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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 69 64 81
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 19 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.39% 1.35% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.81% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 4
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£394 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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%
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
1013 884 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.32% 74.47% 66.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 466 495
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 52
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -7 5 £350 +7.69% 3
Stockport - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (76.32%) TDD
2 14 (36.84%) Scrum
2 14 (36.84%) Java
3 13 (34.21%) C#
4 12 (31.58%) OOP
5 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
6 10 (26.32%) HTML
6 10 (26.32%) CSS
7 9 (23.68%) .NET
7 9 (23.68%) MVC
7 9 (23.68%) Ajax
7 9 (23.68%) jQuery
8 8 (21.05%) Scala
8 8 (21.05%) HTML5
8 8 (21.05%) UML
8 8 (21.05%) CSS3
8 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
9 7 (18.42%) Big Data
9 7 (18.42%) User Stories
9 7 (18.42%) Apple iOS
9 7 (18.42%) Web Services
9 7 (18.42%) J2EE
9 7 (18.42%) Android
9 7 (18.42%) Spring
10 6 (15.79%) Pair Programming
10 6 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
10 6 (15.79%) QA
10 6 (15.79%) Finance

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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%) 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 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.89%) Subversion
5 2 (5.26%) Hudson
6 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) QUnit
6 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.63%) Selenium
6 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.63%) Trac
6 1 (2.63%) RSpec
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) Sinon.JS
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Games
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Senior Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Programmer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Java Programmer
6 5 (13.16%) Java Programmer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Programmer
6 5 (13.16%) iOS Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) HTML
1 10 (26.32%) CSS
2 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) Ajax
2 9 (23.68%) jQuery
3 8 (21.05%) HTML5
3 8 (21.05%) CSS3
4 7 (18.42%) J2EE
4 7 (18.42%) Web Services
4 7 (18.42%) Spring
5 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
5 6 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (13.16%) JSF
6 5 (13.16%) XML
6 5 (13.16%) Java RMI
6 5 (13.16%) LAMP
6 5 (13.16%) EJB
6 5 (13.16%) Struts
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Open Source
2 4 (10.53%) New Media
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) iPad
3 2 (5.26%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) W3C
4 1 (2.63%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.63%) Interactive TV
4 1 (2.63%) Social Network
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%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (76.32%) TDD
2 14 (36.84%) Scrum
3 12 (31.58%) OOP
4 9 (23.68%) MVC
5 8 (21.05%) UML
5 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 7 (18.42%) User Stories
7 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.79%) Pair Programming
8 5 (13.16%) OOD
8 5 (13.16%) RUP
8 5 (13.16%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (13.16%) iOS Development
9 4 (10.53%) OO
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
10 3 (7.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) C#
3 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.05%) Scala
5 5 (13.16%) PHP
5 5 (13.16%) Objective-C
6 4 (10.53%) Ruby
7 3 (7.89%) Python
8 2 (5.26%) C++
8 2 (5.26%) SQL
9 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
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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