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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 120 99 116
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 1.21% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.66% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 12
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£363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
2343 2050 2093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.66% 72.95% 65.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1362 992 1067
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 128 89
Average hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -21 16 £375 +15.38% 26
Cheshire +4 4 £343 -8.66% 11
Lancashire - 3 £475 - 2
Merseyside - - - - 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 62 (82.67%) Agile Software Development
1 62 (82.67%) TDD
2 43 (57.33%) Java
3 40 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 40 (53.33%) C#
4 33 (44.00%) Linux
5 30 (40.00%) Open Source
6 29 (38.67%) NoSQL
6 29 (38.67%) PHP
6 29 (38.67%) Web Services
6 29 (38.67%) Unit Testing
6 29 (38.67%) Scala
7 28 (37.33%) Ruby
7 28 (37.33%) SQL
8 26 (34.67%) C++
8 26 (34.67%) Python
9 24 (32.00%) RESTful
9 24 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (29.33%) JSON
10 22 (29.33%) Mentoring
11 19 (25.33%) MVC
12 18 (24.00%) HTML
12 18 (24.00%) CSS
13 14 (18.67%) Scrum
13 14 (18.67%) Ajax
14 10 (13.33%) XHTML
14 10 (13.33%) User Stories
15 9 (12.00%) Spring
15 9 (12.00%) jQuery
15 9 (12.00%) XML

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (2.67%) Node.js
2 1 (1.33%) nginx
2 1 (1.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) IaaS
1 1 (1.33%) PaaS
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.67%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.33%) CouchDB
2 4 (5.33%) Couchbase
2 4 (5.33%) Big Data
3 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (8.00%) Calabash
2 6 (8.00%) JIRA
2 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.00%) Subversion
4 3 (4.00%) Ant
5 2 (2.67%) Hudson
5 2 (2.67%) Gradle
5 2 (2.67%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.67%) Maven
5 2 (2.67%) Selenium
6 1 (1.33%) TestNG
6 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.33%) NUnit
6 1 (1.33%) JUnit
6 1 (1.33%) JMeter
6 1 (1.33%) Sinon.JS
General
1 5 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (2.67%) Publishing
2 2 (2.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (70.67%) Developer
2 13 (17.33%) Java Developer
3 11 (14.67%) Senior Developer
4 10 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 9 (12.00%) Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) iOS Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Java Architect
9 3 (4.00%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Agile C# Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Scala Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Product Owner
10 2 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.67%) Web Services
2 24 (32.00%) RESTful
3 22 (29.33%) JSON
4 18 (24.00%) HTML
4 18 (24.00%) CSS
5 14 (18.67%) Ajax
6 10 (13.33%) XHTML
7 9 (12.00%) Spring
7 9 (12.00%) jQuery
7 9 (12.00%) XML
8 6 (8.00%) HTML5
8 6 (8.00%) REST
8 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (8.00%) J2EE
8 6 (8.00%) Spring MVC
9 5 (6.67%) .NET
9 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (5.33%) Hibernate
10 4 (5.33%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (40.00%) Open Source
2 4 (5.33%) New Media
3 3 (4.00%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.67%) iPad
4 2 (2.67%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) Social Network
5 1 (1.33%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.33%) W3C
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.00%) Linux
2 6 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.00%) Android
3 5 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (82.67%) Agile Software Development
1 62 (82.67%) TDD
2 29 (38.67%) Unit Testing
3 24 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (29.33%) Mentoring
5 19 (25.33%) MVC
6 14 (18.67%) Scrum
7 10 (13.33%) User Stories
8 8 (10.67%) Pair Programming
9 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.33%) OO
10 6 (8.00%) ATDD
10 6 (8.00%) OOP
10 6 (8.00%) SOA
11 5 (6.67%) Automated Testing
11 5 (6.67%) UML
11 5 (6.67%) RAD
11 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.67%) iOS Development
11 5 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 43 (57.33%) Java
2 40 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 40 (53.33%) C#
3 29 (38.67%) PHP
3 29 (38.67%) Scala
4 28 (37.33%) Ruby
4 28 (37.33%) SQL
5 26 (34.67%) C++
5 26 (34.67%) Python
6 5 (6.67%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.33%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.33%) Xamarin
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