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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 77 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 16 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.93% 1.42% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +4.16%
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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
1348 945 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.55% 78.75% 73.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 520 383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -27.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015, 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 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
3 8 (25.81%) Data Modelling
3 8 (25.81%) User Experience
4 7 (22.58%) BPMN
4 7 (22.58%) UML
4 7 (22.58%) Web Services
4 7 (22.58%) Use Case
5 6 (19.35%) Kanban
5 6 (19.35%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Content Management
6 5 (16.13%) Document Management
6 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) CRM
6 5 (16.13%) Process Management
6 5 (16.13%) Workflow
7 4 (12.90%) Project Management
7 4 (12.90%) XML
8 3 (9.68%) Banking
8 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Finance
8 3 (9.68%) JIRA
8 3 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (9.68%) Axure RP
8 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 2 (6.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
1 3 (9.68%) Axure RP
2 2 (6.45%) JMeter
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Analyst
2 17 (54.84%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) User Experience Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Product Owner
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Solutions Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) JSF
4 1 (3.23%) JPA
4 1 (3.23%) Apache CXF
4 1 (3.23%) RichFaces
4 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Online Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) Data Modelling
4 7 (22.58%) UML
4 7 (22.58%) Use Case
4 7 (22.58%) BPMN
5 6 (19.35%) Kanban
5 6 (19.35%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) CRM
6 5 (16.13%) Process Management
6 5 (16.13%) Workflow
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Content Management
6 5 (16.13%) Document Management
7 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
1 1 (3.23%) Planview
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