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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 77 156 136
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 90 57 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.66% 0.96% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 1.19% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 44 52
Median daily rate £425 £400 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.83 £33.16
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -1.01%
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
2903 4783 4733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.74% 80.58% 80.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2376 3796 3514
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 £338 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 48 49
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% -1.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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.

1 110 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (35.86%) Scrum
3 44 (30.34%) Finance
4 27 (18.62%) HTML
4 27 (18.62%) JavaScript
4 27 (18.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (17.24%) HTML5
6 24 (16.55%) User Experience
7 23 (15.86%) Business Analysis
7 23 (15.86%) CSS
8 22 (15.17%) Ajax
9 21 (14.48%) Games
9 21 (14.48%) REST
9 21 (14.48%) CSS3
10 20 (13.79%) Kanban
11 19 (13.10%) Asset Management
11 19 (13.10%) Web Development
11 19 (13.10%) TDD
12 18 (12.41%) Advertising
12 18 (12.41%) Java
12 18 (12.41%) SQL
13 17 (11.72%) Sass
13 17 (11.72%) Grunt
13 17 (11.72%) jQuery
14 16 (11.03%) Banking
14 16 (11.03%) Node.js
15 15 (10.34%) gulp
15 15 (10.34%) WebSockets
15 15 (10.34%) Backbone.js
15 15 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design

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 15 (10.34%) CMS
2 6 (4.14%) Confluence
3 2 (1.38%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Documentum
4 1 (0.69%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.07%) MS Office
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.69%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.38%) Maximo
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.69%) Radian6
4 1 (0.69%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.38%) IaaS
2 2 (1.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.69%) AdWords
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.69%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.38%) Network Security
2 1 (0.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (4.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.14%) MySQL
2 6 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.07%) Big Data
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.69%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Grunt
2 15 (10.34%) Bower
2 15 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.34%) gulp
3 8 (5.52%) JIRA
4 6 (4.14%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.45%) Selenium
6 2 (1.38%) Ant
6 2 (1.38%) Maven
6 2 (1.38%) Subversion
6 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.69%) JUnit
7 1 (0.69%) NUnit
7 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.69%) Xcode
General
1 44 (30.34%) Finance
2 21 (14.48%) Games
3 18 (12.41%) Advertising
4 16 (11.03%) Banking
5 10 (6.90%) Retail
6 6 (4.14%) Marketing
7 4 (2.76%) Publishing
7 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.38%) Back Office
9 2 (1.38%) Front Office
9 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.38%) Legal
10 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 75 (51.72%) Analyst
2 66 (45.52%) Business Analyst
3 35 (24.14%) Developer
4 25 (17.24%) Agile Business Analyst
5 18 (12.41%) Finance Business Analyst
5 18 (12.41%) Financial Analyst
5 18 (12.41%) Financial Business Analyst
6 16 (11.03%) Data Business Analyst
7 15 (10.34%) Web Developer
8 14 (9.66%) Stakeholder Analyst
9 8 (5.52%) Digital Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) Digital Business Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.14%) Banking Analyst
12 5 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
12 5 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 5 (3.45%) Lead Developer
12 5 (3.45%) Product Manager
12 5 (3.45%) Scrum Master
12 5 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.62%) HTML
2 25 (17.24%) HTML5
3 23 (15.86%) CSS
4 22 (15.17%) Ajax
5 21 (14.48%) CSS3
5 21 (14.48%) REST
6 17 (11.72%) jQuery
6 17 (11.72%) Sass
7 16 (11.03%) Node.js
8 15 (10.34%) AngularJS
8 15 (10.34%) Backbone.js
8 15 (10.34%) LESS
8 15 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 15 (10.34%) WebSockets
9 8 (5.52%) Play Framework
10 7 (4.83%) .NET
10 7 (4.83%) JSON
10 7 (4.83%) Web Services
11 6 (4.14%) Django
11 6 (4.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.55%) User Experience
2 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.14%) Semantic Web
5 5 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.07%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.07%) Taxonomies
6 3 (2.07%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.38%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.38%) Economics
7 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.38%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.69%) Derivative
8 1 (0.69%) Fintech
8 1 (0.69%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.69%) Social Media
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (35.86%) Scrum
3 27 (18.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (15.86%) Business Analysis
5 20 (13.79%) Kanban
6 19 (13.10%) Asset Management
6 19 (13.10%) TDD
6 19 (13.10%) Web Development
7 15 (10.34%) OOP
7 15 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (8.97%) Use Case
9 12 (8.28%) Project Management
9 12 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (7.59%) Coaching
10 11 (7.59%) E-Commerce
10 11 (7.59%) Mentoring
11 10 (6.90%) BDD
11 10 (6.90%) Prototyping
12 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (6.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.62%) JavaScript
2 18 (12.41%) Java
2 18 (12.41%) SQL
3 11 (7.59%) Scala
4 7 (4.83%) Ruby
4 7 (4.83%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.45%) C#
6 3 (2.07%) PHP
7 2 (1.38%) C
8 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.69%) C-shell
8 1 (0.69%) Groovy
8 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.69%) Perl
8 1 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.07%) ISEB
2 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.38%) CISSP
4 1 (0.69%) CISM
4 1 (0.69%) Degree
4 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) ISSAP
4 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.69%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) Ansible
1 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.83%) hybris
3 4 (2.76%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.07%) Guidewire
4 3 (2.07%) Oracle
5 2 (1.38%) Google
5 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.69%) DoubleClick
6 1 (0.69%) Facebook
6 1 (0.69%) HP
6 1 (0.69%) Omniture
6 1 (0.69%) Rally
6 1 (0.69%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) SAP
6 1 (0.69%) Sybase
6 1 (0.69%) Twitter
6 1 (0.69%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.69%) Yahoo!
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago