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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 58 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.76% 0.88% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.15% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 10
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£335 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
582 693 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.86% 75.99% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 335 341
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 £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
Warrington - 5 £405 - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 3
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (91.67%) TDD
2 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (87.50%) C#
3 20 (83.33%) Java
3 20 (83.33%) Linux
4 18 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (75.00%) SQL
4 18 (75.00%) Unit Testing
4 18 (75.00%) Open Source
4 18 (75.00%) NoSQL
5 17 (70.83%) PHP
5 17 (70.83%) C++
6 16 (66.67%) Python
6 16 (66.67%) Ruby
7 14 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (58.33%) Scala
8 13 (54.17%) RESTful
8 13 (54.17%) Web Services
9 12 (50.00%) JSON
10 10 (41.67%) Mentoring
11 8 (33.33%) HTML
11 8 (33.33%) CSS
12 7 (29.17%) XML
12 7 (29.17%) XHTML
12 7 (29.17%) Ajax
13 2 (8.33%) MVC
13 2 (8.33%) WinForms
13 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
13 2 (8.33%) HTTP
13 2 (8.33%) UNIX

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.17%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) CouchDB
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Gradle
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) Hudson
1 1 (4.17%) Maven
1 1 (4.17%) Ant
Job Titles
1 23 (95.83%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Senior Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.17%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) RESTful
1 13 (54.17%) Web Services
2 12 (50.00%) JSON
3 8 (33.33%) HTML
3 8 (33.33%) CSS
4 7 (29.17%) XML
4 7 (29.17%) XHTML
4 7 (29.17%) Ajax
5 2 (8.33%) WinForms
5 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (8.33%) Spring
5 2 (8.33%) Spring MVC
5 2 (8.33%) WCF
5 2 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (75.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) TDD
2 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (75.00%) Unit Testing
4 14 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (41.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) MVC
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) MVVM
6 2 (8.33%) ATDD
7 1 (4.17%) User Stories
7 1 (4.17%) DevOps
7 1 (4.17%) Refactoring
7 1 (4.17%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) C#
2 20 (83.33%) Java
3 18 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (75.00%) SQL
4 17 (70.83%) PHP
4 17 (70.83%) C++
5 16 (66.67%) Python
5 16 (66.67%) Ruby
6 14 (58.33%) Scala
7 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Mercator
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago