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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 146 124 154
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +30
Contract jobs citing User Stories 55 70 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.94% 1.22% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.57% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 47
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£425 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £53.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.83 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.01%
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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
4539 4454 5397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.79% 77.38% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3588 3328 4054
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 83 (74.11%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.57%) Scrum
3 22 (19.64%) TDD
3 22 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.96%) QA
4 19 (16.96%) Use Case
5 18 (16.07%) Java
6 17 (15.18%) Business Analysis
7 16 (14.29%) Finance
7 16 (14.29%) HTML
8 15 (13.39%) JIRA
8 15 (13.39%) Test Scripting
9 14 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 14 (12.50%) Software Delivery
9 14 (12.50%) User Experience
10 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
10 13 (11.61%) SQL
10 13 (11.61%) .NET
11 12 (10.71%) C#
11 12 (10.71%) CRM
11 12 (10.71%) Cucumber
12 11 (9.82%) Open Source
12 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (9.82%) Banking
13 10 (8.93%) Oracle
13 10 (8.93%) Project Management
13 10 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
14 9 (8.04%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 14 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.46%) Confluence
3 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.89%) Apache
5 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.57%) MS Office
4 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.89%) GitHub
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) Internet
2 5 (4.46%) AMQP
3 1 (0.89%) SWIFTNet
3 1 (0.89%) MVNO
3 1 (0.89%) Broadband
3 1 (0.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) MongoDB
1 5 (4.46%) NoSQL
1 5 (4.46%) Big Data
1 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.57%) MySQL
3 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.79%) DB2
4 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (13.39%) JIRA
2 12 (10.71%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.25%) JUnit
4 6 (5.36%) Subversion
5 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.46%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.57%) Selenium
6 4 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.57%) Ant
7 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.68%) Behat
7 3 (2.68%) Gradle
7 3 (2.68%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.79%) JMeter
8 2 (1.79%) Maven
8 2 (1.79%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.89%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.89%) Redmine
General
1 16 (14.29%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Retail
3 6 (5.36%) Front Office
4 3 (2.68%) Back Office
4 3 (2.68%) Law
4 3 (2.68%) Legal
4 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.79%) German Language
5 2 (1.79%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Billing
6 1 (0.89%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 54 (48.21%) Analyst
2 48 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 30 (26.79%) Developer
4 15 (13.39%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Agile Business Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.46%) CRM Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) CRM Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) CRM Business Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Product Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Tester
9 4 (3.57%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.68%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.29%) HTML
2 13 (11.61%) .NET
3 8 (7.14%) CSS
3 8 (7.14%) Web Services
3 8 (7.14%) jQuery
4 6 (5.36%) REST
4 6 (5.36%) JMS
4 6 (5.36%) JSON
5 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.57%) Java EE
6 4 (3.57%) CSS3
6 4 (3.57%) HTML5
7 3 (2.68%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.68%) SOAP
7 3 (2.68%) EJB
8 2 (1.79%) XML
8 2 (1.79%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.79%) Spring
8 2 (1.79%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.50%) User Experience
3 4 (3.57%) NHS
3 4 (3.57%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.68%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.68%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.79%) Derivative
6 1 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.89%) APACS
6 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Linux
2 5 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (4.46%) Windows
3 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (74.11%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.57%) Scrum
3 22 (19.64%) TDD
4 19 (16.96%) Use Case
5 17 (15.18%) Business Analysis
6 15 (13.39%) Test Scripting
7 14 (12.50%) Software Delivery
8 12 (10.71%) CRM
9 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (9.82%) Open Source
10 10 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.93%) Project Management
11 9 (8.04%) Software Engineering
11 9 (8.04%) Waterfall
12 8 (7.14%) BDD
12 8 (7.14%) Pair Programming
12 8 (7.14%) SDLC
13 7 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
14 6 (5.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
2 18 (16.07%) Java
3 13 (11.61%) SQL
4 12 (10.71%) C#
5 4 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.68%) Scala
6 3 (2.68%) CoffeeScript
6 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.79%) Ruby
7 2 (1.79%) Groovy
7 2 (1.79%) Python
8 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.96%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) WAI
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) Puppet
1 5 (4.46%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle
3 6 (5.36%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.46%) Guidewire
4 5 (4.46%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.68%) hybris
6 1 (0.89%) Akamai
6 1 (0.89%) ATG
6 1 (0.89%) Sun
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