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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 46 - 63
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 16 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.12% - 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 1
Median daily rate £430 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
579 542 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.69% 76.12% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 343 324
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £584 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.59 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) User Experience
3 12 (37.50%) Web Development
4 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (34.38%) Translating Business Requirements
5 10 (31.25%) Project Planning
5 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 10 (31.25%) QA
5 10 (31.25%) Use Case
5 10 (31.25%) Risk Management
5 10 (31.25%) UML
6 9 (28.13%) Scrum
7 7 (21.88%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (21.88%) Project Management
8 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.50%) CRM
8 4 (12.50%) Change Management
8 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Coaching
9 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.38%) JIRA
9 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
9 3 (9.38%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
9 3 (9.38%) HTML
10 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 2 (6.25%) Finance

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 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (9.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Grunt
3 1 (3.13%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) PVCS
3 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Analyst
1 21 (65.63%) Business Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Digital Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Digital Business Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) CRM Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Scrum Master
7 1 (3.13%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Head of Business Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Product Owner
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) HTML5
2 2 (6.25%) Node.js
2 2 (6.25%) Sass
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) User Experience
2 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Web Development
3 11 (34.38%) Translating Business Requirements
4 10 (31.25%) Project Planning
4 10 (31.25%) Risk Management
4 10 (31.25%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 10 (31.25%) UML
4 10 (31.25%) Use Case
5 9 (28.13%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (21.88%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Change Management
7 4 (12.50%) Coaching
7 4 (12.50%) CRM
8 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
9 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.25%) Document Management
9 2 (6.25%) Matrix Management
9 2 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle