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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 61 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.18% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£369 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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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
891 800 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.81% 71.88% 68.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 381 355
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 22
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +8.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 September 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 September 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 26 (60.47%) Use Case
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (37.21%) Workflow
4 15 (34.88%) BPMN
5 11 (25.58%) MS Visio
5 11 (25.58%) Data Modelling
5 11 (25.58%) UML
6 10 (23.26%) Scrum
6 10 (23.26%) WCAG
7 9 (20.93%) Content Management
8 8 (18.60%) User Experience
9 6 (13.95%) DSDM
10 5 (11.63%) Process Management
10 5 (11.63%) Web Development
10 5 (11.63%) BDD
10 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.30%) Analytics
11 4 (9.30%) Billing
11 4 (9.30%) CRM
11 4 (9.30%) Java
12 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
12 3 (6.98%) HTML
12 3 (6.98%) CSS
12 3 (6.98%) JIRA
12 3 (6.98%) Refactoring
12 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
12 3 (6.98%) Migration
12 3 (6.98%) Publishing
12 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Applications
1 11 (25.58%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
General
1 4 (9.30%) Billing
2 3 (6.98%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
2 17 (39.53%) Business Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) ScrumMaster
4 6 (13.95%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Business Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) UML Business Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Developer
7 3 (6.98%) UI Programmer
7 3 (6.98%) UI Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.65%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.33%) Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) HTML
1 3 (6.98%) CSS
2 2 (4.65%) Velocity
2 2 (4.65%) Java EE
3 1 (2.33%) EDI
3 1 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) XSLT
3 1 (2.33%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) JSF
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.33%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) Informatics
3 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Health Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Use Case
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (37.21%) Workflow
4 15 (34.88%) BPMN
5 11 (25.58%) Data Modelling
5 11 (25.58%) UML
6 10 (23.26%) Scrum
7 9 (20.93%) Content Management
8 6 (13.95%) DSDM
9 5 (11.63%) Process Management
9 5 (11.63%) Web Development
9 5 (11.63%) BDD
9 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.30%) Analytics
10 4 (9.30%) CRM
11 3 (6.98%) Refactoring
11 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
11 3 (6.98%) Migration
11 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.65%) VB
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) VBScript
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) WCAG
2 1 (2.33%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) JBoss
1 1 (2.33%) Cadence
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