The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank - 31 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 1.03% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 171 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.51% 88.14% 72.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 66 30
Average daily rate £400 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £251 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £36.07 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.09% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £31.56 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Chester region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Chester