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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 64 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% 1.02% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.27% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£375 £373 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +49.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
666 632 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.26% 80.51% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 298 221
Average daily rate £408 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 55 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.82 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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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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 - 5 £375 - 3
Chester +7 1 £413 +28.90% 5
Crewe - - - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - - 2
Northwich - - - -
Warrington - - - - 4
Wilmslow - - - -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (100.00%) TDD
2 17 (94.44%) JavaScript
3 13 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 12 (66.67%) Linux
4 12 (66.67%) Java
4 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (61.11%) HTML
6 10 (55.56%) Web Services
7 9 (50.00%) AngularJS
8 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
8 7 (38.89%) Java EE
8 7 (38.89%) jQuery
8 7 (38.89%) OOP
8 7 (38.89%) OO
9 6 (33.33%) XML
9 6 (33.33%) Windows
9 6 (33.33%) AIX
9 6 (33.33%) HTTP
9 6 (33.33%) WSDL
9 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
9 6 (33.33%) C
9 6 (33.33%) C#
9 6 (33.33%) C++
9 6 (33.33%) Degree
9 6 (33.33%) Windows Vista
9 6 (33.33%) JSON
9 6 (33.33%) Subversion
9 6 (33.33%) Finance
9 6 (33.33%) Objective-C

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Mule
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) CouchDB
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) Couchbase
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (16.67%) Ant
4 2 (11.11%) JUnit
4 2 (11.11%) Gradle
4 2 (11.11%) Grunt
4 2 (11.11%) Bower
4 2 (11.11%) Maven
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium
5 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) MSTest
5 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) NUnit
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 10 (55.56%) Web Services
3 9 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (38.89%) Java EE
4 7 (38.89%) jQuery
5 6 (33.33%) JSON
5 6 (33.33%) XML
5 6 (33.33%) WSDL
5 6 (33.33%) HTML5
5 6 (33.33%) REST
6 5 (27.78%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) RESTful
7 4 (22.22%) Spring
8 3 (16.67%) XHR
8 3 (16.67%) Spring MVC
9 2 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (5.56%) Akka
10 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (5.56%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 6 (33.33%) Mac OS
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
2 13 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
4 7 (38.89%) OOP
4 7 (38.89%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (27.78%) MVC
6 5 (27.78%) MVVM
7 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 2 (11.11%) Service Management
9 2 (11.11%) Scrum
9 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
9 2 (11.11%) Web Development
9 2 (11.11%) ATDD
10 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
10 1 (5.56%) DevOps
10 1 (5.56%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 1 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) JavaScript
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 6 (33.33%) C
3 6 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago