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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 96 93 126
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +33
Contract jobs citing User Stories 33 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.29% 1.69% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 2.15% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 18
Median daily rate £475 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £339 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.83 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% -12.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.83 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -12.46%
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
2039 2421 2337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.93% 78.73% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 1495 1368
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 163 159
Median hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -13 13 £488 +5.40% 1
Hertfordshire +12 6 £488 -
Suffolk -7 6 £475 +5.55% 1
Cambridgeshire +20 4 - - 3
Norfolk -3 2 £455 +33.43%
Bedfordshire - 2 £475 - 2
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 80 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.00%) Scrum
3 28 (28.00%) Business Analysis
4 25 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (22.00%) JIRA
5 22 (22.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (18.00%) CRM
7 17 (17.00%) Marketing
8 16 (16.00%) Retail
9 15 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 15 (15.00%) SOA
10 14 (14.00%) SOAP
10 14 (14.00%) Microservices
10 14 (14.00%) Wireframes
11 13 (13.00%) REST
11 13 (13.00%) E-Commerce
11 13 (13.00%) C#
11 13 (13.00%) .NET
12 12 (12.00%) Finance
12 12 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
12 12 (12.00%) Confluence
13 11 (11.00%) Waterfall
13 11 (11.00%) Workflow
14 10 (10.00%) TDD
14 10 (10.00%) BDD
14 10 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (9.00%) Use Case
15 9 (9.00%) QA
15 9 (9.00%) Reverse Engineering

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 12 (12.00%) Confluence
2 8 (8.00%) CMS
3 7 (7.00%) Drupal
3 7 (7.00%) JBoss
3 7 (7.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.00%) Apache
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.00%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Project
1 6 (6.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (3.00%) Magento
3 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) HTTP
1 3 (3.00%) SSL
1 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (1.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.00%) Skype
3 1 (1.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) DB2
1 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (22.00%) JIRA
2 6 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.00%) Subversion
3 4 (4.00%) Axure RP
3 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.00%) Appium
4 3 (3.00%) PHPUnit
4 3 (3.00%) Selenium
4 3 (3.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.00%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.00%) JUnit
6 1 (1.00%) Maven
General
1 17 (17.00%) Marketing
2 16 (16.00%) Retail
3 12 (12.00%) Finance
4 4 (4.00%) Legal
5 3 (3.00%) Back Office
5 3 (3.00%) Front Office
6 2 (2.00%) Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 57 (57.00%) Analyst
2 54 (54.00%) Business Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) Developer
4 12 (12.00%) Consultant
5 11 (11.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 11 (11.00%) CRM Consultant
5 11 (11.00%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Designer
6 8 (8.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) Functional Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) Senior Designer
8 6 (6.00%) .NET Designer
8 6 (6.00%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Business Data Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Data Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Digital Business Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (5.00%) CRM Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.00%) SOAP
2 13 (13.00%) .NET
2 13 (13.00%) REST
3 10 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (8.00%) Middleware
5 4 (4.00%) J2EE
5 4 (4.00%) RESTful
6 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.00%) Behat
6 3 (3.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.00%) HTML
6 3 (3.00%) XML
7 2 (2.00%) JAX-WS
7 2 (2.00%) JMS
7 2 (2.00%) JPA
7 2 (2.00%) WCF
7 2 (2.00%) Web Services
8 1 (1.00%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.00%) User Experience
3 4 (4.00%) Data Integration
3 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.00%) Smart Energy
5 2 (2.00%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.00%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (3.00%) Unix
3 1 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.00%) Scrum
3 28 (28.00%) Business Analysis
4 18 (18.00%) CRM
5 15 (15.00%) SOA
5 15 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 14 (14.00%) Microservices
6 14 (14.00%) Wireframes
7 13 (13.00%) E-Commerce
8 11 (11.00%) Waterfall
8 11 (11.00%) Workflow
9 10 (10.00%) BDD
9 10 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (10.00%) TDD
10 9 (9.00%) Change Management
10 9 (9.00%) Data Modelling
10 9 (9.00%) Migration
10 9 (9.00%) Reverse Engineering
10 9 (9.00%) Use Case
11 8 (8.00%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.00%) C#
2 9 (9.00%) SQL
3 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.00%) Java
4 3 (3.00%) PHP
5 2 (2.00%) C
6 1 (1.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.00%) Puppet
2 2 (2.00%) Ansible
3 1 (1.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.00%) Sitecore
3 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.00%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.00%) SAP
5 3 (3.00%) WSO2
6 2 (2.00%) Adobe
6 2 (2.00%) IBM
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle
7 1 (1.00%) hybris
7 1 (1.00%) Teradata
7 1 (1.00%) Thunderhead