The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 54 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 1 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.21% - 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% - 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Average daily rate
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- - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
East of 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 Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
430 188 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 89.58% 67.38% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 88 171
Average daily rate £425 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £215 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £43.72 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Bedfordshire region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
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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
Bedford - - - -
Luton - - - - 2
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft