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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 69 46 65
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +19
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.23% 2.67% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 3.59% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 2
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£325 £503 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.32% +28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £540 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
795 585 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.37% 74.43% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 307 235
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £540 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 24
Average hourly rate £19.45 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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 - 3 £375 - 1
Warrington -20 2 £425 -17.47% 3
Chester - 1 - - 3
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) TDD
3 15 (75.00%) Java
4 13 (65.00%) HTML
5 12 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (55.00%) OO
6 11 (55.00%) Linux
7 10 (50.00%) OOP
7 10 (50.00%) Web Services
7 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 10 (50.00%) SDLC
8 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
8 9 (45.00%) Objective-C
8 9 (45.00%) Banking
8 9 (45.00%) Subversion
8 9 (45.00%) C
8 9 (45.00%) C++
8 9 (45.00%) Windows
9 8 (40.00%) Finance
10 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (35.00%) JSON
10 7 (35.00%) XML
10 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
11 6 (30.00%) Gradle
11 6 (30.00%) HTML5
11 6 (30.00%) Mac OS
11 6 (30.00%) AIX
11 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
11 6 (30.00%) WSDL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (15.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) Mule
3 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) Couchbase
3 2 (10.00%) CouchDB
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (45.00%) Subversion
3 6 (30.00%) Maven
3 6 (30.00%) Gradle
4 3 (15.00%) Artifactory
4 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.00%) Ant
4 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) FishEye
General
1 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 10 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (10.00%) Tools Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Requirements Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) HTML
2 10 (50.00%) Web Services
3 7 (35.00%) XML
3 7 (35.00%) JSON
3 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (30.00%) jQuery
4 6 (30.00%) HTML5
4 6 (30.00%) WSDL
4 6 (30.00%) Java EE
5 4 (20.00%) Spring
5 4 (20.00%) RESTful
6 3 (15.00%) REST
6 3 (15.00%) CSS
7 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (10.00%) Velocity
7 2 (10.00%) Spring MVC
8 1 (5.00%) JAX-RS
8 1 (5.00%) OSGi
8 1 (5.00%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blog
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) AIX
3 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Vista
3 6 (30.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) TDD
3 12 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (55.00%) OO
5 10 (50.00%) OOP
5 10 (50.00%) SDLC
6 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (30.00%) Project Management
9 4 (20.00%) Scrum
10 3 (15.00%) SysML
10 3 (15.00%) UML
10 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (15.00%) MVC
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
11 2 (10.00%) Coaching
11 2 (10.00%) Kanban
11 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
11 2 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (45.00%) C
3 9 (45.00%) C++
3 9 (45.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (15.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Atlassian
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £315 per day
Posted: 16 days ago