The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 32 34 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 0.47% 3.06% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 4.27% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.49% -12.93%
User Stories
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
150 234 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 70.75% 71.56% 73.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 150 161
Median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 9
Median hourly rate £44.00 £35.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.94% +82.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £11.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £38.85 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Devon 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 Devon

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Devon

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Devon region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +9 1 - -
User Stories
South West

User Stories
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 27 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 Devon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Devon 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 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Financials Developer
2 1 (33.33%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle