Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 58 78
Rank change year-on-year -8 +20 -5
Contract jobs citing BDD 24 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.80% 2.68% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 3.11% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 28
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +22.58% -20.92%
10th Percentile £337 £375 £306
90th Percentile £520 £671 £494
North West median daily rate £400 £440 £388
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.55% -
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 1120 1254 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.02% 86.19% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 900 1160
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +8.65%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £275
90th Percentile £619 £614 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -4.19%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -8 11 £400 -11.11% 2
Warrington +7 7 £450 -17.43% 1
Chester +2 3 £350 -26.32% 3
Macclesfield - 2 £425 - 1
Crewe - 1 £450 - 1
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (66.67%) TDD
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
3 11 (45.83%) HTML
3 11 (45.83%) CSS
4 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (41.67%) Node.js
4 10 (41.67%) CSS3
5 9 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (37.50%) React
5 9 (37.50%) HTML5
6 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Perforce
6 8 (33.33%) ES6
6 8 (33.33%) Redux
6 8 (33.33%) npm
6 8 (33.33%) Sass
7 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
7 7 (29.17%) SonarQube
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) Java
7 7 (29.17%) Web Services
7 7 (29.17%) Ajax
7 7 (29.17%) JSON
8 6 (25.00%) Banking
8 6 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (25.00%) gulp
8 6 (25.00%) Grunt
8 6 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design

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 2 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) npm
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (12.50%) GitHub
3 2 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Couchbase
3 1 (4.17%) CouchDB
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 7 (29.17%) SonarQube
3 6 (25.00%) Grunt
3 6 (25.00%) gulp
4 4 (16.67%) JIRA
4 4 (16.67%) JUnit
5 3 (12.50%) GitLab
5 3 (12.50%) Gradle
6 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (8.33%) Maven
6 2 (8.33%) Toad
7 1 (4.17%) Ant
7 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
7 1 (4.17%) IntelliJ
7 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
7 1 (4.17%) JProfiler
7 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) UI Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Database Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) CRM Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) CSS
1 11 (45.83%) HTML
2 10 (41.67%) CSS3
2 10 (41.67%) Node.js
3 9 (37.50%) HTML5
3 9 (37.50%) React
3 9 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (33.33%) Redux
4 8 (33.33%) Sass
5 7 (29.17%) Ajax
5 7 (29.17%) JSON
5 7 (29.17%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (16.67%) RESTful
6 4 (16.67%) Spring
7 3 (12.50%) J2EE
7 3 (12.50%) jQuery
7 3 (12.50%) REST
7 3 (12.50%) SOAP
7 3 (12.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Reference Data
2 2 (8.33%) RIA
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (66.67%) TDD
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 6 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (20.83%) User Stories
5 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) Kanban
6 4 (16.67%) MVC
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) CRM
7 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Microservices
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Front End Development
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (33.33%) ES6
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
7 1 (4.17%) C#
7 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.17%) XPath
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Perforce
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.17%) IBM