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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 55 93 104
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +11
Contract jobs citing BDD 187 140 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.31% 2.05% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 2.66% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 125 96
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.94% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
BDD
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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
4412 5267 4660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.05% 77.09% 75.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3466 3886 3532
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 57 90
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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.

1 324 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (79.95%) TDD
3 190 (51.49%) Java
4 134 (36.31%) Scrum
5 114 (30.89%) JavaScript
6 100 (27.10%) C#
7 90 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
8 89 (24.12%) .NET
9 86 (23.31%) HTML
9 86 (23.31%) MVC
10 80 (21.68%) E-Commerce
11 73 (19.78%) Cucumber
12 69 (18.70%) Web Services
12 69 (18.70%) SQL
13 65 (17.62%) CSS
14 64 (17.34%) Selenium
15 58 (15.72%) Spring
15 58 (15.72%) AngularJS
16 53 (14.36%) RESTful
17 50 (13.55%) Git (software)
17 50 (13.55%) Finance
18 49 (13.28%) HTML5
19 45 (12.20%) QA
20 44 (11.92%) ASP.NET
20 44 (11.92%) jQuery
21 42 (11.38%) Kanban
22 41 (11.11%) OO
23 39 (10.57%) XML
23 39 (10.57%) Ruby
23 39 (10.57%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 30 (8.13%) Node.js
2 12 (3.25%) CMS
3 11 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.17%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.08%) JBoss
7 4 (1.08%) IIS
7 4 (1.08%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.08%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.81%) Mule
8 3 (0.81%) Drupal
8 3 (0.81%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.54%) Apache
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.54%) Kentico
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.27%) MS Office
2 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.17%) RMDS
1 8 (2.17%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.81%) GitHub
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.52%) HTTP
2 8 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.36%) Internet
4 3 (0.81%) Intranet
5 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.27%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.59%) MongoDB
3 17 (4.61%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (3.25%) Big Data
6 11 (2.98%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.71%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.44%) MySQL
9 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.63%) Redis
11 5 (1.36%) RavenDB
11 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.36%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.08%) HBase
12 4 (1.08%) CouchDB
13 3 (0.81%) SSDT
13 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 73 (19.78%) Cucumber
2 64 (17.34%) Selenium
3 50 (13.55%) Git (software)
4 38 (10.30%) WebDriver
4 38 (10.30%) Maven
5 36 (9.76%) SpecFlow
6 34 (9.21%) Jenkins
7 31 (8.40%) JUnit
7 31 (8.40%) JIRA
8 28 (7.59%) Subversion
9 26 (7.05%) Jasmine
10 24 (6.50%) TeamCity
11 17 (4.61%) Mockito
12 16 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (3.52%) Hudson
14 13 (3.52%) Calabash
15 12 (3.25%) JBehave
16 11 (2.98%) Visual Studio
17 10 (2.71%) NUnit
General
1 50 (13.55%) Finance
2 34 (9.21%) Banking
3 18 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.07%) Retail
5 12 (3.25%) Front Office
6 10 (2.71%) Advertising
7 7 (1.90%) Games
8 5 (1.36%) Publishing
9 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.81%) Back Office
10 3 (0.81%) Legal
11 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.54%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 250 (67.75%) Developer
2 102 (27.64%) Java Developer
3 43 (11.65%) Senior Developer
4 39 (10.57%) .NET Developer
5 31 (8.40%) C# Developer
6 26 (7.05%) Analyst
7 22 (5.96%) Senior Java Developer
8 17 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (4.61%) Tester
8 17 (4.61%) Test Engineer
9 13 (3.52%) Test Analyst
10 11 (2.98%) Automation Tester
10 11 (2.98%) Node.js Developer
11 10 (2.71%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (2.71%) Front-End Developer
12 9 (2.44%) Automation Engineer
13 8 (2.17%) Business Analyst
13 8 (2.17%) PHP Developer
13 8 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
14 7 (1.90%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (24.12%) .NET
2 86 (23.31%) HTML
3 69 (18.70%) Web Services
4 65 (17.62%) CSS
5 58 (15.72%) Spring
5 58 (15.72%) AngularJS
6 53 (14.36%) RESTful
7 49 (13.28%) HTML5
8 44 (11.92%) ASP.NET
8 44 (11.92%) jQuery
9 39 (10.57%) XML
9 39 (10.57%) REST
10 37 (10.03%) Hibernate
11 36 (9.76%) Ajax
12 35 (9.49%) J2EE
13 34 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (7.32%) .NET Framework
15 22 (5.96%) CSS3
16 20 (5.42%) KnockoutJS
16 20 (5.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.23%) Derivative
2 18 (4.88%) Open Source
3 15 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.25%) Equity Derivative
5 12 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.98%) Fixed Income
6 11 (2.98%) User Experience
7 10 (2.71%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.71%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.63%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.63%) Online Games
9 6 (1.63%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.05%) Linux
2 20 (5.42%) Windows
3 17 (4.61%) Android
4 15 (4.07%) UNIX
5 14 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.81%) CentOS
7 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.27%) Debian
9 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (79.95%) TDD
3 134 (36.31%) Scrum
4 90 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (23.31%) MVC
6 80 (21.68%) E-Commerce
7 42 (11.38%) Kanban
8 41 (11.11%) OO
9 36 (9.76%) Test Automation
10 28 (7.59%) DevOps
11 25 (6.78%) SOA
11 25 (6.78%) Automated Testing
12 24 (6.50%) Mentoring
13 22 (5.96%) Software Engineering
13 22 (5.96%) OOP
14 21 (5.69%) User Stories
14 21 (5.69%) Test Scripting
15 19 (5.15%) Pair Programming
15 19 (5.15%) Extreme Programming
16 17 (4.61%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 190 (51.49%) Java
2 114 (30.89%) JavaScript
3 100 (27.10%) C#
4 69 (18.70%) SQL
5 39 (10.57%) Ruby
6 27 (7.32%) Scala
7 20 (5.42%) Groovy
7 20 (5.42%) Python
8 16 (4.34%) PHP
9 12 (3.25%) C++
10 11 (2.98%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.90%) C
12 5 (1.36%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.08%) XAML
13 4 (1.08%) PHP5
13 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.54%) VBA
15 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (3.79%) Degree
2 12 (3.25%) ISTQB
3 10 (2.71%) ISEB
4 5 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.20%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) HDFS
2 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.79%) Puppet
2 12 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.36%) Ansible
4 3 (0.81%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.81%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.54%) logstash
5 2 (0.54%) Salt
5 2 (0.54%) Oozie
6 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (4.88%) Oracle
2 17 (4.61%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.71%) TIBCO
4 8 (2.17%) ION Trading
5 6 (1.63%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.36%) Zend
6 5 (1.36%) Adobe
7 4 (1.08%) Google
7 4 (1.08%) hybris
8 3 (0.81%) Rackspace
8 3 (0.81%) Endeca
8 3 (0.81%) ATG
8 3 (0.81%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.54%) Apple
9 2 (0.54%) Demandware
9 2 (0.54%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.27%) Twitter
10 1 (0.27%) IBM
10 1 (0.27%) BEA
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