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 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 59 92 115
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +23
Contract jobs citing BDD 188 150 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.19% 2.08% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 2.72% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 131 97
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 £338 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £560
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%
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
4478 5509 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.07% 76.51% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3363 4079 4310
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 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 93
Average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 342 (86.58%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (81.01%) TDD
3 202 (51.14%) Java
4 156 (39.49%) Scrum
5 130 (32.91%) JavaScript
6 106 (26.84%) C#
7 97 (24.56%) .NET
8 87 (22.03%) MVC
8 87 (22.03%) E-Commerce
9 83 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (21.01%) Cucumber
10 82 (20.76%) Web Services
11 78 (19.75%) HTML
12 73 (18.48%) CSS
13 71 (17.97%) SQL
14 70 (17.72%) Spring
15 63 (15.95%) OO
15 63 (15.95%) jQuery
16 60 (15.19%) Finance
17 59 (14.94%) XML
18 58 (14.68%) Ruby
18 58 (14.68%) Test Automation
18 58 (14.68%) AngularJS
19 57 (14.43%) QA
20 54 (13.67%) Selenium
21 47 (11.90%) Ajax
21 47 (11.90%) ASP.NET
22 46 (11.65%) HTML5
23 45 (11.39%) SQL Server
24 44 (11.14%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 37 (9.37%) Node.js
2 18 (4.56%) CMS
3 11 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.77%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (1.77%) Drupal
5 6 (1.52%) Mule
6 5 (1.27%) Liferay
7 4 (1.01%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (0.76%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.76%) Apache
9 2 (0.51%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.77%) RMDS
2 6 (1.52%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.25%) Endur
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.03%) GitHub
3 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.78%) HTTP
2 8 (2.03%) Internet
3 7 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.76%) Intranet
5 1 (0.25%) SSH
5 1 (0.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.62%) MongoDB
3 30 (7.59%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.30%) MySQL
4 17 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.29%) Big Data
6 9 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.77%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.77%) Redis
9 6 (1.52%) CouchDB
10 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.01%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.01%) RavenDB
11 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.76%) OLAP
12 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.76%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 83 (21.01%) Cucumber
2 54 (13.67%) Selenium
3 37 (9.37%) Git (software)
4 35 (8.86%) SpecFlow
5 33 (8.35%) Jasmine
5 33 (8.35%) WebDriver
6 29 (7.34%) Jenkins
7 27 (6.84%) Subversion
8 25 (6.33%) JUnit
9 23 (5.82%) JBehave
9 23 (5.82%) JIRA
10 21 (5.32%) Maven
10 21 (5.32%) TeamCity
11 20 (5.06%) Calabash
12 17 (4.30%) Mockito
13 14 (3.54%) WATIR
14 13 (3.29%) Robotium
15 12 (3.04%) Visual Studio
16 10 (2.53%) eggPlant
16 10 (2.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 60 (15.19%) Finance
2 36 (9.11%) Banking
3 22 (5.57%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.81%) Front Office
5 15 (3.80%) Retail
6 13 (3.29%) Advertising
7 11 (2.78%) Games
8 9 (2.28%) Publishing
8 9 (2.28%) Back Office
9 7 (1.77%) Marketing
10 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.76%) Local Government
12 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.25%) Law
13 1 (0.25%) Legal
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 251 (63.54%) Developer
2 88 (22.28%) Java Developer
3 39 (9.87%) Analyst
4 38 (9.62%) Senior Developer
5 33 (8.35%) C# Developer
6 31 (7.85%) .NET Developer
7 26 (6.58%) Tester
8 21 (5.32%) Automation Tester
9 18 (4.56%) Test Analyst
10 17 (4.30%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.80%) ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (3.80%) Test Engineer
11 15 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (3.29%) Scala Developer
13 12 (3.04%) PHP Developer
14 11 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
15 10 (2.53%) iOS Developer
15 10 (2.53%) Front-End Developer
15 10 (2.53%) Agile Java Developer
16 9 (2.28%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (24.56%) .NET
2 82 (20.76%) Web Services
3 78 (19.75%) HTML
4 73 (18.48%) CSS
5 70 (17.72%) Spring
6 63 (15.95%) jQuery
7 59 (14.94%) XML
8 58 (14.68%) AngularJS
9 47 (11.90%) Ajax
9 47 (11.90%) ASP.NET
10 46 (11.65%) HTML5
11 44 (11.14%) REST
12 43 (10.89%) RESTful
13 42 (10.63%) Hibernate
14 39 (9.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (8.61%) J2EE
16 32 (8.10%) JSON
16 32 (8.10%) CSS3
17 30 (7.59%) .NET Framework
18 29 (7.34%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.38%) Open Source
2 21 (5.32%) Computer Science
2 21 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (3.29%) Fixed Income
5 13 (3.29%) User Experience
6 10 (2.53%) Digital Media
7 9 (2.28%) Online Games
8 8 (2.03%) Derivative
9 6 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.76%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.76%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.76%) Equities
11 3 (0.76%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.76%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.76%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.09%) Linux
2 25 (6.33%) Apple iOS
3 19 (4.81%) Android
4 18 (4.56%) UNIX
5 17 (4.30%) Windows
6 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.76%) AIX
7 3 (0.76%) Solaris
7 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.76%) CentOS
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.25%) Debian
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (86.58%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (81.01%) TDD
3 156 (39.49%) Scrum
4 87 (22.03%) MVC
4 87 (22.03%) E-Commerce
5 83 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (15.95%) OO
7 58 (14.68%) Test Automation
8 44 (11.14%) Kanban
9 34 (8.61%) User Stories
10 31 (7.85%) Software Engineering
11 28 (7.09%) DevOps
12 27 (6.84%) Automated Testing
12 27 (6.84%) Extreme Programming
12 27 (6.84%) Domain-Driven Design
13 23 (5.82%) OOP
14 21 (5.32%) Automation Testing
15 18 (4.56%) Test Scripting
15 18 (4.56%) Pair Programming
16 17 (4.30%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 202 (51.14%) Java
2 130 (32.91%) JavaScript
3 106 (26.84%) C#
4 71 (17.97%) SQL
5 58 (14.68%) Ruby
6 33 (8.35%) Scala
7 27 (6.84%) Python
8 23 (5.82%) PHP
9 18 (4.56%) Groovy
10 14 (3.54%) Objective-C
11 11 (2.78%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.03%) C++
13 7 (1.77%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.77%) XAML
14 6 (1.52%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.27%) C
15 5 (1.27%) PHP5
16 4 (1.01%) Clojure
17 3 (0.76%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (4.05%) Degree
2 12 (3.04%) ISEB
3 9 (2.28%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.25%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (14.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.76%) HDFS
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (3.29%) Puppet
2 12 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.27%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.01%) Salt
5 3 (0.76%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.76%) Oozie
5 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.51%) YUM
6 2 (0.51%) Control-M
6 2 (0.51%) Ansible
6 2 (0.51%) logstash
7 1 (0.25%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
7 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (5.32%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.05%) Oracle
3 11 (2.78%) JBoss
4 8 (2.03%) Sitecore
4 8 (2.03%) TIBCO
5 7 (1.77%) Murex
5 7 (1.77%) Fidessa
5 7 (1.77%) Bloomberg
6 6 (1.52%) Zend
6 6 (1.52%) ION Trading
6 6 (1.52%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.27%) Adobe
7 5 (1.27%) Sybase
8 4 (1.01%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.01%) Apple
9 3 (0.76%) Google
9 3 (0.76%) Akamai
10 2 (0.51%) Splunk
10 2 (0.51%) hybris
10 2 (0.51%) Informatica
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