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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 55 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.29% 1.49% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 2.12% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate £375 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
User Stories
West Midlands

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
523 425 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.14% 70.25% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 262 245
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 3 (100.00%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Sitefinity
2 2 (66.67%) Umbraco
2 2 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (66.67%) Sitecore
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Interwoven
2 2 (66.67%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Sitefinity
1 2 (66.67%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
General
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) CMS Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Information Management
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Interwoven
1 2 (66.67%) Sitecore
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago