The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 34 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.48% - 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% - 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£400 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +1.08%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
190 68 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 91.35% 81.93% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 42 88
Average daily rate £450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £43.72 £22.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% -52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £17.00 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £41.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Luton

BDD
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Revenue Management
1 1 (100.00%) Yield Management
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (100.00%) Autofac
1 1 (100.00%) NSubstitute

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) NSubstitute
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Revenue Management
1 1 (100.00%) Yield Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft