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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 128 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.64% 0.59% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.83% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 22
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£425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
2387 1687 2097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.09% 70.94% 68.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1432 861 1094
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 115 213
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.85 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.61 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire -5 8 £450 +33.33% 1
Hertfordshire -14 5 £325 -18.75% 2
Bedfordshire -20 1 £450 -18.18% 4
Norfolk - 1 £350 -
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Scrum
3 14 (29.79%) E-Commerce
4 13 (27.66%) TDD
5 11 (23.40%) QA
5 11 (23.40%) HTML
5 11 (23.40%) Web Services
6 9 (19.15%) Web Development
7 8 (17.02%) Use Case
7 8 (17.02%) UML
7 8 (17.02%) RUP
7 8 (17.02%) Java
7 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
8 7 (14.89%) jQuery
8 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
8 7 (14.89%) FatWire
8 7 (14.89%) Content Management
9 6 (12.77%) Retail
9 6 (12.77%) Finance
9 6 (12.77%) Project Management
9 6 (12.77%) Linux
9 6 (12.77%) OO
10 5 (10.64%) UNIX
10 5 (10.64%) CSS
10 5 (10.64%) Ajax
10 5 (10.64%) Product Management
10 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
11 4 (8.51%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.26%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.13%) GPRS
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) DTS
1 3 (6.38%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Ant
1 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
1 4 (8.51%) Eclipse
1 4 (8.51%) Selenium
1 4 (8.51%) SpecFlow
2 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) Maven
3 2 (4.26%) JMeter
4 1 (2.13%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) WatiN
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
1 6 (12.77%) Retail
2 4 (8.51%) Legal
3 3 (6.38%) Automotive
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Analyst
2 21 (44.68%) Business Analyst
3 12 (25.53%) Agile Business Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Product Owner
6 3 (6.38%) Hybris Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.13%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) HTML
1 11 (23.40%) Web Services
2 7 (14.89%) jQuery
3 5 (10.64%) Ajax
3 5 (10.64%) CSS
4 4 (8.51%) .NET
4 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.51%) XML
4 4 (8.51%) HTML5
5 3 (6.38%) Spring MVC
5 3 (6.38%) Spring
5 3 (6.38%) JSF
5 3 (6.38%) DHTML
5 3 (6.38%) SOAP
5 3 (6.38%) Struts
6 2 (4.26%) J2EE
6 2 (4.26%) XSD
6 2 (4.26%) XSLT
6 2 (4.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) UNIX
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Scrum
3 14 (29.79%) E-Commerce
4 13 (27.66%) TDD
5 9 (19.15%) Web Development
6 8 (17.02%) Use Case
6 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
6 8 (17.02%) UML
6 8 (17.02%) RUP
7 7 (14.89%) Content Management
7 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.77%) OO
8 6 (12.77%) Project Management
9 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Product Management
9 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.51%) BDD
10 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) Java
1 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.51%) C#
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) C
3 2 (4.26%) XPath
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.13%) C++
4 1 (2.13%) FQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) CBAP
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) FatWire
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) hybris
4 2 (4.26%) Adobe
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Vignette
5 1 (2.13%) Facebook
5 1 (2.13%) Twitter
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