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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 88 144 134
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -10
Contract jobs citing User Stories 74 58 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.21% 1.03% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 1.28% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 44 64
Median daily rate £450 £420 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
2848 4518 4846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.94% 80.18% 79.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2330 3554 3658
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the City of London region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 89 (71.20%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.40%) Scrum
3 29 (23.20%) Finance
4 27 (21.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (21.60%) Use Case
4 27 (21.60%) User Experience
5 22 (17.60%) Games
6 21 (16.80%) Project Management
7 20 (16.00%) Retail
8 18 (14.40%) Asset Management
8 18 (14.40%) Java
8 18 (14.40%) SQL
9 16 (12.80%) JavaScript
10 15 (12.00%) Wireframes
11 13 (10.40%) BDD
11 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
12 12 (9.60%) E-Commerce
12 12 (9.60%) Kanban
12 12 (9.60%) SDLC
13 11 (8.80%) HTML
13 11 (8.80%) Banking
13 11 (8.80%) Advertising
14 10 (8.00%) Electronics
14 10 (8.00%) CMS
14 10 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
14 10 (8.00%) Photoshop
14 10 (8.00%) Fireworks
14 10 (8.00%) UX Design
14 10 (8.00%) Cucumber
14 10 (8.00%) jQuery

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.00%) CMS
2 9 (7.20%) Node.js
3 7 (5.60%) Confluence
4 2 (1.60%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.80%) Documentum
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (8.00%) Fireworks
1 10 (8.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.00%) MS Office
3 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.60%) Maximo
2 2 (1.60%) RiskWrite
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) IaaS
1 3 (2.40%) SaaS
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.80%) Big Data
3 1 (0.80%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.80%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.80%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.80%) Power BI
3 1 (0.80%) QlikView
3 1 (0.80%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (8.00%) JIRA
2 9 (7.20%) gulp
3 8 (6.40%) Bower
3 8 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.40%) Grunt
4 7 (5.60%) Selenium
5 3 (2.40%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.60%) Ant
6 2 (1.60%) Appium
6 2 (1.60%) Maven
6 2 (1.60%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.80%) JUnit
7 1 (0.80%) NUnit
7 1 (0.80%) Subversion
7 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.80%) Xcode
General
1 29 (23.20%) Finance
2 22 (17.60%) Games
3 20 (16.00%) Retail
4 11 (8.80%) Advertising
4 11 (8.80%) Banking
5 10 (8.00%) Electronics
6 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.00%) Publishing
8 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.60%) Front Office
9 2 (1.60%) Marketing
10 1 (0.80%) Automotive
10 1 (0.80%) Back Office
10 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (48.00%) Analyst
2 49 (39.20%) Business Analyst
3 25 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 20 (16.00%) Developer
5 15 (12.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 15 (12.00%) Finance Business Analyst
5 15 (12.00%) Financial Analyst
5 15 (12.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 14 (11.20%) Stakeholder Analyst
7 11 (8.80%) Designer
8 10 (8.00%) UX Designer
9 8 (6.40%) Web Developer
10 7 (5.60%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.80%) Product Manager
12 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 5 (4.00%) Senior Developer
13 4 (3.20%) Banking Analyst
13 4 (3.20%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 4 (3.20%) Test Analyst
13 4 (3.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) HTML
2 10 (8.00%) jQuery
3 9 (7.20%) CSS
3 9 (7.20%) CSS3
3 9 (7.20%) HTML5
3 9 (7.20%) Sass
4 8 (6.40%) Ajax
4 8 (6.40%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.40%) Backbone.js
4 8 (6.40%) LESS
4 8 (6.40%) REST
4 8 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (6.40%) WebSockets
5 7 (5.60%) Web Services
6 5 (4.00%) RESTful
7 4 (3.20%) .NET
7 4 (3.20%) Velocity
8 3 (2.40%) SOAP
9 2 (1.60%) JSON
9 2 (1.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.60%) User Experience
2 8 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.20%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.40%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.40%) STB
5 3 (2.40%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.60%) Derivative
6 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.60%) Economics
6 2 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.80%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (71.20%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.40%) Scrum
3 27 (21.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (21.60%) Use Case
4 21 (16.80%) Project Management
5 18 (14.40%) Asset Management
6 15 (12.00%) Wireframes
7 13 (10.40%) BDD
8 12 (9.60%) E-Commerce
8 12 (9.60%) Kanban
8 12 (9.60%) SDLC
9 10 (8.00%) UX Design
9 10 (8.00%) Web Development
10 9 (7.20%) TDD
11 8 (6.40%) BPMN
11 8 (6.40%) Business Analysis
11 8 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.40%) OOP
11 8 (6.40%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.40%) Java
1 18 (14.40%) SQL
2 16 (12.80%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.20%) C#
5 3 (2.40%) PHP
5 3 (2.40%) Scala
6 2 (1.60%) C
7 1 (0.80%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.80%) C-shell
7 1 (0.80%) ES6
7 1 (0.80%) Groovy
7 1 (0.80%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.80%) Perl
7 1 (0.80%) Python
7 1 (0.80%) R
7 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.60%) ISEB
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.80%) Degree
4 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Ansible
1 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.60%) hybris
3 4 (3.20%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.40%) Guidewire
4 3 (2.40%) Rally
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle
6 1 (0.80%) HP
6 1 (0.80%) SAP
6 1 (0.80%) Sybase
6 1 (0.80%) Tableau
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