The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 39 34 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing User Stories 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.21% 1.69% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 1.96% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £525 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -23.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -12.93%
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 Croydon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
248 153 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 88.57% 85.96% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 93 55
Median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £338 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £27.78 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Croydon 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 Croydon

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Croydon region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 Croydon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Mentoring
3 14 (51.85%) BDD
4 13 (48.15%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 11 (40.74%) TDD
6 11 (40.74%) Project Management
6 11 (40.74%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (29.63%) SDLC
8 7 (25.93%) User Experience
8 7 (25.93%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (25.93%) Scrum
9 6 (22.22%) Information Security
9 6 (22.22%) Data Integration
9 6 (22.22%) HTML
9 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
9 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (22.22%) Wireframes
9 6 (22.22%) API Development
10 5 (18.52%) Open Source
10 5 (18.52%) Coaching
10 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
10 5 (18.52%) Usability Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
11 4 (14.81%) JIRA
11 4 (14.81%) BC Cleared
11 4 (14.81%) CSS
11 4 (14.81%) Java

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon 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 2 (7.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
1 2 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Axure RP
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) JMeter
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) NUnit
General
1 2 (7.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
1 6 (22.22%) Developer
1 6 (22.22%) Technical Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Designer
4 3 (11.11%) UI Developer
4 3 (11.11%) UX Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Information Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Interaction Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (7.41%) WCF
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) Apache CXF
4 1 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) User Experience
3 6 (22.22%) Data Integration
3 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Mentoring
3 14 (51.85%) BDD
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Project Management
4 11 (40.74%) Project Management
4 11 (40.74%) TDD
5 8 (29.63%) SDLC
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (25.93%) Scrum
6 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (22.22%) API Development
7 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
7 6 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (22.22%) Information Security
7 6 (22.22%) Wireframes
8 5 (18.52%) Coaching
8 5 (18.52%) Open Source
8 5 (18.52%) Usability Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
10 3 (11.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Remedy