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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 62 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing BDD 678 601 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.19% 2.77% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.06% 3.52% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 476 409
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 £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
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
16714 17075 15210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.57% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11868 11661 10681
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 236 247
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +19 166 £450 - 76
Canary Wharf +14 6 £725 +52.63%
Hammersmith -2 2 £471 +17.81%
Chiswick +1 1 - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1213 (81.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1201 (80.88%) TDD
3 671 (45.19%) Java
4 621 (41.82%) Scrum
5 520 (35.02%) JavaScript
6 507 (34.14%) HTML
7 385 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
8 364 (24.51%) Cucumber
9 363 (24.44%) CSS
10 325 (21.89%) MVC
11 322 (21.68%) C#
12 320 (21.55%) HTML5
13 317 (21.35%) .NET
14 302 (20.34%) OO
15 280 (18.86%) Selenium
16 276 (18.59%) AngularJS
17 270 (18.18%) Git (software)
17 270 (18.18%) Web Services
18 267 (17.98%) Ruby
19 237 (15.96%) SQL
19 237 (15.96%) REST
20 225 (15.15%) CSS3
20 225 (15.15%) Kanban
21 203 (13.67%) RESTful
22 197 (13.27%) E-Commerce
23 196 (13.20%) jQuery
24 189 (12.73%) Finance
25 178 (11.99%) QA
26 176 (11.85%) Linux
27 175 (11.78%) Test Automation

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 138 (9.29%) Node.js
2 71 (4.78%) CMS
3 36 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 32 (2.15%) Drupal
5 32 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 29 (1.95%) Apache
7 27 (1.82%) Confluence
8 23 (1.55%) nginx
9 21 (1.41%) Apache Solr
9 21 (1.41%) IIS
10 20 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
11 17 (1.14%) Umbraco
12 14 (0.94%) Kentico
13 12 (0.81%) SharePoint
14 10 (0.67%) JBoss
14 10 (0.67%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.61%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.54%) Sitefinity
16 8 (0.54%) Mule
Applications
1 37 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.34%) Mingle
3 4 (0.27%) MS Office
3 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) RMDS
1 4 (0.27%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.13%) Summit
4 1 (0.067%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.067%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.067%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.067%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.067%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.21%) GitHub
5 11 (0.74%) Joyent
6 10 (0.67%) ElastiCache
6 10 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (0.54%) SaaS
9 7 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.47%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.27%) Trello
10 4 (0.27%) Heroku
10 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.20%) Force.com
11 3 (0.20%) PaaS
12 1 (0.067%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 98 (6.60%) HTTP
2 28 (1.89%) Internet
3 10 (0.67%) HTTPS
4 9 (0.61%) AMQP
5 6 (0.40%) Intranet
5 6 (0.40%) VPN
6 5 (0.34%) FTP
6 5 (0.34%) Firewall
7 4 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.20%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.13%) SNA
10 1 (0.067%) SSL
10 1 (0.067%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.067%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.067%) DVB
10 1 (0.067%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 136 (9.16%) MongoDB
3 102 (6.87%) NoSQL
4 74 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.77%) MySQL
6 51 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 45 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 40 (2.69%) Redis
9 36 (2.42%) Big Data
9 36 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (2.15%) Neo4j
11 26 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (1.35%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.28%) Apache Hive
15 15 (1.01%) Oracle Database
16 14 (0.94%) HBase
17 12 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (0.74%) Impala
19 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 364 (24.51%) Cucumber
2 280 (18.86%) Selenium
3 270 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 158 (10.64%) Subversion
5 135 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 124 (8.35%) Maven
7 119 (8.01%) SpecFlow
7 119 (8.01%) Jenkins
8 105 (7.07%) Jasmine
9 103 (6.94%) JIRA
10 90 (6.06%) NUnit
11 83 (5.59%) JUnit
12 61 (4.11%) Calabash
13 56 (3.77%) TeamCity
14 55 (3.70%) Mockito
15 54 (3.64%) Hudson
16 47 (3.16%) Grunt
17 46 (3.10%) Rhino Mocks
18 42 (2.83%) JBehave
19 41 (2.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 189 (12.73%) Finance
2 88 (5.93%) Banking
3 43 (2.90%) Games
4 36 (2.42%) Investment Banking
4 36 (2.42%) Publishing
5 29 (1.95%) Retail
6 24 (1.62%) Front Office
7 20 (1.35%) Marketing
8 17 (1.14%) Advertising
9 15 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.81%) Legal
11 5 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.34%) Automotive
11 5 (0.34%) Back Office
12 4 (0.27%) Electronics
13 2 (0.13%) Law
13 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.13%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.067%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 960 (64.65%) Developer
2 284 (19.12%) Java Developer
3 193 (13.00%) Senior Developer
4 115 (7.74%) Tester
4 115 (7.74%) .NET Developer
5 114 (7.68%) Analyst
6 103 (6.94%) C# Developer
7 75 (5.05%) Front-End Developer
8 74 (4.98%) JavaScript Developer
9 71 (4.78%) Test Analyst
10 70 (4.71%) Automation Tester
11 68 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
12 46 (3.10%) C# .NET Developer
13 40 (2.69%) PHP Developer
14 39 (2.63%) Test Engineer
14 39 (2.63%) Business Analyst
15 38 (2.56%) Web Developer
16 36 (2.42%) Senior .NET Developer
17 35 (2.36%) Architect
18 28 (1.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 507 (34.14%) HTML
2 363 (24.44%) CSS
3 320 (21.55%) HTML5
4 317 (21.35%) .NET
5 276 (18.59%) AngularJS
6 270 (18.18%) Web Services
7 237 (15.96%) REST
8 225 (15.15%) CSS3
9 203 (13.67%) RESTful
10 196 (13.20%) jQuery
11 168 (11.31%) Spring
12 148 (9.97%) XML
13 143 (9.63%) ASP.NET
14 128 (8.62%) Backbone.js
15 113 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 96 (6.46%) JSON
17 85 (5.72%) ASP.NET Web API
18 83 (5.59%) Hibernate
19 79 (5.32%) SOAP
20 77 (5.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.69%) Open Source
2 90 (6.06%) User Experience
3 57 (3.84%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.42%) Digital Media
7 32 (2.15%) Derivative
8 28 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (1.62%) Blog
9 24 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
10 17 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
10 17 (1.14%) W3C
11 16 (1.08%) Video on Demand
12 14 (0.94%) Online Games
12 14 (0.94%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.94%) Taxonomies
13 13 (0.88%) Equities
13 13 (0.88%) Algorithms
13 13 (0.88%) iPad
14 11 (0.74%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 176 (11.85%) Linux
2 95 (6.40%) UNIX
3 86 (5.79%) Android
4 80 (5.39%) Apple iOS
5 65 (4.38%) Windows
6 47 (3.16%) Mac OS X
7 14 (0.94%) CentOS
8 13 (0.88%) Windows Phone
9 10 (0.67%) Windows Phone 8
10 7 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.13%) Debian
13 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.067%) AIX
14 1 (0.067%) MVS
14 1 (0.067%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1213 (81.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1201 (80.88%) TDD
3 621 (41.82%) Scrum
4 385 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 325 (21.89%) MVC
6 302 (20.34%) OO
7 225 (15.15%) Kanban
8 197 (13.27%) E-Commerce
9 175 (11.78%) Test Automation
10 129 (8.69%) Pair Programming
11 116 (7.81%) Responsive Web Design
12 109 (7.34%) Automated Testing
13 106 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 104 (7.00%) DevOps
15 99 (6.67%) OOP
16 93 (6.26%) SOA
17 83 (5.59%) Web Development
18 80 (5.39%) Mentoring
19 77 (5.19%) User Stories
20 69 (4.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 671 (45.19%) Java
2 520 (35.02%) JavaScript
3 322 (21.68%) C#
4 267 (17.98%) Ruby
5 237 (15.96%) SQL
6 139 (9.36%) PHP
7 122 (8.22%) Scala
8 109 (7.34%) Python
9 52 (3.50%) Groovy
10 32 (2.15%) Objective-C
11 29 (1.95%) T-SQL
12 24 (1.62%) Perl
13 19 (1.28%) C++
14 18 (1.21%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.21%) Clojure
15 17 (1.14%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.14%) F#
15 17 (1.14%) C
16 14 (0.94%) Golang
17 9 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 81 (5.45%) Degree
2 56 (3.77%) ISEB
3 36 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 28 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 18 (1.21%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.01%) VCP4
7 13 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.13%) HND
9 1 (0.067%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.067%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.067%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (11.99%) QA
2 3 (0.20%) Basel III
2 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (1.41%) Varnish
2 10 (0.67%) Apache Flume
2 10 (0.67%) Docker
3 7 (0.47%) HDFS
4 6 (0.40%) vCloud
5 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.13%) XenApp
6 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.067%) vSphere
7 1 (0.067%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 70 (4.71%) Puppet
2 46 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (2.63%) Ansible
4 15 (1.01%) Vagrant
5 12 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.67%) Oozie
7 9 (0.61%) Salt
8 8 (0.54%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.40%) Mesos
9 6 (0.40%) logstash
10 5 (0.34%) Kibana
11 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.13%) yum
12 2 (0.13%) Nagios
12 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.067%) CA LISA
13 1 (0.067%) Control-M
Vendors
1 120 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 67 (4.51%) Oracle
3 38 (2.56%) Sitecore
4 30 (2.02%) Google
5 28 (1.89%) Rackspace
6 26 (1.75%) Zend
7 14 (0.94%) EPiServer
8 13 (0.88%) Adobe
9 12 (0.81%) Sybase
10 10 (0.67%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.67%) Apple
11 9 (0.61%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.54%) HP
12 8 (0.54%) hybris
12 8 (0.54%) VMware
13 4 (0.27%) ION Trading
13 4 (0.27%) ATG
13 4 (0.27%) Endeca
13 4 (0.27%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.27%) Ektron
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eurostar International Limited
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
TRG
Rate: £335 Per Day Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago