The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 54 70 59
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 39 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.74% 1.04% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 1.31% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 12
Average daily rate £350 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £218 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £45.00
User Stories
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1164 1071 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.57% 73.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 592 444
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Edinburgh region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Edinburgh region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (58.06%) Scrum
3 25 (40.32%) Web Services
3 25 (40.32%) Kanban
4 19 (30.65%) JIRA
5 17 (27.42%) Oracle
5 17 (27.42%) JBoss
6 16 (25.81%) Selenium
7 14 (22.58%) SQL
7 14 (22.58%) Defect Management
8 13 (20.97%) Java
8 13 (20.97%) MS Visio
8 13 (20.97%) Test Automation
9 12 (19.35%) SoapUI
9 12 (19.35%) User Experience
9 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
9 12 (19.35%) Java EE
9 12 (19.35%) SOA
9 12 (19.35%) UML
10 11 (17.74%) XML
10 11 (17.74%) Unix
10 11 (17.74%) Migration
10 11 (17.74%) Content Management
10 11 (17.74%) BPMN
10 11 (17.74%) Use Case
10 11 (17.74%) Firebug
11 10 (16.13%) Data Migration
11 10 (16.13%) Document Management
11 10 (16.13%) Workflow
11 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 17 (27.42%) JBoss
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) JIRA
2 16 (25.81%) Selenium
3 12 (19.35%) SoapUI
4 11 (17.74%) Firebug
5 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.84%) JMeter
7 2 (3.23%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (77.42%) Analyst
2 35 (56.45%) Business Analyst
3 22 (35.48%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) UML Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) UML Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Product Owner
8 2 (3.23%) Project Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) QA Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.32%) Web Services
2 12 (19.35%) Java EE
3 11 (17.74%) XML
4 4 (6.45%) Apache CXF
4 4 (6.45%) JPA
4 4 (6.45%) JSF
4 4 (6.45%) RichFaces
5 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) User Experience
2 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Unix
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (58.06%) Scrum
3 25 (40.32%) Kanban
4 14 (22.58%) Defect Management
5 13 (20.97%) Test Automation
6 12 (19.35%) SOA
6 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
6 12 (19.35%) UML
7 11 (17.74%) BPMN
7 11 (17.74%) Content Management
7 11 (17.74%) Migration
7 11 (17.74%) Use Case
8 10 (16.13%) CRM
8 10 (16.13%) Data Migration
8 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling
8 10 (16.13%) Document Management
8 10 (16.13%) Process Management
8 10 (16.13%) Workflow
9 9 (14.52%) BDD
10 8 (12.90%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) SQL
2 13 (20.97%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.84%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) WCAG
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.61%) Twitter