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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 53 65
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12  
Contract jobs citing BDD 11 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.75% 3.16% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 3.77% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 7
Median daily rate £375 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £438 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 527 769 840
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.65% 83.86% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 560 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 32
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +17 4 £369 -41.00% 1
Chester +8 3 £350 -26.31% 3
Knutsford +3 3 £400 -11.11% 4
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) TDD
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) Scrum
5 8 (40.00%) Banking
5 8 (40.00%) Java
6 7 (35.00%) Web Services
6 7 (35.00%) OO
6 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 7 (35.00%) User Stories
7 6 (30.00%) jQuery
7 6 (30.00%) DevOps
7 6 (30.00%) MVC
7 6 (30.00%) C#
8 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (25.00%) .NET
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (25.00%) CSS
8 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (25.00%) Kanban
8 5 (25.00%) REST
9 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
9 4 (20.00%) Spring
9 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (20.00%) JSON
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle
9 4 (20.00%) HTML

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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) Big Data
3 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) DB2
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Toad
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) EasyMock
3 1 (5.00%) GitLab
3 1 (5.00%) Gradle
3 1 (5.00%) JBehave
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) Mockito
3 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (40.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Database Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) jQuery
3 5 (25.00%) .NET
3 5 (25.00%) CSS
3 5 (25.00%) REST
4 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 4 (20.00%) HTML
4 4 (20.00%) JSON
4 4 (20.00%) Spring
5 3 (15.00%) Ajax
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (15.00%) HTML5
5 3 (15.00%) JMS
5 3 (15.00%) JPA
5 3 (15.00%) Node.js
5 3 (15.00%) RESTful
6 2 (10.00%) EJB
6 2 (10.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) DataPower
2 1 (5.00%) Derivative
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) PMI
2 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) TDD
3 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) OO
4 7 (35.00%) User Stories
5 6 (30.00%) DevOps
5 6 (30.00%) MVC
6 5 (25.00%) Kanban
6 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.00%) Open Source
9 2 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
9 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.00%) C
7 1 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (5.00%) Groovy
7 1 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.00%) Capistrano
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) DevExpress
2 2 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) Apple
3 1 (5.00%) Chordiant
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Kony
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase
3 1 (5.00%) Yahoo!
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