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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 62 95 117
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +22
Contract jobs citing User Stories 66 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.77% 1.33% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 1.75% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 12
Average daily rate £450 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
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
1875 1948 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.68% 76.12% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1189 980
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 140 150
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the East of England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 27 £470 -24.80%
Bedfordshire +13 12 £475 +35.71% 2
Norfolk - 10 £425 -
Hertfordshire +12 9 £450 +28.57% 1
Suffolk 0 5 £438 -12.50% 1
East Anglia - 2 £470 -
Cambridgeshire +9 1 £263 -12.50% 1
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 108 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.29%) Scrum
3 38 (32.20%) Java
4 34 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (26.27%) TDD
5 31 (26.27%) Jenkins
6 27 (22.88%) Waterfall
7 26 (22.03%) Confluence
7 26 (22.03%) JIRA
7 26 (22.03%) Unix
8 25 (21.19%) Linux
8 25 (21.19%) HTML
8 25 (21.19%) SQL
9 24 (20.34%) Use Case
10 21 (17.80%) Business Analysis
10 21 (17.80%) XML
10 21 (17.80%) SOA
10 21 (17.80%) API Design
11 19 (16.10%) Middleware
11 19 (16.10%) JUnit
11 19 (16.10%) JavaScript
11 19 (16.10%) BDD
11 19 (16.10%) RESTful
12 18 (15.25%) Kanban
12 18 (15.25%) Spring
12 18 (15.25%) E-Commerce
13 17 (14.41%) Maven
13 17 (14.41%) Git (software)
13 17 (14.41%) REST
14 16 (13.56%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (22.03%) Confluence
2 13 (11.02%) Apache ServiceMix
2 13 (11.02%) JBoss
2 13 (11.02%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.24%) Apache
3 5 (4.24%) CMS
3 5 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.39%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.39%) GlassFish
4 4 (3.39%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.39%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (12.71%) MS Project
1 15 (12.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Magento
2 4 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.32%) HTTP
2 10 (8.47%) SSL
2 10 (8.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) DNS
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.71%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.08%) Big Data
2 6 (5.08%) WebFOCUS
3 5 (4.24%) Apache Hive
3 5 (4.24%) DB2
3 5 (4.24%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.39%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.85%) HBase
6 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 31 (26.27%) Jenkins
2 26 (22.03%) JIRA
3 19 (16.10%) JUnit
4 17 (14.41%) Git (software)
4 17 (14.41%) Maven
5 16 (13.56%) Subversion
6 13 (11.02%) Cucumber
7 12 (10.17%) Ant
8 6 (5.08%) AccuRev
8 6 (5.08%) Checkstyle
8 6 (5.08%) Eclipse
8 6 (5.08%) FindBugs
8 6 (5.08%) PHPUnit
8 6 (5.08%) Selenium
8 6 (5.08%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.08%) TestDirector
8 6 (5.08%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.24%) Appium
10 1 (0.85%) Protractor
General
1 16 (13.56%) Retail
2 13 (11.02%) Marketing
3 7 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.24%) Automotive
4 5 (4.24%) Legal
5 4 (3.39%) Finance
6 3 (2.54%) Games
6 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (43.22%) Analyst
2 46 (38.98%) Business Analyst
3 35 (29.66%) Developer
4 25 (21.19%) Java Developer
5 13 (11.02%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.32%) Agile Business Analyst
6 11 (9.32%) Designer
7 9 (7.63%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 9 (7.63%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 9 (7.63%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (5.93%) J2EE Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 6 (5.08%) Automation Tester
9 6 (5.08%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Tester
10 5 (4.24%) Scrum Master
10 5 (4.24%) Selenium Tester
11 4 (3.39%) Agile Coach
11 4 (3.39%) Big Data Developer
11 4 (3.39%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.19%) HTML
2 21 (17.80%) XML
3 19 (16.10%) Middleware
3 19 (16.10%) RESTful
4 18 (15.25%) Spring
5 17 (14.41%) REST
6 15 (12.71%) Web Services
7 13 (11.02%) Apache Camel
7 13 (11.02%) J2EE
8 12 (10.17%) Ajax
8 12 (10.17%) CSS
8 12 (10.17%) SOAP
9 11 (9.32%) TopLink
10 10 (8.47%) Struts
11 9 (7.63%) HTML5
12 8 (6.78%) Hibernate
13 7 (5.93%) JAX-RS
13 7 (5.93%) JSON
14 6 (5.08%) Behat
14 6 (5.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.78%) Visualisation
3 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.24%) User Experience
4 4 (3.39%) Clustering
4 4 (3.39%) Replication
5 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.69%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.85%) Psychology
6 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.03%) Unix
2 25 (21.19%) Linux
3 16 (13.56%) Windows
4 10 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.93%) Mac OS X
6 6 (5.08%) Solaris
7 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.29%) Scrum
3 34 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (26.27%) TDD
5 27 (22.88%) Waterfall
6 24 (20.34%) Use Case
7 21 (17.80%) API Design
7 21 (17.80%) Business Analysis
7 21 (17.80%) SOA
8 19 (16.10%) BDD
9 18 (15.25%) E-Commerce
9 18 (15.25%) Kanban
10 15 (12.71%) OO
11 14 (11.86%) Microservices
12 13 (11.02%) Analytics
12 13 (11.02%) API Development
12 13 (11.02%) Business Process Mapping
12 13 (11.02%) Software Delivery
12 13 (11.02%) Software Engineering
12 13 (11.02%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.20%) Java
2 25 (21.19%) SQL
3 19 (16.10%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.86%) PL/SQL
5 7 (5.93%) Perl
6 6 (5.08%) C#
6 6 (5.08%) PHP
7 4 (3.39%) C++
7 4 (3.39%) Python
7 4 (3.39%) Ruby
7 4 (3.39%) Scala
8 3 (2.54%) C
9 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (10.17%) Puppet
2 6 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (4.24%) Kibana
4 4 (3.39%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.85%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (13.56%) Red Hat
2 10 (8.47%) Oracle
3 9 (7.63%) IBM
4 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.08%) HP
5 6 (5.08%) Rally
5 6 (5.08%) WSO2
6 5 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.54%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.69%) Progress
9 1 (0.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (0.85%) BT
9 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.85%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.85%) Huawei
9 1 (0.85%) hybris
9 1 (0.85%) Nokia
9 1 (0.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.85%) Siemens