The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 26 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.68% 0.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
BDD
South Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
203 148 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 77.78% 60.66% 69.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 84 67
Average daily rate £325 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Average hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £24.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Spring
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (45.45%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) HTTP
4 4 (36.36%) Spring MVC
4 4 (36.36%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (36.36%) CouchDB
4 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
4 4 (36.36%) ATDD
4 4 (36.36%) Couchbase
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) CRM
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) ETL
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (18.18%) Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Cucumber

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) CouchDB
1 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
1 4 (36.36%) Couchbase
1 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Java Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Consultant
4 3 (27.27%) Software Consultant
4 3 (27.27%) Development Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (18.18%) CRM Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Software Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Spring
2 4 (36.36%) Spring MVC
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) REST
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) ATDD
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) ETL
5 2 (18.18%) Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Scala
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft