The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 20 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.30% - 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% - 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
103 127 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 66.88% 72.99% 53.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 59
Average daily rate £375 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
4 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (25.00%) ATDD
4 1 (25.00%) NuGet
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (25.00%) NCover
4 1 (25.00%) StyleCop
4 1 (25.00%) MSTest
4 1 (25.00%) NDepend
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (25.00%) NHibernate

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) NuGet
1 1 (25.00%) NCover
1 1 (25.00%) StyleCop
1 1 (25.00%) MSTest
1 1 (25.00%) NDepend
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (25.00%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) ATDD
4 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft