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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
London / City of London
Rank 31 40 60
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Contract jobs citing BDD 165 136 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.59% 4.26% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.60% 4.91% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 120 152
Median daily rate £500 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £362 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
2501 2769 4247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.75% 86.75% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1984 2201 3314
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for BDD.

1 335 (92.80%) TDD
2 330 (91.41%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (57.62%) Java
4 136 (37.67%) Scrum
5 135 (37.40%) JavaScript
6 100 (27.70%) HTML
7 89 (24.65%) Pair Programming
8 88 (24.38%) DevOps
9 85 (23.55%) Microservices
9 85 (23.55%) AngularJS
10 79 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (21.33%) CSS
12 76 (21.05%) Jenkins
13 75 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
14 72 (19.94%) Node.js
15 71 (19.67%) Git (software)
16 69 (19.11%) Kanban
17 68 (18.84%) C#
18 66 (18.28%) HTML5
19 63 (17.45%) Scala
19 63 (17.45%) SQL
20 61 (16.90%) MongoDB
21 60 (16.62%) Kafka
22 59 (16.34%) .NET
22 59 (16.34%) MVC
23 57 (15.79%) Finance
24 55 (15.24%) Web Services
24 55 (15.24%) OO
24 55 (15.24%) Software Engineering
25 53 (14.68%) REST

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 19 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.88%) Confluence
3 8 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.94%) Jetty
4 7 (1.94%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.66%) Apache
5 6 (1.66%) Mule
6 4 (1.11%) Drupal
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.83%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.55%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.28%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.28%) JBoss
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Endur
1 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 75 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.49%) GitHub
4 5 (1.39%) Slack
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.55%) IaaS
5 2 (0.55%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (13.57%) HTTP
2 30 (8.31%) MQTT
2 30 (8.31%) RTSP
3 2 (0.55%) Internet
3 2 (0.55%) VPN
4 1 (0.28%) DMZ
4 1 (0.28%) FTP
4 1 (0.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (16.90%) MongoDB
2 43 (11.91%) NoSQL
3 39 (10.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 27 (7.48%) SQL Server
5 24 (6.65%) Big Data
6 14 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.60%) Neo4j
8 11 (3.05%) MySQL
9 10 (2.77%) HBase
10 8 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.66%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.11%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.11%) RavenDB
13 4 (1.11%) Spark SQL
14 3 (0.83%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.83%) Redis
14 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 71 (19.67%) Git (software)
3 50 (13.85%) Selenium
4 41 (11.36%) WebDriver
5 40 (11.08%) Cucumber
6 38 (10.53%) JIRA
7 24 (6.65%) Subversion
8 21 (5.82%) Mockito
9 20 (5.54%) Maven
10 18 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (4.71%) JUnit
12 16 (4.43%) IntelliJ
13 15 (4.16%) SpecFlow
14 14 (3.88%) Grunt
15 13 (3.60%) TeamCity
16 12 (3.32%) Bower
16 12 (3.32%) gulp
16 12 (3.32%) Moq
17 11 (3.05%) Jasmine
18 10 (2.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (15.79%) Finance
2 30 (8.31%) Banking
3 10 (2.77%) Front Office
4 9 (2.49%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.22%) Advertising
5 8 (2.22%) Marketing
6 7 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.66%) Publishing
8 5 (1.39%) Back Office
8 5 (1.39%) Retail
9 4 (1.11%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 261 (72.30%) Developer
2 136 (37.67%) Java Developer
3 85 (23.55%) Senior Developer
4 60 (16.62%) Senior Java Developer
5 43 (11.91%) Agile Developer
6 42 (11.63%) Full Stack Developer
7 38 (10.53%) Scala Developer
8 32 (8.86%) Agile Java Developer
9 22 (6.09%) Senior Agile Developer
10 21 (5.82%) Angular Developer
11 20 (5.54%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 18 (4.99%) Developer in Test
13 17 (4.71%) .NET Developer
14 16 (4.43%) AWS Developer
14 16 (4.43%) C# Developer
14 16 (4.43%) Software Developer
15 15 (4.16%) Node.js Developer
16 14 (3.88%) HTML Developer
16 14 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
17 13 (3.60%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (27.70%) HTML
2 85 (23.55%) AngularJS
3 77 (21.33%) CSS
4 72 (19.94%) Node.js
5 66 (18.28%) HTML5
6 60 (16.62%) Kafka
7 59 (16.34%) .NET
8 55 (15.24%) Web Services
9 53 (14.68%) REST
10 49 (13.57%) JSON
11 47 (13.02%) React
12 41 (11.36%) Spring
13 39 (10.80%) RESTful
14 33 (9.14%) Protocol Buffers
15 30 (8.31%) CSS3
16 27 (7.48%) ASP.NET
17 26 (7.20%) Dropwizard
18 24 (6.65%) RabbitMQ
19 23 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
20 22 (6.09%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.53%) Public Cloud
2 30 (8.31%) Video on Demand
3 19 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (5.26%) User Experience
4 18 (4.99%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.71%) Fintech
6 15 (4.16%) Streaming Video
7 8 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.94%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.66%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.66%) Derivative
10 5 (1.39%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 3 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (0.83%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.83%) Life Science
12 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.97%) Linux
2 20 (5.54%) Unix
3 19 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 18 (4.99%) Android
5 9 (2.49%) Mac OS X
5 9 (2.49%) Windows
6 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (92.80%) TDD
2 330 (91.41%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (37.67%) Scrum
4 89 (24.65%) Pair Programming
5 88 (24.38%) DevOps
6 85 (23.55%) Microservices
7 79 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (19.11%) Kanban
9 59 (16.34%) MVC
10 55 (15.24%) OO
10 55 (15.24%) Software Engineering
11 41 (11.36%) High Availability
12 36 (9.97%) E-Commerce
13 35 (9.70%) Automated Testing
14 33 (9.14%) OOP
15 32 (8.86%) Refactoring
16 31 (8.59%) Unit Testing
17 29 (8.03%) SOLID
18 27 (7.48%) Front End Development
18 27 (7.48%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 208 (57.62%) Java
2 135 (37.40%) JavaScript
3 68 (18.84%) C#
4 63 (17.45%) Scala
4 63 (17.45%) SQL
5 40 (11.08%) Python
6 36 (9.97%) C
7 22 (6.09%) PHP
8 14 (3.88%) Ruby
9 13 (3.60%) ES6
10 10 (2.77%) Groovy
10 10 (2.77%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.39%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.39%) C++
13 5 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.11%) Go
14 4 (1.11%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.83%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 17 (4.71%) Degree
2 6 (1.66%) SC Cleared
2 6 (1.66%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.39%) ISEB
4 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.19%) QA
2 6 (1.66%) SDET
3 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) WAI
3 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (9.42%) Docker
2 8 (2.22%) HDFS
3 6 (1.66%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.05%) Puppet
2 5 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.11%) Ansible
3 4 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) Marathon
4 1 (0.28%) Mesos
4 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (5.54%) Oracle
2 15 (4.16%) New Relic
3 12 (3.32%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.22%) Zend
5 4 (1.11%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.11%) SAP
6 3 (0.83%) Splunk
7 2 (0.55%) Apple
7 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.55%) Google
7 2 (0.55%) Solace
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe
8 1 (0.28%) Apigee
8 1 (0.28%) ATG
8 1 (0.28%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.28%) HP
8 1 (0.28%) IBM
8 1 (0.28%) PayPal
8 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.28%) Xamarin
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