The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 54 94 132
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +38
Contract jobs citing BDD 195 142 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.38% 2.00% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 2.64% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 132 80
Average daily rate
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£450 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £369 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +17.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4343 5387 5824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.37% 76.00% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4024 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
BDD
London

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 August 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 1 August 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.

1 320 (81.63%) TDD
2 207 (52.81%) Java
3 180 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (39.29%) Scrum
5 124 (31.63%) JavaScript
6 101 (25.77%) C#
7 91 (23.21%) Cucumber
8 86 (21.94%) .NET
9 85 (21.68%) Continuous Integration
10 82 (20.92%) Web Services
10 82 (20.92%) E-Commerce
11 81 (20.66%) MVC
12 78 (19.90%) HTML
13 75 (19.13%) SQL
13 75 (19.13%) Selenium
14 73 (18.62%) Test Automation
15 68 (17.35%) OO
16 66 (16.84%) CSS
16 66 (16.84%) Finance
17 65 (16.58%) jQuery
18 63 (16.07%) Spring
18 63 (16.07%) Ruby
19 57 (14.54%) XML
20 53 (13.52%) QA
21 52 (13.27%) RESTful
22 49 (12.50%) HTML5
23 48 (12.24%) WebDriver
24 45 (11.48%) Git (software)
24 45 (11.48%) ASP.NET
25 44 (11.22%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (7.65%) Node.js
2 18 (4.59%) CMS
3 7 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.28%) Liferay
5 5 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.28%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.28%) Mule
5 5 (1.28%) Drupal
5 5 (1.28%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.77%) Kentico
7 2 (0.51%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.51%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.51%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 11 (2.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.02%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) RMDS
2 3 (0.77%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.77%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.26%) Endur
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.79%) GitHub
3 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.59%) HTTP
2 16 (4.08%) Internet
3 5 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.51%) Intranet
4 2 (0.51%) SSL
5 1 (0.26%) SSH
5 1 (0.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.95%) MongoDB
3 34 (8.67%) NoSQL
4 20 (5.10%) MySQL
5 19 (4.85%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.81%) Big Data
7 8 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.04%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.53%) Redis
9 6 (1.53%) CouchDB
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.02%) HBase
11 4 (1.02%) RavenDB
12 3 (0.77%) OLAP
12 3 (0.77%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 91 (23.21%) Cucumber
2 75 (19.13%) Selenium
3 48 (12.24%) WebDriver
4 45 (11.48%) Git (software)
5 33 (8.42%) Jenkins
6 30 (7.65%) SpecFlow
7 29 (7.40%) JBehave
7 29 (7.40%) Jasmine
8 25 (6.38%) Subversion
9 23 (5.87%) TeamCity
9 23 (5.87%) JUnit
9 23 (5.87%) Calabash
10 19 (4.85%) Maven
11 17 (4.34%) JIRA
12 16 (4.08%) WATIR
12 16 (4.08%) Mockito
13 14 (3.57%) Hudson
13 14 (3.57%) Robotium
14 13 (3.32%) SoapUI
15 12 (3.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (16.84%) Finance
2 36 (9.18%) Banking
3 20 (5.10%) Retail
4 17 (4.34%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.83%) Front Office
6 11 (2.81%) Games
7 10 (2.55%) Back Office
8 9 (2.30%) Advertising
8 9 (2.30%) Marketing
9 7 (1.79%) Publishing
10 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.77%) Legal
11 3 (0.77%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 238 (60.71%) Developer
2 80 (20.41%) Java Developer
3 39 (9.95%) Tester
4 36 (9.18%) Analyst
5 31 (7.91%) Senior Developer
5 31 (7.91%) .NET Developer
6 29 (7.40%) C# Developer
7 26 (6.63%) Automation Tester
8 20 (5.10%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.08%) Test Engineer
9 16 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (3.57%) Test Analyst
12 13 (3.32%) PHP Developer
13 12 (3.06%) Software Engineer
13 12 (3.06%) Scala Developer
14 11 (2.81%) iOS Developer
15 10 (2.55%) Front-End Developer
15 10 (2.55%) Agile Java Developer
16 9 (2.30%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (21.94%) .NET
2 82 (20.92%) Web Services
3 78 (19.90%) HTML
4 66 (16.84%) CSS
5 65 (16.58%) jQuery
6 63 (16.07%) Spring
7 57 (14.54%) XML
8 52 (13.27%) RESTful
9 49 (12.50%) HTML5
10 45 (11.48%) ASP.NET
11 44 (11.22%) REST
11 44 (11.22%) AngularJS
12 42 (10.71%) Hibernate
13 38 (9.69%) CSS3
13 38 (9.69%) JSON
14 37 (9.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (9.44%) Ajax
15 31 (7.91%) J2EE
15 31 (7.91%) SOAP
16 30 (7.65%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.20%) Open Source
2 21 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (2.55%) Derivative
6 9 (2.30%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.30%) Online Games
7 7 (1.79%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.02%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.02%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.02%) Equities
11 3 (0.77%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.77%) New Media
11 3 (0.77%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.91%) Apple iOS
2 30 (7.65%) Linux
3 23 (5.87%) Android
4 18 (4.59%) UNIX
5 13 (3.32%) Windows
6 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.77%) AIX
6 3 (0.77%) Solaris
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (81.63%) TDD
2 180 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (39.29%) Scrum
4 85 (21.68%) Continuous Integration
5 82 (20.92%) E-Commerce
6 81 (20.66%) MVC
7 73 (18.62%) Test Automation
8 68 (17.35%) OO
9 38 (9.69%) Kanban
10 35 (8.93%) User Stories
11 30 (7.65%) Software Engineering
12 28 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
13 27 (6.89%) DevOps
14 25 (6.38%) Domain-Driven Design
15 24 (6.12%) Automated Testing
16 22 (5.61%) Pair Programming
17 19 (4.85%) Automation Testing
18 17 (4.34%) Test Scripting
19 16 (4.08%) Unit Testing
19 16 (4.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 207 (52.81%) Java
2 124 (31.63%) JavaScript
3 101 (25.77%) C#
4 75 (19.13%) SQL
5 63 (16.07%) Ruby
6 32 (8.16%) Scala
7 31 (7.91%) Python
8 27 (6.89%) Groovy
9 25 (6.38%) PHP
10 18 (4.59%) Objective-C
11 9 (2.30%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.30%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.53%) C++
13 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.28%) PHP5
13 5 (1.28%) XPath
14 4 (1.02%) Clojure
14 4 (1.02%) C
15 3 (0.77%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (3.57%) ISEB
2 11 (2.81%) Degree
3 8 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.53%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.28%) CBAP
7 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (13.52%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.28%) HDFS
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.55%) Puppet
3 6 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.02%) Salt
5 3 (0.77%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.77%) Oozie
5 3 (0.77%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.51%) YUM
6 2 (0.51%) Control-M
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
7 1 (0.26%) WMI
7 1 (0.26%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.26%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 21 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.34%) Oracle
3 10 (2.55%) JBoss
4 7 (1.79%) Murex
4 7 (1.79%) Fidessa
4 7 (1.79%) Bloomberg
5 6 (1.53%) Zend
5 6 (1.53%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.53%) Adobe
6 5 (1.28%) Apple
6 5 (1.28%) Sybase
7 4 (1.02%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.02%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.02%) HP
8 3 (0.77%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.77%) ION Trading
8 3 (0.77%) Akamai
9 2 (0.51%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.51%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.51%) Splunk
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Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £420 to £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £440 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £550 - £650 per annum + Benefits
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Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
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Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
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Rate: £500 per day
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Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £400 - £401 per day + competitive
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day + competitive
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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