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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 55 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.56% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.80% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£495 £500 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +63.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £33.16 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-1.01% +6.97%
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
558 498 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.70% 69.85% 69.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 308 240
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 2
Average hourly rate £27.25 £15.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.66% -91.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceStack
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (33.33%) NancyFx
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
1 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceStack
1 1 (33.33%) NancyFx
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#