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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 57 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 738 561 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.49% 2.60% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 3.33% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 442 370
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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
16509 16851 14875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.15% 78.18% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11820 11613 10314
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 235 295
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +25 178 £444 -1.38% 76
Canary Wharf - 5 £725 -
Wimbledon +1 1 £400 - 1
Hammersmith -4 1 £470 +17.50%
Docklands, London - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1296 (82.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1267 (80.55%) TDD
3 706 (44.88%) Java
4 658 (41.83%) Scrum
5 547 (34.77%) JavaScript
6 523 (33.25%) HTML
7 433 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
8 389 (24.73%) CSS
9 370 (23.52%) Cucumber
10 362 (23.01%) MVC
11 361 (22.95%) C#
12 352 (22.38%) .NET
13 338 (21.49%) HTML5
14 333 (21.17%) OO
15 300 (19.07%) Selenium
16 288 (18.31%) Web Services
17 277 (17.61%) AngularJS
18 273 (17.36%) Ruby
19 272 (17.29%) Git (software)
20 250 (15.89%) SQL
21 232 (14.75%) Kanban
22 229 (14.56%) REST
23 227 (14.43%) CSS3
24 212 (13.48%) jQuery
25 207 (13.16%) E-Commerce
26 202 (12.84%) Finance
27 199 (12.65%) QA
27 199 (12.65%) RESTful
28 180 (11.44%) Test Automation
29 171 (10.87%) Spring

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 145 (9.22%) Node.js
2 76 (4.83%) CMS
3 39 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (2.23%) Tomcat
5 34 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 34 (2.16%) Apache
5 34 (2.16%) Drupal
6 27 (1.72%) nginx
7 26 (1.65%) IIS
8 24 (1.53%) Confluence
8 24 (1.53%) Apache Solr
9 20 (1.27%) Adobe CQ
10 15 (0.95%) SharePoint
11 13 (0.83%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.83%) JBoss
12 12 (0.76%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.64%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.57%) Kentico
15 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.38%) Mule
Applications
1 48 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.32%) MS Office
3 4 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.25%) Mingle
4 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.57%) ION MarketView
1 9 (0.57%) RMDS
2 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.13%) Summit
4 1 (0.064%) Magento
4 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.064%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.064%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.064%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.14%) GitHub
5 11 (0.70%) Joyent
6 10 (0.64%) SaaS
7 9 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.51%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (0.38%) ElastiCache
10 5 (0.32%) Heroku
11 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.25%) Trello
12 3 (0.19%) PaaS
13 2 (0.13%) Force.com
13 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.064%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 93 (5.91%) HTTP
2 29 (1.84%) Internet
3 11 (0.70%) Intranet
4 10 (0.64%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.32%) AMQP
5 5 (0.32%) FTP
5 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.25%) Firewall
6 4 (0.25%) VPN
7 2 (0.13%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.13%) SSL
8 1 (0.064%) MVNO
8 1 (0.064%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.064%) DMZ
8 1 (0.064%) SNA
8 1 (0.064%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.064%) DVB
8 1 (0.064%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 144 (9.15%) MongoDB
3 104 (6.61%) NoSQL
4 66 (4.20%) MySQL
5 58 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 49 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 46 (2.92%) Hadoop
8 44 (2.80%) Big Data
9 41 (2.61%) Redis
10 33 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (1.72%) Neo4j
13 21 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (1.21%) RDBMS
15 17 (1.08%) Oracle Database
16 15 (0.95%) Apache Hive
17 11 (0.70%) HBase
17 11 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
18 10 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 370 (23.52%) Cucumber
2 300 (19.07%) Selenium
3 272 (17.29%) Git (software)
4 151 (9.60%) Subversion
5 150 (9.54%) WebDriver
6 136 (8.65%) Jenkins
7 134 (8.52%) SpecFlow
8 125 (7.95%) Maven
9 112 (7.12%) JIRA
10 103 (6.55%) Jasmine
11 97 (6.17%) NUnit
12 94 (5.98%) JUnit
13 66 (4.20%) TeamCity
13 66 (4.20%) Hudson
14 62 (3.94%) Calabash
15 56 (3.56%) Rhino Mocks
16 50 (3.18%) Mockito
17 45 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
18 42 (2.67%) JBehave
18 42 (2.67%) Grunt
General
1 202 (12.84%) Finance
2 98 (6.23%) Banking
3 41 (2.61%) Investment Banking
4 39 (2.48%) Games
5 38 (2.42%) Publishing
6 36 (2.29%) Retail
7 25 (1.59%) Front Office
7 25 (1.59%) Advertising
8 20 (1.27%) Legal
9 19 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.21%) Marketing
10 11 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.38%) Automotive
12 5 (0.32%) Back Office
12 5 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.25%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.19%) Electronics
14 3 (0.19%) Law
15 2 (0.13%) Billing
15 2 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 987 (62.75%) Developer
2 271 (17.23%) Java Developer
3 195 (12.40%) Senior Developer
4 131 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 127 (8.07%) Analyst
6 126 (8.01%) Tester
7 107 (6.80%) C# Developer
8 92 (5.85%) Front-End Developer
9 73 (4.64%) Automation Tester
10 72 (4.58%) Test Analyst
11 64 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
12 63 (4.01%) JavaScript Developer
13 53 (3.37%) PHP Developer
14 51 (3.24%) Test Engineer
14 51 (3.24%) Web Developer
15 49 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
16 48 (3.05%) Business Analyst
17 39 (2.48%) Senior .NET Developer
18 35 (2.23%) Architect
19 33 (2.10%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (33.25%) HTML
2 389 (24.73%) CSS
3 352 (22.38%) .NET
4 338 (21.49%) HTML5
5 288 (18.31%) Web Services
6 277 (17.61%) AngularJS
7 229 (14.56%) REST
8 227 (14.43%) CSS3
9 212 (13.48%) jQuery
10 199 (12.65%) RESTful
11 171 (10.87%) Spring
12 169 (10.74%) XML
13 162 (10.30%) ASP.NET
14 143 (9.09%) Backbone.js
15 128 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 95 (6.04%) JSON
17 91 (5.79%) Ajax
18 89 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
19 82 (5.21%) .NET Framework
19 82 (5.21%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 144 (9.15%) Open Source
2 112 (7.12%) User Experience
3 71 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.94%) Mobile App
5 48 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.29%) Digital Media
7 30 (1.91%) Derivative
8 28 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 28 (1.78%) Blog
9 27 (1.72%) Inversion of Control
10 20 (1.27%) Fixed Income
10 20 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.14%) W3C
12 17 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.02%) Video on Demand
14 15 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
14 15 (0.95%) Taxonomies
14 15 (0.95%) Online Games
15 14 (0.89%) iPad
16 12 (0.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 165 (10.49%) Linux
2 91 (5.79%) UNIX
3 82 (5.21%) Android
4 79 (5.02%) Apple iOS
5 63 (4.01%) Windows
6 31 (1.97%) Mac OS X
7 19 (1.21%) CentOS
8 11 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.51%) Windows Phone
10 7 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.13%) Debian
12 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.064%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.064%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1296 (82.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1267 (80.55%) TDD
3 658 (41.83%) Scrum
4 433 (27.53%) Continuous Integration
5 362 (23.01%) MVC
6 333 (21.17%) OO
7 232 (14.75%) Kanban
8 207 (13.16%) E-Commerce
9 180 (11.44%) Test Automation
10 132 (8.39%) Pair Programming
11 114 (7.25%) Automated Testing
12 109 (6.93%) DevOps
13 105 (6.68%) Responsive Web Design
14 104 (6.61%) OOP
14 104 (6.61%) Software Engineering
15 90 (5.72%) Web Development
15 90 (5.72%) User Stories
16 80 (5.09%) SOA
17 78 (4.96%) Test Scripting
18 77 (4.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 706 (44.88%) Java
2 547 (34.77%) JavaScript
3 361 (22.95%) C#
4 273 (17.36%) Ruby
5 250 (15.89%) SQL
6 152 (9.66%) PHP
7 123 (7.82%) Scala
8 118 (7.50%) Python
9 60 (3.81%) Groovy
10 39 (2.48%) Objective-C
11 34 (2.16%) Shell Script
11 34 (2.16%) T-SQL
12 25 (1.59%) Perl
13 21 (1.34%) C
14 20 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 19 (1.21%) F#
15 19 (1.21%) C++
16 18 (1.14%) PHP5
16 18 (1.14%) Clojure
17 17 (1.08%) Golang
Qualifications
1 88 (5.59%) Degree
2 58 (3.69%) ISEB
3 38 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 28 (1.78%) ISTQB
5 20 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 12 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.13%) HND
8 1 (0.064%) CBAP
8 1 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.064%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (12.65%) QA
2 3 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (0.19%) Basel III
3 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (1.27%) Varnish
2 9 (0.57%) Docker
3 8 (0.51%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.45%) vCloud
5 5 (0.32%) HDFS
5 5 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.13%) XenApp
6 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.064%) GridGain
7 1 (0.064%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (4.83%) Puppet
2 54 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (2.35%) Ansible
4 17 (1.08%) Vagrant
5 13 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (0.76%) ZABBIX
7 10 (0.64%) Salt
8 9 (0.57%) logstash
9 8 (0.51%) Capistrano
9 8 (0.51%) Oozie
10 7 (0.45%) yum
11 5 (0.32%) Kibana
11 5 (0.32%) Mesos
12 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.064%) CA LISA
13 1 (0.064%) Control-M
13 1 (0.064%) Nagios
Vendors
1 133 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 77 (4.90%) Oracle
3 41 (2.61%) Zend
4 40 (2.54%) Sitecore
5 37 (2.35%) Google
6 29 (1.84%) Rackspace
7 14 (0.89%) TIBCO
8 13 (0.83%) Red Hat
8 13 (0.83%) Adobe
9 12 (0.76%) Sybase
10 10 (0.64%) Twitter
11 9 (0.57%) VMware
11 9 (0.57%) Apple
11 9 (0.57%) HP
11 9 (0.57%) EPiServer
11 9 (0.57%) ION Trading
12 6 (0.38%) hybris
13 5 (0.32%) Facebook
13 5 (0.32%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.25%) Endeca
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per annum + per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: 5 days ago