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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 87 114 99
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 45 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.63% 0.88% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.21% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 7
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£400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £331 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.89% -3.91%
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
2073 2150 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.16% 72.37% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1211 854
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 152 135
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 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 22 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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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 +24 28 £400 -5.88%
Suffolk +19 9 £416 +75.26% 1
Bedfordshire +6 3 £413 +8.55% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £350 -17.64% 2
Norfolk -1 2 £398 +13.64%
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 73 (83.91%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.28%) Scrum
3 40 (45.98%) TDD
3 40 (45.98%) Java
3 40 (45.98%) Linux
4 33 (37.93%) Windows
4 33 (37.93%) Use Case
5 29 (33.33%) UNIX
6 24 (27.59%) HTML
7 23 (26.44%) SQL
7 23 (26.44%) XML
8 22 (25.29%) CSS
8 22 (25.29%) Information Management
9 21 (24.14%) Marketing
9 21 (24.14%) HTML5
9 21 (24.14%) Relational Database
10 20 (22.99%) WebSphere
10 20 (22.99%) Digital Marketing
10 20 (22.99%) Ajax
10 20 (22.99%) SOAP
10 20 (22.99%) Web Services
11 19 (21.84%) Solaris
12 18 (20.69%) J2EE
12 18 (20.69%) Ant
12 18 (20.69%) Eclipse
12 18 (20.69%) IBM
12 18 (20.69%) TopLink
12 18 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (20.69%) EclipseLink
13 17 (19.54%) Content Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (22.99%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.30%) JBoss
3 2 (2.30%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.15%) Mule
4 1 (1.15%) Alfresco
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Visio
1 8 (9.20%) MS Excel
1 8 (9.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (6.90%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) SSL
1 6 (6.90%) HTTP
1 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) MPLS
2 2 (2.30%) IPv4
2 2 (2.30%) IPv6
2 2 (2.30%) VPN
2 2 (2.30%) DNS
2 2 (2.30%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) Network Security
3 1 (1.15%) SSH
3 1 (1.15%) FTP
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.90%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.45%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.45%) Big Data
4 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (20.69%) Ant
1 18 (20.69%) Eclipse
2 16 (18.39%) SoapUI
3 11 (12.64%) JIRA
4 7 (8.05%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.05%) Subversion
5 3 (3.45%) Maven
6 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.15%) Selenium
7 1 (1.15%) Hudson
7 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.15%) AccuRev
7 1 (1.15%) JMeter
7 1 (1.15%) JUnit
7 1 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (24.14%) Marketing
2 6 (6.90%) Legal
3 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Front Office
4 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.30%) Automotive
6 1 (1.15%) Finance
6 1 (1.15%) Games
6 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (36.78%) Analyst
2 27 (31.03%) Business Analyst
3 26 (29.89%) Developer
4 24 (27.59%) Java Developer
5 11 (12.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 11 (12.64%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Agile Coach
6 9 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Architect
7 5 (5.75%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (4.60%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Designer
9 3 (3.45%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) UML Business Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Product Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.59%) HTML
2 23 (26.44%) XML
3 22 (25.29%) CSS
4 21 (24.14%) HTML5
5 20 (22.99%) Ajax
5 20 (22.99%) SOAP
5 20 (22.99%) Web Services
6 18 (20.69%) J2EE
6 18 (20.69%) TopLink
6 18 (20.69%) EclipseLink
7 16 (18.39%) XHTML
7 16 (18.39%) JAX-RS
7 16 (18.39%) JAX-WS
8 9 (10.34%) REST
9 7 (8.05%) Middleware
10 5 (5.75%) CSS3
11 4 (4.60%) JSON
12 3 (3.45%) Django
12 3 (3.45%) Play Framework
12 3 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Client/Server
2 13 (14.94%) Visualisation
3 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.90%) User Experience
5 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.45%) Open Source
7 2 (2.30%) PKI
7 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.15%) Replication
8 1 (1.15%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (45.98%) Linux
2 33 (37.93%) Windows
3 29 (33.33%) UNIX
4 19 (21.84%) Solaris
5 6 (6.90%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (83.91%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.28%) Scrum
3 40 (45.98%) TDD
4 33 (37.93%) Use Case
5 22 (25.29%) Information Management
6 20 (22.99%) Digital Marketing
7 18 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (19.54%) Content Management
9 16 (18.39%) OO
9 16 (18.39%) RUP
10 14 (16.09%) B2C
10 14 (16.09%) Validation
11 13 (14.94%) Product Management
12 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
13 11 (12.64%) Business Analysis
13 11 (12.64%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
15 9 (10.34%) Kanban
15 9 (10.34%) Mentoring
16 8 (9.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 40 (45.98%) Java
2 23 (26.44%) SQL
3 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.79%) Ruby
5 9 (10.34%) C#
6 5 (5.75%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.75%) Python
7 3 (3.45%) Scala
7 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.45%) Perl
8 1 (1.15%) R
8 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.45%) Degree
3 2 (2.30%) CCNP
3 2 (2.30%) CCNA
3 2 (2.30%) ISEB
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (6.90%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (20.69%) IBM
2 3 (3.45%) Adobe
3 2 (2.30%) WSO2
3 2 (2.30%) Splunk
4 1 (1.15%) HP
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