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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 48 52 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.53% 2.66% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 3.25% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 8
Median daily rate £375 £350 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
657 1139 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.06% 81.77% 80.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 584 553
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £19.02 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.59% -59.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £15.25 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £73.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 January 2017, 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 54 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) BDD
3 22 (38.60%) Scrum
4 21 (36.84%) SQL
4 21 (36.84%) Kanban
5 18 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (26.32%) JIRA
7 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
8 12 (21.05%) Python
8 12 (21.05%) Java
9 11 (19.30%) User Experience
10 10 (17.54%) Oracle
11 9 (15.79%) Migration
11 9 (15.79%) Web Services
11 9 (15.79%) XML
11 9 (15.79%) JBoss
11 9 (15.79%) MS Visio
12 8 (14.04%) Linux
12 8 (14.04%) GIS
12 8 (14.04%) Data Migration
12 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
12 8 (14.04%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (14.04%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
13 7 (12.28%) Defect Management
13 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
13 7 (12.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
13 7 (12.28%) QA
13 7 (12.28%) Java EE
13 7 (12.28%) TDD

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 9 (15.79%) JBoss
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) GIS
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.26%) QGIS
3 3 (5.26%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) JIRA
2 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
3 6 (10.53%) Selenium
4 5 (8.77%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Publishing
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Local Government
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (59.65%) Analyst
2 20 (35.09%) Business Analyst
3 13 (22.81%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (21.05%) Test Analyst
5 10 (17.54%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Developer
6 7 (12.28%) Developer in Test
7 6 (10.53%) Java Developer
8 5 (8.77%) Scrum Master
9 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
9 3 (5.26%) Product Owner
9 3 (5.26%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) QA Automation Tester
9 3 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
9 3 (5.26%) Tester
10 2 (3.51%) Data Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Web Services
1 9 (15.79%) XML
2 7 (12.28%) Java EE
2 7 (12.28%) JMS
2 7 (12.28%) SOAP
2 7 (12.28%) XSLT
3 4 (7.02%) Velocity
4 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.26%) PostGIS
5 2 (3.51%) Apache CXF
5 2 (3.51%) JPA
5 2 (3.51%) JSF
5 2 (3.51%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) User Experience
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) BDD
3 22 (38.60%) Scrum
4 21 (36.84%) Kanban
5 18 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
7 9 (15.79%) Migration
8 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
8 8 (14.04%) Data Migration
8 8 (14.04%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
9 7 (12.28%) Automated Testing
9 7 (12.28%) BPMN
9 7 (12.28%) Defect Management
9 7 (12.28%) Manual Testing
9 7 (12.28%) SOA
9 7 (12.28%) TDD
9 7 (12.28%) UML
10 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 6 (10.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 12 (21.05%) Java
2 12 (21.05%) Python
3 7 (12.28%) C
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) ISEB
2 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) APMP
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 5 (8.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (5.26%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) Twitter