The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cheshire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 42 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 23 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.89% 1.18% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 1.59% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +10.00%
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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
572 567 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.95% 74.51% 63.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 239 305
Average daily rate £390 £343 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
Warrington - 20 £515 - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 (93.33%) TDD
2 23 (76.67%) C#
2 23 (76.67%) Java
3 21 (70.00%) Linux
4 20 (66.67%) SQL
5 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
5 19 (63.33%) NoSQL
6 18 (60.00%) Open Source
6 18 (60.00%) Unit Testing
7 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (56.67%) PHP
7 17 (56.67%) C++
8 16 (53.33%) Python
8 16 (53.33%) Ruby
8 16 (53.33%) RESTful
9 14 (46.67%) Scala
9 14 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (46.67%) Web Services
10 12 (40.00%) JSON
11 9 (30.00%) HTML
11 9 (30.00%) CSS
12 8 (26.67%) Ajax
13 7 (23.33%) XML
13 7 (23.33%) XHTML
14 4 (13.33%) MVC
15 3 (10.00%) UNIX
15 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
16 2 (6.67%) .NET
16 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
16 2 (6.67%) SharePoint

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.67%) Couchbase
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.67%) CouchDB
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Ant
1 1 (3.33%) Maven
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Hudson
1 1 (3.33%) Gradle
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (86.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Senior Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) RESTful
2 14 (46.67%) Web Services
3 12 (40.00%) JSON
4 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 9 (30.00%) CSS
5 8 (26.67%) Ajax
6 7 (23.33%) XML
6 7 (23.33%) XHTML
7 2 (6.67%) WinForms
7 2 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (6.67%) Spring
7 2 (6.67%) .NET
7 2 (6.67%) Spring MVC
7 2 (6.67%) WCF
7 2 (6.67%) WPF
8 1 (3.33%) jQuery
8 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (60.00%) Open Source
2 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) TDD
2 18 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) MVC
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) MVVM
6 2 (6.67%) ATDD
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (3.33%) User Stories
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Kanban
7 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.33%) Refactoring
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) C#
1 23 (76.67%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) SQL
3 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (56.67%) PHP
4 17 (56.67%) C++
5 16 (53.33%) Python
5 16 (53.33%) Ruby
6 14 (46.67%) Scala
7 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
1 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.33%) Mercator