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 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 66 59 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing BDD 665 685 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.10% 3.03% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 3.86% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 548 415
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 £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
16858 17745 15661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.49% 78.47% 76.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11859 12371 11053
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 240 214
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 26 March 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
(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 +8 169 £431 +1.47% 87
Canary Wharf +4 5 £538 +13.15%
Hammersmith -2 4 £471 +17.81%
Osterley +4 1 £320 -31.18%
Chiswick +2 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Coulsdon - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1190 (81.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1175 (80.10%) TDD
3 652 (44.44%) Java
4 601 (40.97%) Scrum
5 517 (35.24%) JavaScript
6 499 (34.01%) HTML
7 361 (24.61%) Continuous Integration
8 353 (24.06%) Cucumber
9 351 (23.93%) CSS
10 326 (22.22%) C#
11 310 (21.13%) MVC
12 303 (20.65%) .NET
12 303 (20.65%) HTML5
13 298 (20.31%) AngularJS
14 292 (19.90%) OO
15 276 (18.81%) Selenium
16 264 (18.00%) Ruby
17 250 (17.04%) Git (software)
18 248 (16.91%) REST
19 247 (16.84%) Web Services
20 233 (15.88%) SQL
21 219 (14.93%) CSS3
22 213 (14.52%) RESTful
22 213 (14.52%) Kanban
23 196 (13.36%) Finance
24 195 (13.29%) E-Commerce
25 188 (12.82%) jQuery
26 175 (11.93%) Test Automation
27 174 (11.86%) QA
28 173 (11.79%) Linux

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
1 154 (10.50%) Node.js
2 73 (4.98%) CMS
3 43 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (2.66%) Tomcat
5 37 (2.52%) Apache
6 36 (2.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 29 (1.98%) Confluence
8 27 (1.84%) Drupal
9 21 (1.43%) Umbraco
10 18 (1.23%) nginx
10 18 (1.23%) Kentico
10 18 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
11 16 (1.09%) IIS
11 16 (1.09%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.89%) Apache Spark
12 13 (0.89%) SharePoint
13 11 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.61%) Sitefinity
14 9 (0.61%) JBoss
15 8 (0.55%) Mule
Applications
1 32 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.41%) MS Office
2 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.34%) Mingle
4 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.14%) RMDS
2 2 (0.14%) Summit
2 2 (0.14%) Magento
2 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.068%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.068%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.068%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (1.50%) GitHub
5 11 (0.75%) ElastiCache
5 11 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 10 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (0.61%) SaaS
8 7 (0.48%) Joyent
8 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.48%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.34%) Heroku
9 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.27%) Trello
10 4 (0.27%) PaaS
11 3 (0.20%) Force.com
12 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.068%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (6.27%) HTTP
2 33 (2.25%) Internet
3 10 (0.68%) HTTPS
4 9 (0.61%) AMQP
5 7 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (0.41%) VPN
7 5 (0.34%) FTP
7 5 (0.34%) Firewall
8 3 (0.20%) Intranet
9 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.14%) SNA
10 1 (0.068%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.068%) DMZ
10 1 (0.068%) LDAP
10 1 (0.068%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 137 (9.34%) SQL Server
3 105 (7.16%) NoSQL
4 83 (5.66%) Relational Database
5 57 (3.89%) MySQL
6 54 (3.68%) Hadoop
7 49 (3.34%) Redis
7 49 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 44 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
9 41 (2.79%) Big Data
10 32 (2.18%) Neo4j
11 27 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.43%) Apache Hive
12 21 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 16 (1.09%) HBase
16 14 (0.95%) Impala
17 12 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 353 (24.06%) Cucumber
2 276 (18.81%) Selenium
3 250 (17.04%) Git (software)
4 148 (10.09%) Subversion
5 133 (9.07%) WebDriver
6 122 (8.32%) Jenkins
6 122 (8.32%) Maven
7 118 (8.04%) SpecFlow
8 113 (7.70%) JIRA
9 105 (7.16%) Jasmine
10 87 (5.93%) JUnit
11 78 (5.32%) NUnit
12 62 (4.23%) Calabash
13 61 (4.16%) Mockito
14 48 (3.27%) TeamCity
14 48 (3.27%) Grunt
15 45 (3.07%) Hudson
16 41 (2.79%) JBehave
17 36 (2.45%) RSpec
17 36 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 196 (13.36%) Finance
2 94 (6.41%) Banking
3 42 (2.86%) Games
4 38 (2.59%) Publishing
4 38 (2.59%) Investment Banking
5 29 (1.98%) Retail
6 21 (1.43%) Marketing
6 21 (1.43%) Front Office
7 14 (0.95%) Telecoms
7 14 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.89%) Advertising
9 8 (0.55%) Legal
10 6 (0.41%) Automotive
10 6 (0.41%) Electronics
11 5 (0.34%) Back Office
12 4 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.14%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.14%) Law
14 1 (0.068%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.068%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 944 (64.35%) Developer
2 274 (18.68%) Java Developer
3 187 (12.75%) Senior Developer
4 115 (7.84%) Analyst
5 114 (7.77%) .NET Developer
6 112 (7.63%) Tester
7 101 (6.88%) C# Developer
8 78 (5.32%) JavaScript Developer
9 72 (4.91%) Front-End Developer
10 71 (4.84%) Test Analyst
11 67 (4.57%) Senior Java Developer
12 66 (4.50%) Automation Tester
13 59 (4.02%) AWS Developer
14 41 (2.79%) Architect
14 41 (2.79%) Business Analyst
14 41 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
15 39 (2.66%) Test Engineer
16 36 (2.45%) Web Developer
17 33 (2.25%) PHP Developer
18 29 (1.98%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (34.01%) HTML
2 351 (23.93%) CSS
3 303 (20.65%) .NET
3 303 (20.65%) HTML5
4 298 (20.31%) AngularJS
5 248 (16.91%) REST
6 247 (16.84%) Web Services
7 219 (14.93%) CSS3
8 213 (14.52%) RESTful
9 188 (12.82%) jQuery
10 162 (11.04%) Spring
11 147 (10.02%) XML
12 130 (8.86%) ASP.NET
13 119 (8.11%) Backbone.js
14 105 (7.16%) JSON
15 97 (6.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 84 (5.73%) ASP.NET Web API
17 78 (5.32%) SOAP
17 78 (5.32%) .NET Framework
18 76 (5.18%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.63%) Open Source
2 94 (6.41%) User Experience
3 60 (4.09%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.59%) Derivative
5 38 (2.59%) Digital Media
6 33 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
9 19 (1.30%) Blog
10 18 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
11 16 (1.09%) W3C
11 16 (1.09%) Equities
12 15 (1.02%) Video on Demand
13 13 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.89%) Online Games
14 12 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
14 12 (0.82%) iPhone
14 12 (0.82%) iPad
15 10 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 173 (11.79%) Linux
2 97 (6.61%) UNIX
3 91 (6.20%) Android
4 83 (5.66%) Apple iOS
5 62 (4.23%) Windows
6 48 (3.27%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.68%) Windows Phone
8 9 (0.61%) CentOS
8 9 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.068%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.068%) MVS
12 1 (0.068%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1190 (81.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1175 (80.10%) TDD
3 601 (40.97%) Scrum
4 361 (24.61%) Continuous Integration
5 310 (21.13%) MVC
6 292 (19.90%) OO
7 213 (14.52%) Kanban
8 195 (13.29%) E-Commerce
9 175 (11.93%) Test Automation
10 136 (9.27%) Pair Programming
11 117 (7.98%) Responsive Web Design
12 105 (7.16%) DevOps
13 104 (7.09%) SOA
14 98 (6.68%) Automated Testing
15 97 (6.61%) Software Engineering
16 94 (6.41%) OOP
17 85 (5.79%) Mentoring
18 78 (5.32%) User Stories
19 75 (5.11%) Web Development
20 69 (4.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 652 (44.44%) Java
2 517 (35.24%) JavaScript
3 326 (22.22%) C#
4 264 (18.00%) Ruby
5 233 (15.88%) SQL
6 127 (8.66%) PHP
7 123 (8.38%) Scala
8 95 (6.48%) Python
9 54 (3.68%) Groovy
10 29 (1.98%) Objective-C
11 28 (1.91%) T-SQL
12 23 (1.57%) Perl
13 18 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.23%) Clojure
14 16 (1.09%) C++
15 14 (0.95%) C
15 14 (0.95%) Golang
15 14 (0.95%) F#
16 7 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (5.11%) Degree
2 55 (3.75%) ISEB
3 32 (2.18%) Security Cleared
4 29 (1.98%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 14 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.14%) HND
8 1 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.068%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (11.86%) QA
2 3 (0.20%) Basel III
2 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (1.30%) Varnish
2 14 (0.95%) Docker
3 13 (0.89%) Apache Flume
4 11 (0.75%) HDFS
5 7 (0.48%) vCloud
6 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.14%) XenApp
7 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.068%) vSphere
8 1 (0.068%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 73 (4.98%) Puppet
2 44 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (2.52%) Ansible
4 20 (1.36%) Vagrant
5 13 (0.89%) Salt
6 12 (0.82%) Oozie
6 12 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.48%) logstash
8 6 (0.41%) Kibana
8 6 (0.41%) Capistrano
9 5 (0.34%) Mesos
10 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.068%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.068%) Control-M
12 1 (0.068%) Nagios
Vendors
1 107 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 67 (4.57%) Oracle
3 43 (2.93%) Sitecore
4 30 (2.04%) Google
5 24 (1.64%) Rackspace
6 22 (1.50%) Zend
7 18 (1.23%) EPiServer
8 14 (0.95%) Adobe
9 10 (0.68%) TIBCO
9 10 (0.68%) Sybase
9 10 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.61%) hybris
10 9 (0.61%) VMware
11 8 (0.55%) HP
11 8 (0.55%) Apple
12 7 (0.48%) IBM
13 5 (0.34%) Ektron
13 5 (0.34%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.34%) Bloomberg
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Eames Consulting
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