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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 49 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing BDD 22 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.55% 0.84% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 1.12% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 10
Average daily rate
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£510 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £383 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £443 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
642 624 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.31% 74.64% 64.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 298 332
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 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.22 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - 20 £515 - 5
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - - 3
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 25 (92.59%) TDD
2 22 (81.48%) C#
2 22 (81.48%) Java
3 20 (74.07%) Linux
4 19 (70.37%) NoSQL
5 18 (66.67%) Open Source
5 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 18 (66.67%) SQL
5 18 (66.67%) Unit Testing
6 17 (62.96%) PHP
6 17 (62.96%) C++
7 16 (59.26%) Python
7 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (59.26%) RESTful
7 16 (59.26%) Ruby
8 14 (51.85%) Scala
8 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (51.85%) Web Services
9 12 (44.44%) JSON
10 8 (29.63%) CSS
10 8 (29.63%) HTML
11 7 (25.93%) XML
11 7 (25.93%) XHTML
11 7 (25.93%) Ajax
12 3 (11.11%) MVC
13 2 (7.41%) WinForms
13 2 (7.41%) UNIX
13 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
13 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
13 2 (7.41%) HTTP

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (70.37%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.41%) CouchDB
2 2 (7.41%) Couchbase
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Gradle
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Maven
1 1 (3.70%) Ant
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Java Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.70%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) RESTful
2 14 (51.85%) Web Services
3 12 (44.44%) JSON
4 8 (29.63%) CSS
4 8 (29.63%) HTML
5 7 (25.93%) XML
5 7 (25.93%) XHTML
5 7 (25.93%) Ajax
6 2 (7.41%) WinForms
6 2 (7.41%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (7.41%) Spring
6 2 (7.41%) Spring MVC
6 2 (7.41%) WCF
6 2 (7.41%) WPF
7 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) TDD
2 18 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) MVC
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) MVVM
6 2 (7.41%) ATDD
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) User Stories
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Test Management
7 1 (3.70%) Kanban
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.70%) Refactoring
7 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) C#
1 22 (81.48%) Java
2 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 18 (66.67%) SQL
3 17 (62.96%) PHP
3 17 (62.96%) C++
4 16 (59.26%) Python
4 16 (59.26%) Ruby
5 14 (51.85%) Scala
6 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Mercator
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