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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 84 117 83
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -34
Contract jobs citing User Stories 45 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.63% 0.89% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.22% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 15
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.65 £28.83 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £104.41 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-68.72% +248.04%
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
2066 2218 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.94% 72.86% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1159 1257 839
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 141 140
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Essex +21 29 £400 -2.43% 2
Suffolk +9 8 £500 +110.52%
Bedfordshire -2 3 £413 +8.55% 3
Norfolk - 3 £398 -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £380 +12.59% 7
Hertfordshire -5 1 £425 +3.03% 2
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 67 (85.90%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.59%) Scrum
2 34 (43.59%) Java
3 33 (42.31%) TDD
4 32 (41.03%) Use Case
5 31 (39.74%) Linux
6 30 (38.46%) Windows
7 23 (29.49%) UNIX
7 23 (29.49%) SQL
8 22 (28.21%) XML
9 21 (26.92%) Marketing
10 20 (25.64%) WebSphere
10 20 (25.64%) HTML
10 20 (25.64%) SOAP
10 20 (25.64%) Web Services
10 20 (25.64%) Digital Marketing
11 19 (24.36%) Solaris
12 18 (23.08%) TopLink
12 18 (23.08%) Information Management
12 18 (23.08%) CSS
12 18 (23.08%) J2EE
12 18 (23.08%) Ant
12 18 (23.08%) Eclipse
12 18 (23.08%) IBM
13 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
13 17 (21.79%) Content Management
13 17 (21.79%) Ajax
13 17 (21.79%) HTML5
14 16 (20.51%) SoapUI
14 16 (20.51%) JAX-RS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 20 (25.64%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.56%) JBoss
3 2 (2.56%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.28%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.28%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
1 7 (8.97%) MS Visio
1 7 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (6.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) MPLS
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Eclipse
1 18 (23.08%) Ant
2 16 (20.51%) SoapUI
3 10 (12.82%) JIRA
4 3 (3.85%) Maven
5 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) Hudson
6 1 (1.28%) JUnit
6 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.28%) Selenium
6 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.28%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.28%) JMeter
6 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 21 (26.92%) Marketing
2 6 (7.69%) Legal
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
4 3 (3.85%) Front Office
5 2 (2.56%) Automotive
5 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (38.46%) Analyst
2 26 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 21 (26.92%) Developer
4 19 (24.36%) Java Developer
5 11 (14.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 10 (12.82%) Agile Business Analyst
7 9 (11.54%) Agile Coach
8 6 (7.69%) Product Manager
8 6 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Development Manager
9 5 (6.41%) Product Development Manager
9 5 (6.41%) Architect
9 5 (6.41%) ScrumMaster
10 4 (5.13%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.85%) UML Business Analyst
12 2 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.21%) XML
2 20 (25.64%) HTML
2 20 (25.64%) SOAP
2 20 (25.64%) Web Services
3 18 (23.08%) TopLink
3 18 (23.08%) J2EE
3 18 (23.08%) CSS
4 17 (21.79%) Ajax
4 17 (21.79%) HTML5
5 16 (20.51%) JAX-WS
5 16 (20.51%) JAX-RS
5 16 (20.51%) XHTML
6 3 (3.85%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.85%) REST
7 2 (2.56%) JPA
7 2 (2.56%) OSGi
7 2 (2.56%) JSR 170
7 2 (2.56%) Spring MVC
7 2 (2.56%) Spring
7 2 (2.56%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Client/Server
1 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.82%) Visualisation
3 7 (8.97%) User Experience
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Open Source
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Linux
2 30 (38.46%) Windows
3 23 (29.49%) UNIX
4 19 (24.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (85.90%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.59%) Scrum
3 33 (42.31%) TDD
4 32 (41.03%) Use Case
5 20 (25.64%) Digital Marketing
6 18 (23.08%) Information Management
7 17 (21.79%) Content Management
8 16 (20.51%) RUP
8 16 (20.51%) Product Management
9 15 (19.23%) OO
10 14 (17.95%) Validation
11 13 (16.67%) B2C
12 11 (14.10%) Business Analysis
12 11 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
13 10 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
14 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
14 8 (10.26%) Refactoring
14 8 (10.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) Java
2 23 (29.49%) SQL
3 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.82%) Ruby
5 9 (11.54%) C#
6 5 (6.41%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.13%) Python
8 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.56%) Perl
10 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.28%) Scala
10 1 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) CCNP
3 2 (2.56%) CCNA
3 2 (2.56%) ISEB
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) IBM
2 3 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (1.28%) HP
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