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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 51 72 45
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -27
Contract jobs citing User Stories 41 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.91% 1.03% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 1.26% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 28
Median daily rate £389 £275 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.45% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £212 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
1165 1188 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.74% 81.37% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 657 585
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 19
Median hourly rate £20.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 63 (85.14%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.95%) Scrum
3 27 (36.49%) Web Services
3 27 (36.49%) Kanban
4 22 (29.73%) BDD
5 21 (28.38%) User Experience
6 19 (25.68%) MS Visio
7 18 (24.32%) XML
8 17 (22.97%) JIRA
8 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (18.92%) Disclosure Scotland
9 14 (18.92%) Selenium
9 14 (18.92%) JBoss
10 13 (17.57%) Wireframes
11 12 (16.22%) Oracle
11 12 (16.22%) SQL
11 12 (16.22%) SOA
12 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
12 11 (14.86%) Use Case
13 10 (13.51%) Domain-Driven Design
13 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
14 9 (12.16%) Content Management
14 9 (12.16%) Business Analysis
14 9 (12.16%) Software Testing
14 9 (12.16%) Java
14 9 (12.16%) Process Management
14 9 (12.16%) Migration
14 9 (12.16%) Defect Management
15 8 (10.81%) UML
15 8 (10.81%) Java EE

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 (18.92%) JBoss
2 4 (5.41%) CMS
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (22.97%) JIRA
2 14 (18.92%) Selenium
3 7 (9.46%) SoapUI
3 7 (9.46%) WebDriver
4 5 (6.76%) Firebug
5 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.05%) JMeter
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Publishing
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (70.27%) Analyst
2 39 (52.70%) Business Analyst
3 23 (31.08%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Designer
7 3 (4.05%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Non-Functional Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) UML Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) UML Business Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.70%) Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Product Business Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.49%) Web Services
2 18 (24.32%) XML
3 8 (10.81%) Java EE
4 4 (5.41%) Apache CXF
4 4 (5.41%) JPA
4 4 (5.41%) JSF
4 4 (5.41%) RichFaces
5 3 (4.05%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.70%) Drools
6 2 (2.70%) J2EE
7 1 (1.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.38%) User Experience
2 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Unix
2 3 (4.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (85.14%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.95%) Scrum
3 27 (36.49%) Kanban
4 22 (29.73%) BDD
5 13 (17.57%) Wireframes
6 12 (16.22%) SOA
7 11 (14.86%) Use Case
8 10 (13.51%) Domain-Driven Design
8 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
9 9 (12.16%) Business Analysis
9 9 (12.16%) Content Management
9 9 (12.16%) Defect Management
9 9 (12.16%) Migration
9 9 (12.16%) Process Management
9 9 (12.16%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.81%) BPMN
10 8 (10.81%) Data Migration
10 8 (10.81%) UML
11 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.46%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) Perl
3 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.70%) ISEB
2 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.41%) QA
3 3 (4.05%) WCAG
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) Oracle
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) IBM
3 1 (1.35%) ION Trading