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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 54 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.50% 0.48% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.61% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £475 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £375 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
478 491 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.01% 78.18% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 309 272
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 13
Median hourly rate £18.39 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.16% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) CRM
3 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Web Development
4 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) Change Management
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) User Experience
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.11%) Product Management
6 2 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) Web Services
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (11.11%) Coaching

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 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Grunt
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Business Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) CRM Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) CRM Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Product Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Head of Business Analysis
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) Node.js
2 2 (11.11%) Sass
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Change Management
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Web Development
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) Coaching
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Open Source
6 2 (11.11%) Product Management
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) SDLC
7 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) EPiServer
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