The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 41 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.55% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.45% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £338 - £275
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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
266 222 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.88% 57.51% 63.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 98 156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 33
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
BDD
Cambridgeshire

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
3 3 (60.00%) CSS3
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Node.js
4 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
4 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) OOP
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) CentOS
5 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) NUnit
5 1 (20.00%) Retail

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (40.00%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Neo4j
2 1 (20.00%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 3 (60.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (40.00%) Backbone.js
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) CentOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) OOP
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (20.00%) CQRS
5 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft