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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 41 64 83
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +19
Contract jobs citing BDD 134 161 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.26% 3.13% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.07% 3.87% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 145 125
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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.

1 239 (77.60%) TDD
2 237 (76.95%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (41.56%) Java
4 117 (37.99%) JavaScript
5 112 (36.36%) C#
6 85 (27.60%) AngularJS
7 84 (27.27%) .NET
8 83 (26.95%) HTML
9 73 (23.70%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (23.38%) SQL
11 65 (21.10%) Scrum
11 65 (21.10%) MVC
12 63 (20.45%) CSS
13 62 (20.13%) Finance
14 60 (19.48%) Cucumber
15 55 (17.86%) Git (software)
15 55 (17.86%) MongoDB
16 54 (17.53%) jQuery
17 53 (17.21%) Spring
18 52 (16.88%) Selenium
19 50 (16.23%) REST
20 48 (15.58%) Web Services
20 48 (15.58%) SQL Server
21 46 (14.94%) SpecFlow
21 46 (14.94%) HTML5
22 44 (14.29%) Test Automation
23 41 (13.31%) ASP.NET
24 40 (12.99%) Apache Cassandra
25 39 (12.66%) Node.js
26 38 (12.34%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (12.66%) Node.js
2 21 (6.82%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.25%) Jetty
4 8 (2.60%) JBoss
4 8 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.27%) CMS
5 7 (2.27%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.62%) Apache
6 5 (1.62%) Confluence
6 5 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.30%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.30%) Mule
8 3 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.97%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.32%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.32%) Endur
1 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (2.60%) GitHub
3 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.65%) Heroku
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.32%) DVB
2 1 (0.32%) Firewall
2 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.86%) MongoDB
2 48 (15.58%) SQL Server
3 40 (12.99%) Apache Cassandra
4 32 (10.39%) NoSQL
5 21 (6.82%) Hadoop
6 19 (6.17%) Big Data
7 18 (5.84%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.87%) HBase
9 12 (3.90%) MySQL
9 12 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.27%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.27%) Redis
13 6 (1.95%) DB2
13 6 (1.95%) Neo4j
14 5 (1.62%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (1.62%) Impala
Development Applications
1 60 (19.48%) Cucumber
2 55 (17.86%) Git (software)
3 52 (16.88%) Selenium
4 46 (14.94%) SpecFlow
5 37 (12.01%) Jenkins
6 36 (11.69%) Jasmine
7 24 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (6.17%) Subversion
9 17 (5.52%) JIRA
9 17 (5.52%) Maven
10 16 (5.19%) JUnit
10 16 (5.19%) TeamCity
10 16 (5.19%) WebDriver
11 15 (4.87%) NUnit
12 14 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
13 12 (3.90%) QUnit
13 12 (3.90%) Sinon.JS
14 11 (3.57%) Mockito
15 10 (3.25%) RSpec
15 10 (3.25%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (20.13%) Finance
2 23 (7.47%) Banking
3 14 (4.55%) Front Office
4 10 (3.25%) Retail
5 9 (2.92%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.92%) Publishing
6 7 (2.27%) Games
7 3 (0.97%) Arabic Language
7 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 218 (70.78%) Developer
2 66 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 57 (18.51%) C# Developer
4 37 (12.01%) Senior Developer
5 24 (7.79%) .NET Developer
5 24 (7.79%) Agile Developer
5 24 (7.79%) Analyst
6 22 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 20 (6.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 20 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
7 20 (6.49%) Tester
8 18 (5.84%) Test Analyst
9 16 (5.19%) Automation Tester
9 16 (5.19%) Scala Developer
10 14 (4.55%) Agile Java Developer
11 12 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 12 (3.90%) Senior C# Developer
12 11 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (3.57%) Ruby Developer
13 10 (3.25%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (27.60%) AngularJS
2 84 (27.27%) .NET
3 83 (26.95%) HTML
4 63 (20.45%) CSS
5 54 (17.53%) jQuery
6 53 (17.21%) Spring
7 50 (16.23%) REST
8 48 (15.58%) Web Services
9 46 (14.94%) HTML5
10 41 (13.31%) ASP.NET
11 33 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (9.09%) CSS3
13 26 (8.44%) RESTful
14 24 (7.79%) React
15 22 (7.14%) Hibernate
16 21 (6.82%) JSON
17 20 (6.49%) .NET Framework
18 19 (6.17%) Backbone.js
18 19 (6.17%) WCF
18 19 (6.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.12%) Mobile App
2 22 (7.14%) User Experience
3 11 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.92%) Derivative
5 6 (1.95%) Fintech
5 6 (1.95%) Fixed Income
5 6 (1.95%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.62%) Clustering
6 5 (1.62%) Equities
7 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.30%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.97%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.65%) iPad
9 2 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.01%) Linux
2 24 (7.79%) Apple iOS
2 24 (7.79%) Unix
3 21 (6.82%) Android
4 6 (1.95%) Windows
5 4 (1.30%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (77.60%) TDD
2 237 (76.95%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (23.70%) Continuous Integration
4 65 (21.10%) MVC
4 65 (21.10%) Scrum
5 44 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 38 (12.34%) OO
7 32 (10.39%) Pair Programming
8 25 (8.12%) Multithreading
9 23 (7.47%) E-Commerce
10 21 (6.82%) Mentoring
10 21 (6.82%) Open Source
11 20 (6.49%) SOA
12 19 (6.17%) Front End Development
13 18 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (5.52%) Kanban
14 17 (5.52%) SOLID
15 16 (5.19%) OOP
15 16 (5.19%) Unit Testing
15 16 (5.19%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 128 (41.56%) Java
2 117 (37.99%) JavaScript
3 112 (36.36%) C#
4 72 (23.38%) SQL
5 35 (11.36%) Ruby
6 33 (10.71%) Scala
7 16 (5.19%) Python
8 11 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.25%) PHP
10 9 (2.92%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.60%) C++
12 7 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.95%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.62%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.30%) Groovy
15 4 (1.30%) XAML
16 2 (0.65%) CoffeeScript
16 2 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (3.25%) Degree
1 10 (3.25%) ISEB
2 9 (2.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.65%) PMP
3 2 (0.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.44%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) SDET
3 2 (0.65%) WAI
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (4.87%) Docker
2 4 (1.30%) HDFS
3 3 (0.97%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.65%) Varnish
5 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (3.57%) Puppet
2 9 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.27%) Ansible
3 7 (2.27%) Mesos
4 4 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.97%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.32%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 23 (7.47%) Oracle
2 20 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.95%) Informatica
4 5 (1.62%) HP
5 3 (0.97%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.97%) hybris
5 3 (0.97%) Sitecore
5 3 (0.97%) Twitter
6 2 (0.65%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.65%) Murex
6 2 (0.65%) Perforce
6 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.65%) Sybase
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe
7 1 (0.32%) Apple
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix
7 1 (0.32%) Siebel
7 1 (0.32%) Telerik
7 1 (0.32%) VMware
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