The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 41 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 37 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.88% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 0.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 0
Average daily rate £330 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
926 525 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.01% 70.28% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 237 406
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +154.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
Scotland

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014, 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 25 (51.02%) Use Case
2 21 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.69%) Java
4 16 (32.65%) Scrum
4 16 (32.65%) Workflow
5 14 (28.57%) SOA
6 12 (24.49%) JBoss
6 12 (24.49%) BPMN
7 11 (22.45%) Java EE
8 10 (20.41%) Selenium
9 9 (18.37%) BDD
9 9 (18.37%) Content Management
9 9 (18.37%) UML
9 9 (18.37%) SQL
9 9 (18.37%) Oracle
10 8 (16.33%) Data Modelling
10 8 (16.33%) WCAG
11 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 7 (14.29%) JIRA
11 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
11 7 (14.29%) Process Management
12 6 (12.24%) Migration
12 6 (12.24%) Document Management
12 6 (12.24%) CRM
12 6 (12.24%) DSDM
12 6 (12.24%) Data Migration
13 4 (8.16%) SOAP
13 4 (8.16%) Web Services

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (6.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Informix
1 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Selenium
2 7 (14.29%) JIRA
3 4 (8.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (8.16%) Axure RP
3 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.04%) Ant
5 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.04%) Maven
5 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
1 3 (6.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Test Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) Architect
6 7 (14.29%) ScrumMaster
6 7 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (12.24%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (10.20%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (8.16%) Developer
10 3 (6.12%) Security Architect
10 3 (6.12%) Security Solutions Architect
11 2 (4.08%) Senior Architect
11 2 (4.08%) Agile Business Analyst
11 2 (4.08%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 2 (4.08%) Perl Developer
12 1 (2.04%) QA Tester
12 1 (2.04%) Lead Business Analyst
12 1 (2.04%) SOA Architect
12 1 (2.04%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) Java EE
2 4 (8.16%) JSON
2 4 (8.16%) Drools
2 4 (8.16%) SOAP
2 4 (8.16%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) Velocity
4 2 (4.08%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) RichFaces
5 1 (2.04%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.04%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) EPoS
1 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) UNIX
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Use Case
2 21 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.65%) Scrum
3 16 (32.65%) Workflow
4 14 (28.57%) SOA
5 12 (24.49%) BPMN
6 9 (18.37%) BDD
6 9 (18.37%) UML
6 9 (18.37%) Content Management
7 8 (16.33%) Data Modelling
8 7 (14.29%) Process Management
8 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.24%) Data Migration
9 6 (12.24%) Document Management
9 6 (12.24%) Migration
9 6 (12.24%) DSDM
9 6 (12.24%) CRM
10 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) Java
2 9 (18.37%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) Perl
4 2 (4.08%) C
5 1 (2.04%) XPath
5 1 (2.04%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ISEB
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) WCAG
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) JBoss
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.04%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Cadence
Edinburgh
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago