The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 31 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.42% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
Average daily rate
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£369 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
956 733 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.75% 71.17% 67.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 353 331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.42 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
User Stories
Scotland

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 47 (70.15%) Use Case
2 28 (41.79%) Workflow
3 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (38.81%) BPMN
4 20 (29.85%) UML
5 18 (26.87%) MS Visio
5 18 (26.87%) Data Modelling
6 15 (22.39%) WCAG
6 15 (22.39%) Content Management
7 14 (20.90%) Scrum
8 12 (17.91%) Process Management
9 10 (14.93%) CRM
9 10 (14.93%) Java
9 10 (14.93%) Java EE
10 9 (13.43%) Data Migration
10 9 (13.43%) Migration
11 8 (11.94%) SOA
11 8 (11.94%) BDD
11 8 (11.94%) Document Management
12 7 (10.45%) JIRA
12 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (8.96%) DSDM
13 6 (8.96%) Oracle
13 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (7.46%) SQL
14 5 (7.46%) JBoss
14 5 (7.46%) Web Development
15 4 (5.97%) JSON
15 4 (5.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 4 (5.97%) Axure RP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (26.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Informix
1 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) JIRA
2 4 (5.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (5.97%) Axure RP
3 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.99%) Selenium
5 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
1 4 (5.97%) Billing
2 3 (4.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Analyst
2 26 (38.81%) Business Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Senior Business Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Architect
6 9 (13.43%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (11.94%) Developer
7 8 (11.94%) ScrumMaster
8 7 (10.45%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) UML Business Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Architect
10 4 (5.97%) UI Developer
10 4 (5.97%) UI Programmer
11 3 (4.48%) Security Solutions Architect
11 3 (4.48%) Security Architect
12 2 (2.99%) IT Business Analyst
12 2 (2.99%) Perl Developer
12 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
12 2 (2.99%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) Java EE
2 4 (5.97%) JSON
3 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 3 (4.48%) CSS
3 3 (4.48%) RichFaces
4 2 (2.99%) Velocity
5 1 (1.49%) Drools
5 1 (1.49%) .NET
5 1 (1.49%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.49%) SOAP
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
5 1 (1.49%) XML
5 1 (1.49%) XSLT
5 1 (1.49%) EDI
5 1 (1.49%) JSF
5 1 (1.49%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.49%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.49%) Statistics
1 1 (1.49%) Informatics
1 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
1 1 (1.49%) Open Source
1 1 (1.49%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) Use Case
2 28 (41.79%) Workflow
3 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (38.81%) BPMN
4 20 (29.85%) UML
5 18 (26.87%) Data Modelling
6 15 (22.39%) Content Management
7 14 (20.90%) Scrum
8 12 (17.91%) Process Management
9 10 (14.93%) CRM
10 9 (13.43%) Migration
10 9 (13.43%) Data Migration
11 8 (11.94%) BDD
11 8 (11.94%) SOA
11 8 (11.94%) Document Management
12 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (8.96%) DSDM
13 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (7.46%) Web Development
15 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) Java
2 5 (7.46%) SQL
3 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.48%) Perl
4 2 (2.99%) C
4 2 (2.99%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) VB6
5 1 (1.49%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.49%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) VBScript
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) ISEB
1 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.39%) WCAG
2 1 (1.49%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) JBoss
3 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.49%) Cadence
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £54,000 per annum (23 Month Fixed Term Contract)
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