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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 98 98 136
Rank change year-on-year
0 +38
Contract jobs citing User Stories 31 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.25% 1.42% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.84% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 13
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £338 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £580 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £34.50 £32.83 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.10% -32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.55 £39.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £38.25 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
1985 2170 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.75% 77.14% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 1255 1491
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 161 146
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +30.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.64 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +1 19 £480 +1.05% 2
Hertfordshire 0 3 £500 +25.00% 2
Bedfordshire -3 3 £475 +5.55% 5
Cambridgeshire +13 2 £363 +7.40% 3
Norfolk +1 2 £426 - 1
Suffolk +1 2 £388 -32.60% 1
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 65 (84.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Scrum
3 20 (25.97%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (24.68%) Business Analysis
5 16 (20.78%) JIRA
6 15 (19.48%) Retail
7 14 (18.18%) Wireframes
8 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (15.58%) Kanban
9 12 (15.58%) TDD
10 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
10 11 (14.29%) BDD
11 10 (12.99%) Workflow
11 10 (12.99%) Finance
11 10 (12.99%) SOA
12 9 (11.69%) SQL
12 9 (11.69%) J2EE
12 9 (11.69%) Linux
12 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
12 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
13 8 (10.39%) Sitecore
13 8 (10.39%) Subversion
13 8 (10.39%) CMS
13 8 (10.39%) CRM
13 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
14 7 (9.09%) Middleware
14 7 (9.09%) SOAP
14 7 (9.09%) Java
14 7 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (9.09%) Use Case

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 8 (10.39%) CMS
2 7 (9.09%) Confluence
2 7 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (7.79%) Drupal
4 5 (6.49%) JBoss
5 4 (5.19%) Apache
5 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.19%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.30%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.30%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Project
1 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.90%) Magento
3 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) HTTP
1 6 (7.79%) SSL
1 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
3 1 (1.30%) LDAP
3 1 (1.30%) Skype
3 1 (1.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) JIRA
2 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.39%) Subversion
5 4 (5.19%) AccuRev
5 4 (5.19%) Axure RP
6 3 (3.90%) Appium
6 3 (3.90%) PHPUnit
6 3 (3.90%) Selenium
6 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.60%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.30%) JUnit
8 1 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 15 (19.48%) Retail
2 10 (12.99%) Finance
3 6 (7.79%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Back Office
4 3 (3.90%) Front Office
4 3 (3.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) Automotive
5 2 (2.60%) Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (57.14%) Business Analyst
2 42 (54.55%) Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Agile Business Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Developer
5 7 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Digital Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Release Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Scrum Master
9 3 (3.90%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Workflow Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) J2EE
2 7 (9.09%) Middleware
2 7 (9.09%) REST
2 7 (9.09%) SOAP
3 4 (5.19%) .NET
3 4 (5.19%) HTML
3 4 (5.19%) JAX-WS
3 4 (5.19%) JMS
3 4 (5.19%) JPA
3 4 (5.19%) RESTful
3 4 (5.19%) Web Services
3 4 (5.19%) XML
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (3.90%) Behat
4 3 (3.90%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.60%) Spring
6 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.30%) Ajax
6 1 (1.30%) SAML
6 1 (1.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) User Experience
3 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.30%) EPoS
5 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Informatics
5 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.30%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.30%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.30%) Telematics
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.90%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (84.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Scrum
3 19 (24.68%) Business Analysis
4 14 (18.18%) Wireframes
5 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (15.58%) Kanban
6 12 (15.58%) TDD
7 11 (14.29%) BDD
8 10 (12.99%) SOA
8 10 (12.99%) Workflow
9 9 (11.69%) Software Engineering
10 8 (10.39%) CRM
11 7 (9.09%) DevOps
11 7 (9.09%) Use Case
12 6 (7.79%) API Design
12 6 (7.79%) Change Management
12 6 (7.79%) Coaching
12 6 (7.79%) Microservices
12 6 (7.79%) Project Management
12 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) Java
3 5 (6.49%) C#
4 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.90%) PHP
6 2 (2.60%) C
6 2 (2.60%) Perl
7 1 (1.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.30%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.49%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) Terraform
3 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
1 8 (10.39%) Sitecore
2 5 (6.49%) IBM
2 5 (6.49%) SAP
2 5 (6.49%) WSO2
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle
4 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.30%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.30%) hybris
5 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.30%) Teradata
5 1 (1.30%) Thunderhead
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