42 (10.80%) Hibernate
12 41 (10.54%) AngularJS
13 38 (9.77%) CSS3
13 38 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (9.51%) Ajax
14 37 (9.51%) JSON
15 32 (8.23%) SOAP
16 31 (7.97%) J2EE
17 30 (7.71%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.28%) Open Source
2 21 (5.40%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.57%) Derivative
5 9 (2.31%) Fixed Income
5 9 (2.31%) Online Games
6 7 (1.80%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (1.03%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.03%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.03%) Equities
10 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.77%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.51%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.71%) Apple iOS
2 28 (7.20%) Linux
3 22 (5.66%) Android
4 18 (4.63%) UNIX
5 11 (2.83%) Windows
6 3 (0.77%) AIX
6 3 (0.77%) Solaris
6 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (81.75%) TDD
2 178 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (39.85%) Scrum
4 82 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
5 79 (20.31%) E-Commerce
6 78 (20.05%) MVC
7 74 (19.02%) Test Automation
8 68 (17.48%) OO
9 36 (9.25%) Kanban
10 33 (8.48%) User Stories
11 30 (7.71%) Software Engineering
12 29 (7.46%) Extreme Programming
13 27 (6.94%) DevOps
14 26 (6.68%) Automated Testing
15 22 (5.66%) Pair Programming
15 22 (5.66%) Domain-Driven Design
16 19 (4.88%) Automation Testing
17 18 (4.63%) Test Scripting
18 16 (4.11%) UML
18 16 (4.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 203 (52.19%) Java
2 121 (31.11%) JavaScript
3 100 (25.71%) C#
4 74 (19.02%) SQL
5 65 (16.71%) Ruby
6 31 (7.97%) Python
6 31 (7.97%) Scala
7 26 (6.68%) Groovy
8 25 (6.43%) PHP
9 18 (4.63%) Objective-C
10 9 (2.31%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.06%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.29%) C++
13 5 (1.29%) XPath
13 5 (1.29%) PHP5
13 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.03%) Clojure
14 4 (1.03%) C
15 3 (0.77%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (3.60%) ISEB
2 11 (2.83%) Degree
3 8 (2.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.29%) CBAP
7 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (13.62%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.29%) HDFS
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.57%) Puppet
3 6 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.03%) Salt
5 3 (0.77%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.77%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.77%) Oozie
6 2 (0.51%) YUM
6 2 (0.51%) Control-M
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
7 1 (0.26%) WMI
7 1 (0.26%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.26%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 22 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.37%) Oracle
3 10 (2.57%) JBoss
4 7 (1.80%) Murex
4 7 (1.80%) Fidessa
4 7 (1.80%) Bloomberg
5 6 (1.54%) Adobe
5 6 (1.54%) Zend
5 6 (1.54%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.29%) Apple
6 5 (1.29%) Sybase
7 4 (1.03%) HP
7 4 (1.03%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.03%) Rackspace
8 3 (0.77%) Akamai
8 3 (0.77%) ION Trading
8 3 (0.77%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.51%) Informatica
9 2 (0.51%) Google
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