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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 138 158 193
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +35
Contract jobs citing User Stories 66 68 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.11% 0.93% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.22% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 21
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£465 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £145 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+20.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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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
4547 5580 5608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.56% 76.54% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3496 4115 4176
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 91
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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.

1 103 (76.30%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.15%) Java
2 38 (28.15%) TDD
3 36 (26.67%) Scrum
4 27 (20.00%) BDD
5 25 (18.52%) Finance
5 25 (18.52%) SQL
5 25 (18.52%) Data Modelling
6 23 (17.04%) E-Commerce
6 23 (17.04%) Business Analysis
7 21 (15.56%) Banking
7 21 (15.56%) QA
8 19 (14.07%) Web Services
9 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (12.59%) Retail
11 16 (11.85%) CRM
12 15 (11.11%) SOA
12 15 (11.11%) XML
12 15 (11.11%) HTML
13 14 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
14 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
14 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
14 13 (9.63%) Data Analysis
14 13 (9.63%) JSON
15 12 (8.89%) Scala
15 12 (8.89%) Waterfall
15 12 (8.89%) Cucumber
15 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.96%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.96%) JBoss
3 3 (2.22%) Drupal
3 3 (2.22%) CMS
3 3 (2.22%) Confluence
4 1 (0.74%) WordPress
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) PowerPivot
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.74%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) Internet
2 2 (1.48%) AMQP
3 1 (0.74%) MVNO
3 1 (0.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.67%) Data Mart
3 8 (5.93%) ProClarity
4 6 (4.44%) MySQL
4 6 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.96%) Big Data
7 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.74%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.74%) QlikView
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Cucumber
2 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (5.93%) ERwin
3 7 (5.19%) JUnit
3 7 (5.19%) JIRA
3 7 (5.19%) Mockito
4 6 (4.44%) Subversion
4 6 (4.44%) Selenium
5 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.22%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.48%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.48%) WATIR
6 2 (1.48%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.48%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.74%) Concordion
7 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.74%) Spock
General
1 25 (18.52%) Finance
2 21 (15.56%) Banking
3 17 (12.59%) Retail
4 12 (8.89%) Front Office
5 11 (8.15%) Back Office
6 6 (4.44%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.44%) Marketing
7 4 (2.96%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.96%) Legal
8 3 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.22%) Publishing
9 2 (1.48%) Games
9 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.48%) Advertising
10 1 (0.74%) Electronics
10 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (50.37%) Analyst
2 64 (47.41%) Business Analyst
3 30 (22.22%) Developer
4 16 (11.85%) Java Developer
5 13 (9.63%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (5.19%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Scala Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Tester
7 6 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Siebel Business Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) ScrumMaster
8 5 (3.70%) Siebel Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) Architect
8 5 (3.70%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) QA Leader
9 4 (2.96%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.07%) Web Services
2 15 (11.11%) XML
2 15 (11.11%) HTML
3 13 (9.63%) JSON
4 10 (7.41%) Spring
5 9 (6.67%) CSS
6 8 (5.93%) MDX
6 8 (5.93%) RESTful
6 8 (5.93%) HTML5
7 7 (5.19%) REST
7 7 (5.19%) Ajax
8 5 (3.70%) XSLT
8 5 (3.70%) SOAP
8 5 (3.70%) .NET
8 5 (3.70%) CSS3
9 4 (2.96%) jQuery
9 4 (2.96%) JMS
9 4 (2.96%) Java EE
10 3 (2.22%) WPF
10 3 (2.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.15%) Open Source
3 10 (7.41%) User Experience
4 8 (5.93%) Mobile Payment
5 7 (5.19%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (5.19%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.96%) Derivative
7 3 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.22%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.22%) FMCG
7 3 (2.22%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.22%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.48%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.48%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.74%) Social Media
9 1 (0.74%) iPad
9 1 (0.74%) iPhone
9 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.41%) Linux
2 6 (4.44%) Windows
2 6 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.70%) Android
4 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (76.30%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.15%) TDD
3 36 (26.67%) Scrum
4 27 (20.00%) BDD
5 25 (18.52%) Data Modelling
6 23 (17.04%) E-Commerce
6 23 (17.04%) Business Analysis
7 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (11.85%) CRM
9 15 (11.11%) SOA
10 14 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (9.63%) Data Analysis
12 12 (8.89%) Waterfall
13 11 (8.15%) UML
14 10 (7.41%) Project Management
14 10 (7.41%) Integration Testing
14 10 (7.41%) Test Strategy
15 9 (6.67%) Kanban
15 9 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 38 (28.15%) Java
2 25 (18.52%) SQL
3 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.89%) Scala
5 9 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.70%) C#
7 4 (2.96%) Python
7 4 (2.96%) Ruby
8 3 (2.22%) C
8 3 (2.22%) PHP
9 2 (1.48%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.74%) XPath
10 1 (0.74%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.74%) Golang
10 1 (0.74%) PowerHouse
10 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.41%) Degree
2 6 (4.44%) ISEB
2 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.74%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.56%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.74%) GxP
2 1 (0.74%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) Puppet
1 2 (1.48%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.15%) Siebel
3 8 (5.93%) Cognos
3 8 (5.93%) Oracle
4 3 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.74%) Apple
6 1 (0.74%) Temenos
6 1 (0.74%) SAP
6 1 (0.74%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.74%) Canoo
6 1 (0.74%) hybris
6 1 (0.74%) Demandware
6 1 (0.74%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.74%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.74%) ATG
6 1 (0.74%) Google
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