The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West / Manchester
Rank 32 40 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +23
Contract jobs citing BDD 67 85 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.98% 4.47% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 5.40% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 66 24
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
1115 1575 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.90% 82.76% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 912 671
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -6 12 £428 +0.58%
Stockport 0 2 - - 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for BDD.

1 171 (86.80%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (80.71%) TDD
3 99 (50.25%) Scrum
4 98 (49.75%) Java
5 75 (38.07%) JavaScript
6 60 (30.46%) Cucumber
7 56 (28.43%) Git (software)
8 47 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (23.86%) Software Engineering
9 45 (22.84%) SQL
9 45 (22.84%) HTML
10 36 (18.27%) RESTful
10 36 (18.27%) Node.js
10 36 (18.27%) AngularJS
11 35 (17.77%) Jenkins
11 35 (17.77%) JSON
12 34 (17.26%) Web Services
12 34 (17.26%) REST
13 32 (16.24%) Android
14 31 (15.74%) Kanban
14 31 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (15.23%) Scala
15 30 (15.23%) NoSQL
16 28 (14.21%) Apple iOS
16 28 (14.21%) JIRA
16 28 (14.21%) Unit Testing
16 28 (14.21%) Selenium
16 28 (14.21%) Linux
16 28 (14.21%) Python
17 27 (13.71%) CSS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.58%) GeoServer
2 8 (4.06%) Drupal
3 7 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.05%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.03%) Confluence
5 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.02%) CMS
6 2 (1.02%) Jetty
6 2 (1.02%) nginx
6 2 (1.02%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) DNN
7 1 (0.51%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Kentico
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.55%) GitHub
2 7 (3.55%) Google Analytics
3 6 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.03%) Slack
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.18%) HTTP
2 5 (2.54%) Internet
3 2 (1.02%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.23%) NoSQL
2 15 (7.61%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.58%) MySQL
4 10 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.05%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.03%) Big Data
9 3 (1.52%) HDInsight
9 3 (1.52%) Spark SQL
10 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (1.02%) MarkLogic
10 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.51%) GIS
11 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (30.46%) Cucumber
2 56 (28.43%) Git (software)
3 35 (17.77%) Jenkins
4 28 (14.21%) JIRA
4 28 (14.21%) Selenium
5 24 (12.18%) JUnit
6 17 (8.63%) Subversion
7 16 (8.12%) WebDriver
8 13 (6.60%) Maven
9 12 (6.09%) JBehave
10 11 (5.58%) Gradle
10 11 (5.58%) JMeter
11 9 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (3.55%) Bitbucket
13 6 (3.05%) PhantomJS
14 5 (2.54%) SoapUI
15 4 (2.03%) Jasmine
15 4 (2.03%) Visual Studio
15 4 (2.03%) Xcode
16 3 (1.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 23 (11.68%) Games
2 15 (7.61%) Finance
3 3 (1.52%) Electronics
3 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.52%) Marketing
3 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.02%) Advertising
4 2 (1.02%) Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (63.96%) Developer
2 38 (19.29%) Java Developer
3 32 (16.24%) Senior Developer
4 19 (9.64%) Agile Developer
5 17 (8.63%) Agile Java Developer
5 17 (8.63%) JavaScript Developer
5 17 (8.63%) Software Engineer
6 15 (7.61%) Android Developer
6 15 (7.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (6.60%) .NET Developer
8 12 (6.09%) Senior Agile Developer
8 12 (6.09%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 12 (6.09%) Tester
9 11 (5.58%) C# Developer
9 11 (5.58%) Consultant
10 10 (5.08%) Analyst
10 10 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 9 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (4.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (22.84%) HTML
2 36 (18.27%) AngularJS
2 36 (18.27%) Node.js
2 36 (18.27%) RESTful
3 35 (17.77%) JSON
4 34 (17.26%) REST
4 34 (17.26%) Web Services
5 27 (13.71%) CSS
6 24 (12.18%) .NET
7 22 (11.17%) XML
8 20 (10.15%) HTML5
9 17 (8.63%) Apache Cordova
9 17 (8.63%) React
10 16 (8.12%) ASP.NET
10 16 (8.12%) Gherkin
11 14 (7.11%) jQuery
11 14 (7.11%) WebGL
12 12 (6.09%) PostGIS
12 12 (6.09%) React Native
12 12 (6.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.17%) Mobile App
2 20 (10.15%) User Experience
3 7 (3.55%) Mobile Games
4 5 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.03%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.52%) New Media
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.51%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.24%) Android
2 28 (14.21%) Apple iOS
2 28 (14.21%) Linux
3 5 (2.54%) Unix
4 4 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.02%) Windows
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (86.80%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (80.71%) TDD
3 99 (50.25%) Scrum
4 47 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (23.86%) Software Engineering
5 31 (15.74%) Kanban
6 28 (14.21%) Unit Testing
7 22 (11.17%) Pair Programming
8 21 (10.66%) High Availability
8 21 (10.66%) OOP
8 21 (10.66%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (10.66%) Project Management
8 21 (10.66%) Web Development
9 20 (10.15%) MVC
9 20 (10.15%) Open Source
10 19 (9.64%) Android Development
11 18 (9.14%) Test Automation
12 16 (8.12%) Microservices
13 15 (7.61%) OO
14 13 (6.60%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (49.75%) Java
2 75 (38.07%) JavaScript
3 45 (22.84%) SQL
4 30 (15.23%) Scala
5 28 (14.21%) Python
6 27 (13.71%) Ruby
7 22 (11.17%) C#
8 18 (9.14%) Objective-C
9 11 (5.58%) ES6
10 7 (3.55%) Apple Swift
10 7 (3.55%) PHP
11 5 (2.54%) Clojure
11 5 (2.54%) F#
11 5 (2.54%) Groovy
12 4 (2.03%) C++
13 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.02%) ECMAScript
14 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.51%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (5.58%) Degree
2 6 (3.05%) ISEB
3 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.17%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) SDET
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (6.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (5.08%) Ansible
2 9 (4.57%) Puppet
3 8 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.55%) Kibana
4 7 (3.55%) logstash
5 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (5.58%) ESRI
2 9 (4.57%) Google
3 8 (4.06%) Splunk
4 7 (3.55%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.03%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle
6 3 (1.52%) SAP
6 3 (1.52%) Twitter
7 2 (1.02%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.51%) Alterian
8 1 (0.51%) Ektron
8 1 (0.51%) HP
8 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400
Posted: 5 days ago