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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 42 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.84% - 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% - 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£386 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
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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
408 379 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.34% 66.49% 62.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 239 135
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -40.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.15 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £18.25 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 January 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) Coaching
4 5 (29.41%) Data Governance
4 5 (29.41%) Business Transformation
4 5 (29.41%) Open Source
4 5 (29.41%) Kanban
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Use Case
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Refactoring
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.76%) CouchDB
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Spring
7 2 (11.76%) SAP
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
7 2 (11.76%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.88%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) CouchDB
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) Couchbase
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Business Analyst
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Coach
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) Spring
2 2 (11.76%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (11.76%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Coaching
4 5 (29.41%) Data Governance
4 5 (29.41%) Business Transformation
4 5 (29.41%) Kanban
5 4 (23.53%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Use Case
7 2 (11.76%) Refactoring
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
7 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle