The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 67 95 111
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 63 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.51% 1.42% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 1.85% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 15
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £335 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.51% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £32.65 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
User Stories
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1956 2112 2374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.80% 76.77% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1188 1342
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 152 144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 the East of England

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the East of England region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
Bedfordshire +27 29 £450 +9.09% 1
Suffolk +8 13 £425 -15.00%
Hertfordshire +19 8 £375 -11.76%
Essex -10 7 £430 +7.50%
Cambridgeshire +11 4 £475 +25.00% 1
Norfolk -5 3 £425 +6.91%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 East of England region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 106 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.68%) Scrum
3 35 (28.23%) JIRA
4 30 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (21.77%) Business Analysis
6 26 (20.97%) Java
6 26 (20.97%) Confluence
7 25 (20.16%) SOA
8 24 (19.35%) BDD
8 24 (19.35%) REST
9 23 (18.55%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
10 22 (17.74%) Waterfall
11 21 (16.94%) TDD
11 21 (16.94%) Retail
12 20 (16.13%) CRM
12 20 (16.13%) Jenkins
12 20 (16.13%) Marketing
12 20 (16.13%) RESTful
13 19 (15.32%) HTML
13 19 (15.32%) Unix
13 19 (15.32%) Software Engineering
13 19 (15.32%) API Design
14 18 (14.52%) SOAP
14 18 (14.52%) Middleware
14 18 (14.52%) Red Hat
15 17 (13.71%) Subversion
15 17 (13.71%) Git (software)
16 16 (12.90%) Spring
16 16 (12.90%) Maven

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 26 (20.97%) Confluence
2 12 (9.68%) Apache ServiceMix
3 10 (8.06%) JBoss
4 8 (6.45%) CMS
5 7 (5.65%) Drupal
5 7 (5.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (3.23%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (12.10%) MS Project
1 15 (12.10%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.45%) Magento
3 3 (2.42%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) HTTP
2 7 (5.65%) SSL
2 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.81%) DNS
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.45%) DB2
3 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 35 (28.23%) JIRA
2 20 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 17 (13.71%) Git (software)
3 17 (13.71%) Subversion
4 16 (12.90%) Maven
5 12 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 12 (9.68%) JUnit
6 9 (7.26%) PHPUnit
6 9 (7.26%) Selenium
6 9 (7.26%) WebDriver
7 8 (6.45%) Appium
8 4 (3.23%) Ant
8 4 (3.23%) Axure RP
8 4 (3.23%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.23%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.81%) Protractor
General
1 21 (16.94%) Retail
2 20 (16.13%) Marketing
3 7 (5.65%) Finance
4 5 (4.03%) Legal
5 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.61%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (43.55%) Analyst
2 48 (38.71%) Business Analyst
3 30 (24.19%) Developer
4 20 (16.13%) Senior Developer
5 16 (12.90%) Designer
5 16 (12.90%) Java Developer
6 11 (8.87%) Consultant
6 11 (8.87%) CRM Consultant
7 9 (7.26%) Automation Tester
7 9 (7.26%) Tester
8 8 (6.45%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 8 (6.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 8 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (6.45%) Senior Designer
8 8 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (5.65%) CRM Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) CRM Business Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Data Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Functional Consultant
9 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.35%) REST
2 20 (16.13%) RESTful
3 19 (15.32%) HTML
4 18 (14.52%) Middleware
4 18 (14.52%) SOAP
5 16 (12.90%) Spring
6 13 (10.48%) .NET
7 12 (9.68%) Apache Camel
7 12 (9.68%) XML
8 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (8.06%) Ajax
9 10 (8.06%) CSS
10 9 (7.26%) Behat
11 7 (5.65%) JSON
12 6 (4.84%) CSS3
12 6 (4.84%) HTML5
13 5 (4.03%) JAX-RS
13 5 (4.03%) jQuery
13 5 (4.03%) Web Services
14 4 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) User Experience
3 5 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.23%) Clustering
4 4 (3.23%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.23%) Replication
5 3 (2.42%) Smart Energy
6 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.61%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.32%) Unix
2 13 (10.48%) Linux
3 7 (5.65%) Mac OS X
3 7 (5.65%) Windows
4 6 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (85.48%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.68%) Scrum
3 27 (21.77%) Business Analysis
4 25 (20.16%) SOA
5 24 (19.35%) BDD
6 23 (18.55%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (17.74%) Waterfall
8 21 (16.94%) TDD
9 20 (16.13%) CRM
10 19 (15.32%) API Design
10 19 (15.32%) Software Engineering
11 16 (12.90%) E-Commerce
12 15 (12.10%) Business Process Mapping
12 15 (12.10%) Kanban
12 15 (12.10%) Microservices
13 14 (11.29%) Analytics
14 13 (10.48%) Coaching
14 13 (10.48%) Use Case
15 12 (9.68%) API Development
15 12 (9.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.97%) Java
2 15 (12.10%) SQL
3 14 (11.29%) C#
4 13 (10.48%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.26%) PHP
6 4 (3.23%) C++
6 4 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.23%) Ruby
6 4 (3.23%) Scala
7 1 (0.81%) Perl
7 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.68%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (6.45%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) Check_MK
2 1 (0.81%) Kibana
Vendors
1 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.52%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.65%) Sitecore
4 5 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.23%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.61%) Adobe
6 2 (1.61%) WSO2
7 1 (0.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (0.81%) BT
7 1 (0.81%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.81%) Huawei
7 1 (0.81%) hybris
7 1 (0.81%) Nokia
7 1 (0.81%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (0.81%) Progress
7 1 (0.81%) Siemens