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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
London / Croydon
Rank 25 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 15 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 6.64% 1.90% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.39% 2.14% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £463 £600 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.91% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
203 187 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 89.82% 88.63% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 144 64
Median daily rate £450 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £300 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+248.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 11 (57.89%) Scrum
1 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) Build Automation
2 10 (52.63%) Big Data
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) DevOps
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (47.37%) HDFS
3 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 9 (47.37%) Unix
3 9 (47.37%) Linux
3 9 (47.37%) vCloud
3 9 (47.37%) Puppet
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (47.37%) Hadoop
3 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (42.11%) Hortonworks
5 7 (36.84%) DV Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) BDD
7 4 (21.05%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (21.05%) User Experience
8 3 (15.79%) Service Design
8 3 (15.79%) JIRA
8 3 (15.79%) Legal
8 3 (15.79%) QA
8 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 2 (10.53%) SOAP
9 2 (10.53%) Project Management

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 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Big Data
2 9 (47.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) FitNesse
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) NUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (15.79%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Big Data Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Business Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Data Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer in Test
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) UI Designer
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) Apache CXF
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (5.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
1 9 (47.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (57.89%) Scrum
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Build Automation
2 10 (52.63%) DevOps
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (15.79%) Service Design
7 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Open Source
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
7 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.53%) Wireframes
8 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
8 1 (5.26%) Service Management
8 1 (5.26%) TDD
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) HDFS
1 9 (47.37%) vCloud
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Hortonworks
3 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft