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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 67 49 62
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.01% 2.56% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 3.41% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £540 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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
903 615 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.62% 74.91% 74.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 332 292
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 35
Average hourly rate £17.42 £28.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Knutsford - 5 £375 - 2
Warrington -27 2 £360 -29.41% 4
Chester - 2 £325 - 5
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (86.96%) TDD
3 13 (56.52%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) HTML
5 9 (39.13%) C++
5 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) Linux
6 8 (34.78%) OO
7 7 (30.43%) OOP
7 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
7 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
7 7 (30.43%) SDLC
8 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
8 6 (26.09%) Scrum
8 6 (26.09%) Objective-C
8 6 (26.09%) Banking
8 6 (26.09%) Subversion
8 6 (26.09%) C
8 6 (26.09%) Web Services
8 6 (26.09%) Project Management
9 5 (21.74%) Maven
9 5 (21.74%) Gradle
9 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
10 4 (17.39%) Coaching
10 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
10 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
10 4 (17.39%) MongoDB

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (13.04%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) Mule
3 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) Couchbase
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) CouchDB
4 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (26.09%) Subversion
3 5 (21.74%) Maven
3 5 (21.74%) Gradle
4 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
5 3 (13.04%) FishEye
5 3 (13.04%) JIRA
5 3 (13.04%) Artifactory
5 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
6 2 (8.70%) Ant
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (8.70%) C++/C# Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Tools Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) HTML
2 6 (26.09%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) Spring
3 4 (17.39%) jQuery
3 4 (17.39%) JSON
3 4 (17.39%) Velocity
3 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
4 3 (13.04%) REST
4 3 (13.04%) RESTful
4 3 (13.04%) HTML5
4 3 (13.04%) Java EE
4 3 (13.04%) .NET
4 3 (13.04%) WSDL
5 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
5 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (8.70%) Spring MVC
5 2 (8.70%) CSS
6 1 (4.35%) Akka
6 1 (4.35%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Blog
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
2 3 (13.04%) AIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
2 3 (13.04%) Mac OS
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (86.96%) TDD
3 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (34.78%) OO
5 7 (30.43%) OOP
5 7 (30.43%) SDLC
6 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
6 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
8 4 (17.39%) Coaching
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.04%) SysML
9 3 (13.04%) MVC
9 3 (13.04%) UML
9 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (8.70%) ATDD
10 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (8.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) C++
3 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (26.09%) C
4 6 (26.09%) Objective-C
5 4 (17.39%) Python
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) C#
6 3 (13.04%) Perl
7 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
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