The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 135 152 203
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +51
Contract jobs citing User Stories 72 69 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.22% 0.97% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 54 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.97% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £237 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £53.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4462 5414 5841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.65% 76.20% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3314 4055 4356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 95 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.30 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
London

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014, 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 76 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.66%) Scrum
3 33 (24.09%) BDD
4 27 (19.71%) SQL
4 27 (19.71%) TDD
5 24 (17.52%) Java
6 22 (16.06%) Finance
7 20 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (13.14%) MS Excel
9 17 (12.41%) Business Analysis
10 16 (11.68%) QA
10 16 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
10 16 (11.68%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (11.68%) Cucumber
11 15 (10.95%) Retail
12 14 (10.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (10.22%) MDX
12 14 (10.22%) HTML
12 14 (10.22%) Open Source
13 13 (9.49%) XML
13 13 (9.49%) ISEB
13 13 (9.49%) JSON
13 13 (9.49%) Kanban
13 13 (9.49%) Content Management
14 12 (8.76%) Data Analysis
14 12 (8.76%) E-Commerce
14 12 (8.76%) Data Modelling
14 12 (8.76%) Web Services
14 12 (8.76%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 10 (7.30%) CMS
2 5 (3.65%) Drupal
3 4 (2.92%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.92%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.19%) WordPress
4 3 (2.19%) Confluence
5 2 (1.46%) Documentum
6 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.65%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.92%) MS Project
4 1 (0.73%) MS Office
4 1 (0.73%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.73%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.76%) Internet
2 2 (1.46%) AMQP
3 1 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.57%) Data Mart
3 8 (5.84%) MySQL
3 8 (5.84%) ProClarity
4 7 (5.11%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.92%) Big Data
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.73%) SSDT
8 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (11.68%) Cucumber
2 10 (7.30%) Selenium
3 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (5.84%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.84%) ERwin
5 6 (4.38%) JIRA
5 6 (4.38%) Mockito
6 5 (3.65%) Subversion
7 4 (2.92%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.92%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.46%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.46%) WATIR
8 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.73%) Calabash
9 1 (0.73%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.73%) Robotium
9 1 (0.73%) QUnit
9 1 (0.73%) JMeter
9 1 (0.73%) Xcode
General
1 22 (16.06%) Finance
2 15 (10.95%) Retail
3 11 (8.03%) Marketing
4 9 (6.57%) Banking
5 6 (4.38%) Legal
6 3 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.19%) Front Office
6 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Advertising
7 2 (1.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.73%) Law
8 1 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.73%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.73%) German Language
Job Titles
1 68 (49.64%) Analyst
2 62 (45.26%) Business Analyst
3 19 (13.87%) Developer
4 13 (9.49%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (5.84%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.11%) Architect
6 7 (5.11%) Tester
6 7 (5.11%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.38%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.65%) Test Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Technical Business Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (2.92%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (2.19%) Automation Tester
10 3 (2.19%) Agile Coach
10 3 (2.19%) Designer
10 3 (2.19%) Market Risk Business Analyst
10 3 (2.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.22%) HTML
1 14 (10.22%) MDX
2 13 (9.49%) JSON
2 13 (9.49%) XML
3 12 (8.76%) CSS
3 12 (8.76%) Web Services
4 9 (6.57%) REST
5 8 (5.84%) HTML5
6 7 (5.11%) Spring
6 7 (5.11%) Ajax
7 6 (4.38%) .NET
7 6 (4.38%) jQuery
7 6 (4.38%) CSS3
8 5 (3.65%) SOAP
9 4 (2.92%) Java EE
10 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.19%) JMS
10 3 (2.19%) WebSockets
10 3 (2.19%) D3.js
10 3 (2.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.22%) Open Source
2 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.19%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.19%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.19%) FMCG
5 3 (2.19%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.19%) Derivative
5 3 (2.19%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.46%) New Media
6 2 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.73%) Human Factors
7 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.73%) Replication
7 1 (0.73%) iPhone
7 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.73%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.11%) Linux
2 6 (4.38%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.92%) Windows
3 4 (2.92%) Android
4 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.66%) Scrum
3 33 (24.09%) BDD
4 27 (19.71%) TDD
5 20 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (12.41%) Business Analysis
7 16 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (10.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (9.49%) Kanban
9 13 (9.49%) Content Management
10 12 (8.76%) Data Analysis
10 12 (8.76%) E-Commerce
10 12 (8.76%) Data Modelling
10 12 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.03%) SOA
11 11 (8.03%) UML
12 10 (7.30%) Project Management
12 10 (7.30%) Product Management
12 10 (7.30%) Test Automation
13 9 (6.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.71%) SQL
2 24 (17.52%) Java
3 12 (8.76%) T-SQL
4 10 (7.30%) C#
5 8 (5.84%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.84%) Ruby
6 7 (5.11%) Scala
7 4 (2.92%) PHP
7 4 (2.92%) Python
8 3 (2.19%) C
9 2 (1.46%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.73%) VB
10 1 (0.73%) Golang
10 1 (0.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (9.49%) ISEB
2 8 (5.84%) Degree
3 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.65%) CBAP
4 4 (2.92%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) IIBA
6 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.68%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.73%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.46%) Puppet
1 2 (1.46%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.84%) Cognos
3 5 (3.65%) Oracle
4 4 (2.92%) JBoss
5 3 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.19%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.46%) Hummingbird
6 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.73%) Apple
7 1 (0.73%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.73%) HP
7 1 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.73%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.73%) Google
7 1 (0.73%) Tableau
7 1 (0.73%) Rackspace
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