The table below looks at the statistics for TDD 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 TDD over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 30 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing TDD 327 384 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.54% 5.43% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.29% 7.09% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 336 280
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £348 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
TDD
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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
4484 5416 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.03% 76.54% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4004 4310
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 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 93
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

TDD
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 TDD across the City of London region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the City of London region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing TDD 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 TDD.

1 599 (83.54%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (44.07%) BDD
3 310 (43.24%) Java
4 252 (35.15%) C#
5 241 (33.61%) .NET
6 238 (33.19%) JavaScript
7 232 (32.36%) Scrum
8 205 (28.59%) MVC
9 182 (25.38%) HTML
10 161 (22.45%) SQL
11 152 (21.20%) CSS
12 148 (20.64%) Web Services
12 148 (20.64%) Continuous Integration
13 147 (20.50%) Finance
14 139 (19.39%) OO
15 135 (18.83%) ASP.NET
16 130 (18.13%) E-Commerce
17 123 (17.15%) SQL Server
17 123 (17.15%) Spring
18 116 (16.18%) Banking
18 116 (16.18%) jQuery
19 114 (15.90%) HTML5
20 103 (14.37%) ASP.NET MVC
20 103 (14.37%) AngularJS
21 88 (12.27%) XML
22 82 (11.44%) Git (software)
23 81 (11.30%) Cucumber
24 78 (10.88%) .NET Framework
25 74 (10.32%) RESTful
26 73 (10.18%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing TDD 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 TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 58 (8.09%) Node.js
2 31 (4.32%) CMS
3 20 (2.79%) Sitecore CMS
4 16 (2.23%) Apache
5 15 (2.09%) Umbraco
6 13 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.53%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.53%) IIS
9 8 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (0.98%) Confluence
10 7 (0.98%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.98%) Mule
11 6 (0.84%) Liferay
12 5 (0.70%) nginx
13 4 (0.56%) Sitefinity
13 4 (0.56%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.53%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.56%) MS Office
4 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) RMDS
2 7 (0.98%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.39%) PaaS
3 9 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.98%) GitHub
5 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.63%) HTTP
2 10 (1.39%) Internet
3 9 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.70%) Intranet
5 4 (0.56%) SSH
6 3 (0.42%) SSL
6 3 (0.42%) AMQP
7 2 (0.28%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.28%) DNS
8 1 (0.14%) LDAP
8 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (17.15%) SQL Server
2 63 (8.79%) MongoDB
3 55 (7.67%) NoSQL
4 48 (6.69%) MySQL
5 29 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (2.65%) Big Data
9 18 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.81%) Redis
11 13 (1.81%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.53%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.39%) CouchDB
14 9 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.98%) RavenDB
16 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.70%) Neo4j
17 5 (0.70%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 82 (11.44%) Git (software)
2 81 (11.30%) Cucumber
3 63 (8.79%) Selenium
4 56 (7.81%) Subversion
5 44 (6.14%) Maven
5 44 (6.14%) TeamCity
5 44 (6.14%) Jasmine
6 40 (5.58%) JIRA
7 39 (5.44%) JUnit
7 39 (5.44%) Jenkins
8 37 (5.16%) Visual Studio
8 37 (5.16%) NUnit
9 30 (4.18%) SpecFlow
10 29 (4.04%) WebDriver
11 22 (3.07%) Calabash
12 19 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (2.09%) JBehave
13 15 (2.09%) WATIR
14 14 (1.95%) MSTest
14 14 (1.95%) Mockito
General
1 147 (20.50%) Finance
2 116 (16.18%) Banking
3 72 (10.04%) Front Office
4 63 (8.79%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.93%) Marketing
6 18 (2.51%) Retail
7 15 (2.09%) Back Office
8 14 (1.95%) Games
9 12 (1.67%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.53%) Advertising
11 7 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.70%) Publishing
13 3 (0.42%) Local Government
14 2 (0.28%) Billing
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
15 1 (0.14%) Law
15 1 (0.14%) Legal
15 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 557 (77.68%) Developer
2 175 (24.41%) Java Developer
3 90 (12.55%) Senior Developer
4 89 (12.41%) C# Developer
5 79 (11.02%) .NET Developer
6 42 (5.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 34 (4.74%) Front-End Developer
8 33 (4.60%) PHP Developer
9 28 (3.91%) Tester
10 27 (3.77%) Scala Developer
11 26 (3.63%) ASP.NET Developer
12 22 (3.07%) Analyst
13 19 (2.65%) Web Developer
14 18 (2.51%) Agile Java Developer
14 18 (2.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (2.37%) Automation Tester
15 17 (2.37%) Software Engineer
15 17 (2.37%) Senior Java Developer
16 16 (2.23%) Test Analyst
17 15 (2.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (33.61%) .NET
2 182 (25.38%) HTML
3 152 (21.20%) CSS
4 148 (20.64%) Web Services
5 135 (18.83%) ASP.NET
6 123 (17.15%) Spring
7 116 (16.18%) jQuery
8 114 (15.90%) HTML5
9 103 (14.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 103 (14.37%) AngularJS
10 88 (12.27%) XML
11 78 (10.88%) .NET Framework
12 74 (10.32%) RESTful
13 72 (10.04%) Ajax
14 70 (9.76%) CSS3
15 65 (9.07%) Hibernate
16 64 (8.93%) REST
17 48 (6.69%) WCF
18 47 (6.56%) KnockoutJS
19 43 (6.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.86%) Open Source
2 35 (4.88%) Fixed Income
3 29 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.35%) User Experience
6 23 (3.21%) Derivative
7 22 (3.07%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (1.95%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.53%) Inversion of Control
10 11 (1.53%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.53%) Digital Media
11 9 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.26%) Online Games
11 9 (1.26%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.12%) Equities
13 7 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 6 (0.84%) iPhone
15 5 (0.70%) Wiki
15 5 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 73 (10.18%) Linux
2 47 (6.56%) UNIX
3 46 (6.42%) Windows
4 29 (4.04%) Apple iOS
5 23 (3.21%) Android
6 6 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.42%) AIX
9 3 (0.42%) Solaris
10 2 (0.28%) Debian
10 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (83.54%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (44.07%) BDD
3 232 (32.36%) Scrum
4 205 (28.59%) MVC
5 148 (20.64%) Continuous Integration
6 139 (19.39%) OO
7 130 (18.13%) E-Commerce
8 59 (8.23%) Test Automation
9 56 (7.81%) Multithreading
10 54 (7.53%) Software Engineering
11 50 (6.97%) Kanban
12 44 (6.14%) Unit Testing
12 44 (6.14%) Pair Programming
13 39 (5.44%) Domain-Driven Design
14 35 (4.88%) DevOps
15 33 (4.60%) Automated Testing
16 31 (4.32%) SOA
17 30 (4.18%) User Stories
17 30 (4.18%) Low Latency
18 29 (4.04%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 310 (43.24%) Java
2 252 (35.15%) C#
3 238 (33.19%) JavaScript
4 161 (22.45%) SQL
5 73 (10.18%) Ruby
6 67 (9.34%) Scala
7 56 (7.81%) PHP
8 45 (6.28%) Python
9 27 (3.77%) C++
9 27 (3.77%) Groovy
10 26 (3.63%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.37%) Clojure
12 16 (2.23%) Objective-C
13 13 (1.81%) C
14 12 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.39%) XAML
16 9 (1.26%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.84%) Perl
17 6 (0.84%) F#
17 6 (0.84%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 49 (6.83%) Degree
2 14 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.70%) ISEB
5 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.14%) MCSD
6 1 (0.14%) MCSE
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.48%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (0.42%) HDFS
2 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) Varnish
3 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (1.81%) Puppet
2 10 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.56%) Salt
4 3 (0.42%) Oozie
4 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.28%) Control-M
5 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.14%) WMI
6 1 (0.14%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.14%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 61 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.23%) Oracle
3 36 (5.02%) Sybase
4 29 (4.04%) TIBCO
5 22 (3.07%) Zend
5 22 (3.07%) Sitecore
6 19 (2.65%) JBoss
7 12 (1.67%) EPiServer
7 12 (1.67%) ION Trading
8 10 (1.39%) Ektron
9 8 (1.12%) Informatica
10 7 (0.98%) Murex
10 7 (0.98%) Fidessa
10 7 (0.98%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.84%) Apple
11 6 (0.84%) Adobe
12 5 (0.70%) Google
12 5 (0.70%) Atlassian
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago