Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 February 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)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 45 59
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 +53
Contract jobs citing BDD 201 242 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.77% 4.13% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 4.90% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 180 197
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £293
90th Percentile £551 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.00% +22.32% -

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,440 4,941 6,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.36% 84.25% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,863 3,200 4,124
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £257 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 166 287
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £27.12 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% -10.04% +50.75%
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.75 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the North West

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in the North West

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in the North West over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD in the North West

BDD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Manchester -22 111 £375 -11.76% 81
Lancashire +20 33 £410 -8.89% 6
Cheshire +5 27 £400 -3.03% 13
Merseyside +20 26 £425 -29.17% 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 160 (79.60%) TDD
2 139 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (45.77%) Java
4 91 (45.27%) JavaScript
5 84 (41.79%) Test Automation
6 83 (41.29%) Scrum
7 67 (33.33%) Kanban
8 61 (30.35%) Git (software)
9 57 (28.36%) SQL
10 55 (27.36%) Node.js
11 49 (24.38%) CSS
12 48 (23.88%) HTML
13 46 (22.89%) AngularJS
14 45 (22.39%) NoSQL
14 45 (22.39%) Mentoring
15 43 (21.39%) JIRA
16 42 (20.90%) Software Engineering
16 42 (20.90%) Linux
17 41 (20.40%) Microservices
17 41 (20.40%) MongoDB
18 40 (19.90%) REST
19 38 (18.91%) Cucumber
19 38 (18.91%) C#
20 36 (17.91%) .NET
20 36 (17.91%) MySQL
20 36 (17.91%) Jenkins
20 36 (17.91%) User Stories
21 35 (17.41%) MVC
21 35 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (15.92%) Amazon AWS

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 28 (13.93%) Confluence
2 8 (3.98%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.49%) CMS
4 4 (1.99%) Apache
5 3 (1.49%) nginx
6 2 (1.00%) Drupal
6 2 (1.00%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.50%) SAS
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (11.94%) Slack
3 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.98%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (3.98%) npm
4 8 (3.98%) Serverless
5 7 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.99%) GitHub
7 2 (1.00%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.99%) HTTP
2 3 (1.49%) SSL
3 2 (1.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (22.39%) NoSQL
2 41 (20.40%) MongoDB
3 36 (17.91%) MySQL
4 27 (13.43%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (11.44%) SQL Server
6 13 (6.47%) Relational Database
7 11 (5.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (4.98%) Redis
9 8 (3.98%) Big Data
10 7 (3.48%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.99%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.99%) CouchDB
12 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (1.00%) Couchbase
14 2 (1.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 61 (30.35%) Git (software)
2 43 (21.39%) JIRA
3 38 (18.91%) Cucumber
4 36 (17.91%) Jenkins
5 28 (13.93%) Selenium
6 19 (9.45%) JUnit
7 14 (6.97%) Grunt
8 12 (5.97%) Jasmine
9 8 (3.98%) Gradle
9 8 (3.98%) Maven
9 8 (3.98%) Mocha
10 6 (2.99%) gulp
10 6 (2.99%) JMeter
10 6 (2.99%) SonarQube
10 6 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.99%) Subversion
12 3 (1.49%) NUnit
12 3 (1.49%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.49%) Toad
12 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (8.96%) Finance
2 14 (6.97%) Games
3 13 (6.47%) Banking
4 8 (3.98%) Marketing
5 7 (3.48%) Electronics
5 7 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.50%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 138 (68.66%) Developer
2 48 (23.88%) Java Developer
3 26 (12.94%) Scrum Master
4 23 (11.44%) .NET Developer
5 18 (8.96%) Software Engineer
6 17 (8.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 14 (6.97%) C# Developer
7 14 (6.97%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.97%) Agile Scrum Master
8 12 (5.97%) Java Engineer
8 12 (5.97%) Java Software Developer
8 12 (5.97%) Java Software Engineer
8 12 (5.97%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (5.47%) Agile Developer
9 11 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (4.98%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (4.48%) UI Developer
12 8 (3.98%) Agile Java Developer
12 8 (3.98%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (27.36%) Node.js
2 49 (24.38%) CSS
3 48 (23.88%) HTML
4 46 (22.89%) AngularJS
5 40 (19.90%) REST
6 36 (17.91%) .NET
7 32 (15.92%) React
8 26 (12.94%) RESTful
8 26 (12.94%) Spring
9 25 (12.44%) HTML5
9 25 (12.44%) Web Services
10 23 (11.44%) CSS3
11 22 (10.95%) JSON
12 19 (9.45%) ASP.NET
13 18 (8.96%) Spring Boot
14 17 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (7.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (6.97%) jQuery
16 14 (6.97%) Velocity
17 13 (6.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.98%) User Experience
3 9 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.48%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.49%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.49%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.00%) RIA
6 2 (1.00%) Wiki
7 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.90%) Linux
2 22 (10.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.49%) Android
5 2 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (79.60%) TDD
2 139 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (41.79%) Test Automation
4 83 (41.29%) Scrum
5 67 (33.33%) Kanban
6 45 (22.39%) Mentoring
7 42 (20.90%) Software Engineering
8 41 (20.40%) Microservices
9 36 (17.91%) User Stories
10 35 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (17.41%) MVC
11 32 (15.92%) Open Source
12 30 (14.93%) Coaching
13 27 (13.43%) DevOps
14 24 (11.94%) E-Commerce
14 24 (11.94%) SDLC
15 23 (11.44%) Front End Development
15 23 (11.44%) SFIA
16 20 (9.95%) Continuous Delivery
17 14 (6.97%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 92 (45.77%) Java
2 91 (45.27%) JavaScript
3 57 (28.36%) SQL
4 38 (18.91%) C#
5 19 (9.45%) ES6
6 11 (5.47%) Python
7 10 (4.98%) Ruby
8 7 (3.48%) PHP
8 7 (3.48%) Scala
9 5 (2.49%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.49%) VB
10 4 (1.99%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.99%) VBA
11 3 (1.49%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.49%) C
11 3 (1.49%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.49%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.00%) Groovy
13 1 (0.50%) F#
13 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (7.46%) PMI Certification
1 15 (7.46%) PMP
2 6 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.49%) Degree
3 5 (2.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (6.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (4.98%) Puppet
2 9 (4.48%) Ansible
3 5 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.49%) Kibana
5 2 (1.00%) logstash
6 1 (0.50%) Consul
6 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.50%) Nessus
6 1 (0.50%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 13 (6.47%) Oracle
2 12 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.47%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.48%) Google
5 7 (3.48%) Perforce
5 7 (3.48%) SAP
6 3 (1.49%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.00%) Splunk
7 2 (1.00%) Zend
8 1 (0.50%) HP
8 1 (0.50%) IBM
8 1 (0.50%) Sitecore