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 3 months to 22 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)
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 65 98
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33  
Contract jobs citing BDD 65 104 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.22% 2.71% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 3.29% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 79 32
Median daily rate £425 £465 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.60% +24.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £500
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 £48.75 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +20.37% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 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
Merseyside +21 29 £450 - 3
Manchester -29 22 £375 - 27
Cheshire +9 12 £375 -21.05% 11
Lancashire - 2 £400 - 5
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for BDD.

1 119 (81.51%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (79.45%) TDD
3 80 (54.79%) Java
4 79 (54.11%) Scrum
5 60 (41.10%) HTML
6 59 (40.41%) JavaScript
7 54 (36.99%) CSS
8 48 (32.88%) Kanban
9 45 (30.82%) Git (software)
10 43 (29.45%) Jenkins
11 42 (28.77%) Spring
12 38 (26.03%) Microservices
13 36 (24.66%) Continuous Delivery
14 35 (23.97%) React
14 35 (23.97%) RESTful
14 35 (23.97%) SQL
15 34 (23.29%) MongoDB
16 33 (22.60%) Oracle
16 33 (22.60%) Test Automation
17 32 (21.92%) Linux
18 29 (19.86%) Greenfield Project
19 28 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (18.49%) MySQL
21 25 (17.12%) HTML5
21 25 (17.12%) Open Source
22 24 (16.44%) DevOps
22 24 (16.44%) Selenium
23 23 (15.75%) Coaching
23 23 (15.75%) Node.js
24 22 (15.07%) AngularJS

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 6 (4.11%) Confluence
2 4 (2.74%) Apache
2 4 (2.74%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.37%) CMS
4 2 (1.37%) Drupal
4 2 (1.37%) JBoss
4 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.37%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.79%) GitHub
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.05%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.37%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.29%) MongoDB
2 27 (18.49%) MySQL
3 21 (14.38%) SQL Server
4 18 (12.33%) Oracle Database
5 12 (8.22%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.48%) Big Data
7 7 (4.79%) Relational Database
8 6 (4.11%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.74%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (2.05%) CouchDB
11 3 (2.05%) Neo4j
11 3 (2.05%) Riak
12 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.37%) Power BI
12 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (30.82%) Git (software)
2 43 (29.45%) Jenkins
3 24 (16.44%) Selenium
4 21 (14.38%) Cucumber
5 12 (8.22%) JIRA
6 10 (6.85%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.79%) gulp
8 6 (4.11%) JUnit
8 6 (4.11%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.11%) webpack
9 5 (3.42%) Mockito
9 5 (3.42%) NUnit
10 4 (2.74%) Babel
10 4 (2.74%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.74%) JMeter
10 4 (2.74%) Maven
10 4 (2.74%) Mocha
10 4 (2.74%) Subversion
10 4 (2.74%) Vagrant
11 3 (2.05%) Grunt
General
1 22 (15.07%) Finance
2 10 (6.85%) Banking
2 10 (6.85%) Games
3 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.05%) Electronics
5 3 (2.05%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Local Government
6 1 (0.68%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (60.27%) Developer
2 40 (27.40%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.96%) Agile Developer
4 15 (10.27%) Senior Developer
5 14 (9.59%) Agile Java Developer
5 14 (9.59%) Analyst
6 10 (6.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (6.16%) Tester
8 8 (5.48%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (5.48%) Java Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.79%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.11%) Node.js Developer
10 6 (4.11%) Scrum Master
10 6 (4.11%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Principal Developer
11 5 (3.42%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (41.10%) HTML
2 54 (36.99%) CSS
3 42 (28.77%) Spring
4 35 (23.97%) React
4 35 (23.97%) RESTful
5 25 (17.12%) HTML5
6 23 (15.75%) Node.js
7 22 (15.07%) .NET
7 22 (15.07%) AngularJS
7 22 (15.07%) Spring Boot
8 19 (13.01%) Ember.js
9 17 (11.64%) Web Services
10 15 (10.27%) REST
11 14 (9.59%) Sass
12 13 (8.90%) jQuery
13 10 (6.85%) CSS3
13 10 (6.85%) Gherkin
14 9 (6.16%) Hibernate
14 9 (6.16%) J2EE
15 8 (5.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.86%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (9.59%) Mobile App
3 11 (7.53%) User Experience
4 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.05%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (1.37%) iPad
5 2 (1.37%) New Media
5 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.37%) Wiki
6 1 (0.68%) Clustering
6 1 (0.68%) DataPower
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.68%) PMI
6 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.68%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.92%) Linux
2 10 (6.85%) Android
2 10 (6.85%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.05%) Unix
4 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (81.51%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (79.45%) TDD
3 79 (54.11%) Scrum
4 48 (32.88%) Kanban
5 38 (26.03%) Microservices
6 36 (24.66%) Continuous Delivery
7 33 (22.60%) Test Automation
8 28 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (17.12%) Open Source
10 24 (16.44%) DevOps
11 23 (15.75%) Coaching
12 19 (13.01%) Front End Development
13 17 (11.64%) Unit Testing
14 16 (10.96%) MVC
15 13 (8.90%) OO
16 10 (6.85%) Pair Programming
16 10 (6.85%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (6.85%) User Stories
17 9 (6.16%) Software Engineering
17 9 (6.16%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 80 (54.79%) Java
2 59 (40.41%) JavaScript
3 35 (23.97%) SQL
4 16 (10.96%) C#
5 12 (8.22%) Python
6 6 (4.11%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.42%) Groovy
7 5 (3.42%) Ruby
7 5 (3.42%) Scala
7 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.42%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.74%) C
8 4 (2.74%) PHP
9 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.37%) ES6
9 2 (1.37%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.37%) PHP 5
9 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (0.68%) ISEB
1 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.96%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.48%) Docker
2 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) Ansible
1 3 (2.05%) Kibana
1 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.05%) Puppet
2 2 (1.37%) logstash
3 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.68%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.68%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (22.60%) Oracle
2 9 (6.16%) Google
3 6 (4.11%) VMware
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.05%) SAP
6 2 (1.37%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.37%) Splunk
6 2 (1.37%) Sybase
6 2 (1.37%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Chordiant
7 1 (0.68%) IBM
7 1 (0.68%) Kony
7 1 (0.68%) Perforce
7 1 (0.68%) Yahoo!
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