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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 54 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 16 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.02% 0.14% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.18% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 4
Median daily rate £250 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.49% +4.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
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
654 564 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.37% 76.63% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 376 318
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £19.50 £7.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Web Development
2 12 (54.55%) User Experience
2 12 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (54.55%) Translating Business Requirements
3 11 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 11 (50.00%) QA
3 11 (50.00%) Use Case
3 11 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 11 (50.00%) UML
3 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Document Management
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (4.55%) Marketing
7 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (4.55%) Finance
7 1 (4.55%) Migration

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) PVCS
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Analyst
1 15 (68.18%) Business Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Digital Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum Master
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (4.55%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Web Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (54.55%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Translating Business Requirements
2 12 (54.55%) Web Development
3 11 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 11 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 11 (50.00%) UML
3 11 (50.00%) Use Case
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Document Management
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle