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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 149 165 168
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 47 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.84% 0.56% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.72% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 26
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£450 £428 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £316 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
User Stories
London

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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 90 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.81%) Scrum
2 34 (28.81%) TDD
3 31 (26.27%) Java
4 22 (18.64%) E-Commerce
4 22 (18.64%) Business Analysis
5 21 (17.80%) Banking
5 21 (17.80%) Data Modelling
6 20 (16.95%) SQL
6 20 (16.95%) BDD
7 18 (15.25%) QA
8 17 (14.41%) Finance
9 16 (13.56%) JavaScript
9 16 (13.56%) HTML
10 15 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (11.86%) Front Office
11 14 (11.86%) Waterfall
12 13 (11.02%) Web Services
12 13 (11.02%) CRM
12 13 (11.02%) Use Case
13 12 (10.17%) Retail
13 12 (10.17%) Degree
13 12 (10.17%) Back Office
14 11 (9.32%) Siebel
14 11 (9.32%) User Experience
15 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (8.47%) SOA
15 10 (8.47%) XML
15 10 (8.47%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (1.69%) SAS
1 2 (1.69%) CMS
1 2 (1.69%) Drupal
1 2 (1.69%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.85%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) SNMP
1 1 (0.85%) Internet
1 1 (0.85%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.08%) Data Mart
3 5 (4.24%) ProClarity
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) QlikView
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) JIRA
2 7 (5.93%) JUnit
3 6 (5.08%) Selenium
4 5 (4.24%) ERwin
4 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (3.39%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.39%) Subversion
6 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.69%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.69%) Mockito
7 2 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.69%) Checkstyle
7 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.85%) ChangeMan
8 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.85%) WATIR
General
1 21 (17.80%) Banking
2 17 (14.41%) Finance
3 14 (11.86%) Front Office
4 12 (10.17%) Back Office
4 12 (10.17%) Retail
5 6 (5.08%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.39%) Publishing
6 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.54%) Marketing
7 3 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.54%) Legal
8 2 (1.69%) Automotive
8 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.69%) French Language
8 2 (1.69%) Games
9 1 (0.85%) German Language
9 1 (0.85%) Electronics
9 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (51.69%) Analyst
2 57 (48.31%) Business Analyst
3 26 (22.03%) Developer
4 17 (14.41%) Java Developer
5 13 (11.02%) Senior Developer
6 12 (10.17%) Agile Business Analyst
7 11 (9.32%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Agile Java Developer
8 7 (5.93%) ScrumMaster
9 6 (5.08%) Scala Developer
9 6 (5.08%) Tester
10 5 (4.24%) Siebel Business Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Payments Business Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Siebel Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Product Owner
11 4 (3.39%) QA Leader
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.56%) HTML
2 13 (11.02%) Web Services
3 10 (8.47%) XML
4 6 (5.08%) Spring
4 6 (5.08%) RESTful
5 5 (4.24%) JSON
5 5 (4.24%) MDX
5 5 (4.24%) .NET
5 5 (4.24%) CSS
6 4 (3.39%) HTML5
7 3 (2.54%) J2EE
7 3 (2.54%) XSLT
7 3 (2.54%) jQuery
8 2 (1.69%) XSD
8 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.69%) Servlets
8 2 (1.69%) SOAP
8 2 (1.69%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.69%) WCF
8 2 (1.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) User Experience
2 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.93%) Mobile Banking
3 7 (5.93%) Mobile Payment
4 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.39%) Open Source
6 3 (2.54%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.54%) Derivative
7 2 (1.69%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.85%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.85%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.85%) EPoS
8 1 (0.85%) DTV
8 1 (0.85%) BBC
8 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.39%) Windows
1 4 (3.39%) Linux
2 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.81%) TDD
2 34 (28.81%) Scrum
3 22 (18.64%) Business Analysis
3 22 (18.64%) E-Commerce
4 21 (17.80%) Data Modelling
5 20 (16.95%) BDD
6 15 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (11.86%) Waterfall
8 13 (11.02%) Use Case
8 13 (11.02%) CRM
9 10 (8.47%) SOA
9 10 (8.47%) UML
10 9 (7.63%) ERP
10 9 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (7.63%) Data Analysis
11 8 (6.78%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.93%) Test Strategy
12 7 (5.93%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.27%) Java
2 20 (16.95%) SQL
3 16 (13.56%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.78%) Scala
5 7 (5.93%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.08%) C#
7 3 (2.54%) Python
7 3 (2.54%) Ruby
8 2 (1.69%) C
8 2 (1.69%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) SPARQL
9 1 (0.85%) VBA
9 1 (0.85%) Golang
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) Degree
2 6 (5.08%) ISEB
3 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.25%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.85%) GxP
2 1 (0.85%) Basel II
Vendors
1 11 (9.32%) Siebel
2 9 (7.63%) Oracle
3 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.24%) Cognos
5 2 (1.69%) SAP
5 2 (1.69%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.85%) Primavera
6 1 (0.85%) ATG
6 1 (0.85%) FatWire
6 1 (0.85%) Serena
6 1 (0.85%) Endeca
6 1 (0.85%) Google
6 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.85%) Canoo
6 1 (0.85%) hybris
6 1 (0.85%) Demandware
6 1 (0.85%) Temenos
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