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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 39 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.53% 1.62% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.37% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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South Wales

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
255 169 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.98% 68.42% 75.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 107 122
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £10.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +76.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) TDD
3 13 (72.22%) Scrum
4 11 (61.11%) MVC
5 10 (55.56%) SharePoint
6 9 (50.00%) C#
6 9 (50.00%) HTML
6 9 (50.00%) SQL
6 9 (50.00%) .NET
6 9 (50.00%) CSS
6 9 (50.00%) HTML5
7 8 (44.44%) CSS3
7 8 (44.44%) Ajax
7 8 (44.44%) jQuery
7 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
8 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
8 7 (38.89%) CRM
8 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
8 7 (38.89%) Subversion
8 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
8 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (33.33%) REST
9 6 (33.33%) OO
9 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
10 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
10 5 (27.78%) Migration
10 5 (27.78%) CMS
10 5 (27.78%) Scala

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 5 (27.78%) CMS
2 5 (27.78%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (22.22%) ArcGIS
4 2 (11.11%) Lync
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (5.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (22.22%) MS Access
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Subversion
1 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
1 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 4 (22.22%) Sinon.JS
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) QUnit
3 4 (22.22%) Jasmine
3 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 4 (22.22%) Hudson
4 3 (16.67%) Trac
5 1 (5.56%) Ant
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) Maven
5 1 (5.56%) NUnit
5 1 (5.56%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.56%) TestNG
5 1 (5.56%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) HTML
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
1 9 (50.00%) CSS
1 9 (50.00%) HTML5
2 8 (44.44%) CSS3
2 8 (44.44%) Ajax
2 8 (44.44%) jQuery
3 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
4 6 (33.33%) REST
5 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (22.22%) Sass
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.11%) Gherkin
7 2 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (11.11%) RESTful
8 1 (5.56%) J2EE
8 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 3 (16.67%) GIS
2 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (11.11%) Open Source
3 2 (11.11%) W3C
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) Interactive TV
4 1 (5.56%) Streaming Video
4 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Social Network
4 1 (5.56%) Web 2.0
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) TDD
3 13 (72.22%) Scrum
4 11 (61.11%) MVC
5 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (38.89%) CRM
7 6 (33.33%) OO
8 5 (27.78%) Migration
8 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (22.22%) OOP
10 3 (16.67%) SOA
10 3 (16.67%) Release Management
10 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 3 (16.67%) Document Management
10 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
11 2 (11.11%) Analytics
11 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
11 2 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C#
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) Scala
3 5 (27.78%) Ruby
4 4 (22.22%) Python
4 4 (22.22%) PHP
5 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Sitecore