The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 45 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.80% - 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% - 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
BDD
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
519 416 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.05% 69.92% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 257 243
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.00 £9.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £15.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) TDD
2 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (46.67%) MVVM
4 7 (46.67%) HTML
4 7 (46.67%) CSS
4 7 (46.67%) Subversion
4 7 (46.67%) WPF
5 6 (40.00%) Multithreading
5 6 (40.00%) CSS3
5 6 (40.00%) HTML5
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 4 (26.67%) OO
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) PHP
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) Perl
7 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 3 (20.00%) Siebel
7 3 (20.00%) C
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (20.00%) Mason
7 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (20.00%) Visualforce

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) BigMachines
1 3 (20.00%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (46.67%) Subversion
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.67%) Moq
5 1 (6.67%) ReSharper
5 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) C# Developer
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Perl Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Perl Web Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (6.67%) Senior WPF Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) CSS
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) WPF
2 6 (40.00%) CSS3
2 6 (40.00%) HTML5
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (20.00%) Backbone.js
4 3 (20.00%) Mason
4 3 (20.00%) Visualforce
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
5 2 (13.33%) JSON
5 2 (13.33%) REST
5 2 (13.33%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
6 1 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) TDD
2 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) MVVM
4 6 (40.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (26.67%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) Web Development
7 2 (13.33%) SOA
7 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.67%) OO PHP
8 1 (6.67%) OOD
8 1 (6.67%) OOP
8 1 (6.67%) Open Source
8 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
1 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) PHP
3 3 (20.00%) Apex Code
3 3 (20.00%) C
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (20.00%) Siebel