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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 64 66 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 30 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.96% 1.10% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.37% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 24
Average daily rate £350 £306 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+22.51% -68.72%
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
1253 1168 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 80.05% 74.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 673 542
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 17
Average hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £13.85 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 61 (85.92%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) Scrum
3 26 (36.62%) Web Services
4 25 (35.21%) Kanban
5 23 (32.39%) JIRA
6 20 (28.17%) JBoss
7 19 (26.76%) Oracle
7 19 (26.76%) Selenium
8 18 (25.35%) SOA
9 17 (23.94%) SQL
9 17 (23.94%) BDD
10 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
10 16 (22.54%) Use Case
10 16 (22.54%) Defect Management
11 15 (21.13%) Java
11 15 (21.13%) MS Visio
12 14 (19.72%) Migration
12 14 (19.72%) Process Management
12 14 (19.72%) Content Management
12 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
12 14 (19.72%) Java EE
13 13 (18.31%) BPMN
13 13 (18.31%) Data Migration
13 13 (18.31%) SoapUI
13 13 (18.31%) UML
14 12 (16.90%) Data Modelling
14 12 (16.90%) User Experience
15 11 (15.49%) CRM
15 11 (15.49%) XML
15 11 (15.49%) Unix

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 20 (28.17%) JBoss
2 4 (5.63%) CMS
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (32.39%) JIRA
2 19 (26.76%) Selenium
3 13 (18.31%) SoapUI
4 11 (15.49%) Firebug
5 7 (9.86%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.23%) JMeter
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
1 3 (4.23%) Publishing
2 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (71.83%) Analyst
2 34 (47.89%) Business Analyst
3 17 (23.94%) Agile Business Analyst
4 14 (19.72%) Test Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Tester
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) UML Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) UML Business Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Non-Functional Tester
8 3 (4.23%) Project Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Architect
9 2 (2.82%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.82%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.82%) QA Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (36.62%) Web Services
2 14 (19.72%) Java EE
3 11 (15.49%) XML
4 4 (5.63%) Apache CXF
4 4 (5.63%) JPA
4 4 (5.63%) JSF
4 4 (5.63%) RichFaces
5 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.82%) Drools
6 2 (2.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) User Experience
2 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.82%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Unix
2 3 (4.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (85.92%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.07%) Scrum
3 25 (35.21%) Kanban
4 18 (25.35%) SOA
5 17 (23.94%) BDD
6 16 (22.54%) Defect Management
6 16 (22.54%) Test Automation
6 16 (22.54%) Use Case
7 14 (19.72%) Content Management
7 14 (19.72%) Migration
7 14 (19.72%) Process Management
7 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
8 13 (18.31%) BPMN
8 13 (18.31%) Data Migration
8 13 (18.31%) UML
9 12 (16.90%) Data Modelling
10 11 (15.49%) CRM
10 11 (15.49%) Document Management
10 11 (15.49%) Workflow
11 9 (12.68%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) SQL
2 15 (21.13%) Java
3 1 (1.41%) Perl
3 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.82%) ISEB
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.23%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) WCAG
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) Oracle
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) IBM
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