The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
London / City of London
Rank 108 101 146
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +45
Contract jobs citing User Stories 42 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.42% 1.56% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.80% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 35
Median daily rate £450 £399 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £501 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2505 2719 4290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.54% 86.65% 82.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1979 2157 3349
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 33
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London 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 the City of London

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the City of London region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the City of London region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (43.53%) Scrum
3 23 (27.06%) Finance
4 22 (25.88%) Kanban
5 21 (24.71%) TDD
5 21 (24.71%) HTML
6 20 (23.53%) User Experience
7 14 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
7 14 (16.47%) HTML5
8 12 (14.12%) CSS
8 12 (14.12%) Project Management
9 10 (11.76%) Java
9 10 (11.76%) Business Analysis
9 10 (11.76%) Use Case
9 10 (11.76%) CSS3
9 10 (11.76%) REST
9 10 (11.76%) Wireframes
10 9 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (10.59%) Risk Management
11 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
11 8 (9.41%) JIRA
11 8 (9.41%) Banking
11 8 (9.41%) Retail
11 8 (9.41%) BDD
12 7 (8.24%) DevOps
12 7 (8.24%) MongoDB
12 7 (8.24%) Ajax
12 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
13 6 (7.06%) Migration

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (7.06%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.18%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
3 1 (1.18%) Drupal
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
3 1 (1.18%) Magnolia
3 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) InVision
1 2 (2.35%) MS Office
1 2 (2.35%) MS Project
1 2 (2.35%) UXPin
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.18%) Magento
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.18%) AMQP
2 1 (1.18%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.06%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (5.88%) MySQL
3 5 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.18%) Big Data
6 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.18%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) JIRA
2 6 (7.06%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.88%) Selenium
4 3 (3.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.53%) Subversion
5 2 (2.35%) Ant
5 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.35%) gulp
5 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.18%) Appium
6 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.18%) JMeter
6 1 (1.18%) JUnit
6 1 (1.18%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.18%) XMLSpy
General
1 23 (27.06%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Banking
2 8 (9.41%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Marketing
4 4 (4.71%) Advertising
4 4 (4.71%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.71%) Front Office
4 4 (4.71%) Games
4 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Automotive
6 2 (2.35%) Back Office
6 2 (2.35%) French Language
7 1 (1.18%) Electronics
7 1 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (1.18%) Local Government
7 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (44.71%) Analyst
2 36 (42.35%) Business Analyst
3 17 (20.00%) Developer
4 10 (11.76%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Digital Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Digital Business Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Scrum Master
8 5 (5.88%) Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Digital Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Designer
9 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) UX Designer
10 3 (3.53%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Digital Project Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Murex Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Murex Business Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Product Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.71%) HTML
2 14 (16.47%) HTML5
3 12 (14.12%) CSS
4 10 (11.76%) CSS3
4 10 (11.76%) REST
5 7 (8.24%) Ajax
6 6 (7.06%) .NET
6 6 (7.06%) Django
6 6 (7.06%) JSON
6 6 (7.06%) Web Services
7 5 (5.88%) Play Framework
7 5 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (3.53%) RESTful
9 3 (3.53%) SOAP
9 3 (3.53%) Spring
9 3 (3.53%) Velocity
10 2 (2.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) User Experience
2 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.71%) Semantic Web
3 3 (3.53%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) Derivative
4 2 (2.35%) Equities
4 2 (2.35%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (2.35%) Fintech
4 2 (2.35%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.35%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) IPTV
5 1 (1.18%) Social Media
5 1 (1.18%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Windows
2 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.35%) Android
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) CentOS
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (43.53%) Scrum
3 22 (25.88%) Kanban
4 21 (24.71%) TDD
5 14 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (14.12%) Project Management
7 10 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 10 (11.76%) Use Case
7 10 (11.76%) Wireframes
8 9 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.59%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.41%) BDD
9 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.24%) Configuration Management
10 7 (8.24%) DevOps
11 6 (7.06%) BPMN
11 6 (7.06%) Migration
11 6 (7.06%) Open Source
11 6 (7.06%) Prototyping
12 5 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
2 10 (11.76%) Java
3 6 (7.06%) C#
3 6 (7.06%) SQL
4 5 (5.88%) Ruby
4 5 (5.88%) Scala
5 4 (4.71%) PHP
6 2 (2.35%) Python
6 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.18%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.18%) BeanShell
7 1 (1.18%) ES6
7 1 (1.18%) Go
7 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) Degree
2 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) APMP
3 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.18%) ISEB
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) GAAP
2 1 (1.18%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (5.88%) Atlassian
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.53%) Murex
4 2 (2.35%) Adobe
4 2 (2.35%) Google
4 2 (2.35%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.18%) Apple
5 1 (1.18%) OpenText
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle
5 1 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.18%) RedDot
5 1 (1.18%) SAP
5 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.18%) Workday
5 1 (1.18%) WorldPay
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago