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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 37 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs citing BDD 189 206 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.62% 3.52% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.54% 4.35% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 181 164
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - -
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
2888 4740 4683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.90% 80.91% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2358 3738 3487
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £323 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 46 48
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.63 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.19% -1.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 July 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 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for BDD.

1 352 (87.34%) TDD
2 344 (85.36%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (45.91%) Java
4 145 (35.98%) JavaScript
5 137 (34.00%) C#
6 135 (33.50%) Finance
7 125 (31.02%) .NET
8 106 (26.30%) HTML
9 96 (23.82%) CSS
10 88 (21.84%) Scrum
11 76 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
12 75 (18.61%) Pair Programming
13 68 (16.87%) SQL
13 68 (16.87%) Banking
14 65 (16.13%) OO
14 65 (16.13%) Git (software)
14 65 (16.13%) AngularJS
15 64 (15.88%) Amazon AWS
15 64 (15.88%) DevOps
16 62 (15.38%) MVC
17 61 (15.14%) Web Services
18 59 (14.64%) SQL Server
18 59 (14.64%) HTML5
18 59 (14.64%) Cucumber
19 58 (14.39%) Selenium
20 56 (13.90%) MongoDB
21 55 (13.65%) Node.js
22 53 (13.15%) E-Commerce
23 52 (12.90%) QA
23 52 (12.90%) Test Automation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.98%) Confluence
2 12 (2.98%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.99%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.99%) CMS
4 7 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.24%) Mule
6 4 (0.99%) JBoss
6 4 (0.99%) Jetty
7 3 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.74%) Apache
7 3 (0.74%) Drupal
7 3 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.74%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.50%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.50%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) MS Office
2 2 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Eloqua
1 2 (0.50%) Maximo
1 2 (0.50%) Unica
2 1 (0.25%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 64 (15.88%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.96%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.23%) IaaS
4 9 (2.23%) PaaS
5 6 (1.49%) GitHub
6 3 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.50%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.50%) SaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.98%) HTTP
2 9 (2.23%) DMZ
2 9 (2.23%) VPN
3 3 (0.74%) Network Security
3 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) AMQP
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 56 (13.90%) MongoDB
3 41 (10.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 33 (8.19%) NoSQL
5 21 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (4.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 17 (4.22%) Big Data
8 16 (3.97%) Hadoop
9 14 (3.47%) MySQL
10 13 (3.23%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (2.23%) Redis
13 4 (0.99%) SimpleDB
13 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.74%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.74%) Neo4j
15 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 65 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 59 (14.64%) Cucumber
3 58 (14.39%) Selenium
4 51 (12.66%) Maven
5 43 (10.67%) JIRA
6 42 (10.42%) WebDriver
7 36 (8.93%) IntelliJ
8 32 (7.94%) SpecFlow
9 28 (6.95%) Jenkins
10 23 (5.71%) Eclipse
11 22 (5.46%) JUnit
11 22 (5.46%) Subversion
12 21 (5.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 21 (5.21%) TeamCity
13 18 (4.47%) Jasmine
13 18 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (3.97%) gulp
15 15 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (3.72%) Grunt
16 13 (3.23%) Gradle
General
1 135 (33.50%) Finance
2 68 (16.87%) Banking
3 21 (5.21%) Financial Institution
4 16 (3.97%) Back Office
4 16 (3.97%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.98%) Front Office
6 11 (2.73%) Retail
7 10 (2.48%) Marketing
8 9 (2.23%) Games
9 6 (1.49%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 297 (73.70%) Developer
2 105 (26.05%) Java Developer
3 74 (18.36%) Senior Developer
4 67 (16.63%) C# Developer
5 54 (13.40%) Agile Developer
6 52 (12.90%) Agile Java Developer
7 46 (11.41%) .NET Developer
8 37 (9.18%) Senior Java Developer
9 30 (7.44%) JavaScript Developer
10 28 (6.95%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (6.70%) Senior Agile Developer
12 26 (6.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 26 (6.45%) Senior Agile Java Developer
13 22 (5.46%) AWS Developer
14 21 (5.21%) Analyst
14 21 (5.21%) Full Stack Developer
15 20 (4.96%) Senior C# Developer
16 18 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
17 16 (3.97%) QA Engineer
17 16 (3.97%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (31.02%) .NET
2 106 (26.30%) HTML
3 96 (23.82%) CSS
4 65 (16.13%) AngularJS
5 61 (15.14%) Web Services
6 59 (14.64%) HTML5
7 55 (13.65%) Node.js
8 48 (11.91%) ASP.NET
9 39 (9.68%) React
10 37 (9.18%) REST
11 34 (8.44%) CSS3
12 33 (8.19%) jQuery
13 32 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 31 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
15 27 (6.70%) Sass
15 27 (6.70%) Spring
16 25 (6.20%) RESTful
17 24 (5.96%) JMS
18 22 (5.46%) XML
19 21 (5.21%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.67%) Derivative
2 29 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.96%) User Experience
4 20 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (3.47%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.98%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.98%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.23%) Fintech
7 9 (2.23%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (1.74%) Equities
8 7 (1.74%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.49%) iPhone
10 5 (1.24%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.24%) Swaptions
11 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.74%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.43%) Linux
2 32 (7.94%) Android
3 30 (7.44%) Apple iOS
4 24 (5.96%) Unix
5 6 (1.49%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.49%) Windows
6 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (87.34%) TDD
2 344 (85.36%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (21.84%) Scrum
4 76 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (18.61%) Pair Programming
6 65 (16.13%) OO
7 64 (15.88%) DevOps
8 62 (15.38%) MVC
9 53 (13.15%) E-Commerce
10 52 (12.90%) Test Automation
11 40 (9.93%) Front End Development
12 38 (9.43%) Software Engineering
13 35 (8.68%) Kanban
13 35 (8.68%) Multithreading
14 34 (8.44%) OOP
15 33 (8.19%) Mentoring
16 28 (6.95%) Continuous Delivery
16 28 (6.95%) Microservices
16 28 (6.95%) Unit Testing
17 27 (6.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 185 (45.91%) Java
2 145 (35.98%) JavaScript
3 137 (34.00%) C#
4 68 (16.87%) SQL
5 48 (11.91%) Scala
6 31 (7.69%) Python
7 28 (6.95%) Ruby
8 17 (4.22%) Clojure
8 17 (4.22%) PHP
9 13 (3.23%) C++
10 11 (2.73%) Objective-C
11 9 (2.23%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.74%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.74%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.49%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.49%) XAML
14 5 (1.24%) C
15 4 (0.99%) Groovy
16 3 (0.74%) CoffeeScript
16 3 (0.74%) ES6
Qualifications
1 15 (3.72%) Degree
2 8 (1.99%) ISEB
2 8 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.74%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.99%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (12.90%) QA
2 9 (2.23%) SDET
3 2 (0.50%) WCAG
4 1 (0.25%) FATCA
4 1 (0.25%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (4.71%) Docker
2 11 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) GridGain
4 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 17 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (3.72%) Puppet
3 4 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.50%) Ansible
4 2 (0.50%) logstash
4 2 (0.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) Kibana
5 1 (0.25%) Mesos
Vendors
1 17 (4.22%) Oracle
2 16 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.98%) Splunk
4 11 (2.73%) New Relic
5 10 (2.48%) IBM
6 9 (2.23%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.49%) Zend
8 5 (1.24%) HP
9 4 (0.99%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.74%) Adobe
10 3 (0.74%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.50%) Apple
11 2 (0.50%) Google
11 2 (0.50%) Murex
11 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.50%) Sybase
11 2 (0.50%) Tableau
11 2 (0.50%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.25%) Guidewire
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