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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 40 52 100
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +48
Contract jobs citing BDD 213 202 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.95% 3.42% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.92% 4.43% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 175 126
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £339 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £600 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
4333 4563 5651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.42% 77.35% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3384 4203
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015, 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.

1 338 (88.02%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (82.55%) TDD
3 168 (43.75%) C#
4 160 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 150 (39.06%) Java
6 142 (36.98%) HTML
7 138 (35.94%) Scrum
8 127 (33.07%) .NET
9 104 (27.08%) MVC
10 98 (25.52%) Finance
11 95 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (24.74%) AngularJS
12 83 (21.61%) HTML5
13 78 (20.31%) Web Services
14 77 (20.05%) CSS
15 72 (18.75%) Cucumber
16 69 (17.97%) OO
16 69 (17.97%) REST
17 67 (17.45%) Git (software)
18 65 (16.93%) ASP.NET
19 64 (16.67%) jQuery
20 59 (15.36%) Spring
20 59 (15.36%) Selenium
20 59 (15.36%) ASP.NET MVC
21 58 (15.10%) SQL Server
22 55 (14.32%) SpecFlow
23 54 (14.06%) Jenkins
24 53 (13.80%) Jasmine
24 53 (13.80%) SQL
24 53 (13.80%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 39 (10.16%) Node.js
2 15 (3.91%) CMS
3 14 (3.65%) Apache Spark
4 13 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.60%) Jetty
6 9 (2.34%) Umbraco
6 9 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (2.34%) JBoss
7 8 (2.08%) Kentico
8 7 (1.82%) NServiceBus
9 5 (1.30%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.04%) Apache
10 4 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.78%) IIS
11 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.78%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.78%) WordPress
12 2 (0.52%) Confluence
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.86%) MS Office
2 6 (1.56%) Mingle
3 2 (0.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Endur
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (1.04%) GitHub
4 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.78%) SaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.26%) Office 365
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.38%) HTTP
2 9 (2.34%) Internet
3 3 (0.78%) NFC
4 2 (0.52%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.26%) AMQP
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.85%) MongoDB
3 25 (6.51%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.95%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.95%) Hadoop
5 18 (4.69%) Big Data
6 17 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (3.13%) HBase
10 10 (2.60%) Neo4j
11 8 (2.08%) MySQL
12 6 (1.56%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.56%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.30%) Impala
14 4 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (1.04%) OLAP
15 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 72 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 67 (17.45%) Git (software)
3 59 (15.36%) Selenium
4 55 (14.32%) SpecFlow
5 54 (14.06%) Jenkins
6 53 (13.80%) Jasmine
7 42 (10.94%) Subversion
8 41 (10.68%) WebDriver
9 31 (8.07%) JUnit
10 29 (7.55%) Maven
11 27 (7.03%) JIRA
11 27 (7.03%) TeamCity
12 22 (5.73%) Karma Test Runner
13 19 (4.95%) NUnit
14 17 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (3.91%) Mockito
16 14 (3.65%) RSpec
17 12 (3.13%) WATIR
17 12 (3.13%) JMeter
18 11 (2.86%) Capybara
General
1 98 (25.52%) Finance
2 38 (9.90%) Banking
3 20 (5.21%) Front Office
4 15 (3.91%) Retail
5 10 (2.60%) Publishing
5 10 (2.60%) Games
6 8 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.82%) Back Office
8 5 (1.30%) Advertising
9 4 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.52%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 272 (70.83%) Developer
2 71 (18.49%) C# Developer
3 67 (17.45%) Senior Developer
4 62 (16.15%) Java Developer
5 45 (11.72%) .NET Developer
6 38 (9.90%) Senior C# Developer
7 25 (6.51%) Architect
8 21 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (5.21%) Agile Java Developer
9 20 (5.21%) Tester
10 16 (4.17%) Lead Developer
11 15 (3.91%) Senior .NET Developer
12 14 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
12 14 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (3.39%) Scala Developer
13 13 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (3.13%) AWS Developer
14 12 (3.13%) Analyst
15 11 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
16 10 (2.60%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (36.98%) HTML
2 127 (33.07%) .NET
3 95 (24.74%) AngularJS
4 83 (21.61%) HTML5
5 78 (20.31%) Web Services
6 77 (20.05%) CSS
7 69 (17.97%) REST
8 65 (16.93%) ASP.NET
9 64 (16.67%) jQuery
10 59 (15.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 59 (15.36%) Spring
11 51 (13.28%) RESTful
12 38 (9.90%) .NET Framework
13 36 (9.38%) Hibernate
13 36 (9.38%) CSS3
14 30 (7.81%) Backbone.js
15 28 (7.29%) WCF
15 28 (7.29%) J2EE
16 27 (7.03%) WPF
17 26 (6.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.07%) Mobile App
2 22 (5.73%) Derivative
3 21 (5.47%) User Experience
4 14 (3.65%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (2.34%) Equities
5 9 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.82%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.56%) Market Risk
8 6 (1.56%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.04%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
10 4 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.78%) Kindle
12 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.52%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.52%) Replication
12 2 (0.52%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.51%) Android
2 23 (5.99%) UNIX
3 22 (5.73%) Apple iOS
4 18 (4.69%) Linux
5 11 (2.86%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.34%) Windows
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (88.02%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (82.55%) TDD
3 138 (35.94%) Scrum
4 104 (27.08%) MVC
5 95 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (17.97%) OO
7 53 (13.80%) Software Engineering
8 45 (11.72%) Test Automation
9 37 (9.64%) Pair Programming
10 35 (9.11%) SOA
11 34 (8.85%) Multithreading
11 34 (8.85%) Mentoring
12 33 (8.59%) DevOps
12 33 (8.59%) Responsive Web Design
12 33 (8.59%) E-Commerce
13 30 (7.81%) Kanban
14 28 (7.29%) Automated Testing
15 27 (7.03%) Unit Testing
16 24 (6.25%) OOD
17 23 (5.99%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 168 (43.75%) C#
2 160 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 150 (39.06%) Java
4 53 (13.80%) SQL
5 51 (13.28%) Ruby
6 36 (9.38%) Scala
7 20 (5.21%) PHP
8 19 (4.95%) Python
9 18 (4.69%) Groovy
10 6 (1.56%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.04%) C
12 4 (1.04%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.04%) Go
12 4 (1.04%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.78%) Clojure
14 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.52%) C++
14 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (2.60%) Degree
2 9 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) ISEB
4 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.50%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) WAI
3 1 (0.26%) Basel III
3 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 14 (3.65%) Docker
2 7 (1.82%) HDFS
3 4 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.04%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.04%) GridGain
4 1 (0.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (3.39%) Puppet
2 10 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.34%) Ansible
3 9 (2.34%) Vagrant
4 7 (1.82%) Mesos
5 4 (1.04%) Oozie
6 2 (0.52%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.26%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.26%) Graphite
Vendors
1 19 (4.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.60%) Bloomberg
2 10 (2.60%) Sitecore
3 8 (2.08%) Coverity
3 8 (2.08%) Oracle
3 8 (2.08%) EPiServer
4 7 (1.82%) IBM
5 6 (1.56%) Twitter
5 6 (1.56%) SOASTA, Inc
6 5 (1.30%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.04%) VMware
7 4 (1.04%) Google
7 4 (1.04%) Zend
8 2 (0.52%) hybris
8 2 (0.52%) Actian
8 2 (0.52%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.52%) Reuters
9 1 (0.26%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.26%) Sencha
9 1 (0.26%) Red Gate
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £635 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
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Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
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Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
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