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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 119 113 113
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 25 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.83% 0.46% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.66% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 22
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £398 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.16 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2220 1667 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.36% 69.69% 66.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1299 869 999
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 132 233
Average hourly rate £28.83 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.60 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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
(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
Cambridgeshire +11 11 £450 +26.31% 3
Essex - 7 £318 -
Norfolk - 4 £350 -
Hertfordshire -10 2 £325 -18.75% 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 5
User Stories
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (38.78%) Scrum
1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) E-Commerce
3 12 (24.49%) TDD
3 12 (24.49%) QA
4 10 (20.41%) HTML
4 10 (20.41%) Web Services
5 9 (18.37%) Web Development
6 8 (16.33%) Use Case
6 8 (16.33%) Retail
6 8 (16.33%) UML
6 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
7 7 (14.29%) Java
7 7 (14.29%) RUP
7 7 (14.29%) FatWire
7 7 (14.29%) jQuery
7 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Content Management
8 6 (12.24%) .NET
8 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
9 5 (10.20%) Project Management
9 5 (10.20%) OO
9 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.20%) Finance
10 4 (8.16%) Automotive
10 4 (8.16%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (2.04%) Node.js
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe CQ
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.04%) CMS
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) HTTP
2 2 (4.08%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.04%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) DTS
1 3 (6.12%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
1 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
1 4 (8.16%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.08%) Ant
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.04%) WatiN
3 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) JMeter
3 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (16.33%) Retail
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Automotive
4 3 (6.12%) Legal
5 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Marketing
6 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (65.31%) Analyst
2 21 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Agile Business Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Product Owner
7 3 (6.12%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Architect
9 1 (2.04%) CMS Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) Tester
9 1 (2.04%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) HTML
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 7 (14.29%) jQuery
3 6 (12.24%) .NET
4 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.16%) Ajax
5 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.16%) CSS
5 4 (8.16%) XML
6 3 (6.12%) RESTful
6 3 (6.12%) HTML5
6 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.12%) Struts
6 3 (6.12%) XSD
6 3 (6.12%) DHTML
6 3 (6.12%) Spring MVC
6 3 (6.12%) Spring
6 3 (6.12%) JSF
7 2 (4.08%) XML Schema
7 2 (4.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Taxonomies
1 2 (4.08%) N-Tier
1 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.08%) Open Source
2 1 (2.04%) W3C
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) Solaris
3 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Scrum
1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) E-Commerce
3 12 (24.49%) TDD
4 9 (18.37%) Web Development
5 8 (16.33%) Use Case
5 8 (16.33%) UML
5 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
6 7 (14.29%) RUP
6 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Content Management
7 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.20%) Project Management
8 5 (10.20%) OO
8 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
9 4 (8.16%) OOP
9 4 (8.16%) BDD
9 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.08%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) FQL
5 1 (2.04%) Python
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) ISEB
2 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) FatWire
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) hybris
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Facebook
4 1 (2.04%) Twitter
4 1 (2.04%) Vignette
4 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe
4 1 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.04%) Cadence
Suffolk
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago