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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
London / City of London
Rank 117 95 152
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +57
Contract jobs citing User Stories 36 54 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.24% 1.75% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.07% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 30
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
2490 2613 4166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.04% 84.87% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 2051 3273
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 £360 £317 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 36
Median hourly rate £55.00 £28.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% +36.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017, 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 78 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (42.86%) Scrum
3 23 (25.27%) Finance
4 21 (23.08%) Kanban
5 20 (21.98%) TDD
6 18 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (19.78%) HTML
7 15 (16.48%) User Experience
8 14 (15.38%) Java
8 14 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 14 (15.38%) Business Analysis
9 13 (14.29%) Project Management
10 11 (12.09%) CSS
11 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
11 10 (10.99%) Risk Management
11 10 (10.99%) Ajax
11 10 (10.99%) Banking
11 10 (10.99%) Retail
11 10 (10.99%) HTML5
11 10 (10.99%) REST
11 10 (10.99%) Wireframes
12 9 (9.89%) Cucumber
12 9 (9.89%) BDD
12 9 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
12 9 (9.89%) SQL
13 8 (8.79%) C#
13 8 (8.79%) .NET
13 8 (8.79%) JIRA
13 8 (8.79%) Migration

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 4 (4.40%) Confluence
2 3 (3.30%) CMS
3 2 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.10%) Apache
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.10%) Drupal
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) Magnolia
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.20%) InVision
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
2 2 (2.20%) MS Project
2 2 (2.20%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.20%) UXPin
3 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.10%) Magento
2 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Force.com
2 1 (1.10%) G Suite
2 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.10%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.10%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) AMQP
2 1 (1.10%) Firewall
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) Intranet
2 1 (1.10%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.59%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (5.49%) MySQL
3 5 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.20%) Big Data
5 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.10%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Cucumber
2 8 (8.79%) JIRA
3 6 (6.59%) Selenium
4 5 (5.49%) Subversion
5 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.20%) Ant
6 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (2.20%) Grunt
6 2 (2.20%) gulp
6 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.10%) Appium
7 1 (1.10%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.10%) Bower
7 1 (1.10%) Mocha
7 1 (1.10%) Mockito
7 1 (1.10%) Moq
7 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (25.27%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Banking
2 10 (10.99%) Retail
3 7 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.49%) Games
5 4 (4.40%) Advertising
5 4 (4.40%) Back Office
5 4 (4.40%) Front Office
5 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.30%) Marketing
7 2 (2.20%) Legal
7 2 (2.20%) Publishing
7 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.10%) Automotive
8 1 (1.10%) Electronics
8 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (49.45%) Analyst
2 43 (47.25%) Business Analyst
3 18 (19.78%) Developer
4 9 (9.89%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Scrum Master
6 6 (6.59%) Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Digital Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.49%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Digital Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) ASP Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Business Integration Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Designer
8 4 (4.40%) Integration Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Silverlight Developer
8 4 (4.40%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.78%) HTML
2 11 (12.09%) CSS
3 10 (10.99%) Ajax
3 10 (10.99%) HTML5
3 10 (10.99%) REST
4 8 (8.79%) .NET
4 8 (8.79%) CSS3
5 7 (7.69%) Web Services
6 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.59%) JSON
7 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (5.49%) Django
7 5 (5.49%) Play Framework
7 5 (5.49%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (4.40%) Gherkin
8 4 (4.40%) RESTful
8 4 (4.40%) Silverlight
8 4 (4.40%) WCF
8 4 (4.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) User Experience
2 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (4.40%) Hedge funds
4 4 (4.40%) Semantic Web
5 3 (3.30%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.30%) Equities
5 3 (3.30%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.30%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.20%) Derivative
6 2 (2.20%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.10%) Ergonomics
7 1 (1.10%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) CentOS
4 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Unix
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (42.86%) Scrum
3 21 (23.08%) Kanban
4 20 (21.98%) TDD
5 18 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 13 (14.29%) Project Management
8 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
8 10 (10.99%) Risk Management
8 10 (10.99%) Wireframes
9 9 (9.89%) BDD
9 9 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
10 8 (8.79%) Migration
11 7 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 7 (7.69%) DevOps
11 7 (7.69%) Open Source
11 7 (7.69%) Use Case
12 6 (6.59%) Logistics
12 6 (6.59%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) Java
1 14 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 9 (9.89%) SQL
3 8 (8.79%) C#
4 7 (7.69%) Ruby
5 5 (5.49%) Scala
6 4 (4.40%) PHP
6 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.10%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.10%) BeanShell
7 1 (1.10%) C
7 1 (1.10%) ES6
7 1 (1.10%) Go
7 1 (1.10%) Python
7 1 (1.10%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) APMP
4 1 (1.10%) ISEB
4 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) FATCA
2 1 (1.10%) GAAP
2 1 (1.10%) MiFID
2 1 (1.10%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (4.40%) Atlassian
1 4 (4.40%) Google
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) Guidewire
2 3 (3.30%) Murex
2 3 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.20%) Adobe
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.10%) IBM
4 1 (1.10%) OpenText
4 1 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.10%) Progress
4 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.10%) RedDot
4 1 (1.10%) SAP
4 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.10%) Workday
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