Period
to 19 February 2018

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 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 33 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing BDD 9 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.38% 2.13% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 2.71% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Staffordshire median daily rate - £345 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.34% +77.17%
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £415 £350
% change year-on-year +8.43% +18.57% -20.00%
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 206 295 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 77.44% 78.67% 80.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 198 165
Staffordshire median daily rate £378 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.86% - +1.82%
10th Percentile £275 £212 £263
90th Percentile £463 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £12.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +101.53% -15.90%
10th Percentile £10.99 £19.65 £9.27
90th Percentile £48.50 £73.50 £18.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.05% +10.00% -11.11%

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 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
Stoke-on-Trent +12 9 - - 3
BDD
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for BDD.

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Web Development
1 9 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 9 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 9 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Sass
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET

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 8 (88.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) C# Developer
3 4 (44.44%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Software Developer
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Web Developer
5 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) Sass
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Web Development
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET