The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 112 105 89
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing BDD 13 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.26% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.36% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
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£325 £438 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £371 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1944 1675 1252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.70% 71.22% 70.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 879 596
Average daily rate £385 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 88
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -14.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BDD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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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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
Birmingham -5 6 £363 -27.50% 6
Warwickshire +2 3 £388 +3.33% 2
Coventry -4 2 £270 -28.00%
Wolverhampton - 2 £220 -
BDD
England

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (93.33%) TDD
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) MVC
4 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) .NET
5 6 (40.00%) Java
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) Spring
6 5 (33.33%) DevOps
7 4 (26.67%) Spring MVC
7 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (26.67%) C#
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) CSS
8 3 (20.00%) CMS
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (20.00%) Open Source
8 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (20.00%) Kanban
8 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (20.00%) jQuery
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (13.33%) React
9 2 (13.33%) ATDD
9 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (13.33%) Couchbase
9 2 (13.33%) Jenkins

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (6.67%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) CouchDB
3 2 (13.33%) Couchbase
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Architect
4 2 (13.33%) AWS Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Umbraco Developer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) Spring MVC
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) jQuery
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (13.33%) J2EE
5 2 (13.33%) RESTful
5 2 (13.33%) React
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) TDD
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) MVC
4 7 (46.67%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) DevOps
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Kanban
7 2 (13.33%) ATDD
7 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (13.33%) Web Development
7 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Content Management
7 2 (13.33%) SOA
8 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.67%) Workflow
8 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.67%) CRM
8 1 (6.67%) User Stories
8 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
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