The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 50 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.24% 0.15% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.19% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Median daily rate £420 £301 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.76% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £301 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £301 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
512 519 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.63% 79.72% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 337 272
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Birmingham region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Project Management
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (19.05%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) HTML
6 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (14.29%) Change Management
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (14.29%) Kanban
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (9.52%) SOLID
7 2 (9.52%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) User Experience
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
7 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
7 2 (9.52%) Planning Poker
7 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (9.52%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) MPLS
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
1 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
1 11 (52.38%) Business Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Business Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Manager
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Product Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Head of Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) LAN/WAN Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
2 2 (9.52%) WCF
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 7 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (19.05%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) Change Management
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Kanban
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Product Management
7 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.52%) Use Case
7 2 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian