The first table below looks at the demand for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 9 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 North West 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 72 104 120
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +16
Contract jobs citing BDD 55 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 0.83% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 1.16% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 11 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.96% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2097 1805 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.71% 71.23% 65.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 875 1064
Average daily rate £375 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 82 107
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.80 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £72.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
BDD
England

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 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
Cheshire +16 21 £510 +30.76% 8
Manchester +2 18 £340 +5.42% 17
Lancashire - 10 £413 - 5
Merseyside +7 2 £413 - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 78 (86.67%) TDD
2 58 (64.44%) Java
3 45 (50.00%) C#
4 42 (46.67%) Scala
5 37 (41.11%) JavaScript
6 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (32.22%) Web Services
8 28 (31.11%) Linux
9 27 (30.00%) SQL
9 27 (30.00%) Scrum
9 27 (30.00%) Open Source
9 27 (30.00%) NoSQL
10 26 (28.89%) Ruby
11 25 (27.78%) PHP
11 25 (27.78%) Unit Testing
12 24 (26.67%) C++
13 23 (25.56%) Python
13 23 (25.56%) RESTful
14 19 (21.11%) HTML
14 19 (21.11%) CSS
15 18 (20.00%) JSON
16 17 (18.89%) Ajax
16 17 (18.89%) .NET
17 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (16.67%) XML
18 15 (16.67%) Spring
19 14 (15.56%) UML
19 14 (15.56%) OO
19 14 (15.56%) J2EE
20 10 (11.11%) XHTML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (7.78%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.67%) Escenic
2 6 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (6.67%) CMS
2 6 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.67%) MQSeries
2 6 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.22%) Node.js
3 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) HTTP
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 10 (11.11%) MySQL
3 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.78%) CouchDB
4 7 (7.78%) Big Data
5 6 (6.67%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.33%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 5 (5.56%) JIRA
1 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
1 5 (5.56%) Calabash
2 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.22%) Gradle
3 2 (2.22%) Subversion
3 2 (2.22%) Maven
3 2 (2.22%) Ant
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium
4 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.11%) Hudson
4 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Publishing
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (72.22%) Developer
2 21 (23.33%) Java Developer
3 20 (22.22%) Analyst
4 17 (18.89%) Senior Developer
5 13 (14.44%) Business Analyst
6 10 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
8 8 (8.89%) .NET Developer
8 8 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (7.78%) Scala Developer
10 6 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) C# Developer
10 6 (6.67%) Java Programmer
10 6 (6.67%) Senior Programmer
10 6 (6.67%) Senior Java Programmer
10 6 (6.67%) Software Developer
10 6 (6.67%) Programmer
11 4 (4.44%) .NET Software Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Product Owner
11 4 (4.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.22%) Web Services
2 23 (25.56%) RESTful
3 19 (21.11%) HTML
3 19 (21.11%) CSS
4 18 (20.00%) JSON
5 17 (18.89%) Ajax
5 17 (18.89%) .NET
6 15 (16.67%) XML
6 15 (16.67%) Spring
7 14 (15.56%) J2EE
8 10 (11.11%) XHTML
8 10 (11.11%) Hibernate
9 9 (10.00%) jQuery
10 8 (8.89%) HTML5
10 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET
11 7 (7.78%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (7.78%) CSS3
12 6 (6.67%) LAMP
12 6 (6.67%) JSF
12 6 (6.67%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.00%) Open Source
2 4 (4.44%) Kindle
2 4 (4.44%) New Media
2 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.33%) Streaming Video
3 3 (3.33%) Social Network
3 3 (3.33%) Interactive TV
4 2 (2.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.11%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.11%) Linux
2 6 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.67%) Android
3 4 (4.44%) UNIX
4 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (86.67%) TDD
2 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (30.00%) Scrum
4 25 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.56%) UML
6 14 (15.56%) OO
7 10 (11.11%) OOD
7 10 (11.11%) OOP
7 10 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
7 10 (11.11%) User Stories
8 8 (8.89%) MVC
8 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 8 (8.89%) Web Development
9 7 (7.78%) RAD
9 7 (7.78%) Process Management
10 6 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.67%) RUP
11 5 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
12 4 (4.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 58 (64.44%) Java
2 45 (50.00%) C#
3 42 (46.67%) Scala
4 37 (41.11%) JavaScript
5 27 (30.00%) SQL
6 26 (28.89%) Ruby
7 25 (27.78%) PHP
8 24 (26.67%) C++
9 23 (25.56%) Python
10 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.33%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) JBoss
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (2.22%) Xamarin
2 2 (2.22%) Mercator
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
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