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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 70 54 87
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +33
Contract jobs citing BDD 652 793 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.97% 3.48% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 4.45% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 638 423
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
17230 17814 17352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.57% 78.18% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12157 12792 11934
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 230 270
Average hourly rate £21.30 £21.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £50.00 £61.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 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 29 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 -5 173 £450 - 75
Osterley +3 4 £490 -
Croydon - 4 £388 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £375 - 1
Canary Wharf -9 3 £425 -26.08%
Paddington - 3 £550 -
Hammersmith - 2 £471 -
Bromley - 2 £525 -
Hounslow - 1 £490 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 1081 (81.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1068 (80.54%) TDD
3 556 (41.93%) Scrum
4 524 (39.52%) Java
5 495 (37.33%) JavaScript
6 457 (34.46%) HTML
7 353 (26.62%) CSS
8 324 (24.43%) C#
9 316 (23.83%) Continuous Integration
10 310 (23.38%) OO
11 300 (22.62%) HTML5
12 297 (22.40%) AngularJS
12 297 (22.40%) MVC
13 283 (21.34%) Cucumber
14 281 (21.19%) .NET
15 270 (20.36%) Git (software)
16 252 (19.00%) Web Services
17 234 (17.65%) CSS3
18 233 (17.57%) Selenium
19 224 (16.89%) RESTful
20 215 (16.21%) Finance
21 209 (15.76%) Ruby
22 196 (14.78%) SQL
23 194 (14.63%) E-Commerce
24 188 (14.18%) Kanban
25 184 (13.88%) jQuery
26 175 (13.20%) REST
27 162 (12.22%) QA
28 156 (11.76%) Node.js
29 150 (11.31%) Jenkins

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 156 (11.76%) Node.js
2 64 (4.83%) CMS
3 36 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (2.71%) Tomcat
4 35 (2.64%) Apache
5 31 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 27 (2.04%) Confluence
6 27 (2.04%) Umbraco
7 22 (1.66%) Kentico
8 19 (1.43%) Drupal
9 16 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 14 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.98%) IIS
12 12 (0.90%) JBoss
12 12 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.90%) nginx
13 9 (0.68%) WildFly
14 8 (0.60%) SharePoint
14 8 (0.60%) Alfresco
14 8 (0.60%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 21 (1.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.45%) MS Office
2 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.23%) Mingle
3 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.075%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.075%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.075%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 89 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.51%) GitHub
4 16 (1.21%) SaaS
4 16 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.98%) Heroku
6 12 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 9 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.23%) Force.com
12 3 (0.23%) PaaS
13 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.15%) Trello
13 2 (0.15%) Office 365
14 1 (0.075%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.58%) HTTP
2 37 (2.79%) Internet
3 9 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (0.53%) AMQP
5 6 (0.45%) VPN
6 5 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.38%) Firewall
7 4 (0.30%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.23%) FTP
8 3 (0.23%) DMZ
9 2 (0.15%) SNA
9 2 (0.15%) UPnP
10 1 (0.075%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.075%) LDAP
10 1 (0.075%) DVB
10 1 (0.075%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 133 (10.03%) MongoDB
3 110 (8.30%) NoSQL
4 86 (6.49%) Relational Database
5 58 (4.37%) MySQL
6 54 (4.07%) Hadoop
7 51 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
8 50 (3.77%) Big Data
9 47 (3.54%) Redis
10 36 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (2.64%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.73%) Apache Hive
13 17 (1.28%) HBase
13 17 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (1.21%) Neo4j
15 15 (1.13%) Impala
16 14 (1.06%) Oracle Database
16 14 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 283 (21.34%) Cucumber
2 270 (20.36%) Git (software)
3 233 (17.57%) Selenium
4 150 (11.31%) Jenkins
5 124 (9.35%) Subversion
6 113 (8.52%) WebDriver
7 106 (7.99%) JIRA
8 105 (7.92%) Jasmine
9 104 (7.84%) SpecFlow
10 95 (7.16%) Maven
11 75 (5.66%) JUnit
12 58 (4.37%) RSpec
13 57 (4.30%) Grunt
14 54 (4.07%) TeamCity
15 48 (3.62%) NUnit
16 43 (3.24%) Mockito
17 36 (2.71%) JBehave
18 34 (2.56%) Calabash
18 34 (2.56%) JMeter
19 30 (2.26%) Capybara
General
1 215 (16.21%) Finance
2 87 (6.56%) Banking
3 42 (3.17%) Games
4 37 (2.79%) Retail
5 35 (2.64%) Publishing
6 29 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 27 (2.04%) Front Office
8 17 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.13%) Marketing
10 8 (0.60%) Electronics
10 8 (0.60%) Advertising
11 7 (0.53%) Back Office
12 6 (0.45%) Automotive
13 3 (0.23%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Legal
14 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.075%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.075%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 871 (65.69%) Developer
2 207 (15.61%) Java Developer
3 163 (12.29%) Senior Developer
4 123 (9.28%) .NET Developer
5 107 (8.07%) C# Developer
6 105 (7.92%) Analyst
7 85 (6.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 80 (6.03%) Tester
9 63 (4.75%) Front-End Developer
10 57 (4.30%) Test Analyst
11 50 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
12 47 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
12 47 (3.54%) Automation Tester
13 44 (3.32%) AWS Developer
13 44 (3.32%) Architect
14 41 (3.09%) Business Analyst
15 37 (2.79%) PHP Developer
15 37 (2.79%) Scala Developer
16 34 (2.56%) Web Developer
17 30 (2.26%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (34.46%) HTML
2 353 (26.62%) CSS
3 300 (22.62%) HTML5
4 297 (22.40%) AngularJS
5 281 (21.19%) .NET
6 252 (19.00%) Web Services
7 234 (17.65%) CSS3
8 224 (16.89%) RESTful
9 184 (13.88%) jQuery
10 175 (13.20%) REST
11 149 (11.24%) Spring
12 138 (10.41%) ASP.NET
13 120 (9.05%) XML
14 113 (8.52%) JSON
15 111 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC
16 108 (8.14%) Backbone.js
17 85 (6.41%) .NET Framework
18 80 (6.03%) SOAP
18 80 (6.03%) Ruby on Rails
19 74 (5.58%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.24%) User Experience
2 64 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 31 (2.34%) Digital Media
4 30 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (1.96%) Derivative
7 24 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.51%) iPhone
9 15 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.06%) Equities
10 14 (1.06%) iPad
11 13 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.75%) W3C
13 10 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
14 9 (0.68%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.68%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.68%) Animation
14 9 (0.68%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 149 (11.24%) Linux
2 82 (6.18%) Apple iOS
3 80 (6.03%) UNIX
4 79 (5.96%) Android
5 48 (3.62%) Windows
6 30 (2.26%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.06%) CentOS
8 10 (0.75%) Windows Phone
9 9 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
10 6 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.23%) AIX
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.075%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.075%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.075%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1081 (81.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1068 (80.54%) TDD
3 556 (41.93%) Scrum
4 316 (23.83%) Continuous Integration
5 310 (23.38%) OO
6 297 (22.40%) MVC
7 194 (14.63%) E-Commerce
8 188 (14.18%) Kanban
9 139 (10.48%) Test Automation
10 137 (10.33%) Pair Programming
11 109 (8.22%) Responsive Web Design
12 108 (8.14%) Software Engineering
13 100 (7.54%) DevOps
14 92 (6.94%) OOP
15 89 (6.71%) Unit Testing
16 85 (6.41%) SDLC
17 83 (6.26%) SOA
18 79 (5.96%) Open Source
19 70 (5.28%) Mentoring
20 67 (5.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 524 (39.52%) Java
2 495 (37.33%) JavaScript
3 324 (24.43%) C#
4 209 (15.76%) Ruby
5 196 (14.78%) SQL
6 120 (9.05%) Scala
7 115 (8.67%) PHP
8 74 (5.58%) Python
9 52 (3.92%) Groovy
10 31 (2.34%) Objective-C
11 23 (1.73%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.66%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.21%) Perl
15 15 (1.13%) C++
16 14 (1.06%) Clojure
17 12 (0.90%) C
18 10 (0.75%) Go
19 8 (0.60%) XPath
20 6 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (4.07%) Degree
2 31 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.73%) ISEB
4 14 (1.06%) ISTQB
5 11 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.075%) PhD
7 1 (0.075%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.075%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (12.22%) QA
2 5 (0.38%) WAI
3 3 (0.23%) Basel III
3 3 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.075%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (1.58%) Docker
2 17 (1.28%) Apache Flume
3 15 (1.13%) Varnish
4 13 (0.98%) HDFS
5 6 (0.45%) vCloud
6 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.15%) vSphere
8 1 (0.075%) XenApp
8 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.075%) GridGain
8 1 (0.075%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.075%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 62 (4.68%) Puppet
2 35 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (2.56%) Ansible
4 17 (1.28%) Vagrant
4 17 (1.28%) Salt
5 13 (0.98%) Oozie
6 9 (0.68%) Rundeck
7 6 (0.45%) Mesos
8 5 (0.38%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.38%) Kibana
9 4 (0.30%) logstash
10 2 (0.15%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.075%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.075%) Graphite
11 1 (0.075%) Control-M
11 1 (0.075%) Nagios
Vendors
1 88 (6.64%) Microsoft
2 50 (3.77%) Oracle
3 38 (2.87%) Sitecore
4 26 (1.96%) Google
5 23 (1.73%) EPiServer
6 18 (1.36%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.28%) Apple
8 15 (1.13%) Adobe
9 14 (1.06%) Zend
10 13 (0.98%) IBM
11 10 (0.75%) Rackspace
12 9 (0.68%) hybris
13 8 (0.60%) Coverity
14 7 (0.53%) SaltStack
14 7 (0.53%) Sybase
14 7 (0.53%) VMware
14 7 (0.53%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.45%) Xamarin
16 5 (0.38%) Ektron
North London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
North London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £625 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £550 per day + £550 / Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 per day + £500 / Day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 per day - 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago