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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 94 69 97
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Contract jobs citing User Stories 35 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.55% 2.45% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 3.20% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 33
Median daily rate £416 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.36% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £400 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £36.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+67.93% -40.45%
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
1825 1970 2265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 80.57% 76.53% 78.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 1148 1458
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £287 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 192 140
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +48.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Essex -9 25 £425 -10.52% 2
Hertfordshire -2 4 £350 -22.22% 2
Bedfordshire -1 2 £413 -8.33% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Norfolk +8 1 £403 -5.29% 3
East Anglia - 1 £500 -
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 55 (90.16%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) Scrum
3 18 (29.51%) Business Analysis
4 16 (26.23%) JIRA
5 15 (24.59%) Kanban
5 15 (24.59%) SOA
6 13 (21.31%) TDD
6 13 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Confluence
7 12 (19.67%) BDD
8 11 (18.03%) DevOps
8 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (18.03%) Java
9 10 (16.39%) Marketing
10 9 (14.75%) J2EE
10 9 (14.75%) CRM
10 9 (14.75%) JIRA Agile
10 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (14.75%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
11 8 (13.11%) User Experience
11 8 (13.11%) Software Delivery
11 8 (13.11%) OO
11 8 (13.11%) Linux
11 8 (13.11%) Finance
11 8 (13.11%) Process Management
12 7 (11.48%) CMS
12 7 (11.48%) Web Development
12 7 (11.48%) Requirements Management

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 13 (21.31%) Confluence
2 7 (11.48%) CMS
3 5 (8.20%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.56%) Apache
4 4 (6.56%) JBoss
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (6.56%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.92%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) HTTP
1 5 (8.20%) SSL
1 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) Firewall
2 2 (3.28%) Intranet
3 1 (1.64%) LDAP
3 1 (1.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.64%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.64%) HBase
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Redis
4 1 (1.64%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) JIRA
2 9 (14.75%) JIRA Agile
3 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.56%) AccuRev
5 4 (6.56%) Subversion
6 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.64%) JUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Maven
General
1 10 (16.39%) Marketing
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Automotive
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (1.64%) Front Office
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (52.46%) Business Analyst
2 31 (50.82%) Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Developer
4 9 (14.75%) Agile Business Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Digital Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Digital Business Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Scrum Master
6 6 (9.84%) Digital Marketing Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Marketing Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Marketing Business Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Release Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Agile Scrum Master
10 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Integration Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 2 (3.28%) Messaging Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) SOA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) J2EE
2 5 (8.20%) Middleware
2 5 (8.20%) REST
3 4 (6.56%) JAX-WS
3 4 (6.56%) JMS
3 4 (6.56%) JPA
3 4 (6.56%) SOAP
3 4 (6.56%) Web Services
4 3 (4.92%) .NET
4 3 (4.92%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.92%) HTML
5 2 (3.28%) HTML5
5 2 (3.28%) LAMP
5 2 (3.28%) Spring
5 2 (3.28%) XML
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) Ajax
6 1 (1.64%) jQuery
6 1 (1.64%) JSON
6 1 (1.64%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (13.11%) User Experience
4 7 (11.48%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.64%) EPoS
6 1 (1.64%) Informatics
6 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.64%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.64%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (90.16%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) Scrum
3 18 (29.51%) Business Analysis
4 15 (24.59%) Kanban
4 15 (24.59%) SOA
5 13 (21.31%) TDD
5 13 (21.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (19.67%) BDD
7 11 (18.03%) DevOps
8 9 (14.75%) CRM
8 9 (14.75%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.11%) OO
9 8 (13.11%) Process Management
9 8 (13.11%) Software Delivery
10 7 (11.48%) B2C
10 7 (11.48%) Requirements Management
10 7 (11.48%) Waterfall
10 7 (11.48%) Web Development
11 6 (9.84%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) Java
2 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.56%) SQL
4 3 (4.92%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) C
5 2 (3.28%) Perl
5 2 (3.28%) PHP
5 2 (3.28%) Scala
6 1 (1.64%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.56%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) Terraform
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Adobe
1 7 (11.48%) CA Agile Central
1 7 (11.48%) WSO2
2 6 (9.84%) IBM
2 6 (9.84%) SAP
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.64%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.64%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) hybris
4 1 (1.64%) Mapbox
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.64%) Teradata
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