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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 155 130 155
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Contract jobs citing User Stories 46 72 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.87% 1.22% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.58% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 56
Average daily rate
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£406 £465 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% +16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £609 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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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
4250 4545 5725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.23% 77.24% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3354 3372 4264
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £56.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 81 (77.88%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.69%) Scrum
3 24 (23.08%) Business Analysis
4 21 (20.19%) Use Case
5 19 (18.27%) QA
5 19 (18.27%) TDD
5 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (17.31%) Finance
6 18 (17.31%) JIRA
7 15 (14.42%) Waterfall
8 14 (13.46%) Open Source
8 14 (13.46%) JavaScript
9 13 (12.50%) Java
9 13 (12.50%) Project Management
9 13 (12.50%) Software Delivery
9 13 (12.50%) User Experience
10 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (10.58%) Test Scripting
11 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
11 11 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (10.58%) HTML
11 11 (10.58%) Web Services
11 11 (10.58%) Banking
12 10 (9.62%) E-Commerce
12 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
12 10 (9.62%) Cucumber
12 10 (9.62%) BDD
13 9 (8.65%) CRM
13 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
13 9 (8.65%) Oracle

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.81%) Confluence
3 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.96%) CMS
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.96%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.85%) MS Office
4 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (0.96%) GitHub
1 1 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Internet
2 5 (4.81%) AMQP
3 2 (1.92%) LDAP
4 1 (0.96%) Broadband
4 1 (0.96%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.96%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) MySQL
1 5 (4.81%) MongoDB
1 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
1 5 (4.81%) Big Data
1 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.92%) DB2
4 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (17.31%) JIRA
2 10 (9.62%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.69%) JUnit
4 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.77%) Subversion
6 5 (4.81%) Selenium
6 5 (4.81%) Mercurial
7 4 (3.85%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.85%) Ant
8 3 (2.88%) Axure RP
8 3 (2.88%) Gradle
8 3 (2.88%) JMeter
8 3 (2.88%) Maven
8 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.92%) Behat
9 2 (1.92%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.96%) Redmine
10 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (17.31%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Banking
3 8 (7.69%) Retail
4 4 (3.85%) Front Office
5 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.92%) German Language
6 2 (1.92%) Japanese Language
6 2 (1.92%) Back Office
6 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.92%) Law
7 1 (0.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.96%) Advertising
7 1 (0.96%) Billing
7 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (57.69%) Analyst
2 54 (51.92%) Business Analyst
3 18 (17.31%) Developer
4 10 (9.62%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (8.65%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (8.65%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Product Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.81%) CRM Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) CRM Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Tester
9 3 (2.88%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (2.88%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) HTML
1 11 (10.58%) Web Services
2 8 (7.69%) .NET
3 6 (5.77%) JMS
3 6 (5.77%) JSON
4 4 (3.85%) jQuery
4 4 (3.85%) REST
4 4 (3.85%) SOAP
4 4 (3.85%) Java EE
4 4 (3.85%) CSS
5 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.88%) EJB
5 3 (2.88%) HTML5
5 3 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.88%) RESTful
6 2 (1.92%) JPA
6 2 (1.92%) WPF
6 2 (1.92%) D3.js
6 2 (1.92%) CSS3
6 2 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.50%) User Experience
3 3 (2.88%) NHS
3 3 (2.88%) Credit Risk
3 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.92%) Derivative
5 1 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.96%) Social Network
5 1 (0.96%) APACS
5 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Windows
3 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (77.88%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.69%) Scrum
3 24 (23.08%) Business Analysis
4 21 (20.19%) Use Case
5 19 (18.27%) TDD
6 15 (14.42%) Waterfall
7 14 (13.46%) Open Source
8 13 (12.50%) Project Management
8 13 (12.50%) Software Delivery
9 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (10.58%) Test Scripting
11 10 (9.62%) BDD
11 10 (9.62%) E-Commerce
12 9 (8.65%) CRM
13 8 (7.69%) SDLC
14 7 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
15 6 (5.77%) Configuration Management
15 6 (5.77%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.46%) JavaScript
2 13 (12.50%) Java
3 8 (7.69%) SQL
4 6 (5.77%) C#
5 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.88%) Scala
6 3 (2.88%) CoffeeScript
6 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.92%) Ruby
7 2 (1.92%) Groovy
7 2 (1.92%) PHP
8 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.77%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.92%) ISEB
4 2 (1.92%) IIBA
5 1 (0.96%) CBAP
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.92%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Puppet
1 5 (4.81%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) Oracle
3 6 (5.77%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.81%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.81%) Guidewire
5 4 (3.85%) hybris
6 1 (0.96%) ATG
6 1 (0.96%) IBM
6 1 (0.96%) Sun
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago