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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 122 114 158
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +44
Contract jobs citing User Stories 42 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.32% 1.27% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.51% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 36
Median daily rate £463 £406 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -8.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £333 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £525 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
2778 2911 4721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.39% 83.94% 80.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2333 3697
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £647 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 52
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.40 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.20 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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.

1 103 (85.12%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.50%) Scrum
3 32 (26.45%) Finance
4 31 (25.62%) HTML
5 24 (19.83%) TDD
5 24 (19.83%) Business Analysis
5 24 (19.83%) Kanban
6 23 (19.01%) JavaScript
6 23 (19.01%) HTML5
7 22 (18.18%) CSS
7 22 (18.18%) Ajax
8 21 (17.36%) REST
9 19 (15.70%) User Experience
9 19 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (14.88%) CSS3
11 17 (14.05%) Project Management
12 15 (12.40%) Java
13 14 (11.57%) Banking
13 14 (11.57%) Prototyping
14 13 (10.74%) Open Source
14 13 (10.74%) Coaching
14 13 (10.74%) Management Information System
15 12 (9.92%) Configuration Management
15 12 (9.92%) Ruby
15 12 (9.92%) Scala
15 12 (9.92%) MongoDB
16 11 (9.09%) NoSQL
16 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
16 11 (9.09%) Wireframes
16 11 (9.09%) Web Development

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 (8.26%) CMS
2 4 (3.31%) Confluence
3 2 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.83%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.31%) MS Office
3 4 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.83%) Radian6
2 1 (0.83%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) AdWords
2 1 (0.83%) Force.com
2 1 (0.83%) G Suite
2 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.83%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.83%) Lucidchart
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) Internet
2 2 (1.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.83%) AMQP
3 1 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.92%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (8.26%) MySQL
3 10 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.31%) Big Data
7 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.83%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Git (software)
1 10 (8.26%) Grunt
2 8 (6.61%) Bower
2 8 (6.61%) gulp
3 7 (5.79%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.79%) JIRA
4 5 (4.13%) Subversion
5 4 (3.31%) Selenium
6 2 (1.65%) Ant
6 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.65%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.83%) Appium
7 1 (0.83%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.83%) Gradle
7 1 (0.83%) Mockito
7 1 (0.83%) Moq
7 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (26.45%) Finance
2 14 (11.57%) Banking
3 11 (9.09%) Advertising
4 10 (8.26%) Retail
5 9 (7.44%) Games
6 8 (6.61%) Financial Institution
7 6 (4.96%) Marketing
8 4 (3.31%) Back Office
8 4 (3.31%) Front Office
8 4 (3.31%) Investment Banking
9 3 (2.48%) Publishing
10 2 (1.65%) Legal
10 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (51.24%) Analyst
2 60 (49.59%) Business Analyst
3 31 (25.62%) Developer
4 11 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (7.44%) Web Developer
6 8 (6.61%) Digital Analyst
6 8 (6.61%) Digital Business Analyst
7 7 (5.79%) Lead Developer
8 6 (4.96%) Scrum Master
8 6 (4.96%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Technical Business Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Agile Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Architect
9 5 (4.13%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Agile Scrum Master
10 4 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.31%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
10 4 (3.31%) Finance Business Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.62%) HTML
2 23 (19.01%) HTML5
3 22 (18.18%) Ajax
3 22 (18.18%) CSS
4 21 (17.36%) REST
5 18 (14.88%) CSS3
6 11 (9.09%) JSON
7 10 (8.26%) .NET
7 10 (8.26%) Django
7 10 (8.26%) Play Framework
7 10 (8.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (8.26%) Sass
8 9 (7.44%) jQuery
8 9 (7.44%) Node.js
9 8 (6.61%) AngularJS
9 8 (6.61%) Backbone.js
9 8 (6.61%) LESS
9 8 (6.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (6.61%) Web Services
9 8 (6.61%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) User Experience
2 13 (10.74%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.26%) Semantic Web
4 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.96%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.31%) Equities
6 4 (3.31%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.31%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.48%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.48%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.65%) Derivative
8 2 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.83%) Ergonomics
9 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.13%) Windows
2 2 (1.65%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.83%) CentOS
3 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Unix
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (85.12%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.50%) Scrum
3 24 (19.83%) Business Analysis
3 24 (19.83%) Kanban
3 24 (19.83%) TDD
4 19 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (14.05%) Project Management
6 14 (11.57%) Prototyping
7 13 (10.74%) Coaching
7 13 (10.74%) Open Source
8 12 (9.92%) Configuration Management
9 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 11 (9.09%) Web Development
9 11 (9.09%) Wireframes
10 10 (8.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (8.26%) Data Modelling
10 10 (8.26%) E-Commerce
10 10 (8.26%) Line Management
10 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
10 10 (8.26%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.01%) JavaScript
2 15 (12.40%) Java
3 12 (9.92%) Ruby
3 12 (9.92%) Scala
4 11 (9.09%) SQL
5 9 (7.44%) C#
6 5 (4.13%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.83%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.83%) C
8 1 (0.83%) Go
8 1 (0.83%) Python
8 1 (0.83%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.31%) Degree
1 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) APMP
3 1 (0.83%) CISM
3 1 (0.83%) CISSP
3 1 (0.83%) ISEB
3 1 (0.83%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) MiFID
3 1 (0.83%) FATCA
3 1 (0.83%) GAAP
3 1 (0.83%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.13%) Google
3 4 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.48%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.48%) Murex
5 2 (1.65%) Adobe
5 2 (1.65%) Guidewire
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle
6 1 (0.83%) Facebook
6 1 (0.83%) IBM
6 1 (0.83%) Marin
6 1 (0.83%) OpenText
6 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.83%) Progress
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.83%) RedDot
6 1 (0.83%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Twitter
6 1 (0.83%) Workday
6 1 (0.83%) WorldPay
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago