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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 74 93 109
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 57 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.31% 1.61% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.08% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 19
Median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £331 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £450 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
1945 2210 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.94% 77.33% 75.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 1263 1261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 159 153
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Bedfordshire +22 23 £450 +9.09% 6
Suffolk +4 14 £475 +13.09%
Hertfordshire - 8 £431 - 2
Cambridgeshire +19 7 £475 +35.71% 3
Norfolk -1 3 £425 +6.85% 1
Essex -27 3 £525 +31.25% 1
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 95 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.58%) Scrum
3 30 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (23.68%) JIRA
5 25 (21.93%) Business Analysis
6 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 22 (19.30%) BDD
8 20 (17.54%) Retail
9 19 (16.67%) CRM
9 19 (16.67%) Java
9 19 (16.67%) REST
9 19 (16.67%) Marketing
10 18 (15.79%) RESTful
10 18 (15.79%) Confluence
10 18 (15.79%) SOA
11 17 (14.91%) Red Hat
11 17 (14.91%) SOAP
12 16 (14.04%) E-Commerce
12 16 (14.04%) Waterfall
12 16 (14.04%) Software Engineering
12 16 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
13 15 (13.16%) SQL
13 15 (13.16%) Microservices
14 14 (12.28%) .NET
14 14 (12.28%) C#
14 14 (12.28%) Spring
14 14 (12.28%) Maven
15 13 (11.40%) Dynamics CRM
15 13 (11.40%) HTML

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 18 (15.79%) Confluence
2 11 (9.65%) Apache ServiceMix
3 9 (7.89%) JBoss
4 8 (7.02%) CMS
5 7 (6.14%) Drupal
5 7 (6.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.63%) GlassFish
6 3 (2.63%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.88%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.88%) Apache
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) MS Project
1 9 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.14%) Magento
3 3 (2.63%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) HTTP
2 4 (3.51%) SSL
2 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) DB2
2 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.88%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.88%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 27 (23.68%) JIRA
2 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 14 (12.28%) Maven
4 12 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 12 (10.53%) Subversion
5 11 (9.65%) Cucumber
5 11 (9.65%) JUnit
6 8 (7.02%) PHPUnit
6 8 (7.02%) Selenium
6 8 (7.02%) WebDriver
7 7 (6.14%) Appium
8 4 (3.51%) Axure RP
9 3 (2.63%) Ant
9 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.88%) Protractor
General
1 20 (17.54%) Retail
2 19 (16.67%) Marketing
3 10 (8.77%) Finance
4 7 (6.14%) Legal
5 2 (1.75%) Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 55 (48.25%) Analyst
2 49 (42.98%) Business Analyst
3 24 (21.05%) Developer
4 15 (13.16%) Designer
4 15 (13.16%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.53%) Consultant
6 11 (9.65%) CRM Consultant
7 10 (8.77%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.02%) Automation Tester
8 8 (7.02%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 8 (7.02%) Senior Designer
8 8 (7.02%) Tester
9 7 (6.14%) Business Data Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) CRM Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) CRM Business Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Data Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Functional Consultant
9 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Consultant
9 7 (6.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 7 (6.14%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.67%) REST
2 18 (15.79%) RESTful
3 17 (14.91%) SOAP
4 14 (12.28%) .NET
4 14 (12.28%) Spring
5 13 (11.40%) HTML
6 11 (9.65%) Apache Camel
6 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (9.65%) Middleware
7 10 (8.77%) XML
8 8 (7.02%) Behat
9 5 (4.39%) Ajax
9 5 (4.39%) CSS
10 4 (3.51%) JAX-RS
10 4 (3.51%) Web Services
11 3 (2.63%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.63%) Java SE
11 3 (2.63%) JSON
11 3 (2.63%) JSR 170
11 3 (2.63%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.02%) User Experience
3 4 (3.51%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.63%) Clustering
4 3 (2.63%) Replication
4 3 (2.63%) Smart Energy
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Unix
2 8 (7.02%) Linux
3 5 (4.39%) Windows
4 3 (2.63%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.58%) Scrum
3 25 (21.93%) Business Analysis
4 22 (19.30%) BDD
5 19 (16.67%) CRM
6 18 (15.79%) SOA
7 16 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (14.04%) E-Commerce
7 16 (14.04%) Software Engineering
7 16 (14.04%) Waterfall
8 15 (13.16%) Microservices
9 13 (11.40%) API Design
10 12 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 12 (10.53%) TDD
10 12 (10.53%) Use Case
10 12 (10.53%) Wireframes
11 11 (9.65%) API Development
11 11 (9.65%) Data Transformation
11 11 (9.65%) OO
11 11 (9.65%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.67%) Java
2 15 (13.16%) SQL
3 14 (12.28%) C#
4 12 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.02%) PHP
6 3 (2.63%) C++
6 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.88%) Perl
7 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.51%) Puppet
2 1 (0.88%) Check_MK
2 1 (0.88%) Kibana
Vendors
1 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.91%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.14%) Sitecore
4 5 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.51%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.75%) Adobe
6 2 (1.75%) SAP
6 2 (1.75%) WSO2
7 1 (0.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (0.88%) BT
7 1 (0.88%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.88%) Huawei
7 1 (0.88%) hybris
7 1 (0.88%) Nokia
7 1 (0.88%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (0.88%) Siemens
7 1 (0.88%) Thunderhead
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