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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 155 129 156
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Contract jobs citing User Stories 53 71 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.91% 1.22% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.58% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 53 53
Average daily rate
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£400 £480 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £336 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £53.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
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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
4608 4500 5541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.70% 77.53% 78.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 3349 4119
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 95
Average hourly rate £21.30 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.85 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 87 (73.73%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.66%) Scrum
3 22 (18.64%) Business Analysis
3 22 (18.64%) QA
4 21 (17.80%) Use Case
4 21 (17.80%) TDD
5 19 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (15.25%) JIRA
7 17 (14.41%) Finance
7 17 (14.41%) Java
7 17 (14.41%) JavaScript
8 16 (13.56%) User Experience
9 15 (12.71%) Test Scripting
10 14 (11.86%) HTML
10 14 (11.86%) SQL
11 13 (11.02%) Project Management
11 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
11 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
11 13 (11.02%) Open Source
11 13 (11.02%) Cucumber
11 13 (11.02%) Software Delivery
12 12 (10.17%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.17%) Security Cleared
12 12 (10.17%) .NET
12 12 (10.17%) CRM
13 11 (9.32%) C#
13 11 (9.32%) Banking
13 11 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.24%) Confluence
3 3 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.24%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.39%) MS Office
4 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.85%) GitHub
2 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.08%) Internet
2 5 (4.24%) AMQP
3 1 (0.85%) SWIFTNet
3 1 (0.85%) MVNO
3 1 (0.85%) LDAP
3 1 (0.85%) Broadband
3 1 (0.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) MySQL
1 5 (4.24%) MongoDB
1 5 (4.24%) NoSQL
1 5 (4.24%) Big Data
1 5 (4.24%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.54%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.69%) DB2
4 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (15.25%) JIRA
2 13 (11.02%) Cucumber
3 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.78%) JUnit
5 6 (5.08%) Subversion
6 5 (4.24%) Selenium
6 5 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.24%) Mercurial
7 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.39%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.39%) Ant
7 4 (3.39%) Behat
8 3 (2.54%) Gradle
8 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.54%) Axure RP
8 3 (2.54%) JMeter
8 3 (2.54%) Maven
9 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.85%) Redmine
10 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (14.41%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Banking
3 8 (6.78%) Retail
4 4 (3.39%) Front Office
5 3 (2.54%) Back Office
5 3 (2.54%) Law
5 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) German Language
6 2 (1.69%) Games
6 2 (1.69%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (51.69%) Analyst
2 55 (46.61%) Business Analyst
3 28 (23.73%) Developer
4 13 (11.02%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.47%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (7.63%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (6.78%) Senior Business Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (5.08%) CRM Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) CRM Business Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Product Manager
9 5 (4.24%) Tester
10 4 (3.39%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.39%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) IT Business Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) CRM Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.86%) HTML
2 12 (10.17%) .NET
3 10 (8.47%) Web Services
4 7 (5.93%) CSS
4 7 (5.93%) jQuery
5 6 (5.08%) JSON
5 6 (5.08%) JMS
6 5 (4.24%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.24%) REST
7 4 (3.39%) CSS3
7 4 (3.39%) HTML5
7 4 (3.39%) SOAP
7 4 (3.39%) Java EE
8 3 (2.54%) EJB
8 3 (2.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.54%) RESTful
9 2 (1.69%) JPA
9 2 (1.69%) WPF
9 2 (1.69%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.69%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.56%) User Experience
3 6 (5.08%) NHS
4 4 (3.39%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.54%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.54%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.69%) Derivative
6 2 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) APACS
7 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) Linux
2 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (4.24%) Windows
3 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (73.73%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.66%) Scrum
3 22 (18.64%) Business Analysis
4 21 (17.80%) TDD
4 21 (17.80%) Use Case
5 15 (12.71%) Test Scripting
6 13 (11.02%) Open Source
6 13 (11.02%) Project Management
6 13 (11.02%) Software Delivery
7 12 (10.17%) CRM
7 12 (10.17%) Waterfall
8 11 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (8.47%) BDD
9 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.78%) Pair Programming
10 8 (6.78%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.78%) SDLC
11 7 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.93%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.41%) Java
1 17 (14.41%) JavaScript
2 14 (11.86%) SQL
3 11 (9.32%) C#
4 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.54%) Scala
5 3 (2.54%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (1.69%) PHP
6 2 (1.69%) Ruby
6 2 (1.69%) Groovy
6 2 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.08%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) Degree
4 2 (1.69%) ISEB
4 2 (1.69%) IIBA
5 1 (0.85%) CBAP
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.64%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) WAI
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) Puppet
1 5 (4.24%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.47%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.24%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.24%) Guidewire
5 4 (3.39%) hybris
6 1 (0.85%) ATG
6 1 (0.85%) IBM
6 1 (0.85%) Sun
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