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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 57 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 178 142 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.51% 2.40% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 3.10% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 124 118
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£444 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
4006 4577 4299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.90% 77.39% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3335 3287
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

1 309 (86.55%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (80.67%) TDD
3 176 (49.30%) Java
4 134 (37.54%) Scrum
5 109 (30.53%) JavaScript
5 109 (30.53%) C#
6 98 (27.45%) .NET
7 93 (26.05%) MVC
8 91 (25.49%) HTML
9 87 (24.37%) E-Commerce
10 85 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
11 78 (21.85%) Cucumber
11 78 (21.85%) Selenium
12 65 (18.21%) SQL
13 64 (17.93%) CSS
14 60 (16.81%) Web Services
15 59 (16.53%) AngularJS
16 56 (15.69%) Git (software)
17 54 (15.13%) Spring
18 53 (14.85%) RESTful
19 49 (13.73%) Finance
20 48 (13.45%) HTML5
21 47 (13.17%) WebDriver
22 45 (12.61%) QA
22 45 (12.61%) ASP.NET
22 45 (12.61%) jQuery
23 44 (12.32%) REST
24 43 (12.04%) Test Automation
25 41 (11.48%) OO
26 40 (11.20%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (7.00%) Node.js
2 17 (4.76%) CMS
3 13 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.24%) Kentico
5 8 (2.24%) Adobe CQ
5 8 (2.24%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.68%) IIS
7 5 (1.40%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.12%) JBoss
8 4 (1.12%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.84%) Drupal
10 2 (0.56%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.56%) Mule
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) MS Office
2 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.68%) ION MarketView
1 6 (1.68%) RMDS
2 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.12%) GitHub
4 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.56%) Force.com
6 1 (0.28%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.88%) HTTP
2 6 (1.68%) Internet
3 4 (1.12%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.56%) Intranet
5 1 (0.28%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.28%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.36%) Big Data
6 11 (3.08%) Hadoop
7 10 (2.80%) Neo4j
8 9 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.96%) MySQL
11 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.40%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.40%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.40%) RavenDB
11 5 (1.40%) Redis
12 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.84%) Impala
13 3 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 78 (21.85%) Cucumber
1 78 (21.85%) Selenium
2 56 (15.69%) Git (software)
3 47 (13.17%) WebDriver
4 37 (10.36%) SpecFlow
4 37 (10.36%) Jenkins
5 34 (9.52%) Maven
6 33 (9.24%) JIRA
7 30 (8.40%) Subversion
8 28 (7.84%) JUnit
9 27 (7.56%) Jasmine
10 19 (5.32%) TeamCity
11 17 (4.76%) Mockito
11 17 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (4.20%) Hudson
14 14 (3.92%) JBehave
14 14 (3.92%) Visual Studio
15 13 (3.64%) Calabash
16 11 (3.08%) NUnit
General
1 49 (13.73%) Finance
2 30 (8.40%) Banking
3 15 (4.20%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.36%) Advertising
5 11 (3.08%) Front Office
6 10 (2.80%) Retail
7 6 (1.68%) Games
8 4 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.12%) Publishing
9 3 (0.84%) Legal
9 3 (0.84%) Marketing
10 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 241 (67.51%) Developer
2 91 (25.49%) Java Developer
3 47 (13.17%) Senior Developer
4 46 (12.89%) .NET Developer
5 29 (8.12%) C# Developer
6 23 (6.44%) Senior Java Developer
7 22 (6.16%) Analyst
8 19 (5.32%) Tester
9 16 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (3.36%) Automation Tester
10 12 (3.36%) Test Analyst
10 12 (3.36%) Test Engineer
11 9 (2.52%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (2.52%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (2.52%) Web Developer
11 9 (2.52%) Scala Developer
11 9 (2.52%) Node.js Developer
12 8 (2.24%) Automation Engineer
12 8 (2.24%) Agile Java Developer
12 8 (2.24%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (27.45%) .NET
2 91 (25.49%) HTML
3 64 (17.93%) CSS
4 60 (16.81%) Web Services
5 59 (16.53%) AngularJS
6 54 (15.13%) Spring
7 53 (14.85%) RESTful
8 48 (13.45%) HTML5
9 45 (12.61%) ASP.NET
9 45 (12.61%) jQuery
10 44 (12.32%) REST
11 40 (11.20%) XML
11 40 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (10.64%) Hibernate
13 34 (9.52%) Ajax
13 34 (9.52%) J2EE
14 33 (9.24%) .NET Framework
15 24 (6.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 23 (6.44%) CSS3
16 23 (6.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.60%) Derivative
2 19 (5.32%) Open Source
3 16 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (3.36%) Equity Derivative
6 11 (3.08%) User Experience
7 9 (2.52%) Digital Media
8 8 (2.24%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.68%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.68%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.40%) Online Games
10 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.12%) RIA
11 4 (1.12%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.44%) Linux
2 21 (5.88%) Windows
3 16 (4.48%) Android
4 15 (4.20%) UNIX
4 15 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.24%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.84%) CentOS
6 3 (0.84%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Debian
8 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (86.55%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (80.67%) TDD
3 134 (37.54%) Scrum
4 93 (26.05%) MVC
5 87 (24.37%) E-Commerce
6 85 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (12.04%) Test Automation
8 41 (11.48%) OO
9 40 (11.20%) Kanban
10 28 (7.84%) Mentoring
11 27 (7.56%) SOA
12 25 (7.00%) Automated Testing
13 24 (6.72%) Software Engineering
14 23 (6.44%) OOP
15 22 (6.16%) DevOps
15 22 (6.16%) Pair Programming
15 22 (6.16%) Test Scripting
16 18 (5.04%) Waterfall
16 18 (5.04%) Web Development
17 17 (4.76%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 176 (49.30%) Java
2 109 (30.53%) JavaScript
2 109 (30.53%) C#
3 65 (18.21%) SQL
4 37 (10.36%) Ruby
5 23 (6.44%) Scala
6 20 (5.60%) Python
7 16 (4.48%) Groovy
8 14 (3.92%) PHP
9 10 (2.80%) C++
10 7 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.96%) C
11 6 (1.68%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.12%) XAML
13 3 (0.84%) Perl
13 3 (0.84%) PHP5
13 3 (0.84%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.56%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (5.32%) Degree
2 14 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 12 (3.36%) ISEB
4 7 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.61%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) Basel III
2 2 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (0.84%) HDFS
1 3 (0.84%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (2.80%) Puppet
2 7 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.40%) Ansible
4 3 (0.84%) Oozie
5 2 (0.56%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.56%) logstash
6 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 22 (6.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.76%) Oracle
3 15 (4.20%) Sitecore
4 8 (2.24%) EPiServer
5 7 (1.96%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.68%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.40%) Adobe
8 4 (1.12%) hybris
8 4 (1.12%) Google
9 3 (0.84%) ATG
9 3 (0.84%) Endeca
9 3 (0.84%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.56%) Demandware
10 2 (0.56%) Red Gate
10 2 (0.56%) Maxymiser
10 2 (0.56%) SAP
10 2 (0.56%) Apple
10 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.56%) Zend
11 1 (0.28%) SOASTA, Inc
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