Period
to 19 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 46 83
Rank change year-on-year -18 +37 +34
Contract jobs citing BDD 161 278 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.87% 3.84% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 4.60% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 223 135
North West median daily rate £413 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £335 £350 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -

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 4551 6049 6684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.12% 83.53% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2872 3845 4037
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £575 £572 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 183 294
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £29.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -26.31% +49.28%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.24 £12.35
90th Percentile £51.71 £52.65 £50.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +12.82%

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 October 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 6 months to 19 October 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
Manchester -24 93 £400 -5.88% 27
Merseyside +29 38 £450 +28.57% 3
Cheshire -7 17 £400 -15.79% 5
Lancashire +5 11 £425 -5.56% 6
BDD
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 139 (86.34%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (83.85%) TDD
3 93 (57.76%) Scrum
4 84 (52.17%) Java
5 69 (42.86%) Git (software)
6 63 (39.13%) Kanban
7 59 (36.65%) JavaScript
8 58 (36.02%) Test Automation
9 51 (31.68%) Cucumber
10 49 (30.43%) Microservices
11 48 (29.81%) Jenkins
12 44 (27.33%) MongoDB
12 44 (27.33%) CSS
12 44 (27.33%) HTML
13 43 (26.71%) Linux
14 40 (24.84%) Open Source
15 38 (23.60%) Continuous Delivery
16 36 (22.36%) JIRA
16 36 (22.36%) SQL
17 34 (21.12%) RESTful
18 32 (19.88%) NoSQL
18 32 (19.88%) React
19 31 (19.25%) Spring Boot
19 31 (19.25%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (19.25%) MySQL
20 30 (18.63%) Spring
21 29 (18.01%) Node.js
21 29 (18.01%) Coaching
22 28 (17.39%) User Stories
22 28 (17.39%) REST

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 19 (11.80%) Confluence
2 14 (8.70%) Apache Spark
3 10 (6.21%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.48%) nginx
4 4 (2.48%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.86%) Drupal
6 2 (1.24%) Apache
6 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.62%) CMS
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.32%) Slack
3 8 (4.97%) GitHub
4 5 (3.11%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.86%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.86%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.86%) npm
6 3 (1.86%) SaaS
6 3 (1.86%) Serverless
7 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.24%) Route 53
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.62%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.24%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (27.33%) MongoDB
2 32 (19.88%) NoSQL
3 31 (19.25%) MySQL
4 19 (11.80%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (10.56%) SQL Server
6 16 (9.94%) Oracle Database
7 15 (9.32%) Big Data
8 10 (6.21%) Hadoop
9 6 (3.73%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.11%) RDBMS
10 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.48%) Redis
12 3 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (1.24%) Power BI
13 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 69 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 51 (31.68%) Cucumber
3 48 (29.81%) Jenkins
4 36 (22.36%) JIRA
5 21 (13.04%) Selenium
6 13 (8.07%) TeamCity
7 10 (6.21%) Maven
8 7 (4.35%) Jasmine
8 7 (4.35%) JUnit
9 6 (3.73%) Gradle
9 6 (3.73%) Subversion
10 5 (3.11%) Bitbucket
10 5 (3.11%) Grunt
10 5 (3.11%) Mocha
10 5 (3.11%) SpecFlow
10 5 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.48%) JMeter
11 4 (2.48%) NUnit
11 4 (2.48%) Vagrant
11 4 (2.48%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (13.66%) Finance
2 17 (10.56%) Manufacturing
3 15 (9.32%) Electronics
3 15 (9.32%) Marketing
3 15 (9.32%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.59%) Banking
5 8 (4.97%) Games
6 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 111 (68.94%) Developer
2 53 (32.92%) Java Developer
3 21 (13.04%) Software Developer
4 18 (11.18%) Java Software Developer
4 18 (11.18%) Senior Developer
5 16 (9.94%) Scala Developer
6 15 (9.32%) Scrum Master
7 13 (8.07%) Analyst
8 11 (6.83%) Agile Developer
8 11 (6.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (6.21%) Agile Scrum Master
9 10 (6.21%) Apache Spark Developer
10 9 (5.59%) Agile Java Developer
10 9 (5.59%) Java Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (5.59%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (4.97%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.97%) Hadoop Developer
12 7 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (27.33%) CSS
1 44 (27.33%) HTML
2 34 (21.12%) RESTful
3 32 (19.88%) React
4 31 (19.25%) Spring Boot
5 30 (18.63%) Spring
6 29 (18.01%) Node.js
7 28 (17.39%) REST
8 27 (16.77%) AngularJS
9 21 (13.04%) Web Services
10 19 (11.80%) Ember.js
11 17 (10.56%) HTML5
12 16 (9.94%) .NET
12 16 (9.94%) Akka
13 12 (7.45%) JSON
14 11 (6.83%) jQuery
15 10 (6.21%) ASP.NET
15 10 (6.21%) CSS3
15 10 (6.21%) J2EE
15 10 (6.21%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.77%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.35%) User Experience
4 5 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.48%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.86%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.24%) iPad
7 2 (1.24%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.24%) RIA
8 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.62%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.62%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.71%) Linux
2 12 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.24%) Android
4 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.62%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (86.34%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (83.85%) TDD
3 93 (57.76%) Scrum
4 63 (39.13%) Kanban
5 58 (36.02%) Test Automation
6 49 (30.43%) Microservices
7 40 (24.84%) Open Source
8 38 (23.60%) Continuous Delivery
9 31 (19.25%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (18.01%) Coaching
11 28 (17.39%) User Stories
12 25 (15.53%) DevOps
13 24 (14.91%) Mentoring
14 21 (13.04%) MVC
15 20 (12.42%) Software Engineering
16 17 (10.56%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (9.94%) SDLC
18 15 (9.32%) Digital Marketing
18 15 (9.32%) Programme Management
19 14 (8.70%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 84 (52.17%) Java
2 59 (36.65%) JavaScript
3 36 (22.36%) SQL
4 19 (11.80%) Python
5 15 (9.32%) C#
6 14 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 10 (6.21%) Clojure
8 6 (3.73%) ES6
9 5 (3.11%) PHP
9 5 (3.11%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.11%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.86%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.86%) Scala
11 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.24%) C
11 2 (1.24%) Groovy
11 2 (1.24%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.62%) Ruby
12 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (6.21%) PMI Certification
1 10 (6.21%) PMP
2 3 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.86%) Degree
3 1 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) QA
System Software
1 27 (16.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) Ansible
2 8 (4.97%) Puppet
3 6 (3.73%) Kibana
4 4 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.86%) Consul
5 3 (1.86%) logstash
5 3 (1.86%) Zipkin
6 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (11.80%) Oracle
2 15 (9.32%) SAP
3 8 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.73%) Google
5 3 (1.86%) Splunk
6 2 (1.24%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.24%) Pega
6 2 (1.24%) Perforce
6 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.24%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.62%) IBM
7 1 (0.62%) Sitecore