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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 97 126 112
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Contract jobs citing User Stories 51 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.64% 0.76% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.01% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.83 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +20.96%
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
2385 2279 1708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.54% 75.09% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1329 890
Average daily rate £395 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 159 138
Average hourly rate £30.75 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +18 28 £463 +45.55% 1
Suffolk +24 13 £450 +5.88%
Norfolk +3 6 £341 -2.57%
Hertfordshire -11 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -12 2 £313 -30.55% 6
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 78 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (51.11%) Scrum
3 42 (46.67%) Linux
4 38 (42.22%) TDD
5 36 (40.00%) Java
6 35 (38.89%) Use Case
7 33 (36.67%) UNIX
8 29 (32.22%) Windows
9 26 (28.89%) HTML
9 26 (28.89%) Relational Database
10 24 (26.67%) XML
11 22 (24.44%) SQL
11 22 (24.44%) HTML5
12 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (23.33%) SOAP
12 21 (23.33%) Web Services
13 20 (22.22%) CSS
13 20 (22.22%) Information Management
13 20 (22.22%) Marketing
13 20 (22.22%) REST
14 19 (21.11%) Kanban
14 19 (21.11%) Digital Marketing
15 18 (20.00%) WebSphere
15 18 (20.00%) Ajax
16 17 (18.89%) JavaScript
16 17 (18.89%) Solaris
17 16 (17.78%) OO
17 16 (17.78%) J2EE
17 16 (17.78%) Ant
17 16 (17.78%) Eclipse

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.22%) JBoss
3 2 (2.22%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.11%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.11%) Mule
4 1 (1.11%) Confluence
4 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Visio
1 7 (7.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (6.67%) MS Office
2 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) HTTP
1 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 12 (13.33%) SSL
2 2 (2.22%) IPv4
2 2 (2.22%) IPv6
2 2 (2.22%) VPN
2 2 (2.22%) DNS
2 2 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.11%) SSH
3 1 (1.11%) Network Security
3 1 (1.11%) GSM
3 1 (1.11%) FTP
3 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.89%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.78%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.56%) Big Data
4 4 (4.44%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.33%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.11%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.11%) MySQL
7 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Ant
1 16 (17.78%) Eclipse
1 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
1 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
2 15 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 15 (16.67%) Subversion
3 14 (15.56%) JIRA
4 6 (6.67%) Maven
5 1 (1.11%) Selenium
5 1 (1.11%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.11%) JMeter
5 1 (1.11%) JUnit
5 1 (1.11%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.11%) Hudson
General
1 20 (22.22%) Marketing
2 8 (8.89%) Retail
3 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.67%) Finance
4 6 (6.67%) Legal
5 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.22%) Automotive
7 1 (1.11%) Games
7 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (44.44%) Analyst
2 34 (37.78%) Business Analyst
2 34 (37.78%) Developer
3 30 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 14 (15.56%) Agile Business Analyst
5 11 (12.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (12.22%) Senior Developer
6 10 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 9 (10.00%) Architect
7 9 (10.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 7 (7.78%) Lead Developer
9 6 (6.67%) Lead Java Developer
10 3 (3.33%) UML Business Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Platform Architect
10 3 (3.33%) IT Business Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.22%) Consultant
11 2 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (28.89%) HTML
2 24 (26.67%) XML
3 22 (24.44%) HTML5
4 21 (23.33%) SOAP
4 21 (23.33%) Web Services
5 20 (22.22%) CSS
5 20 (22.22%) REST
6 18 (20.00%) Ajax
7 16 (17.78%) J2EE
7 16 (17.78%) TopLink
7 16 (17.78%) EclipseLink
8 15 (16.67%) JAX-RS
9 14 (15.56%) JAX-WS
9 14 (15.56%) XHTML
10 13 (14.44%) Middleware
11 5 (5.56%) CSS3
12 4 (4.44%) JSON
12 4 (4.44%) Hibernate
13 3 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Visualisation
2 12 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) User Experience
4 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.22%) PKI
6 2 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.11%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.11%) Replication
7 1 (1.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (46.67%) Linux
2 33 (36.67%) UNIX
3 29 (32.22%) Windows
4 17 (18.89%) Solaris
5 12 (13.33%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (51.11%) Scrum
3 38 (42.22%) TDD
4 35 (38.89%) Use Case
5 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (22.22%) Information Management
7 19 (21.11%) Kanban
7 19 (21.11%) Digital Marketing
8 16 (17.78%) Content Management
8 16 (17.78%) OO
9 14 (15.56%) Business Analysis
9 14 (15.56%) BDD
10 13 (14.44%) RUP
10 13 (14.44%) B2C
11 12 (13.33%) SOA
12 11 (12.22%) Validation
13 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (8.89%) Change Management
13 8 (8.89%) Waterfall
14 7 (7.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.00%) Java
2 22 (24.44%) SQL
3 17 (18.89%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.44%) Perl
5 4 (4.44%) Python
6 3 (3.33%) Ruby
6 3 (3.33%) Scala
6 3 (3.33%) C#
7 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) Puppet
1 12 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) Kibana
2 1 (1.11%) Check_MK
2 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) IBM
2 4 (4.44%) WSO2
3 3 (3.33%) Adobe
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.22%) Coverity
4 2 (2.22%) Splunk
5 1 (1.11%) HP
5 1 (1.11%) FatWire
5 1 (1.11%) Google
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