The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 123 90 121
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +31
Contract jobs citing User Stories 26 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.81% 1.17% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 12
Average daily rate £380 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £291 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2324 1582 2149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 72.15% 68.60% 69.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1318 870 1066
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 120 198
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.65 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
User Stories
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -10 11 £450 +5.88% 1
Essex -22 6 £425 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £380 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £338 - 6
Suffolk -4 1 £238 -32.14% 1
Norfolk - - - -
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 19 (45.24%) E-Commerce
2 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) QA
4 12 (28.57%) Scrum
5 11 (26.19%) .NET
5 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Java
6 10 (23.81%) UML
7 9 (21.43%) Use Case
7 9 (21.43%) Business Analysis
7 9 (21.43%) TDD
8 8 (19.05%) Retail
8 8 (19.05%) HTML
8 8 (19.05%) Web Services
9 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 6 (14.29%) C#
10 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.90%) jQuery
11 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
12 4 (9.52%) Web Development
12 4 (9.52%) C++
12 4 (9.52%) DTS
12 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
12 4 (9.52%) Dependency Management
13 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (7.14%) Struts
13 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
13 3 (7.14%) OO
13 3 (7.14%) DHTML

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (2.38%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) DTS
2 3 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
1 2 (4.76%) WatiN
1 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.38%) Ant
2 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.38%) JMeter
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 8 (19.05%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Analyst
2 21 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Product Owner
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Applications Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Requirements Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) .NET
2 8 (19.05%) HTML
2 8 (19.05%) Web Services
3 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
3 5 (11.90%) jQuery
4 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (7.14%) HTML5
5 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (7.14%) Spring MVC
5 3 (7.14%) Spring
5 3 (7.14%) JSF
5 3 (7.14%) Ajax
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.14%) Struts
5 3 (7.14%) XML
5 3 (7.14%) XSD
5 3 (7.14%) DHTML
6 2 (4.76%) XML Schema
7 1 (2.38%) SOAP
7 1 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
1 2 (4.76%) Taxonomies
1 2 (4.76%) Open Source
1 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.38%) iPhone
2 1 (2.38%) W3C
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) E-Commerce
2 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) Scrum
4 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (23.81%) UML
6 9 (21.43%) TDD
6 9 (21.43%) Business Analysis
6 9 (21.43%) Use Case
7 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (9.52%) Dependency Management
9 4 (9.52%) Web Development
10 3 (7.14%) OO
10 3 (7.14%) Migration
10 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.14%) MVC
11 2 (4.76%) Workflow
11 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
11 2 (4.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) C#
3 4 (9.52%) C++
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ISEB
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.14%) hybris
2 2 (4.76%) Cadence
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
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