The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 49 76 177
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +101
Contract jobs citing BDD 845 628 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.64% 2.59% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 3.39% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 522 248
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17871 18539 19491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.96% 76.45% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12505 12880 12937
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 264 370
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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 +34 190 £450 +12.42% 73
Canary Wharf +26 2 £600 +23.96%
Bromley +3 2 £400 - 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £215 -
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 2
Chessington - - - -
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Westminster - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1305 (81.16%) TDD
2 758 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
3 734 (45.65%) Java
4 647 (40.24%) Scrum
5 508 (31.59%) JavaScript
6 463 (28.79%) Cucumber
7 453 (28.17%) HTML
8 394 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
9 374 (23.26%) CSS
10 364 (22.64%) Ruby
11 362 (22.51%) C#
12 342 (21.27%) Selenium
13 315 (19.59%) OO
14 305 (18.97%) Web Services
15 296 (18.41%) .NET
16 286 (17.79%) Test Automation
17 272 (16.92%) Git (software)
17 272 (16.92%) MVC
18 260 (16.17%) XML
19 254 (15.80%) E-Commerce
20 241 (14.99%) QA
21 237 (14.74%) SQL
22 233 (14.49%) HTML5
23 216 (13.43%) WebDriver
24 210 (13.06%) Open Source
25 207 (12.87%) Spring
26 203 (12.62%) Kanban
27 200 (12.44%) Finance
28 198 (12.31%) jQuery
29 180 (11.19%) RESTful

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 120 (7.46%) CMS
2 109 (6.78%) Node.js
3 47 (2.92%) Umbraco
4 34 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.93%) IIS
5 31 (1.93%) Adobe CQ
6 23 (1.43%) Drupal
7 17 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.00%) Apache
9 11 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.68%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.56%) Mule
11 9 (0.56%) Apache Pig
12 7 (0.44%) Liferay
13 6 (0.37%) Sitefinity
13 6 (0.37%) Jetty
13 6 (0.37%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.25%) Alfresco
Applications
1 56 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.37%) MS Office
4 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.06%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.31%) RMDS
3 5 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.25%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.19%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) Endur
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.062%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.31%) SaaS
4 15 (0.93%) GitHub
5 13 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.44%) Joyent
6 7 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.37%) PaaS
7 6 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
8 5 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.31%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.25%) Heroku
10 3 (0.19%) IaaS
11 1 (0.062%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.23%) HTTP
2 37 (2.30%) Internet
3 10 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.50%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.19%) SSL
6 2 (0.12%) Intranet
6 2 (0.12%) AMQP
7 1 (0.062%) DVB
7 1 (0.062%) SSH
7 1 (0.062%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 138 (8.58%) MongoDB
3 133 (8.27%) NoSQL
4 75 (4.66%) MySQL
5 58 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 51 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 46 (2.86%) Big Data
7 46 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (1.55%) Redis
9 24 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.37%) RavenDB
11 19 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 18 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.87%) CouchDB
16 10 (0.62%) Oracle Database
17 9 (0.56%) Apache Hive
17 9 (0.56%) HBase
Development Applications
1 463 (28.79%) Cucumber
2 342 (21.27%) Selenium
3 272 (16.92%) Git (software)
4 216 (13.43%) WebDriver
5 168 (10.45%) Jenkins
6 144 (8.96%) JUnit
6 144 (8.96%) Subversion
7 130 (8.08%) TeamCity
8 129 (8.02%) SpecFlow
9 116 (7.21%) JBehave
10 114 (7.09%) Hudson
11 89 (5.53%) JIRA
12 84 (5.22%) WATIR
13 83 (5.16%) Mockito
14 82 (5.10%) Maven
15 73 (4.54%) Calabash
16 66 (4.10%) RSpec
17 61 (3.79%) Jasmine
18 59 (3.67%) Capybara
19 50 (3.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 200 (12.44%) Finance
2 76 (4.73%) Banking
3 50 (3.11%) Front Office
4 45 (2.80%) Retail
5 43 (2.67%) Publishing
6 35 (2.18%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.87%) Games
8 28 (1.74%) Back Office
9 24 (1.49%) Marketing
10 16 (1.00%) Advertising
11 13 (0.81%) Telecoms
12 12 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.68%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.62%) Legal
15 7 (0.44%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.31%) Law
17 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.25%) French Language
18 3 (0.19%) Local Government
18 3 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 989 (61.50%) Developer
2 259 (16.11%) Java Developer
3 165 (10.26%) Tester
4 138 (8.58%) Senior Developer
5 136 (8.46%) Analyst
6 127 (7.90%) .NET Developer
7 86 (5.35%) C# Developer
8 85 (5.29%) Automation Tester
9 79 (4.91%) Test Engineer
10 71 (4.42%) Ruby Developer
11 69 (4.29%) Test Analyst
12 58 (3.61%) Business Analyst
13 56 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
14 52 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
15 51 (3.17%) PHP Developer
16 50 (3.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
17 48 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
18 44 (2.74%) Scala Developer
19 41 (2.55%) Web Developer
20 40 (2.49%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (28.17%) HTML
2 374 (23.26%) CSS
3 305 (18.97%) Web Services
4 296 (18.41%) .NET
5 260 (16.17%) XML
6 233 (14.49%) HTML5
7 207 (12.87%) Spring
8 198 (12.31%) jQuery
9 180 (11.19%) RESTful
10 175 (10.88%) AngularJS
11 170 (10.57%) CSS3
12 169 (10.51%) ASP.NET
13 158 (9.83%) JSON
14 154 (9.58%) REST
15 126 (7.84%) Backbone.js
16 120 (7.46%) Ruby on Rails
17 110 (6.84%) Ajax
18 108 (6.72%) SOAP
18 108 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
19 96 (5.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 210 (13.06%) Open Source
2 111 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 71 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (2.11%) Digital Media
6 31 (1.93%) Derivative
7 27 (1.68%) Inversion of Control
8 25 (1.55%) Equities
9 23 (1.43%) Video on Demand
10 21 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
11 18 (1.12%) IPTV
12 17 (1.06%) New Media
13 12 (0.75%) Online Games
13 12 (0.75%) Fixed Income
13 12 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.68%) Taxonomies
14 11 (0.68%) Visualisation
15 10 (0.62%) iPhone
15 10 (0.62%) Social Media
15 10 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 127 (7.90%) Linux
2 101 (6.28%) Android
3 97 (6.03%) Apple iOS
4 76 (4.73%) Windows
5 63 (3.92%) UNIX
6 35 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.56%) AIX
8 9 (0.56%) Solaris
8 9 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.50%) CentOS
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.062%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1305 (81.16%) TDD
2 758 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
3 647 (40.24%) Scrum
4 394 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
5 315 (19.59%) OO
6 286 (17.79%) Test Automation
7 272 (16.92%) MVC
8 254 (15.80%) E-Commerce
9 203 (12.62%) Kanban
10 165 (10.26%) Pair Programming
11 146 (9.08%) Software Engineering
12 127 (7.90%) User Stories
13 112 (6.97%) Automated Testing
14 97 (6.03%) SOA
15 87 (5.41%) OOP
16 83 (5.16%) Test Scripting
17 77 (4.79%) Unit Testing
18 75 (4.66%) Automation Testing
18 75 (4.66%) DevOps
19 72 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 734 (45.65%) Java
2 508 (31.59%) JavaScript
3 364 (22.64%) Ruby
4 362 (22.51%) C#
5 237 (14.74%) SQL
6 129 (8.02%) Python
7 114 (7.09%) PHP
7 114 (7.09%) Scala
8 62 (3.86%) Groovy
9 56 (3.48%) Objective-C
10 31 (1.93%) Shell Script
11 24 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.24%) Perl
12 20 (1.24%) Clojure
13 16 (1.00%) XPath
13 16 (1.00%) PHP5
13 16 (1.00%) C
14 13 (0.81%) XQuery
14 13 (0.81%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 74 (4.60%) Degree
2 72 (4.48%) ISEB
3 45 (2.80%) ISTQB
4 25 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 24 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.37%) CBAP
7 3 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.062%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.062%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.062%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (14.99%) QA
2 4 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (0.56%) Varnish
2 6 (0.37%) HDFS
3 4 (0.25%) Cygwin
4 3 (0.19%) vCloud
5 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (2.67%) Puppet
2 41 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (1.00%) Capistrano
4 12 (0.75%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.56%) Nagios
6 8 (0.50%) Oozie
7 7 (0.44%) Salt
7 7 (0.44%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.31%) Control-M
8 5 (0.31%) YUM
9 3 (0.19%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.12%) Ansible
10 2 (0.12%) Graylog2
10 2 (0.12%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.062%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.062%) WMI
Vendors
1 119 (7.40%) Microsoft
2 66 (4.10%) Oracle
3 41 (2.55%) Google
4 34 (2.11%) JBoss
5 33 (2.05%) Zend
6 31 (1.93%) Adobe
7 23 (1.43%) Rackspace
8 17 (1.06%) Venda
8 17 (1.06%) Informatica
9 13 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 13 (0.81%) VMware
10 12 (0.75%) HP
11 8 (0.50%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.50%) Apple
11 8 (0.50%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.50%) Bloomberg
11 8 (0.50%) Murex
11 8 (0.50%) Fidessa
12 7 (0.44%) Sybase
12 7 (0.44%) Akamai
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