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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 55 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.84% 1.33% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.70% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 2
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £340 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £441 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
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
547 765 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.18% 78.38% 66.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 345 288
Average daily rate £395 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 16
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 £17.15 £18.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 - 6 £350 - 4
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 26 (92.86%) TDD
2 25 (89.29%) C#
3 23 (82.14%) JavaScript
3 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (78.57%) Linux
5 20 (71.43%) Java
6 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (64.29%) NoSQL
7 17 (60.71%) Open Source
7 17 (60.71%) Unit Testing
7 17 (60.71%) Ruby
7 17 (60.71%) PHP
7 17 (60.71%) SQL
7 17 (60.71%) C++
8 16 (57.14%) Python
9 14 (50.00%) Scala
10 13 (46.43%) RESTful
10 13 (46.43%) Web Services
11 12 (42.86%) JSON
12 10 (35.71%) Mentoring
13 9 (32.14%) CSS
13 9 (32.14%) HTML
14 7 (25.00%) XML
14 7 (25.00%) XHTML
14 7 (25.00%) Ajax
15 5 (17.86%) HTTP
15 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
15 5 (17.86%) MVVM
16 4 (14.29%) REST
16 4 (14.29%) MVC

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) CouchDB
2 2 (7.14%) Couchbase
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Ant
3 1 (3.57%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) MSTest
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) Gradle
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Senior Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Web Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C++/Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Java Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) Web Services
1 13 (46.43%) RESTful
2 12 (42.86%) JSON
3 9 (32.14%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) CSS
4 7 (25.00%) XML
4 7 (25.00%) XHTML
4 7 (25.00%) Ajax
5 4 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (7.14%) Spring MVC
6 2 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (7.14%) Spring
6 2 (7.14%) XHR
6 2 (7.14%) WPF
7 1 (3.57%) jQuery
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.57%) WCF
7 1 (3.57%) WinForms
7 1 (3.57%) SOAP
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (60.71%) Open Source
2 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) TDD
2 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (60.71%) Unit Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Mentoring
6 5 (17.86%) MVVM
7 4 (14.29%) MVC
8 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.14%) Web Development
9 2 (7.14%) ATDD
10 1 (3.57%) User Stories
10 1 (3.57%) Automation Testing
10 1 (3.57%) DevOps
10 1 (3.57%) Kanban
10 1 (3.57%) Domain-Driven Design
10 1 (3.57%) Refactoring
10 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
10 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) C#
2 23 (82.14%) JavaScript
3 20 (71.43%) Java
4 17 (60.71%) C++
4 17 (60.71%) PHP
4 17 (60.71%) SQL
4 17 (60.71%) Ruby
5 16 (57.14%) Python
6 14 (50.00%) Scala
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
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