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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 30 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 2.70% 1.10% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 1.52% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£385 £306 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -13.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
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
198 197 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 66.89% 72.43% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 131 58
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 12
Average hourly rate £19.46 £19.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.23% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Devon region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Devon region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +3 6 £400 +30.61%
Plymouth - 2 £288 -
User Stories
South West

User Stories
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Business Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) UML
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) ISO 9001
3 4 (50.00%) Summit
3 4 (50.00%) ISO 14001
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Summit
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Business Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) UML
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (50.00%) ISO 14001