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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 42 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.59% 1.04% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.23% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £525 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -23.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £393
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
243 163 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 90.00% 84.46% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 113 114
Median daily rate £413 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Mentoring
3 14 (56.00%) BDD
4 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (44.00%) TDD
7 10 (40.00%) Project Management
7 10 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (32.00%) SDLC
9 7 (28.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (28.00%) Scrum
10 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
10 6 (24.00%) Information Security
10 6 (24.00%) Data Integration
10 6 (24.00%) API Development
10 6 (24.00%) User Experience
10 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (20.00%) Coaching
11 5 (20.00%) Open Source
11 5 (20.00%) Wireframes
11 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 5 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
11 5 (20.00%) HTML
12 4 (16.00%) Java
12 4 (16.00%) CSS
12 4 (16.00%) BC Cleared
12 4 (16.00%) Usability Testing
12 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
12 4 (16.00%) JIRA

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 (8.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) JMeter
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (4.00%) Local Government
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
1 6 (24.00%) Architect
1 6 (24.00%) Technical Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (12.00%) UI Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.00%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) Apache CXF
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Data Integration
2 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (24.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Mentoring
3 14 (56.00%) BDD
4 11 (44.00%) TDD
5 10 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
5 10 (40.00%) Project Management
6 8 (32.00%) SDLC
7 7 (28.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (28.00%) Scrum
7 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (24.00%) API Development
8 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
8 6 (24.00%) Information Security
9 5 (20.00%) Coaching
9 5 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (20.00%) Open Source
9 5 (20.00%) Wireframes
10 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
10 4 (16.00%) Usability Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy