The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 / Merseyside
Rank 26 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.74% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.00% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £600 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
200 277 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.05% 81.95% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 164 94
Median daily rate £480 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.60
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 Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Merseyside 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
Liverpool +16 12 £600 +100.00% 1
BDD
North West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for BDD.

1 16 (80.00%) TDD
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (70.00%) Scrum
4 12 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (55.00%) Spring
5 11 (55.00%) Java
6 10 (50.00%) Oracle
6 10 (50.00%) Linux
7 9 (45.00%) Kanban
8 8 (40.00%) RESTful
8 8 (40.00%) CSS
8 8 (40.00%) .NET
8 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (40.00%) HTML
8 8 (40.00%) MongoDB
8 8 (40.00%) NoSQL
9 7 (35.00%) Open Source
9 7 (35.00%) Spring Boot
9 7 (35.00%) API Design
9 7 (35.00%) Front End Development
9 7 (35.00%) DevOps
9 7 (35.00%) Microservices
9 7 (35.00%) SQL
9 7 (35.00%) MySQL
10 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
10 6 (30.00%) VMware
10 6 (30.00%) Coaching

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) DNN
1 1 (5.00%) Immediacy CMS
1 1 (5.00%) Kentico
1 1 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.00%) Sitefinity
1 1 (5.00%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 8 (40.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (35.00%) MySQL
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Moq
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Principal Developer
3 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Java Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Principal .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Principal Java Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Java Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Coach
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum Master
6 2 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Spring
2 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) CSS
2 8 (40.00%) HTML
2 8 (40.00%) RESTful
3 7 (35.00%) Spring Boot
4 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (15.00%) J2EE
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.00%) Ajax
7 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (5.00%) NHibernate
7 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Blog
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) TDD
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (70.00%) Scrum
4 12 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (45.00%) Kanban
6 7 (35.00%) API Design
6 7 (35.00%) DevOps
6 7 (35.00%) Front End Development
6 7 (35.00%) Microservices
6 7 (35.00%) Open Source
7 6 (30.00%) Coaching
7 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
9 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (10.00%) MVC
10 2 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCAD
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) MCSD
1 1 (5.00%) MCTS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Alterian
3 1 (5.00%) Ektron
3 1 (5.00%) EPiServer
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Sitecore