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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 142 129 148
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs citing User Stories 55 72 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.01% 1.23% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.59% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 58 41
Average daily rate
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£416 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £53.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
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
4198 4521 4976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.21% 76.97% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3310 3420 3757
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 40 82
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 73 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.88%) Scrum
3 19 (18.27%) TDD
4 18 (17.31%) Java
4 18 (17.31%) Business Analysis
4 18 (17.31%) Use Case
5 17 (16.35%) QA
5 17 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 15 (14.42%) HTML
8 14 (13.46%) SQL
9 13 (12.50%) Banking
9 13 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 13 (12.50%) User Experience
10 12 (11.54%) Finance
10 12 (11.54%) JIRA
11 11 (10.58%) Test Scripting
11 11 (10.58%) .NET
11 11 (10.58%) C#
11 11 (10.58%) CRM
11 11 (10.58%) Software Delivery
12 9 (8.65%) Oracle
12 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
12 9 (8.65%) Project Management
13 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
13 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (7.69%) Waterfall
13 8 (7.69%) Cucumber
14 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 13 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (0.96%) Drupal
4 1 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.88%) MS Office
4 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.96%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.96%) GitHub
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Internet
1 2 (1.92%) AMQP
2 1 (0.96%) SWIFTNet
2 1 (0.96%) Broadband
2 1 (0.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.88%) MySQL
1 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.92%) Big Data
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.96%) DB2
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) JIRA
2 8 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.85%) Subversion
5 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.88%) Selenium
5 3 (2.88%) Behat
5 3 (2.88%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.88%) Ant
5 3 (2.88%) JUnit
6 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.92%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.92%) Gradle
7 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.96%) WATIR
7 1 (0.96%) jMock
7 1 (0.96%) Hudson
7 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (12.50%) Banking
2 12 (11.54%) Finance
3 7 (6.73%) Retail
4 6 (5.77%) Front Office
5 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.88%) Back Office
6 3 (2.88%) Law
6 3 (2.88%) Legal
7 2 (1.92%) Games
7 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.96%) French Language
8 1 (0.96%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.96%) Billing
8 1 (0.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (45.19%) Analyst
2 43 (41.35%) Business Analyst
3 27 (25.96%) Developer
4 14 (13.46%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Agile Java Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Tester
7 5 (4.81%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Product Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.85%) QA Tester
8 4 (3.85%) CRM Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) CRM Developer
8 4 (3.85%) CRM Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Product Owner
9 3 (2.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) HTML
2 11 (10.58%) .NET
3 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.77%) Web Services
3 6 (5.77%) jQuery
4 5 (4.81%) CSS
5 4 (3.85%) HTML5
5 4 (3.85%) REST
5 4 (3.85%) JSON
6 3 (2.88%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.88%) SOAP
6 3 (2.88%) XML
7 2 (1.92%) Spring
7 2 (1.92%) JMS
7 2 (1.92%) EJB
7 2 (1.92%) RESTful
7 2 (1.92%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.92%) Backbone.js
7 2 (1.92%) CSS3
7 2 (1.92%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.50%) User Experience
3 4 (3.85%) NHS
3 4 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.85%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.88%) Derivative
4 3 (2.88%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.92%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.96%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) Linux
2 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.92%) Windows
3 2 (1.92%) Android
3 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.88%) Scrum
3 19 (18.27%) TDD
4 18 (17.31%) Business Analysis
4 18 (17.31%) Use Case
5 11 (10.58%) Test Scripting
5 11 (10.58%) CRM
5 11 (10.58%) Software Delivery
6 9 (8.65%) Project Management
7 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.73%) SDLC
9 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
9 6 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.77%) Time Management
10 5 (4.81%) Analytics
10 5 (4.81%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (4.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.31%) Java
2 16 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 14 (13.46%) SQL
4 11 (10.58%) C#
5 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.96%) Groovy
7 1 (0.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.96%) Python
7 1 (0.96%) PHP
7 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Degree
2 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.92%) ISEB
3 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.96%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.35%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) WAI
3 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Docker
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Puppet
1 2 (1.92%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (8.65%) Oracle
1 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.81%) Guidewire
3 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.92%) hybris
3 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.96%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.96%) Akamai
4 1 (0.96%) SAP
4 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.96%) Sun
4 1 (0.96%) Serena
4 1 (0.96%) FatWire
4 1 (0.96%) ATG
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Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago