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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 22 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.21% - 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% - 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£308 - £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
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
169 173 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 77.52% 68.11% 76.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 113 117
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 7
Average hourly rate £15.39 £33.30 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.79% +11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £12.00 £21.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.00 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Spring
2 7 (87.50%) Spring MVC
3 6 (75.00%) J2EE
4 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) RESTful
5 3 (37.50%) Magnolia
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) Spring Web Flow
6 2 (25.00%) CMS
7 1 (12.50%) Maven
7 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
7 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (12.50%) Selenium
7 1 (12.50%) FreeMarker
7 1 (12.50%) JIRA
7 1 (12.50%) Velocity
7 1 (12.50%) Finance
7 1 (12.50%) UNIX
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) J2SE
7 1 (12.50%) HTTP

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) Magnolia
2 2 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) CouchDB
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) Couchbase
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
1 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Gradle
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Java Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) CMS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Spring
1 7 (87.50%) Spring MVC
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
5 2 (25.00%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (12.50%) FreeMarker
6 1 (12.50%) Velocity
6 1 (12.50%) J2SE
6 1 (12.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) ATDD
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
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