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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 59 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.92% 0.24% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.32% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £300 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+30.16% -68.72%
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
599 618 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.61% 74.82% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 420 258
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 13
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.85 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Use Case
2 5 (50.00%) Web Development
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (40.00%) User Experience
3 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (40.00%) QA
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (40.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Interwoven
4 2 (20.00%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (20.00%) CMS
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (20.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (20.00%) Content Management
4 2 (20.00%) Information Management
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (20.00%) Sitefinity
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365

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 2 (20.00%) CMS
1 2 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (20.00%) Sitefinity
1 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Digital Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) CMS Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Use Case
2 5 (50.00%) Web Development
3 4 (40.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (40.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Content Management
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (20.00%) Information Management
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing Automation
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Interwoven
1 2 (20.00%) Sitecore