The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 52 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 0.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
385 352 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 62.50% 67.82% 62.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 193 210
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.06 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
User Stories
West Midlands

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 16 April 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) UML
1 6 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 6 (66.67%) Use Case
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (33.33%) BPMN
3 3 (33.33%) hybris
3 3 (33.33%) Spring MVC
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 3 (33.33%) JSF
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) Ajax
3 3 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (33.33%) Struts
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) Cognos
3 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) DHTML
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
1 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Spring MVC
1 3 (33.33%) Spring
1 3 (33.33%) JSF
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
1 3 (33.33%) Ajax
1 3 (33.33%) Struts
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) DHTML
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) UML
1 6 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 6 (66.67%) Use Case
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) BPMN
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) hybris
1 3 (33.33%) Cognos
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Business Objects