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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 42 75 115
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +40
Contract jobs citing BDD 155 99 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.44% 2.21% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.33% 2.70% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 60 20
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
BDD
England

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
2910 3660 2433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.29% 81.71% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1854 2282 1394
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 150 115
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.12 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +33 108 £425 +7.93% 26
Lancashire +19 20 £450 -7.69% 4
Cheshire +6 12 £463 +19.35% 2
Merseyside +8 7 £350 - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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.

1 237 (89.77%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (79.92%) TDD
3 117 (44.32%) Java
4 104 (39.39%) Scrum
5 78 (29.55%) JavaScript
6 69 (26.14%) Git (software)
7 62 (23.48%) Unit Testing
7 62 (23.48%) Software Engineering
8 59 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (21.97%) Cucumber
10 55 (20.83%) Jenkins
10 55 (20.83%) Ruby
11 54 (20.45%) HTML
12 52 (19.70%) Web Services
13 48 (18.18%) CSS
14 47 (17.80%) RESTful
15 44 (16.67%) Kanban
16 43 (16.29%) JSON
17 39 (14.77%) JIRA
17 39 (14.77%) C#
18 38 (14.39%) MVC
19 37 (14.02%) SQL
19 37 (14.02%) Pair Programming
20 36 (13.64%) XML
21 35 (13.26%) SQL Server
21 35 (13.26%) .NET
22 34 (12.88%) ASP.NET
22 34 (12.88%) Finance
22 34 (12.88%) Node.js
23 33 (12.50%) User Experience

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 9 (3.41%) Drupal
2 7 (2.65%) GeoServer
3 6 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.52%) CMS
5 4 (1.52%) Confluence
5 4 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.52%) nginx
6 3 (1.14%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.76%) Jetty
7 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.38%) Apache
8 1 (0.38%) JBoss
8 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Magento
1 6 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.17%) GitHub
3 6 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.52%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.52%) Slack
5 2 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.79%) HTTP
2 8 (3.03%) Internet
3 2 (0.76%) AMQP
3 2 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.85%) NoSQL
3 25 (9.47%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.41%) MySQL
6 7 (2.65%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.89%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.52%) GIS
10 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.38%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.38%) QGIS
12 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 69 (26.14%) Git (software)
2 58 (21.97%) Cucumber
3 55 (20.83%) Jenkins
4 39 (14.77%) JIRA
5 25 (9.47%) Subversion
6 24 (9.09%) Selenium
7 15 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.79%) Mocha
8 10 (3.79%) Xcode
9 9 (3.41%) Bitbucket
9 9 (3.41%) JUnit
10 8 (3.03%) WebDriver
11 6 (2.27%) Gradle
11 6 (2.27%) Maven
11 6 (2.27%) PhantomJS
12 5 (1.89%) Grunt
12 5 (1.89%) gulp
12 5 (1.89%) JMeter
13 4 (1.52%) Appium
13 4 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (12.88%) Finance
2 13 (4.92%) Banking
3 6 (2.27%) General Ledger
4 5 (1.89%) Publishing
5 3 (1.14%) Games
6 2 (0.76%) Advertising
6 2 (0.76%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 184 (69.70%) Developer
2 75 (28.41%) Java Developer
3 50 (18.94%) Senior Developer
4 34 (12.88%) Agile Developer
5 31 (11.74%) Senior Java Developer
6 28 (10.61%) Agile Java Developer
7 25 (9.47%) .NET Developer
8 23 (8.71%) Analyst
9 20 (7.58%) Android Developer
9 20 (7.58%) Software Engineer
10 18 (6.82%) C# Developer
11 16 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 16 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (6.06%) Node.js Developer
12 15 (5.68%) Applications Developer
12 15 (5.68%) iOS Developer
13 14 (5.30%) ASP.NET Developer
13 14 (5.30%) HTML Developer
13 14 (5.30%) Senior Agile Developer
13 14 (5.30%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.45%) HTML
2 52 (19.70%) Web Services
3 48 (18.18%) CSS
4 47 (17.80%) RESTful
5 43 (16.29%) JSON
6 36 (13.64%) XML
7 35 (13.26%) .NET
8 34 (12.88%) ASP.NET
8 34 (12.88%) Node.js
9 27 (10.23%) jQuery
10 26 (9.85%) Spring
11 25 (9.47%) AngularJS
11 25 (9.47%) HTML5
11 25 (9.47%) REST
12 24 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (7.58%) Gherkin
13 20 (7.58%) J2EE
14 18 (6.82%) SOAP
15 16 (6.06%) .NET Framework
15 16 (6.06%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.50%) User Experience
2 32 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.68%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.14%) Animation
6 3 (1.14%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.14%) Streaming Media
7 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.76%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.38%) Blog
8 1 (0.38%) Fintech
8 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.38%) Social Network
8 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.98%) Apple iOS
2 28 (10.61%) Android
3 9 (3.41%) Linux
4 4 (1.52%) Windows
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.38%) OS/2
6 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (89.77%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (79.92%) TDD
3 104 (39.39%) Scrum
4 62 (23.48%) Software Engineering
4 62 (23.48%) Unit Testing
5 59 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (16.67%) Kanban
7 38 (14.39%) MVC
8 37 (14.02%) Pair Programming
9 31 (11.74%) OOP
10 28 (10.61%) OO
11 27 (10.23%) Project Management
11 27 (10.23%) Web Development
12 24 (9.09%) Microservices
13 23 (8.71%) Open Source
14 22 (8.33%) Data Management
14 22 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (7.95%) Android Development
15 21 (7.95%) Integration Testing
15 21 (7.95%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (44.32%) Java
2 78 (29.55%) JavaScript
3 55 (20.83%) Ruby
4 39 (14.77%) C#
5 37 (14.02%) SQL
6 27 (10.23%) Scala
7 22 (8.33%) Objective-C
8 21 (7.95%) PHP
9 16 (6.06%) Python
10 12 (4.55%) Apple Swift
11 9 (3.41%) C++
12 7 (2.65%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.76%) C
14 2 (0.76%) Clojure
14 2 (0.76%) F#
14 2 (0.76%) Groovy
14 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.55%) Degree
3 7 (2.65%) ISEB
4 5 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.76%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) MCAD
7 1 (0.38%) MCP
7 1 (0.38%) MCSD
7 1 (0.38%) MCTS
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.98%) QA
2 6 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.76%) SDET
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.65%) Ansible
2 6 (2.27%) Puppet
3 5 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.52%) Kibana
4 4 (1.52%) logstash
5 1 (0.38%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.41%) Oracle
3 7 (2.65%) ESRI
4 5 (1.89%) Splunk
5 4 (1.52%) Google
6 3 (1.14%) Apple
7 2 (0.76%) Adobe
7 2 (0.76%) HP
7 2 (0.76%) Perforce
7 2 (0.76%) Twitter
8 1 (0.38%) Facebook
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