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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 33 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 13 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.04% 1.83% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.65% 2.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
230 147 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 89.15% 89.63% 88.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 102 114
Median daily rate £450 £425 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £43.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+248.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Scrum
2 12 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
4 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 8 (38.10%) Hadoop
5 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 8 (38.10%) Unix
5 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 8 (38.10%) Puppet
5 8 (38.10%) vCloud
5 8 (38.10%) Build Automation
5 8 (38.10%) Big Data
5 8 (38.10%) HDFS
5 8 (38.10%) DevOps
6 7 (33.33%) Hortonworks
7 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 6 (28.57%) BDD
7 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) Project Management
9 4 (19.05%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (19.05%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (14.29%) SDLC
10 3 (14.29%) API Development
10 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (14.29%) Data Integration
10 3 (14.29%) 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 1 (4.76%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Big Data
1 8 (38.10%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Axure RP
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
General
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Big Data Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Data Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.76%) Hadoop Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) UI Designer
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) Apache CXF
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (4.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
1 8 (38.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
2 12 (57.14%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Build Automation
3 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (38.10%) DevOps
4 6 (28.57%) BDD
4 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 5 (23.81%) Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (14.29%) API Development
7 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 3 (14.29%) Information Security
7 3 (14.29%) SDLC
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
8 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Kanban
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) HDFS
1 8 (38.10%) vCloud
1 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy