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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 152 166 155
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 40 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.79% 0.60% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.77% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 33
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£425 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £460 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +26.92%
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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
3988 4651 4352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.71% 77.43% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3120 3413 3332
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 77
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 80 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.43%) TDD
3 31 (29.52%) Java
4 29 (27.62%) Scrum
5 20 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 20 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 19 (18.10%) Banking
7 18 (17.14%) QA
7 18 (17.14%) HTML
8 17 (16.19%) Data Modelling
8 17 (16.19%) Business Analysis
9 16 (15.24%) BDD
9 16 (15.24%) Front Office
10 15 (14.29%) Degree
11 14 (13.33%) Waterfall
12 13 (12.38%) Finance
12 13 (12.38%) CRM
13 12 (11.43%) Use Case
13 12 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (10.48%) Siebel
14 11 (10.48%) SQL
14 11 (10.48%) Back Office
14 11 (10.48%) User Experience
15 10 (9.52%) Web Services
16 9 (8.57%) ERP
16 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (7.62%) SOA
17 8 (7.62%) Oracle
18 7 (6.67%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.90%) SAS
1 2 (1.90%) CMS
1 2 (1.90%) Drupal
2 1 (0.95%) Confluence
2 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) MS Project
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.95%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) SNMP
1 1 (0.95%) Internet
1 1 (0.95%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.95%) DB2
3 1 (0.95%) QlikView
3 1 (0.95%) Big Data
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.95%) Triplestore
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) JIRA
2 6 (5.71%) JUnit
3 5 (4.76%) Selenium
3 5 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.81%) Subversion
5 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.90%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.90%) Mockito
6 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.90%) Checkstyle
6 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.95%) Toad
7 1 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.95%) ChangeMan
7 1 (0.95%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.95%) WATIR
7 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (18.10%) Banking
2 16 (15.24%) Front Office
3 13 (12.38%) Finance
4 11 (10.48%) Back Office
5 6 (5.71%) Retail
6 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.86%) Publishing
7 3 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.90%) Automotive
8 2 (1.90%) Legal
8 2 (1.90%) Games
8 2 (1.90%) Marketing
8 2 (1.90%) French Language
9 1 (0.95%) German Language
9 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.95%) Advertising
9 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.95%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (42.86%) Analyst
2 42 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 27 (25.71%) Developer
4 18 (17.14%) Java Developer
5 15 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 13 (12.38%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (10.48%) Agile Business Analyst
8 10 (9.52%) Agile Java Developer
9 8 (7.62%) Tester
10 5 (4.76%) Siebel Business Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Siebel Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) ScrumMaster
10 5 (4.76%) Scala Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Product Owner
10 5 (4.76%) Payments Business Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Tester
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Business Analyst
12 3 (2.86%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) HTML
2 10 (9.52%) Web Services
3 7 (6.67%) XML
4 6 (5.71%) .NET
5 5 (4.76%) CSS
5 5 (4.76%) Spring
5 5 (4.76%) RESTful
6 4 (3.81%) HTML5
6 4 (3.81%) JSON
6 4 (3.81%) jQuery
7 2 (1.90%) REST
7 2 (1.90%) Backbone.js
7 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.90%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.90%) WinForms
7 2 (1.90%) Spring MVC
7 2 (1.90%) WCF
7 2 (1.90%) WPF
7 2 (1.90%) LINQ
7 2 (1.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) User Experience
2 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
3 7 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
3 7 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.86%) Open Source
5 2 (1.90%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.90%) Derivative
6 1 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.95%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.95%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.95%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.95%) EPoS
6 1 (0.95%) NHS
6 1 (0.95%) DTV
6 1 (0.95%) BBC
6 1 (0.95%) Social Media
6 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.86%) Windows
2 3 (2.86%) Linux
2 3 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.43%) TDD
3 29 (27.62%) Scrum
4 20 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 17 (16.19%) Data Modelling
5 17 (16.19%) Business Analysis
6 16 (15.24%) BDD
7 14 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 13 (12.38%) CRM
9 12 (11.43%) Use Case
9 12 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.57%) ERP
11 8 (7.62%) SOA
12 7 (6.67%) Test Automation
13 6 (5.71%) Integration Testing
13 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (5.71%) UML
13 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (5.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.52%) Java
2 20 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.48%) SQL
4 7 (6.67%) C#
5 6 (5.71%) Scala
6 3 (2.86%) Ruby
7 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.90%) PHP
7 2 (1.90%) Python
8 1 (0.95%) C
8 1 (0.95%) VBA
8 1 (0.95%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 15 (14.29%) Degree
2 5 (4.76%) ISEB
3 3 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.14%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.95%) GxP
Vendors
1 11 (10.48%) Siebel
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.90%) SAP
4 2 (1.90%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.95%) Canoo
5 1 (0.95%) hybris
5 1 (0.95%) Akamai
5 1 (0.95%) Demandware
5 1 (0.95%) Temenos
5 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.95%) Primavera
5 1 (0.95%) ATG
5 1 (0.95%) FatWire
5 1 (0.95%) Serena
5 1 (0.95%) Endeca
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago