The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 62 64 82
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Contract jobs citing BDD 21 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.61% 0.82% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.14% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 6
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£388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £335 £388
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
953 880 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.08% 72.13% 65.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 471 474
Average daily rate £338 £333 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.50
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 Manchester

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 20 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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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
Salford -1 6 £350 +16.66% 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 2
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 29 (76.32%) TDD
2 14 (36.84%) Scrum
2 14 (36.84%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) C#
3 11 (28.95%) OOP
4 10 (26.32%) .NET
4 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.68%) Spring
5 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
6 8 (21.05%) UML
6 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 8 (21.05%) Scala
7 7 (18.42%) jQuery
7 7 (18.42%) Android
7 7 (18.42%) Web Services
7 7 (18.42%) J2EE
7 7 (18.42%) HTML
7 7 (18.42%) CSS
7 7 (18.42%) Apple iOS
7 7 (18.42%) Big Data
7 7 (18.42%) User Stories
8 6 (15.79%) Calabash
8 6 (15.79%) CSS3
8 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
8 6 (15.79%) OOD
8 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
8 6 (15.79%) MVC
8 6 (15.79%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) QA
8 6 (15.79%) HTML5

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
1 5 (13.16%) MQSeries
1 5 (13.16%) CMS
1 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
1 5 (13.16%) WebLogic
1 5 (13.16%) Escenic
1 5 (13.16%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) WordPress
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Big Data
2 5 (13.16%) MySQL
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
1 6 (15.79%) Calabash
2 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.26%) Subversion
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.63%) RSpec
4 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.63%) Hudson
4 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Games
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Java Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) iOS Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Java Programmer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Java Programmer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Programmer
6 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Product Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) Spring
3 7 (18.42%) J2EE
3 7 (18.42%) HTML
3 7 (18.42%) CSS
3 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 7 (18.42%) jQuery
4 6 (15.79%) HTML5
4 6 (15.79%) CSS3
4 6 (15.79%) Ajax
4 6 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
5 5 (13.16%) Java RMI
5 5 (13.16%) LAMP
5 5 (13.16%) JSF
5 5 (13.16%) XML
5 5 (13.16%) EJB
5 5 (13.16%) Struts
6 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Open Source
1 4 (10.53%) New Media
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) iPhone
2 2 (5.26%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) Kindle
3 1 (2.63%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.63%) Interactive TV
3 1 (2.63%) Social Network
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Android
1 7 (18.42%) Apple iOS
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) TDD
2 14 (36.84%) Scrum
3 11 (28.95%) OOP
4 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (21.05%) UML
5 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 7 (18.42%) User Stories
7 6 (15.79%) MVC
7 6 (15.79%) OOD
8 5 (13.16%) RUP
8 5 (13.16%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (13.16%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (13.16%) Pair Programming
8 5 (13.16%) iOS Development
8 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
10 3 (7.89%) SOA
10 3 (7.89%) OO
11 2 (5.26%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Java
1 14 (36.84%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.05%) Scala
4 5 (13.16%) Objective-C
5 4 (10.53%) Ruby
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) SQL
7 2 (5.26%) Python
7 2 (5.26%) C++
8 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
1 5 (13.16%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Xamarin
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