The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Cambridgeshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 61 49 62
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.35% 1.92% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.77% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 3
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£425 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
558 505 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 68.38% 69.37% 61.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 243 207
Average daily rate £388 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 94
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £24.45 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
East of England

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Cambridge -3 9 £425 -5.55% 2
Peterborough -1 1 £338 -10.00% 1
BDD
East of England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 10 (71.43%) Scrum
2 10 (71.43%) OO
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) Selenium
4 8 (57.14%) Kanban
5 7 (50.00%) Java
5 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (42.86%) Big Data
6 6 (42.86%) C#
6 6 (42.86%) C++
6 6 (42.86%) jQuery
7 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
7 5 (35.71%) Degree
7 5 (35.71%) Web Services
7 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 5 (35.71%) Feature Driven Development
8 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
8 4 (28.57%) WebLogic
8 4 (28.57%) .NET
8 4 (28.57%) Oracle
8 4 (28.57%) GIS
8 4 (28.57%) JBoss
8 4 (28.57%) Apache
8 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
8 4 (28.57%) Dojo
9 3 (21.43%) Maven
9 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
9 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
9 3 (21.43%) Ruby

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 4 (28.57%) WebLogic
1 4 (28.57%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Solr
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Big Data
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) Maven
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) JUnit
5 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
6 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.14%) JMeter
6 1 (7.14%) JIRA
6 1 (7.14%) Behat
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) C++ Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) jQuery
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) Dojo
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Swing
5 2 (14.29%) CSS3
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (7.14%) Memcached
6 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
6 1 (7.14%) Gearman
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) LAMP
6 1 (7.14%) RESTful
6 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (28.57%) GIS
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) TDD
2 10 (71.43%) OO
2 10 (71.43%) Scrum
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) Kanban
5 5 (35.71%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) MVC
7 2 (14.29%) Test-First Development
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
8 1 (7.14%) UML
8 1 (7.14%) OOP
8 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
4 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.14%) PHP5
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
1 4 (28.57%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Zend