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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 126 144 204
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +60
Contract jobs citing User Stories 71 74 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.21% 1.03% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.35% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 19
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£465 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £145 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.80% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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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
4472 5496 5951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.34% 76.56% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3358 4067 4384
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 66 93
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £11.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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.

1 105 (70.47%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.52%) Scrum
3 34 (22.82%) BDD
4 33 (22.15%) Java
5 31 (20.81%) TDD
6 30 (20.13%) SQL
7 28 (18.79%) Finance
8 21 (14.09%) Data Modelling
8 21 (14.09%) Business Analysis
9 20 (13.42%) Banking
9 20 (13.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (12.75%) QA
10 19 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (12.08%) E-Commerce
11 18 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (11.41%) Web Services
13 16 (10.74%) Retail
14 15 (10.07%) XML
14 15 (10.07%) HTML
14 15 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (10.07%) Microsoft
14 15 (10.07%) Open Source
15 14 (9.40%) Cucumber
15 14 (9.40%) ISEB
15 14 (9.40%) SOA
15 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
15 14 (9.40%) CRM
15 14 (9.40%) JSON
16 13 (8.72%) MDX
16 13 (8.72%) Data Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (6.04%) CMS
2 7 (4.70%) Drupal
3 4 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.68%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.01%) WordPress
4 3 (2.01%) Confluence
5 1 (0.67%) Apache
5 1 (0.67%) SAS
5 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.67%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.67%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.03%) Internet
2 2 (1.34%) AMQP
3 1 (0.67%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.04%) Data Mart
3 8 (5.37%) ProClarity
3 8 (5.37%) MySQL
4 6 (4.03%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.36%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.36%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.68%) Big Data
7 2 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.67%) QlikView
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.40%) Cucumber
2 9 (6.04%) Selenium
3 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (5.37%) ERwin
4 7 (4.70%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.03%) Mockito
5 6 (4.03%) JIRA
6 5 (3.36%) JUnit
6 5 (3.36%) Subversion
7 3 (2.01%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.34%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.34%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.34%) WATIR
8 2 (1.34%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.67%) Ant
9 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.67%) Xcode
General
1 28 (18.79%) Finance
2 20 (13.42%) Banking
3 16 (10.74%) Retail
4 8 (5.37%) Front Office
5 7 (4.70%) Back Office
5 7 (4.70%) Marketing
6 5 (3.36%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.68%) Publishing
7 4 (2.68%) Legal
8 2 (1.34%) Advertising
8 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.67%) Games
9 1 (0.67%) Electronics
9 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (53.02%) Analyst
2 71 (47.65%) Business Analyst
3 27 (18.12%) Developer
4 17 (11.41%) Agile Business Analyst
5 12 (8.05%) Java Developer
6 7 (4.70%) Tester
7 6 (4.03%) Scala Developer
7 6 (4.03%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.03%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.03%) Architect
7 6 (4.03%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (3.36%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.36%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (3.36%) Siebel Analyst
8 5 (3.36%) Siebel Business Analyst
9 4 (2.68%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (2.68%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (2.68%) QA Leader
9 4 (2.68%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.41%) Web Services
2 15 (10.07%) XML
2 15 (10.07%) HTML
3 14 (9.40%) JSON
4 13 (8.72%) MDX
5 12 (8.05%) CSS
6 8 (5.37%) HTML5
6 8 (5.37%) Spring
7 7 (4.70%) jQuery
7 7 (4.70%) REST
7 7 (4.70%) RESTful
8 6 (4.03%) Ajax
8 6 (4.03%) .NET
9 5 (3.36%) SOAP
9 5 (3.36%) CSS3
10 4 (2.68%) Java EE
10 4 (2.68%) XSLT
11 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.01%) JMS
11 3 (2.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.07%) Open Source
2 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.71%) User Experience
4 9 (6.04%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.37%) Mobile Payment
6 7 (4.70%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (2.68%) Derivative
7 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.01%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.01%) FMCG
8 3 (2.01%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.01%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.01%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.34%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.34%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.67%) EPoS
10 1 (0.67%) BBC
10 1 (0.67%) Replication
10 1 (0.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.71%) Linux
2 8 (5.37%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.70%) Windows
4 6 (4.03%) Android
5 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (70.47%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.52%) Scrum
3 34 (22.82%) BDD
4 31 (20.81%) TDD
5 21 (14.09%) Data Modelling
5 21 (14.09%) Business Analysis
6 20 (13.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (12.08%) E-Commerce
8 18 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.40%) SOA
9 14 (9.40%) CRM
10 13 (8.72%) Data Analysis
11 12 (8.05%) Kanban
12 11 (7.38%) UML
13 10 (6.71%) Test Automation
13 10 (6.71%) Project Management
14 9 (6.04%) Use Case
14 9 (6.04%) Content Management
15 8 (5.37%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.15%) Java
2 30 (20.13%) SQL
3 12 (8.05%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.38%) Scala
5 10 (6.71%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.37%) C#
7 6 (4.03%) Ruby
7 6 (4.03%) PHP
8 5 (3.36%) Python
9 3 (2.01%) C
10 2 (1.34%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.67%) VB
11 1 (0.67%) XPath
11 1 (0.67%) Golang
Qualifications
1 14 (9.40%) ISEB
2 9 (6.04%) Degree
3 5 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.68%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) IIBA
6 1 (0.67%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.75%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) Puppet
1 2 (1.34%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.37%) Oracle
2 8 (5.37%) Cognos
2 8 (5.37%) Siebel
3 4 (2.68%) JBoss
4 3 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.01%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.67%) SAP
6 1 (0.67%) Temenos
6 1 (0.67%) HP
6 1 (0.67%) Apple
6 1 (0.67%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.67%) Google
6 1 (0.67%) Rackspace
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