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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 138 162 193
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +31
Contract jobs citing User Stories 67 63 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.12% 0.88% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.15% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 45 20
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£465 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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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
4591 5487 5312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.67% 76.53% 75.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3541 4054 3941
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 74 90
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £16.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 October 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 October 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.

1 103 (76.30%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.15%) Java
2 38 (28.15%) TDD
3 36 (26.67%) Scrum
4 28 (20.74%) BDD
5 25 (18.52%) Finance
5 25 (18.52%) Data Modelling
6 24 (17.78%) SQL
7 23 (17.04%) E-Commerce
8 22 (16.30%) Business Analysis
9 21 (15.56%) QA
10 20 (14.81%) Banking
11 19 (14.07%) Web Services
12 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (12.59%) Retail
14 16 (11.85%) CRM
15 15 (11.11%) SOA
15 15 (11.11%) XML
15 15 (11.11%) HTML
16 14 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
17 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
17 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
17 13 (9.63%) Data Analysis
17 13 (9.63%) JSON
18 12 (8.89%) Scala
18 12 (8.89%) Waterfall
18 12 (8.89%) Cucumber
18 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.96%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.96%) JBoss
3 3 (2.22%) Confluence
3 3 (2.22%) Drupal
3 3 (2.22%) CMS
4 1 (0.74%) WordPress
4 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) PowerPivot
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.74%) Temenos T24
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) Internet
2 2 (1.48%) AMQP
3 1 (0.74%) MVNO
3 1 (0.74%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.67%) Data Mart
3 8 (5.93%) ProClarity
4 6 (4.44%) MySQL
4 6 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.70%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.96%) Big Data
7 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.74%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.74%) QlikView
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Cucumber
2 8 (5.93%) ERwin
2 8 (5.93%) JIRA
2 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (5.19%) Mockito
3 7 (5.19%) JUnit
4 6 (4.44%) Selenium
4 6 (4.44%) Subversion
5 3 (2.22%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.48%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.48%) WATIR
6 2 (1.48%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.48%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.74%) Spock
7 1 (0.74%) Sahi
7 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.74%) Concordion
General
1 25 (18.52%) Finance
2 20 (14.81%) Banking
3 17 (12.59%) Retail
4 12 (8.89%) Front Office
5 11 (8.15%) Back Office
6 6 (4.44%) Marketing
7 5 (3.70%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.96%) Legal
8 4 (2.96%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.22%) Publishing
9 3 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.48%) Games
10 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.74%) Electronics
11 1 (0.74%) Law
11 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (50.37%) Analyst
2 64 (47.41%) Business Analyst
3 30 (22.22%) Developer
4 16 (11.85%) Java Developer
5 13 (9.63%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (5.19%) Scala Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Tester
7 6 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Payments Business Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) Siebel Business Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) Siebel Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) ScrumMaster
8 5 (3.70%) Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.07%) Web Services
2 15 (11.11%) XML
2 15 (11.11%) HTML
3 13 (9.63%) JSON
4 10 (7.41%) Spring
5 9 (6.67%) CSS
6 8 (5.93%) RESTful
6 8 (5.93%) MDX
6 8 (5.93%) HTML5
7 7 (5.19%) REST
7 7 (5.19%) Ajax
8 5 (3.70%) CSS3
8 5 (3.70%) XSLT
8 5 (3.70%) SOAP
8 5 (3.70%) .NET
9 4 (2.96%) JMS
9 4 (2.96%) jQuery
9 4 (2.96%) Java EE
10 3 (2.22%) WebSockets
10 3 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.15%) Open Source
3 10 (7.41%) User Experience
4 8 (5.93%) Mobile Payment
5 7 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.19%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.96%) Derivative
7 3 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.22%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.22%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.22%) FMCG
7 3 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.48%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.74%) Social Media
9 1 (0.74%) iPad
9 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.41%) Linux
2 6 (4.44%) Windows
2 6 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.70%) Android
4 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (76.30%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.15%) TDD
3 36 (26.67%) Scrum
4 28 (20.74%) BDD
5 25 (18.52%) Data Modelling
6 23 (17.04%) E-Commerce
7 22 (16.30%) Business Analysis
8 18 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (11.85%) CRM
10 15 (11.11%) SOA
11 14 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (9.63%) Data Analysis
13 12 (8.89%) Waterfall
14 11 (8.15%) UML
15 10 (7.41%) Test Strategy
15 10 (7.41%) Project Management
15 10 (7.41%) Integration Testing
16 9 (6.67%) Use Case
16 9 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 38 (28.15%) Java
2 24 (17.78%) SQL
3 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.89%) Scala
5 9 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.70%) C#
7 4 (2.96%) Python
7 4 (2.96%) Ruby
8 3 (2.22%) C
8 3 (2.22%) PHP
9 2 (1.48%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.74%) Golang
10 1 (0.74%) XPath
10 1 (0.74%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.74%) PowerHouse
10 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.41%) Degree
2 6 (4.44%) ISEB
2 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) IIBA
5 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.56%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.74%) Basel II
2 1 (0.74%) GxP
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.15%) Siebel
3 8 (5.93%) Oracle
3 8 (5.93%) Cognos
4 3 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.74%) hybris
6 1 (0.74%) Canoo
6 1 (0.74%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.74%) Demandware
6 1 (0.74%) Google
6 1 (0.74%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.74%) ATG
6 1 (0.74%) Apple
6 1 (0.74%) Temenos
6 1 (0.74%) SAP
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