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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 53 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.56% 0.45% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.59% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 9
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 £400 £375 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
573 508 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.28% 76.74% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 321 306
Median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Web Development
2 7 (28.00%) Scrum
2 7 (28.00%) User Experience
3 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Project Management
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) CRM
4 5 (20.00%) UML
4 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (20.00%) Use Case
4 5 (20.00%) QA
4 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 5 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Change Management
5 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (12.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Coaching
7 2 (8.00%) Grunt
7 2 (8.00%) Sass
7 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (8.00%) JIRA
7 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.00%) Open Source

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 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Grunt
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
1 16 (64.00%) Business Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Digital Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) CRM Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.00%) CRM Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Digital Product Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Head of Business Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) HTML5
2 2 (8.00%) Node.js
2 2 (8.00%) Sass
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) User Experience
2 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Scrum
2 7 (28.00%) Web Development
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Project Management
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) CRM
4 5 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 5 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (20.00%) UML
4 5 (20.00%) Use Case
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Coaching
7 2 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (8.00%) Open Source
7 2 (8.00%) Product Management
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) EPiServer
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