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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 57 87 120
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +33
Contract jobs citing BDD 847 586 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.49% 2.32% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 2.99% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 483 364
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 £340 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.44%
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
18814 19611 18641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.44% 77.66% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13635 13715 12720
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 233 330
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
(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 +37 181 £441 +3.82% 56
Bromley - 10 £375 - 2
Canary Wharf - 3 £575 -
Isleworth - 2 £370 - 2
Surbiton - 1 - - 1
Westminster - 1 £690 -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1363 (81.28%) TDD
2 1356 (80.86%) Agile Software Development
3 716 (42.70%) Java
4 680 (40.55%) Scrum
5 553 (32.98%) JavaScript
6 462 (27.55%) HTML
7 433 (25.82%) Continuous Integration
8 417 (24.87%) Cucumber
9 383 (22.84%) CSS
10 379 (22.60%) C#
11 378 (22.54%) MVC
12 357 (21.29%) .NET
13 354 (21.11%) OO
14 342 (20.39%) Ruby
15 307 (18.31%) Web Services
16 292 (17.41%) HTML5
17 286 (17.05%) Selenium
18 257 (15.32%) Git (software)
19 237 (14.13%) AngularJS
20 236 (14.07%) QA
21 228 (13.60%) Spring
22 226 (13.48%) SQL
22 226 (13.48%) Test Automation
23 225 (13.42%) XML
24 218 (13.00%) E-Commerce
25 214 (12.76%) Kanban
26 211 (12.58%) jQuery
27 203 (12.10%) RESTful
27 203 (12.10%) Open Source
28 200 (11.93%) CSS3

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 132 (7.87%) Node.js
2 91 (5.43%) CMS
3 45 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 35 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (1.91%) IIS
6 31 (1.85%) Apache
7 27 (1.61%) Adobe CQ
8 23 (1.37%) Apache Solr
8 23 (1.37%) Drupal
9 19 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 18 (1.07%) JBoss
11 17 (1.01%) nginx
11 17 (1.01%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.60%) SharePoint
13 10 (0.60%) Confluence
14 8 (0.48%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.42%) Mule
16 6 (0.36%) Liferay
Applications
1 61 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.30%) MS Office
3 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.60%) RMDS
1 10 (0.60%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.24%) Magento
3 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Endur
4 2 (0.12%) Summit
5 1 (0.060%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.060%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (1.31%) GitHub
5 13 (0.78%) SaaS
6 11 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.54%) Joyent
8 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.36%) Heroku
10 4 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.18%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.12%) PaaS
12 2 (0.12%) IaaS
13 1 (0.060%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.060%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.060%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.060%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.46%) HTTP
2 23 (1.37%) Internet
3 11 (0.66%) Intranet
4 10 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.36%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.18%) AMQP
7 2 (0.12%) SSL
8 1 (0.060%) MVNO
8 1 (0.060%) LDAP
8 1 (0.060%) DMZ
8 1 (0.060%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.060%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.060%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 152 (9.06%) MongoDB
3 133 (7.93%) NoSQL
4 91 (5.43%) MySQL
5 62 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 50 (2.98%) Big Data
7 41 (2.44%) Redis
8 39 (2.33%) Hadoop
9 36 (2.15%) Relational Database
10 27 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.13%) CouchDB
13 16 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (0.72%) RavenDB
15 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.60%) Apache Hive
17 9 (0.54%) Oracle Database
17 9 (0.54%) MarkLogic
17 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 417 (24.87%) Cucumber
2 286 (17.05%) Selenium
3 257 (15.32%) Git (software)
4 160 (9.54%) WebDriver
5 156 (9.30%) SpecFlow
6 144 (8.59%) Jenkins
7 132 (7.87%) Subversion
8 124 (7.39%) JUnit
9 101 (6.02%) Hudson
10 90 (5.37%) NUnit
10 90 (5.37%) JIRA
10 90 (5.37%) TeamCity
11 89 (5.31%) Jasmine
12 85 (5.07%) Maven
13 66 (3.94%) RSpec
13 66 (3.94%) Mockito
14 64 (3.82%) WATIR
15 63 (3.76%) Calabash
16 56 (3.34%) Capybara
17 55 (3.28%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 183 (10.91%) Finance
2 77 (4.59%) Banking
3 53 (3.16%) Publishing
4 42 (2.50%) Retail
5 40 (2.39%) Front Office
6 37 (2.21%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.97%) Games
8 22 (1.31%) Legal
9 19 (1.13%) Advertising
10 18 (1.07%) Telecoms
11 15 (0.89%) Marketing
12 11 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.60%) Back Office
14 8 (0.48%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.36%) Law
16 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.30%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.18%) Electronics
17 3 (0.18%) Billing
18 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1048 (62.49%) Developer
2 265 (15.80%) Java Developer
3 179 (10.67%) Senior Developer
4 148 (8.83%) .NET Developer
5 139 (8.29%) Analyst
6 137 (8.17%) Tester
7 106 (6.32%) C# Developer
8 82 (4.89%) Automation Tester
9 71 (4.23%) PHP Developer
10 69 (4.11%) Test Engineer
11 66 (3.94%) Business Analyst
11 66 (3.94%) JavaScript Developer
11 66 (3.94%) Front-End Developer
12 63 (3.76%) Test Analyst
13 61 (3.64%) Ruby Developer
14 55 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
15 51 (3.04%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 50 (2.98%) Web Developer
17 47 (2.80%) Software Engineer
17 47 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 462 (27.55%) HTML
2 383 (22.84%) CSS
3 357 (21.29%) .NET
4 307 (18.31%) Web Services
5 292 (17.41%) HTML5
6 237 (14.13%) AngularJS
7 228 (13.60%) Spring
8 225 (13.42%) XML
9 211 (12.58%) jQuery
10 203 (12.10%) RESTful
11 200 (11.93%) CSS3
12 194 (11.57%) ASP.NET
13 174 (10.38%) REST
14 154 (9.18%) Backbone.js
15 134 (7.99%) ASP.NET MVC
16 128 (7.63%) JSON
17 119 (7.10%) Ajax
18 107 (6.38%) Ruby on Rails
18 107 (6.38%) KnockoutJS
19 93 (5.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 203 (12.10%) Open Source
2 103 (6.14%) User Experience
3 94 (5.61%) Mobile App
4 84 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (3.58%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.39%) Digital Media
7 34 (2.03%) Algorithms
8 33 (1.97%) Inversion of Control
9 32 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (1.43%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.31%) Derivative
11 22 (1.31%) Fixed Income
12 21 (1.25%) Blog
13 19 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.89%) Equities
14 15 (0.89%) Taxonomies
15 14 (0.83%) New Media
16 12 (0.72%) iPhone
16 12 (0.72%) Video on Demand
17 11 (0.66%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 139 (8.29%) Linux
2 89 (5.31%) Android
3 85 (5.07%) Apple iOS
4 73 (4.35%) UNIX
5 48 (2.86%) Windows
6 16 (0.95%) CentOS
7 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.36%) AIX
9 6 (0.36%) Solaris
10 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.060%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.060%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1363 (81.28%) TDD
2 1356 (80.86%) Agile Software Development
3 680 (40.55%) Scrum
4 433 (25.82%) Continuous Integration
5 378 (22.54%) MVC
6 354 (21.11%) OO
7 226 (13.48%) Test Automation
8 218 (13.00%) E-Commerce
9 214 (12.76%) Kanban
10 148 (8.83%) Pair Programming
11 135 (8.05%) Automated Testing
12 131 (7.81%) Software Engineering
13 129 (7.69%) User Stories
14 103 (6.14%) DevOps
15 100 (5.96%) OOP
16 85 (5.07%) Test Scripting
17 79 (4.71%) Mentoring
18 72 (4.29%) Automation Testing
19 70 (4.17%) Unit Testing
20 69 (4.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 716 (42.70%) Java
2 553 (32.98%) JavaScript
3 379 (22.60%) C#
4 342 (20.39%) Ruby
5 226 (13.48%) SQL
6 162 (9.66%) PHP
7 126 (7.51%) Python
8 125 (7.45%) Scala
9 60 (3.58%) Groovy
9 60 (3.58%) Objective-C
10 45 (2.68%) Shell Script
11 33 (1.97%) PHP5
12 26 (1.55%) T-SQL
13 25 (1.49%) Clojure
14 20 (1.19%) C
15 18 (1.07%) C++
15 18 (1.07%) Golang
16 16 (0.95%) Perl
17 14 (0.83%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.83%) F#
Qualifications
1 72 (4.29%) Degree
2 50 (2.98%) ISEB
3 36 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 28 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.12%) CBAP
8 1 (0.060%) IIBA
8 1 (0.060%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.060%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (14.07%) QA
2 4 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (0.89%) Varnish
2 5 (0.30%) Docker
3 4 (0.24%) HDFS
4 3 (0.18%) vCloud
5 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.060%) GridGain
6 1 (0.060%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.060%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.060%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 68 (4.05%) Puppet
2 56 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.13%) Ansible
3 19 (1.13%) Vagrant
4 16 (0.95%) Capistrano
5 15 (0.89%) ZABBIX
6 12 (0.72%) YUM
7 10 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.60%) Salt
7 10 (0.60%) Oozie
8 5 (0.30%) logstash
9 4 (0.24%) Nagios
10 3 (0.18%) Control-M
11 2 (0.12%) Kibana
11 2 (0.12%) Mesos
11 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.060%) WMI
Vendors
1 137 (8.17%) Microsoft
2 61 (3.64%) Zend
3 51 (3.04%) Oracle
4 33 (1.97%) Rackspace
5 31 (1.85%) Google
6 25 (1.49%) Adobe
7 21 (1.25%) Sitecore
8 14 (0.83%) TIBCO
9 13 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.60%) ION Trading
11 9 (0.54%) Twitter
11 9 (0.54%) Informatica
12 8 (0.48%) Apple
13 7 (0.42%) Facebook
13 7 (0.42%) HP
14 6 (0.36%) Sybase
15 5 (0.30%) hybris
16 4 (0.24%) Bloomberg
16 4 (0.24%) FatWire
16 4 (0.24%) Murex
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Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per annum for 6 Months
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day £350 to £500
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Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
RedCat Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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