The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 53 80 137
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +57
Contract jobs citing BDD 889 640 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.65% 2.56% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 3.34% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 538 322
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
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 - - -
BDD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18761 19158 19398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.11% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13057 13421 13065
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in London

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the London region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in London

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in London

BDD
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

BDD Hourly Rate Trend in London

BDD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +48 202 £450 +5.88% 54
Bromley - 11 £375 - 4
Canary Wharf +17 3 £575 +18.80%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £215 - 1
Hounslow -3 1 £500 +11.11%
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 4
Surbiton - 1 - - 1
Westminster - 1 £690 -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hornchurch - - - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1351 (80.75%) TDD
2 774 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
3 756 (45.19%) Java
4 669 (39.99%) Scrum
5 531 (31.74%) JavaScript
6 454 (27.14%) HTML
7 446 (26.66%) Cucumber
8 422 (25.22%) Continuous Integration
9 380 (22.71%) CSS
10 366 (21.88%) OO
11 362 (21.64%) C#
12 349 (20.86%) Ruby
13 325 (19.43%) MVC
14 321 (19.19%) Web Services
15 315 (18.83%) .NET
15 315 (18.83%) Selenium
16 272 (16.26%) XML
17 271 (16.20%) Git (software)
17 271 (16.20%) Test Automation
18 251 (15.00%) HTML5
19 237 (14.17%) SQL
20 236 (14.11%) QA
21 233 (13.93%) E-Commerce
22 226 (13.51%) Spring
23 204 (12.19%) AngularJS
24 198 (11.84%) WebDriver
24 198 (11.84%) RESTful
25 197 (11.78%) jQuery
26 196 (11.72%) Open Source
27 193 (11.54%) Kanban

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 128 (7.65%) Node.js
2 112 (6.69%) CMS
3 44 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 35 (2.09%) IIS
5 30 (1.79%) Adobe CQ
5 30 (1.79%) Apache
6 26 (1.55%) Umbraco
7 24 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.08%) Drupal
9 15 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.60%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.48%) Confluence
11 8 (0.48%) Mule
12 7 (0.42%) nginx
12 7 (0.42%) Liferay
12 7 (0.42%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.36%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.36%) Sitefinity
13 6 (0.36%) Jetty
Applications
1 65 (3.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.42%) MS Office
4 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.60%) RMDS
2 9 (0.54%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.18%) Magento
5 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Endur
6 1 (0.060%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.060%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.26%) SaaS
4 20 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.14%) GitHub
6 12 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.36%) PaaS
10 5 (0.30%) Heroku
10 5 (0.30%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.18%) IaaS
12 1 (0.060%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.060%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.060%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.89%) HTTP
2 27 (1.61%) Internet
3 10 (0.60%) Intranet
4 8 (0.48%) Wireshark
4 8 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.18%) SSL
6 2 (0.12%) AMQP
7 1 (0.060%) DMZ
7 1 (0.060%) LDAP
7 1 (0.060%) DVB
7 1 (0.060%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.44%) MongoDB
2 148 (8.85%) NoSQL
3 147 (8.79%) SQL Server
4 91 (5.44%) MySQL
5 57 (3.41%) Relational Database
6 56 (3.35%) Big Data
7 53 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 30 (1.79%) Redis
9 28 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 27 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (1.37%) CouchDB
12 20 (1.20%) RavenDB
12 20 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 446 (26.66%) Cucumber
2 315 (18.83%) Selenium
3 271 (16.20%) Git (software)
4 198 (11.84%) WebDriver
5 170 (10.16%) Jenkins
6 150 (8.97%) JUnit
7 145 (8.67%) Subversion
8 136 (8.13%) SpecFlow
9 120 (7.17%) TeamCity
10 119 (7.11%) Hudson
11 95 (5.68%) JIRA
12 93 (5.56%) JBehave
13 92 (5.50%) Maven
14 83 (4.96%) Mockito
15 77 (4.60%) WATIR
16 76 (4.54%) Jasmine
17 70 (4.18%) RSpec
18 68 (4.06%) Calabash
19 63 (3.77%) Capybara
20 53 (3.17%) NUnit
General
1 190 (11.36%) Finance
2 81 (4.84%) Banking
3 53 (3.17%) Publishing
4 51 (3.05%) Front Office
5 41 (2.45%) Retail
6 39 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.73%) Games
8 26 (1.55%) Advertising
9 23 (1.37%) Back Office
10 21 (1.26%) Marketing
11 15 (0.90%) Legal
12 14 (0.84%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.54%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.42%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.36%) Law
16 4 (0.24%) Billing
17 3 (0.18%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.18%) Local Government
18 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1019 (60.91%) Developer
2 275 (16.44%) Java Developer
3 159 (9.50%) Analyst
4 152 (9.09%) Tester
5 149 (8.91%) Senior Developer
6 136 (8.13%) .NET Developer
7 84 (5.02%) Automation Tester
8 83 (4.96%) C# Developer
8 83 (4.96%) Test Engineer
9 76 (4.54%) Business Analyst
10 74 (4.42%) Test Analyst
11 70 (4.18%) Ruby Developer
12 66 (3.95%) PHP Developer
13 63 (3.77%) Front-End Developer
14 52 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
15 51 (3.05%) Web Developer
16 50 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails Developer
17 49 (2.93%) Agile Business Analyst
18 47 (2.81%) Software Engineer
19 45 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (27.14%) HTML
2 380 (22.71%) CSS
3 321 (19.19%) Web Services
4 315 (18.83%) .NET
5 272 (16.26%) XML
6 251 (15.00%) HTML5
7 226 (13.51%) Spring
8 204 (12.19%) AngularJS
9 198 (11.84%) RESTful
10 197 (11.78%) jQuery
11 185 (11.06%) CSS3
12 179 (10.70%) ASP.NET
13 168 (10.04%) REST
14 160 (9.56%) JSON
15 140 (8.37%) Backbone.js
16 117 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC
17 110 (6.58%) Ruby on Rails
18 108 (6.46%) Ajax
19 98 (5.86%) KnockoutJS
19 98 (5.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 196 (11.72%) Open Source
2 111 (6.63%) Mobile App
3 73 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 51 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (2.15%) Digital Media
6 30 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
6 30 (1.79%) Derivative
7 23 (1.37%) Equities
8 22 (1.32%) Fixed Income
9 21 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
10 18 (1.08%) New Media
11 15 (0.90%) iPhone
11 15 (0.90%) Video on Demand
12 14 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (0.78%) iPad
14 12 (0.72%) Online Games
15 11 (0.66%) IPTV
16 10 (0.60%) Social Media
16 10 (0.60%) Visualisation
16 10 (0.60%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 144 (8.61%) Linux
2 107 (6.40%) Android
3 105 (6.28%) Apple iOS
4 72 (4.30%) UNIX
5 60 (3.59%) Windows
6 18 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.72%) CentOS
8 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.54%) AIX
8 9 (0.54%) Solaris
9 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.060%) Debian
12 1 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.060%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1351 (80.75%) TDD
2 774 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
3 669 (39.99%) Scrum
4 422 (25.22%) Continuous Integration
5 366 (21.88%) OO
6 325 (19.43%) MVC
7 271 (16.20%) Test Automation
8 233 (13.93%) E-Commerce
9 193 (11.54%) Kanban
10 168 (10.04%) Pair Programming
11 155 (9.26%) Software Engineering
12 139 (8.31%) User Stories
13 108 (6.46%) OOP
14 106 (6.34%) Automated Testing
15 94 (5.62%) Test Scripting
16 86 (5.14%) Unit Testing
17 82 (4.90%) SOA
18 80 (4.78%) DevOps
19 71 (4.24%) Web Development
20 69 (4.12%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 756 (45.19%) Java
2 531 (31.74%) JavaScript
3 362 (21.64%) C#
4 349 (20.86%) Ruby
5 237 (14.17%) SQL
6 149 (8.91%) Python
7 125 (7.47%) PHP
8 121 (7.23%) Scala
9 68 (4.06%) Groovy
10 60 (3.59%) Objective-C
11 51 (3.05%) Shell Script
12 32 (1.91%) PHP5
13 25 (1.49%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.32%) C
15 20 (1.20%) Perl
16 19 (1.14%) Clojure
17 17 (1.02%) Bash Shell
18 16 (0.96%) C++
19 14 (0.84%) Golang
20 13 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (4.48%) Degree
2 58 (3.47%) ISEB
3 32 (1.91%) ISTQB
4 30 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 26 (1.55%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.24%) CBAP
7 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.060%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.060%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.060%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (14.11%) QA
2 4 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.24%) HDFS
1 4 (0.24%) vCloud
2 3 (0.18%) Varnish
2 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
3 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.060%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.060%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.060%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (2.75%) Puppet
2 42 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.08%) Vagrant
4 14 (0.84%) ZABBIX
4 14 (0.84%) Capistrano
5 11 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.66%) YUM
6 10 (0.60%) Salt
7 8 (0.48%) Oozie
8 6 (0.36%) Nagios
9 5 (0.30%) Control-M
9 5 (0.30%) Ansible
10 4 (0.24%) logstash
11 3 (0.18%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.12%) OpenIDM
13 1 (0.060%) WMI
13 1 (0.060%) Kibana
Vendors
1 118 (7.05%) Microsoft
2 70 (4.18%) Oracle
3 53 (3.17%) Zend
4 33 (1.97%) Google
5 32 (1.91%) JBoss
6 30 (1.79%) Adobe
7 19 (1.14%) Rackspace
8 17 (1.02%) Sitecore
9 14 (0.84%) TIBCO
10 12 (0.72%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.72%) Informatica
11 9 (0.54%) VMware
11 9 (0.54%) ION Trading
11 9 (0.54%) Twitter
12 8 (0.48%) Bloomberg
12 8 (0.48%) Sybase
12 8 (0.48%) Murex
12 8 (0.48%) Fidessa
12 8 (0.48%) HP
12 8 (0.48%) Apple
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: From £340 to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - initial 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Very very competitive!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £550 per day + Flexible at this stage!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago