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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 40 65 76
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 36 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.93% 1.91% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 2.32% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 5
Median daily rate £394 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.66%
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 £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
735 1248 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.24% 82.16% 76.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 615 623
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.39% -13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.96 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.38 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 2016, 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 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (53.23%) BDD
3 26 (41.94%) SQL
4 22 (35.48%) Scrum
5 21 (33.87%) Kanban
5 21 (33.87%) JIRA
6 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
8 15 (24.19%) Python
8 15 (24.19%) Java
9 14 (22.58%) User Experience
10 13 (20.97%) Web Services
10 13 (20.97%) XML
11 12 (19.35%) Oracle
12 11 (17.74%) Migration
12 11 (17.74%) JBoss
12 11 (17.74%) MS Visio
13 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
13 10 (16.13%) Data Migration
13 10 (16.13%) QA
13 10 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (16.13%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
14 9 (14.52%) Defect Management
14 9 (14.52%) Wireframes
14 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (14.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
14 9 (14.52%) Java EE
14 9 (14.52%) SoapUI
14 9 (14.52%) SOA

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 11 (17.74%) JBoss
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) GIS
1 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.45%) QGIS
2 4 (6.45%) Spatial Data
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) JIRA
2 9 (14.52%) SoapUI
3 7 (11.29%) Selenium
4 6 (9.68%) Cucumber
4 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) Publishing
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Electronics
2 1 (1.61%) Local Government
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (59.68%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Business Analyst
3 15 (24.19%) Test Analyst
4 14 (22.58%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (19.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (14.52%) Developer
6 9 (14.52%) Developer in Test
7 8 (12.90%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (12.90%) Java Developer
8 5 (8.06%) QA Tester
8 5 (8.06%) Tester
9 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
9 4 (6.45%) QA Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) QA Automation Tester
9 4 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Product Owner
11 2 (3.23%) Digital Product Owner
11 2 (3.23%) Digital Transformation
11 2 (3.23%) GIS Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) Web Services
1 13 (20.97%) XML
2 9 (14.52%) Java EE
2 9 (14.52%) JMS
2 9 (14.52%) SOAP
2 9 (14.52%) XSLT
3 5 (8.06%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.45%) PostGIS
5 2 (3.23%) Apache CXF
5 2 (3.23%) JPA
5 2 (3.23%) JSF
5 2 (3.23%) RichFaces
6 1 (1.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) User Experience
2 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (53.23%) BDD
3 22 (35.48%) Scrum
4 21 (33.87%) Kanban
5 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
7 11 (17.74%) Migration
8 10 (16.13%) Data Migration
8 10 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
8 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Defect Management
9 9 (14.52%) SOA
9 9 (14.52%) Wireframes
10 8 (12.90%) Product Management
11 7 (11.29%) Domain-Driven Design
12 6 (9.68%) BPMN
12 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
12 6 (9.68%) Project Management
12 6 (9.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) SQL
2 15 (24.19%) Java
2 15 (24.19%) Python
3 9 (14.52%) C
3 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) ISEB
2 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) APMP
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
2 5 (8.06%) Data Quality
2 5 (8.06%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) Twitter