The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 March 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 46 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +23  
Contract jobs citing BDD 836 978 665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.29% 4.38% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 5.15% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 812 537
Median daily rate £500 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +15.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16603 18995 17642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.16% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11947 13727 12398
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 194 250
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in London

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in London

BDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BDD in London

BDD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the London region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 184 £500 - 68
Croydon +13 8 £450 +2.85% 2
Westminster +4 3 £475 -5.00%
Canary Wharf -3 3 £500 -23.07%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Twickenham - 2 £350 - 3
Wimbledon - 2 £550 -
Bromley 0 1 £650 +30.00%
Hammersmith 0 1 £550 +69.23%
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 £367 -
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 London region with a requirement for BDD.

1 1502 (83.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1486 (82.88%) TDD
3 897 (50.03%) Java
4 710 (39.60%) JavaScript
5 633 (35.30%) Scrum
6 496 (27.66%) HTML
7 450 (25.10%) AngularJS
8 425 (23.70%) CSS
9 370 (20.64%) Continuous Integration
10 365 (20.36%) Git (software)
11 361 (20.13%) Node.js
12 332 (18.52%) C#
13 325 (18.13%) Web Services
14 320 (17.85%) Spring
14 320 (17.85%) HTML5
15 308 (17.18%) Cucumber
16 301 (16.79%) Microservices
17 295 (16.45%) Jenkins
18 291 (16.23%) Kanban
19 290 (16.17%) REST
20 289 (16.12%) React
21 287 (16.01%) Finance
22 286 (15.95%) Selenium
23 278 (15.50%) SQL
23 278 (15.50%) DevOps
24 275 (15.34%) .NET
25 250 (13.94%) E-Commerce
25 250 (13.94%) JIRA
26 242 (13.50%) Software Engineering
27 240 (13.39%) MVC

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 103 (5.74%) Confluence
2 72 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
3 67 (3.74%) Apache Spark
4 39 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 27 (1.51%) CMS
7 26 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 20 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 17 (0.95%) Apache
9 17 (0.95%) Mule
10 16 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (0.78%) Drupal
12 11 (0.61%) Jetty
12 11 (0.61%) NServiceBus
12 11 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
13 9 (0.50%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.39%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.33%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (1.78%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.78%) MS Office
3 7 (0.39%) MS Project
4 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) GIMP
6 1 (0.056%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.39%) Endur
3 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.22%) Magento
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.056%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.056%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.056%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 239 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (4.80%) GitHub
4 44 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (1.84%) PaaS
6 28 (1.56%) SaaS
7 17 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
7 17 (0.95%) Heroku
8 15 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.84%) Slack
9 13 (0.73%) IaaS
10 10 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 9 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.39%) Bluemix
13 7 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.02%) HTTP
2 26 (1.45%) Internet
3 16 (0.89%) AMQP
4 6 (0.33%) MQTT
4 6 (0.33%) RTSP
5 4 (0.22%) IMAP
5 4 (0.22%) VPN
6 3 (0.17%) DMZ
6 3 (0.17%) Firewall
6 3 (0.17%) Intranet
6 3 (0.17%) LDAP
6 3 (0.17%) SNMP
7 2 (0.11%) Network Security
7 2 (0.11%) OpenVPN
7 2 (0.11%) POP3
7 2 (0.11%) Skype
8 1 (0.056%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.056%) DNS
8 1 (0.056%) SNA
8 1 (0.056%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (10.60%) MongoDB
2 174 (9.70%) NoSQL
3 142 (7.92%) SQL Server
4 113 (6.30%) Big Data
5 92 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 84 (4.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 81 (4.52%) Hadoop
8 74 (4.13%) Relational Database
9 69 (3.85%) MySQL
10 33 (1.84%) HBase
11 28 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 24 (1.34%) Neo4j
13 22 (1.23%) Redis
14 18 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 18 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.84%) Endeca
16 13 (0.73%) Oracle Database
17 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
18 10 (0.56%) Couchbase
18 10 (0.56%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 365 (20.36%) Git (software)
2 308 (17.18%) Cucumber
3 295 (16.45%) Jenkins
4 286 (15.95%) Selenium
5 250 (13.94%) JIRA
6 166 (9.26%) WebDriver
7 154 (8.59%) JUnit
8 142 (7.92%) Maven
9 120 (6.69%) Mockito
10 109 (6.08%) Subversion
11 107 (5.97%) TeamCity
12 87 (4.85%) SpecFlow
13 73 (4.07%) Jasmine
14 64 (3.57%) Gradle
15 63 (3.51%) gulp
16 58 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
17 53 (2.96%) Grunt
18 48 (2.68%) Mocha
19 45 (2.51%) Spock
20 44 (2.45%) Protractor
General
1 287 (16.01%) Finance
2 181 (10.09%) Banking
3 87 (4.85%) Retail
4 48 (2.68%) Games
5 45 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.67%) Back Office
7 23 (1.28%) Marketing
8 22 (1.23%) Advertising
9 21 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.17%) Publishing
9 21 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.78%) Front Office
11 11 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.28%) Electronics
12 5 (0.28%) Legal
12 5 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.28%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.17%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.056%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1154 (64.36%) Developer
2 411 (22.92%) Java Developer
3 230 (12.83%) Senior Developer
4 172 (9.59%) Agile Developer
5 157 (8.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 132 (7.36%) .NET Developer
7 118 (6.58%) Full Stack Developer
8 116 (6.47%) C# Developer
9 113 (6.30%) Senior Java Developer
10 103 (5.74%) Scala Developer
11 102 (5.69%) Agile Java Developer
11 102 (5.69%) Tester
12 99 (5.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 98 (5.47%) Angular Developer
14 90 (5.02%) Analyst
15 79 (4.41%) Automation Tester
16 71 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
17 70 (3.90%) Test Engineer
18 65 (3.63%) Business Analyst
18 65 (3.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 496 (27.66%) HTML
2 450 (25.10%) AngularJS
3 425 (23.70%) CSS
4 361 (20.13%) Node.js
5 325 (18.13%) Web Services
6 320 (17.85%) HTML5
6 320 (17.85%) Spring
7 290 (16.17%) REST
8 289 (16.12%) React
9 275 (15.34%) .NET
10 237 (13.22%) RESTful
11 232 (12.94%) CSS3
12 159 (8.87%) ASP.NET
13 129 (7.19%) JSON
14 128 (7.14%) Hibernate
15 122 (6.80%) SOAP
16 121 (6.75%) XML
17 119 (6.64%) jQuery
18 116 (6.47%) Gherkin
19 109 (6.08%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.25%) User Experience
2 73 (4.07%) Fintech
3 62 (3.46%) Mobile App
4 61 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 36 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (1.95%) Public Cloud
9 31 (1.73%) iPad
10 20 (1.12%) Blog
11 17 (0.95%) Wiki
12 16 (0.89%) Derivative
12 16 (0.89%) Online Games
12 16 (0.89%) Social Media
13 15 (0.84%) Virtual Team
14 14 (0.78%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.78%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.73%) Life Science
16 12 (0.67%) Algorithms
16 12 (0.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 199 (11.10%) Linux
2 101 (5.63%) Unix
3 81 (4.52%) Apple iOS
4 74 (4.13%) Android
5 32 (1.78%) Windows
6 22 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.11%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.056%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1502 (83.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1486 (82.88%) TDD
3 633 (35.30%) Scrum
4 370 (20.64%) Continuous Integration
5 301 (16.79%) Microservices
6 291 (16.23%) Kanban
7 278 (15.50%) DevOps
8 250 (13.94%) E-Commerce
9 242 (13.50%) Software Engineering
10 240 (13.39%) MVC
11 232 (12.94%) OO
12 180 (10.04%) Pair Programming
13 179 (9.98%) Test Automation
14 159 (8.87%) Front End Development
15 125 (6.97%) Web Development
16 120 (6.69%) Continuous Delivery
16 120 (6.69%) Unit Testing
17 109 (6.08%) Open Source
18 104 (5.80%) SOA
19 100 (5.58%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 897 (50.03%) Java
2 710 (39.60%) JavaScript
3 332 (18.52%) C#
4 278 (15.50%) SQL
5 231 (12.88%) Scala
6 192 (10.71%) Ruby
7 135 (7.53%) Python
8 61 (3.40%) PHP
9 58 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 56 (3.12%) ES6
11 35 (1.95%) Groovy
12 30 (1.67%) C
13 29 (1.62%) Korn
14 28 (1.56%) Objective-C
15 27 (1.51%) Apple Swift
16 24 (1.34%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.12%) Bash Shell
18 18 (1.00%) C++
18 18 (1.00%) Go
18 18 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 92 (5.13%) Degree
2 71 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 58 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.62%) ISEB
5 18 (1.00%) ISTQB
6 16 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.56%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.45%) BC Cleared
8 8 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.17%) PhD
11 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (11.54%) QA
2 44 (2.45%) SDET
3 19 (1.06%) FATCA
4 9 (0.50%) SLA
5 7 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.22%) MiFID
7 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.056%) WAI
8 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 172 (9.59%) Docker
2 11 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.17%) HDFS
5 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.11%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.056%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (3.35%) Puppet
2 56 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (2.79%) Ansible
4 16 (0.89%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.73%) logstash
6 11 (0.61%) Grafana
7 9 (0.50%) Kibana
7 9 (0.50%) Nagios
8 8 (0.45%) rkt
9 7 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.33%) Graphite
11 4 (0.22%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.22%) Mesos
11 4 (0.22%) Rancher
12 3 (0.17%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.17%) Salt
13 2 (0.11%) Control-M
13 2 (0.11%) Pingdom
13 2 (0.11%) Terraform
14 1 (0.056%) Marathon
Vendors
1 87 (4.85%) Microsoft
2 80 (4.46%) Oracle
3 32 (1.78%) MuleSoft
4 30 (1.67%) Google
5 29 (1.62%) Solace
6 22 (1.23%) ATG
7 21 (1.17%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.17%) Splunk
8 17 (0.95%) SAP
9 16 (0.89%) Xamarin
10 15 (0.84%) IBM
10 15 (0.84%) New Relic
11 14 (0.78%) Hortonworks
11 14 (0.78%) Zend
12 12 (0.67%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.61%) hybris
14 10 (0.56%) Apigee
14 10 (0.56%) AppDynamics
14 10 (0.56%) BEA
14 10 (0.56%) Sybase
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