The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
England / North West
Rank 57 59 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Contract jobs citing BDD 83 107 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.16% 2.87% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 3.49% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 83 49
Median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2163 3070 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.39% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1856 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 135 108
Median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.70 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Manchester -5 50 £425 - 22
Merseyside - 12 £600 - 3
Lancashire +18 10 £453 - 4
Cheshire +12 8 £413 - 9
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 North West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 207 (85.54%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (83.47%) TDD
3 118 (48.76%) Java
4 117 (48.35%) Scrum
5 93 (38.43%) JavaScript
6 76 (31.40%) Git (software)
7 71 (29.34%) SQL
8 62 (25.62%) Cucumber
9 59 (24.38%) HTML
10 55 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (21.49%) Software Engineering
12 49 (20.25%) RESTful
13 47 (19.42%) NoSQL
14 45 (18.60%) Web Services
14 45 (18.60%) Node.js
14 45 (18.60%) Jenkins
15 44 (18.18%) AngularJS
16 43 (17.77%) REST
16 43 (17.77%) CSS
17 39 (16.12%) Linux
17 39 (16.12%) JIRA
18 38 (15.70%) Kanban
19 37 (15.29%) Selenium
19 37 (15.29%) .NET
20 36 (14.88%) Open Source
21 33 (13.64%) Unit Testing
22 32 (13.22%) Python
22 32 (13.22%) QA
23 30 (12.40%) Microservices
24 29 (11.98%) C#

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.55%) GeoServer
2 10 (4.13%) Confluence
3 7 (2.89%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.48%) Drupal
4 6 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.48%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.65%) Apache
6 3 (1.24%) CMS
6 3 (1.24%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.83%) Immediacy CMS
7 2 (0.83%) JBoss
7 2 (0.83%) Kentico
7 2 (0.83%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.83%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.48%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (2.48%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.48%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.48%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.72%) Slack
3 8 (3.31%) GitHub
4 6 (2.48%) Google Analytics
4 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.41%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (0.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.42%) NoSQL
2 26 (10.74%) MongoDB
3 24 (9.92%) MySQL
4 23 (9.50%) SQL Server
5 11 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.31%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.31%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.48%) Big Data
7 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (2.07%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.65%) CouchDB
10 3 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.24%) HDInsight
10 3 (1.24%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.24%) Riak
10 3 (1.24%) Spark SQL
11 2 (0.83%) DB2
11 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 76 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 62 (25.62%) Cucumber
3 45 (18.60%) Jenkins
4 39 (16.12%) JIRA
5 37 (15.29%) Selenium
6 25 (10.33%) JUnit
7 17 (7.02%) Maven
8 15 (6.20%) WebDriver
9 14 (5.79%) Gradle
9 14 (5.79%) JBehave
10 12 (4.96%) Subversion
11 10 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (3.72%) JMeter
13 6 (2.48%) Bitbucket
13 6 (2.48%) HP UFT
13 6 (2.48%) LoadRunner
14 5 (2.07%) SoapUI
15 4 (1.65%) IntelliJ
15 4 (1.65%) Jasmine
15 4 (1.65%) PhantomJS
General
1 23 (9.50%) Games
2 21 (8.68%) Finance
3 6 (2.48%) General Ledger
4 4 (1.65%) Electronics
4 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.65%) Marketing
4 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Local Government
6 1 (0.41%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 146 (60.33%) Developer
2 47 (19.42%) Java Developer
3 32 (13.22%) Senior Developer
4 21 (8.68%) Software Engineer
5 20 (8.26%) .NET Developer
6 18 (7.44%) JavaScript Developer
7 17 (7.02%) Analyst
8 16 (6.61%) Agile Developer
9 15 (6.20%) Agile Java Developer
10 14 (5.79%) Tester
11 13 (5.37%) C# Developer
12 12 (4.96%) Android Developer
12 12 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (4.96%) Automation Tester
12 12 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (4.96%) Senior Java Developer
13 11 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 11 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (4.55%) Consultant
14 9 (3.72%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (24.38%) HTML
2 49 (20.25%) RESTful
3 45 (18.60%) Node.js
3 45 (18.60%) Web Services
4 44 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 43 (17.77%) CSS
5 43 (17.77%) REST
6 37 (15.29%) .NET
7 26 (10.74%) HTML5
7 26 (10.74%) Spring
8 25 (10.33%) JSON
9 22 (9.09%) Gherkin
10 21 (8.68%) React
11 20 (8.26%) Apache Cordova
11 20 (8.26%) XML
12 19 (7.85%) ASP.NET
13 18 (7.44%) jQuery
14 16 (6.61%) .NET Framework
15 12 (4.96%) NHibernate
15 12 (4.96%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.68%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.02%) User Experience
3 13 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.89%) Mobile Games
5 4 (1.65%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.24%) New Media
7 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.83%) Tandem
7 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.83%) Wiki
8 1 (0.41%) Blog
8 1 (0.41%) Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) DataPower
8 1 (0.41%) Derivative
8 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.41%) PMI
8 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.12%) Linux
2 28 (11.57%) Android
3 22 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.72%) Unix
5 6 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) OS/2
6 1 (0.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (85.54%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (83.47%) TDD
3 117 (48.35%) Scrum
4 55 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (21.49%) Software Engineering
6 38 (15.70%) Kanban
7 36 (14.88%) Open Source
8 33 (13.64%) Unit Testing
9 30 (12.40%) Microservices
10 26 (10.74%) MVC
11 25 (10.33%) Pair Programming
12 23 (9.50%) DevOps
12 23 (9.50%) Project Management
12 23 (9.50%) Test Automation
13 22 (9.09%) High Availability
14 19 (7.85%) Continuous Delivery
14 19 (7.85%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (7.02%) Configuration Management
16 16 (6.61%) OO
16 16 (6.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 118 (48.76%) Java
2 93 (38.43%) JavaScript
3 71 (29.34%) SQL
4 32 (13.22%) Python
5 29 (11.98%) C#
6 27 (11.16%) Scala
7 25 (10.33%) Ruby
8 11 (4.55%) ES6
9 10 (4.13%) Objective-C
10 9 (3.72%) Groovy
11 8 (3.31%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.89%) PHP
13 5 (2.07%) Clojure
13 5 (2.07%) F#
14 4 (1.65%) C++
15 3 (1.24%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.83%) ECMAScript
17 1 (0.41%) C
17 1 (0.41%) Go
17 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (4.55%) Degree
1 11 (4.55%) ISEB
2 5 (2.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.41%) MCAD
5 1 (0.41%) MCP
5 1 (0.41%) MCSD
5 1 (0.41%) MCTS
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.22%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) SDET
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (4.13%) Docker
2 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (3.31%) Puppet
2 7 (2.89%) Ansible
2 7 (2.89%) Kibana
3 6 (2.48%) logstash
4 2 (0.83%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.83%) Nagios
5 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (11.16%) Oracle
2 12 (4.96%) Google
3 11 (4.55%) ESRI
4 6 (2.48%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.48%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.48%) Splunk
4 6 (2.48%) VMware
5 4 (1.65%) SAP
6 3 (1.24%) Twitter
7 2 (0.83%) Alterian
7 2 (0.83%) Perforce
7 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.83%) Sybase
8 1 (0.41%) Apple
8 1 (0.41%) Chordiant
8 1 (0.41%) HP
8 1 (0.41%) IBM
8 1 (0.41%) Telerik
8 1 (0.41%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.41%) Yahoo!
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