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 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 47 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 35 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.33% 1.30% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 1.58% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 6
Median daily rate £385 £394 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £355 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
849 1394 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.78% 82.44% 76.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 745 538
Median daily rate £388 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 10
Median hourly rate £43.00 £15.75 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.01% -0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 September 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 26 September 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 68 (90.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) Scrum
3 32 (42.67%) BDD
4 29 (38.67%) Kanban
5 28 (37.33%) Web Services
6 27 (36.00%) XML
7 25 (33.33%) SQL
8 23 (30.67%) JIRA
9 22 (29.33%) MS Visio
9 22 (29.33%) User Experience
10 18 (24.00%) Java
11 17 (22.67%) Python
12 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
12 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (21.33%) Wireframes
13 15 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (20.00%) SOA
14 14 (18.67%) JBoss
15 13 (17.33%) Oracle
16 12 (16.00%) Test Automation
16 12 (16.00%) Domain-Driven Design
16 12 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
17 11 (14.67%) Defect Management
17 11 (14.67%) SoapUI
17 11 (14.67%) Java EE
18 10 (13.33%) XSLT
18 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
18 10 (13.33%) C
18 10 (13.33%) SOAP
18 10 (13.33%) JMS

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 14 (18.67%) JBoss
2 1 (1.33%) CMS
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (29.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.00%) GIS
3 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) QGIS
4 1 (1.33%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (30.67%) JIRA
2 11 (14.67%) SoapUI
3 7 (9.33%) Selenium
4 5 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (8.00%) Banking
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Local Government
4 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (61.33%) Analyst
2 28 (37.33%) Business Analyst
3 18 (24.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 15 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 15 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 13 (17.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Developer
6 8 (10.67%) Developer in Test
6 8 (10.67%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Product Owner
7 4 (5.33%) UX Designer
8 3 (4.00%) Digital Product Owner
8 3 (4.00%) Tester
9 2 (2.67%) Architect
9 2 (2.67%) Digital Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Digital Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Digital Transformation
9 2 (2.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.67%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (37.33%) Web Services
2 27 (36.00%) XML
3 11 (14.67%) Java EE
4 10 (13.33%) JMS
4 10 (13.33%) SOAP
4 10 (13.33%) XSLT
5 3 (4.00%) J2EE
6 2 (2.67%) Drools
6 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.33%) .NET
7 1 (1.33%) Apache CXF
7 1 (1.33%) JPA
7 1 (1.33%) JSF
7 1 (1.33%) PostGIS
7 1 (1.33%) RichFaces
7 1 (1.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) User Experience
2 15 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (90.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) Scrum
3 32 (42.67%) BDD
4 29 (38.67%) Kanban
5 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (21.33%) Wireframes
6 15 (20.00%) SOA
7 12 (16.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 12 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (14.67%) Defect Management
9 9 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 9 (12.00%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Business Analysis
10 8 (10.67%) Product Management
10 8 (10.67%) Project Management
11 7 (9.33%) Migration
11 7 (9.33%) Process Management
11 7 (9.33%) UML
12 6 (8.00%) BPMN
12 6 (8.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) SQL
2 18 (24.00%) Java
3 17 (22.67%) Python
4 10 (13.33%) C
4 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
5 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) ISEB
1 5 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.33%) QA
3 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.33%) IBM
3 1 (1.33%) ION Trading