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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 95 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -12
Contract jobs citing User Stories 45 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.49% 0.65% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 0.83% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 11
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £455 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-12.93% -7.40%
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
2292 2400 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.79% 77.59% 72.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1450 869
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 147 127
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.34 £43.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +14 22 £475 +15.15% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 9 £338 -25.00% 2
Suffolk +12 6 £465 +9.41%
Hertfordshire +4 4 £400 +23.07% 2
Norfolk +8 3 £275 -21.42%
Bedfordshire +11 1 £450 - 3
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) Scrum
3 34 (36.17%) Linux
4 33 (35.11%) Java
4 33 (35.11%) TDD
5 30 (31.91%) Use Case
6 26 (27.66%) UNIX
7 22 (23.40%) HTML
7 22 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (22.34%) Windows
9 20 (21.28%) Kanban
10 19 (20.21%) Information Management
10 19 (20.21%) REST
10 19 (20.21%) Relational Database
10 19 (20.21%) XML
11 17 (18.09%) Web Services
11 17 (18.09%) Jenkins
11 17 (18.09%) HTML5
12 16 (17.02%) Git (software)
12 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
13 15 (15.96%) Subversion
13 15 (15.96%) Marketing
14 14 (14.89%) WebSphere
14 14 (14.89%) Business Analysis
14 14 (14.89%) BDD
14 14 (14.89%) CSS
14 14 (14.89%) SOAP
15 13 (13.83%) SQL
15 13 (13.83%) JIRA
15 13 (13.83%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 14 (14.89%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.32%) JBoss
3 3 (3.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.13%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Confluence
5 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) MS Visio
1 7 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (6.38%) MS Office
2 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) HTTP
1 12 (12.77%) TCP/IP
1 12 (12.77%) SSL
2 3 (3.19%) FTP
2 3 (3.19%) SSH
3 2 (2.13%) Firewall
3 2 (2.13%) IPv4
3 2 (2.13%) IPv6
3 2 (2.13%) VPN
3 2 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (1.06%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.21%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.38%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.32%) Big Data
4 4 (4.26%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.19%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.06%) WebFOCUS
6 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.06%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 17 (18.09%) Jenkins
2 16 (17.02%) Git (software)
3 15 (15.96%) Subversion
4 13 (13.83%) JIRA
5 12 (12.77%) Ant
6 11 (11.70%) Eclipse
7 8 (8.51%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.38%) Maven
9 2 (2.13%) JUnit
9 2 (2.13%) AccuRev
10 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.06%) Hudson
10 1 (1.06%) FindBugs
10 1 (1.06%) Selenium
10 1 (1.06%) Checkstyle
10 1 (1.06%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.06%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.06%) JMeter
General
1 15 (15.96%) Marketing
2 11 (11.70%) Retail
3 8 (8.51%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.45%) Finance
5 6 (6.38%) Legal
6 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.13%) Automotive
8 1 (1.06%) Games
8 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (48.94%) Analyst
2 40 (42.55%) Business Analyst
3 31 (32.98%) Developer
4 26 (27.66%) Java Developer
5 17 (18.09%) Agile Business Analyst
6 12 (12.77%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 9 (9.57%) Lead Developer
8 8 (8.51%) Architect
8 8 (8.51%) Senior Developer
8 8 (8.51%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (7.45%) Lead Java Developer
9 7 (7.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (3.19%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.19%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.19%) ScrumMaster
11 3 (3.19%) Platform Architect
12 2 (2.13%) Java Web Developer
12 2 (2.13%) Product Owner
12 2 (2.13%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.40%) HTML
2 19 (20.21%) XML
2 19 (20.21%) REST
3 17 (18.09%) Web Services
3 17 (18.09%) HTML5
4 14 (14.89%) CSS
4 14 (14.89%) SOAP
5 12 (12.77%) Middleware
5 12 (12.77%) Ajax
6 10 (10.64%) TopLink
6 10 (10.64%) JAX-RS
7 9 (9.57%) EclipseLink
7 9 (9.57%) J2EE
7 9 (9.57%) XHTML
7 9 (9.57%) JAX-WS
8 5 (5.32%) Spring
9 4 (4.26%) CSS3
10 3 (3.19%) JPA
10 3 (3.19%) RESTful
10 3 (3.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.77%) Visualisation
3 11 (11.70%) Client/Server
4 6 (6.38%) User Experience
5 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.13%) PKI
7 2 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.06%) Social Media
8 1 (1.06%) Web 2.0
8 1 (1.06%) Psychology
8 1 (1.06%) Human Factors
8 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.06%) Replication
8 1 (1.06%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (36.17%) Linux
2 26 (27.66%) UNIX
3 21 (22.34%) Windows
4 12 (12.77%) Mac OS X
5 10 (10.64%) Solaris
6 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) Scrum
3 33 (35.11%) TDD
4 30 (31.91%) Use Case
5 22 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (21.28%) Kanban
7 19 (20.21%) Information Management
8 14 (14.89%) Business Analysis
8 14 (14.89%) BDD
9 12 (12.77%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (12.77%) SOA
9 12 (12.77%) B2C
10 11 (11.70%) OO
10 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (11.70%) Waterfall
11 9 (9.57%) Web Development
11 9 (9.57%) Content Management
12 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.51%) Change Management
12 8 (8.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.11%) Java
2 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.83%) SQL
4 4 (4.26%) Python
4 4 (4.26%) Perl
5 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.19%) C#
6 2 (2.13%) Ruby
6 2 (2.13%) Scala
7 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.13%) ISEB
2 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 12 (12.77%) Puppet
1 12 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.06%) Kibana
3 1 (1.06%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 11 (11.70%) IBM
2 4 (4.26%) WSO2
3 3 (3.19%) Adobe
4 2 (2.13%) HP
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.13%) Coverity
4 2 (2.13%) Splunk
5 1 (1.06%) FatWire
5 1 (1.06%) Google
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle