The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 64 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing BDD 4 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.49% 0.65% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.85% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
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£343 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £358 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
BDD
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
613 706 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.31% 76.91% 66.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 317 322
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 15
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.53 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
Warrington - 3 £350 - 7
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 2
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 24 (92.31%) C#
1 24 (92.31%) TDD
2 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
4 20 (76.92%) Linux
4 20 (76.92%) Java
5 18 (69.23%) SQL
5 18 (69.23%) Unit Testing
5 18 (69.23%) NoSQL
6 17 (65.38%) Open Source
6 17 (65.38%) Ruby
6 17 (65.38%) PHP
6 17 (65.38%) C++
7 16 (61.54%) Python
7 16 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (53.85%) Scala
9 13 (50.00%) RESTful
9 13 (50.00%) Web Services
10 12 (46.15%) JSON
11 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
12 9 (34.62%) CSS
12 9 (34.62%) HTML
13 7 (26.92%) XML
13 7 (26.92%) XHTML
13 7 (26.92%) Ajax
14 4 (15.38%) MVC
14 4 (15.38%) MVVM
15 3 (11.54%) WPF
15 3 (11.54%) HTTP
16 2 (7.69%) N-Tier

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.69%) Couchbase
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Ant
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.85%) MSTest
2 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.85%) Gradle
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) NUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Maven
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Developer
2 6 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (7.69%) C++/Java Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (3.85%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Web Services
1 13 (50.00%) RESTful
2 12 (46.15%) JSON
3 9 (34.62%) HTML
3 9 (34.62%) CSS
4 7 (26.92%) XML
4 7 (26.92%) XHTML
4 7 (26.92%) Ajax
5 3 (11.54%) WPF
6 2 (7.69%) Spring MVC
6 2 (7.69%) WCF
6 2 (7.69%) REST
6 2 (7.69%) WinForms
6 2 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (7.69%) Spring
7 1 (3.85%) SOAP
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.85%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (3.85%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (65.38%) Open Source
2 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) TDD
2 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (69.23%) Unit Testing
4 16 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
6 4 (15.38%) MVVM
6 4 (15.38%) MVC
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) Web Development
7 2 (7.69%) ATDD
8 1 (3.85%) User Stories
8 1 (3.85%) DevOps
8 1 (3.85%) Kanban
8 1 (3.85%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (3.85%) Refactoring
8 1 (3.85%) Pair Programming
8 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) C#
2 21 (80.77%) JavaScript
3 20 (76.92%) Java
4 18 (69.23%) SQL
5 17 (65.38%) PHP
5 17 (65.38%) C++
5 17 (65.38%) Ruby
6 16 (61.54%) Python
7 14 (53.85%) Scala
8 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
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