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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 44 64 89
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +25
Contract jobs citing BDD 132 105 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.20% 2.52% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.01% 3.18% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 63 41
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
2635 3298 2534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.89% 79.22% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1767 2003 1507
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 128 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £26.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +20 109 £425 +6.25% 23
Lancashire +4 11 £450 +5.88% 3
Cheshire +10 10 £414 +6.43% 5
Merseyside +1 3 £360 +20.00% 2
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 238 (87.82%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (82.66%) TDD
3 136 (50.18%) Java
4 118 (43.54%) Scrum
5 93 (34.32%) JavaScript
6 89 (32.84%) Git (software)
7 72 (26.57%) Cucumber
8 69 (25.46%) Software Engineering
9 67 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (23.62%) SQL
11 55 (20.30%) RESTful
12 54 (19.93%) HTML
13 52 (19.19%) Unit Testing
14 50 (18.45%) Web Services
15 48 (17.71%) REST
15 48 (17.71%) Jenkins
16 47 (17.34%) NoSQL
17 45 (16.61%) CSS
17 45 (16.61%) JSON
18 44 (16.24%) Ruby
18 44 (16.24%) Node.js
19 43 (15.87%) AngularJS
20 40 (14.76%) Kanban
21 39 (14.39%) .NET
22 36 (13.28%) C#
22 36 (13.28%) JIRA
23 35 (12.92%) Pair Programming
24 34 (12.55%) Android
25 33 (12.18%) MVC
25 33 (12.18%) Scala

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 (4.06%) GeoServer
2 9 (3.32%) Confluence
3 8 (2.95%) Drupal
4 7 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.58%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.21%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.48%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.48%) nginx
6 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.11%) CMS
8 2 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.74%) DNN
8 2 (0.74%) Immediacy CMS
8 2 (0.74%) Jetty
8 2 (0.74%) Kentico
8 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.74%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.74%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.21%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.44%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.32%) Slack
3 8 (2.95%) GitHub
4 7 (2.58%) Google Analytics
5 6 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.96%) HTTP
2 8 (2.95%) Internet
3 2 (0.74%) AMQP
3 2 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.34%) NoSQL
2 28 (10.33%) SQL Server
3 24 (8.86%) MongoDB
4 17 (6.27%) MySQL
5 11 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.58%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.85%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.48%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.11%) HDInsight
11 3 (1.11%) Spark SQL
11 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.74%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.74%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 89 (32.84%) Git (software)
2 72 (26.57%) Cucumber
3 48 (17.71%) Jenkins
4 36 (13.28%) JIRA
5 30 (11.07%) JUnit
6 26 (9.59%) Selenium
7 22 (8.12%) Subversion
8 17 (6.27%) Maven
9 15 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (5.17%) Gradle
11 13 (4.80%) JBehave
11 13 (4.80%) WebDriver
12 10 (3.69%) Bitbucket
13 9 (3.32%) JMeter
13 9 (3.32%) Xcode
14 6 (2.21%) PhantomJS
15 5 (1.85%) IntelliJ
16 4 (1.48%) Appium
16 4 (1.48%) Calabash
16 4 (1.48%) Jasmine
General
1 20 (7.38%) Finance
2 15 (5.54%) Games
3 7 (2.58%) Banking
4 6 (2.21%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.11%) Electronics
5 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.11%) Marketing
5 3 (1.11%) Publishing
5 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.74%) Advertising
6 2 (0.74%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 182 (67.16%) Developer
2 60 (22.14%) Java Developer
3 43 (15.87%) Senior Developer
4 30 (11.07%) Agile Developer
4 30 (11.07%) Software Engineer
5 26 (9.59%) .NET Developer
5 26 (9.59%) Agile Java Developer
6 21 (7.75%) Senior Java Developer
7 20 (7.38%) Android Developer
7 20 (7.38%) C# Developer
8 19 (7.01%) JavaScript Developer
9 18 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 17 (6.27%) ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 16 (5.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (5.17%) iOS Developer
13 13 (4.80%) Senior Agile Developer
13 13 (4.80%) Senior Agile Java Developer
14 12 (4.43%) Scala Developer
14 12 (4.43%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (20.30%) RESTful
2 54 (19.93%) HTML
3 50 (18.45%) Web Services
4 48 (17.71%) REST
5 45 (16.61%) CSS
5 45 (16.61%) JSON
6 44 (16.24%) Node.js
7 43 (15.87%) AngularJS
8 39 (14.39%) .NET
9 30 (11.07%) XML
10 28 (10.33%) ASP.NET
11 24 (8.86%) jQuery
12 22 (8.12%) Gherkin
13 21 (7.75%) HTML5
14 19 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (6.27%) Spring
16 16 (5.90%) .NET Framework
17 15 (5.54%) Entity Framework
18 14 (5.17%) WebGL
19 13 (4.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.49%) User Experience
2 19 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.27%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.58%) Mobile Games
5 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.48%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.11%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.11%) Streaming Media
8 2 (0.74%) Tandem
9 1 (0.37%) Animation
9 1 (0.37%) Blog
9 1 (0.37%) Fintech
9 1 (0.37%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.37%) New Media
9 1 (0.37%) Social Network
9 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.55%) Android
2 31 (11.44%) Apple iOS
3 29 (10.70%) Linux
4 5 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.85%) Unix
5 4 (1.48%) Windows
6 3 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.37%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (87.82%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (82.66%) TDD
3 118 (43.54%) Scrum
4 69 (25.46%) Software Engineering
5 67 (24.72%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (19.19%) Unit Testing
7 40 (14.76%) Kanban
8 35 (12.92%) Pair Programming
9 33 (12.18%) MVC
10 29 (10.70%) Open Source
11 28 (10.33%) Microservices
11 28 (10.33%) OOP
11 28 (10.33%) Web Development
12 27 (9.96%) OO
13 25 (9.23%) Project Management
14 24 (8.86%) Android Development
14 24 (8.86%) Performance Tuning
15 22 (8.12%) High Availability
16 20 (7.38%) Continuous Delivery
16 20 (7.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 136 (50.18%) Java
2 93 (34.32%) JavaScript
3 64 (23.62%) SQL
4 44 (16.24%) Ruby
5 36 (13.28%) C#
6 33 (12.18%) Scala
7 27 (9.96%) Python
8 23 (8.49%) Objective-C
9 12 (4.43%) Apple Swift
10 11 (4.06%) ES6
11 10 (3.69%) PHP
12 6 (2.21%) Groovy
12 6 (2.21%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.85%) C++
13 5 (1.85%) Clojure
13 5 (1.85%) F#
14 3 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.74%) ECMAScript
15 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (4.80%) Degree
2 12 (4.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.21%) ISEB
4 5 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.74%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) MCAD
6 1 (0.37%) MCP
6 1 (0.37%) MCSD
6 1 (0.37%) MCTS
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.96%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.74%) SDET
3 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.69%) Ansible
1 10 (3.69%) Puppet
2 9 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.58%) Kibana
3 7 (2.58%) logstash
4 2 (0.74%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (4.06%) ESRI
1 11 (4.06%) Oracle
2 10 (3.69%) Google
3 9 (3.32%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.95%) Splunk
5 5 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.48%) Twitter
7 3 (1.11%) Apple
7 3 (1.11%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.11%) SAP
8 2 (0.74%) Adobe
8 2 (0.74%) Alterian
8 2 (0.74%) Ektron
8 2 (0.74%) Perforce
8 2 (0.74%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.37%) Facebook
9 1 (0.37%) HP
9 1 (0.37%) Telerik
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