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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 44 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.49% 1.46% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.96% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£363 £410 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +21.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
334 204 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.27% 74.45% 72.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 125 114
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -51.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
Luton - 2 £363 - 2
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) MSMQ
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Revenue Management
3 1 (33.33%) Yield Management
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Autofac
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) NSubstitute
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WPF Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) MSMQ
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Revenue Management
3 1 (33.33%) Yield Management
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft