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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 60 61 78
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 187 198 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.40% 3.11% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 4.03% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 161 144
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £338 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
4261 4910 4818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.50% 77.19% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3329 3634 3650
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 44 55
Average hourly rate £24.23 £22.25 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.89% -69.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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.

1 300 (84.99%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (78.19%) TDD
3 156 (44.19%) Java
4 139 (39.38%) Scrum
5 133 (37.68%) JavaScript
6 126 (35.69%) C#
7 110 (31.16%) HTML
8 105 (29.75%) .NET
9 101 (28.61%) MVC
10 87 (24.65%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (21.81%) AngularJS
12 76 (21.53%) Cucumber
13 75 (21.25%) E-Commerce
14 73 (20.68%) Selenium
15 69 (19.55%) HTML5
16 66 (18.70%) Git (software)
16 66 (18.70%) RESTful
17 64 (18.13%) CSS
18 61 (17.28%) Finance
19 60 (17.00%) Web Services
20 59 (16.71%) OO
21 55 (15.58%) ASP.NET
22 50 (14.16%) SQL Server
22 50 (14.16%) ASP.NET MVC
23 49 (13.88%) jQuery
24 47 (13.31%) Spring
25 45 (12.75%) REST
25 45 (12.75%) Jenkins
26 43 (12.18%) Test Automation
26 43 (12.18%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 24 (6.80%) CMS
2 23 (6.52%) Node.js
3 20 (5.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 19 (5.38%) Kentico
4 19 (5.38%) Umbraco
5 10 (2.83%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.42%) IIS
8 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.85%) Jetty
10 2 (0.57%) JBoss
10 2 (0.57%) Apache
10 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.57%) Confluence
10 2 (0.57%) nginx
10 2 (0.57%) Drupal
10 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (0.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.13%) GitHub
4 4 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.85%) Force.com
6 2 (0.57%) SaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) Office 365
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.80%) HTTP
2 8 (2.27%) Internet
3 3 (0.85%) AMQP
3 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.28%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.63%) MongoDB
3 23 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.67%) Hadoop
4 20 (5.67%) NoSQL
4 20 (5.67%) Big Data
5 10 (2.83%) MySQL
5 10 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (2.83%) Apache Hive
6 9 (2.55%) Neo4j
6 9 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.98%) HBase
8 7 (1.98%) Redis
9 5 (1.42%) Impala
9 5 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (21.53%) Cucumber
2 73 (20.68%) Selenium
3 66 (18.70%) Git (software)
4 45 (12.75%) Jenkins
5 42 (11.90%) SpecFlow
6 41 (11.61%) WebDriver
7 36 (10.20%) Jasmine
8 34 (9.63%) Subversion
9 31 (8.78%) Maven
10 30 (8.50%) JIRA
11 27 (7.65%) TeamCity
12 21 (5.95%) JUnit
13 15 (4.25%) JBehave
14 13 (3.68%) Mockito
14 13 (3.68%) NUnit
15 12 (3.40%) Karma Test Runner
16 10 (2.83%) Hudson
17 9 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
18 8 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (17.28%) Finance
2 43 (12.18%) Banking
3 18 (5.10%) Front Office
4 10 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.27%) Retail
5 8 (2.27%) Advertising
6 5 (1.42%) Games
7 4 (1.13%) Back Office
7 4 (1.13%) Marketing
7 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.57%) Legal
9 2 (0.57%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 253 (71.67%) Developer
2 76 (21.53%) Java Developer
3 54 (15.30%) .NET Developer
4 53 (15.01%) Senior Developer
5 49 (13.88%) C# Developer
6 22 (6.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (5.95%) Analyst
8 20 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (5.67%) Senior C# Developer
9 19 (5.38%) Tester
10 18 (5.10%) AWS Developer
11 16 (4.53%) Scala Developer
12 14 (3.97%) Agile Java Developer
13 12 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (3.12%) Senior .NET Developer
15 10 (2.83%) Lead Developer
15 10 (2.83%) Test Analyst
15 10 (2.83%) Node.js Developer
16 9 (2.55%) Web Developer
16 9 (2.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (31.16%) HTML
2 105 (29.75%) .NET
3 77 (21.81%) AngularJS
4 69 (19.55%) HTML5
5 66 (18.70%) RESTful
6 64 (18.13%) CSS
7 60 (17.00%) Web Services
8 55 (15.58%) ASP.NET
9 50 (14.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (13.88%) jQuery
11 47 (13.31%) Spring
12 45 (12.75%) REST
13 40 (11.33%) CSS3
14 39 (11.05%) Hibernate
15 35 (9.92%) .NET Framework
16 32 (9.07%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (8.22%) WCF
17 29 (8.22%) Entity Framework
18 28 (7.93%) XML
19 24 (6.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.37%) Derivative
2 21 (5.95%) Open Source
3 20 (5.67%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.10%) Equity Derivative
5 12 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.83%) User Experience
7 8 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.98%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.42%) Equities
10 4 (1.13%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.85%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.85%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.85%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.57%) W3C
12 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.22%) Linux
2 18 (5.10%) Windows
3 16 (4.53%) UNIX
4 15 (4.25%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.40%) Android
6 11 (3.12%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.28%) MVS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (84.99%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (78.19%) TDD
3 139 (39.38%) Scrum
4 101 (28.61%) MVC
5 87 (24.65%) Continuous Integration
6 75 (21.25%) E-Commerce
7 59 (16.71%) OO
8 43 (12.18%) Test Automation
9 39 (11.05%) Kanban
10 38 (10.76%) Pair Programming
11 32 (9.07%) Responsive Web Design
12 27 (7.65%) Mentoring
13 25 (7.08%) Automated Testing
13 25 (7.08%) Software Engineering
13 25 (7.08%) SOA
14 22 (6.23%) OOP
15 19 (5.38%) Unit Testing
16 18 (5.10%) Multithreading
16 18 (5.10%) Domain-Driven Design
17 16 (4.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 156 (44.19%) Java
2 133 (37.68%) JavaScript
3 126 (35.69%) C#
4 40 (11.33%) SQL
5 37 (10.48%) Ruby
6 32 (9.07%) Scala
7 25 (7.08%) Python
8 20 (5.67%) PHP
9 11 (3.12%) Groovy
10 6 (1.70%) C
10 6 (1.70%) C++
11 5 (1.42%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.13%) PHP5
13 3 (0.85%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.85%) Perl
14 2 (0.57%) VB
14 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.28%) RubyMotion
15 1 (0.28%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 17 (4.82%) Degree
2 12 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.98%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.98%) ISEB
5 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.76%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) Basel III
2 2 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (2.27%) HDFS
2 5 (1.42%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (4.25%) Puppet
2 10 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.98%) Ansible
4 5 (1.42%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.42%) Oozie
5 2 (0.57%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.28%) Mesos
6 1 (0.28%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.23%) Sitecore
3 19 (5.38%) EPiServer
4 8 (2.27%) Oracle
5 5 (1.42%) Coverity
6 4 (1.13%) Adobe
6 4 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.85%) Maxymiser
7 3 (0.85%) Twitter
7 3 (0.85%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.85%) hybris
7 3 (0.85%) Reuters
8 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.57%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.57%) Google
8 2 (0.57%) Zend
8 2 (0.57%) Sencha
9 1 (0.28%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.28%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.28%) Telerik
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £325 - £475 per day + Dependant on XP
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago