The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 64 65 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing BDD 17 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.36% 1.06% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.44% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £323 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -16.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
870 831 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.49% 73.74% 66.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 445 466
Average daily rate £350 £333 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 44
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
BDD
North West

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -3 4 £350 +8.52% 2
Stockport - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 30 (76.92%) TDD
2 17 (43.59%) C#
3 14 (35.90%) Java
3 14 (35.90%) .NET
3 14 (35.90%) Scrum
4 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
5 10 (25.64%) OOP
5 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.08%) OOD
7 8 (20.51%) HTML
7 8 (20.51%) UML
7 8 (20.51%) CSS
7 8 (20.51%) Scala
8 7 (17.95%) Android
8 7 (17.95%) HTML5
8 7 (17.95%) Apple iOS
8 7 (17.95%) Spring
8 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
8 7 (17.95%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (17.95%) jQuery
8 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
8 7 (17.95%) Big Data
9 6 (15.38%) User Stories
9 6 (15.38%) Calabash
9 6 (15.38%) Finance
9 6 (15.38%) Web Services
9 6 (15.38%) J2EE
9 6 (15.38%) OO
9 6 (15.38%) QA
9 6 (15.38%) Ruby

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (12.82%) Tomcat
1 5 (12.82%) MQSeries
1 5 (12.82%) CMS
1 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
1 5 (12.82%) WebLogic
1 5 (12.82%) Escenic
1 5 (12.82%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (5.13%) Node.js
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) WordPress
3 1 (2.56%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Big Data
2 5 (12.82%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 6 (15.38%) Calabash
2 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.13%) Subversion
4 2 (5.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) Selenium
5 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.56%) RSpec
5 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Publishing
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Programmer
5 5 (12.82%) Java Programmer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Developer Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Programmer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Java Programmer
6 4 (10.26%) iOS Developer
6 4 (10.26%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) CSS
2 8 (20.51%) HTML
3 7 (17.95%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (17.95%) Spring
3 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.95%) jQuery
3 7 (17.95%) HTML5
4 6 (15.38%) CSS3
4 6 (15.38%) J2EE
4 6 (15.38%) Web Services
4 6 (15.38%) Ajax
5 5 (12.82%) JSF
5 5 (12.82%) Java RMI
5 5 (12.82%) LAMP
5 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
5 5 (12.82%) XML
5 5 (12.82%) Struts
5 5 (12.82%) EJB
6 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Kindle
1 4 (10.26%) Open Source
2 3 (7.69%) New Media
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Streaming Video
3 2 (5.13%) Interactive TV
3 2 (5.13%) Social Network
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
4 1 (2.56%) IPTV
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Android
1 7 (17.95%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) TDD
2 14 (35.90%) Scrum
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) OOP
4 9 (23.08%) OOD
5 8 (20.51%) UML
6 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.38%) User Stories
7 6 (15.38%) OO
8 5 (12.82%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (12.82%) RUP
9 4 (10.26%) MVC
9 4 (10.26%) iOS Development
9 4 (10.26%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (10.26%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
10 3 (7.69%) Pair Programming
10 3 (7.69%) SOA
10 3 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) C#
2 14 (35.90%) Java
3 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.51%) Scala
5 6 (15.38%) Ruby
6 4 (10.26%) Objective-C
7 3 (7.69%) PHP
8 2 (5.13%) SQL
8 2 (5.13%) Python
8 2 (5.13%) C++
9 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 4 (10.26%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
1 5 (12.82%) JBoss
2 2 (5.13%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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