The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 24 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 43 41
Rank change year-on-year +24 -2  
Contract jobs citing BDD 29 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.81% 0.60% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.86% 0.73% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £325
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 267 275 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.16% 82.83% 70.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 160 132
Median daily rate £425 £380 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -18.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Merseyside

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Merseyside over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in Merseyside

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 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
Liverpool +15 17 £450 - 1
BDD
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for BDD.

1 40 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (90.00%) TDD
3 33 (82.50%) Java
4 32 (80.00%) Scrum
5 30 (75.00%) Jenkins
5 30 (75.00%) Microservices
6 29 (72.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 28 (70.00%) Git (software)
8 27 (67.50%) MongoDB
9 26 (65.00%) Kanban
9 26 (65.00%) JavaScript
9 26 (65.00%) HTML
9 26 (65.00%) CSS
10 25 (62.50%) Spring
10 25 (62.50%) RESTful
11 24 (60.00%) Linux
11 24 (60.00%) MySQL
11 24 (60.00%) Oracle
12 22 (55.00%) Coaching
13 21 (52.50%) Greenfield Project
14 20 (50.00%) Spring Boot
15 19 (47.50%) React
15 19 (47.50%) Ember.js
16 18 (45.00%) Open Source
17 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database
18 11 (27.50%) SQL
19 10 (25.00%) Front End Development
20 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
20 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
20 8 (20.00%) DevOps

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (67.50%) MongoDB
2 24 (60.00%) MySQL
3 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database
4 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 28 (70.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.50%) Selenium
4 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 16 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Agile Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Java Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Principal Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Scrum Master
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Agile Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) UI Developer
7 3 (7.50%) UI/UX Developer
7 3 (7.50%) UX Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (65.00%) CSS
1 26 (65.00%) HTML
2 25 (62.50%) RESTful
2 25 (62.50%) Spring
3 20 (50.00%) Spring Boot
4 19 (47.50%) Ember.js
4 19 (47.50%) React
5 6 (15.00%) J2EE
6 5 (12.50%) .NET
7 4 (10.00%) Gherkin
7 4 (10.00%) Hibernate
8 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
9 2 (5.00%) Yii
10 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.50%) Dropwizard
10 1 (2.50%) Kafka
10 1 (2.50%) REST
10 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (52.50%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (90.00%) TDD
3 32 (80.00%) Scrum
4 30 (75.00%) Microservices
5 29 (72.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (65.00%) Kanban
7 22 (55.00%) Coaching
8 18 (45.00%) Open Source
9 10 (25.00%) Front End Development
10 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (20.00%) DevOps
11 7 (17.50%) API Design
12 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
13 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
14 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
14 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 3 (7.50%) Wireframes
16 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
16 2 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) Java
2 26 (65.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) PHP 5
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Docker
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) VMware