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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / East of England
Rank 83 66 95
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +29
Contract jobs citing User Stories 39 60 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.80% 2.59% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 3.30% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 25
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £400 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
1734 1816 1980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.87% 78.41% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1017 1088 1219
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 168 140
Median hourly rate £36.89 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.78% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £46.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Essex -9 25 £475 +1.06%
Hertfordshire -6 9 £425 -5.55% 2
Norfolk -1 3 £458 +7.76% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 2 - - 3
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 64 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (48.57%) Scrum
3 25 (35.71%) JIRA
3 25 (35.71%) Kanban
4 24 (34.29%) SOA
5 23 (32.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (32.86%) Confluence
6 21 (30.00%) DevOps
6 21 (30.00%) TDD
7 20 (28.57%) BDD
8 19 (27.14%) JIRA Agile
9 18 (25.71%) Software Delivery
9 18 (25.71%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (24.29%) Process Management
11 16 (22.86%) Business Analysis
11 16 (22.86%) Virtual Team
12 14 (20.00%) Coaching
12 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (15.71%) Project Planning
13 11 (15.71%) Java
14 10 (14.29%) Marketing
14 10 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
15 9 (12.86%) Open Source
15 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
15 9 (12.86%) User Experience
15 9 (12.86%) OO
15 9 (12.86%) CRM
16 8 (11.43%) J2EE
16 8 (11.43%) B2C
16 8 (11.43%) Adobe

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 23 (32.86%) Confluence
2 8 (11.43%) CMS
3 5 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.71%) Apache
4 4 (5.71%) JBoss
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.86%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.29%) MS Project
3 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.43%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Intranet
2 5 (7.14%) HTTP
2 5 (7.14%) SSL
2 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.43%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.43%) HBase
4 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.43%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.43%) Redis
4 1 (1.43%) Riak
Development Applications
1 25 (35.71%) JIRA
2 19 (27.14%) JIRA Agile
3 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
4 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.71%) Subversion
6 3 (4.29%) AccuRev
7 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.86%) JUnit
7 2 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 10 (14.29%) Marketing
2 8 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Automotive
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (38.57%) Analyst
1 27 (38.57%) Business Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Scrum Master
3 9 (12.86%) Developer
3 9 (12.86%) Digital Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Digital Business Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Digital Marketing Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Marketing Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Marketing Business Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Agile Scrum Master
6 4 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Security Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Release Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) J2EE
2 5 (7.14%) Middleware
3 4 (5.71%) REST
4 3 (4.29%) .NET
4 3 (4.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) JAX-WS
4 3 (4.29%) JMS
4 3 (4.29%) JPA
4 3 (4.29%) SOAP
4 3 (4.29%) Spring
4 3 (4.29%) Web Services
5 2 (2.86%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.86%) HTML5
5 2 (2.86%) LAMP
5 2 (2.86%) RESTful
5 2 (2.86%) XML
6 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.43%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.43%) Leaflet
6 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (22.86%) Virtual Team
3 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (12.86%) User Experience
5 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.86%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.43%) EPoS
7 1 (1.43%) Informatics
7 1 (1.43%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (48.57%) Scrum
3 25 (35.71%) Kanban
4 24 (34.29%) SOA
5 23 (32.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (30.00%) DevOps
6 21 (30.00%) TDD
7 20 (28.57%) BDD
8 18 (25.71%) Software Delivery
9 17 (24.29%) Process Management
10 16 (22.86%) Business Analysis
11 14 (20.00%) Coaching
12 11 (15.71%) Project Planning
13 10 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
14 9 (12.86%) CRM
14 9 (12.86%) OO
14 9 (12.86%) Open Source
15 8 (11.43%) B2C
15 8 (11.43%) Requirements Management
15 8 (11.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) Java
2 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.71%) Perl
3 4 (5.71%) SQL
4 3 (4.29%) C
4 3 (4.29%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) PHP
5 2 (2.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Adobe
1 8 (11.43%) CA Agile Central
2 7 (10.00%) WSO2
3 5 (7.14%) IBM
3 5 (7.14%) SAP
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle
5 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.43%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (1.43%) Mapbox
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
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