The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 33 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.73% 5.54% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 7.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
201 239 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.63% 77.85% 72.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 179 75
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £18.90 £97.50 £11.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.61% +754.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £19.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) MVC
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (50.00%) CSS
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Subversion
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (50.00%) HTML5
5 3 (37.50%) REST
5 3 (37.50%) CSS3
5 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
5 3 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (37.50%) Sitecore
5 3 (37.50%) Release Management
5 3 (37.50%) jQuery
5 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Ajax
5 3 (37.50%) CRM

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) CMS
2 3 (37.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (25.00%) Lync
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) MS Access
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) NUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (12.50%) Hudson
3 1 (12.50%) QUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Jasmine
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Trac
3 1 (12.50%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Scala Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) HTML5
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) jQuery
3 3 (37.50%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) CSS3
3 3 (37.50%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Akka
5 1 (12.50%) Play Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Sass
5 1 (12.50%) JSON
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
1 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) GIS
2 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
2 1 (12.50%) Interactive TV
2 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
2 1 (12.50%) Social Network
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
4 3 (37.50%) Release Management
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) CRM
4 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (25.00%) Document Management
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (12.50%) Analytics
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) OOP
6 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Sitecore