The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 123 156 202
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +46
Contract jobs citing User Stories 72 66 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.26% 0.94% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.24% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 51 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +0.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £53.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -52.30%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4308 5334 5815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.54% 75.69% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3204 4002 4307
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 101 83
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.97 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% +10.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.40 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.23 £59.00 £49.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
User Stories
London

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 76 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.82%) Scrum
3 30 (22.73%) BDD
4 28 (21.21%) TDD
5 24 (18.18%) Java
6 21 (15.91%) SQL
7 20 (15.15%) Finance
8 18 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (12.88%) Business Analysis
10 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
10 16 (12.12%) Cucumber
11 15 (11.36%) HTML
11 15 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (10.61%) QA
12 14 (10.61%) XML
12 14 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (10.61%) Microsoft
12 14 (10.61%) Open Source
13 13 (9.85%) ISEB
13 13 (9.85%) CSS
13 13 (9.85%) JSON
13 13 (9.85%) Kanban
13 13 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (9.85%) Content Management
14 12 (9.09%) Retail
14 12 (9.09%) MDX
14 12 (9.09%) Web Services
14 12 (9.09%) Internet
14 12 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (8.33%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 10 (7.58%) CMS
2 5 (3.79%) Drupal
3 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.27%) WordPress
4 3 (2.27%) Confluence
5 2 (1.52%) Documentum
6 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.79%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.03%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Office
4 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.76%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (1.52%) AMQP
3 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.06%) MySQL
4 7 (5.30%) Data Mart
4 7 (5.30%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.30%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.55%) ProClarity
6 4 (3.03%) Big Data
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.76%) SSDT
9 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (12.12%) Cucumber
2 11 (8.33%) Selenium
3 9 (6.82%) WebDriver
4 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (4.55%) Mockito
5 6 (4.55%) JIRA
5 6 (4.55%) ERwin
6 4 (3.03%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.03%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.03%) Subversion
7 2 (1.52%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.52%) WATIR
7 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.52%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.76%) JBehave
8 1 (0.76%) JMeter
8 1 (0.76%) Xcode
8 1 (0.76%) Ant
8 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (15.15%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Retail
3 11 (8.33%) Marketing
4 6 (4.55%) Legal
4 6 (4.55%) Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.27%) Front Office
6 2 (1.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.76%) German Language
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (46.97%) Analyst
2 57 (43.18%) Business Analyst
3 19 (14.39%) Developer
4 12 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.30%) Architect
6 7 (5.30%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Tester
7 6 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.79%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Technical Business Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Designer
10 3 (2.27%) Market Risk Business Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.36%) HTML
2 14 (10.61%) XML
3 13 (9.85%) CSS
3 13 (9.85%) JSON
4 12 (9.09%) MDX
4 12 (9.09%) Web Services
5 9 (6.82%) REST
6 8 (6.06%) HTML5
7 7 (5.30%) jQuery
7 7 (5.30%) Spring
7 7 (5.30%) Ajax
8 6 (4.55%) .NET
8 6 (4.55%) CSS3
9 5 (3.79%) SOAP
9 5 (3.79%) JMS
10 4 (3.03%) Java EE
11 3 (2.27%) Django
11 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.27%) RESTful
11 3 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Open Source
2 7 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.03%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.27%) Market Risk
6 3 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.27%) FMCG
6 3 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.27%) Derivative
7 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.52%) New Media
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.76%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.76%) Replication
8 1 (0.76%) iPhone
8 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.55%) Linux
1 6 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.03%) Android
3 3 (2.27%) Windows
4 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.82%) Scrum
3 30 (22.73%) BDD
4 28 (21.21%) TDD
5 18 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (12.88%) Business Analysis
7 15 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (9.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (9.85%) Content Management
8 13 (9.85%) Kanban
9 12 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.33%) SOA
10 11 (8.33%) Test Scripting
11 10 (7.58%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.58%) Data Modelling
11 10 (7.58%) Project Management
11 10 (7.58%) Product Management
11 10 (7.58%) Test Automation
12 9 (6.82%) UML
13 8 (6.06%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.18%) Java
2 21 (15.91%) SQL
3 10 (7.58%) T-SQL
3 10 (7.58%) C#
4 9 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.06%) Ruby
6 7 (5.30%) Scala
7 5 (3.79%) PHP
7 5 (3.79%) Python
8 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.52%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.52%) Perl
8 2 (1.52%) C
8 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.76%) Golang
9 1 (0.76%) XPath
9 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) ISEB
2 8 (6.06%) Degree
3 5 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.79%) CBAP
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) IIBA
6 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.61%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) Puppet
1 2 (1.52%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.55%) Cognos
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle
3 4 (3.03%) JBoss
4 3 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.52%) Hummingbird
5 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.76%) Apple
6 1 (0.76%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.76%) HP
6 1 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.76%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) Tableau
6 1 (0.76%) Rackspace
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LA International
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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I3
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago