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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 87 116 113
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 35 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.36% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.88% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.05% +13.07%
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
1913 1594 1618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.44% 70.22% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 881 887
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 156 131
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +11 14 £625 +66.66% 1
Suffolk - 8 £561 - 2
Bedfordshire -7 6 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire +2 5 £350 -22.22% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 4 £300 -7.69% 7
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 47 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (47.54%) Java
3 26 (42.62%) Linux
4 20 (32.79%) UNIX
5 19 (31.15%) Windows
6 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
6 18 (29.51%) Product Management
7 17 (27.87%) TDD
7 17 (27.87%) Scrum
8 13 (21.31%) Eclipse
8 13 (21.31%) Ant
8 13 (21.31%) SOAP
8 13 (21.31%) Web Services
9 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
10 11 (18.03%) XML
10 11 (18.03%) UML
11 10 (16.39%) Business Analysis
11 10 (16.39%) Use Case
11 10 (16.39%) SoapUI
12 9 (14.75%) Ruby
12 9 (14.75%) Content Management
12 9 (14.75%) Solaris
12 9 (14.75%) C#
12 9 (14.75%) IBM
13 8 (13.11%) RUP
13 8 (13.11%) HTML
13 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
13 8 (13.11%) SQL
13 8 (13.11%) J2EE
13 8 (13.11%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (13.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) MPLS
3 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
1 5 (8.20%) MySQL
2 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Eclipse
1 13 (21.31%) Ant
2 10 (16.39%) SoapUI
3 5 (8.20%) WebDriver
3 5 (8.20%) Maven
3 5 (8.20%) Subversion
4 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.92%) JMeter
5 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 8 (13.11%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Front Office
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Business Analyst
1 15 (24.59%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Agile Coach
3 8 (13.11%) Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Tester
5 5 (8.20%) Development Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (8.20%) Product Development Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Product Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (6.56%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) SOAP
1 13 (21.31%) Web Services
2 11 (18.03%) XML
3 8 (13.11%) HTML
3 8 (13.11%) J2EE
3 8 (13.11%) CSS
3 8 (13.11%) XHTML
3 8 (13.11%) Ajax
3 8 (13.11%) TopLink
3 8 (13.11%) JAX-RS
3 8 (13.11%) JAX-WS
3 8 (13.11%) HTML5
4 5 (8.20%) REST
5 4 (6.56%) Java EE
6 3 (4.92%) XSD
6 3 (4.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.20%) User Experience
2 5 (8.20%) Visualisation
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (42.62%) Linux
2 20 (32.79%) UNIX
3 19 (31.15%) Windows
4 9 (14.75%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
2 18 (29.51%) Product Management
3 17 (27.87%) TDD
3 17 (27.87%) Scrum
4 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (18.03%) UML
6 10 (16.39%) Business Analysis
6 10 (16.39%) Use Case
7 9 (14.75%) Content Management
8 8 (13.11%) RUP
8 8 (13.11%) Information Management
8 8 (13.11%) Refactoring
8 8 (13.11%) Validation
8 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
9 7 (11.48%) Load Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) Java
2 9 (14.75%) Ruby
2 9 (14.75%) C#
3 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.11%) SQL
3 8 (13.11%) Python
4 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.92%) C
5 3 (4.92%) C++
5 3 (4.92%) XPath
6 1 (1.64%) R
6 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) ISEB
3 2 (3.28%) CCNP
3 2 (3.28%) CCNA
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.28%) CBAP
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) IBM
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) Progress
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) EMC
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
5 1 (1.64%) Adobe
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
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