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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 67 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.83% 0.67% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.91% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £306
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +19.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
655 552 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.42% 73.50% 61.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 250 220
Average daily rate £395 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £340 -
Warrington - 2 £433 - 2
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 12 (63.16%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) HTML
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) OO
5 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (26.32%) RESTful
6 5 (26.32%) MVC
6 5 (26.32%) C#
6 5 (26.32%) C++
6 5 (26.32%) CSS
6 5 (26.32%) Python
7 4 (21.05%) OOP
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) .NET
7 4 (21.05%) C
7 4 (21.05%) Perl
7 4 (21.05%) Objective-C
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) Subversion
7 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
7 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
7 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
8 3 (15.79%) Ruby
8 3 (15.79%) Maven
8 3 (15.79%) NoSQL

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) CouchDB
4 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Subversion
2 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.79%) Maven
3 3 (15.79%) Gradle
3 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
4 2 (10.53%) FishEye
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) Hudson
5 1 (5.26%) Ant
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) RESTful
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
5 2 (10.53%) CSS3
5 2 (10.53%) Ajax
5 2 (10.53%) jQuery
6 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
6 1 (5.26%) GWT
6 1 (5.26%) JSON
6 1 (5.26%) WCF
6 1 (5.26%) WPF
6 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
6 1 (5.26%) Spring
6 1 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) TDD
2 6 (31.58%) OO
2 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (26.32%) MVC
4 4 (21.05%) OOP
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Web Design
6 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Kanban
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) C++
3 5 (26.32%) Python
4 4 (21.05%) C
4 4 (21.05%) Perl
4 4 (21.05%) Objective-C
5 3 (15.79%) Ruby
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.26%) Scala
7 1 (5.26%) XAML
7 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
2 2 (10.53%) Progress
2 2 (10.53%) Mercator
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft