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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 68 57 80
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Contract jobs citing BDD 684 768 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.04% 3.29% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 4.21% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 613 440
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
17601 18256 16725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.28% 78.22% 77.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12320 13018 11607
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 228 233
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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
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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 +6 193 £450 +2.56% 75
Osterley +2 4 £490 +5.37%
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £375 - 4
Canary Wharf -6 3 £425 -19.04%
Croydon - 3 £381 -
Hammersmith - 3 £473 -
Chiswick +2 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £525 -
Westminster +3 1 £550 +29.41%
Hounslow -6 1 £490 -3.92%
Paddington - 1 £500 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 1128 (81.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1119 (80.39%) TDD
3 592 (42.53%) Java
4 574 (41.24%) Scrum
5 496 (35.63%) JavaScript
6 477 (34.27%) HTML
7 349 (25.07%) CSS
8 341 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
9 326 (23.42%) C#
10 317 (22.77%) OO
11 306 (21.98%) AngularJS
12 305 (21.91%) HTML5
13 304 (21.84%) Cucumber
14 294 (21.12%) MVC
15 289 (20.76%) .NET
16 268 (19.25%) Git (software)
17 250 (17.96%) Web Services
18 247 (17.74%) Selenium
19 235 (16.88%) CSS3
20 226 (16.24%) Ruby
21 223 (16.02%) RESTful
22 218 (15.66%) SQL
23 215 (15.45%) Finance
24 201 (14.44%) Kanban
25 198 (14.22%) E-Commerce
25 198 (14.22%) REST
26 179 (12.86%) jQuery
27 167 (12.00%) Linux
28 164 (11.78%) QA
29 158 (11.35%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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
1 148 (10.63%) Node.js
2 73 (5.24%) CMS
3 39 (2.80%) Apache
4 37 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
5 36 (2.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 32 (2.30%) Tomcat
7 31 (2.23%) Umbraco
8 30 (2.16%) Confluence
9 25 (1.80%) Drupal
10 24 (1.72%) Kentico
11 20 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (1.15%) Apache Spark
13 14 (1.01%) IIS
14 12 (0.86%) nginx
15 10 (0.72%) SharePoint
15 10 (0.72%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.65%) JBoss
17 8 (0.57%) Mule ESB
18 7 (0.50%) Alfresco
18 7 (0.50%) Mule
Applications
1 25 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.43%) MS Office
2 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.29%) Mingle
4 3 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Magento
1 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.072%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.072%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.072%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.072%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 84 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (1.36%) GitHub
4 15 (1.08%) SaaS
5 12 (0.86%) Heroku
6 11 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (0.57%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.29%) PaaS
11 3 (0.22%) Force.com
11 3 (0.22%) Trello
11 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.14%) Joyent
13 1 (0.072%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.072%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.03%) HTTP
2 36 (2.59%) Internet
3 8 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (0.50%) HTTPS
4 7 (0.50%) AMQP
5 6 (0.43%) VPN
6 5 (0.36%) Firewall
6 5 (0.36%) FTP
7 3 (0.22%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.14%) SNA
8 2 (0.14%) DMZ
8 2 (0.14%) Intranet
8 2 (0.14%) UPnP
9 1 (0.072%) DVB
9 1 (0.072%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 139 (9.99%) MongoDB
3 107 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 91 (6.54%) Relational Database
5 61 (4.38%) MySQL
6 55 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
7 51 (3.66%) Hadoop
8 49 (3.52%) Big Data
9 47 (3.38%) Redis
10 34 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 33 (2.37%) RDBMS
12 25 (1.80%) Neo4j
13 23 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (1.58%) Apache Hive
15 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (1.08%) HBase
16 15 (1.08%) Impala
17 13 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
17 13 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 304 (21.84%) Cucumber
2 268 (19.25%) Git (software)
3 247 (17.74%) Selenium
4 134 (9.63%) Jenkins
4 134 (9.63%) Subversion
5 118 (8.48%) Maven
6 114 (8.19%) WebDriver
7 111 (7.97%) SpecFlow
8 109 (7.83%) JIRA
9 102 (7.33%) Jasmine
10 89 (6.39%) JUnit
11 59 (4.24%) TeamCity
12 58 (4.17%) Mockito
13 52 (3.74%) RSpec
14 51 (3.66%) Grunt
14 51 (3.66%) NUnit
15 42 (3.02%) Calabash
16 36 (2.59%) JBehave
17 34 (2.44%) JMeter
18 31 (2.23%) Hudson
General
1 215 (15.45%) Finance
2 93 (6.68%) Banking
3 44 (3.16%) Games
4 38 (2.73%) Publishing
5 33 (2.37%) Retail
6 32 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 29 (2.08%) Front Office
8 19 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.29%) Marketing
10 16 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.86%) Advertising
12 7 (0.50%) Electronics
13 6 (0.43%) Back Office
14 5 (0.36%) Automotive
15 4 (0.29%) Legal
16 3 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.22%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.14%) Music Industry
18 1 (0.072%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 928 (66.67%) Developer
2 255 (18.32%) Java Developer
3 179 (12.86%) Senior Developer
4 116 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 112 (8.05%) .NET Developer
6 105 (7.54%) Analyst
7 88 (6.32%) Tester
8 83 (5.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 68 (4.89%) Front-End Developer
10 66 (4.74%) Senior Java Developer
11 60 (4.31%) Test Analyst
12 51 (3.66%) Automation Tester
13 50 (3.59%) AWS Developer
14 44 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
15 40 (2.87%) PHP Developer
15 40 (2.87%) Business Analyst
16 39 (2.80%) Architect
17 34 (2.44%) Scala Developer
17 34 (2.44%) Web Developer
18 30 (2.16%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (34.27%) HTML
2 349 (25.07%) CSS
3 306 (21.98%) AngularJS
4 305 (21.91%) HTML5
5 289 (20.76%) .NET
6 250 (17.96%) Web Services
7 235 (16.88%) CSS3
8 223 (16.02%) RESTful
9 198 (14.22%) REST
10 179 (12.86%) jQuery
11 157 (11.28%) Spring
12 131 (9.41%) XML
13 130 (9.34%) ASP.NET
14 108 (7.76%) JSON
14 108 (7.76%) Backbone.js
15 105 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 80 (5.75%) .NET Framework
17 77 (5.53%) Hibernate
18 74 (5.32%) SOAP
19 72 (5.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.11%) User Experience
2 87 (6.25%) Open Source
3 64 (4.60%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.51%) Derivative
4 35 (2.51%) Digital Media
5 34 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
9 18 (1.29%) iPhone
10 15 (1.08%) iPad
11 13 (0.93%) W3C
11 13 (0.93%) Equities
11 13 (0.93%) Video on Demand
11 13 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
12 12 (0.86%) Online Games
13 11 (0.79%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
14 10 (0.72%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 167 (12.00%) Linux
2 90 (6.47%) UNIX
3 82 (5.89%) Android
4 80 (5.75%) Apple iOS
5 56 (4.02%) Windows
6 40 (2.87%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.86%) CentOS
8 10 (0.72%) Windows Phone
9 9 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
10 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.072%) SUSE
13 1 (0.072%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1128 (81.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1119 (80.39%) TDD
3 574 (41.24%) Scrum
4 341 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
5 317 (22.77%) OO
6 294 (21.12%) MVC
7 201 (14.44%) Kanban
8 198 (14.22%) E-Commerce
9 158 (11.35%) Test Automation
10 143 (10.27%) Pair Programming
11 114 (8.19%) Responsive Web Design
12 103 (7.40%) OOP
13 101 (7.26%) Software Engineering
14 100 (7.18%) SOA
15 98 (7.04%) DevOps
16 86 (6.18%) Unit Testing
17 77 (5.53%) Mentoring
18 74 (5.32%) User Stories
19 72 (5.17%) Automated Testing
20 69 (4.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 592 (42.53%) Java
2 496 (35.63%) JavaScript
3 326 (23.42%) C#
4 226 (16.24%) Ruby
5 218 (15.66%) SQL
6 121 (8.69%) Scala
7 120 (8.62%) PHP
8 78 (5.60%) Python
9 53 (3.81%) Groovy
10 30 (2.16%) Objective-C
11 24 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.58%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.51%) Perl
14 15 (1.08%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.93%) C++
15 13 (0.93%) C
15 13 (0.93%) Clojure
16 12 (0.86%) Go
17 7 (0.50%) XPath
17 7 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (4.60%) Degree
2 33 (2.37%) ISEB
3 32 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.51%) ISTQB
5 12 (0.86%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.14%) HND
8 1 (0.072%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (11.78%) QA
2 4 (0.29%) WAI
3 3 (0.22%) Basel III
3 3 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.072%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (1.15%) Docker
1 16 (1.15%) Apache Flume
1 16 (1.15%) Varnish
2 13 (0.93%) HDFS
3 6 (0.43%) vCloud
4 5 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.14%) vSphere
5 2 (0.14%) XenApp
5 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.072%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 64 (4.60%) Puppet
2 36 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (2.23%) Ansible
4 19 (1.36%) Vagrant
5 15 (1.08%) Salt
6 12 (0.86%) Oozie
7 7 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.43%) Capistrano
9 5 (0.36%) Kibana
10 4 (0.29%) Mesos
10 4 (0.29%) logstash
11 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.072%) Control-M
12 1 (0.072%) Nagios
12 1 (0.072%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.072%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 93 (6.68%) Microsoft
2 62 (4.45%) Oracle
3 43 (3.09%) Sitecore
4 30 (2.16%) Google
5 24 (1.72%) EPiServer
6 16 (1.15%) Rackspace
6 16 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 16 (1.15%) Adobe
7 15 (1.08%) Apple
8 13 (0.93%) Zend
9 10 (0.72%) Sybase
10 8 (0.57%) hybris
10 8 (0.57%) IBM
10 8 (0.57%) VMware
11 7 (0.50%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.36%) HP
12 5 (0.36%) Twitter
12 5 (0.36%) Ektron
12 5 (0.36%) Xamarin
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £700 to £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £299 - £451 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £275 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago