The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 32 56
Rank change year-on-year -11 +24  
Contract jobs citing BDD 160 211 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.90% 6.24% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 7.26% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 198 175
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £388 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2879 2907 4718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.15% 85.93% 81.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2210 2380 3714
Median daily rate £500 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 55
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £31.50 £56.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the City of London

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the City of London

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for BDD.

1 315 (92.65%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (87.06%) TDD
3 177 (52.06%) Java
4 146 (42.94%) JavaScript
5 125 (36.76%) Scrum
6 107 (31.47%) AngularJS
7 94 (27.65%) Test Automation
8 77 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
9 76 (22.35%) Microservices
10 75 (22.06%) React
10 75 (22.06%) MongoDB
11 74 (21.76%) Finance
12 70 (20.59%) HTML
12 70 (20.59%) Spring
12 70 (20.59%) Node.js
13 69 (20.29%) MVC
14 68 (20.00%) C#
15 67 (19.71%) Kanban
16 65 (19.12%) Git (software)
17 64 (18.82%) CSS
18 63 (18.53%) Web Services
18 63 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
19 61 (17.94%) REST
20 58 (17.06%) Scala
21 56 (16.47%) Jenkins
22 55 (16.18%) NoSQL
22 55 (16.18%) OO
22 55 (16.18%) DevOps
23 54 (15.88%) Software Engineering
23 54 (15.88%) Pair Programming

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 14 (4.12%) Confluence
3 13 (3.82%) Mule
4 12 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.35%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.47%) Apache
8 5 (1.47%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.18%) CMS
9 4 (1.18%) JBoss
10 3 (0.88%) Drupal
10 3 (0.88%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.59%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.59%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.29%) ATG Dynamo
12 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.29%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.29%) Actimize
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Endur
2 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 63 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.94%) GitHub
4 7 (2.06%) Slack
5 3 (0.88%) Google Play
6 2 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.59%) IaaS
6 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.29%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.29%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.06%) HTTP
2 2 (0.59%) Internet
3 1 (0.29%) DNS
3 1 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (22.06%) MongoDB
2 55 (16.18%) NoSQL
3 32 (9.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 30 (8.82%) SQL Server
5 20 (5.88%) MySQL
6 12 (3.53%) Hadoop
7 11 (3.24%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.94%) Big Data
9 9 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.06%) Couchbase
11 5 (1.47%) Hazelcast
11 5 (1.47%) MarkLogic
12 3 (0.88%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.88%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.88%) QlikView
12 3 (0.88%) RavenDB
12 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.88%) Redis
12 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (19.12%) Git (software)
2 56 (16.47%) Jenkins
3 52 (15.29%) Selenium
4 48 (14.12%) Cucumber
5 40 (11.76%) JIRA
6 27 (7.94%) gulp
7 26 (7.65%) WebDriver
8 24 (7.06%) SpecFlow
9 23 (6.76%) Grunt
9 23 (6.76%) Jasmine
10 22 (6.47%) JUnit
10 22 (6.47%) Subversion
11 21 (6.18%) IntelliJ
12 20 (5.88%) Mockito
12 20 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (4.41%) Maven
14 12 (3.53%) NUnit
15 11 (3.24%) Moq
15 11 (3.24%) webpack
16 10 (2.94%) Protractor
General
1 74 (21.76%) Finance
2 51 (15.00%) Banking
3 17 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.53%) Advertising
5 11 (3.24%) Retail
6 10 (2.94%) Publishing
7 9 (2.65%) Marketing
8 8 (2.35%) Front Office
9 7 (2.06%) Games
10 5 (1.47%) Retail Banking
11 4 (1.18%) Digital Economy
11 4 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.59%) Law
12 2 (0.59%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Back Office
13 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 237 (69.71%) Developer
2 99 (29.12%) Java Developer
3 51 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 50 (14.71%) Full Stack Developer
5 28 (8.24%) Agile Developer
6 23 (6.76%) Scala Developer
7 22 (6.47%) Analyst
8 21 (6.18%) Agile Java Developer
8 21 (6.18%) JavaScript Developer
9 20 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (5.00%) Node.js Developer
11 14 (4.12%) .NET Developer
11 14 (4.12%) Business Analyst
11 14 (4.12%) Software Engineer
12 13 (3.82%) Angular Developer
12 13 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (3.53%) Senior Scala Developer
14 11 (3.24%) Software Developer
15 10 (2.94%) C# Developer
15 10 (2.94%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (31.47%) AngularJS
2 75 (22.06%) React
3 70 (20.59%) HTML
3 70 (20.59%) Node.js
3 70 (20.59%) Spring
4 64 (18.82%) CSS
5 63 (18.53%) Web Services
6 61 (17.94%) REST
7 53 (15.59%) HTML5
8 52 (15.29%) .NET
9 40 (11.76%) RESTful
10 34 (10.00%) ASP.NET
11 29 (8.53%) Play Framework
12 28 (8.24%) Dropwizard
12 28 (8.24%) SOAP
13 26 (7.65%) Hystrix
14 25 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (7.35%) Hibernate
14 25 (7.35%) jQuery
15 24 (7.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.18%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (8.24%) Fintech
3 22 (6.47%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.71%) User Experience
5 14 (4.12%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (2.65%) Credit Risk
7 9 (2.65%) Derivative
8 7 (2.06%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.76%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.76%) iPad
10 5 (1.47%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.18%) Grid Computing
11 4 (1.18%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.88%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.47%) Linux
2 14 (4.12%) Android
2 14 (4.12%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.94%) Unix
4 8 (2.35%) Windows
5 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (92.65%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (87.06%) TDD
3 125 (36.76%) Scrum
4 94 (27.65%) Test Automation
5 77 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (22.35%) Microservices
7 69 (20.29%) MVC
8 67 (19.71%) Kanban
9 55 (16.18%) DevOps
9 55 (16.18%) OO
10 54 (15.88%) Pair Programming
10 54 (15.88%) Software Engineering
11 48 (14.12%) E-Commerce
12 43 (12.65%) SOLID
13 40 (11.76%) Front End Development
14 37 (10.88%) SOA
15 34 (10.00%) Refactoring
15 34 (10.00%) Unit Testing
16 32 (9.41%) Web Development
17 28 (8.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 177 (52.06%) Java
2 146 (42.94%) JavaScript
3 68 (20.00%) C#
4 58 (17.06%) Scala
5 47 (13.82%) SQL
6 25 (7.35%) Groovy
7 18 (5.29%) ES6
8 14 (4.12%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.82%) Ruby
10 12 (3.53%) Python
11 10 (2.94%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.35%) PHP
13 7 (2.06%) Apple Swift
13 7 (2.06%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.76%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.76%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.47%) TypeScript
16 4 (1.18%) C
16 4 (1.18%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.88%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (6.18%) Degree
2 8 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.88%) ISEB
5 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (14.41%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) MiFID
3 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.29%) EMIR
3 1 (0.29%) IFRS
3 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (9.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (3.24%) Puppet
2 9 (2.65%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.76%) Ansible
4 6 (1.76%) Nagios
5 5 (1.47%) Graphite
6 4 (1.18%) HAProxy
6 4 (1.18%) logstash
7 2 (0.59%) Grafana
7 2 (0.59%) Mesos
8 1 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.29%) Control-M
8 1 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.29%) Kibana
8 1 (0.29%) Terraform
8 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (6.18%) New Relic
2 17 (5.00%) Oracle
3 8 (2.35%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.06%) Telerik
5 5 (1.47%) Apple
5 5 (1.47%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.47%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.18%) Google
6 4 (1.18%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.88%) Marketo
7 3 (0.88%) Splunk
8 2 (0.59%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.59%) Zend
9 1 (0.29%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.29%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.29%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.29%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.29%) PayPal
9 1 (0.29%) SOASTA, Inc
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