The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 56 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.33% 1.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 2.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate £500 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 347 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.62% 67.77% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
BDD
West Midlands

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (60.00%) WCAG
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) W3C
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (60.00%) QUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Akka
3 2 (40.00%) Play Framework
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) JSON

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (60.00%) QUnit
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Scala Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Java Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Akka
3 2 (40.00%) Play Framework
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) W3C
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft