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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 60 74 61
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.30% 0.96% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.18% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 6
Median daily rate £358 £405 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £360 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £448 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.49% -12.93%
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
968 1354 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.45% 81.22% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 725 521
Median daily rate £375 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.75 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.84% -0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 August 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 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) Scrum
3 28 (41.79%) BDD
4 27 (40.30%) Kanban
5 26 (38.81%) Web Services
6 24 (35.82%) XML
7 21 (31.34%) User Experience
8 20 (29.85%) SQL
8 20 (29.85%) JIRA
9 19 (28.36%) MS Visio
10 16 (23.88%) Wireframes
11 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (20.90%) SOA
12 14 (20.90%) Java
13 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
13 13 (19.40%) JBoss
13 13 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (17.91%) Domain-Driven Design
14 12 (17.91%) Python
14 12 (17.91%) Oracle
15 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
15 10 (14.93%) Java EE
15 10 (14.93%) Defect Management
16 9 (13.43%) Disclosure Scotland
16 9 (13.43%) SoapUI
16 9 (13.43%) Product Management
17 8 (11.94%) JMS
17 8 (11.94%) XSLT
17 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
17 8 (11.94%) C

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 13 (19.40%) JBoss
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (28.36%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.48%) GIS
3 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) QGIS
4 1 (1.49%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (29.85%) JIRA
2 9 (13.43%) SoapUI
3 7 (10.45%) Selenium
4 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (7.46%) Banking
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Publishing
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
2 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (58.21%) Analyst
2 25 (37.31%) Business Analyst
3 17 (25.37%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Developer in Test
6 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Tester
8 4 (5.97%) Designer
8 4 (5.97%) UX Designer
9 2 (2.99%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.99%) Business Data Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Development Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Non-Functional Tester
9 2 (2.99%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.99%) Test Development Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.81%) Web Services
2 24 (35.82%) XML
3 10 (14.93%) Java EE
4 8 (11.94%) JMS
4 8 (11.94%) SOAP
4 8 (11.94%) XSLT
5 3 (4.48%) J2EE
6 2 (2.99%) Drools
6 2 (2.99%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.49%) .NET
7 1 (1.49%) Apache CXF
7 1 (1.49%) JPA
7 1 (1.49%) JSF
7 1 (1.49%) PostGIS
7 1 (1.49%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.34%) User Experience
2 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.96%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) Scrum
3 28 (41.79%) BDD
4 27 (40.30%) Kanban
5 16 (23.88%) Wireframes
6 14 (20.90%) SOA
7 13 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (17.91%) Domain-Driven Design
9 10 (14.93%) Defect Management
9 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
10 9 (13.43%) Product Management
11 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Migration
11 7 (10.45%) Process Management
11 7 (10.45%) Use Case
12 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
12 6 (8.96%) Content Management
12 6 (8.96%) Data Migration
12 6 (8.96%) UML
13 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 14 (20.90%) Java
3 12 (17.91%) Python
4 8 (11.94%) C
4 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) Perl
5 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) ISEB
2 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.99%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.97%) QA
3 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.91%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) IBM
3 1 (1.49%) ION Trading