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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 53 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 0.18% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.29% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£225 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 - £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +44.00%
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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
441 344 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.91% 63.24% 66.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 201 179
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.92 £9.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Web Services
4 6 (37.50%) Coaching
5 5 (31.25%) Data Governance
5 5 (31.25%) Business Transformation
5 5 (31.25%) Open Source
5 5 (31.25%) Kanban
6 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) Use Case
8 2 (12.50%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
9 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
9 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
9 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) CouchDB
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
1 12 (75.00%) Business Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Business Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Coach
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
2 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceStack
2 1 (6.25%) NancyFx
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Coaching
4 5 (31.25%) Data Governance
4 5 (31.25%) Kanban
4 5 (31.25%) Business Transformation
5 4 (25.00%) MVC
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Use Case
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.25%) ATDD
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) VCP4
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
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