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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 49 103 119
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 198 142 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.36% 1.93% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 2.52% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 130 94
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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
4472 5631 5885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.89% 76.51% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3324 4195 4373
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 88
Average hourly rate £22.38 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £14.70 £15.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £57.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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.

1 325 (81.25%) TDD
2 210 (52.50%) Java
3 171 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (39.00%) Scrum
5 126 (31.50%) JavaScript
6 109 (27.25%) C#
7 92 (23.00%) .NET
8 90 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
9 88 (22.00%) Cucumber
10 87 (21.75%) MVC
11 86 (21.50%) E-Commerce
12 83 (20.75%) Web Services
13 81 (20.25%) HTML
14 76 (19.00%) CSS
15 73 (18.25%) SQL
16 69 (17.25%) Test Automation
17 67 (16.75%) Selenium
17 67 (16.75%) OO
17 67 (16.75%) Spring
18 64 (16.00%) jQuery
19 62 (15.50%) Ruby
20 61 (15.25%) Finance
21 59 (14.75%) XML
21 59 (14.75%) QA
22 54 (13.50%) AngularJS
23 51 (12.75%) RESTful
24 47 (11.75%) HTML5
24 47 (11.75%) ASP.NET
25 46 (11.50%) Git (software)
26 45 (11.25%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 36 (9.00%) Node.js
2 19 (4.75%) CMS
3 10 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.50%) Drupal
6 6 (1.50%) Mule
7 5 (1.25%) Liferay
8 3 (0.75%) Apache
8 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.75%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.25%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.25%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.25%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.50%) RMDS
2 5 (1.25%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (2.50%) GitHub
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.25%) HTTP
2 9 (2.25%) Internet
3 6 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.75%) Intranet
5 1 (0.25%) SSH
5 1 (0.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.75%) MongoDB
3 32 (8.00%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.75%) MySQL
4 19 (4.75%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.25%) Big Data
6 10 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.75%) CouchDB
7 7 (1.75%) Redis
7 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.00%) RavenDB
9 4 (1.00%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.75%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.75%) OLAP
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 88 (22.00%) Cucumber
2 67 (16.75%) Selenium
3 46 (11.50%) Git (software)
4 44 (11.00%) WebDriver
5 37 (9.25%) Jenkins
6 34 (8.50%) SpecFlow
7 33 (8.25%) Jasmine
8 28 (7.00%) Subversion
9 26 (6.50%) JUnit
10 25 (6.25%) JBehave
11 24 (6.00%) Calabash
11 24 (6.00%) TeamCity
12 22 (5.50%) JIRA
13 21 (5.25%) Maven
14 17 (4.25%) Mockito
15 15 (3.75%) Hudson
15 15 (3.75%) Robotium
15 15 (3.75%) WATIR
16 13 (3.25%) Visual Studio
17 11 (2.75%) SoapUI
General
1 61 (15.25%) Finance
2 37 (9.25%) Banking
3 21 (5.25%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.00%) Front Office
5 15 (3.75%) Retail
6 13 (3.25%) Advertising
7 11 (2.75%) Games
8 9 (2.25%) Marketing
8 9 (2.25%) Publishing
8 9 (2.25%) Back Office
9 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.75%) Local Government
11 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 245 (61.25%) Developer
2 87 (21.75%) Java Developer
3 39 (9.75%) Analyst
4 35 (8.75%) Tester
5 33 (8.25%) Senior Developer
6 31 (7.75%) .NET Developer
7 28 (7.00%) C# Developer
8 25 (6.25%) Automation Tester
9 18 (4.50%) Business Analyst
10 17 (4.25%) Test Analyst
10 17 (4.25%) Test Engineer
11 16 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (3.25%) Scala Developer
13 12 (3.00%) PHP Developer
13 12 (3.00%) Software Engineer
14 11 (2.75%) iOS Developer
14 11 (2.75%) Front-End Developer
15 10 (2.50%) Agile Java Developer
15 10 (2.50%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (23.00%) .NET
2 83 (20.75%) Web Services
3 81 (20.25%) HTML
4 76 (19.00%) CSS
5 67 (16.75%) Spring
6 64 (16.00%) jQuery
7 59 (14.75%) XML
8 54 (13.50%) AngularJS
9 51 (12.75%) RESTful
10 47 (11.75%) HTML5
10 47 (11.75%) ASP.NET
11 45 (11.25%) Ajax
12 43 (10.75%) REST
13 42 (10.50%) Hibernate
14 40 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 37 (9.25%) CSS3
16 35 (8.75%) JSON
17 32 (8.00%) J2EE
18 29 (7.25%) .NET Framework
18 29 (7.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.75%) Open Source
2 18 (4.50%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.25%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.25%) Derivative
6 9 (2.25%) Online Games
6 9 (2.25%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.00%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.75%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.75%) New Media
11 2 (0.50%) iPad
11 2 (0.50%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.25%) Linux
2 31 (7.75%) Apple iOS
3 23 (5.75%) Android
4 17 (4.25%) UNIX
5 15 (3.75%) Windows
6 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.75%) CentOS
7 3 (0.75%) AIX
7 3 (0.75%) Solaris
7 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Debian
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (81.25%) TDD
2 171 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (39.00%) Scrum
4 90 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (21.75%) MVC
6 86 (21.50%) E-Commerce
7 69 (17.25%) Test Automation
8 67 (16.75%) OO
9 39 (9.75%) Kanban
10 32 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 32 (8.00%) User Stories
11 30 (7.50%) DevOps
12 27 (6.75%) Extreme Programming
13 26 (6.50%) Domain-Driven Design
14 25 (6.25%) Automated Testing
15 21 (5.25%) Test Scripting
15 21 (5.25%) Pair Programming
16 20 (5.00%) OOP
17 18 (4.50%) Automation Testing
17 18 (4.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 210 (52.50%) Java
2 126 (31.50%) JavaScript
3 109 (27.25%) C#
4 73 (18.25%) SQL
5 62 (15.50%) Ruby
6 33 (8.25%) Scala
7 32 (8.00%) Python
8 26 (6.50%) Groovy
9 23 (5.75%) PHP
10 16 (4.00%) Objective-C
11 11 (2.75%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.75%) C++
13 6 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.25%) PHP5
14 5 (1.25%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.00%) Clojure
15 4 (1.00%) Perl
15 4 (1.00%) C
15 4 (1.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (3.00%) ISEB
1 12 (3.00%) Degree
2 9 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.50%) CBAP
6 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (14.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.75%) HDFS
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (3.00%) Puppet
2 11 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.25%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.00%) Salt
5 3 (0.75%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.75%) Oozie
5 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.50%) YUM
6 2 (0.50%) Control-M
6 2 (0.50%) logstash
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
7 1 (0.25%) WMI
7 1 (0.25%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (5.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.50%) Oracle
3 10 (2.50%) JBoss
4 8 (2.00%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.75%) Murex
5 7 (1.75%) Fidessa
5 7 (1.75%) TIBCO
5 7 (1.75%) Bloomberg
6 6 (1.50%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.50%) Zend
6 6 (1.50%) Adobe
7 5 (1.25%) Sybase
7 5 (1.25%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.25%) Apple
8 4 (1.00%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.75%) Akamai
9 3 (0.75%) Google
10 2 (0.50%) Informatica
10 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) IBM
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