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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 55 57 69
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing User Stories 18 33 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.15% 2.29% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.75% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 9
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £260 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
709 1201 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.61% 83.17% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 646 633
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £39.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.67 £15.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £70.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) BDD
3 23 (41.07%) Scrum
4 19 (33.93%) Kanban
5 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (25.00%) SQL
6 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
6 13 (23.21%) User Experience
7 11 (19.64%) Business Analysis
8 9 (16.07%) Wireframes
8 9 (16.07%) MS Visio
8 9 (16.07%) JIRA
9 8 (14.29%) TDD
9 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.29%) Project Management
9 8 (14.29%) Web Services
9 8 (14.29%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
10 7 (12.50%) Java
10 7 (12.50%) Python
10 7 (12.50%) QA
11 6 (10.71%) Selenium
11 6 (10.71%) BPMN
11 6 (10.71%) Data Migration
11 6 (10.71%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.71%) Migration
11 6 (10.71%) GIS
11 6 (10.71%) XML
11 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
11 6 (10.71%) Linux
11 6 (10.71%) Exploratory Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.14%) JBoss
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) GIS
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.36%) QGIS
2 3 (5.36%) Spatial Data
3 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.79%) QlikView
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) JIRA
2 6 (10.71%) Selenium
3 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
4 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Publishing
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (62.50%) Analyst
2 24 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Agile Business Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 9 (16.07%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Scrum Master
7 4 (7.14%) Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Developer in Test
7 4 (7.14%) Product Owner
7 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Digital Product Owner
8 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.36%) QA Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (5.36%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) Web Services
2 6 (10.71%) XML
3 4 (7.14%) Velocity
4 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.36%) Java EE
4 3 (5.36%) JMS
4 3 (5.36%) PostGIS
4 3 (5.36%) SOAP
4 3 (5.36%) XSLT
5 1 (1.79%) Apache CXF
5 1 (1.79%) JPA
5 1 (1.79%) JSF
5 1 (1.79%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) User Experience
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.57%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) BDD
3 23 (41.07%) Scrum
4 19 (33.93%) Kanban
5 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
7 11 (19.64%) Business Analysis
8 9 (16.07%) Wireframes
9 8 (14.29%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
9 8 (14.29%) Project Management
9 8 (14.29%) TDD
10 6 (10.71%) Automated Testing
10 6 (10.71%) BPMN
10 6 (10.71%) Data Migration
10 6 (10.71%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (10.71%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Migration
10 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
10 6 (10.71%) Product Management
11 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) Java
2 7 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (5.36%) C
3 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) ISEB
2 3 (5.36%) APMP
2 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 6 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (5.36%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.79%) Tableau
4 1 (1.79%) Talend
4 1 (1.79%) Twitter
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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