Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 71 82
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 25 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.00% 1.63% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.91% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 25
Cheshire median daily rate £395 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +8.39% +7.64%
10th Percentile £313 £332 £313
90th Percentile £488 £643 £494
North West median daily rate £400 £426 £395
% change year-on-year -6.16% +7.91% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,042 1,098 1,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.23% 85.05% 82.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 796 1,133
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -5.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.30 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.86% -28.32% +75.15%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Cheshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -6 10 £400 +18.52% 4
Warrington +1 5 £450 -10.00% 2
Chester +8 4 £345 -16.87% 3
Crewe - 3 £463 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £325 - 2
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 18 (72.00%) TDD
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) HTML
3 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (48.00%) CSS
4 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (44.00%) React
5 10 (40.00%) CSS3
5 10 (40.00%) Java
6 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (36.00%) HTML5
6 9 (36.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (32.00%) ES6
7 8 (32.00%) Redux
7 8 (32.00%) npm
7 8 (32.00%) Node.js
7 8 (32.00%) Sass
8 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (28.00%) Ajax
8 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Perforce
8 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (24.00%) Grunt
9 6 (24.00%) gulp
9 6 (24.00%) SonarQube
9 6 (24.00%) Performance Optimisation
9 6 (24.00%) Finance
9 6 (24.00%) SQL
9 6 (24.00%) Web Services
9 6 (24.00%) JSON

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) Confluence
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) npm
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (4.00%) GitHub
4 1 (4.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) Couchbase
3 2 (8.00%) CouchDB
3 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.00%) DB2
4 1 (4.00%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (24.00%) Grunt
3 6 (24.00%) gulp
3 6 (24.00%) SonarQube
4 5 (20.00%) JUnit
5 4 (16.00%) JIRA
6 3 (12.00%) Gradle
6 3 (12.00%) Toad
7 2 (8.00%) Ant
7 2 (8.00%) Maven
8 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
8 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
8 1 (4.00%) GitLab
8 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
8 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.00%) JMeter
8 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.00%) Selenium
8 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) UI Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (8.00%) React Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum Master
6 1 (4.00%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Database Developer
6 1 (4.00%) iOS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) JIRA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Scripter
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Financials Developer
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) CSS
1 12 (48.00%) HTML
2 11 (44.00%) React
3 10 (40.00%) CSS3
4 9 (36.00%) HTML5
4 9 (36.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (32.00%) Node.js
5 8 (32.00%) Redux
5 8 (32.00%) Sass
6 7 (28.00%) Ajax
7 6 (24.00%) JSON
7 6 (24.00%) RESTful
7 6 (24.00%) Web Services
8 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (20.00%) Spring
8 5 (20.00%) Spring MVC
9 4 (16.00%) J2EE
10 2 (8.00%) .NET
10 2 (8.00%) Apache Camel
10 2 (8.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (8.00%) RIA
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) TDD
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (24.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (20.00%) Kanban
6 5 (20.00%) MVC
7 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.00%) ETL
7 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (12.00%) IT Strategy
8 3 (12.00%) Microservices
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) SDLC
8 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (40.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) ES6
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.00%) Apple Swift
7 1 (4.00%) C#
7 1 (4.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Ansible
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Perforce
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft