Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 13 December 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 36 36
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 -3
Contract jobs citing BDD 10 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.72% 1.64% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 1.99% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £313 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.20% -12.59% +55.43%
10th Percentile £340 £285 £313
90th Percentile £380 £350 £416
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £345
% change year-on-year +6.25% +15.94% -18.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +1.54% - -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 225 351 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 83.64% 82.01% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 220 158
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £342 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.81% -6.44% +12.31%
10th Percentile £258 £204 £263
90th Percentile £469 £496 £441
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 14
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +80.51% +15.42%
10th Percentile £12.22 £20.75 £8.94
90th Percentile £48.00 £65.50 £19.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.10 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.92% -4.53% +1.27%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Staffordshire

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Staffordshire

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Stoke-on-Trent +10 9 - -
BDD
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) MVC
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
1 10 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 10 (100.00%) TypeScript
2 9 (90.00%) Dependency Injection
3 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (60.00%) Web Development
5 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (50.00%) jQuery
5 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (50.00%) HTML5
5 5 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
5 5 (50.00%) Internet
5 5 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (50.00%) Sass
6 4 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (30.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 1 (10.00%) Kanban
8 1 (10.00%) NUnit
8 1 (10.00%) Scrum
8 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

BDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (90.00%) C# Developer
3 7 (70.00%) C# Software Developer
3 7 (70.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# Web Developer
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
3 5 (50.00%) HTML5
3 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (50.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) MVC
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
2 9 (90.00%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (60.00%) Web Development
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
6 1 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) TypeScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VB.NET