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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 56 75 55
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 40 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.02% 0.63% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 0.77% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 16
Median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £285 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.83
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
1095 1170 1018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.70% 81.36% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 615 613
Median daily rate £400 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 18
Median hourly rate £15.82 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £12.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 57 (85.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Scrum
3 28 (41.79%) Web Services
3 28 (41.79%) Kanban
4 25 (37.31%) BDD
5 22 (32.84%) User Experience
6 21 (31.34%) XML
7 18 (26.87%) JIRA
8 17 (25.37%) MS Visio
8 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (22.39%) Wireframes
10 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
11 12 (17.91%) SOA
11 12 (17.91%) SQL
11 12 (17.91%) Selenium
11 12 (17.91%) Disclosure Scotland
11 12 (17.91%) Domain-Driven Design
12 11 (16.42%) JBoss
13 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (13.43%) Java
14 9 (13.43%) Oracle
14 9 (13.43%) Product Management
15 8 (11.94%) Defect Management
15 8 (11.94%) Test Automation
15 8 (11.94%) Java EE
16 7 (10.45%) Business Analysis
16 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
16 7 (10.45%) Use Case
16 7 (10.45%) SoapUI
16 7 (10.45%) WebDriver

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 11 (16.42%) JBoss
2 4 (5.97%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (25.37%) 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 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (26.87%) JIRA
2 12 (17.91%) Selenium
3 7 (10.45%) SoapUI
3 7 (10.45%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.48%) Firebug
5 3 (4.48%) JMeter
6 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (7.46%) Banking
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Publishing
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (62.69%) Analyst
2 31 (46.27%) Business Analyst
3 20 (29.85%) Agile Business Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Designer
7 3 (4.48%) Non-Functional Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.99%) Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Digital Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Product Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Product Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Product Owner
8 2 (2.99%) Project Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (41.79%) Web Services
2 21 (31.34%) XML
3 8 (11.94%) Java EE
4 4 (5.97%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.48%) J2EE
6 2 (2.99%) Drools
6 2 (2.99%) JMS
6 2 (2.99%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) XSLT
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%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) User Experience
2 17 (25.37%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.46%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.99%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
1 3 (4.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (85.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Scrum
3 28 (41.79%) Kanban
4 25 (37.31%) BDD
5 15 (22.39%) Wireframes
6 12 (17.91%) Domain-Driven Design
6 12 (17.91%) SOA
7 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.43%) Product Management
9 8 (11.94%) Defect Management
9 8 (11.94%) Test Automation
10 7 (10.45%) Business Analysis
10 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
10 7 (10.45%) Use Case
11 6 (8.96%) Migration
11 6 (8.96%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.96%) Project Management
12 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.46%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 9 (13.43%) Java
3 3 (4.48%) Python
4 2 (2.99%) C
4 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.99%) ISEB
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (7.46%) QA
3 3 (4.48%) WCAG
4 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) IBM
3 1 (1.49%) ION Trading
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