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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 107 147 138
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 65 41 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.90% 0.89% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.06% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 54
Median daily rate £450 £400 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £322 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
2990 3883 4731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.45% 84.25% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2390 3087 3561
Median daily rate £475 £474 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.21% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 52
Median hourly rate £19.92 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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.

1 122 (80.26%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (43.42%) Scrum
3 43 (28.29%) Finance
4 37 (24.34%) HTML
5 34 (22.37%) JavaScript
6 31 (20.39%) HTML5
7 30 (19.74%) Business Analysis
7 30 (19.74%) Ajax
8 29 (19.08%) CSS
8 29 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (18.42%) User Experience
10 27 (17.76%) REST
10 27 (17.76%) TDD
11 26 (17.11%) CSS3
12 25 (16.45%) Kanban
13 21 (13.82%) Web Development
14 19 (12.50%) jQuery
14 19 (12.50%) Banking
14 19 (12.50%) Advertising
15 18 (11.84%) CMS
15 18 (11.84%) Games
15 18 (11.84%) Git (software)
15 18 (11.84%) Sass
15 18 (11.84%) Grunt
16 17 (11.18%) Node.js
16 17 (11.18%) Responsive Web Design
16 17 (11.18%) OOP
16 17 (11.18%) Java
16 17 (11.18%) Project Management
17 16 (10.53%) SQL

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 18 (11.84%) CMS
2 5 (3.29%) Confluence
3 1 (0.66%) Apache
3 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.66%) Documentum
3 1 (0.66%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (0.66%) IIS
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) MS Office
4 1 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.32%) Maximo
4 1 (0.66%) Radian6
4 1 (0.66%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.66%) AdWords
3 1 (0.66%) Force.com
3 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.66%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.97%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) Intranet
2 2 (1.32%) Network Security
3 1 (0.66%) AMQP
3 1 (0.66%) Firewall
3 1 (0.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 11 (7.24%) NoSQL
3 10 (6.58%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (6.58%) MySQL
3 10 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.95%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.29%) Big Data
7 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.66%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 18 (11.84%) Git (software)
1 18 (11.84%) Grunt
2 16 (10.53%) Bower
2 16 (10.53%) gulp
3 12 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.61%) JIRA
5 5 (3.29%) Selenium
5 5 (3.29%) Subversion
6 2 (1.32%) Ant
6 2 (1.32%) Appium
6 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.66%) Gradle
7 1 (0.66%) JUnit
7 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
General
1 43 (28.29%) Finance
2 19 (12.50%) Advertising
2 19 (12.50%) Banking
3 18 (11.84%) Games
4 13 (8.55%) Retail
5 8 (5.26%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.95%) Marketing
7 5 (3.29%) Back Office
7 5 (3.29%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.97%) Front Office
8 3 (1.97%) Publishing
9 2 (1.32%) Legal
9 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (51.32%) Analyst
2 69 (45.39%) Business Analyst
3 40 (26.32%) Developer
4 23 (15.13%) Agile Business Analyst
5 17 (11.18%) Web Developer
6 12 (7.89%) Data Business Analyst
6 12 (7.89%) Finance Business Analyst
6 12 (7.89%) Financial Analyst
6 12 (7.89%) Financial Business Analyst
7 8 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
7 8 (5.26%) Scrum Master
7 8 (5.26%) Stakeholder Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Banking Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.61%) Digital Business Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.95%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Architect
9 6 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.34%) HTML
2 31 (20.39%) HTML5
3 30 (19.74%) Ajax
4 29 (19.08%) CSS
5 27 (17.76%) REST
6 26 (17.11%) CSS3
7 19 (12.50%) jQuery
8 18 (11.84%) Sass
9 17 (11.18%) Node.js
10 16 (10.53%) AngularJS
10 16 (10.53%) Backbone.js
10 16 (10.53%) LESS
10 16 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 16 (10.53%) WebSockets
11 13 (8.55%) .NET
12 11 (7.24%) JSON
13 10 (6.58%) Django
13 10 (6.58%) Play Framework
13 10 (6.58%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.42%) User Experience
2 14 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.21%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.58%) Semantic Web
4 7 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.95%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.95%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.63%) Equities
6 4 (2.63%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.63%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.97%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.97%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.32%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.32%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.97%) Windows
2 2 (1.32%) Linux
3 1 (0.66%) Android
3 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.66%) CentOS
3 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (80.26%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (43.42%) Scrum
3 30 (19.74%) Business Analysis
4 29 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (17.76%) TDD
6 25 (16.45%) Kanban
7 21 (13.82%) Web Development
8 17 (11.18%) OOP
8 17 (11.18%) Project Management
8 17 (11.18%) Responsive Web Design
9 16 (10.53%) Asset Management
10 15 (9.87%) Open Source
11 14 (9.21%) BDD
11 14 (9.21%) Coaching
11 14 (9.21%) Mentoring
11 14 (9.21%) Prototyping
12 12 (7.89%) Configuration Management
13 11 (7.24%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (7.24%) CRM
13 11 (7.24%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.37%) JavaScript
2 17 (11.18%) Java
3 16 (10.53%) SQL
4 13 (8.55%) Scala
5 12 (7.89%) Ruby
6 10 (6.58%) C#
7 9 (5.92%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.95%) PHP
9 1 (0.66%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.66%) C
9 1 (0.66%) Go
9 1 (0.66%) Python
9 1 (0.66%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.63%) Degree
2 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) CISSP
3 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) ISEB
4 1 (0.66%) CISM
4 1 (0.66%) ISSAP
4 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.58%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) MiFID
3 1 (0.66%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.29%) hybris
3 4 (2.63%) Google
4 3 (1.97%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.97%) Guidewire
4 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.66%) DoubleClick
5 1 (0.66%) Facebook
5 1 (0.66%) IBM
5 1 (0.66%) Marin
5 1 (0.66%) Omniture
5 1 (0.66%) OpenText
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle
5 1 (0.66%) Progress
5 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.66%) RedDot
5 1 (0.66%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (0.66%) Twitter
5 1 (0.66%) WorldPay
5 1 (0.66%) Yahoo!