The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 23 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.67% - 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£500 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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%
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Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
110 61 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 73.33% 68.54% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 20 26
Average daily rate £375 £338 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £435 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £46.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.08% +384.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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Top 8 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript