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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 139 153 157
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 46 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 0.72% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.92% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 39
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£456 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £455 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
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
4047 4545 4410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.45% 76.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3161 3233 3373
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £27.58 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.87% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.89 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 76 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.39%) TDD
3 28 (27.45%) Java
4 23 (22.55%) JavaScript
5 22 (21.57%) Scrum
6 21 (20.59%) HTML
7 16 (15.69%) E-Commerce
8 15 (14.71%) Data Modelling
9 14 (13.73%) SQL
9 14 (13.73%) CRM
9 14 (13.73%) Business Analysis
9 14 (13.73%) QA
10 13 (12.75%) C#
11 12 (11.76%) .NET
11 12 (11.76%) Front Office
11 12 (11.76%) Back Office
11 12 (11.76%) Degree
11 12 (11.76%) Waterfall
11 12 (11.76%) BDD
12 11 (10.78%) Use Case
13 10 (9.80%) User Experience
14 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (8.82%) Siebel
14 9 (8.82%) ERP
15 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
15 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
15 8 (7.84%) Test Scripting
16 7 (6.86%) jQuery
16 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (6.86%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.98%) SAS
3 1 (0.98%) CMS
3 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.98%) Drupal
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) SNMP
1 1 (0.98%) DNS
1 1 (0.98%) Internet
1 1 (0.98%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.98%) Triplestore
3 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.98%) MySQL
3 1 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (6.86%) Cucumber
2 6 (5.88%) JIRA
3 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.92%) Selenium
5 3 (2.94%) Subversion
5 3 (2.94%) JUnit
5 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.94%) Behat
6 2 (1.96%) Checkstyle
6 2 (1.96%) jMock
6 2 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.96%) Mockito
7 1 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.98%) Sahi
7 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.98%) WATIR
7 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.98%) Toad
General
1 12 (11.76%) Front Office
1 12 (11.76%) Back Office
2 7 (6.86%) Banking
3 5 (4.90%) Retail
4 4 (3.92%) Finance
4 4 (3.92%) Games
5 3 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.94%) Legal
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.96%) French Language
6 2 (1.96%) Automotive
6 2 (1.96%) Law
6 2 (1.96%) Publishing
7 1 (0.98%) German Language
7 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (36.27%) Analyst
2 36 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 34 (33.33%) Developer
4 20 (19.61%) Java Developer
5 15 (14.71%) Senior Developer
6 13 (12.75%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (10.78%) Agile Java Developer
8 10 (9.80%) Agile Business Analyst
9 9 (8.82%) Tester
10 5 (4.90%) QA Tester
10 5 (4.90%) Siebel Analyst
10 5 (4.90%) Product Owner
10 5 (4.90%) Siebel Business Analyst
11 4 (3.92%) ScrumMaster
12 3 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 3 (2.94%) SharePoint Developer
12 3 (2.94%) CRM Developer
12 3 (2.94%) Technical Business Analyst
12 3 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
12 3 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.59%) HTML
2 12 (11.76%) .NET
3 7 (6.86%) CSS
3 7 (6.86%) Web Services
3 7 (6.86%) XML
3 7 (6.86%) jQuery
4 5 (4.90%) HTML5
4 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.90%) Spring
5 3 (2.94%) JSON
5 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.94%) Backbone.js
5 3 (2.94%) REST
5 3 (2.94%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.96%) WinForms
6 2 (1.96%) J2EE
6 2 (1.96%) XSLT
6 2 (1.96%) CSS3
6 2 (1.96%) RESTful
6 2 (1.96%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) User Experience
2 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.92%) NHS
5 3 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.94%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.96%) Open Source
7 1 (0.98%) Social Media
7 1 (0.98%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.98%) Derivative
7 1 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.98%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.98%) Human Factors
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.94%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Android
3 2 (1.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.39%) TDD
3 22 (21.57%) Scrum
4 16 (15.69%) E-Commerce
5 15 (14.71%) Data Modelling
6 14 (13.73%) CRM
6 14 (13.73%) Business Analysis
7 12 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 12 (11.76%) BDD
8 11 (10.78%) Use Case
9 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.82%) ERP
10 8 (7.84%) Test Scripting
11 7 (6.86%) UML
11 7 (6.86%) Pair Programming
12 6 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.88%) Test Automation
13 5 (4.90%) SOA
13 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.45%) Java
2 23 (22.55%) JavaScript
3 14 (13.73%) SQL
4 13 (12.75%) C#
5 3 (2.94%) Python
5 3 (2.94%) Ruby
6 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.96%) Scala
7 1 (0.98%) VBA
7 1 (0.98%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.98%) C
7 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (3.92%) ISEB
3 3 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) VCP4
5 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.73%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) WAI
3 1 (0.98%) GxP
3 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 9 (8.82%) Siebel
2 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (1.96%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.98%) Canoo
5 1 (0.98%) hybris
5 1 (0.98%) Akamai
5 1 (0.98%) Demandware
5 1 (0.98%) SAP
5 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.98%) Primavera
5 1 (0.98%) ATG
5 1 (0.98%) FatWire
5 1 (0.98%) Serena
5 1 (0.98%) Endeca
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £280 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago