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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 98 132 151
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +19
Contract jobs citing User Stories 61 63 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.77% 1.15% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.43% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 51
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £339 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+30.16% -68.72%
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
2925 4410 5021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.86% 80.47% 79.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 3433 3703
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £609 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 48
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.74 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 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 5 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 82 (70.09%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.21%) Use Case
3 28 (23.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (23.08%) Scrum
4 27 (23.08%) Finance
5 23 (19.66%) User Experience
6 20 (17.09%) Project Management
7 19 (16.24%) Java
8 17 (14.53%) SQL
8 17 (14.53%) Retail
9 15 (12.82%) Asset Management
9 15 (12.82%) BDD
10 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 13 (11.11%) Banking
10 13 (11.11%) Games
10 13 (11.11%) JIRA
11 11 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (9.40%) BPMN
11 11 (9.40%) Cucumber
12 10 (8.55%) UX Design
12 10 (8.55%) QA
12 10 (8.55%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (8.55%) Electronics
12 10 (8.55%) Microsoft
12 10 (8.55%) Fireworks
12 10 (8.55%) Photoshop
13 9 (7.69%) TDD
13 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (7.69%) SDLC
14 8 (6.84%) JavaScript

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 8 (6.84%) Confluence
2 3 (2.56%) CMS
3 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.85%) Documentum
4 1 (0.85%) Node.js
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (8.55%) Fireworks
1 10 (8.55%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.98%) MS Office
3 6 (5.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
5 3 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.71%) Maximo
1 2 (1.71%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) IaaS
1 3 (2.56%) SaaS
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.56%) Big Data
3 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.71%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.85%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Power BI
5 1 (0.85%) QlikView
5 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (11.11%) JIRA
2 11 (9.40%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.13%) Selenium
4 3 (2.56%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.56%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.71%) Ant
5 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.71%) Maven
5 2 (1.71%) Mockito
5 2 (1.71%) Subversion
6 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.85%) JBehave
6 1 (0.85%) JUnit
6 1 (0.85%) Mocha
6 1 (0.85%) NUnit
6 1 (0.85%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 27 (23.08%) Finance
2 17 (14.53%) Retail
3 13 (11.11%) Banking
3 13 (11.11%) Games
4 10 (8.55%) Electronics
5 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.27%) Publishing
7 4 (3.42%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.42%) Investment Banking
7 4 (3.42%) Legal
8 2 (1.71%) Advertising
8 2 (1.71%) Front Office
8 2 (1.71%) Marketing
9 1 (0.85%) Automotive
9 1 (0.85%) Back Office
9 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (50.43%) Analyst
2 47 (40.17%) Business Analyst
3 22 (18.80%) Agile Business Analyst
4 14 (11.97%) Developer
5 12 (10.26%) Data Business Analyst
5 12 (10.26%) Finance Business Analyst
5 12 (10.26%) Financial Analyst
5 12 (10.26%) Financial Business Analyst
6 11 (9.40%) Stakeholder Analyst
7 10 (8.55%) Designer
7 10 (8.55%) UX Designer
8 7 (5.98%) Digital Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Digital Business Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.27%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Tester
11 4 (3.42%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.42%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.98%) Web Services
2 5 (4.27%) .NET
3 3 (2.56%) HTML
3 3 (2.56%) JSON
3 3 (2.56%) RESTful
3 3 (2.56%) SOAP
3 3 (2.56%) Spring
3 3 (2.56%) Velocity
4 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.71%) jQuery
4 2 (1.71%) Play Framework
4 2 (1.71%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (1.71%) XML
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.85%) CSS
5 1 (0.85%) CSS3
5 1 (0.85%) HTML5
5 1 (0.85%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) User Experience
2 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.42%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.56%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.56%) STB
6 2 (1.71%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.71%) Derivative
6 2 (1.71%) Economics
6 2 (1.71%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.71%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.71%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.85%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (70.09%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.21%) Use Case
3 28 (23.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (23.08%) Scrum
5 20 (17.09%) Project Management
6 15 (12.82%) Asset Management
6 15 (12.82%) BDD
7 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 11 (9.40%) BPMN
8 11 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (8.55%) UX Design
10 9 (7.69%) SDLC
10 9 (7.69%) TDD
11 8 (6.84%) Kanban
11 8 (6.84%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.98%) Waterfall
13 6 (5.13%) Analytics
13 6 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (5.13%) Open Source
13 6 (5.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.24%) Java
2 17 (14.53%) SQL
3 8 (6.84%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.13%) C#
5 4 (3.42%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.56%) PHP
6 3 (2.56%) Scala
7 2 (1.71%) C
7 2 (1.71%) Python
8 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.85%) C-shell
8 1 (0.85%) ES6
8 1 (0.85%) Groovy
8 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) R
8 1 (0.85%) Ruby
8 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.71%) Degree
3 2 (1.71%) ISEB
3 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.42%) Atlassian
2 4 (3.42%) hybris
3 3 (2.56%) Guidewire
3 3 (2.56%) Rally
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) Sybase
5 1 (0.85%) Tableau
5 1 (0.85%) WorldPay
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Oscar
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £430.00 - £450.00 per day
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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