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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 56 80 138
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +58
Contract jobs citing BDD 857 662 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.51% 2.64% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 3.41% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 559 341
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
18984 19436 19917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13364 13584 13450
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 242 370
Average hourly rate £21.62 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +42 189 £450 +5.88% 61
Bromley - 11 £375 -
Canary Wharf +19 3 £575 +18.80%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £215 - 2
Hounslow -3 1 £500 +11.11%
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 2
Surbiton - 1 - - 1
Westminster - 1 £690 - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hornchurch - - - - 1
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1387 (81.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1365 (80.53%) TDD
3 752 (44.37%) Java
4 691 (40.77%) Scrum
5 536 (31.62%) JavaScript
6 460 (27.14%) HTML
7 432 (25.49%) Cucumber
8 418 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
9 391 (23.07%) CSS
10 374 (22.06%) OO
11 366 (21.59%) C#
12 347 (20.47%) Ruby
13 342 (20.18%) MVC
14 327 (19.29%) .NET
15 319 (18.82%) Web Services
16 296 (17.46%) Selenium
17 273 (16.11%) Git (software)
18 269 (15.87%) HTML5
19 261 (15.40%) XML
20 251 (14.81%) Test Automation
21 238 (14.04%) E-Commerce
22 237 (13.98%) QA
23 233 (13.75%) SQL
24 231 (13.63%) Spring
25 214 (12.63%) AngularJS
26 211 (12.45%) Kanban
27 205 (12.09%) jQuery
28 201 (11.86%) Open Source
29 193 (11.39%) RESTful
30 192 (11.33%) CSS3

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 129 (7.61%) Node.js
2 105 (6.19%) CMS
3 47 (2.77%) Tomcat
4 37 (2.18%) IIS
5 30 (1.77%) Apache
6 28 (1.65%) Adobe CQ
7 27 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.47%) Umbraco
9 24 (1.42%) Drupal
10 15 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.65%) nginx
11 11 (0.65%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.53%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.53%) Mule
14 8 (0.47%) Confluence
15 7 (0.41%) Jetty
16 6 (0.35%) Liferay
16 6 (0.35%) Apache Pig
17 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 64 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.41%) MS Office
3 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.59%) RMDS
2 9 (0.53%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.18%) Magento
5 2 (0.12%) Endur
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.059%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.059%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.059%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.24%) SaaS
5 19 (1.12%) GitHub
6 12 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.35%) PaaS
9 6 (0.35%) Heroku
10 5 (0.29%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.18%) Joyent
11 3 (0.18%) IaaS
12 1 (0.059%) ElastiCache
12 1 (0.059%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.059%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.42%) HTTP
2 27 (1.59%) Internet
3 11 (0.65%) Intranet
4 8 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.47%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.18%) AMQP
6 2 (0.12%) SSL
7 1 (0.059%) DMZ
7 1 (0.059%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.059%) LDAP
7 1 (0.059%) DVB
7 1 (0.059%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 153 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 145 (8.55%) NoSQL
4 96 (5.66%) MySQL
5 55 (3.24%) Big Data
6 52 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 51 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
8 34 (2.01%) Redis
9 31 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 30 (1.77%) Hadoop
11 23 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
12 22 (1.30%) CouchDB
13 19 (1.12%) RavenDB
14 18 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.65%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (0.47%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 432 (25.49%) Cucumber
2 296 (17.46%) Selenium
3 273 (16.11%) Git (software)
4 177 (10.44%) WebDriver
5 155 (9.14%) Jenkins
6 144 (8.50%) SpecFlow
6 144 (8.50%) Subversion
7 143 (8.44%) JUnit
8 109 (6.43%) TeamCity
9 103 (6.08%) Hudson
10 98 (5.78%) Maven
11 91 (5.37%) JIRA
12 82 (4.84%) JBehave
13 79 (4.66%) Jasmine
14 76 (4.48%) Mockito
15 71 (4.19%) WATIR
16 69 (4.07%) RSpec
17 63 (3.72%) Capybara
18 62 (3.66%) Calabash
19 61 (3.60%) NUnit
General
1 187 (11.03%) Finance
2 79 (4.66%) Banking
3 56 (3.30%) Front Office
4 55 (3.24%) Publishing
5 43 (2.54%) Retail
6 38 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 34 (2.01%) Games
8 28 (1.65%) Advertising
9 21 (1.24%) Back Office
10 19 (1.12%) Legal
11 18 (1.06%) Marketing
12 15 (0.88%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.59%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.41%) Law
15 7 (0.41%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.24%) Billing
17 3 (0.18%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.18%) Local Government
18 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1047 (61.77%) Developer
2 282 (16.64%) Java Developer
3 160 (9.44%) Analyst
4 159 (9.38%) Senior Developer
5 144 (8.50%) Tester
6 136 (8.02%) .NET Developer
7 91 (5.37%) C# Developer
8 84 (4.96%) Automation Tester
9 80 (4.72%) Business Analyst
10 77 (4.54%) Test Engineer
11 70 (4.13%) Test Analyst
12 68 (4.01%) PHP Developer
12 68 (4.01%) Ruby Developer
12 68 (4.01%) Front-End Developer
13 59 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
14 55 (3.24%) Agile Business Analyst
15 50 (2.95%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 49 (2.89%) C# .NET Developer
16 49 (2.89%) Web Developer
17 45 (2.65%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (27.14%) HTML
2 391 (23.07%) CSS
3 327 (19.29%) .NET
4 319 (18.82%) Web Services
5 269 (15.87%) HTML5
6 261 (15.40%) XML
7 231 (13.63%) Spring
8 214 (12.63%) AngularJS
9 205 (12.09%) jQuery
10 193 (11.39%) RESTful
11 192 (11.33%) CSS3
12 184 (10.86%) ASP.NET
13 168 (9.91%) REST
14 155 (9.14%) JSON
15 150 (8.85%) Backbone.js
16 128 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
17 115 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails
18 110 (6.49%) Ajax
19 106 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
20 97 (5.72%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 201 (11.86%) Open Source
2 107 (6.31%) Mobile App
3 104 (6.14%) User Experience
4 82 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 79 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (1.95%) Digital Media
8 30 (1.77%) Inversion of Control
9 29 (1.71%) Derivative
10 24 (1.42%) Fixed Income
11 22 (1.30%) Equities
12 21 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
13 18 (1.06%) New Media
14 16 (0.94%) iPhone
15 14 (0.83%) Online Games
15 14 (0.83%) Video on Demand
15 14 (0.83%) iPad
15 14 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.71%) Blog
16 12 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 143 (8.44%) Linux
2 103 (6.08%) Android
2 103 (6.08%) Apple iOS
3 73 (4.31%) UNIX
4 53 (3.13%) Windows
5 16 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (0.94%) CentOS
6 9 (0.53%) AIX
6 9 (0.53%) Solaris
6 9 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Debian
11 1 (0.059%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.059%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1387 (81.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1365 (80.53%) TDD
3 691 (40.77%) Scrum
4 418 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
5 374 (22.06%) OO
6 342 (20.18%) MVC
7 251 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 238 (14.04%) E-Commerce
9 211 (12.45%) Kanban
10 162 (9.56%) Pair Programming
11 149 (8.79%) Software Engineering
12 145 (8.55%) User Stories
13 117 (6.90%) Automated Testing
14 110 (6.49%) OOP
15 91 (5.37%) Unit Testing
16 90 (5.31%) Test Scripting
17 87 (5.13%) DevOps
18 75 (4.42%) Mentoring
19 74 (4.37%) SOA
20 72 (4.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 752 (44.37%) Java
2 536 (31.62%) JavaScript
3 366 (21.59%) C#
4 347 (20.47%) Ruby
5 233 (13.75%) SQL
6 145 (8.55%) Python
7 132 (7.79%) PHP
7 132 (7.79%) Scala
8 64 (3.78%) Objective-C
9 59 (3.48%) Groovy
10 45 (2.65%) Shell Script
11 33 (1.95%) PHP5
12 23 (1.36%) C
13 22 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.18%) Clojure
15 17 (1.00%) Perl
16 15 (0.88%) C++
16 15 (0.88%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.88%) Golang
17 13 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (4.25%) Degree
2 56 (3.30%) ISEB
3 34 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 29 (1.71%) ISTQB
5 28 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.18%) CBAP
7 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.059%) IIBA
8 1 (0.059%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.059%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (13.98%) QA
2 4 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.35%) Varnish
2 4 (0.24%) vCloud
2 4 (0.24%) HDFS
3 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.12%) Docker
5 1 (0.059%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.059%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (3.01%) Puppet
2 48 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.06%) Capistrano
4 17 (1.00%) Vagrant
5 14 (0.83%) ZABBIX
6 11 (0.65%) YUM
7 10 (0.59%) Salt
8 9 (0.53%) Ansible
9 8 (0.47%) Oozie
9 8 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.29%) Control-M
10 5 (0.29%) Nagios
11 4 (0.24%) logstash
12 3 (0.18%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.12%) OpenIDM
14 1 (0.059%) Kibana
14 1 (0.059%) WMI
Vendors
1 125 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 63 (3.72%) Oracle
3 53 (3.13%) Zend
4 36 (2.12%) Google
5 30 (1.77%) JBoss
6 26 (1.53%) Adobe
7 23 (1.36%) Rackspace
8 17 (1.00%) Sitecore
9 14 (0.83%) TIBCO
10 13 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.71%) Informatica
12 10 (0.59%) Twitter
13 9 (0.53%) Apple
13 9 (0.53%) ION Trading
14 8 (0.47%) VMware
14 8 (0.47%) Facebook
14 8 (0.47%) Bloomberg
14 8 (0.47%) Murex
14 8 (0.47%) Fidessa
14 8 (0.47%) Sybase
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