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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 35 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.64% 1.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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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 Croydon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
150 67 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 81.97% 79.76% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 59 59
Average daily rate £450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £299 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £606 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

User Stories
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) RUP
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) Capybara
3 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) UX Design

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Capybara
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) UI Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Designer
4 1 (16.67%) UI/UX Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared