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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 50 55 81
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +26
Contract jobs citing BDD 926 893 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.85% 3.67% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.82% 4.65% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 722 538
Average daily rate
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£463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £341 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 - -
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
19209 19220 19867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.81% 79.03% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13729 13396 13902
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 219 241
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +8 213 £500 +11.11% 43
Canary Wharf +1 12 £525 -8.69%
Croydon - 11 £450 - 1
Paddington - 10 £450 -
Uxbridge - 6 £423 -
Bromley -12 4 £400 +6.66%
Twickenham - 4 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 3 £335 +55.81% 1
Sidcup - 3 £400 -
Hounslow +6 2 £470 -6.00%
Docklands, London - 2 £420 -
Hammersmith - 2 £450 - 1
Westminster +1 1 £480 -30.43%
Southwark +1 1 £325 -
Osterley 0 1 £550 -
Woodford Green - 1 £325 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1333 (84.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1281 (81.13%) TDD
3 633 (40.09%) Java
4 622 (39.39%) Scrum
5 574 (36.35%) JavaScript
6 484 (30.65%) HTML
7 449 (28.44%) C#
8 396 (25.08%) CSS
9 389 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
10 355 (22.48%) .NET
11 346 (21.91%) OO
12 340 (21.53%) MVC
13 330 (20.90%) AngularJS
14 325 (20.58%) Git (software)
15 323 (20.46%) Web Services
16 319 (20.20%) HTML5
17 315 (19.95%) Cucumber
18 274 (17.35%) RESTful
19 264 (16.72%) Ruby
20 262 (16.59%) Selenium
21 259 (16.40%) Finance
22 251 (15.90%) Spring
23 246 (15.58%) CSS3
24 245 (15.52%) SQL
25 230 (14.57%) REST
26 220 (13.93%) Kanban
27 219 (13.87%) QA
28 206 (13.05%) Jenkins
29 199 (12.60%) Pair Programming
30 196 (12.41%) SQL Server

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 192 (12.16%) Node.js
2 75 (4.75%) Tomcat
3 63 (3.99%) CMS
4 57 (3.61%) Apache
5 55 (3.48%) Confluence
6 39 (2.47%) JBoss
7 33 (2.09%) Apache Spark
8 28 (1.77%) Jetty
9 27 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 25 (1.58%) MQSeries
11 21 (1.33%) Umbraco
12 20 (1.27%) IIS
13 19 (1.20%) Apache Solr
13 19 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
14 14 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 13 (0.82%) nginx
16 11 (0.70%) Drupal
17 10 (0.63%) Alfresco
Applications
1 15 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.89%) MS Office
3 11 (0.70%) Mingle
4 9 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) Endur
2 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.19%) Magento
3 3 (0.19%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.13%) Summit
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 153 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.84%) GitHub
4 19 (1.20%) Heroku
5 18 (1.14%) SaaS
6 15 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.25%) Engine Yard
11 3 (0.19%) PaaS
11 3 (0.19%) Office 365
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.063%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.063%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.063%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.063%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.063%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.32%) HTTP
2 37 (2.34%) Internet
3 12 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.63%) VPN
4 10 (0.63%) Firewall
4 10 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (0.51%) NFC
6 7 (0.44%) DMZ
7 5 (0.32%) DVB
8 3 (0.19%) UPnP
8 3 (0.19%) DSL
9 2 (0.13%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.063%) LDAP
10 1 (0.063%) Intranet
10 1 (0.063%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.063%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.063%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 175 (11.08%) MongoDB
3 150 (9.50%) NoSQL
4 79 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 73 (4.62%) Hadoop
6 72 (4.56%) MySQL
7 71 (4.50%) Relational Database
8 65 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
9 60 (3.80%) Big Data
10 53 (3.36%) Redis
11 41 (2.60%) HBase
12 34 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (1.65%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 22 (1.39%) Oracle Database
16 21 (1.33%) Apache Hive
17 17 (1.08%) Impala
17 17 (1.08%) Neo4j
18 16 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 325 (20.58%) Git (software)
2 315 (19.95%) Cucumber
3 262 (16.59%) Selenium
4 206 (13.05%) Jenkins
5 153 (9.69%) Subversion
6 138 (8.74%) JIRA
7 137 (8.68%) SpecFlow
8 135 (8.55%) WebDriver
9 119 (7.54%) JUnit
10 117 (7.41%) Maven
11 109 (6.90%) Jasmine
12 77 (4.88%) NUnit
13 74 (4.69%) Mockito
14 71 (4.50%) TeamCity
15 66 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
16 60 (3.80%) JMeter
17 55 (3.48%) Grunt
18 54 (3.42%) RSpec
19 51 (3.23%) Xcode
20 41 (2.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 259 (16.40%) Finance
2 114 (7.22%) Banking
3 46 (2.91%) Retail
4 44 (2.79%) Publishing
5 43 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 39 (2.47%) Front Office
7 34 (2.15%) Games
8 25 (1.58%) Back Office
9 21 (1.33%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.01%) Marketing
11 13 (0.82%) Advertising
12 10 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.38%) Automotive
14 5 (0.32%) Electronics
15 4 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.19%) Legal
16 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.13%) Law
18 1 (0.063%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1070 (67.76%) Developer
2 269 (17.04%) Java Developer
3 181 (11.46%) Senior Developer
4 142 (8.99%) .NET Developer
5 140 (8.87%) C# Developer
6 112 (7.09%) Analyst
7 92 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
8 87 (5.51%) Tester
9 68 (4.31%) Architect
10 59 (3.74%) Front-End Developer
11 56 (3.55%) Agile Java Developer
12 55 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
12 55 (3.48%) Test Analyst
13 52 (3.29%) Automation Tester
13 52 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
14 47 (2.98%) iOS Developer
15 45 (2.85%) Business Analyst
16 44 (2.79%) Scala Developer
17 39 (2.47%) Senior C# Developer
18 38 (2.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (30.65%) HTML
2 396 (25.08%) CSS
3 355 (22.48%) .NET
4 330 (20.90%) AngularJS
5 323 (20.46%) Web Services
6 319 (20.20%) HTML5
7 274 (17.35%) RESTful
8 251 (15.90%) Spring
9 246 (15.58%) CSS3
10 230 (14.57%) REST
11 191 (12.10%) jQuery
12 182 (11.53%) ASP.NET
13 140 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 119 (7.54%) JSON
15 105 (6.65%) XML
16 101 (6.40%) SOAP
17 100 (6.33%) J2EE
17 100 (6.33%) Hibernate
18 91 (5.76%) WCF
19 90 (5.70%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.79%) User Experience
2 80 (5.07%) Mobile App
3 44 (2.79%) iPhone
4 41 (2.60%) iPad
5 28 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (1.77%) Derivative
6 26 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (1.46%) Digital Media
7 23 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (1.33%) Market Risk
9 20 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
11 16 (1.01%) N-Tier
12 15 (0.95%) Equities
12 15 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
12 15 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.89%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.82%) Animation
14 13 (0.82%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 134 (8.49%) Linux
2 109 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 83 (5.26%) UNIX
4 81 (5.13%) Android
5 48 (3.04%) Windows
6 30 (1.90%) CentOS
7 19 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 15 (0.95%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.51%) AIX
10 4 (0.25%) Solaris
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1333 (84.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1281 (81.13%) TDD
3 622 (39.39%) Scrum
4 389 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
5 346 (21.91%) OO
6 340 (21.53%) MVC
7 220 (13.93%) Kanban
8 199 (12.60%) Pair Programming
9 172 (10.89%) E-Commerce
10 155 (9.82%) Test Automation
11 146 (9.25%) Software Engineering
12 137 (8.68%) Unit Testing
13 124 (7.85%) DevOps
14 112 (7.09%) SOA
15 108 (6.84%) SDLC
16 104 (6.59%) Open Source
17 102 (6.46%) User Stories
18 96 (6.08%) Mentoring
19 95 (6.02%) Multithreading
20 92 (5.83%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 633 (40.09%) Java
2 574 (36.35%) JavaScript
3 449 (28.44%) C#
4 264 (16.72%) Ruby
5 245 (15.52%) SQL
6 156 (9.88%) Scala
7 123 (7.79%) PHP
8 104 (6.59%) Python
9 85 (5.38%) Groovy
10 53 (3.36%) Objective-C
11 32 (2.03%) T-SQL
11 32 (2.03%) C++
12 26 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.33%) Perl
14 20 (1.27%) Clojure
15 18 (1.14%) Apple Swift
16 12 (0.76%) C
17 11 (0.70%) Go
18 10 (0.63%) PowerShell
19 9 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (3.48%) Security Cleared
2 46 (2.91%) Degree
3 28 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.08%) ISEB
5 12 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.19%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.063%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (13.87%) QA
2 8 (0.51%) WAI
3 7 (0.44%) SLA
4 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.063%) WCAG
6 1 (0.063%) Basel III
6 1 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.063%) HL7
System Software
1 64 (4.05%) Docker
2 18 (1.14%) HDFS
2 18 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.76%) Apache Flume
4 11 (0.70%) GridGain
4 11 (0.70%) vCloud
5 10 (0.63%) Varnish
6 7 (0.44%) vSphere
7 1 (0.063%) Xen
7 1 (0.063%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.063%) KVM
Systems Management
1 63 (3.99%) Puppet
2 39 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (2.41%) Ansible
4 27 (1.71%) Vagrant
5 24 (1.52%) Salt
6 13 (0.82%) Oozie
7 11 (0.70%) Mesos
7 11 (0.70%) Rundeck
8 10 (0.63%) Capistrano
8 10 (0.63%) Graphite
9 7 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.44%) Apache Shiro
10 6 (0.38%) BladeLogic
10 6 (0.38%) Kibana
10 6 (0.38%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.32%) logstash
12 4 (0.25%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.19%) Kubernetes
14 2 (0.13%) OpenAM
15 1 (0.063%) Nagios
Vendors
1 106 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 56 (3.55%) Oracle
3 32 (2.03%) Google
4 30 (1.90%) Apple
5 29 (1.84%) Sitecore
6 28 (1.77%) VMware
7 26 (1.65%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.27%) IBM
9 18 (1.14%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.14%) Zend
9 18 (1.14%) SOASTA, Inc
10 16 (1.01%) Adobe
11 13 (0.82%) EPiServer
12 12 (0.76%) SaltStack
13 11 (0.70%) Bloomberg
13 11 (0.70%) Informatica
14 10 (0.63%) Facebook
14 10 (0.63%) hybris
15 8 (0.51%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.51%) Coverity
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £380 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 per day + £320 / Day
Posted: 5 days ago