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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 45 63 77
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Contract jobs citing BDD 933 698 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.41% 3.29% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 4.09% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 581 449
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £341 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
17632 17050 17380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.28% 80.33% 80.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12602 12214 11927
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 196 238
Average hourly rate £22.12 £21.50 £23.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £48.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 +21 136 £488 +8.33% 68
Croydon -6 6 £400 -
Canary Wharf -2 5 £648 -10.62%
Bromley - 4 £500 -
Westminster -2 3 £550 -11.11%
Osterley +1 2 £488 +53.54%
Wembley - 2 £538 -
Hounslow +2 1 £488 - 1
Hammersmith +1 1 £450 -4.25% 1
Wimbledon -2 1 £303 -24.37%
Twickenham - 1 £375 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1623 (81.44%) TDD
2 1621 (81.33%) Agile Software Development
3 881 (44.20%) Java
4 874 (43.85%) JavaScript
5 650 (32.61%) Scrum
6 638 (32.01%) HTML
7 540 (27.09%) AngularJS
8 539 (27.04%) Git (software)
9 537 (26.94%) CSS
10 530 (26.59%) Continuous Integration
11 457 (22.93%) C#
12 402 (20.17%) Cucumber
13 399 (20.02%) HTML5
14 397 (19.92%) Web Services
15 386 (19.37%) .NET
16 384 (19.27%) MVC
17 357 (17.91%) OO
18 347 (17.41%) Node.js
19 330 (16.56%) MongoDB
20 327 (16.41%) Ruby
21 321 (16.11%) SQL
21 321 (16.11%) RESTful
22 316 (15.86%) CSS3
23 308 (15.45%) Spring
24 303 (15.20%) REST
25 290 (14.55%) Pair Programming
26 284 (14.25%) Jenkins
27 281 (14.10%) Selenium
28 259 (13.00%) Kanban
29 250 (12.54%) NoSQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 347 (17.41%) Node.js
2 125 (6.27%) Tomcat
3 104 (5.22%) Apache
4 69 (3.46%) JBoss
5 62 (3.11%) Jetty
6 60 (3.01%) Apache Spark
7 59 (2.96%) CMS
8 52 (2.61%) Confluence
9 38 (1.91%) Apache Solr
10 35 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (0.95%) IIS
12 17 (0.85%) Umbraco
13 16 (0.80%) Apache Pig
14 15 (0.75%) Alfresco
15 13 (0.65%) Mule
16 12 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 11 (0.55%) nginx
17 11 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
17 11 (0.55%) WebLogic
17 11 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.25%) MS Office
4 4 (0.20%) Mingle
4 4 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.35%) Endur
2 7 (0.35%) Magento
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.20%) BigMachines
4 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 216 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (7.18%) GitHub
3 84 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (1.61%) Heroku
5 23 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.55%) SaaS
10 8 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.35%) Force.com
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
13 3 (0.15%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.15%) MailChimp
13 3 (0.15%) PaaS
14 2 (0.10%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 134 (6.72%) HTTP
2 36 (1.81%) Internet
3 28 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.70%) DVB
5 11 (0.55%) Firewall
6 10 (0.50%) VPN
7 8 (0.40%) Intranet
8 6 (0.30%) SNA
9 5 (0.25%) DSL
10 4 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.15%) DMZ
11 3 (0.15%) Extranet
11 3 (0.15%) FTP
11 3 (0.15%) Network Security
12 1 (0.050%) DNS
12 1 (0.050%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.050%) iBeacon
12 1 (0.050%) NFC
12 1 (0.050%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (16.56%) MongoDB
2 250 (12.54%) NoSQL
3 208 (10.44%) SQL Server
4 157 (7.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 148 (7.43%) MySQL
6 105 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
7 103 (5.17%) Relational Database
8 74 (3.71%) Big Data
8 74 (3.71%) Hadoop
9 72 (3.61%) Redis
10 40 (2.01%) HBase
11 37 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 37 (1.86%) Neo4j
12 35 (1.76%) Apache Hive
13 27 (1.35%) Jackrabbit
14 25 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (1.15%) RavenDB
16 23 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 539 (27.04%) Git (software)
2 402 (20.17%) Cucumber
3 284 (14.25%) Jenkins
4 281 (14.10%) Selenium
5 201 (10.09%) Subversion
6 178 (8.93%) JIRA
6 178 (8.93%) Maven
7 167 (8.38%) SpecFlow
8 152 (7.63%) Jasmine
9 149 (7.48%) Mockito
10 139 (6.97%) WebDriver
11 132 (6.62%) JUnit
12 108 (5.42%) TeamCity
13 82 (4.11%) Gradle
14 73 (3.66%) Grunt
15 71 (3.56%) JMeter
16 70 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
17 68 (3.41%) Protractor
18 63 (3.16%) gulp
19 62 (3.11%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 227 (11.39%) Finance
2 139 (6.97%) Banking
3 52 (2.61%) Investment Banking
4 45 (2.26%) Front Office
5 41 (2.06%) Publishing
6 40 (2.01%) Retail
7 28 (1.40%) Games
8 26 (1.30%) Marketing
9 21 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 15 (0.75%) Back Office
11 13 (0.65%) Advertising
12 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.25%) Billing
14 4 (0.20%) Law
15 3 (0.15%) Arabic Language
15 3 (0.15%) Electronics
15 3 (0.15%) Legal
15 3 (0.15%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.15%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1441 (72.30%) Developer
2 450 (22.58%) Java Developer
3 288 (14.45%) JavaScript Developer
4 221 (11.09%) Senior Developer
5 219 (10.99%) C# Developer
6 218 (10.94%) Agile Developer
7 176 (8.83%) .NET Developer
8 151 (7.58%) Angular Developer
8 151 (7.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 150 (7.53%) Analyst
10 127 (6.37%) Agile Java Developer
11 112 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
12 102 (5.12%) Node.js Developer
12 102 (5.12%) Tester
13 98 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
13 98 (4.92%) Test Analyst
14 91 (4.57%) ASP.NET Developer
14 91 (4.57%) Scala Developer
15 87 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 86 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 638 (32.01%) HTML
2 540 (27.09%) AngularJS
3 537 (26.94%) CSS
4 399 (20.02%) HTML5
5 397 (19.92%) Web Services
6 386 (19.37%) .NET
7 321 (16.11%) RESTful
8 316 (15.86%) CSS3
9 308 (15.45%) Spring
10 303 (15.20%) REST
11 229 (11.49%) ASP.NET
12 225 (11.29%) jQuery
13 189 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 168 (8.43%) React
15 152 (7.63%) Sass
16 143 (7.18%) JSON
17 140 (7.02%) Hibernate
18 108 (5.42%) SOAP
18 108 (5.42%) XML
19 104 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.18%) User Experience
2 85 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 53 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 30 (1.51%) iPhone
6 29 (1.46%) Blog
7 28 (1.40%) iPad
8 26 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.25%) Fintech
10 22 (1.10%) Derivative
10 22 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
11 20 (1.00%) Visualisation
12 19 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 16 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
13 16 (0.80%) Video on Demand
14 15 (0.75%) Algorithms
14 15 (0.75%) Digital Media
14 15 (0.75%) Hedge funds
15 13 (0.65%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 193 (9.68%) Linux
2 137 (6.87%) Unix
3 119 (5.97%) Apple iOS
4 94 (4.72%) Android
5 51 (2.56%) Windows
6 37 (1.86%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.75%) CentOS
8 13 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.40%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.15%) Solaris
12 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.10%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.050%) Debian
13 1 (0.050%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1623 (81.44%) TDD
2 1621 (81.33%) Agile Software Development
3 650 (32.61%) Scrum
4 530 (26.59%) Continuous Integration
5 384 (19.27%) MVC
6 357 (17.91%) OO
7 290 (14.55%) Pair Programming
8 259 (13.00%) Kanban
9 224 (11.24%) Test Automation
10 206 (10.34%) E-Commerce
11 193 (9.68%) Software Engineering
12 171 (8.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 170 (8.53%) Front End Development
14 167 (8.38%) Open Source
15 166 (8.33%) Unit Testing
16 124 (6.22%) Multithreading
17 121 (6.07%) DevOps
17 121 (6.07%) OOP
17 121 (6.07%) User Stories
18 111 (5.57%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 881 (44.20%) Java
2 874 (43.85%) JavaScript
3 457 (22.93%) C#
4 327 (16.41%) Ruby
5 321 (16.11%) SQL
6 210 (10.54%) Scala
7 192 (9.63%) Python
8 157 (7.88%) PHP
9 93 (4.67%) Groovy
10 58 (2.91%) ES6
11 57 (2.86%) C++
12 53 (2.66%) Objective-C
13 45 (2.26%) Perl
14 41 (2.06%) T-SQL
15 34 (1.71%) Clojure
16 32 (1.61%) Shell Script
17 31 (1.56%) C
18 28 (1.40%) Apple Swift
19 25 (1.25%) Bash Shell
20 24 (1.20%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 91 (4.57%) Degree
2 66 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 53 (2.66%) ISTQB
4 52 (2.61%) ISEB
5 30 (1.51%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.40%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.25%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.25%) PMP
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.050%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.050%) MCSA
11 1 (0.050%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (9.63%) QA
2 21 (1.05%) SDET
3 8 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.30%) WCAG
5 5 (0.25%) WAI
6 3 (0.15%) SLA
7 2 (0.10%) MiFID
8 1 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.050%) EMIR
8 1 (0.050%) FATCA
System Software
1 122 (6.12%) Docker
2 25 (1.25%) Apache Flume
3 15 (0.75%) HDFS
3 15 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.40%) vCloud
5 7 (0.35%) vSphere
6 4 (0.20%) Varnish
7 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.050%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (2.36%) Puppet
2 45 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (1.51%) Ansible
4 29 (1.46%) Graphite
5 21 (1.05%) Capistrano
6 14 (0.70%) Oozie
7 12 (0.60%) Salt
8 11 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.55%) Mesos
9 9 (0.45%) Kibana
10 8 (0.40%) logstash
10 8 (0.40%) Rundeck
11 7 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.35%) Kubernetes
12 6 (0.30%) Ambari
12 6 (0.30%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.15%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.15%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.10%) CFEngine
14 2 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 159 (7.98%) Microsoft
2 80 (4.01%) Oracle
3 30 (1.51%) Google
3 30 (1.51%) SOASTA, Inc
4 25 (1.25%) VMware
5 22 (1.10%) Atlassian
6 21 (1.05%) Twitter
7 19 (0.95%) Apple
8 18 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (0.80%) Facebook
9 16 (0.80%) hybris
9 16 (0.80%) Informatica
10 15 (0.75%) Zend
11 12 (0.60%) Adobe
11 12 (0.60%) HP
11 12 (0.60%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.60%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.45%) Cloudera
12 9 (0.45%) PayPal
13 8 (0.40%) Rally
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City, London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Streamline Connections
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Square One Resources
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Pioneer Search
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