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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 55 85 118
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +33
Contract jobs citing BDD 809 569 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.45% 2.30% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 2.96% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 463 331
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
18116 19252 17120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.33% 77.66% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13360 13477 11722
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 243 308
Average hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £57.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +40 184 £434 +2.00% 63
Isleworth - 4 £378 - 6
Canary Wharf - 2 £575 -
Wimbledon - 1 £400 -
Bromley - 1 £350 -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1380 (81.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1364 (80.57%) TDD
3 734 (43.35%) Java
4 672 (39.69%) Scrum
5 581 (34.32%) JavaScript
6 515 (30.42%) HTML
7 447 (26.40%) Continuous Integration
8 400 (23.63%) CSS
9 399 (23.57%) Cucumber
10 381 (22.50%) C#
11 378 (22.33%) MVC
12 356 (21.03%) .NET
13 352 (20.79%) OO
14 343 (20.26%) HTML5
15 336 (19.85%) Ruby
16 307 (18.13%) Web Services
17 285 (16.83%) Selenium
18 274 (16.18%) AngularJS
19 268 (15.83%) Git (software)
20 238 (14.06%) SQL
21 232 (13.70%) CSS3
22 225 (13.29%) Kanban
23 222 (13.11%) QA
24 220 (12.99%) jQuery
25 216 (12.76%) Spring
26 215 (12.70%) Test Automation
27 212 (12.52%) RESTful
28 210 (12.40%) REST
29 199 (11.75%) E-Commerce
30 192 (11.34%) Open Source

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 136 (8.03%) Node.js
2 96 (5.67%) CMS
3 46 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 37 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 36 (2.13%) Apache
6 34 (2.01%) IIS
7 29 (1.71%) Drupal
8 27 (1.59%) Apache Solr
9 25 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
10 22 (1.30%) Adobe CQ
11 21 (1.24%) nginx
12 19 (1.12%) Confluence
12 19 (1.12%) Umbraco
13 15 (0.89%) JBoss
14 14 (0.83%) SharePoint
15 7 (0.41%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.35%) Liferay
16 6 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 55 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.18%) MS Office
4 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.12%) Mingle
5 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.65%) ION MarketView
1 11 (0.65%) RMDS
2 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.24%) Magento
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Endur
4 2 (0.12%) Summit
5 1 (0.059%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.059%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.059%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.12%) GitHub
5 12 (0.71%) SaaS
6 11 (0.65%) Joyent
7 9 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.35%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.24%) Heroku
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) Trello
12 1 (0.059%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.059%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.059%) PaaS
12 1 (0.059%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 74 (4.37%) HTTP
2 24 (1.42%) Internet
3 12 (0.71%) Intranet
4 10 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.35%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.18%) AMQP
8 2 (0.12%) Firewall
8 2 (0.12%) SSL
8 2 (0.12%) VPN
8 2 (0.12%) FTP
8 2 (0.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.059%) MVNO
9 1 (0.059%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.059%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.059%) LDAP
9 1 (0.059%) DMZ
9 1 (0.059%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 158 (9.33%) MongoDB
3 126 (7.44%) NoSQL
4 87 (5.14%) MySQL
5 62 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 47 (2.78%) Redis
7 45 (2.66%) Big Data
8 40 (2.36%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.24%) Relational Database
10 36 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.12%) CouchDB
13 18 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (1.00%) Neo4j
15 15 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (0.89%) RavenDB
16 12 (0.71%) Oracle Database
17 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
18 9 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 8 (0.47%) HBase
Development Applications
1 399 (23.57%) Cucumber
2 285 (16.83%) Selenium
3 268 (15.83%) Git (software)
4 153 (9.04%) WebDriver
5 152 (8.98%) SpecFlow
6 146 (8.62%) Subversion
7 143 (8.45%) Jenkins
8 122 (7.21%) JUnit
9 118 (6.97%) Maven
10 104 (6.14%) NUnit
11 102 (6.02%) JIRA
12 101 (5.97%) Jasmine
13 85 (5.02%) Hudson
14 80 (4.73%) TeamCity
15 61 (3.60%) Rhino Mocks
16 57 (3.37%) WATIR
16 57 (3.37%) Calabash
17 56 (3.31%) Mockito
18 55 (3.25%) RSpec
19 47 (2.78%) Capybara
General
1 187 (11.05%) Finance
2 99 (5.85%) Banking
3 45 (2.66%) Investment Banking
4 43 (2.54%) Retail
5 42 (2.48%) Publishing
6 35 (2.07%) Games
7 31 (1.83%) Front Office
8 23 (1.36%) Advertising
8 23 (1.36%) Legal
9 22 (1.30%) Marketing
10 21 (1.24%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.47%) Back Office
13 7 (0.41%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.30%) Law
15 4 (0.24%) Electronics
15 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.18%) Billing
16 3 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1074 (63.44%) Developer
2 293 (17.31%) Java Developer
3 192 (11.34%) Senior Developer
4 147 (8.68%) .NET Developer
5 132 (7.80%) Analyst
6 130 (7.68%) Tester
7 114 (6.73%) C# Developer
8 82 (4.84%) Front-End Developer
9 77 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
10 75 (4.43%) Automation Tester
11 70 (4.13%) Test Engineer
12 65 (3.84%) Senior Java Developer
12 65 (3.84%) PHP Developer
13 62 (3.66%) Business Analyst
14 61 (3.60%) Test Analyst
15 55 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
16 50 (2.95%) Web Developer
17 48 (2.84%) Ruby Developer
18 45 (2.66%) Ruby on Rails Developer
19 43 (2.54%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 515 (30.42%) HTML
2 400 (23.63%) CSS
3 356 (21.03%) .NET
4 343 (20.26%) HTML5
5 307 (18.13%) Web Services
6 274 (16.18%) AngularJS
7 232 (13.70%) CSS3
8 220 (12.99%) jQuery
9 216 (12.76%) Spring
10 212 (12.52%) RESTful
11 210 (12.40%) REST
12 186 (10.99%) XML
13 180 (10.63%) ASP.NET
14 159 (9.39%) Backbone.js
15 130 (7.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 115 (6.79%) Ajax
17 103 (6.08%) JSON
18 100 (5.91%) KnockoutJS
19 96 (5.67%) Ruby on Rails
20 85 (5.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 192 (11.34%) Open Source
2 107 (6.32%) User Experience
3 86 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (4.25%) Mobile App
5 46 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 41 (2.42%) Digital Media
7 31 (1.83%) Derivative
8 30 (1.77%) Inversion of Control
9 28 (1.65%) Blog
10 23 (1.36%) Data Structures
10 23 (1.36%) Fixed Income
10 23 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 22 (1.30%) Algorithms
12 21 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.95%) Video on Demand
14 14 (0.83%) Taxonomies
14 14 (0.83%) Online Games
14 14 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
15 13 (0.77%) iPad
16 11 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 158 (9.33%) Linux
2 89 (5.26%) UNIX
3 79 (4.67%) Android
4 76 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 59 (3.48%) Windows
6 22 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 17 (1.00%) CentOS
8 8 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.18%) AIX
11 3 (0.18%) Solaris
12 2 (0.12%) Debian
13 1 (0.059%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.059%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.059%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1380 (81.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1364 (80.57%) TDD
3 672 (39.69%) Scrum
4 447 (26.40%) Continuous Integration
5 378 (22.33%) MVC
6 352 (20.79%) OO
7 225 (13.29%) Kanban
8 215 (12.70%) Test Automation
9 199 (11.75%) E-Commerce
10 142 (8.39%) Pair Programming
11 132 (7.80%) Automated Testing
12 115 (6.79%) User Stories
13 113 (6.67%) OOP
13 113 (6.67%) Software Engineering
14 112 (6.62%) DevOps
15 91 (5.38%) Mentoring
16 90 (5.32%) Web Development
17 86 (5.08%) Test Scripting
17 86 (5.08%) Responsive Web Design
18 83 (4.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 734 (43.35%) Java
2 581 (34.32%) JavaScript
3 381 (22.50%) C#
4 336 (19.85%) Ruby
5 238 (14.06%) SQL
6 162 (9.57%) PHP
7 127 (7.50%) Scala
8 121 (7.15%) Python
9 66 (3.90%) Groovy
10 48 (2.84%) Objective-C
11 42 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 30 (1.77%) PHP5
13 28 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.48%) Perl
15 23 (1.36%) Clojure
16 20 (1.18%) C
17 19 (1.12%) Golang
18 18 (1.06%) C++
19 17 (1.00%) F#
20 15 (0.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 83 (4.90%) Degree
2 55 (3.25%) ISEB
3 43 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 30 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.71%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.12%) CBAP
8 1 (0.059%) IIBA
8 1 (0.059%) HND
8 1 (0.059%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.059%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (13.11%) QA
2 1 (0.059%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (1.00%) Varnish
2 7 (0.41%) Docker
3 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.24%) vCloud
3 4 (0.24%) HDFS
4 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.059%) GridGain
5 1 (0.059%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.059%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.059%) XenApp
5 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.059%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 72 (4.25%) Puppet
2 56 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (1.48%) Ansible
4 20 (1.18%) Vagrant
5 15 (0.89%) ZABBIX
6 14 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (0.83%) Capistrano
7 11 (0.65%) Salt
8 10 (0.59%) YUM
9 7 (0.41%) logstash
9 7 (0.41%) Oozie
10 4 (0.24%) Mesos
11 3 (0.18%) Kibana
12 2 (0.12%) Nagios
12 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.059%) WMI
Vendors
1 136 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 61 (3.60%) Zend
3 60 (3.54%) Oracle
4 35 (2.07%) Rackspace
5 27 (1.59%) Sitecore
5 27 (1.59%) Google
6 15 (0.89%) Adobe
6 15 (0.89%) TIBCO
7 13 (0.77%) Red Hat
8 11 (0.65%) ION Trading
9 10 (0.59%) HP
10 9 (0.53%) Twitter
11 8 (0.47%) Sybase
12 7 (0.41%) Facebook
13 6 (0.35%) VMware
13 6 (0.35%) Apple
14 5 (0.30%) hybris
14 5 (0.30%) SAP
14 5 (0.30%) Informatica
15 4 (0.24%) Bloomberg
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
North London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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